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Honda XR650L (2008)


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182 replies to this topic
  • jjast

    TT Silver Member

791 posts
Location: California
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Posted December 03, 2011 - 08:50 PM


That looks like a CB750F in the background, that's what I was riding before I bought my XR650L.

  • zrxer

    TT Gold Member

1,243 posts
Location: California

Posted December 04, 2011 - 07:13 AM


That looks like a CB750F in the background, that's what I was riding before I bought my XR650L.


It is, a 1980 model.
My dad bought it new in '81 but sold it to a family friend around '83 or so. I have great memories surrounding this bike. My dad let me ride it to school a few times, totally putting his trust in a 16 year old kid. It was the first "big" bike I had ever ridden.
Sadly my dad passed away at age 57 in '91. I contacted the guy who owned the bike sometime later and told him if he ever decided to sell it to get a hold of me.
I ran into him in a supermarket a couple years ago and he told me he was ready to sell, so needless to say I jumped on it.
Every time I look at it, it reminds me of my dad and the good times I had in the early '80s.
I still miss my dad very much. He was a good man and a great father.

Anyway, good eye, jjast. :lol:

  • i4bikes
2,580 posts
Location: Ohio

Posted December 04, 2011 - 07:17 AM


Okay, a few pics.

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The front end is '93 CR500. The swingarm is '07 XR650L. And the shock is '88 XR600.
The shock has a remote reservoir I'm going to relocate to the left rear frame tube where the tool kit would normally be.
Any of you guys know if it matters which way its mounted?


No it doesn't care, it only dislikes heat.

  • zrxer

    TT Gold Member

1,243 posts
Location: California

Posted December 04, 2011 - 08:03 AM


No it doesn't care, it only dislikes heat.


Excellent! Thanks i4bikes! :lol:

  • _mrp_

    TT Member

71 posts
Location: California

Posted December 04, 2011 - 03:24 PM


Entire thread of awesome...Is it running yet?

  • zrxer

    TT Gold Member

1,243 posts
Location: California

Posted December 04, 2011 - 06:24 PM


Entire thread of awesome...Is it running yet?


No, it'll be a while before it's running.

  • buddasahk

    TT Bronze Member

412 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted December 05, 2011 - 11:35 PM


cool project you got there

cant wait to see it finished

  • zrxer

    TT Gold Member

1,243 posts
Location: California

Posted February 06, 2012 - 05:36 AM


For any of you who may be following this thread, I'm pretty much ending it here. I'm not sure how much XR650L will be left in it when I'm done.

I have started a new thread on Adventure Rider in the Thumpers forum titled "1984 XL600R Build" if you would like to keep track of this bike.

Thanks for all the interest and comments.

P.S. I'm not abandoning TT, it's just that there seems to be a lot of interest in the ol' XL600 over on ADVrider so that's where I decided to put the next chapter of this build.

Edited by zrxer, February 06, 2012 - 05:40 AM.


  • valvesrule

    TT Titanium Member

2,290 posts
Location: Other

Posted October 02, 2012 - 09:32 AM


whats the advantage of the xr500 head??

Smaller chamber with quench band to match a 92mm piston. About a quarter point higher CR thean an XL head. No comp height issues with any brand XR600 piston.

Edited by valvesrule, October 02, 2012 - 10:23 AM.


  • velocipus

    TT Bronze Member

183 posts
Location: California

Posted January 20, 2013 - 08:03 AM


Motosprtman, look REAL HARD at the engine in the XL600 in the previous pics. :bonk: LOL Bruce

Ahhhh... no kickstarter! Starting big thumpers with a button is niiice!

  • zrxer

    TT Gold Member

1,243 posts
Location: California

Posted January 22, 2013 - 05:44 AM


If anyone's interested. http://www.advrider....ad.php?t=761778
Still slow going but making progress.

  • heart_of_darkness

    TT Platinum Member

1,541 posts
Location: Pennsylvania

Posted January 23, 2013 - 08:50 AM


Maybe you should call it an XL650R.

  • zrxer

    TT Gold Member

1,243 posts
Location: California

Posted January 24, 2013 - 07:12 AM


I'm thinking i'll start posting updates here again. This is after all where it started. :)

Maybe you should call it an XL650R.


Hmmmm..... maybe!

  • MentalGuru
18,126 posts
Location: Other

Posted January 24, 2013 - 07:30 AM


I'm thinking i'll start posting updates here again. This is after all where it started. :)


Update both. :thumbsup:

Just copy and paste. ;)

:cheers:

  • zrxer

    TT Gold Member

1,243 posts
Location: California

Posted January 27, 2013 - 04:14 PM


A little update for those who haven't ventured to the other site.

Got the frame powdercoated and the '93 CR500 front end installed along with the airbox, '07 XR650L swingarm and '88 XR600 shock.
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Built a simple mount for the external shock reservoir.
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Hung the main wiring harness and installed the handlebars.
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  • zrxer

    TT Gold Member

1,243 posts
Location: California

Posted February 10, 2013 - 07:25 AM


New old stock rear fender. :cool:

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  • Giocast

    TT Newbie

3 posts
Location: United Kingdom

Posted February 24, 2013 - 03:15 AM


have looked at most of your posts re: electric start. I've just got an XL600LM bike whose engine I plan to put in an XR600R but I can't decide where to put the battery. It looks like it will have to be a skinnier width than stock mounted across the frame behind (hopefully standard) twin carb air filter - where did you end up mounting yours?

Edited by Giocast, February 27, 2013 - 09:32 AM.


  • HeadTrauma

    Get Help Now

6,088 posts
Location: California

Posted March 07, 2013 - 10:48 AM


The XL600R sold here came with a battery.

  • zrxer

    TT Gold Member

1,243 posts
Location: California

Posted February 23, 2014 - 09:55 AM


Over a year since my last post--what a schmuck.

  • zrxer

    TT Gold Member

1,243 posts
Location: California

Posted July 02, 2014 - 06:12 AM


This project is for sale if anyone's interested. :( I just can't seem to get back on it and have pretty much lost interest,







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