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Old 02-03-2011, 07:00 AM   #16
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Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!

Here is a motivational video for ya:

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Are you doing anything about the gearing?
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:25 AM   #17
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I'll be watching.....
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:11 AM   #18
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i cant wait to see the progress! that thing is going to suprise all the hightech new bikes out there! yay for the ol 650l!
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:40 AM   #19
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i cant wait to see the progress! that thing is going to suprise all the hightech new bikes out there! yay for the ol 650l!
I think Kuby should build Wattner a tank. That would be even more kick ass.....
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:11 AM   #20
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Congratulations to you for getting what you want, any big plans for the maiden voyage?

I wish I could follow this build on the Discovery channel instead of another radical chopper build.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:43 AM   #21
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$7000 grand total is still cheaper that most ktm's. Its even a little bit more than new 650 size japan bikes. It seems like he is getting a lot for his money. This is going to be a great looking and powerful bike. I hope it can still keep its reliability? Ben
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:49 AM   #22
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Okay Mr Wattner, I have a few questions on your new build.

Why the Jagg oil cooler and not the Vanpelt? I thought you'd gotten the vanpelt before and wanted to know why.

Also, your bike I rode had a guts seat why the change to the Seat Concepts?

I'm just wondering if you're just interested in trying something different or experience has left you wanting and are trying something new.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:49 AM   #23
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I'm thinking of upgrading my lighting also, Are you going to use hard or soft bags for your gear?

I have ordered a GiantLoop Mojave. I will use strap on dry bags if I need more storage.... I travel really light. Quick dry performance fabrics, take woolite to wash at night, etc... No hard bags for me. They look like weapons in a fall and would cause damage...just me though

The wheels are very nice. I gotta start saving my pennies.
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I have never had anyone answer how it affects wheelies, and I like a clutch. Maybe one day, but kind of a novelty to me

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Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!

Here is a motivational video for ya:

XR650L Racing Motocross
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70jokjTaGT4


Are you doing anything about the gearing?
Gearing will be 15/45. With that much power, the second gear to close up the gaps and a fifth that is taller, I think it will be perfect. I have a 42 and a chain that I may try, but who needs to go 150? Wait, 150?.... Ok, i'll try it! Really though the 15/45 should do it fine. Anything that needs to be lower will be for the KTM or Cannondale anyway


Fritzco, Maybe so? I have run all of the Webcam grinds and the Race cams are sweet in the upper revs. We will see!
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:54 AM   #24
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TJ... what's up???

I still have the other bike, so the VanPelt will go there. I am not going with big fins yet (Maybe I should???) so I thought the Jagg may be the shiznit and probably offers a little more cooling than the VanPelt, which combined with the Big Fins would be about right....

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Okay Mr Wattner, I have a few questions on your new build.

Why the Jagg oil cooler and not the Vanpelt? I thought you'd gotten the vanpelt before and wanted to know why.

The guts seat is staying on the other bike... The seat concepts looks like the direction I found on my GS that I really liked, which is narrow front and wider in the rear. Plus I am adding a seat heater to the new one... If you can't tell, I love tinkering and changing stuff around.

Also, your bike I rode had a guts seat why the change to the Seat Concepts?

I'm just wondering if you're just interested in trying something different or experience has left you wanting and are trying something new.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:00 AM   #25
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Thanks Ben, reliability is goal #1 (along with power!!!), hence the decision to stay away from the radical cam. The high compression will be fine with the custom rod, but add the compression and a cam and I see the reliability going south...I have smoked a couple of top ends with crazy cams and high compression leaving me stranded away from my vehicle, sometimes by days. I will be jumping on this bike and taking off for days at a time.... I decided that I should not have hi-comp AND a radical cam, so I went with compression. That may change???? Hell I may ride it for a weekend and tear the top end off, add fins, different cam or whatever... But, I don't think so. I really feel I have it all planned just the way I want it for me!

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$7000 grand total is still cheaper that most ktm's. Its even a little bit more than new 650 size japan bikes. It seems like he is getting a lot for his money. This is going to be a great looking and powerful bike. I hope it can still keep its reliability? Ben
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:32 AM   #26
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I think Kuby should build Wattner a tank. That would be even more kick ass.....
thanks El Birdo! i wish i had more time but one of these days i will catch up so i can make some nice stuff!
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:14 PM   #27
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Thanks for putting this together Wattner. I'm still pretty new to the XRL so your thoughts are helpful.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:15 PM   #28
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Thanks for putting this together Wattner. I'm still pretty new to the XRL so your thoughts are helpful.
I think its a pretty cool thread. I'm so glad I have an "L" do dream about more farkling

Thanks Watt
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:11 PM   #29
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Thoughts on Renazco for the seat? James built mine, are they still doing their thing?
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:26 PM   #30
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Wow!

Wattner your previous L was beautiful, the best I had seen. It got me saving parts for a build which I need to start soon. Haven't got my hands on the a fifth gear yet, waiting for a GS Mark cooler, and have yet to decide on a cam. You will be very happy with the CRF Stuff rotor. Did you get an '08 master cylinder set-up? It's much less "notchy". Can't wait to see this thing. I'll be interested to see how you like your seat–you put in some long days. My Renazco serves me well on the 10 hour days. This thread is straight-up XR650L porn
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