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Old 07-27-2006, 02:32 PM   #826
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Question Clarke and Corbin

I've installed the biggest Clarke tank, 4.7 gal or so, on my 2002. Next up, I had hoped to do a Corbin saddle, but when I called to order it the rep told me their seat won't fit with a Clarke tank. He said the stock seat fits with the large Clarke tank 'cause the stock seat pan is flexible crappy plastic, but that the Corbin is rigid fiberglass that won't flex enough to work. It seems that only stock or IMS tanks work with the Corbin. Anyone experience this? Overcome it? Advice? Thanks,
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:58 PM   #827
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Corbin

Hey Chris,
I have an Acerbis 5 gal and Corbin. I had to cut the seat mounting tabs to get it on. Like you said, the seat base is too stiff. I slotted the front side of the mounting tabs as it was about 1/2" short. This creates a C shape and there is enough contact area for it to hold. Use the same bolt and a thicker larger washer to hold the tab in place. Has worked fine over some pretty bad terrain.
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:13 PM   #828
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Hey Chris,
I have an Acerbis 5 gal and Corbin. I had to cut the seat mounting tabs to get it on. Like you said, the seat base is too stiff. I slotted the front side of the mounting tabs as it was about 1/2" short. This creates a C shape and there is enough contact area for it to hold. Use the same bolt and a thicker larger washer to hold the tab in place. Has worked fine over some pretty bad terrain.
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Thanks Papa (we have similar garages, too.) I think I'll try the Corbin anyway. $300 is a gamble, but man, I hate the stock little seat on this bike. In the meantime I'll see if anyone else (Boojum?) RSVPs, what their experience has been. The Corbin on my GS Adv is great, with heat too. PO spent almost $900 ( ) on it, I'm glad the XR's are cheaper.
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Old 07-29-2006, 06:29 AM   #829
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saddlebags?

I need to carry a few books as part of a class I'm taking at work. The backpack I've been using is small and doesn't fit my materials and lunch.
Are there any saddlebags which don't need permanent racks etc for the XRL? I will only need them for commuting and carrying lunch and a few binders.
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Old 07-29-2006, 07:47 AM   #830
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Hey Nut check this out, 30 bucks and youll have more then you need.
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Old 07-30-2006, 11:32 AM   #831
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New guy

Just dropping in to say hi and find some more "poor man" adventure tourer out there. My first born below (if the pic loaded correctly).

I am in the process of trying to add 16/45 gearing (and 14/45 for light trail). I am working with the wonderfully helpful people at Krause / Sidewinder on fitting a 16T front srocket. I had to sent them a stock 15T so they could match up a 16. I have heard both that a 16T will not fit and also that it's a tight fit. I will know by Monday which is true. If you are looking to do the same (with the 16T) Donna is the lady you want to talk to.

Also just as a side note I have the Acerbis 6gal tank with a corbin seat and both fit with only minor issue. I have also had a clark 4.7 on with the corbin with no fitting issues at all. I must be lucky. 2002 XR650L
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Old 07-30-2006, 02:16 PM   #832
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Just dropping in to say hi and find some more "SMART man" adventure tourer out there. My first born below (if the pic loaded correctly).
There, I fixed it for you

(Good job on the XR, btw).
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Old 07-30-2006, 07:47 PM   #833
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KLR duct tape and bandaids

Gotta love it when you find other KLR's with similar issues. So I'm strollin around mid Ohio VMD and see this. I had to do the same thing to mine because the cowlings dil-do just came loose and fell off. So how many others have this issue???
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Old 07-30-2006, 11:54 PM   #834
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XR650L Engine Protection / Crash guards?

Anyone know where I might be able to find some engine protection / Crash guards for a XR650L?

I have looked in all the obvious places and already have the moose skid and SRC engine guards. I'd also like some type of tank protection to keep that fat bastard of a 6 gal tank on my bike.
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Old 07-31-2006, 04:50 AM   #835
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pssst..... Buildit...... this is a Honda XRL thread...


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Old 07-31-2006, 02:55 PM   #836
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I too am looking at the options of engine guards; perhaps in the style that are available for the KLR (from Happy Trails). Haven't found any, has anybody built something like that?

BTW my entry into the XRL series; have enjoyed lurking, learning and admiring. Apologies if the pic tech (or anything else I can't figure out) is screwed up. I promise to better tomorrow.
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:27 PM   #837
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Mongoose I envy your riding area, nice background.
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Old 07-31-2006, 07:49 PM   #838
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I too am looking at the options of engine guards; perhaps in the style that are available for the KLR (from Happy Trails). Haven't found any, has anybody built something like that?

BTW my entry into the XRL series; have enjoyed lurking, learning and admiring. Apologies if the pic tech (or anything else I can't figure out) is screwed up. I promise to better tomorrow.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1154382251
OK, I need to know more about those bags.
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:31 PM   #839
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The bags are from aerostich.com
look like these
http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...s-p-16156.html
with the quick release clips
http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...s-p-16157.html
They are working as advertised and better- waterproof, stuffable/expandable, high quality and have survived a number of slow speed drops and a low speed collision with a trailer.. They also clip onto the grabrail on a /5.

The brackets are from-
http://www.moto-sportpanniers.com/index.html

These have done well, pretty sturdy- they have bent from a few drops, but are easy enough to realign. They didn't go on as easy as I would have liked- it took some persuading. Happy Trails also makes a similar product.
I will post a photo in the next couple of days.
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:08 PM   #840
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Does this count? A little different rendition!

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