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

  1. FlatlandKSBrett

    FlatlandKSBrett Been here awhile

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    Salina, ks
    So I got my motor back in after a new counter shaft and a new connecting rod. After about a 10 mile shake down ride all is well. This motor has never been this quite. I'm super impressed.

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  2. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    San Francisco,Ca.
  3. desert sled

    desert sled trail rider

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    Location:
    fringe of riverside,ca.
    20191117_094354.jpeg 20191117_094853.jpeg 20191117_095147.jpeg
    went out for a little ride this morning , always like to ride by the airport and see whats going on , fire tanker support trailer and tower , big shipping company in town , still a good mix of firefighting aircraft parked around for late in the season , but we seem to have a hot week or so just before thanksgiving
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  4. desert sled

    desert sled trail rider

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    20191117_110442.jpeg was feeling so good that next photo was here just past onyx summit on the way to big bear ... looking north
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  5. desert sled

    desert sled trail rider

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    fringe of riverside,ca.
    20191117_112655.jpeg 20191117_112638 (1).jpeg 20191117_115957.jpeg 20191117_120531.jpeg first one is baldwin lake looking west , 2nd the road that goes to pioneertown looking southeast , 3-4 ride around north side of big bear lake
    bbbrrrraaaaaappppp
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  6. desert sled

    desert sled trail rider

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    fringe of riverside,ca.
    20191117_124024.jpeg 20191117_124034.jpeg first one is looking south and san bernardino and big airport down the hill , in the far distance is the orange county mts. , cleveland nat'l forest , 2nd pic is looking west and greater l. a. area and l. a. nat'l forest in mountains background ... really good listening-in to all of the tech-talk thanks for the info and pics ... have a good week all of you effing effers ha!!!
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  7. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Long timer

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    Yep the xrl engine is about 50kg on it’s own

    The crf450r engine by comparison is only 29kg.

    Massive massive difference
  8. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Long timer

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    Jesus you guys are lucky in the US. Such awesome riding available and free.
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  9. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Just an FYI, all those photos desert sled posted are on(or on the edge of) public highways. But to your point, yes, there is some nice off highway riding in the US.
  10. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Long timer

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    Bud it’s the combination I was referring to.

    Not just off highway.

    Thanks
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  11. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Long timer

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    An Antonov and an xrl650.

    Lots in common
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  12. ricardoguitars

    ricardoguitars Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Costa Rica
    About the same low end torque and weight.
  13. desert sled

    desert sled trail rider

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    20190628_113118.jpeg Hondafan , this is my friends shop 'performance cycles' , Kiwi Ken has been building baja and hare n hound bikes for quite some time now
    He said 'one way to lighten the xr650l is to drill holes in the motor' , it always makes me laff when i remember that , thanks for the weight comparison , ... yes and that's whats great about the super xr650l , ride it anywhere , like a real adventure bike
    would like to see more of you guys riding pics , ha !
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  14. desert sled

    desert sled trail rider

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    for those who are interested , check out 'Antonov Airlines' i saw them a few years ago at a power-gen expo
    just a guess that industrial equipment/components shipped into long beach and maybe flown to wyoming or central canada
    or who knows ... for more fun check out 'Mammoet'
  15. desert sled

    desert sled trail rider

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    yeah , 20190803_081422.jpeg bwalsh , let's see some riding pics
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  16. coffman300

    coffman300 Long timer

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    Here's a pic from just outside carson city nv yesterday. We did a 107 mile loop of dirt with just a few miles of pavement.
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  17. desert sled

    desert sled trail rider

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    coffman , really like all your pics , would love to explore mts of central nevada ... great countryside !
    have read articles on humboldt-toiyabe nf and also little town of manhattan
  18. coffman300

    coffman300 Long timer

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    If you look me up on youtube ( scoffma300 ) you'll see some our local riding area. Most of the videos are a few years old but we still ride the trails weekly . i just dont use the gopro as much as I used to. I need to get some new footage of El Dorado canyon. It got washed out a couple years ago and looks nothing like whats in my videos. We went through there yesterday and its a workout on the 650l.
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  19. tootallpines

    tootallpines Been here awhile

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    philadelphia
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    Must be the xr stance?!
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  20. Freshdonuts

    Freshdonuts All tortise no hare.

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    Pilot Hill CA, Pop.415
    Ok not a XRL pic but a one handed peace sign wheelie on a kids 16" wheeled bike. image.jpeg
    Ok. Not a kids bike either. It's my pit bike for ripping around the bicycle races.
    I wish I could ride my L like this.