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Old 07-24-2014, 02:23 PM   #73756
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You wouldn't think 600 rpm would feel that much different I'm not worried about top speed, more about maintaining a constant cruising speed without reving so high that you start oil consumption. Out here in the middle of no where cruising speed is around 70 or better on two lane highway.

Kilroy is probably right, it's the difference in color of power band or the oil. Got to be one of those two
For the most part I actually hate the red colored power band it just happens to be the best option for my current needs...

Someday I want a bike with two orange power bands for highway and dirt road travel.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:49 PM   #73757
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You wouldn't think 600 rpm would feel that much different I'm not worried about top speed, more about maintaining a constant cruising speed without reving so high that you start oil consumption. Out here in the middle of no where cruising speed is around 70 or better on two lane highway.

Kilroy is probably right, it's the difference in color of power band or the oil. Got to be one of those two
Hmm, I use the white powerband and rotella T, must be why mine is a dog in 5th. I also have been running a 140/80 MT21 in the rear. I'm also not worried about it blowing up. If it does, then it's big bore, FCR and NX 2nd and 5th time!
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:22 PM   #73758
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So here is my two cents worth. I like a 15/43 for road trips with Pirelli MT 90's. It goes down the road nice and smooth at 70 mph and 47mpg. (with minimal oil consumption) and will still lift the front wheel in 1st. gear. This set up works great for open dirt and two lane blacktop. Now for more aggressive two tracks and light trail rides I use a 14/43 and Dunlop 606's . For aggressive trail rides I use my KTM 450 EXC. It takes me about 4hr's and 4 beers to switch the set up. My bike has a 102mm J&E 10.5 piston fmf exhaust and most of Dave's mods. I used a Innovate LM 1 wide band air/fuel ratio meter to set the jetting at 55 pilot 162 main and 1mm under the stock needle.
So there you have it. That's what works for me your results may vary.
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:15 PM   #73759
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The Dave's mod helped a lot. But I am still tired of playing catch up with the cv in the tighter stuff. I was thinking of gearing down to a 50t rear. But I am going to wait till after trying my XRR carb to see if it has the low end I want.Under most situations the cv works good, but if you lug it for a bit it has no power when you need it to.
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Thanks for the info. I was thinking about going to 14/48 with mine since 5th was so useless and it was really hard to modulate the power at really low speeds on the trails and you've confirmed my suspicion that it was all in the stock gearing. I suppose I should crack the carb open and do the mods as well at some point.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:35 PM   #73760
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So here is my two cents worth. I like a 15/43 for road trips with Pirelli MT 90's. It goes down the road nice and smooth at 70 mph and 47mpg. (with minimal oil consumption) and will still lift the front wheel in 1st. gear. This set up works great for open dirt and two lane blacktop. Now for more aggressive two tracks and light trail rides I use a 14/43 and Dunlop 606's . For aggressive trail rides I use my KTM 450 EXC. It takes me about 4hr's and 4 beers to switch the set up. My bike has a 102mm J&E 10.5 piston fmf exhaust and most of Dave's mods. I used a Innovate LM 1 wide band air/fuel ratio meter to set the jetting at 55 pilot 162 main and 1mm under the stock needle. So there you have it. That's what works for me your results may vary.
4 hours for a tire swap? I thought I was slow.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:12 PM   #73761
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4 hours for a tire swap? I thought I was slow.
When you get to be my age you have mark your feet to make sure you're still moving
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:16 PM   #73762
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That's what I thought too, reasonable and prudent, NE state trooper disagreed.

Some how, this doesn't surprise me
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:20 PM   #73763
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Where be you getting these figures? The only thing i can easily find is gearing commander and it shows MPH per 600 RPM. Looks pretty close to what you have, but I'm too lazy to maths to double check. But no need to split hairs i suppose.

14/48~~4800 RPM~~66.5 MPH
14/45~~4800 RPM~~70.9 MPH
15/45~~4800 RPM~~76 MPH
I've got the 15/45 set up and at 71ish mph my trail tech vapor reads 5k rpm. I may not have the vapor setup properly (I still can't figure the ppr thing out, it's set on 2 right now). However if the bike really is under 5k at over 75mph that puts my mind at ease and i will do highway all day swapping to the 14t front for the trails.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:09 PM   #73764
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Crf230 front fender from ufo

Crf230 front fender from ufo. I bought it off ebay for $30 delivered. It bolts right up and has the slot for the wires. They pinch some but nothing to be concerned about I imagine. Noticeable difference with high speed buffering, seems to cool the bike down at least 5 degrees based on my xrs only temp gauge and it looks awesome!!! Thanks 3girlsdad for the recommendation





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Old 07-24-2014, 08:19 PM   #73765
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Where be you getting these figures? The only thing i can easily find is gearing commander and it shows MPH per 600 RPM. Looks pretty close to what you have, but I'm too lazy to maths to double check. But no need to split hairs i suppose.

14/48~~4800 RPM~~66.5 MPH
14/45~~4800 RPM~~70.9 MPH
15/45~~4800 RPM~~76 MPH
Gearingcommander. scroll down the page and there is a table labeled,"RPM differences due to drive train setup changes:"

It's really a cool website.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:44 PM   #73766
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:05 AM   #73767
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I've got the 15/45 set up and at 71ish mph my trail tech vapor reads 5k rpm. I may not have the vapor setup properly (I still can't figure the ppr thing out, it's set on 2 right now). However if the bike really is under 5k at over 75mph that puts my mind at ease and i will do highway all day swapping to the 14t front for the trails.
Does any one know what Honda recommends as a red line ? I'm thinking it's some thing like 6500. Cruising at 5000 for long periods may be causing
Poor fuel millage, oil burning and over heating. Most engines are happy cruising at about half of red line.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:58 AM   #73768
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First Ride on the highway with new 650l!

Hello fellas and fellets. Felt compelled to write on here as I have been lurking since I bought my new 650l and had some issues with the gas tank. Happy to say that I took my first ride on I79 with a motorcycle here in pittsburgh Pa, and the 650l is awesome! Although, since I am still a little wet behind the ears with motorcycling, I made the trip short, only 9 miles on the highway, and man, was it chilly this morning! I can really understand why, NO OFFENSE, older gentlemen buy goldwings, and electra-glides... Those fairings, windshields, etc, would have been nice! That brings me to me question, what windshields are out there, or yinz recommend, for the 650l that would help with the buffeting/wind? I am 6'4", and the bike is totally stock, although not for long... I plan on Dave's Mod, Uni, and removing the snorkel after the first 600 mile service.
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:00 AM   #73769
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:05 AM   #73770
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Dhalrah,

My advice would be to skip the Dynojet kit. Wait until you take the carb off and look inside. You will be able to see what size pilot jet and main jet the dealer put in there (who knows, maybe they are stock....).

With Daves Mods you only need to buy 2 jets and a tiny washer from Home Depot. You will drill the slide (unless the dealer actually did this), and grind the little tab off the float bowl so you can turn the mixture screw fully.

Good Luck
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