XRL frame strengthening

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Posted August 17, 2007 - 09:42 AM


HI all,

In a couple of months I will be stripping down my 95 XR650L for a powder coating and I was wondering if anyone would recommend strengthening the frame. Does the frame have any weak spots or is it generally strong enough for hard trail use?
Any advice much appreciated

  • martinfan30

Posted August 17, 2007 - 10:18 AM


if you are that far, definately. there are weak points, i cant remember em but there have been recent posts on this.

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  • pigryder

Posted August 17, 2007 - 10:51 AM


basically anywhere that the subframe joins the frame itself, Ive seen a few snap from hauling stuff on the back

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted August 17, 2007 - 12:31 PM


Typically if you're not carrying loads behind the seat, its good as is.

Some folks have broken the frame just behind the seat-bolts, or around the last (or next-to-last?) bracket that goes from the left-sidfe to the right-side under the seat/in front of the fender.



Posted August 19, 2007 - 10:46 AM


Thanks guys, good advice as always. :thumbsup:
Best dust off the welder then !

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