Which of these bikes is your primary ride?   3,763 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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Here is my new BRP

I have gone through and made several upgrades since picking it up form it's prior owner it was a very clean bike to start with which made things easy

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After Mods

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this is my baby red xl250s. just hit 10000 miles today !!

Whoa....she's pretty! Is that an '80?

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First my rant:

Why do people here call the XR650L the "PIG"?!?! it is maybe the best motorcycle of it's type, the first really light and really offroad-worthy dual sport of its kind. Uncorked, but basically stock, mine does 0-60 in about 4 seconds. That's not piggish. I raced mine in the woods, LOVED it for woods riding. I also do HUGE jumps with it no problem. I would usually be the one up front (along with a guy on an older Honda 500cc 2-stroke...) when our riding club went out for rides in the mountains of east TN. Everyone else was on KTMs or even trials bikes... It would track really well in rocky streambeds too. It's a hill-climbing machine. This is my second XR650L and I already have 19000 miles on it. NOTHING "pig" about it. A harley davidson is a hog or pig, not this.

What is the deal? Are people making excuses for their riding timidity? You HAVE to ride these agressive -- especially in the turns. You use the engine torque to turn. If you are not on the throttle in the turns, you do not know how well an XR650L handles. I left all my street-bike buddies back about 5 minutes on the Dragon (129 by the smokies -- http://www.dealsgap.com/ ) the twistiest road in the USA. They basically scraped off their footpegs trying to keep up. It is not a pig in any way on the street either.

I call this my DREAMCYCLE!!! Best bike in the world. "PIGS" can't fly. The big XR has PLENTY of juice for jumps! Here are some pics from a few days ago of my 2005 (which I bought new in 2004):

Cleared for takeoff on 40-ft tabletop:

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/SER2005XR650LRG1.jpg

Right after landing -- better view of bike:

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/SER2005XR650LRG2.jpg

and here are a few pics of my 1994 dreamcycle:

(I bought this 1994 XR650L used in 1998 for $3150.00, rode it HARD approx. 5 years -- sold it for $1500.00).

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/xr650lss.jpg

Here is a result of it's extreme mountain-climbing ability (my friend with the CR500 2-smoke took this pic -- while we were waiting for the other 17 guys!!):

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/XRmtn1.jpg

Here is me racing in an enduro in a sandy, whoop-filled, winter wonderland. LOVED the leg cramps. That's why I race them... NOT:

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/Woods1.jpg

OMG, I just realized I am still wearing those same boots... on both bikes. LOL They are pretty worn-out... Time for new ones.

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"Pig" is just a sweet term we use.Nothing offensive...:D

BTW:Nice jump on the photo!!What is really offensive is that helmet you use:smirk: 1970´s???:worthy:

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First my rant:

Why do people here call the XR650L the "PIG"?!?! it is maybe the best motorcycle of it's type, the first really light and really offroad-worthy dual sport of its kind. Uncorked, but basically stock, mine does 0-60 in about 4 seconds. That's not piggish. I raced mine in the woods, LOVED it for woods riding. I also do HUGE jumps with it no problem. I would usually be the one up front (along with a guy on an older Honda 500cc 2-stroke...) when our riding club went out for rides in the mountains of east TN. Everyone else was on KTMs or even trials bikes... It would track really well in rocky streambeds too. It's a hill-climbing machine. This is my second XR650L and I already have 19000 miles on it. NOTHING "pig" about it. A harley davidson is a hog or pig, not this.

What is the deal? Are people making excuses for their riding timidity? You HAVE to ride these agressive -- especially in the turns. You use the engine torque to turn. If you are not on the throttle in the turns, you do not know how well an XR650L handles. I left all my street-bike buddies back about 5 minutes on the Dragon (129 by the smokies -- http://www.dealsgap.com/ ) the twistiest road in the USA. They basically scraped off their footpegs trying to keep up. It is not a pig in any way on the street either.

I call this my DREAMCYCLE!!! Best bike in the world. "PIGS" can't fly. The big XR has PLENTY of juice for jumps! Here are some pics from a few days ago of my 2005 (which I bought new in 2004):

Cleared for takeoff on 40-ft tabletop:

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/SER2005XR650LRG1.jpg

Right after landing -- better view of bike:

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/SER2005XR650LRG2.jpg

and here are a few pics of my 1994 dreamcycle:

(I bought this 1994 XR650L used in 1998 for $3150.00, rode it HARD approx. 5 years -- sold it for $1500.00).

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/xr650lss.jpg

Here is a result of it's extreme mountain-climbing ability (my friend with the CR500 2-smoke took this pic -- while we were waiting for the other 17 guys!!):

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/XRmtn1.jpg

Here is me racing in an enduro in a sandy, whoop-filled, winter wonderland. LOVED the leg cramps. That's why I race them... NOT:

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/Woods1.jpg

OMG, I just realized I am still wearing those same boots... on both bikes. LOL They are pretty worn-out... Time for new ones.

DAMN!! You know how to RIDE that sumbitch!! I don't really think of the pig as all that heavy, either. Of course, this is coming from a guy that used to ride a CB 360 (road bike..) off road at 12 years old or so (I wasn't a very big kid, either. ) so naturally a bike that is made for the off road doesn't feel like much of anything as an adult. You broke the new record (for me) as far as how high in the air I have seen a pig fly.. You were way up there! Much further would require a pilot's license and FAA clearance! :D:ride::worthy:

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First my rant:

Why do people here call the XR650L the "PIG"?!?! it is maybe the best motorcycle of it's type, the first really light and really offroad-worthy dual sport of its kind. Uncorked, but basically stock, mine does 0-60 in about 4 seconds. That's not piggish. I raced mine in the woods, LOVED it for woods riding. I also do HUGE jumps with it no problem. I would usually be the one up front (along with a guy on an older Honda 500cc 2-stroke...) when our riding club went out for rides in the mountains of east TN. Everyone else was on KTMs or even trials bikes... It would track really well in rocky streambeds too. It's a hill-climbing machine. This is my second XR650L and I already have 19000 miles on it. NOTHING "pig" about it. A harley davidson is a hog or pig, not this.

What is the deal? Are people making excuses for their riding timidity? You HAVE to ride these agressive -- especially in the turns. You use the engine torque to turn. If you are not on the throttle in the turns, you do not know how well an XR650L handles. I left all my street-bike buddies back about 5 minutes on the Dragon (129 by the smokies -- http://www.dealsgap.com/ ) the twistiest road in the USA. They basically scraped off their footpegs trying to keep up. It is not a pig in any way on the street either.

I call this my DREAMCYCLE!!! Best bike in the world. "PIGS" can't fly. The big XR has PLENTY of juice for jumps! Here are some pics from a few days ago of my 2005 (which I bought new in 2004):

Cleared for takeoff on 40-ft tabletop:

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/SER2005XR650LRG1.jpg

Right after landing -- better view of bike:

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/SER2005XR650LRG2.jpg

and here are a few pics of my 1994 dreamcycle:

(I bought this 1994 XR650L used in 1998 for $3150.00, rode it HARD approx. 5 years -- sold it for $1500.00).

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/xr650lss.jpg

Here is a result of it's extreme mountain-climbing ability (my friend with the CR500 2-smoke took this pic -- while we were waiting for the other 17 guys!!):

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/XRmtn1.jpg

Here is me racing in an enduro in a sandy, whoop-filled, winter wonderland. LOVED the leg cramps. That's why I race them... NOT:

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq246/spiralsun1/Woods1.jpg

OMG, I just realized I am still wearing those same boots... on both bikes. LOL They are pretty worn-out... Time for new ones.

Yeah, "pig"'s just a label of love. Great post and pics. Ser gets gas from the Rman!!:D

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First post, and all I can say is WOW! There are some beautiful bikes on here... Anyway, here are a few pics of my 1985 pig, hope you like them.

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Heres my 01 runs strong but may pull the engine this winter to paint the frame and some engine mods...

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Here's my '86 XR600R... I love it! Coming from a DR200... well, let's just say there's plenty of power. I'm in the process of street legalizing it... just ordered a 15T sprocket amd some DOT knobbies. I have the horn and signals, I just need to install them. I have a jet kit on the way, too.

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Heres my 01 runs strong but may pull the engine this winter to paint the frame and some engine mods...

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nice looking ride! what kind of header pipes you got there? and you tail lights?

looks sweet!

NitroDave: LOL

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Here's some shots of my pig with some fresh stickers that Sebastacruz sent me- along with a hat and lots of other vinyl- merely for sending him a Dave's Mods washer!! I guess kindness was rewarded greatly in this case!!

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