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Old 01-28-2013, 06:25 PM   #52546
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My friend Chane is a powder coater and XRL owner. He does nice work.







Chane's wheel.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:27 PM   #52547
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Hey is this the Even Older Honda Technology Forum

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:54 PM   #52548
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Hey XRL guys, got a couple questions now that I've had the maiden voyage on my new '05 6-fiddy.

Question #1, does anyone make lower pegs for the XR's? I remember FastBoy pegs were the answer for my YZ450, but the XR's have that asymetrical peg-hanger frame thing going on. I've got really long legs, see pic below, and need more room for stretch. Even a half inch would help.

Question #2. Whats the best twin round headlight source for the XR's. The headlight on mine is next to worthless at night and I always did like the double six inch round light baja look. Thanks much.


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Old 01-28-2013, 07:54 PM   #52549
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My friend Chane is a powder coater and XRL owner. He does nice work.







Chane's wheel.
WOW! That is the cats meow
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:04 PM   #52550
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That looks like a beautiful vacation trip, Walter!

Man, you are loaded! Those panniers and rack look very well done. Is that the happy trail system? How reliable have they been?
I'm getting discouraged against hard luggage for this bike after reading Ulyses's thread about his rack breaking every few days while blasting through Central and South America. I'd like to know if there's anything that holds up.
My side racks and boxes are Happy Trails. My side racks have been modified. I broke the right side rack twice and the left side once. This happened in the first 15 to 20,000 miles. Each time I broke it I took that side off and had one of the welders at work add a brace. After the third break I think I got the problem figured out and fixed. I'm adding a couple of pictures that hopefully show what I did.

Right side.


Left side.



HT's top rack is supported in the back by the bikes sub frame. The bikes sub frame is very weak where this attachment is made. I didn't like that system. Any other racks I saw available when I bought my bike, January of 2006, seemed to use the same system. So I made my own, again with the help of a coworker who welds. The back of my top rack is supported off of the back of the HT side racks. You can see part of those support tubes in the pictures above.

This is a picture of the rack off of my bike, just after it was powder coated.


This is a close up of it mounted on the bike.


Since adding the side rack braces, I have ridden someplace between 60 and 70,000 miles with no more problems.So I consider my racks to be fixed. The lower brace on each side seems to be the one that did the job.

If I was buying the HT racks new now, I would add those braces before I ever installed the racks on my bike. On the other hand Twisted throttle now has a set of racks for the XRL. From what little I can see in their pictures and video, my guess is they will need no modification to hold up to the job.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:09 PM   #52551
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WMD,

The double headlight is usually Buell Lightning headlights.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:11 PM   #52552
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Did you take it back a part for them?

Worse project, Honda CB 400 in box's. Turned out to be 3 different motorcycles, only 1 was a Honda.

Best project Honda CB 900 F. Bike was not disassembled. PO said it ran 5 years ago when parked. He could not get it running. Battery was dead. Bought it for $100.00, bought a battery on the way home, drained gas, put fresh gas in, installed battery, and it fired right up.
I bought a non running XL500 from a guy for CHEAP. He was tired of having the non-runner sitting in his garage. After I paid him, I spent about 30 minutes tinkering with at the curb in front of his house. Drained the gas out of the carb and tank. Fresh gas. Started the $%&*er up and rode it home. He was standing out in front of his house all smug and shit when I was kicking it over... his expression when it fired up... PRICELESS

I suspect he was the bastard who stole it several months later... Karma's a bitch!
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:11 PM   #52553
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WMD,

The double headlight is usually Buell Lightning headlights.
Bolt on and go or does it take a bit of modifying?
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:17 PM   #52554
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Baja Designs is what you were referring to the lights. Or trailtech.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:20 PM   #52555
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Hey XRL guys, got a couple questions now that I've had the maiden voyage on my new '05 6-fiddy.

Question #1, does anyone make lower pegs for the XR's? I remember FastBoy pegs were the answer for my YZ450, but the XR's have that asymetrical peg-hanger frame thing going on. I've got really long legs, see pic below, and need more room for stretch. Even a half inch would help.

Question #2. Whats the best twin round headlight source for the XR's. The headlight on mine is next to worthless at night and I always did like the double six inch round light baja look. Thanks much.


I use pivotpegz. Lower, wider and pivoting for large feet. If you want old school double round, you can go with BAJA DESIGNS dual fuego.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:30 PM   #52556
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My friend Chane is a powder coater and XRL owner. He does nice work.







Chane's wheel.

Yes he does, that's beautiful.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:46 PM   #52557
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Hey XRL guys, got a couple questions now that I've had the maiden voyage on my new '05 6-fiddy.

Question #1, does anyone make lower pegs for the XR's? I remember FastBoy pegs were the answer for my YZ450, but the XR's have that asymetrical peg-hanger frame thing going on. I've got really long legs, see pic below, and need more room for stretch. Even a half inch would help.

Question #2. Whats the best twin round headlight source for the XR's. The headlight on mine is next to worthless at night and I always did like the double six inch round light baja look. Thanks much.
My lights worked out pretty well. They are over twice as bright (maybe 4x as bright) as the dual 8" Baja Designs halogen race lights, and they don't usually blind oncoming traffic. The downside, you have to build them and they probably cost more. The upside, you can go fast at night.

I am currently refurbishing them because I didn't do a good enough job sealing them up and they got a bit of water inside, which jammed up a high-beam solenoid. They aren't that great in tight corners. I figure I will add a helmet light at some point to fill in the corners.

This is low-beam, looking up a hill:


Here's more info.


But if lack of DOT approval is ok for your use, these are very simple, pretty easy to install, are very durable and don't use much power:


They are also available in a 10-inch version. There is no dimming control yet, to my knowledge. I don't know if they can be safely dimmed either with your own controller. I have one of the 6-inch versions on my XR600R and it lights up the night very well for singletrack riding!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:53 PM   #52558
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My friend Chane is a powder coater and XRL owner. He does nice work.







Chane's wheel.
keep it up and my head won't fit in my new helmet.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:58 PM   #52559
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keep it up and my head won't fit in my new helmet.
What's the going rate to do both wheels in black?
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:11 PM   #52560
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[QUOTE=Ben99r1;20598651]What's the going rate to do both wheels in black?[/Q

i need to know if wheels are completely assembled or not .and in gloss ,semi gloss or flat black. mine and gary's are in semi gloss black.and i will ask my boss for the price and get back to you tomorrow.
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