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thanks to ThumpNRed and HeadTrauma i figuered out what i want to do with

the engine. Now, the frame.

That triangle on the right side of the frame on my XR650L near the kick starter

brake pedal area, would it disturbe the kick starter ?? remove it or leave it?

at begining i thought i'll remove it , then i saw a pic of 600R OR 650L

with a kick that still had it on :busted:

second thing, i want to put 600R fuel tank on. Would it fit ?

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I believe the kick starter addition is bolt on without any modification of the frame.

If the 650L and 600R frames in Israel are the same as those in the states, the fuel tanks will not swap between the two.

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yes in israel the XRs are the same as worldwide, and the 650L is california model.

this is the triangle i'm talking about.... remove it or leave it ??!

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I think I had to bend mine a little. A few whacks with a hammer flattened it enough so that it wouldn't interfere with my new kick starter.

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Personally, I would remove it. The 600s don't have it and I'm not sure why the 650L does. The only reason I can think of is to prevent the rider from accidentally stepping on the brake lever, which would make it a liability reduction device.

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what about the fuel tank ? can i modify the fare to hold the 600R tank ?

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I took my sawzall and made one pass along the bottom of the triangle and then pushed the trainee back against the frame. I will probably finish the job and remove it at some point.

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what about the fuel tank ? can i modify the fare to hold the 600R tank ?

Probably not worth the mods it would take to make it work. Get a Clarke and call it a day.

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yes in israel the XRs are the same as worldwide, and the 650L is california model.

this is the triangle i'm talking about.... remove it or leave it ??!

<script src='http://imageshack.us/shareable/?i=201110161232.jpg&s=811' type='text/javascript'></script><noscript>201110161232.jpg</noscript>

Damn what the hell happened to that bike? Looks like it took a salt bath for about 10 years. Are you stripping the frame? I would strip it and powder coat it if it was mine.

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It was parked outside, unused for 2-3 years...

i stripped the frame and will take it to epoxy powder coat and the start to work on it.

right now here it is

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