xr 650 l, Any hope for medium framed riders?


24 replies to this topic
  • nxridge

Posted June 06, 2007 - 02:55 AM

#21

i am 5'-10" and 160lbs...i feel straight at home on my xr 650l even on single track...the size of the bike is a mental thing IMO.


I agree.
im just under 5' 11" 183lbs.
The bike is tall thats for sure , but you get used to it.
Only problem i have is offroad , getting high sided on a hill where i can put my foot down to contact the ground.
you adjust to the bike quickly.

  • VALLEYMUSTANG

Posted June 06, 2007 - 08:34 AM

#22

I just lowered my 650. I used the Perform. Designs link. The link looks awesome and they even through in some extras, a multitool screw driver and a key chain pen light,lol but never the less a bonus. To me, the bike handles better and doesn't feel so top heavy now. I full riding gear, 190-195 lbs, my feet completely touch the ground, hopefully this means less high siding. I'm also 5'10" and felt the bike to be too tall offroad, not anymore.

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  • 308

Posted June 09, 2007 - 09:07 AM

#23

Thanks once more for all your answers!!

Reading your posts seem to indicate that I will be fine with the xr650l. The only problem some of yall had was on inclines, its flat as flat can be here in Fl.

I'm in the market for a good used one, and the lowering link is always a option, thanks again Joey S aka 308

  • gabriel

Posted June 18, 2007 - 10:59 AM

#24

HERE IS A VID OF MY 5'5" BUDDY TRYING TO RIDE MINE IN THE DUNES...HE HAS RIDDEN IT ON THE STREET THOUGH



  • IcanbreakIt

Posted June 18, 2007 - 05:36 PM

#25

Im 5'7 about 160 on 97 xr600. Lowered Rear enough to be comfortable on street and dopped front about 1". I can comfortable touch without leaning to much and am happy. I ride mostly on street but even off road have no troubles except for an occasional bad spot with uneven surface that keeps ground out of reach. Last bike I had was a CR500 that was way taller so like I said I am more than happy with the 600. Like was said before lower it to much youll find kickstand is a little long. If you like it learn to deal with it and run it.





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