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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.
Does anyone make a decent front disc guard for these pigs?
Maier makes a front disc guard for the XR600R.
However, I believe you must slightly modify this disc guard to make it fit the XR650L. Check out the following thread.
There are a few guards out there. Not really sure they are any good though. I kind of equate them to metal detectors "the illusion of safety".
This ride was a week out in early May, we had done another in early April. You are correct though, any time that early it can snow on you. The night before that photo we camped near Hart Mtn..... Froze our butts with temps in the teens.
One thing you do not always get more of when you pay big $ for a helmet is safety. A few years agoMotorcyclist Magazine magazine published an article by the renown Harry Hurt, the godfather of motorcycle safety. The two safest helmets were less than $120. A helmet is suspension for your brain, and many Snell helmets are overly compliant-too stiff. Anything over 200Gs and you are in trouble. Many helmets are designed to work effectively way past levels of deceleration the human brain can tolerate. Expensive helmets are generally more comfy, last longer and have better fit-n-finish.
Not sure if anyone follows this but.... I just saw a commercial for the season finale of Burn Notice on USA. There is a screen preview where, I believe the main character, rides an XR650L thru a glass window. Pretty cool. Just thought it was worth mentioning.
If anyone is interested, I have posted the photographs for day 3 of my ride report. The thread is located at the following link.
I've always been a proponent of the OEM Honda organics. I see many different types nowadays on Fleabay offered for next to nothing for a set of front and rear. Any body tried them? Sudco etc....
Try an Airoh ( pronounced Arrow ):
This is my S4, note the weight. A Shoei weights in at 4 pounds and an Arai XD is 3 7/8 pounds. The Airoh is 1/2 pound lighter!
First it is sold on EBay at a great price, under $300 shipped from the UK.
Next it's a great helmet. Very aerodynamic, super quite, the flip down shield works best of all I have had.
And it seems to be more scratch resistant than those of Sheoi and Arai.
The good aero and light weight make it a very comfortable helmet to wear all day long.
The head shape is same as Shoei or Arai and it is sized the same as these as well.
But best of all it's two helmets in one. Three actually. It comes with all the parts to use it with out the bill as a devilish looking street helmet or you can use it without the shield as a MX helmet with goggles.
Another cool feature is the chin strap has a buckle instead of D rings. A HUGE time saver and can be easely hooked up with gloves on.
Deffiently worth a look. I have had mine for a year now. I commute on my bike daily.
I am the wife of rider11x and wanted to let you guys know that Marc passed away this past Friday Eve in a motorcycle accident. He would of wanted me to tell you how much enjoyed talking bike talk with you and to be careful of other drivers around you. I won't be back on here but wanted to let you know that a vehicle crossed in front of him and with all the protective gear he had on, he still didn't survive, So be careful and ride safe an let your loved ones know how much you love them like he did to me everyday.
RIP Rider11x (Marc)
Where were you last night? We were all waiting to see your bike???
Anyway try Ferodo pads. They make an offroad pad that has excellent feel making it difficult to lock up on soft loose surfaces. Now this is an OFFROAD pad. On the street you will need extra stopping distance. I get them here: http://www.indysuperbike.com/
Info here: http://www.ferodo.com/en-gb/Pages/Home.aspx
I am sure I speak for all here in saying our heart felt sorrow for your loss and our prayers go out to you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do for you in this difficult time. Marc has been a great contributor to this site and I am sure he is now in a great and wounderfull place.
He will be missed. I'm not quite sure what to even say...
Ride in peace Marc.
So sorry to hear of your loss. God speed Rider11x.
Prayers sent for You , Your Family and Marc.
oh my god!!!!! prayers to you and your family! Rest in peace marc. im sure your jammin around on your XRL in the forests of heaven above us.
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. May he rest in peace.
He will be missed here. My prayers to you and his family