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Old 01-08-2013, 10:48 AM   #51331
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I don't like the gap. It drives me crazy when we ride in Colorado but I'm going to live with it. My bike has 2000 miles on it and I'm not going to the trouble to split the cases unless something catastrophic happens.
Run your chain nice and snug... gut your countershaft... you will then have to split the cases. It's easier to swallow when you have to do it
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:05 AM   #51332
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Run your chain nice and snug... gut your countershaft... you will then have to split the cases. It's easier to swallow when you have to do it
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:20 AM   #51333
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+1. For me I just slow down and use first when the going gets rough instead growing some balls and blasting through in 2nd or 3rd. But thats just me.

Cold brother...cold
Actually I use the same tactics as Fritz, because I ride so far out in the middle of nowhere, oftentimes with no cell coverage, that if I got hurt bad from hauling too much ass, I could end up in a seriously bad situation
I still like to tear it up abit when riding with friends, or closer to home tho

Fritz pretty much knows I'll make a smart a$$ remark... It's a twisted kinda of thing.

I know he won't miss a chance like that with me...

I'm with you on the go slow and safe part. A slow speed crash could be real bad for me too. I try to keep it upright at all times.

I sold my XR650L and parted my XL600R this fall which left me with a XR250R and a XR250L to build into one. It seems so slow it reminds me of my XL100 I had back in '75.

For me slow is safe. My XL600 was built and had enough power it hurt to ride fo more the 10 minutes if I did.

I'm just too beat and abused. I'm still gonna build a twisted XR600R for that chance of 15 minutes of fun followed with a few days of pain thou.


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Old 01-08-2013, 11:45 AM   #51334
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I don't like the gap. It drives me crazy when we ride in Colorado but I'm going to live with it. My bike has 2000 miles on it and I'm not going to the trouble to split the cases unless something catastrophic happens.
I'm with you. I don't like the gap between 1st and 2nd, and I wish 5th gear were more of an overdrive gear. However, I'd rather live with the stock gearing than split the crankcase.
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Run your chain nice and snug... gut your countershaft... you will then have to split the cases. It's easier to swallow when you have to do it


I installed the XR650R C/S sprocket because I don't want to split the crankcase! However, if I ever need to work on the bottom end of the engine, I would certainly install the NX650 second gear and the FMX650 fifth gear. Since I have a 2005 model, I would also install the newer spring for the gearshift spindle.



Walter informed us the 2005 and earlier models of the XR650L use part #10, which was replaced by the beefier, part #27 in 2006. Thank you, Walter.



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Old 01-08-2013, 12:09 PM   #51335
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Thanks for the offers to send me a washer guys. I sure I can get one close by. I just remembered Spuds post, was right at Lowes so I figured what the hell.

The two employees got a kick out of it!

If I can't locate one I'll be i touch!
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:15 PM   #51336
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Thanks for the offers to send me a washer guys. I sure I can get one close by. I just remembered Spuds post, was right at Lowes so I figured what the hell.

The two employees got a kick out of it!

If I can't locate one I'll be i touch!
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:36 PM   #51337
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a late entry............

here's a few shots of mine from a ride last October (northern Washington)





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Old 01-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #51338
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here's a few shots of mine from a ride last October (northern Washington)





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Old 01-08-2013, 01:18 PM   #51339
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here's a few shots of mine from a ride last October (northern Washington)
Thanks for posting the beautiful photos.

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:22 PM   #51340
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Can we all just put this in neutral Green light
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:28 PM   #51341
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What? The discussion of hand warmer controls or OIL or transmission gear ratios or the secnic pictures or upside down fork oil levels? Oh wait, we haven't touched that one yet.

How much oil is in your USD forks??? I's got to know...
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:30 PM   #51342
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My XRL with an Acerbis Low Fast Front Fender for years without the mud problem. Does 2 things really well. Keeps the Head cooler(more air) and keeps the bike a lot cleaner. Looks a little funny but hey, the Dakar guys do it.
Do you remember where you got it, or have a part number? And a picture would be awesome..
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:35 PM   #51343
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Did someone mention engine oil? As the following video explains, the wet clutch in your XR650L won't work properly with energy conserving, motor oil.



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Old 01-08-2013, 01:43 PM   #51344
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I don't like the gap. It drives me crazy when we ride in Colorado but I'm going to live with it. My bike has 2000 miles on it and I'm not going to the trouble to split the cases unless something catastrophic happens.

Humm, why didn't I notice that?
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:59 PM   #51345
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+1. For me I just slow down and use first when the going gets rough instead growing some balls and blasting through in 2nd or 3rd. But thats just me.

Cold brother...cold
Actually I use the same tactics as Fritz, because I ride so far out in the middle of nowhere, oftentimes with no cell coverage, that if I got hurt bad from hauling too much ass, I could end up in a seriously bad situation
I still like to tear it up abit when riding with friends, or closer to home tho
Now that’s funny!
Speaking of growing some balls, you all should quit all this silliness of trying to reinvent the Honda and just get a proper go fast off road bike and save the XRL for what it was intended for, trail riding.


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