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Honda XR650L (1994)


Owner: dangerousleigh
Added on December 03, 2016



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Honda XR600R Honda XR650L Honda XR650R Honda XR500 Honda XR500R Honda XL600R


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Poll: Which of these bikes is your primary ride? (3690 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of these bikes is your primary ride?

  1. Voted XR650R (955 votes [26.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.07%

  2. Voted XR650L (1577 votes [43.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.05%

  3. Voted XR600R (784 votes [21.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.40%

  4. Voted XL600 (185 votes [5.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.05%

  5. Voted Other XL/XR (162 votes [4.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.42%

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  • Double_Red_Rolex

    TT Member

52 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted May 30, 2012 - 01:45 PM


Heres my PIG

Its my mash up and ground up rebuild of two wrecked bikes.... A 1991 xr600 with big bore XR650L motor, elec start and all the OEM street legal wiring for lights, horn etc.

Looks pretty good for an old thumper

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  • Double_Red_Rolex

    TT Member

52 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted May 30, 2012 - 01:55 PM


Heres a pic yesterday with the supertrapp all welded up, wings/shrouds on the tank and the seat shaved down 2". What do you guys think? Shrouds or no shrouds?

I kinda like the look without them, but i ride a lot of slower trails in the woods and hardly any fast roads so I am worried about cooling without them.

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cheers
Lonnie

  • wentz912

    TT Member

93 posts
Location: Washington

Posted May 30, 2012 - 06:44 PM


What did you paint your parts with? I tried painting my side panels the other day an the results were.....less than desirable.

  • Double_Red_Rolex

    TT Member

52 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted May 30, 2012 - 09:45 PM


Plastic parts are done with Krylon fusion paint for plastic. Scuff the parts and clean REALLY well then let it dry for a couple days before you put it back together. Its pretty durable stuff. I got it at Home Depot or some hardware place like that. The tank was scuffed, then primered and painted it "Krylon One" rust paint. Seat was dyed black. The fenders are CRF450 from Honda.

  • wentz912

    TT Member

93 posts
Location: Washington

Posted May 31, 2012 - 07:02 PM


What did you use to scuff them with? I used some rough-ish steel wool followed by some scotch-brite. Maybe mine were just a little too far gone to begin with...

  • Double_Red_Rolex

    TT Member

52 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted May 31, 2012 - 11:57 PM


I just used scotchbrite and made sure all the surfaces were good and dull especially the edges and corners. Then wipe it down a couple times with mineral spirits. Make sure its REALLY clean. A good paint job is 90% prep. Then about 3 light coats of plastic paint like Krylon. Then let it cure for a couple days before you start to abuse it. It will scratch but its pretty durable. I'll just repaint it when it gets too banged up a few months down the road. No big deal. I only ride off road. If you ride only on the street, then it will last for years.

  • teampiney

    TT Bronze Member

251 posts
Location: New Jersey
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 12:45 PM


Nothing new just some "Hey I washed it pix. New side panels on the way.
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Edited by teampiney, June 03, 2012 - 12:48 PM.


  • Routerunner98

    TT Newbie

1 posts
Location: Idaho

Posted June 05, 2012 - 05:31 PM


Bought a 2005 XR650L with 1200 miles on it and bone stock. Rode it for another 1000 stock and then modded: de-smogged, Daves mods, jetted to 55/162, UNI air filter, clarke tank, XR's only header and pipe. Just wanted to say thank you to all on this forum for all the help. If ever in Boise or Atlanta i owe you a few cool ones.

Minor mods I did right away (Rack,tank, hand guards, and skid plate)




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  • Cumbacheech

    TT Member

33 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted June 06, 2012 - 10:50 AM


Heres my PIG

Its my mash up and ground up rebuild of two wrecked bikes.... A 1991 xr600 with big bore XR650L motor, elec start and all the OEM street legal wiring for lights, horn etc.

Looks pretty good for an old thumper

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Very Nice!!!

  • Double_Red_Rolex

    TT Member

52 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted June 06, 2012 - 02:26 PM


Very Nice!!!


Thanks!

I just got a lead on a cheap 1995 XR600 that was crashed and has bent forks. Perfect!!! Dont need them anyways. Perfect for a USD conversion!!!

Edited by Double_Red_Rolex, June 06, 2012 - 02:27 PM.


  • Cumbacheech

    TT Member

33 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted June 07, 2012 - 05:59 PM


Heres my PIG

Its my mash up and ground up rebuild of two wrecked bikes.... A 1991 xr600 with big bore XR650L motor, elec start and all the OEM street legal wiring for lights, horn etc.

Looks pretty good for an old thumper

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Hi Double can you post a couple of pics of how you mounted the CRF rear fender? maybe a shot of the other side of the bike?? :cry:

  • Double_Red_Rolex

    TT Member

52 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted June 08, 2012 - 04:32 AM


Yep next time I have the seat off I will take some pics. I chopped a LOT of the fender off with my Dremel. Basicly left the two side bolt holes that mount to the XR frame and enough "meat" on top under the seat to bolt through the top of that metal arch under the seat. The back 5" of the two frame tubes are chopped off. You basicly jam the fender in there, figure out where it needs to sit, and then start cutting away everything you dont need. Its easy to do, just takes some time.





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  • GreaseGorilla

    TT Bronze Member

159 posts
Location: Spain

Posted June 08, 2012 - 10:57 PM


The one on the right in blue, my ex, still a Pig though... :cry: :cry:

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  • rikco

    TT Member

72 posts
Location: Netherlands

Posted June 09, 2012 - 01:08 AM


lmfao :cry:

  • Cumbacheech

    TT Member

33 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted June 09, 2012 - 03:34 AM


The back 5" of the two frame tubes are chopped off.


Thanks for getting back to me. There was something with your bike but i couldn't put my finder on it... it was the missing frame tubes. Your bike looks outstanding! I have the crf rear fender on my bike but have been looking for other options of mounting. yesterday I trimed my side panels...here is a couple of pic of my bike with the trimed side panels.

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Cheers,

Cumbacheech

Edited by Cumbacheech, June 09, 2012 - 12:47 PM.


  • Double_Red_Rolex

    TT Member

52 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted June 09, 2012 - 01:53 PM


You bikes looks really good. What a big difference the CRF fenders make!

I wish I had left on the back frame section because now when i go to grab the back of the bike to slide or move it, I really dont have much to grab onto. I might actually weld a short piece back on above the muffler thats just long enough to grab onto like a handle.

What kind of rear lisence plate mount is that on your bike? Is there a brake light in there also? I was thinking about mounting a brake light into the back of my seat to hide it but your mount looks nice and small.

  • noah240t

    TT Bronze Member

137 posts
Location: California

Posted June 09, 2012 - 05:09 PM


PIGS can fly!

Found a couple pics that a friend snapped while I was playing around on a track.

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  • Cumbacheech

    TT Member

33 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted June 09, 2012 - 05:31 PM


You bikes looks really good. What a big difference the CRF fenders make!

I wish I had left on the back frame section because now when i go to grab the back of the bike to slide or move it, I really dont have much to grab onto. I might actually weld a short piece back on above the muffler thats just long enough to grab onto like a handle.

What kind of rear lisence plate mount is that on your bike? Is there a brake light in there also? I was thinking about mounting a brake light into the back of my seat to hide it but your mount looks nice and small.


It is a DRC Edge 2 Tail Light, light & comes with a licence plate bracket. Nice compact and bright.

Edited by Cumbacheech, June 09, 2012 - 05:32 PM.


  • RGB500

    TT Member

58 posts
Location: Connecticut

Posted June 14, 2012 - 08:26 AM


She's almost done!

Started with this:

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How she sits now:
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  • Double_Red_Rolex

    TT Member

52 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted June 14, 2012 - 03:02 PM


WOW nice work!!!

Give us a run down of the mods!





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