XR650L Height

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  • Cobalt650

Posted September 15, 2007 - 05:08 PM


As I approach the one month to go point of chasing bad guys in a shitty place, I'm daydreaming more and more about getting a dual sport when I get back to Wisconsin. Unless there is a late-breaking announcement from Honda or Yammie about a large bore DS, I'll be searching for a XR650L. I need the plate for ATV trails and the passenger pegs to give my three girls rides.
I've got a Top Hat fiberglass cover on a 12' Triton Elite snowmobile trailer. I'm hoping that I can make this work for a BRP. If somebody could zip me the height, in inches, of the highest point on the XR650L, sans mirrors, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks much, Steve D.

  • Manchu

Posted September 16, 2007 - 05:41 AM


The highest point on mine is right at about 50-inches.

As a side note, I was in the same boat as yourself. For about the last half of my tour I spent all available free time trying to research the 650cc DS bikes, and everything kept pointing me towards the L.

Good luck.

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  • truck6driver

Posted September 16, 2007 - 05:58 AM


If you get the fold away dual sport mirrors you can shave off several inches.


  • scalejockey

Posted September 16, 2007 - 06:13 AM


I take my R in a van once in a while,and to make it a little easier i'll strap a tie down from the bottom of the fork to the handlebar then give it a good yank .That can take about 4" off the front.

  • martinfan30

Posted September 17, 2007 - 11:22 AM


good choice and good luck!

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