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Panhandle Slim

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  1. Panhandle Slim

    Magazines??

    Yes, thanks Joe.
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    Magazines??

    Thanks Cman, I will give it a try. I just bought a XR650L and I want to start making it more of an adventure set-up.
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    Magazines??

    Can anyone suggest a good magazine? I am interested in learning more about Adventure Biking. Has anyone read Adventure Bike Rider Magazine? Is it worth $32.74 a year? https://www.adventurebikerider.com/product/yearly-subscription-to-printed-issues/
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    XR650L - XR's Only Smog Delete - Parts left over

    Got it, thanks Joe, will reinstall oil separator.
  5. Already bought one nephew new jersey and boots. As for me, what I want for Christmas for for Spring to get here so I can head to Colorado on my new XR650L.
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    XR650L - XR's Only Smog Delete - Parts left over

    Ok, will do. This is were I found conflicting information. So are the instructions from XR's only wrong to say - "5. Just beneath the fuel petcock you will find a black canister, which is the evaporative charcoal canister. Attached to this canister is its very own snafu of hoses. Remove the canister by simply sliding the canister upward and off the metal mounting tab. 6. The transmission vent is located just under the carburetor and on top of the tranny. Remove this vent hose. 7. Remove the hose from the charcoal canister and smog pump. Cut to length so that it properly attaches to the bottom air box vent hose and the transmission vent."
  7. Ok, so I read all the forums and watched all the youtube videos, and read the instructions included with the kit from XR's only. Still confused.... First off, my 2016 XR650L did not have the charcoal canister in front of the smog pump as many in youtube videos do. Did they modify this in later models? Also, the directions from XR's only were confusing. I totally removed the cannister just in front of airbox and re-routed the transmission vent which now ties into the lower airbox vent, is this correct? Small plug used to plug top of airbox. Removed smog pump, installed block off plates, removed carburetor vent hose and capped off at the T-connector behind fuel petcock. Left over parts - Small plug 2 small caps Any comments? Bike runs great, no noticeable throttle response or power, but definite change in popping during deceleration.
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    Honda XR650L (2016)

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    Just purchased a 2016 XR650L, used with 141 miles. Will update as soon as I pick it up and actually go for a ride. So, I drove from Amarillo, TX to El Paso to pick up this bike. Purchased online from Viva Powersports in El Paso. I was told that the bike was traded in by a Brazillian doctor who purchased it in 2016 and never rode it. They were great at Viva, made a solid deal on the bike - $4,999.00 out the door. I have only been able to put about 40 miles on it since then (need safety course and license.) I love this bike. I have ridden dirt bikes my whole life, but never been a MXer. I lived in Telluride Colorado for 5 years and would leave the bank where I worked and ride up to the top of Imogene Pass (13,500ft) on my lunch break on a 2001 WR426.
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    Honda XR650L 2016

    Just purchased a 2016 XR650L, used with 141 miles. Will update as soon as I pick it up and actually go for a ride. So, I drove from Amarillo, TX to El Paso to pick up this bike. Purchased online from Viva Powersports in El Paso. I was told that the bike was traded in by a Brazillian doctor who purchased it in 2016 and never rode it. They were great at Viva, made a solid deal on the bike - $4,999.00 out the door. I have only been able to put about 40 miles on it since then (need safety course and license.) I love this bike. I have ridden dirt bikes my whole life, but never been a MXer. I lived in Telluride Colorado for 5 years and would leave the bank where I worked and ride up to the top of Imogene Pass (13,500ft) on my lunch break on a 2001 WR426.
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    Jordan's Pics

    Immediately after first ever single track. We rode the East Fork Trail near Ophir, Colorado way too early in spring. We ran into snow-pack just before we made it to the highway after a long ride, I was exhausted and we had to turn around and do the whole thing again. Laid it over hard about 7 times, ducking under fallen trees, over others. I was sure that I was in over my head and that I was going to die. Best day of my life.
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