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Old 02-12-2013, 07:25 AM   #53656
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I made these from 18 wheeler LED clearance lights. Get them at trailer supply or truck stop. The mounts are cut from 1" rubber sheet ( pc. on fender lower photo ).
They are adequate. I would not call them overly bright in daylight conditions. They are fine in all other lighting conditions. You will need a solid state flasher relay and diodes at the dash light with LED lights.



Very cool this is killer.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:56 AM   #53657
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pin thru baffle

Anyone know why there is a vertical pin through the baffle on the stock muffler?
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:20 AM   #53658
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Anyone know why there is a vertical pin through the baffle on the stock muffler?
Keeps mice out..........





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Old 02-12-2013, 08:24 AM   #53659
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Well I have had a USD conversion on mine for fiver years and it is awesome. In my experience the stock Ls are not balanced (I have ridden five of them) and the front spring rate is too light compared to the rear. I have ridden them with 10 weight oil, heavier springs, revalving, a fork brace or a combination of those things and they were markedly better. That's just my experience. As for front wheel landings, if the bike is sprung and valved for it, you can do it. The Supercross riders land on the front wheel all the time.
Well, you sure aren't gonna find me landing on the front wheel (unless something goes wrong). I land on the back and power the front down, I'm not about to purposely land on the front and chance the back getting ahead of me - not a good scenario to be caught in. YMMV.
Would be nice if you could show me how well that conversion works here in the mountain trails, compared to mine... if you could show me a thing or two I'd consider a conversion myself. Meanwhile, I'm happy...
There are two guys I've ridden many times with who outride me: one has a stock XRL, the other, a stock KLX250!
But the majority of the rest of I've ridden with, I wait for
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:24 AM   #53660
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Well I have had a USD conversion on mine for fiver years and it is awesome. In my experience the stock Ls are not balanced (I have ridden five of them) and the front spring rate is too light compared to the rear. I have ridden them with 10 weight oil, heavier springs, revalving, a fork brace or a combination of those things and they were markedly better. That's just my experience. As for front wheel landings, if the bike is sprung and valved for it, you can do it. The Supercross riders land on the front wheel all the time.
OK, so what bike did the USD forks come from? A 250 maybe. Did you check to learn if the springs were adaquate for the L's weight?
PS: you must adjust the suspension to get balance.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:24 AM   #53661
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I would love to have that with a atv single rear tire!
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:27 AM   #53662
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Well, you sure aren't gonna find me landing on the front wheel (unless something goes wrong). I land on the back and power the front down, I'm not about to purposely land on the front and chance the back getting ahead of me - not a good scenario to be caught in. YMMV.
Would be nice if you could show me how well that conversion works here in the mountain trails, compared to mine... if you could show me a thing or two I'd consider a conversion myself. Meanwhile, I'm happy...
There are two guys I've ridden many times with who outride me: one has a stock XRL, the other, a stock KLX250!
But the majority of the rest of I've ridden with, I wait for
Dammit, you're BAD ASS!
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:46 AM   #53663
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That's awesome! I'm at the other end of the BRP from you... Hoping to ride the whole length one of these days. You ever get up this way give me a heads-up.
Thanks! I certainly will. I too have hopes of riding the entire BRP... both on my dual sport and road bike (as in bicycle) one of these days. I've actually thought about doing a portion of the BRP this Spring with my wife on the back of my xrl... couple days/nights... crashing in cheap motels so I don't have to haul camping gear.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:57 AM   #53664
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4.7 Clarke.





Thanks for posting these pics highliting the Clarke 4.7... I especially appreciate the middle pic... That's an angle of the tank mounted I haven't seen yet.

I've decided that my next xrl purchase will be a Clarke 4.7... Just have to take care of some car and truck maintenance first...

Thanks to the other folks who posted pics too!
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:59 AM   #53665
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I made these from 18 wheeler LED clearance lights. Get them at trailer supply or truck stop. The mounts are cut from 1" rubber sheet ( pc. on fender lower photo ).
They are adequate. I would not call them overly bright in daylight conditions. They are fine in all other lighting conditions. You will need a solid state flasher relay and diodes at the dash light with LED lights.



Hey Fritz....Is this a stock headlight?
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:18 AM   #53666
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OK, I will admit that I always loved my Honda ATC 200X that I had as a teenager, so I am sitting here drooling over this beast. The cool thing here is that this is a XR650L that has been turned into a STREET LEGAL trike! They do it with goldwings, so why not try it with an XRL and hit the ATV trails with it?

Maybe the cabin fever is just setting in finally. I have a trip planned for the end of February to go snowmobiling in the UP of Michigan with a bunch of guys for 3 days. That oughta get me feeling better...
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:23 AM   #53667
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #53668
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I would love to have that with a atv single rear tire!
You and your big tires.......good lord,,i`m starting to wonder about you..
















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Old 02-12-2013, 10:02 AM   #53669
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Keeps mice out..........






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I was afraid of that. I built a new baffle and left out the post. Figured it was to keep kids from sticking their fingers in there. My kid is grown and gone so didn't I think I needed it. I may have to start over.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:05 AM   #53670
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I was afraid of that. I built a new baffle and left out the post. Figured it was to keep kids from sticking their fingers in there. My kid is grown and gone so didn't I think I needed it. I may have to start over.
Seriously,i have no idea what the rod is for,keepin mice out sounded cool so i went with it

But,,then again,,maybe that is what it`s for


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