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Ok...

 

I bought my 2001 XRL on the 5th. It was in 98% stock configuration, which is perfect I'd like to add my own mods anyways.

 

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I got paperwork with it that shows a motor rebuild last year. Pretty much new everything + a .050 over piston!

 

I started slow... new hand guards. Then new bars.

 

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Then a tank bag. Then a Q4 Slip On.

 

After the slip on I dove into the carb because it felt a little lean. I found out that the previous owner didn't do any of the "dave's mods"...

 

So I did 'em, HUGE DIFFERENCE. It felt like I gained 10HP, which I know didn't happen but it felt great!

 

Yesterday I put an IMS tank on. Freaking thing is amazing. Ive owned a 600 inline, a liter bike, and a Harley and this is by FAR my favorite bike so far.

 

Here's how she sits as of last night. Ill post a better shot later.

 

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Welcome ! I am a noob myself and I did Dave's mod, removed smog, grind the extra weld around the neck of the stock header, put a slip on DG exhaust, XR style tail light and wrapped the stock header. My next mod is the IMS 4gal tank and a homegrown oil cooler.

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Ok...

I bought my 2001 XRL on the 5th. It was in 98% stock configuration, which is perfect I'd like to add my own mods anyways.

34znh2r.jpg

I got paperwork with it that shows a motor rebuild last year. Pretty much new everything + a .050 over piston!

I started slow... new hand guards. Then new bars.

akjwhl.jpg

Then a tank bag. Then a Q4 Slip On.

After the slip on I dove into the carb because it felt a little lean. I found out that the previous owner didn't do any of the "dave's mods"...

So I did 'em, HUGE DIFFERENCE. It felt like I gained 10HP, which I know didn't happen but it felt great!

Yesterday I put an IMS tank on. Freaking thing is amazing. Ive owned a 600 inline, a liter bike, and a Harley and this is by FAR my favorite bike so far.

Here's how she sits as of last night. Ill post a better shot later.

f27r85.jpg

they are rugged, reliable, and aesthetic..what you would hope for in a gf!

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they are rugged, reliable, and aesthetic..what you would hope for in a gf!

Exactly!!

 

 

Here is a good side view I got on my ride home from work yesterday...

 

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Welcome!

 

Bike looks good, perfect mods in my opinion.

 

Hope you enjoy it for years to come.

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Always remember this...never wash that pig...it always runs faster when filthy...just sayin'....:)

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Always remember this...never wash that pig...it always runs faster when filthy...just sayin'....:)

I want to be able to see my bike so I keep it clean better to see a problem arising .

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I want to be able to see my bike so I keep it clean better to see a problem arising .

it will arise...clean or filthy...it isn't a BMW Roadster:p:o

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