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Old 08-20-2007, 03:00 PM   #1
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XR650l supermoto

Hi Everyone,

I have a XR650L, I was wondering if there is anyone out there that has converted their XRL into a supermoto. If so can you post some pics? I am thinking of converting my bike and I would like to see what others have done.

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Old 08-20-2007, 04:12 PM   #2
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This guy seems to be doing a nice job.
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=541325
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:28 PM   #3
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Hi Everyone,

I have a XR650L, I was wondering if there is anyone out there that has converted their XRL into a supermoto. If so can you post some pics? I am thinking of converting my bike and I would like to see what others have done.

Thanks,

Cumbacheech
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FWIW Don't waste your time and money on making a XR650L Supermoto, unless you run across a good deal on a set of wheels.

For the money it'll cost you to build wheels, buy a brake and set-up the suspension you'll end up with a bunch of money into a old out of date bike that is slow, heavy and only handles marginally better with the 17" wheels.

If you really want to do SuperMoto
Sell the XR650L and get a DRZ400SM or a KTM 625 SMC. Those bikes are just as reliable as the XR, but much more modern. I didn't like the Buzziness of the LC4 motor so I bought a Converted XR650L (paid only slightly more than a stock one), but the power is so far down from the LC4 it's ridiculous.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:23 PM   #4
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heres one for sale....not mine but just found it

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/mcy/397781531.html
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:56 PM   #5
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Here'a roundabout picture of my XRL 'Tard with a couple of his stable mates

You'll find a slew of them over at www.supermotojunkie.com
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:43 PM   #6
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Unless you are a power monger and already feel that your XR is slow on the street, I'd say do it.
I have a DR650 which many people did tell me not to bother, (too heavy, too slow), and "get a KTM...". I went ahead and motarded it and I love it. Maybe take your time and try to find a deal on the wheels.

However, it IS heavier and slower, than a 625smc. As long as you are cool with that.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:01 PM   #7
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:32 PM   #8
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I wouldn't call my bike a SM, but I have modified it to improve performance on the pavement. It's got the Kouba link, and the stock fork springs are stupid soft so I shortened them (stiffening effectively) a couple inches. Those of you that know the bike know it's still pretty tall...but with a set of Avon Distanzias (on stock rims) I can scrape the pegs. So yes, 17s would be better but how much tracktion do you really need? A lot of fun can be had with some cheap mods and set of tires.

Power wise, it's not "fast" but not slow either. With stock gearing, nice clutch-up wheelies in second gear, and a top speed near 100 mph. Motor has been modded a bit too but nothing too expensive, and still have stock carb.

Bottom line, you can have a lot of fun on a kart track or parking lot races with the XRL. It will not compete with a new SM bike with 17s. Just depends what you want to do.
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