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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by chriswh86, Nov 19, 2016.
Right on!! Lookin’ good!!
That took like zero time to assemble!
Took the bike alone earlier today to get the box and came home to its carrier!
Looks really slick behind your MINT XR! All that silver really pops!
Must be that Arizona sun!
Just saw this in “bikes packed for trip” thread! Some serious load there..thought I was bad! Cheers!
Boy oh boy, does that look purdy!!
Totally awesome! Are you running 1 x Rotopax or 2?
I just love that about the Sherpax -- the ability to carry 2 whole gallons of extra gas off the bike without any fuss at all. People debate about a couple of 1 or 1.5 liter bottles strapped to the bike, but with 2 Rotopax on the trailer, you've got 7.6 liters! Extra fuel problem SOLVED!
I put two on there. Plus the Clarke 4.7 gal tank, I think I can conservatively say I’ve got at least 250 miles no problem. Probably closer to 300 miles, but I’d never willingly press it that hard. I can roughly ride 1/3 of Baja next January without a fill-up!
It’s now wired up with cheap trailer wire and some eBay LED brake lights. Ordered one set to check the quality (2 strands of 6 LED’s) and then ordered a 2nd set but on the road before the 2nd set arrived. So for now only wired with added brake lights. Others have done a better/nicer job but I was pressed for time.
For what riding I did do locally I can echo everyone else—you don’t know it’s back there!
I do like how that trailer carries extra tires so nicely.
Lookin’ good!!! What all did you put in tote for some weight?
Gold bars of course!
About 30lbs or so!
Plus two full one gallon Rotopax
The bike sure is mint! Many miles on it or did you buy it new?
Lookin mighty fine @Motorius !! Thanks for the pic. Gets me all tingly for when I get mine.
I paid $3500 for it with 3500 miles. Pretty unmolested. I’m 3rd owner. 2nd rode it <150 miles. I think he freaked out and decided to not be a rider. First guy gummed up the switches somehow so replaced those.
My XR650L mods/fixes:
—new CDI (failed 1 mile from home!)
—oil cooler (Sutton)
—used 4.7 gal Clark tank
—heavy springs plus Gold Valves all around
—Eastern Beaver 3 switched power splitter
—USB x 2 in cowl
—used ADVmonster 60 lights
—used skid plate
—light mounting plate
—Moose rear rack
—better pegs & shifter
Putting the heavier suspension really made a huge difference on this bike. No more squishy rocking-horse riding. It’s definitely planted. Right now I have 15/42 gearing in for roads but will drop to 14/42 for Baja ride.
Prototype testing on a couple new ideas has begun! Just back from my fist little test ride with the prototype R1200 GS hitch and "roof rack" attachment on the SherpaX SS. So far the only problem is that I can't stop giggling at how ridiculous this looks.
Ooooooooooo, likey, likey!!
Howdy Gents!! KIPMOTO...way to keep the R&D going!! We are off on another slab run to Spokane. This one might be the house signing closing trip unless the owner is going to stick with his squeelin about his closing costs that he signed off on...FMR!!! We’ll see..been told to be at signing regardless.
So fuel and off we went. Lighter loud but still have enough to camp and tools etc. Just a word about fishtailing trailers. None of it this trip. Our 3700 miler had some in the beginning then went away. This trip nothing but smooth 80-85 mph goodness. So loading I think is the issue. Cheers!!
RE: the fishtailing, where do you concentrate your weight? Low obviously, but towards the front or back?
Say HI to "Spoken" for me...that's where I last lived in the States.