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Old 02-11-2013, 02:47 PM   #53596
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http://www.harborfreight.com/400-lb-...ier-99721.html

My concern is with the weight of the XRL--with fuel and whatnot, the weight easily exceeds 400-lbs., which is a lot of weight (plus the tare of the carrier) to put on a single connection point.

If anybody regularly uses a hitch receiver carrier to haul a single XRL, please send your story & picture.


Thank you, PD.
I don't have a HF, but I did build my own. Not nearly as pretty or as light on it's own, but has a lot higher weight capacity. (more weight than you would want that far back on your truck). If you have the know how and tools, that might be an option for you. I even made mine to where it roatates to act as a ramp so you don't have to lift these heavy bikes up on it.

Also might look at http://www.moto-mule.com/carriers.html, dunno what they run, but I'm sure it aint cheap. Looks like a sturdy well though out design....

Sorry, don't have the capability to post a picture right now. I will try to work on that soon....
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:14 PM   #53597
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http://www.harborfreight.com/400-lb-...ier-99721.html

I have a permanently mounted canopy (nice Canadian fiberglass unit) on my F-150. The XL will not fit inside the canopy/bed. I would like to get a carrier to fit into a standard hitch receiver. My concern is with the weight of the XRL--with fuel and whatnot, the weight easily exceeds 400-lbs., which is a lot of weight (plus the tare of the carrier) to put on a single connection point.

I am not particular to Harbor Freight, this just a convenient example. If anybody regularly uses a hitch receiver carrier to haul a single XRL, please send your story & picture.

(BTW, I am nearly as cheap as ThumperRed, and don't like to waste money. I don't want to go with the trailer option, because of the expense. Round trip rides on the ferry are about $30 in the summertime (for the vehicle plus driver), but the trailer adds $50 each way! One round trip and I could nearly afford the Harbor Freight carrier.)

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You might consider one of the motorcycle tow dollies. I've seen several for sale; here is one example.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=376536
http://www.prohoists.com/Shopping.idc?ProductID=35



You put the transmission in neutral when you tow the bike. However, it's far safer to remove the drive chain, if you have a master link.

You can make one of these tow dollies yourself, and it will cost much less. If the ferry people won't let you keep the bike attached to the dolly, you can remove the bike from the dolly when you get to the water. Store the hitch in your truck, and load both vehicles on the ferry separately. This will cost less than paying an extra $50 to ferry a trailer.

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:45 PM   #53598
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Its always changing out here and not always for the better. I can't post up specifics in an open forum cause you never know who's listening but I can tell you that the curfew of 2300-0500 that we have to be off the streets and in our recall address isn't helping my outlook too much either. The area is still nice, and the locals are still great. My brother in law works at an Irish bar here and I've ran into a LOT of guys that I knew a long time ago, it's been great overall. There's BS where ever you go and I am much happier to deal with it here.

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:51 PM   #53599
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The upside is that the BS runs in cycles

No shit. What upside???
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:19 PM   #53600
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I have a permanently mounted canopy (nice Canadian fiberglass unit) on my F-150. The XL will not fit inside the canopy/bed. I would like to get a carrier to fit into a standard hitch receiver. My concern is with the weight of the XRL--with fuel and whatnot, the weight easily exceeds 400-lbs., which is a lot of weight (plus the tare of the carrier) to put on a single connection point.

I am not particular to Harbor Freight, this just a convenient example. If anybody regularly uses a hitch receiver carrier to haul a single XRL, please send your story & picture.


Thank you, PD.



I run the www.versahaul.com hitch mount carrier. Rated for 500lbs. I load the xr650l with saddlebags and 5.8gallon Acerbis tank full, no problem with sway or bottoming out. This is with a stock 2007 four door jeep wrangler. I got my hitch hauler on Craigslist for about $100.00







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Old 02-11-2013, 05:44 PM   #53601
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If you are going to keep that up, you need to think about reworking your suspension. Perhaps pick up a spare frame when you see one for cheap
These bikes are great for that! (going airborne). Stock suspension is awesome
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:47 PM   #53602
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No shit. What upside???
Just like the piston in your engine. Low in the stroke now... what happens next?
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:06 PM   #53603
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I agree....the pictures alone have cleared my soul a little...gorgeous
I'm so inspired by them, I'm warming up the garage and bike with space heaters, to do an early morning oil change on the xrl. Been putting it off.....too cold, but Walter has inspired me
Right on :-)
This winter and last haven't been typically bad here thankfully. was able to go for a nice xrl day long ride week before last. Fun and didn't get cold Looking forward to the next ride though, perhaps next week si Dios lo permite. It's gonna be a while yet before the upper altitudes melt enough to ride up there but I'd rather be riding the easier stuff than waiting for the better stuff to melt.

Maybe this year I'll get to do a multi-day xrl dirt trip... with camping...
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:11 PM   #53604
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Right on :-)
This winter and last haven't been typically bad here thankfully. was able to go for a nice xrl day long ride week before last. Fun and didn't get cold Looking forward to the next ride though, perhaps next week si Dios lo permite. It's gonna be a while yet before the upper altitudes melt enough to ride up there but I'd rather be riding the easier stuff than waiting for the better stuff to melt.

Maybe this year I'll get to do a multi-day xrl dirt trip... with camping...
camping,,,,,,,,,,,,beeeerrrrrrrrrrrrr


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Old 02-11-2013, 06:24 PM   #53605
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Nope...lay it on it`s left side ,,,do not need to drain the oil....just have a clutch kit and right side gasket ready.. Only part that may suck is removing the old stuck on gasket,,get some single sided razor blades .. B
And some of that gasket removing compound, or paint remover, to soften that glue residue that's a bear to scrape off.
Otherwise, right, piece of cake
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:33 PM   #53606
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Honda Gasket Removal

The factory gaskets are PAPER. No need for chemicals or paint remover. WATER is all you need to soften them up to assist with the removal. That and some fresh razor blades,
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:37 PM   #53607
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A sharp flat wood chisel makes a really good gasket scraper . Just dont use a hammer.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:41 PM   #53608
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I'll bet ya a dollar to a donut that you have cooked the piston. I bought a basket case XRL some years ago that the PO blew due to long wheelies. Oil starved the pump and that's all she wrote for that motor.
Oil starvation because of long wheelies will never be a problem for me. I was born without the balance wheelie gene, and am to big of a wuss to loop out enough times to learn. I can power wheelie just fine, but when the torque curve can't keep up, down she goes.

Steve, I am hoping to have somebody help me with degreeing the damn cam in the next week. If that fails, I'm buying a degree wheel and giving it a go myself. Here's a good article I found:

http://www.muzzys.com/articles/lobe_centers.html

CW, says 110 degrees on the intake with zero lash. Different than how they are generally done I guess.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:43 PM   #53609
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Thumb Just changed from 20-50 to 10-40 full syn oil....WOW!!

The po of my bike had just changed the oil with fresh 20-50 when I bought it......I was able to get some good rides on the 20-50.....but it was due for an oil change, so I went ahead and picked up some valvoline 10-40 full syn, and a wix filter, and put them in today......the 10-40 made a huge difference in the power, downright shocking I knew there'd be some diff because its been cold here, and the 20-50 isn't meant for cold weather riding. But I had no clue how big the difference was really going to be. On my high hp street bikes you don't really feel much diff....but on the lower hp dual sports you feel everything.
The bike literally pulled like it was in a gear lower than it really was.
I got on the gas and thought I was still in 4th and I was in 5th. And that was with the 4.6 IMS full, and heading up a slight hill. Thats never happened before on this bike
Between the thinner oil and the powerbomb/cut airbox with some fine tuning, she's really pulling strong now for an xrl at 5000ft up
The more power I'm getting the more I'm wanting tho

The only thing I miss about the 20-50 is that the motor was a little quieter and smoother......but it felt like it was chained to a post before the 10-40. And I did most of my riding in warm weather with the 20-50.....and the difference is still this big.

I just wanted to let you guys know my experience....if you're running 20-50 I'd recommend going down to 10-40, and a full syn at that
Not sure why the po opted to run 20-50 in the poor xrl
I bet a guy would notice even more of a diff if he went to a full syn 10-30....a little light for our bikes I think, but I bet it would raise the fun factor in the engine department even more And you could prolly pull it off in a colder climate for the winter riders
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:52 PM   #53610
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You might consider one of the motorcycle tow dollies. ... You put the transmission in neutral when you tow the bike. However, it's far safer to remove the drive chain, if you have a master link.

You can make one of these tow dollies yourself, and it will cost much less. If the ferry people won't let you keep the bike attached to the dolly, you can remove the bike from the dolly when you get to the water. Store the hitch in your truck, and load both vehicles on the ferry separately. This will cost less than paying an extra $50 to ferry a trailer.

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Now that's funny... I can picture the look of consternation on the toll collector's face after thinking here comes a big fare!

I think if going this way rather than roll my rear wheel, I'd build a dolly to put under my rear wheel.
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