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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Elaho Valley FSR ride today. The mist from the falls was the next best thing to an ice cold beer.

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Elaho Valley FSR ride today. The mist from the falls was the next best thing to an ice cold beer.

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Fooking awesome! :) Looks like heaven from here in PHX, AZ
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How do you guys post pictures on the posting like this one that I am quoting?

The Pig sporting a new tail light, numbers, and 14/48 gearing.

She must have been feeling pretty spry today; she threw me hard into the dirt at the clay pit. There were some new rain ruts at the very top of a steep incline that I slowed to avoid and I allowed the engine to die on me. It was the wrong place to be with no forward momentum and no motor. I fell hard right, back down the incline with the bike above me. No real harm done to me or the Pig, but when I finally got the bike down the hill, I looked back up the trail, winced, tucked my tail and rode home.

Sorry for the poor quality cell phone pictures.

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How do you guys post pictures on the posting like this one that I am quoting?

Upload pics to photobucket or similar and post the link on this site, easy peasy :)

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WPS (Western Power Sports) Universal Brake Tail Light #60-1455 ~$13. Off the parts store on this site.

Fits perfect (ok I did have to cut the existing tail light wire and splice in the new one) and has a license plate window for the light to shine through. I made a T shaped bracket to hold the plate and move it a bit closer to the light.

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WPS (Western Power Sports) Universal Brake Tail Light #60-1455 ~$13. Off the parts store on this site.

Fits perfect (ok I did have to cut the existing tail light wire and splice in the new one) and has a license plate window for the light to shine through. I made a T shaped bracket to hold the plate and move it a bit closer to the light.

Closer pics of the setup please.

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Closer pics of the setup please.

The light mounts in the existing holes and fits pretty much perfectly. I user nylock 1/4-20 nuts so that I did not have to overtighten things.

The plate is mounted on a T shaped piece of 1/8" aluminum, to move it a bit closer to the light. I should have used thinner head bolts under the plate that holds the bracket to the fender, but I used what I had at the time.

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The light mounts in the existing holes and fits pretty much perfectly. I user nylock 1/4-20 nuts so that I did not have to overtighten things.

The plate is mounted on a T shaped piece of 1/8" aluminum, to move it a bit closer to the light. I should have used thinner head bolts under the plate that holds the bracket to the fender, but I used what I had at the time.

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So is that the stock 650L rear fender? Or a 600 fender? Did you have to do anything special with the turn signals?

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Stock 650L fender, didn't mess with the turn signals. I am not the original owner, and when I removed the seat I saw that the turn signal wires had been cut and reattached. Don't know why they look stock to me, perhaps a previous owner took them off and the another one put them back on.

Adding the tail light is a simple thing. Sorry I can't recall the exact wiring. I think the light white/blue striped wire (or white/some color stripe) is the ground, just search the forum and I think others have it laid out. It is plenty bright and looks great.

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Here are a few pics I took on a ride I took, somewhere :) in the Oregon Cascades this past weekend.

I got a new hammock for my birthday that I've been wanting to test out and got my chance during a mid ride break...including short nap. Lots of wild rhododendron growing in the area. Hammock and tree straps worked like a charm...zzzzzz

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Here's a view from the top of a 200ft drop off. Love this part of the country. Yes those are shotgun shells, no they're not mine (littering bastards are the reason these areas keep getting closed down).

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One word of caution if you ever need to replace the bulb. The four screws on the back are not all the same length. 2 are slightly longer. At a glance, they are look the same length but when you go to put them in, if you put a long one in the short hole and then try to force it the rest of the way in, the head comes right off the screw. Ask me how I know. :) :) ;)

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

yup i had the same when i added a led brake light inside and screwd + clued it back to place because it was almost broken.

at honda they must think we check the service manual for what screw belongs where hahaa................NOT!

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hey guys here is my pig as of now. with western power sports tailight too! jaja

waiting on a black excel rear as I have a drum brake hub and have to redrill the holes at buchanans...

cheers

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