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

  1. RRob

    RRob Been here awhile

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    642
    Location:
    Gore, VA (N39.2900 W78.3400)
    Cheers
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  2. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    Location:
    Westby Wisconsin
    Thanks! Thats what I was thinking about doing. There isn't really anything up there besides that to mount anything too. I'm planning on insulating mine. I'll probably use electrical tape, I think thats what people use right?
    I bought an extra set of grips so I'd have two throttle grips.
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  3. goblin

    goblin pig rider

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    I got my corbin the other day had some fit issues but got it sorted out. Went for a 50 mi.loop yesterday and I must say it is by far one of the best things I have done to this bike. Happy trails.
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  4. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Location:
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Well, I picked up my new XR-l on Saturday, and luckily the weather was good, so I rode from the dealer near my dad's in NJ to my home in Virginia, about 160 miles. Bike ran awesome, and got roughly 150 mpg. It idles a little higher than I would like, so I'll adjust that before the next ride.

    Got a call from FMF, they don't make the exhaust I used to have (Ti-4 17" AMA). They only make the Ti-4 in the louder 14" (hard to believe the thing could be louder! :eek1 )

    Not sure about mods - the only thing so far is an XRs-Only temp dip stick - which was a great addition the first time. Just happy to be back on an XR-L!
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  5. goblin

    goblin pig rider

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    You did mean 150mi per tank?
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  6. RRob

    RRob Been here awhile

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    642
    Location:
    Gore, VA (N39.2900 W78.3400)
    Welcome back fellow Virginia XRL rider.:clap
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  7. Brucasso

    Brucasso Been here awhile

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    Here's the black beast..

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  8. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    Location:
    Western Piedmont, NC
    Here's Clifford, the big red dog, in the forest of North Carolina. He has a K&N filter and a DG skiplate.

    View attachment 66444
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  9. scootertrash

    scootertrash Mobile Homie

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    "My leg's tired, let's live here."
    that is very badass! in a Mad Max sort of way, makes my DR look kinda girly..
    I'm saving the pic and thinking I might get a black IMS and paint my plastics...
    BTW, what front fender is that? and what paint did you use on the sidecovers? does it hold up pretty well? thanks, Bill
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  10. scootertrash

    scootertrash Mobile Homie

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    "My leg's tired, let's live here."
    Any of you XRL'ers have big miles on your bikes? The XRL was a very close 2nd to the DR. I think it's a better bike offroad and if there are mods that enhance the engine longevity, I could see myself on one down the road...I'm a sucka for big thumpa's...:D
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  11. chain

    chain Long timer

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    Location:
    Central IL
    how about a plated 97xr600 r?


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  12. Brucasso

    Brucasso Been here awhile

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    It's a Maier Xrl front and a XR600 rear. Been using a lacquer flat black on the panels, just every once in a while I'll take them off and paint them. It holds up the best so far. I don't feel like relocating the battery and going w/ xr600 sides. I need to change out the front, may go with a Yz,crf,ktm. I need to find one that bolts up, I've seen YZ and CRF's used.


    I ride with this dude and we tend to freak people out with the color

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    Thanks


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  13. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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    Location:
    WV
    Only 9300 on mine so far but I plan on seeing ALOT more before this gets retired. I have heard of XRLs with like 30000 or better.

    Brutus I like that black I plan on doing mine someday in black, with the ktm front fender.
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  14. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    Location:
    Kansas City

    Not big miles, but a few[​IMG]
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  15. QuickMule

    QuickMule Half-fast Adventurer

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    Location:
    Baja, Arizona
    Why not - it's pretty much the exact same bike. :evil

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  16. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Location:
    Kalifornia
    I love this bike and have always wanted one, but I've always been afraid to commit. I'm afraid I'll be disappointed by the power. It weighs more than my KLX400SR and has about the same power.

    The XR650R and the KTM LC4 are very attractive, but there is something in the L model that does it for me, mabey its simplicity.

    The KLX400 is a nice bike, but It's a bit short legged for the longer stretches. I am looking for a dirt oriented bike so the KLR and the DR are out.

    Any opinions?

    Thanx Dan
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  17. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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    Get the XRL if you like it, there are a few ways to improve it for the long trips. The thing about the 650s power is the torque, you can lug it down like a diesel truck. I love mine I wish I would have bought one a long time ago, I will always have one from now on. There are other bikes in the garage but there will be a XRL in there somewhere.
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  18. RRob

    RRob Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Gore, VA (N39.2900 W78.3400)
    I've been wanting to try exhaust tape on my XRL's pipe in an effort to reduce oil temp, cover rust spots and reduce pant leg burn. Does anyone(Brutus61, Treadmarks) have any feedback? Does it look like crap after it gets muddy?

    Oil Temp Survey: Post your observed oil temps please.

    250 F highway cruise, 300(!) F aggressive trail riding
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  19. TREADMARKS

    TREADMARKS Been here awhile

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    Aug 5, 2003
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    Location:
    Treasure Coast, FL
    Mine cleans right off, whenever I get around to washing it.
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  20. CoSnipe

    CoSnipe Projectile manager

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    Oddometer:
    155
    Location:
    Colorado



    Actually about the same temps here,dont use heat tape never really thought about it.
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