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desert4seat

650L diet and exercise

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My L has an eating disorder. :thumbsup:

Well actually, it’s kind of a weight obsession… And it’s all my fault.

I can’t stop thinking about dieting…dropping those unneeded pounds…slimming her down.

Don’t get me wrong, she looks great!

I guess she was just born that way…you know… she’s a “big boned” type of girl. :cry:

Eventually I plan on doing all the diet mods on her, plus some.

I know I should set an example for her…but I can’t stop drinking beer. :ride:

Anyway, question is: After all the extensive dieting, what number can I expect? Any of you guys actually have a final weight?

thanks!

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I've heard that you can get 20lbs off the L.

That gets into stuff like aluminum bars, losing the stock taillight (for a lighter one) and ditching the rear fender brace, aftermarket exhaust , plastic tank, and a new (lighter) headlight assembly.

The obvious stuff is losing the buddy-pegs and the smog crap.

Dave

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thanks Dave,

thats what i was thinking...

So, how accurate is the factory spec on the L?

I think they say its something like 325lbs (dry).

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On the 4 strokes only site there is an article on how much weight each piece you could shed off the L weighs...add up all the parts you could shed off this bike and I believe it is around 40lbs. :thumbsup:

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On the 4 strokes only site there is an article on how much weight each piece you could shed off the L weighs...add up all the parts you could shed off this bike and I believe it is around 40lbs. :thumbsup:

Yeah, but I was computing for the weight of a terrorflex...

desert, the factory specs for weight for all bikes is a bald-faced lie.

Dave

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XR650L_Dave,

yeah, I kinda figured it was a LIE.

I never weighed my L when it was bone stock – so it’s impossible for me to tell how much the spec is actually off.

As far as the 4-strokes only article…I’m not too sure what that is…but did find the article @ dirtrodders (http://www.dirtrodders.com/xr650l/specs.html), and I’m taking it above and beyond what they’ve done. I’m changing/adding quite a few more things than they have on their list. I also noticed they are under the assumption that the factory spec is correct.

Well anyways, it’ll be quite a while until I’m done with my diet mods.

But I’ll definitely inform you guys of the final weight.

I’m hoping to break 300… :ride:

But that might be a little optimistic! And like I said earlier…I have no starting weight! So who knows? Does anyone?

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does 20lbs make that much of a difference on a bike like this, is it really noticeable when you ride it?

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does 20lbs make that much of a difference on a bike like this, is it really noticeable when you ride it?

I'll bet it would make a bigger difference if I was the one losing 20 lbs and getting some exercise. :thumbsup:

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I bet you could get 40 off her....but that would be gettin into aluminum battery box and what not...

What is the point of that rear fender brace any way? does it actually do anything? I remember I had mine off at one point and saw no need for it.

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I bet you could get 40 off her....but that would be gettin into aluminum battery box and what not...

What is the point of that rear fender brace any way? does it actually do anything? I remember I had mine off at one point and saw no need for it.

Have you ever seen an XR650R's rear fender while the bike is running? It flaps around like a flag...

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It takes some work, but I was able to knock 25-30 lbs off, without having to go to titanium. Stock headlight, speedometer (with associated parts, cable, drive, etc) taillight, turn signals, stock mirrors, handlebars, rear steel spocket, stock front fender (replaced with supermoto), ignition switch, side stand switch,and all the steel spacers in the wheel assys, stock fuel tank , exhaust can.....there's still a way to go. And yes, it makes a difference in how the thing works, especially on dirt. One more thing, too, I saved a couple of pounds by replacing the stock battery, with a smaller one. I had to bend up a different mount strap, to hold it in the box. That's next on the list, to build up an aluminum battery box holder. Of course, the list never really ends.....

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Have you ever seen an XR650R's rear fender while the bike is running? It flaps around like a flag...

Yes, but the 10 pound solid steel support could easily be replaced by a feather weight aluminum support.

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Yes, but the 10 pound solid steel support could easily be replaced by a feather weight aluminum support.

On an XRR, perhaps, but the stock taillight of the XRL is too heavy, and sticks out there too far.

D

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That's why you throw the stock taillight away, and get something lighter...

Didn't Summer's Racing, or someone, make an aluminum fender support for the XR600's. I wonder if that would work on the L, without too much BS.

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I’d really be interested in a actual number off a scale… Everyone says the factory weight spec is BS, and I agree - but is there anyone that has gone out and put their lightly modified piggy on a scale?

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Im gonna put my 650 l that's been shaved of all UGLY stock stuff with an after market tank.All plastics including headlight are aftermarket. So if someone else would care to have a stocker weighed we would really know. I will do it with a half tank because it's a 4 gallon tank. I will post the weight of the bike. I know she's heavy..........

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