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DenialDeath

My XR650L Motard project

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The bike is a 98 the motor is stock for now but I am already wanting more power. Here are the mods in no particular order:

Frame has been braced, painted 2004 GM dark spiral metallic, and modified to hold the new seat and rear plastic.

Plastic is 2002-07 CR250R

Seat is off of a 2004 CR125R that I recovered myself for about $8 worth of vinyl

Headlight is a knock off acerbis blitz style which I replaced the 20watt bulbs with 50watt units

UFO supermoto spade front fender is on the way along with black fork guards

2005 CRF250 forks (were off of a race bike that had the suspension work done)

I made a brass bushing to allow the stock xrl stem to be pressed into the crf triples.

Carmichael bend pro tapers (leftover from my streetfighter) and adapters

Rear shock is a 12.7kg Eibach

Stainless lines front and rear

R1 radial master cylinder

Motomaster rotor

Motomaster caliper

Black Behr rims on red RAD Mfg Hex hubs

Pilot Race tires

FCR41 carb

Uni Airfilter

Battery sits in a custom box under the seat

smog garbage removed

shortened rear brake master cylinder resivoir hose

2005 RMZ250 slip on

Trail tech Vapor computer

DIY oil temp-stick

Stock gearing with steel replacement sprockets 15/45 . This seems to be pretty good for the street with 17's. Max speed according to my trail tech was 117mph which seems kind of high. I know my speedo is about as accurate as a new gsxr600. Oh, the rotor magnet keeps falling off so once I get another one on and better secured I'm going to check my speed vs. gps or the town cop's radar gun.

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Very sweet ride indeed! Thats not a factory WB pipe is it?

You forgot to mention what oil cooler you have hung there. That looks like a much nicer option than mounting something up by the number plate where the oil lines would be subject to constant movement. Do you mind sharing the details on your oil cooling setup?

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Very sweet ride indeed! Thats not a factory WB pipe is it?

You forgot to mention what oil cooler you have hung there. That looks like a much nicer option than mounting something up by the number plate where the oil lines would be subject to constant movement. Do you mind sharing the details on your oil cooling setup?

Oh yes, that is a Honda 400EX oil cooler I snagged off ebay. Made my own aluminum brackets to mount it where the original lower tank fins tabs. The pipe is the stock unit off of a suzuki rmz250

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i am also running a fcr41. i put the battery in the airbox so i use a uni pod filt. what jetting do you have in yours? also what is your ele? how does it run? throttle response, any hesistation? sorry bout all the ?!

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i am also running a fcr41. i put the battery in the airbox so i use a uni pod filt. what jetting do you have in yours? also what is your ele? how does it run? throttle response, any hesistation? sorry bout all the ?!

Main jet..............#172

Needle................EMR

Needle clip...........5th position from top

Float level...........9mm

Slow air jet........100

Main fuel jet.........#200

Pilot jet.............#48

Pilot mixture screw....2 or 2.5 turns out

I got this set up from another guy on the board. He was running a 170 main though.

My elevation is 750-800 feet

It runs great, much better than with the CV carb and the pod filter. The throttle response is very crisp and it revs way faster than before. I have not tried adjusting the accel. pump(leak jet) as I think it is working well enough right now.

Also, I have been running this setup with a small 4" K&N filter, hopefully my new 6" UNI filter arrives at the dealership today, it should flow better. The 6" won't work with the stock airbox in place, that is why I made my own battery box to allow room for the filter. I'll take some more pics once I get the front fender and fork guards on.

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Nice bike.I've been looking at it on SMJ.I have a XRL also.How and where do you brace the frame?Where are the weak points?Thanks for the info.

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Main jet..............#172

Needle................EMR

Needle clip...........5th position from top

Float level...........9mm

Slow air jet........100

Main fuel jet.........#200

Pilot jet.............#48

Pilot mixture screw....2 or 2.5 turns out

I got this set up from another guy on the board. He was running a 170 main though.

My elevation is 750-800 feet

It runs great, much better than with the CV carb and the pod filter. The throttle response is very crisp and it revs way faster than before. I have not tried adjusting the accel. pump(leak jet) as I think it is working well enough right now.

Also, I have been running this setup with a small 4" K&N filter, hopefully my new 6" UNI filter arrives at the dealership today, it should flow better. The 6" won't work with the stock airbox in place, that is why I made my own battery box to allow room for the filter. I'll take some more pics once I get the front fender and fork guards on.

im kinda shocked at your needle position. ive got it 3rd(middle) on the needle. i guess with that big main its ok. thanks!:thumbsup:

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Nice bike.I've been looking at it on SMJ.I have a XRL also.How and where do you brace the frame?Where are the weak points?Thanks for the info.

I have only braced the frame at the bottom of the subframe where it is welded to the main part of the frame. If you put pressure on the passenger pegs on your bike you will see that you can get that part of the subframe to twist. I saw it on an adventure bike. If you look where the bottom part of the subframe meets the frame you will see a tiny little brace on the inside. I made a bigger brace and welded it on the outside. Now when you put pressure on the pass. peg the subframe doesn't twist or flex. Next time I have the bike completely down to the frame I plan on doing more chassis bracing. I am going to put an X member on the bottom under the motor and redo the subframe bracing on the bottom as well as adding to the top.

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im kinda shocked at your needle position. ive got it 3rd(middle) on the needle. i guess with that big main its ok. thanks!:thumbsup:

I agree, I think it is running a bit rich so I am going to try the clip in the 4th position.

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I agree, I think it is running a bit rich so I am going to try the clip in the 4th position.

let me know how it changes!

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Thanks for the info about the oil cooler. I am going to be all over that!

I snagged mine off ebay with the lines for about $30 shipped.

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