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Old 05-13-2013, 01:03 AM   #58606
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Yep, GSmarks cooler is the one I have and can recommend it beyond any doubt, it is the reason I will go leaner on the jets now.

15/40 is on the cards also and I can carry the 14 for a quick change in the dune country, grunt is not an issue and when fully loaded it walks up the sandhills better than empty.

I noticed my tappets rattling the last 500k coming home, I adjusted them before I left but that low gearing cycled the engine a lot further from 3550klms to 4200klms and all at higher rpm so tall gearing for me in future.

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Kenno,
Thanks a lot for that post. I am running 15/48 which I think is very close to your ratio and I'm getting ready to do 3,000-3500 around Lake Victoria. I am settled to purchase the oiler cooler to keep my temps down as I suspect I'll have warm days and doing a decent bit of highway riding at 80-100km. Interesting observation about your air filter. I need to take a closer observation of my km/liter and start charting that.

Do you have Gone14s's oil cooler installed? or something custom?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=652313
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:13 AM   #58607
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Running a D606 130/90-18 is perfect, you may find a better wearing tyre though, this is just about rooted at 4000k if i needed it for mud.
Good in sand though.
Here is that tyre with 14/45 gearing, started off in 2nd then clicked 3rd about 1/3rd the way up, also an interesting study for the off topic COG fraternity.
Engine is bog stock with Daves full mods and XR600 muffler because it sounds nice and quiet and doesn't give me a headache on the long hauls.



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I'm curious if there is a generally understood best tire size given other variables? I have a 15/48 sprocket setup. (decided against the NX gears) I currently have a ginormous rear Dunlop 908 tire. I forget the exact size and I'm to lazy to run outside and read the tire. It's definitely to wide for my needs and while I appreciate the grip, I'm thinking I would quickly find more appreciate in the weight savings and fuel savings.

Thoughts? Advice?

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PS. I found NASA's response to our CG discussion...
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/cg.html
I have not had calculus since high school, so I am clueless.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:01 AM   #58608
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I have two XR650L questions for you guys:
  1. Can you recommend a cheap-but-good bike stand? (I am an apartment-dweller and my bike's kept outdoors in a parking lot, so I need to be able to schlepp it out for maintenance) Is this good enough?

  2. My bike's shoes are balding, any recommendation for a good set of 50/50 tires (I would err on the side of durable street-focused above dirt-centric, if I'm going to be honest)
Thanks in advance!
get one form harbor freight tools..... if you find a coupon in one of the moto mags you can get them for 30 dollars and they work good. Get the lift kind that you step on the lever and lifts the bike...
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:55 AM   #58609
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Does anyone know of any kind of Keyless start systems that can be used or modified for the Xr650l? Thanks
Don't know the brands , but I've seen bike alarm systems with remote start and there are automotive ones as well.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:50 AM   #58610
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I have two XR650L questions for you guys:
  1. Can you recommend a cheap-but-good bike stand? (I am an apartment-dweller and my bike's kept outdoors in a parking lot, so I need to be able to schlepp it out for maintenance) Is this good enough?

  2. My bike's shoes are balding, any recommendation for a good set of 50/50 tires (I would err on the side of durable street-focused above dirt-centric, if I'm going to be honest)
Thanks in advance!
I like my Tusk Adjustable Lift Stand. It's portable, stable, and relatively inexpensive.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...erm=tusk+stand



I've used this bike stand to change front tires and service the forks on my XR650L and CRF250X. This bike stand worked well when I removed, and greased the lower shock linkage on my CRF250X. I also used this stand when I installed the lowering link on my XR650L and set the race sag for my shock absorber.

If you're not riding in mud, you might want to try the Kenda K270, Shinko SR244, or Michelin T63 tires.

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:10 AM   #58611
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The Lift stand is way easier, especially in a tight space. Also the Pirelli MT-90 is a great Tire. 150/70-18 fits in the rear nicely.


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I have two XR650L questions for you guys:
  1. Can you recommend a cheap-but-good bike stand? (I am an apartment-dweller and my bike's kept outdoors in a parking lot, so I need to be able to schlepp it out for maintenance) Is this good enough?

  2. My bike's shoes are balding, any recommendation for a good set of 50/50 tires (I would err on the side of durable street-focused above dirt-centric, if I'm going to be honest)
Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:17 AM   #58612
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Canyonlands

Went out to Cayonlands, over Elephant hill out to the confluence overlook, road out thru Beef Basin. Felt like I was on another planet.

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:22 AM   #58613
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Wow, ride looks like fun. Curious how light you were able to pack and what big things you included such as bag/tent/dinner/water/beer and what kind of range you had.

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:34 AM   #58614
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Wow, ride looks like fun. Curious how light you were able to pack and what big things you included such as bag/tent/dinner/water/beer and what kind of range you had.

RZ Rob
I've worked on compressing my "kit" and try to pack light. Unfortunetly that means not bringing beer. I do bring some comfort items, a short half foam pad and a full length air pad, small GSI camp table, and
a camp chair that works with the air pad, some speakers for music that connect to my phone. Other than that water is the biggest concern.

If I really wanted to go light I could get leave those behind and have no top bag at all.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:36 AM   #58615
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Thats awesome!!

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Went out to Cayonlands, over Elephant hill out to the confluence overlook, road out thru Beef Basin. Felt like I was on another planet.

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Old 05-13-2013, 08:07 AM   #58616
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Does anyone know of any kind of Keyless start systems that can be used or modified for the Xr650l? Thanks
Any of the autostart and alarm systems i`ve installed will shut down/time out in under 30 minutes,,,,,,,,so i`d say no,,that i`ve seen anyway..

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:04 AM   #58617
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can you put coordinates of that place?

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Went out to Cayonlands, over Elephant hill out to the confluence overlook, road out thru Beef Basin. Felt like I was on another planet.

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:33 AM   #58618
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Any of the autostart and alarm systems i`ve installed will shut down/time out in under 30 minutes,,,,,,,,so i`d say no,,that i`ve seen anyway..

B

yeah tahts for the alarm systems . Looks like they make em just for ignition http://www.digitalguarddawg.com/KEYL...RCYCLE-PG1.htm
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:38 AM   #58619
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out riding around on the Cleghorn Road bike handled well with the Dunlop D606 wheels on.


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Old 05-13-2013, 10:07 AM   #58620
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Did 130 miles yesterday and was home by 11. For Herlong to Reno. I followed a roadbook I made on rally navigator website. No pics or vid. I was on a mission.
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