Originally Posted by WeazyBuddha
...Kickstarting gets old.
Funny you should say that, because I wish my Aprilia had at least a backup kickstarter (OK, the button is nice on that one). I dread the day when my starter relay goes out when I'm by myself 40 miles from cell phone coverage on a gravel road.
The XL600 was the only XL I ever got tired kicking, and now that it's sorted it never takes more than a few. The XL185 was a one kick machine always, and the XL250 only took a few easy kicks. The XL's were such wonderful simple machines...
I had a couple of rope-pull start 185 cc 3-wheelers that were the same way. Even though one of them had rings so worn that oil ran out the tailpipe, it still started first pull every time.
Originally posted by Sidecar Jockey
I really hate the stock exhausts
I had a Supertrapp spark arrestor exhaust on my XL185 that sounded great on the little thumper. I bet you could find a used one pretty cheap.