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

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

    • XR650R
    • XR650L
    • XR600R
    • XL600
    • Other XL/XR

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I like what you've done with the tail light/plate area. Looks cherry, nice!

Thanks i appreciated that comment as i was unsure of doing this setup, but the previous owner had it half arsed with a resistor wired into the brake light setup on top so that it was a tail light and brake light and although this was ok i didn't like the resistor getting red hot under my arse. Also i needed a number plate light so this setup has a tail/brake and no plate light all in one and the LEDS are super bright.

I can also revert back to stock as i have the whole fender peice as well as the brake light on top.

I like it too just gotta weight for a few other parts and put my bash plate back on.

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Thanks for the compliment. Both bikes have been pampered ever since day one. I bought them both brand new. The worst either one has seen is a occassional fire road. Of course I am 50 years old, not much riding experiance and have the utmost respect for both bikes.

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Lots of snow lately, why fight it. We all bought studded tires, what a hugh difference from just ice screws, no comparison. After feeling the difference I would say that ice screws are a waste of money. And the pig does really well in the snow, very little snow problems (air box etc.)

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Here's my ride, just completed a ground-up restoration.............



The mod's that have been added into the rebuild are as follows:

Ballard's Offroad

630 Big Bore Kit

Aluminium Case Saver

Ultimate S.S. Foot Pegs

Bar Raise Kit

Aluminium Bash Plate

Aluminium Chain Guide Brace

Aluminium Shark Fin Rear Disk Guard

Xr's Only Race Wing XR Sticker Kit

Xr's Only Front Fender Brace

Xr's Only Braided S.S. Front Brake Line

Xr's Only Braided S.S. Rear Brake Line

Xr's Only Forged Alloy Shift Lever

Mikuni TM38 Flat Side Carburetor

BarkBuster Ego Alloy Handguards

Scott Summer's Racing

XR 600 Pulse Grommet Retainer


XR600R Stainless Steel Exhaust Headers


Tunable IDS2 Racing Series Muffler (18 Disks)


Honda Upper Fork Covers

B&B Offroad Engineering

XR 600 Aluminium Frame Guards

AFAM Works

Flex Type HandleBars FMX 137

Devol Engineering

Aluminium Front Disk Guard


Front Fork & Disk Guard


Honda Ventilated Front Fender

Rick's Hot Shot

XR 600 CDI Box


PRO-Comp2 Air Filter Performance Kit


Long Series Seal Savers

AL Bakers XR's Only

Billet Aluminium Screw On Fuel Tank Cap (Black)

XR's Only Brake Resevoir - Red

XR 600 Crankcase Ventilation Kit

XR's Only Motorcycle Fender Tool Bag - Small

XR's Only HandleBar CrossBar Pad

XR 600 Magnetic Oil Drain Plug - Engine - Silver

XR 600 Magnetic Oil Drain Plug - Frame - Silver

XR's Only Hi-Flow Side Panel Modification Kit

XR 600 Thermometer Oil Dipstick

Plus all new plastics from the OEM and also I have fitted an Oil Cooler from an XR400.....................Enjoy !!!

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heres mine... mainly cosmetic changes so far ,plastics ,recovered seat,vapor unit.,pipe,acerbis hand gaurds,alloy rack ,carrybag next up hopefully larger tank and suspension upgrade... shes my daily commute to work and wouldnt trade her for the world .



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I bought this 650 and it was 100% stock and set up for road work, I am slowly getting it set up for the bush proper as funds allow

Just fitted a Whipps bash plate, a Ballards shark fin,pivot pegz and a trick set of black SM Pro rims.



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nice bike micknmeld i have always liked the black rims...what are they worth. (if you dont mind me asking):moon:

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im sending my 93 XR6 over, you can send her back when she looks like yours:smirk:..... fark mate nice job, looks fookin hot.

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nice bike micknmeld i have always liked the black rims...what are they worth. (if you dont mind me asking):moon:

I got them for free of a mate,:cheers: You can get a set of black rims, already laced to a hub of your colour choice through Old Bull Trailriders for less than a grand. Check here....


where in oz u guys from? i am


400km north of Sydney

im on the island east off Sydney :smirk:

Lord Howe Island???? For the life of me I cannot think of any other significant land mass east of there....LOL

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