Which of these bikes is your primary ride?   3,776 members have voted

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

    • XR650R
      958
    • XR650L
      1616
    • XR600R
      808
    • XL600
      188
    • Other XL/XR
      162

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Hey just a clean nice xr650l not much stock great bike lots of goodies!

Hidden kill switch switch on dash kills tail light for the cops!

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Hi all this is my pig 1986 xr600r been working on her for the last year on & off trying to build my own supermoto out of her. Not everyone's cup of tea but its what i wanted.

The first mock up with the wheels n forks done.

Then hours off cutting metal making things fit & bodywork.

man that looks great!!! I freakin like those rims!!!!!
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KiethBoyd, or any of you longer term members, How do I post pictures directly into this space?  (most of the links don't work for me when I try to open them)

 

BWB63, is either the wife or the bike available?  I'll take both if you give me a bundling discount? :goofy:

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no off-road, bro you have to get out there ☺.

I know! I'm planning to do so. My dad lives in France and I can go off road there, so need to get a trailer and get over there!

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Hey guys new here. Picked up this 08 650L at auction for cheap, slowly building it. So far Ive managed to add on a k&n filter, dg pipe, and a set of warp 9s. Dave's mod and rejet, and of course trying to clean it up, replace plastics, nuts bolts etc. Plan to tear down this winter for 2nd gear mod, new counter shaft and powdercoating. Anywhere here she is!

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Picked up one last week and another one tonight. Both are 1985's. One for riding and one for restoration. Ugly one with the big tank is the rider. Came with the Clarke tank, eibach springs, and the fat pegs. Had to add a kickstand and procure many pieces of plastic. It is also getting a new frame and a bunch more stuff. Did the engine internals and transmission with plasma nitriding and diamond like carbon coating. 132 jets and a hot shot CDI. Has a really ugly carbon fiber street bike can on it that came with it. Ugly... still waiting on the rest of the bits for it to come in. Then it's getting a frame swap. Rides for now, really potent with the engine work. I figure it's in the mid fifty horsepower range right now. It will be more with the new exhaust. It's going to be dual sported as soon as I have everything replaced that needs it.

The other bike came in a basket with a roller. I broke it down to get it home. Engine covers are a mound of epoxy, but the rest looks OK. I will be building this engine for power, so it's going to be winter before it is finished. This one came with primo factory tank and plastic. I have a ton of parts from my last 85 so it should be a fast build. Neither will be perfect, but they will go like hell! Looking forward to posting them as they are completed.

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Dude!!!! You really need a truck!!!!! BUT you make me proud by stuffing bike parts on leather in a Beemer!!! That's awsome!

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I have a truck. Wife won't let me keep it at the condo. So I have to swing 2 hours north to get it when I need it. This was too good to let slip. So off I went with the tool bag and a bike rack...

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1999 XR 650L. De-smog, Daves carb mods, DG slip on with reducer for noise reduction, IMS pegs, relocated battery, 14/48 gearing, reduced tail light.ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1466129881.176936.jpgImageUploadedByThumper Talk1466129942.330408.jpgImageUploadedByThumper Talk1466129961.631190.jpgImageUploadedByThumper Talk1466129975.824567.jpg

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My xr600r with my boy Moose trying to look tough. Don't let it fool you. He loves kids and playing with other dogs.

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My small frame on the 600 with my homies. Littlest guy on the biggest bike XD I'm 6'3 and like 144lbs. And I can manage the bike well

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My 2014 XR650L with race tech ,48 front fork springs, race tech gold valves, desmogged, Daves carb mods, Xr's only seat cover/foot pegs/oil temp gauge/, FMF pro bomb header and "Q" exhaust, fork brace, rox bar risers, Pirelli Scorpion XC front tire, Kenda trackmaster rear tire, 4.7 Clarke gallon tank,13 tooth counter sprocket, Cycra handquards, moose skidplate.

 

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Not the best photo I'll admit. I have recently installed the stickers, new 130/80R18 rear tire, rear fender bag, and readjusted the windscreen.

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