XR650L Supermotard Suspension Setup?

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  • NukBoy

Posted December 09, 2004 - 07:09 AM


I have completed building my XR650L Motard for next years racing season. I am curious to how people have been setting up their suspension.

I have been told to set it up really loose, but this goes against what I know about set up. It should still be set up with 30mm sag? Rebound and damping?

Please let me know and explain why you set it up that way.

  • craft

Posted December 09, 2004 - 10:31 AM


Try the Supermotard forum and you might have better luck.

  • NukBoy

Posted December 09, 2004 - 10:31 AM


Please Tell me I am not the only person on this sight who is racing a motard.

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  • michaeln

Posted December 09, 2004 - 06:08 PM


If you are going to race an XR650L, get ready to have your ass handed to you. CRF250Rs will even stomp you into the dirt.

Don't get me wrong, I have an XR650L supermoto and I love it, but it is WAYYYYY far from being a racebike.

  • craft

Posted December 09, 2004 - 08:47 PM


Please Tell me I am not the only person on this sight who is racing a motard.

Dude, lemme spoon feed you...


  • NukBoy

Posted December 10, 2004 - 09:44 AM


Trust me I know, It's far from being a fast bike. It's a combo of a Motard, A bike the Girlfriend can take onto the track (she aint getting on the GSXR1000), and a pit bike. But I still have it street legal so Its fun around town too. Lets just call it a multi-purpose motorcycle.

I really want to buy a Honda CR500 and make that my MOTO. She'll haul ass.

  • michaeln

Posted December 10, 2004 - 05:42 PM


CR500 'tard will be fast, but 2 smokers have completely the wrong kind of power characterstics for supermoto racing. That's why there aren't any 250cc or greater competitive 2 stroke supermotos.

If you want to race supermoto, getchersef a CRF250R or CRF450R.

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