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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. flatfender

    flatfender Been here awhile

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    Here's some lights for cheap and low watts the XR-L can run without trouble.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=674118

    Or you could put an H4 HID bulb in you stock headlight
  2. flatfender

    flatfender Been here awhile

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    I have the 650R forks and a 650L front wheel so I imagine the 650R wheel will work on the 650R forks. Here's my thinking; first you will need the 650R caliper because the rotor is only 240mm and the 650L caliper will not line the pads to the rotor. The R/L axles are identical except the R axle is longer. I had to add the washer off the L rear axle to make the rotor and caliper line up correctly so I'm guessing you might have to play around with spacers or have one cut on a lathe.

    The rear will be more difficult because the R uses a 20mm axle (versus 17mm) and the rotor is 240mm (versus 220mm)

    And you cannot swap rims and hubs 32 versus 36 spokes.
  3. 3girlsdad

    3girlsdad aka FiddyK

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    i think glockpointer is talking about these... you can find them by searching "xr650l handguards" this one in particular is item # 380494508684.

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  4. stnick

    stnick Adventurer

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    I'm seriously considering a center stand. I have tried to reach out to a vendor named Cigar Mike but I'm not getting any replies at all. What do you know about the stand? Do you know if this vendor is still active on this site?
    Are there other sources of stands out there?
    I appreciate your opinions.

    Nick
  5. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Rear hub you can make a sleeve OD 20mm and ID 17. With interference fit.
  6. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle & Jeep Stuff

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    he is Golfing,
    its been 6 months since i talked to him , he was suppose to finish up on the hoglegs for us
  7. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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  8. super samurai

    super samurai Been here awhile

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    flatfender, tell me more about your muffler? i see a down turned tail pipe, what is its size and did you remove the baffle from the end?
    i picked up a second exhast to cut open and modify as the cycle wizard did/ wont reveal any more of these tricks, which i can understand but still gonna try it.
    is it change the tone or quiet it at all? thanks
  9. super samurai

    super samurai Been here awhile

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  10. Malsa1

    Malsa1 YA VAMONOS !!!

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    Is your 30 bucks power steereing cooler still working fine ? Where can I find one ?
  11. flatfender

    flatfender Been here awhile

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    Is that all that's needed? Do the rotors have the same bolt pattern? I found a page once that had all XR250-400-600-650 wheel interchangeablity. Wish I would have saved that.
  12. flatfender

    flatfender Been here awhile

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    Those lights are 500 lumens each and only use 4 watts, and dirt cheap. Deal
  13. super samurai

    super samurai Been here awhile

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    able to tell me more about your muffler, i see it has a turn downed tip.
    is the end still in it?
  14. flatfender

    flatfender Been here awhile

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    I bought a stock XR600R muffler after my Cobra exhaust broke in half. Then I found a Thumper Racing XR650L Baffle at a bike shop but I didn't have my bike with me, when I got home I found out they're not the same baffle....oops. Here's the TR and stock 600R baffle

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    Rather than buying an XR-L muffler I bored out the stock 600R baffle with directions from Kubiak

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    That sounded pretty good but then found a brand new XR-L muffler on ebay so I could use my TR baffle.

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    Then I picked up a used WB E-series muffler

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    I really can't tell the performance difference between the stock muffler with TR baffle, the 600R muffler with a bored out baffle and the WB E-series muffler, and the tone and loudness are about the same too. All are much better than a stoock XR-L/XR600 muffler/baffle for sure. HTH
  15. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    The easiest way to mount them is to get an XR650R. They will bolt up directly.:lol3
  16. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    I like my 600R muffler with the bored out insert. Sounds better than stock but still quiet. I really like the bark of it with the silencer removed, but it's too loud for longer rides. I want to make a turn-down for it to see if it would deflect the sound enough for my taste though.

    I looked for one of those Thumper Racing inserts for the 600R muffler, but no luck...

    Just curious, what's the inner diameter on that Thumper Racing insert?
  17. GlockPointer

    GlockPointer NachosRiflesAlchohol

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    Yup,they's the ones. Does what it says.
  18. Motor2of7

    Motor2of7 Adventurer

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    Just got home from the ride. 586 riders, saw 1 guy got air lifted out and came across another with a possible concussion. The terrain this year seemed to have more sandy sections than last year. I suck at riding in the sand and as others have pointed out the XRL can be a hand full when the front end has a mind of its own. Airing down the front isnt really an option on this ride because one minute you're in foot deep sand and the next minute you're doing 30 over a boulder strewn road with washouts. Overall it's always a good ride and getting to spend some time in Vegas is a great way to recover.

    The new instruments worked great. The Voyager GPS was a life saver on many occasions. We finished day 1 in the dark and the trail markers were hard to see. The GPS provided reassurance that we were on the right track. The ride organizers emphasize that a GPS can't replace a roll chart because the roll chart has other important information. I agree, and we primarily followed the roll chart and used the GPS as reassurance.
    I rode out to Palmdale from the South Bay (south of Los Angeles) at 4:00 AM and the extra wind screen I fabricated offered great protection and then stowed behind the fairing for the ride.
    The roll chart holder was a big improvement over the plastic one I had last year.
    The fairing and instruments didn't affect handling at all, even at freeway speeds, and the extra height of the fairing didn't obstruct my view if the trail.
    Overall it was a great addition to the bike. I will add a separate (and bigger) odometer. I found that I really needed to see the map and odometer at the same time. When the Voyager is on the map screen you can't see the odometer, which means I had to use the odometer on the stock speedo, which worked fine but the stock odometer is down low and the whole reason I did this mod was to bring the critical info up higher in the line of sight. I'll probably add an IMO odo soon.
    Here's a pic showing the fairing on the bike. As soon as I get my bike back from my buddy who trailered it home I'll take a few more pics if anyone is interested.
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  19. XR650L

    XR650L Been here awhile

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  20. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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