Light weight XR650L pics

Let's see what has been done to make this great machine a featherweight...or well a litttle lighter.

Here are a few pics my xrl. Not sure how much lighter it is but it sure looks a lot better. I did bump up the compression and put a more aggressive cam and that makes it feel 50 lbs ligher.

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Best method I've found so far. She's light as a feather!

Holy COW is that engine an anchor! I couldn't believe how heavy is was when I lifted it. DAMN!!

Holy COW is that engine an anchor! I couldn't believe how heavy is was when I lifted it. DAMN!!

:ride: You got that right! Me when I got done wrestling it out of the frame---> :ride:

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  • Battery relocation
  • Clarke 4.0 gas tank
  • CRF fenders
  • Baja Designs tail light
  • Flush-mount turn signals
  • Trail Tech computer
  • Pro Circuit muffler
  • FMF head pipe (not pictured)
  • Pro Taper handlebars (not pictured)
  • USD fork conversion (less unsprung weight)
  • removed smog
  • removed passenger pegs
  • removed chain guard

Really nice bike there jonr3, but man does your chain look tight!

Really nice bike there jonr3, but man does your chain look tight!

Damn! It does look tight in those pics.

But, I always keep it to the recommended specs.:ride:

jonr3----did the crf fenders bolt "right-up",or did you have too persuade them?.Also did your Clarke 4.0 tank give you any mounting problems?.--TIA

jonr3----did the crf fenders bolt "right-up",or did you have too persuade them?.Also did your Clarke 4.0 tank give you any mounting problems?.--TIA

The front fender bolted right on (CRF230). The rear fender needed trimming (CRF450). And the tank fit perfectly. Most people don't do the tank stabilization described in the instructions. Most of us use the mounting wire (or aluminum strap) and mount it to the tabs on the frame's downtube.

jonr3, What battery did you select and where did you put it?

If you are looking to save a few bucks, the aftermarket crf450x battery from rockymountainmc is pretty good. A lot cheaper than a YUASA I have been running mine for over a year and its still going strong. Pulled the bike out from 2 months winter storage yesterday and it fired right up.

That's awesome! Got ashopping list now... Are the forks CRF450X?, was it a direct swap out? Killer bike, I'm inspired.

Let us know what it weighs in at.

That's awesome! Got ashopping list now... Are the forks CRF450X?, was it a direct swap out? Killer bike, I'm inspired.

The forks are off of a CR125 and I had RSW Racing make me a custom top triple clamp. Here's a thread I posted about it:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=781320

The front fender bolted right on (CRF230). The rear fender needed trimming (CRF450). And the tank fit perfectly. Most people don't do the tank stabilization described in the instructions. Most of us use the mounting wire (or aluminum strap) and mount it to the tabs on the frame's downtube.

Like this! I made mine out of steel that I bought from homedpot.bike011.jpg

Like this! I made mine out of steel that I bought from homedpot.

Yep! That's what I'm talking about! Looks good!:ride:

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