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Old 03-12-2013, 07:32 AM   #55966
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Boo,

You might want to add some steering stops to the side of the frame. I welded some blocks and dry fit the forks and tank then ground the stop down to get the most turning radius I could. Hopefully you can see the stops in the pictures.



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Old 03-12-2013, 07:55 AM   #55967
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Thanks Steve, that's a great idea.......... I'm sure it will take me some time for fitting, and modification with this set-up. I'm going to try and get a couple of guys over to the Casa for a brain storming party and see what is needed. One guy is a welder/fabricator, and the other is just a jack of all trades...............

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:09 AM   #55968
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Just picked up today the following,...........well it's being shipped out today

All from a CRF 450X: Front Forks freshly serviced (valved and sprung by Mojo Suspension in UK for Desert Racing) both triple clamps and stem, front wheel, rotor, axle, caliper and handle bar clamps. I look forward to getting things swapped out. Those forks are gonna look sooooo good on the XRL...


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I got the same set-up just have not installed it yet. If ya can post up a how to on it. The more information out there makes it easier for me to do it.

My mechanical skills are just a half a step above lefty loosey righty tighty.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #55969
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I got the same set-up just have not installed it yet. If ya can post up a how to on it. The more information out there makes it easier for me to do it.

My mechanical skills are just a half a step above lefty loosey righty tighty.
Buy the AllBalls bearing conversion kit its listed on their site. Makes for a bolt on conversion other than steering stops and ignition/lock.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:23 AM   #55970
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Buy the AllBalls bearing conversion kit its listed on their site. Makes for a bolt on conversion other than steering stops and ignition/lock.
I picked them up a few days ago, then I got told the bearings are to thin and would not last? That person said the best way to do it is to press out the XR stem (top to bottom because of the C-clip), press out the CR stem, then press the XR stem into the CR forks?????? I have not done any measuring yet so I have no idea if this will work.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:47 AM   #55971
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Also i was looking at my fork brace. and it looks like ill have to get rid of my stock fork covers if i use my brace. is this true? if so what fork prtector would you guys suggest?
Like others have said, just slide the boot up about an inch or two. just enough to get the brace mounted. No need for additional parts or mods...unless you want to.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #55972
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So I sold the 08 XRL last week to help fund a little start up business. I came home last night with another Honda 250cc(242) beast. Just can't keep away.

It's not very fast but it has one hell of a stator!



























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Old 03-12-2013, 10:01 AM   #55973
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So I sold the 08 XRL last week to help fund a little start up business. I came home last night with another Honda 250cc(242) beast. Just can't keep away.

It's not very fast but it has one hell of a stator!





Has it got lecky start....

I see no freekin grip warmers either



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Old 03-12-2013, 10:10 AM   #55974
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Is your frame still bare like this...or does anyone have a stripped down frame? Can someone take a pic or three of the sub frame looking back towards the front of the bike using the sub frame like sighting down a barrel of a rifle.
Reason I ask is my XRL's subframe is slightly bent...UP! The right side is higher up then the left. I think the left side is close to being right while the right side is a tad askew. It looks to be bent right behind the upper cross brace on the back but just wanted pics to see where it "should" be. One of these days I'll have to take the back end apart, heat and bend back into alignment. I'll most likely beef up the sub frame while I'm at it.
I didn't notice it when I bought the bike back in 09. I've known something was amiss since the first time I took the racks off though.

Thanks for any pics!
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:12 AM   #55975
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Has it got lecky start....

I see no freekin grip warmers either



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No, no magic button.

No grip heaters either...but I do have an extra set! Maybe that will be the first mod.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:32 AM   #55976
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I picked them up a few days ago, then I got told the bearings are to thin and would not last? That person said the best way to do it is to press out the XR stem (top to bottom because of the C-clip), press out the CR stem, then press the XR stem into the CR forks?????? I have not done any measuring yet so I have no idea if this will work.
You might look around ie: search at thumpertalk there is a thread with the steps but if I recall the xrl stem was too short but I may be wrong there, I liked the bearing swap its too easy and I was too cheep for the conversion triple clamps which are the best option in my book.


I think this is the thread I was thinking of. http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/592...sion-complete/
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:38 AM   #55977
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So I sold the 08 XRL last week to help fund a little start up business. I came home last night with another Honda 250cc(242) beast. Just can't keep away.

It's not very fast but it has one hell of a stator!
It might be fast, but the suspension appears to be awfully stiff!

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:40 AM   #55978
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Is your frame still bare like this...or does anyone have a stripped down frame? Can someone take a pic or three of the sub frame looking back towards the front of the bike using the sub frame like sighting down a barrel of a rifle.
Reason I ask is my XRL's subframe is slightly bent...UP! The right side is higher up then the left. I think the left side is close to being right while the right side is a tad askew. It looks to be bent right behind the upper cross brace on the back but just wanted pics to see where it "should" be. One of these days I'll have to take the back end apart, heat and bend back into alignment. I'll most likely beef up the sub frame while I'm at it.
I didn't notice it when I bought the bike back in 09. I've known something was amiss since the first time I took the racks off though.

Thanks for any pics!
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:51 AM   #55979
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:53 AM   #55980
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I picked them up a few days ago, then I got told the bearings are to thin and would not last? That person said the best way to do it is to press out the XR stem (top to bottom because of the C-clip), press out the CR stem, then press the XR stem into the CR forks?????? I have not done any measuring yet so I have no idea if this will work.
Since the CRF stem is a larger diameter than the XRL's, it's not as simple to press the CRF stem out of the CRF triples and press the L's stem in. The L's stem is a smaller diameter, so you will have to shim the base to match that of the CRF's, then press it in. Or the other alternative is to turn the CRF stem down to the same size of the L's. There was someone on here who was doing that for a while, think Beechum1?, but not sure he is still doing it....as far as the length of the L stem, it is shorter than the CRF's, but there is still enough grip for the top nut. You have to remember that the CRF trees are thicker, which also adds to the shortness of the L stem...but it will work.
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