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    4 stars instead of 5 because despite 30 years of building almost the exact same great motorcycle, they've not yet figured out that it might be a good plan to make it a little more user friendly to the "inseam challenged", i.e. a range of adjustability for seat height instead of just tall and too tall.

    More ominous is the fact that it's a bike where the rider always should carry a spare ignition black box... not comments on THAT one.

    Sure is an amazing combination of tractability and vrooooom.
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    Any resemblance to an XL600R is, at this point, pretty minimal. It's a modified street/dual sport that proved an effective weapon for it's purpose on paved tracks. Of course it didn't really cost the tongue in cheek six million like that super-modified Astronaut once played by Lee Majors on an ancient TV Show.

    This bike has taken home the AFM Formula Singles #1 plate several times with several different riders, the most well known of which is Craig MacLean of Corte Madera CA. Craig told me he believes it would still be competitive in the right hands. He's a six foot 200+ guy that was operating with a substantial height & weight disadvantage to flea weight competitors. He also said "You have to ride it aggresively" - ya think?

    Shout out if you have an interest in taking over the project - It's a worthy vintage racer OR absolutely World Class Motard core - it now has a kickstarter installed but a milder Cam and lower compression might be a good idea.

    It has a lot of hand built one-off features - The oversize squared off cylinder head fins fab'd & welded on by Kinetic Analysis' gas flow guru Kennie Augustine are the most visually prominent engine mod. Original fabrication was done by John Kirk & Parra O'Siochain (former AMA #1 Mert Lawill tuner)

    More photos & description at Phantom Oiler: http://www.vintagenet.us/phantom/xr-rr.html
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