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Expected life in miles

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What is the expected life in miles of a XR650l 2007 if driven around town 80% and off road maybe 20% not too hard? What kind of miles per gallons do you getin stock form? Please specify u.s. or canadian gallons

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What is the expected life in miles of a XR650l 2007 if driven around town 80% and off road maybe 20% not too hard? What kind of miles per gallons do you getin stock form? Please specify u.s. or canadian gallons

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When I got my 07 l the first tank of gas I got about 70 miles out of it . However the bike did not stay stock for the second tank of gas , as far as the life of the bike you can't kill it , just change the oil . My bike is de-smoged jetted with daves mods and I run 15/48 and at 65 mph I get about 45 mpg . The most mpg I have gotten is 51 mpg . Oh and welcome to tt ..:confused:

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What is the expected life in miles of a XR650l 2007 if driven around town 80% and off road maybe 20% not too hard? What kind of miles per gallons do you getin stock form? Please specify u.s. or canadian gallons

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Welcome to TT and congrats on your new L!

If you keep it all stock, and ride it conservatively... Keep the oil changed religously, it'll last a long time. I've heard reports of these getting 60-70 K. miles before O/H.

I would HIGHLY recomend doing Daves Mods, rejetting. They are way too lean stock and can run hot. This will cure that.

I got 40-45 when all stock. Now with all kinds of mods i still get over 40 MPG(US).

Rich.

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Keeping the oil changed and valves adjusted is key to a long, happy life in these motors, mostly clean oil. The owner's manual recoomends service intervals of 4,000 miles for oil changes and valve adjustment. Most of the BRP owners seem to keep their oil changed at 1,000 mile intervals. Since we are talking about 2 qts of oil, I can't see the harm in that kind of frequency.

As far as the valve adjustment, a 4,000 mile interval is not bad.

There are a lot of these bikes around with more than 40,000 miles on the stock bore.

I have been getting a consistent 43-44 mpg average, even after the basic mods, (airbox snorkle, Uni filter, DJ kit, de-smog, and head pipe welds.) This is stock gears (15/45) mostly highway (65 miles per hour) in US gallons.

The first thing to go was the stock tank. I liked the look of the stock tank, but with only an 85 mile safe range, I needed more. I upgraded to a Clarke 4.0 gallon tank and usually ride about 155 miles before I stop to refuel. At that point I have used 3.5 to 3.6 gallons.

-Joe

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What is the expected life in miles of a XR650l 2007 if driven around town 80% and off road maybe 20% not too hard? What kind of miles per gallons do you getin stock form? Please specify u.s. or canadian gallons

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I have 31,000 miles on my 04. The motor hasn't be opened up, however lots of other parts have needed maintenance and/or replacement. Chains, sprockets, wheel bearings (3x), shifter, foot pegs, handlebars, rotors, pads, blah, blah, blah. Maybe 5% offroad miles, in sandy singltrack, Bending hard parts seems to be the biggest problem. Don't neglect the rest of the bike.

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The owner's manual recoomends service intervals of 4,000 miles for oil changes and valve adjustment.

4,000 miles between oil changes? Why is the "R" in for 600 mile oil changes as per the service manual? Is that for an "L" that never sees the dirt? Just curious.

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I get about 35-40mpg (US gallons) out of my bike. Mostly stock, Dyno jet kit, pipe ect and stock gearing. I think my low mpg numbers compared to the others is because I weigh a lot and I like to go fast.

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4,000 miles between oil changes? Why is the "R" in for 600 mile oil changes as per the service manual? Is that for an "L" that never sees the dirt? Just curious.

This is only a guess, but with the HP rating of the "R", I am sure the tolerances in the motor are a lot tighter, plus the "R" was designed as a dirt bike first, vs. the "L" being primarily street. The "R" is expected to be used in a dirtier environment.

Again, just a guess.

-Joe

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