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Old 11-26-2012, 09:09 PM   #49411
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Those lights are 500 lumens each and only use 4 watts, and dirt cheap. Deal
able to tell me more about your muffler, i see it has a turn downed tip.
is the end still in it?
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:18 PM   #49412
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flatfender, tell me more about your muffler? i see a down turned tail pipe, what is its size and did you remove the baffle from the end?
i picked up a second exhast to cut open and modify as the cycle wizard did/ wont reveal any more of these tricks, which i can understand but still gonna try it.
is it change the tone or quiet it at all? thanks
I bought a stock XR600R muffler after my Cobra exhaust broke in half. Then I found a Thumper Racing XR650L Baffle at a bike shop but I didn't have my bike with me, when I got home I found out they're not the same baffle....oops. Here's the TR and stock 600R baffle



Rather than buying an XR-L muffler I bored out the stock 600R baffle with directions from Kubiak



That sounded pretty good but then found a brand new XR-L muffler on ebay so I could use my TR baffle.



Then I picked up a used WB E-series muffler



I really can't tell the performance difference between the stock muffler with TR baffle, the 600R muffler with a bored out baffle and the WB E-series muffler, and the tone and loudness are about the same too. All are much better than a stoock XR-L/XR600 muffler/baffle for sure. HTH
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:40 PM   #49413
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Scored a pair of Excels on Craigs for 150! Nope, didnt even try to talk him down. They are off of a 650r. Sorry I know this has been covered before but, what do I need to do to mount these things?

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The easiest way to mount them is to get an XR650R. They will bolt up directly.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:40 PM   #49414
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I like my 600R muffler with the bored out insert. Sounds better than stock but still quiet. I really like the bark of it with the silencer removed, but it's too loud for longer rides. I want to make a turn-down for it to see if it would deflect the sound enough for my taste though.

I looked for one of those Thumper Racing inserts for the 600R muffler, but no luck...

Just curious, what's the inner diameter on that Thumper Racing insert?
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:58 PM   #49415
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i think glockpointer is talking about these... you can find them by searching "xr650l handguards" this one in particular is item # 380494508684.

Yup,they's the ones. Does what it says.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:48 AM   #49416
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Pretty sweet. Does it add much inertia to the steering?
Just got home from the ride. 586 riders, saw 1 guy got air lifted out and came across another with a possible concussion. The terrain this year seemed to have more sandy sections than last year. I suck at riding in the sand and as others have pointed out the XRL can be a hand full when the front end has a mind of its own. Airing down the front isnt really an option on this ride because one minute you're in foot deep sand and the next minute you're doing 30 over a boulder strewn road with washouts. Overall it's always a good ride and getting to spend some time in Vegas is a great way to recover.

The new instruments worked great. The Voyager GPS was a life saver on many occasions. We finished day 1 in the dark and the trail markers were hard to see. The GPS provided reassurance that we were on the right track. The ride organizers emphasize that a GPS can't replace a roll chart because the roll chart has other important information. I agree, and we primarily followed the roll chart and used the GPS as reassurance.
I rode out to Palmdale from the South Bay (south of Los Angeles) at 4:00 AM and the extra wind screen I fabricated offered great protection and then stowed behind the fairing for the ride.
The roll chart holder was a big improvement over the plastic one I had last year.
The fairing and instruments didn't affect handling at all, even at freeway speeds, and the extra height of the fairing didn't obstruct my view if the trail.
Overall it was a great addition to the bike. I will add a separate (and bigger) odometer. I found that I really needed to see the map and odometer at the same time. When the Voyager is on the map screen you can't see the odometer, which means I had to use the odometer on the stock speedo, which worked fine but the stock odometer is down low and the whole reason I did this mod was to bring the critical info up higher in the line of sight. I'll probably add an IMO odo soon.
Here's a pic showing the fairing on the bike. As soon as I get my bike back from my buddy who trailered it home I'll take a few more pics if anyone is interested.

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:42 AM   #49417
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Just a picture of the road leading down to Algeria in the Cedar Mountains

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:43 AM   #49418
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As of right now the $30.00 sale on the 1 3/8"Easton EXP handlebar kit with adapters/risers is still going on.

Get them while you can. Bar selection is getting limited...

http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/ea...s-and-controls


A big thanks goes to "3girlsdad" for the tip.


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Old 11-27-2012, 06:16 AM   #49419
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Is that all that's needed? Do the rotors have the same bolt pattern? I found a page once that had all XR250-400-600-650 wheel interchangeablity. Wish I would have saved that.
Hmmm probably not. I bet theres something different enough to piss you off.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:05 AM   #49420
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Just a picture of the road leading down to Algeria in the Cedar Mountains




Jaco, you are in Algeria now?? Wow, what an epic ride from S.A. How did you get there? Did you publish a ride report?
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:43 AM   #49421
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Just got home from the ride. 586 riders, saw 1 guy got air lifted out and came across another with a possible concussion. The terrain this year seemed to have more sandy sections than last year. I suck at riding in the sand and as others have pointed out the XRL can be a hand full when the front end has a mind of its own. Airing down the front isnt really an option on this ride because one minute you're in foot deep sand and the next minute you're doing 30 over a boulder strewn road with washouts. Overall it's always a good ride and getting to spend some time in Vegas is a great way to recover.

The new instruments worked great. The Voyager GPS was a life saver on many occasions. We finished day 1 in the dark and the trail markers were hard to see. The GPS provided reassurance that we were on the right track. The ride organizers emphasize that a GPS can't replace a roll chart because the roll chart has other important information. I agree, and we primarily followed the roll chart and used the GPS as reassurance.
I rode out to Palmdale from the South Bay (south of Los Angeles) at 4:00 AM and the extra wind screen I fabricated offered great protection and then stowed behind the fairing for the ride.
The roll chart holder was a big improvement over the plastic one I had last year.
The fairing and instruments didn't affect handling at all, even at freeway speeds, and the extra height of the fairing didn't obstruct my view if the trail.
Overall it was a great addition to the bike. I will add a separate (and bigger) odometer. I found that I really needed to see the map and odometer at the same time. When the Voyager is on the map screen you can't see the odometer, which means I had to use the odometer on the stock speedo, which worked fine but the stock odometer is down low and the whole reason I did this mod was to bring the critical info up higher in the line of sight. I'll probably add an IMO odo soon.
Here's a pic showing the fairing on the bike. As soon as I get my bike back from my buddy who trailered it home I'll take a few more pics if anyone is interested.

That is exactly the fairing I want! Where do I get one, who makes it?
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:54 AM   #49422
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Just got home from the ride. 586 riders, saw 1 guy got air lifted out and came across another with a possible concussion. The terrain this year seemed to have more sandy sections than last year. I suck at riding in the sand and as others have pointed out the XRL can be a hand full when the front end has a mind of its own. Airing down the front isnt really an option on this ride because one minute you're in foot deep sand and the next minute you're doing 30 over a boulder strewn road with washouts. Overall it's always a good ride and getting to spend some time in Vegas is a great way to recover.

The new instruments worked great. The Voyager GPS was a life saver on many occasions. We finished day 1 in the dark and the trail markers were hard to see. The GPS provided reassurance that we were on the right track. The ride organizers emphasize that a GPS can't replace a roll chart because the roll chart has other important information. I agree, and we primarily followed the roll chart and used the GPS as reassurance.
I rode out to Palmdale from the South Bay (south of Los Angeles) at 4:00 AM and the extra wind screen I fabricated offered great protection and then stowed behind the fairing for the ride.
The roll chart holder was a big improvement over the plastic one I had last year.
The fairing and instruments didn't affect handling at all, even at freeway speeds, and the extra height of the fairing didn't obstruct my view if the trail.
Overall it was a great addition to the bike. I will add a separate (and bigger) odometer. I found that I really needed to see the map and odometer at the same time. When the Voyager is on the map screen you can't see the odometer, which means I had to use the odometer on the stock speedo, which worked fine but the stock odometer is down low and the whole reason I did this mod was to bring the critical info up higher in the line of sight. I'll probably add an IMO odo soon.
Here's a pic showing the fairing on the bike. As soon as I get my bike back from my buddy who trailered it home I'll take a few more pics if anyone is interested.

I would like to see more pics of your bike and the LAB2V ride. I did that ride 3 years ago on my L. That year it was a lot of sand also. My bike handle it pretty good. But I have my bike set up a little different that yours. I have a fork brace, springs to my weight and a scott's damper. I set it up just for the sand, stiff in the front and loose in the rear. I know its not going to handle the sand as good as mx bike. But it could do it without beating you up to bad.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:55 AM   #49423
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What size fuse are you using? A 5A should be enough, but I wouldn't be afraid to run between a 7 and 10A. Otherwise you have an intermittent short. Are you sure you have the harness hooked to the battery correctly. The center connection in the plug should be the positive connection. If the outer connection is positive anytime the plug bumps the frame you will blow a fuse, Or you have a bit of bare wire someplace that is shorting to ground when the harness gets twisted just right.

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Thanks, Walter,

I will wait for the temperature to rise above freezing, and go check! (Why do I always do this in the winter...) It sounds to me like a short somewhere. Great advice.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:04 AM   #49424
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That is exactly the fairing I want! Where do I get one, who makes it?
Yeah, that's a nice one
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:55 AM   #49425
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I'm seriously considering a center stand. I have tried to reach out to a vendor named Cigar Mike but I'm not getting any replies at all. What do you know about the stand? Do you know if this vendor is still active on this site?
Are there other sources of stands out there?
I appreciate your opinions.

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he is Golfing,
its been 6 months since i talked to him , he was suppose to finish up on the hoglegs for us
I just looked up his website yesterday as I was thinking of getting a center stand and found this...

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Fabricating Again


I am fabricating again but a a slower pace. As this is a hobby for me I am having trouble finding enough time to fill orders as rapidly as I would like. Please contact me by email if you would like a stand and I will try and get to it as soon as I can.

I am considering closing Cigar Mike's for good at the end of 2012 if not sooner.

Thanks,

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i am thinking a guy could add these under his seat cover to warm your bottom!
There are better options out there for that.

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