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Old 12-10-2009, 11:08 PM   #1561
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The tubes are a little larger diameter where they go into the triples, so i am going to fab a bracket. Or, I am going to take a measurement when off and maybe machine it to fit?

That is an awesome road ride up to Diablo. Can't wait to hit some of those logging roads in the spring too.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:18 PM   #1562
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The xrl should have the cush drive, right?
No. Only XL600s got a cush drive.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:02 AM   #1563
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How close is it?

How close is the xl to the xr hub?

can the hub on the xl be shaved a touch and a touch on the swingarm. I think I measured like 220mm on my xl or something like that. I know this has been touched on before but can not recall why that was not an option. Is it mm or inches?

Thanks Trauma. Knew you would chime in with reason.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:32 AM   #1564
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The hubs are totally different. So looks like I am foregoing the cush. Huh I would have figured them to put cush drive on all the on/off xl,xrls.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:40 AM   #1565
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Are there any?

Hubs with cush and disc in dirt configuration that would fit in the xr/xrl sa?
Or are there any disc/cush road or dirt that are spoked to fit in either the xr/xrl or xl? I can hunt but I know it has already been explored. From a maint stand point the caliper/rotor option is king but more length and stay drum with cush would be okay also.

Sooo, the question, regardless of rim (if going to end up lacing something up anyhow) is there a disc with cush drive hub that fits in one of the above mentioned swingarms?

Long way for the same question.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:07 AM   #1566
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the only thing you would need to do is weld on a rectangular aluminum tab onto the newer swing arm that matches the the groove in the hub on the drum. Also there was a post awhile back on a flat track with custom disc set up. I think he used a (exspensive) aftrermarket cush hub. Not 100% sure on this, so don't quote me. My Xl is mostly for hitting the trails so the cush is not overly important to me. If I am doing an adventure ride and loaded down, I probably won't be doing power wheelies anyways.
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:53 PM   #1567
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Cush drive

When I did the swap, I rode with the XR hub and never noticed any difference. The XR wheels can be picked up cheap, so you can have one set mounted with street tires, and a second with knobbies.

But if you have the money, there is an aftermarket hub company (Talon maybe?) that builds an alloy cush drive unit for the XRL that should fit. Way too expensive in my opinion for the benefit.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:17 PM   #1568
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:24 PM   #1569
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cush drive

I thought the cush was to protect the tranny? I guess if it were to start crushing trannys they are a little easier to find than say a head. Good idea, swap the whole shebang.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:41 PM   #1570
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Yea, the cush drive is like a shock absorber for the counter shaft. Helpful but not necessary. Obviously, they stopped installing them. It might pay to be more gentle with the throttle on the street, but what can you do, sometimes you gotta give it to her.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:26 AM   #1571
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ok so as of today the stock footpegs went on both the

'xl600 mods to be done' list and also the 'hitlist'.

i nearly dropped the bike at an intersection today when my foot got caught on the inside edge of the right peg, i got it free in time to stop the bike from falling completely over but i already had my knee out and hand out to soften the blow. so the damage to my pride infront of all the cars was already done because i looked like an ABSOLUTE FLIPPING IDIOT.......this is even after i defended them to everyone changing them for KLR pegs.

luckily the bike is so light that i easily pushed me and the bike back up with one leg and dumped the clutch to regain at least SOME street cred. i would like to have seen the same thing happen to a harley or bmw-dial-a-tractor. ka-CHUNK!
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:23 AM   #1572
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...my foot got caught on the inside edge of the right peg...
A different model bike, but imagine the helpless feeling of trying to put down your foot, and having the kickstarter run up your pant leg.

Timmmmberrrrr.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:53 PM   #1573
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Here's 2 pics of my recently add-ons.
One is my wider footpegs and the other are Turk handguards.



You know all about the footpegs but the handguards are a nice addition. Went for a short ride this morning @ 30F out and they did stop the wind pretty well. Don't know about bushes or treelimbs yet.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:24 PM   #1574
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I remember reading somewhere that a weak battery in time could damage a stator.
Does anyone know if that is true or not??
I finally replaced my battery after charging it everytime I went for a ride.I run a switch for the lights so I don't run the lights all the time, only on the pavement.
It is a Ricky Stator only 5 months old. Only reason I ask is,I am beginning to get some starting issues and didn't know if this was the place to start.
Thanks as always. I'm on a slow learning curves with the ole XL.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:48 PM   #1575
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The stator on the XL uses one pole for the ignition, one pole for the headlight and the rest for the tail light and other stuff like the turn signals, dash and taillight, heated gear etc... I would pull the plug and test for spark while kicking it over. Anything less than a robust blue spark at the plug means something is wrong. I did have one Ricky Stator go bad on mine after 4000 miles so it isn't like they all hold up forever. They did warrantee it and send me another one.
My superstition is that heat killed the stock one, and the summer highway cross country run killed the 2nd one. I put on an oil cooler and hope the bottom end gets the much needed cooling it deserves. Hopefully no more fried stators!
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