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Old 03-26-2013, 07:55 AM   #56851
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I may have to look for the XRL, I want a beast off road that is reliable, especially for Georgia summers...the electric is nice....

The other concern is the overheating of the L...

Are the XRRs hard to kick to life?

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Old 03-26-2013, 07:57 AM   #56852
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.. I like the XRL because it's so competent. It'd be my RTW choice. Sure it's a pig too, but it's no GS1200 Adventure. It's a very capable bike....
I think so, too. It would be great for me solo. Do you think you'd change your mind if you were going to carry your lady on the back two-up? I'm having second thoughts. Passenger comfort isn't so great as-is, and there'd be little room left for gear...

Say, do you remember what rear tire that is on the XRR in the pic with the beautiful mountains and lakes? Looks like a good gripper.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:59 AM   #56853
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... a beast off road that is reliable...
That describes the XRL to a T.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:08 AM   #56854
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Anybody know of XRL for trade??

How is the suspension set up on these bikes, compared to the DR? I've read the stock suspension is better on the XRL...I rode my DR and felt like it was kind of hitting me back.
I also like how tall the XRL is....
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:44 AM   #56855
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Anybody know of XRL for trade??

How is the suspension set up on these bikes, compared to the DR? I've read the stock suspension is better on the XRL...I rode my DR and felt like it was kind of hitting me back.
I also like how tall the XRL is....
Like night and day.......XRL baby!

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Old 03-26-2013, 08:47 AM   #56856
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...I also like how tall the XRL is....
If you're the kind of rider who likes to drag both feet, you'll be disappointed. But if not, and you like flying over bumps, you'll be pleased.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:50 AM   #56857
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Anybody know of XRL for trade??

How is the suspension set up on these bikes, compared to the DR? I've read the stock suspension is better on the XRL...I rode my DR and felt like it was kind of hitting me back.
I also like how tall the XRL is....
How tall are you? It is easier for a short guy to fit on a DR. Short people struggle with the XR650L until they work the seat and and maybe add a lowering link. The engines are good on both bikes. But the XRL will still feel more like a street legal dirtbike than the DR will.

Long, easy dirt roads are a pleasure on either one. But the suspension on the XRL will always win with a serious off-road rider once you head off onto knarlier terrain.

My brother on his DR and me on my XRL.

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Old 03-26-2013, 09:15 AM   #56858
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I'm 6 1, fairly long legged...at least my Tiger thinks so...I do like the DR, but I'm really wanting a bike that's one step closer to a sweet ride in the dirt, and reliable.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:26 AM   #56859
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My younger better looking brother on his DR and me on my XRL.


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Old 03-26-2013, 09:34 AM   #56860
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Do you think you'd change your mind if you were going to carry your lady on the back two-up? I'm having second thoughts. Passenger comfort isn't so great as-is, and there'd be little room left for gear...
Get Rosie to take the MSF course at Blue Ridge CC then get her a bike. Passenger problem solved!
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:52 AM   #56861
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Get Rosie to take the MSF course at Blue Ridge CC then get her a bike. Passenger problem solved!
I wish. My thoughts exactly for many years now. Never happen. If so it would have by now. Our daughter did go take the class and get her endorsement, though.

Nice looking luggage box arrangement, Mr. Fixt!
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:09 AM   #56862
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Fixt!!

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Old 03-26-2013, 10:12 AM   #56863
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I wish. My thoughts exactly for many years now. Never happen. If so it would have by now. Our daughter did go take the class and get her endorsement, though.
OK, Ural patrol! A rock and some bailing wire and you can fix damn near anything on it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:10 AM   #56864
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Having owned both, the XRL came out on top.

The XRR has the aluminum frame and water cooled, but lacks the electric start and while one just needs to "learn" the XRR starting procedure, it can leave one sweaty and sore. Also, the XRR is still a pig. It's no CRF (I have one of those too).

I like the XRL because it's so competent. It'd be my RTW choice. Sure it's a pig too, but it's no GS1200 Adventure. It's a very capable bike.

RZ Rob


Hey Rob, Where can I get those vented frame covers (on bottom of frame triangle) and the little "clip" for connecting the saddle bag straps.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:28 AM   #56865
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Posted some info on mirrors I tried and liked if anyone is interested.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=873710

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