Which of these bikes is your primary ride?   3,762 members have voted

  1. 1. Which of these bikes is your primary ride?

    • XR650R
      958
    • XR650L
      1609
    • XR600R
      804
    • XL600
      187
    • Other XL/XR
      162

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Its homemade from some 1/8" aluminum that i just cut and bent. I have not done any real off road with it yet, we will see. No welds to break, but a bit flexable if you tried to pick the bike up with it. I made it large enough that i can take off the tool tube and bag and fit a milk crate on it. The holes give lots of tie down spots . The tool tube is one used to hold welding rods, it has a gasket and screw on top.

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finally did some work on my bike. new chain, new sprocket, new brush guards, and new bar end mirrors. now if it would finally get warm enough

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dont mind the mess. ive got too many projects going on.

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thats a trailor of XRs :thumbsup: two 1982 XR500s one 1994 XR250L , One 2001 Xr720, and one 2002 XR650

and the one in the the rest of the photos is the 2002, its got a 11:1 piston milled, ported big valve head, Stg. 2 hotam twobros full ex. 2004 CRF450F front forks, fludyne radiators, no thermostat ( a washer in its place), hogged out carb, hrc clutchs, factory connection stiffer springs.

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another project down. only about a billion left to do before the move. 50 this weekend? looks like it will be time to test out the custom aluminum rack

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Got the carbon fiber fork protectors installed today. Love em.

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Those are nice. What brand are they?

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I got the old girl out of the shop today and fired her up:

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I got the dash finished up from the USD transplant:

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As a reference... two years ago when I brought her home:

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What did you do to close up the gap on the backside of the fork protectors? I have an approx 1" gap on mine.

i got the same from precision concepts on my piggie, not cheap but good :thumbsup:

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What did you do to close up the gap on the backside of the fork protectors? I have an approx 1" gap on mine.

just put some black tape on the back of the fork ends and then place the fork protectors, thats all.

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just put some black tape on the back of the fork ends and then place the fork protectors, thats all.

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Yep. That's what I did. I got some carbon fiber tape from an auto parts store. Thinking black duct tape may hold up better though.

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I had an '04 XR650L with 5200 miles on it...sold it...

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Bought the '08 XR650L Supermoto with 3200 miles, full pipe, jets, aftermarket plastics, supermoto rims and tires for the same money...

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I am replacing the back fender, adding a license plate bracket, better turn signals, and cleaning up some of the less desireable wiring "features" the last owner performed.

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it is me or does it look liek you photoshoped your wife and your bike in the picture. haha jk looks like a fun ride

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