XRL owners sign in.

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

  1. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Some feel the need to rake the trail, me, I just ride on the leaves.
  2. 3girlsdad

    3girlsdad aka FiddyK

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    sweet, just scored a new Bell Moto 9 Stunt, black, for $218.99 from denniskirk.com (did price match "beat it by a buck"). this helmet still sells for $350-$450 online. a couple places have it for $219.99. one place even has it for $199.99 http://www.extremesupply.com/product/Brand-Bell/bellmoto9stunthelmets.html!!! but i wanted the black (black only in small at that link, has all other sizes in the "pearl" color).

    not trying to start a helmet debate! just passing on a good deal, after a LOT of research on helmets. only other helmet i considered (b/c of my head shape) is the shoei vfx-w, but it was just too rich for my blood...

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  3. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    hey dudes for those of you recently installing clutches, can anyone tell me what way the numbers face on the actual fiber disks? I cant remember...

    thanks

    christian

    for oem disks...
  4. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Still able to count on XRL Dave also:D
  5. Cumbacheech

    Cumbacheech XRated

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    I didn't raise mine... Should I? :ear The guy who upgraded the springs and put in the Gold valves told me to line it up. It seems to work realy nice but i never tried raising them. Any input welcomed

    BTW Marko the bike looks cool, Very stock looking! or atleast how it should look in stock form...

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    Cheers,

    Cumbacheech
  6. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    I talked to a woman who had a Corbin on her 1988 RT 100 BMW. Her husband had one on his BMW as well. They both traveled extensively on their bikes and said the Corbin was an excellent upgrade over the factory BMW. I was going to get one for my KLX400 (green DRZ) but read too many reports where the seat pan Corbin used would not fit well on most DRZ's/KLX. I's like to hear from somebody who has one on their XRL.:ear
  7. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    All this talk about Corbin Seats reminds me that I have one for the XRL sitting in a box that I'll let go of if someone is interested.

    :deal
  8. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    I have had the Corbin on my bike since 2006. It took about 10,000 miles to fully break it in. Even brand new the seat made the bike more comfortable compared to the stock seat but it is very firm. I like that the seat moves you up on the tank. That is where you should be riding the bike while sitting, in the dirt. It is nice to move back on the wide part of the seat on those long pavement runs to get a break. I ordered the leather seat cover and have been very happy with that. I guess I must think it is OK since it is still on the bike, but I have never recommended it to anyone else.

    If you are concerned about adding weight to your bike, this is not the seat for you. It is very heavy compared to stock. I believe that most would be unhappy with the Corbin made for the XR650L. I took my wife's bike to their shop and had a seat custom made. That is what they were noted for at one time. They made your seat while your ate a free lunch in the dinner and watched it being done through the window. If you did not like something they changed it on the spot..

    Cheers,

    Mike
  9. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    I burned through a pair of pants also. I never had a problem while riding. It would only touch when I stopped and looked back over my left shoulder. I put the stock shield on the header.

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  10. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    Excellent Idea! I liked the nifty FMF one, but it's not in the right spot. I think I can figure out how to mount mine based on the clamps that came with the FMF one.
    Thanks,

    RZ Rob
  11. Cumbacheech

    Cumbacheech XRated

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    Hi Mike,

    Can you post a pic of the mounts? are you using the power bomb? or the hi flow header?

    Cheers,

    Cumbacheech
  12. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    The Renazco might have lowered the seat height even 2 inches. The front is narrower than stock, which really helps too. The back is wider than stock giving a nice big platform to put your rear on when cruising. I'm 5'8" and I just learn to shift off to the side at stop lights and such. Hell, I can't flat foot an MX 80cc machine. Being short is helpful in ruts. You don't fell all waded up. Not so good in really technical areas. If I rode really technical stuff much I would get a trials bike. Most of the time the technical areas is short enough that a well chosen line and the proper application of the I can't get through. Afterall stabbing is for when you've already messed up (I do that too–lots sometimes). Spending time riding slowly, with greatly clutch and brake control is important–more so when you're short:lol3
  13. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Sorry Joe... there's a couple in every crowd! :deal :lol3
    Facts and figures aren't for everyone... :dunno
  14. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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  15. kenny61

    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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    I'll measure mine if you like but what every suspension item Ive ever read says that lowering the forks in the tress will make it more stable straight at speed but less happy to turn. Raising the forks in the trees will make it more nimble but at the cost of high speed stability. keep in mind deepending on how much sag you have in the rear shock it will effect the angle too. so if you are running alot of sag you would not need to have the forks as low in the triples..
    Think chopper , front end high rear low good at straight and speed but bad at turning slow.. all weight on rear. a reverse chopper would do the opposite.. highly recomend race techs suspension bible
  16. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Well , you know , some people just stumble through life.:rofl
  17. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    Not until the garage temp gets above 20 degrees.

    I welded a nut on the side of a section of pipe and then used a couple of clamps to hold that n the pipe. the header is a power bomb. It works well with the 41FCR pumper I put on.

    Cheers
  18. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Stumbling not a problem, it's the falling thats the killer:D
  19. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Usually the falling down is easier than the getting up.
  20. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Actually it's the sudden stop.