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donnyh

Need a couple measurements from you 650l guys...

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I'm about to order a custom camper shell, and I need to make sure a BRP (which I don't own, YET) will fit through the door, the measurements will also help me buy a hitch receiver mounted motorcycle carrier, I want to be able to carry a bike inside or out.

Measurements I need:

1- Total height, from the ground to the highest point, not counting mirrors.

2- Total length. I guess different tires could through this off an inch or two,

that's close enough.

3- Wheelbase. I have seen a couple different numbers published, I guess this

number is measured from hub-center to hub-center.

4- Width of handlebars. Are the aftermarket bars any wider?

Thanks a ton, folks.

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Here's some measurements for a XR650l ('05)

1: total height 50" (top of perches) 48" (top of headlight shroud)

2: total lenght 85"

3: wheelbase 58"

4: widht of bars 31 (w/o handguards) 32 (w/handguards)

remember that these measurements may vary from bike to bike but must be within an inch or so from these.good luck with your new brp :thumbsup:

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Isn't a hitch type reciever made to carry smaller lite weight bikes? A 650L is up in the 350lb range when wet.

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Thanks for the measurements, one less roadblock out of the way on my little camper project.

Isn't a hitch type reciever made to carry smaller lite weight bikes? A 650L is up in the 350lb range when wet.

I have a classIII Drawtite on my truck, rated for 500lb tongue weight.

A wet 650l (with bigger tank) plus the weight of the rack itself should run about

425-450lbs, I should be okay.

I could upgrade hitches to a classIV, if I think its weak, or maybe add two more tubes on the side of the hitch to support the bike rack in three points...

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