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

  1. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    My used XR came with the Corbin, yanked it of after a few miles and spooned on a Seat Concept kit.

    Corbin was too slick and I didn't like how cramped it made the cockpit.....literally!
  2. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Corbin's the worst. I'll take the stock seat over one any day:wink:
  3. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    It's like the manual chokes of old times. :nod
  4. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    I have a Corbin on my street bike. Thought it was going to be painful, it feels quite hard compared to the stock seat. But to my surprise as I took longer and longer rides, it turned out to feel more comfortable than stock.

    But the XRL has a great stock seat (for one rider - it sucks to ride on the back). After an all day ride, every other part of my body hurts more than my butt.
  5. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #97

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    That.... is the dumbest thing I've heard - well, since your other posts, anyway.





    :wink:
  6. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    I rode Medicine Creeks corbined xrl for a few hours giving him some time on my TE610. He had raised the front 1-1/4" otherwise it shoved you up on the tank, uncomfortably so. It's wide, but firm, AFAIK they build their own pan and they are kinda heavy.
    I had a renazco built for the Husky, it was nice but expensive and kind of a hassle with the waiting list.
    IMHO the seat concepts is the best deal, all day comfortable, quick turnaround and affordably priced. Sorry, you weren't asking about them though, my bad. :D
  7. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    Very Happy wine my 2 Seat Concepts also :deal
  8. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    The red and black one! :clap Why didn't I think of that? :cry

    Happy wine? :ear
  9. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    This seat looks SO comfortable. NOT!!!

    [​IMG]

    This looks like a nut crusher if I've ever seen one. Come to think of it I can't recall seeing one.
  10. dramatime

    dramatime Adventurer

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    Wow I just saw what the new transalps(well all the models look the same) look like. I think IMA move to europe :wings
  11. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    No worries. I appreciate the feedback. The reason I ask is my wife wants me to sell the xrl & get a street only bike so we can do two-up riding. The stock seat kills the rear passenger and the bike really isn't big enough for two anyway. I was just thinking of seat alternatives that might make it tolerable for her. After seeing the pic Steve posted, I'm not interested in Corbin. Thank you to all who've chimed in. You save me $$$.

    All my riding the last couple years has been on the slab and the xrl isn't the ideal street bike although its fun in town. Guess it's going on the sale block after I get the fork oil changed.
  12. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    For affordable two up riding get an older GL1200. 40k miles in the first year and all I replaces was a water pump, a head gasket and a few oil seals.
  13. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    So... changing fork oil on the XRL this afternoon. I've never done it on this bike but have done three others. Two of those were USD's, the other a conventional (DRZ). I had a couple "firsts" in the process.

    #1: The old oil that came out smells like gear oil but is runnier and bluish. I don't remember fork oil, even old stuff, smelling like gear oil.

    #2: Both forks had this set up on top of the spring and just under the cap:
    [​IMG]
    The writing on the mini spring says "eibach 37/96" and "made in Germany". The bigger spring that was under the thin washer looks like it has the same gap between all the coils but looks shorter than I would expect. I've heard about Eibach springs but never seen any or even looked them up on the internet. I'm guessing this bike has a set installed but I'm not sure. Also have no idea about the rating. Is there special oil I need to use? Hope not 'cuz I hadn't planned on spending a bunch of $$$ on high grade oil for a bike I'm planning to sell. The bike is a 1994 model.

    Suggestions? Comments?
  14. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags

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    Can you air up the front forks with a bike pump? If so how much pressure can you put in?
  15. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Yes. 0 to 6 PSI.:dealPer owners manual.
  16. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    You can buy fork oil or a lot of people use automatic transmission fluid.
  17. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Got that already.:clap
  18. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    Yes, you WANT to use a bike pump, no air compressor. Only supposed to put 6 psi max in the forks.
  19. CJSteves

    CJSteves n00b

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    Hi All - Hopefully this isn't too vague or in the wrong place. I'm new to the dual sport world, but I'm looking for a Honda XR650L.

    I've found a 2002 locally with only 2,200 miles on it. Looks very clean, all stock, has not been abused or really ridden very much.

    Owner is asking $3,200, Kelly Blue Book is +/- $2,500. How much on top of the KBB base price is justifiable for the low mileage and good condition?

    Again, hope it's OK to ask this here, ADV Rider has been an invaluable resource so far in this adventure!

    *Edited for typo
  20. v8toilet

    v8toilet Nothing to see here.

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    Honestly it depends on the local market, KBB has little if any bearing on bike values for me.

    My Super Enduro is $6,800 in excellent condition according to KBB. I've seen maybe one for sale ever at that price. Factor in fuel costs and time to acquire one 800-1,000 miles away and paying a bit more in Montana for what a guy is asking less for in California becomes pretty easy math.

    The bike you are looking at is worth whatever the local market will allow it to sell for. Look around locally for other XRL's and do some comparisons. Search other Craigslist and local classifieds. Then make an offer to the seller based on that information. Since you didn't post your location that's all the advice I can give you.