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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.
Anybody have one or know where I can find a Revloc Auto clutch for the XRL?
As I read... Cracked or breaking 'subframes' seem to be real when loaded, or over loaded. Yet the bike comes with buddy pegs, Is there a recommended weight limit? Pavement only?
I will not be running pannier racks... Throw over Enduristan Blizzard panniersin in medium (quite small). Medium GL duffel. I do have a Promoto tail rack on my bike. My travel weight will be under (bags/gear/personables) 50 lbs. I have not weighed my kit yet, but I know how I have traveled on other bikes. I do not over load.
Should I be concerned with frame breakage? Should I not take my wife (150 #'s ;-) ) to lunch 40 miles away cause she will snap the frame?
Just seeing what the general consensus is regarding this. I want to play it safe.
Here's what I know.....I'll load my XR up when it does single track in Colorado like I'm headed for a 5 day pick nick. Why? I don't know. Side bags and a top tail bag. Full of clothes and food/beer. I've put over 12K miles on it this way. (18K on the bike total) 3 pistons later, my frame shows no sign of wear. I won't be changing a thing for the next 12k miles either. Well, I hope my piston runs for that long....
I think the weight issue only begins behind the seat. Related to that is why most subframe supports bolt to the passenger pegs.
Honda didn't intend lots of weight to go on the fender. I think the max recommended load is 350lbs (if I remember) carried on the seat and 6lbs (if I remember) on the fender area (i.e. tool bag).
The seat is a bit short for two-up long rides. I'm currently talking to Renazco about building a "6" extended seat if I provide a modified 6" longer seat pan. I figure if I attach a beefy extension to the OEM seat pan correctly, then the weight won't be all that much over the fender, and whatever presses toward the rear has help from my subframe supports.
Another improved-comfort idea is just putting foam in the tool bag and putting on a topside case with back pad for when your wife is on the bike. The back support might help sufficently just in itself.
Up until now, I also found this to be an acceptable solution:
I'm only thinking about the longer seat option now because I'm considering the Renazco, so why not two birds one stone?
Thanks guys. I used the wife on the back as an example. She probably won't see the back of this bike.
I think I will be ok. Throw over Enduristans and a roll duffel mounted lengthwise covering half the seat and the tail rack.
My Rally fairing will not have a ride report anytime soon. I have fitment issues and electrical issues to work through. Not due to the fairing mfg, but being a used bike with different top triple clamp And the wiring harness being hacked, ending any plug & play which it is supposed to be.
To add... I will be away from my bike for two months... back in April. I haven't forgot about you guys, but no progress for awhile.
My tail rack is mounted to the blinker bolt and the seat strap bolts and hangs over the fender and with 45ish lbs on it and riding it ike a motocross bike on a 400 mile all dirt 2 day camping trip i busted the whole rear subframe off. The only thing holding it together was the bolt holding the exhaust on and the seat bolts. Play it safe and reinforce it before it breaks. I've had zero problems since I welded it back together and added the truss and i still carry the same gear and probably ride it harder now than when i busted it . I busted it around 40k miles ago and lots of camping trips since then.
I managed to empty my new Acerbis tank for the first time, at exactly 200 miles it asked for reserve, then I drove 10 more miles to the gas station to fill it up again. I did mostly highway miles with stop and go traffic in between.
How many miles do you get out of yours?.
Holy crap Coffman is that a small village in that duffle?
I tried a pelican 1550 up there like that for a little while when I was commuting and the weight tortured me. Can’t imagine how that would handle, especially with my skills.
Or lack there of.
As always nice ride. Looks ready for the next Mad Max movie.
Lol its not as big as it looks. Its a 80 liter water proof roll top givi bag that is only about half full and most of the space is filled with fluffy stuff like clothes and a pillow and enough mountain house food for 4 days. Around 45ish lbs. I have a msr water bag that i fill up on the last stop for gas on our camping trip because we do 98%off road and don't like to pack that much water all day.
Yeah with all of the weight up high and riding in deep sand i call it luggage whip. It can be a hand full at times but a few hours into the ride i don't really notice it much anymore . Almost every ride is over a 100 miles of dirt so i keep a day bag on the bike all the time with tubes , tools , oil , jacket , and a small tarp . So im use to having extra weight on the back .
Same. I love it.
Someone say XR? Here's 4 of them after a 280 mile day beginning in the sand, up to 10,000' back down to dirt roads and the final resting place in T or C, NM. Also included a pic of the BRP loaded up for a 4 day trip up to Southern, Co.. Sleeping bag and tent in fender bag. Heavier stuff in the saddle bags.
I've got to ask...What in the world happened to that bike that caused it to need 3 pistons in 18,000 miles?
I pushed it a couple of months ago and got 227 miles mostly running to and from work which is a mixture of city/highway and even some county gravel sometimes with minimal stops. I have gone 210 before reserve, but will normally put it on reserve at 200, just to be safe. It wasn't an intentional test to see how far I could go as I was doing a lot of coasting and praying. I also notice my mileage fluctuates a little between summer and winter blends of gas.
I've gone 235 miles on my Clarke 4.7 gallon. Best mileage seems to be riding with advrider groups. When I'm alone the wrist angle changes. 30mph in 3rd, 40mph in 4th seems to be the sweet spot for range.
Worst mileage was in deep FL sand with K270 tires.
My stock piston lasted 20,000 miles. Lots of that was in the lower two gears. It was barely using oil, but I wanted to get closer to 600R torque.
The pitiful stock tank got me 70-75 miles to reserve, 110-115 miles to burnout. First thing I changed was the tank. It did not allow me to enjoy my pig.
I feel very lucky when my Clarke 4.7 takes me 150 miles.
Can we chalk it up to a machine shop that I refuse to set foot into again? Let's just do that. 4k on current piston with zero issues.
On a different note, I have a chance to buy a Buell tomorrow. 2007 XB12. This will be in addition to my XR. Anybody ever ride one?
Stock engine with Dave's mods, riding easy on hard gravel roads. I went 235 miles a few times with just a spit left in my translucent 4.7.
I've never gotten the best mileage on pavement in 5th gear. The L is disaerodynamic.