my new XR650L

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  • WitsBusa

Posted December 02, 2007 - 06:10 AM


Well, I went and picked up my 2003 XRL yesterday and what a freaking great day! I decided to get my hands on a versahauler which was simple to use and held the bike securely on the way home..

It was about 35 or so by the time I got home, and I spent the rest of the afternoon ripping around getting used to the bike.. Unfortunately, I tore up our back yard a little bit because it was wet, but oh well.. I wasn't up for making the trek to somewhere good to ride which is over an hour away.

Spent the rest of the afternoon / evening hooliganing around town, getting the registration taken care of, etc.

There is a little snow on the ground today, so I might have to get it out in a while and test out those knobbys to see how they do in the snow.. :thumbsup:

My other bikes are a hayabusa and a ducati monster s4rs, and I can already tell there is going to be some serious competition in the garage!!

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I think I'm falling for her.. :busted:

  • percyco

Posted December 02, 2007 - 06:48 AM


Congrats on your new scoot....looks like it has some extra goodies on it . Uncork that beast with "Dave's Mods", a pipe and a de-smog and your Busa and Monster will be jealous your riding that damn dirtbike all the time !


  • AaronBrown

Posted December 02, 2007 - 08:42 AM


Nice buy, I am sure you are going to have lots of fun with it.

  • cleonard

Posted December 02, 2007 - 10:18 AM


Great find! In those photos it looks brand new.

It's hard to see, but those tires look like they are 50/50 tires. If you plan on serious dirt riding, toss those and get something with more bite. I run non-DOT tires on my plated XR600, but I really don't do much pavement. If you must get DOT tires the Dunlop D606 or Pirelli MT21 are pretty good and work decent on the street. I like the D606 better in the mud. Most Pirelli fronts are DOT so you can get a good aggressive dirt front tire if you need it.

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  • hondaxrl650

Posted December 02, 2007 - 05:54 PM


NIce bike and welcome to the great world of the bid red pig owners ...:thumbsup:

  • Rman of 237

Posted December 02, 2007 - 07:55 PM


Did the PO uncork it?? Show us a pic of the other side.:thumbsup:

  • Rockjockey

Posted December 03, 2007 - 04:50 AM


Welcome to the forum, you should have many years of enjoyment from that machine.

  • SteveDubo

Posted December 03, 2007 - 02:07 PM


Great looking bike.Welcome to the forum.Im sure you will enjoy it as much as the rest of us

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