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Old 07-19-2014, 03:55 PM   #73636
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Probably the nicest one I've ever seen. Good score.

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It is a beauty and I think he did well on the price. Wattner's got one that is insane and Syckelmotor is working on one too.

Mike W's is here, post #588. He's got a few uber Ls.

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Old 07-19-2014, 04:02 PM   #73637
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[QUOTE=tft;24650742]my roommate and i decided to get into dual sport/adventure riding and both settled on the 650ls.

mines an 08 with the typical mods; daves, uni filter, q4 exhaust, unknown jet sizes, clark 4.7 tank, vector dash, irc 110 front and rear

my roommates is an 02 with typical mods as well; daves, uni filter, fmf jets (cant remember what size we put in), acerbis 5.8 tank and few more odds and ends.

we just did a trip to big bend national park from Austin and the bikes were amazing. 10hrs each way at 70+ mph all the way up to a 3hr 80+mph leg to make up some time. then some easy dual sport tracks. we aren't the most comfortable off road yet but i'm sure with time it'll come to us.
no major complaints. i would like to get a different fairing (we have the rally raid one on the way to check it out). gas millage kinda sucked, i ran out twice. i can get 160 miles out of the clark tank, but i have to lay the bike over to get the remaining fuel over from the right side. ill probably cut the front fender or do a swap. that thing flops around like crazy! also i would like to play with the gearing some. i would love to drop the rpm down at high speed. the 1st and 2nd gearing needs some help as well.
I've been stalking this thread for a while so i thought i would "sign in' finally.




Congrats! Watch oil consumption when you cruise freeway speeds for along time. They use a lot of oil doing that. Welcome to the fold.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:14 PM   #73638
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Congrats! Watch oil consumption when you cruise freeway speeds for along time. They use a lot of oil doing that. Welcome to the fold.


Thanks! I did notice some oil consumption during the trip. I had done a oil change before the trip and made sure it was at the full line. When I got back it was 3/4 of the way up to the full line.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:20 AM   #73639
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Watch the subframe when you start packing stuff on the back - they break too. Ask me how I know.

If you look, once you take the stock exhaust off, all you've got is a flimsy stick holding the back of the bike up.

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Old 07-20-2014, 07:32 AM   #73640
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Watch the subframe when you start packing stuff on the back - they break too. Ask me how I know.

If you look, once you take the stock exhaust off, all you've got is a flimsy stick holding the back of the bike up.

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I saw on here a while ago someone was making gussets but I can't find it again.
Is that the standard practice for prevention?
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:47 AM   #73641
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I have the pattern for the frame reinforcement gussets and gravityismyfiend has a guy that was making hem.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:43 AM   #73642
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I have the pattern for the frame reinforcement gussets and gravityismyfiend has a guy that was making hem.
What's the story on ordering them? I would need to get 2 sets.
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:52 AM   #73643
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I saw on here a while ago someone was making gussets but I can't find it again.
Is that the standard practice for prevention?
FYI - check out post #73230 for a non-weld option. I just installed a set so can't say how well they work yet. But I like the concept..

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Old 07-20-2014, 11:01 AM   #73644
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FYI - check out post #73230 for a non-weld option. I just installed a set so can't say how well they work yet. But I like the concept..
link to post 73230

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Old 07-20-2014, 11:04 AM   #73645
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What's the story on ordering them? I would need to get 2 sets.

Get with the guy he said is handling production. Gravityismyfriend.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:29 AM   #73646
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FYI - check out post #73230 for a non-weld option. I just installed a set so can't say how well they work yet. But I like the concept..

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I did look into those but read they wouldn't work with my q4 exhaust.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:31 AM   #73647
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Get with the guy he said is handling production. Gravityismyfriend.
Beechum1,
Are y'all still working on rally kits for the xrl?
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:11 PM   #73648
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I did look into those but read they wouldn't work with my q4 exhaust.
I wanted them too, but fitment issues aside, if you think about it, they really don't offer any structural support, They'll just bend or flex until the original frame brakes. The Z shape to fit the bike is their downfall.

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Old 07-20-2014, 02:11 PM   #73649
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Are y'all still working on rally kits for the xrl?

I don't have any fairings made just now. But I have all the drawings for the hardware.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:57 PM   #73650
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I have the pattern for the frame reinforcement gussets and gravityismyfiend has a guy that was making hem.
Could you shoot me a PDF/scale drawing of those braces?
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