[XRL Owners] What's Your Age?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by hot4tchr, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. walklikeaghost

    walklikeaghost Adventurer

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    I'm 30. Just sold my XRL to a dude a decade older.

    Part of it is that you're asking ADV. Part of it is that the XRL is the heaviest, slowest variant on a platform that's pushing 30 years old. They're rock-solid reliable, require minimal maintenance, and are cheap to fix when they do break. A long production run means huge used parts availability. Those are qualities you'll find near the top of a lot more old guys' lists than young guys' lists, especially when the tradeoff is weight and everything that goes along with it.
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  2. aim2kill

    aim2kill Been here awhile

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    thats basically what i want, only i'd prefer to have pelican luggage and run an aggressive tire. Thanks for the feedback, i get closer to the dl1000 over the 650 every day :evil

    buetimus bike btw :thumb
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  3. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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    I'm 18 had my XR650L since I was 16 :D
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  4. Cordless

    Cordless Two Wheel Addict Supporter

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    Have ridden a XL600 also. First motorcycle was a '78 XL350.
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  5. Fener6

    Fener6 The Container Man

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    have an R6 for the track, which keeps me young :D
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  6. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    I guess I should start shopping for an XRL. :D
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  7. Monday

    Monday Been here awhile

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    I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but I will most likely go with the XR650L. I'm 30, I bought my first dirtbike ever this year (05' CRF 250R) and I want a bike I can ride on the road too. Probably buy mine in a month or two. I've found some really nice ones forsale on here...many of which already have mods/racks/stuff I'd be purchasing anyway.
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  8. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Adventurer

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    Was 39 when I bought it in late 1999.
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  9. aim2kill

    aim2kill Been here awhile

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    they are tons of fun!
    im searching for a CRF450 for more trail work. i drove on and it was a riot, but i prefer my L on the highway.
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  10. TourPros

    TourPros Local wherever I go

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    Im 40 but I have been riding XR's and XL's since the mid 70's
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