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Old 02-21-2013, 07:46 AM   #54451
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Did you read his link to the ad? He's getting rid of it to get something street legal but more dirt oriented
They don't make such a thing
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:26 AM   #54452
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Thanks for the info Red I'm going to check them out

I just want to get something that fits our bikes and clears the starter, doesn't fall out etc. I don't care about saving a few bucks, after dealing with Sudco I just want to get the parts without any more hassles

Btw, the guy I talked to at Sudco said they DO send the xrl FCR41 kit out with the jetting on the "safe" ( meaning rich) side to make sure no one burns up a motor and comes back after them. He said since they can't be sure what each bike has actually had done to it, they send out jetting that will cover all the bases.

So now at least we know why the kits come rich

Still not so sure about the crazy high prices on everything tho.......greed maybe?

The OEM's do the same thing for the same reason and to eliminate NOX emmisions. So adding new exhaust and a free flow air filter may put the OEM jetting spot on.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:32 AM   #54453
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:03 AM   #54454
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Sad day. Why are you selling it?

I waited a long time to buy mine and dread the day I will have to sell it. It is and always has been my dream bike.

Excellent bike for whoever decides to pick it up.
i have posted it a couple of times, and taken it down 2 minutes later. it's a tough decision, but yes, i do want something with a lot better suspension, power, etc. yes, i can upgrade the hell out of it, which i've done a lot, but after riding a friends ktm 500 exc, the weight issue really stands out. i already give the BRP a disadvantage by being a fat @ss

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You will be sorry. Ask me how I know? I am on my third XRL, can't seem to live without one?
tom, i have no doubt i will be sorry. as i type this i'm contemplating taking the ad down! i spent many months researching and deciding before i got the xrl. i wanted lower maintenance (than an mx bike), reliability and dirt worthiness. the xrl checks all those boxes, but i just need something more dirt oriented with great suspension to start with.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:03 AM   #54455
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You will be sorry. Ask me how I know? I am on my third XRL, can't seem to live without one?
Yes I have seen this before as well. This bike has lots of pertty farkles. Needs some suspension work to make it MORE DIRT ORIENTATED. People have told me that they dont want to put the money into it and would rather just buy a new bike. 3 times as much money for the new bike, needs to be modified to make it RUN RIGHT, breaks down regularly. Then they end up buying two bikes to replace the original.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:07 AM   #54456
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i have posted it a couple of times, and taken it down 2 minutes later. it's a tough decision, but yes, i do want something with a lot better suspension, power, etc. yes, i can upgrade the hell out of it, which i've done a lot, but after riding a friends ktm 500 exc, the weight issue really stands out. i already give the BRP a disadvantage by being a fat @ss



tom, i have no doubt i will be sorry. as i type this i'm contemplating taking the ad down! i spent many months researching and deciding before i got the xrl. i wanted lower maintenance (than an mx bike), reliability and dirt worthiness. the xrl checks all those boxes, but i just need something more dirt oriented with great suspension to start with.
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Yes I have seen this before as well. This bike has lots of pertty farkles. Needs some suspension work to make it MORE DIRT ORIENTATED. People have told me that they dont want to put the money into it and would rather just buy a new bike. 3 times as much money for the new bike, needs to be modified to make it RUN RIGHT, breaks down regularly. Then they end up buying two bikes to replace the original.
Wow, nailed it! Good luck
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:10 AM   #54457
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REALLY? If you build an EFI system for the XRL could you post a write up or start a thread on it? I'd love to put one together but couldn't find good enough documentation for what I needed since I have never worked with any EFI systems I was trying to learn it all from ground zero, it was like drinking from a fire hose. I would hope that a motorcycle system would be easier to set up than a car even though it would have a lot of similarities obviously...

If you have any good sites to get the knowledge for this kind of thing I would really appreciate any and all you could send me. If you don't want to post it, a PM would be sweet.

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I thought the megasquirt/megajolt FI build was documented pretty well somewhere (never read it myself). Here? TT? 4strokes?
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:11 AM   #54458
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Wow, nailed it! Good luck
yep, you did. i updated the pics on the for sale thread. i feel like i'm cheating on somebody or something!
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:19 AM   #54459
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yep, you did. i updated the pics on the for sale thread. i feel like i'm cheating on somebody or something!
THere is nothing wrong with moving on. What is a drag is when former com padres bash the xrl for it short comings only to live in denial about their new loves.

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:28 AM   #54460
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...but after riding a friends ktm 500 exc, the weight issue really stands out. ... i wanted lower maintenance (than an mx bike), reliability and dirt worthiness. the xrl checks all those boxes, but i just need something more dirt oriented with great suspension to start with.
Well if you're riding dirt with guys on ktm 500s, 450s, crf450s etc. who know how to really ride, sure it will be tough keeping up on an xrl, but they shouldn't have to wait on you at least. However, if they are faster riders, at least you can use the excuse that you don't have a bike like theirs. Now if you get one like theirs and then can't keep up... well, there goes your manhood!
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:49 AM   #54461
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New 500 is a FUNNNNNNN bike!!!

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Old 02-21-2013, 10:37 AM   #54462
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crud i didnt see these were the high bars, if the guy that said he wants them as spairs would like to hold off ill buy them!!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:43 AM   #54463
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New 500 is a FUNNNNNNN bike!!!


Yes but ride it for a year, long rides both on & off road with only oil changes, air filter cleaning & chain oiling & report back on condition?
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:11 AM   #54464
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i'm a hypocrite... the pig is on the block

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=864860
That's a beautiful bike, and a very good deal.

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Old 02-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #54465
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i have posted it a couple of times, and taken it down 2 minutes later. it's a tough decision, but yes, i do want something with a lot better suspension, power, etc. yes, i can upgrade the hell out of it, which i've done a lot, but after riding a friends ktm 500 exc, the weight issue really stands out. i already give the BRP a disadvantage by being a fat @ss



tom, i have no doubt i will be sorry. as i type this i'm contemplating taking the ad down! i spent many months researching and deciding before i got the xrl. i wanted lower maintenance (than an mx bike), reliability and dirt worthiness. the xrl checks all those boxes, but i just need something more dirt oriented with great suspension to start with.
If you afford the extra bike, have available space, and SWMBO allows, keep the XR650L and add a lighter trail bike to your stable.

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