Which of these bikes is your primary ride?   3,877 members have voted

  1. 1. Which of these bikes is your primary ride?

    • XR650R
      958
    • XR650L
      1662
    • XR600R
      832
    • XL600
      189
    • Other XL/XR
      166

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I just put the Tusk lighting kit on my '85 600r. It works great, and I hear the lights are brighter that the Baja Designs kit. All for a fraction of the price. Check out rockymountainatv.com

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2006 XR650L

New top end and just put back together with my first 30 miles on it breaking in rings....

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How can a showroom looking bike need a top end??

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How can a showroom looking bike need a top end??

Nah even the bikes in the showroom have tiny bits of dust and fingerprints on them lol :smirk:

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How can a showroom looking bike need a top end??

Because of the leaky valve stem seals. The factory ones were hard as a rock and did not seal very well. A simple $11 part makes a nice looking bike smoke like a POS. Since I pulled the head to replace the seals it was a good time to take a look at everything along the way. A simple hone, new JE piston & rings, valve stem seals (Viton) and a head gasket and I should not have to touch it for a LONG time.

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xr650lat10000miles002.jpghere she is after 10000miles. just did a 123mile trip today up into the canadian moutains and she runs great xr650lat10000miles004.jpg got a bit of the mod fever thinking about getting some super moto rims. has anybody had problems with the legnth of the kickstand with the smaller smo rims?

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xr650lat10000miles002.jpghere she is after 10000miles. just did a 123mile trip today up into the canadian moutains and she runs great xr650lat10000miles004.jpg got a bit of the mod fever thinking about getting some super moto rims. has anybody had problems with the legnth of the kickstand with the smaller smo rims?

By the position of yours i reckon you would, i believe some people can get away with it when talking about the 650R as it has much more of a lean by the looks of it when on the stand compared to yours :smirk:

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Got it from the dirtbikeshop near my house it's called gnarly parts. It was really easy to install there is only four clamps holding it on and I wired it to the high beam existing wires.

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Got it from the dirtbikeshop near my house it's called gnarly parts. It was really easy to install there is only four clamps holding it on and I wired it to the high beam existing wires.

awesome. but how much was it

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I just put the Tusk lighting kit on my '85 600r. It works great, and I hear the lights are brighter that the Baja Designs kit. All for a fraction of the price. Check out rockymountainatv.com

thanks, i just ordered the tusk kit :smirk:

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thanks, i just ordered the tusk kit :smirk:

Cool, I hope it works well for you. Here's a picture of what I did with the kit. I had to modify the taillight fender thing quite a bit to make it work, and ended up putting it on top of the fender instead of under it. That way the light isn't pointed down. I think it turned out pretty good.

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As you can see, my Pig is named Jane. My wife said "I guess the honeymoon is over. I'm stuck in the house and you've got Jane in the garage!"

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Cool, I hope it works well for you. Here's a picture of what I did with the kit. I had to modify the taillight fender thing quite a bit to make it work, and ended up putting it on top of the fender instead of under it. That way the light isn't pointed down. I think it turned out pretty good.

DSC00623.jpg

As you can see, my Pig is named Jane. My wife said "I guess the honeymoon is over. I'm stuck in the house and you've got Jane in the garage!"

looks good!

my plan was to put my old crf450 fender on it, but i might have to reconsider and use the xr500 fender

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FYI , i put crf 450 foot pegs on my xl600r, just took some drilling, grinding, and modification to the springs (used the 600 springs). aside from the 2 drill bits i broke, it was free!

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