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Old 02-27-2013, 08:36 AM   #7036
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Found an XRL manual suprisingly fast, seems you are right
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:42 AM   #7037
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Found an XRL manual suprisingly fast, seems you are right
PM Sent. And the body diameter will tell you also. XRL is fatter.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:59 AM   #7038
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PM Sent. And the body diameter will tell you also. XRL is fatter.
Body measures the same as the other shock on the picture.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:15 AM   #7039
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You mentioned by reading the manual, you figured it out.... what's the indicator?

Steve: are the OD's the same and ID's different?
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:26 AM   #7040
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I've never measured them but they sure look the same. I think Showa would just mill out the inside a bit more for the XRL.

I have both on the bench at home. I can measure them later if needed.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:58 AM   #7041
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I've never measured them but they sure look the same. I think Showa would just mill out the inside a bit more for the XRL.

I have both on the bench at home. I can measure them later if needed.
I have a few at home too. Just wondering. When I start tearing S apart, I want to make sure I get the right innnards back in.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:13 AM   #7042
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I have a few at home too. Just wondering. When I start tearing S apart, I want to make sure I get the right innnards back in.

I would guess that the XR valve will be loose in the XRL body and the XRL valve won't fit in the XR body.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:15 AM   #7043
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I would guess that the XR valve will be loose in the XRL body and the XRL valve won't fit in the XR body.
Smart ass.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:24 AM   #7044
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Yep, same motor as in the sig.


XRL shock is better right? Newer is better?
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:30 AM   #7045
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Yep, same motor as in the sig.


XRL shock is better right? Newer is better?

The XRL shock body ID is bigger. The XRL is a heavier bike and able to carry a passenger = bigger shock and different valving.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:31 AM   #7046
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Smart ass.

You betcha.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:58 PM   #7047
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Just measured the OD on both a XR and XRL shocks.

Same, same.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:34 PM   #7048
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You mentioned by reading the manual, you figured it out.... what's the indicator?

Steve: are the OD's the same and ID's different?
Ehmm, the bumpstop on an XRL is different from the XR is what I found. the Xr looks a bit more stubby where the XRL's is more pointy, I'll take a picture


Just mounted the shock onto the XR, holy shit what a difference. With my old shock the bike could be pushed down with no effort. just taking it off the sidestand would mean it'd compress a bit. Now it just stays put, I DO have to decrease preload quite a bit. the sag is around 2centimeters now from what I can see.. Guess its for somebody around 120kilo's in weight.. I'm no skinny lad but this is too much, I won't be able to kick it over as it is now..

I am curious how the bike will handle with this shock, with the previous shock the bike would allways sit in a chopper stance, fork tilted back a whole bunch making cornering a biotch... If I'd sit on the bike all I'd see was fender, now I'm actually looking OVER the bike and onto the garage floor..



ahyeaah.. low 'n slow!


Me on the bike.


me standing up from it.. (no/minimal load on the bike)

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Old 02-27-2013, 04:18 PM   #7049
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hey guys, I know Im a smartass but here goes

xrl valve and inner body is bigger allowing for more oil and flow

stock to stock an xr6 shock kicks and xrl shocks ass, and the reason is valving more importanlty how the shims are placed

per hitchock racing who revalved my shock, there are too many rebound and comp shims in the stack making the shock(xrl) harsh in places yet very slow and soft in others

I use a revalved xrl shock in my 88 xr6 as some may know...

the benefits of an xrl shock are

heavier spring(10.5 vs 9.5) either for 2 up riding or harder offroading if revalving and or using in an xr6.

more oil and better flow because of the bigger valve

anywhoo

stem lengths bump stoppers are all very minimal changes not worth mentioning...the important stuff is inside

lastly eye to eye measurements are almost equal between both shock, depending mostly on what year xr6 shock you are comparing to...

cheers
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:12 PM   #7050
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after.. (sits a bit lower now, adjusted the sag to 7centimeters.)

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