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Hey everyone, new forum member here. I recently bought this 1999 XR650L and i must say, its the most fun on a bike iv had in a long time.When i purchased the bike the PO had done some nice mods already=Daves mod on the carb, de smog,larger tank although im not 100% on the manufacturer maybe clarke? oh and heated hand grips! Love those.

I did a few mods myself and i must say im in love with this thing,sounds great esp in parking garages lol. Iv ridden 95% street so far,just around town but iam in vermont so we do have plenty of dirt roads to explore.

Just wanted to introduce myself and say hi.I cant wait to dig in and see what info i can find here.Im sure ill have plenty of Qs in the future.

Thanks!

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nice looking cycle, you'll wanna change the tires before you get into the dirt......

 

over near Albany here

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Looks good. I would suggest ditching the battery, box and hardware and go with a tiny ballistic one mounted under the seat some where. Your bike will feel more "balanced" and you will lose about 9 lbs. Then throw on a side cover off of a xr600r and your good to go. :thumbsup:

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If you plan on hitting some dirt roads ect try a pair of michelin ac10's  front and rear. They work awesome off road with 20 psi front and rear and are not too bad on pavement also.

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Thanks for the tips on the tires, yesterday i went down a few dirt roads just to see how the tires act and to my suprise they were not horrible but not that good either. I mostly ride on the street, im in the city and id have to travel a bit for a real back road.

I do have plans for the battery relocation and 600 side plate, have not picked up the parts yet.

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It needs a tank sticker.  Something like this one from Factory Effex:

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Dude.. some people actually like a clean looking tank. This is the third thread I have seen where your only input is "that thing needs a tank sticker" not trying to be a jerk but if everyone wanted tank graphics, they would have them. 

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I didnt really mind the blank tank, i saw a decal set on ebay and said what the hell, if i dont like it ill pull it off. It actually came in the mail today, and i kinda like it,it looks like the one in the pic above is a solid decal as the one i got is just the colored decals and no white backround. Theres no conflicting whites from the tank color and decal backround color. Im digging for now but thanks for looking out mossyoak.

Heres a couple pics of the decal.

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I didnt really mind the blank tank, i saw a decal set on ebay and said what the hell, if i dont like it ill pull it off. It actually came in the mail today, and i kinda like it,it looks like the one in the pic above is a solid decal as the one i got is just the colored decals and no white backround. Theres no conflicting whites from the tank color and decal backround color. Im digging for now but thanks for looking out mossyoak.

Heres a couple pics of the decal.

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Anytime lol. Looks great on that white tank. 

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Dude.. some people actually like a clean looking tank. This is the third thread I have seen where your only input is "that thing needs a tank sticker" not trying to be a jerk but if everyone wanted tank graphics, they would have them. 

And I'm going to keep recommending tank stickers - like a broken record.

 

Try  not to take it personally when I do it again. ;)

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Dude.. some people actually like a clean looking tank. This is the third thread I have seen where your only input is "that thing needs a tank sticker" not trying to be a jerk but if everyone wanted tank graphics, they would have them. 

Easy does it. You might come across as being rude and annoying. If someone tags you as this, just come on over to my thread "a pic of my 284lb pig". Im feeling lonely over there... :lol:

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Stickers are for dorks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and they weigh a lot

LOL

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Stickers are for dorks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and they weigh a lot

LOL

If thats the case, YOUR bike must be full of them from front to back plus your helmet... :moon:  :lol:

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Maybe the Helmet  ?  and one on the swing arm  just so folks don't say " nice Yamaha "

 

LOL

 

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A guy in the parking garage at work commented the other day on my KTM. I hope my furrowed brow didn't offend him.

Ferchrisakes... I have HONDA stickers on the darned thing!

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