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Old 01-29-2006, 01:40 PM   #61
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I don't have # plates on mine, but lots of bikes wave to me. Maybe because it's a "no man's land" bike that all others wave. Even HD riders wave to me. HD doesn't make a dirt/dualsport bike, so there's no reason to shun me for not buying a HD when I want a specific bike.
An old thread comes back to life... That has been my exprience too. I was out riding the DR recently and was getting all kinds of waves from all bikes, HD's too. I wave all bikes, regardless of their or my brand. One interesting experience, I passed a new F650 on my DR glanced and glanced over to wave, it was totally ignored! I would have expected that from a HD rider, not another D/S rider! go figure...
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Old 01-29-2006, 04:17 PM   #62
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An old thread comes back to life... That has been my exprience too. I was out riding the DR recently and was getting all kinds of waves from all bikes, HD's too. I wave all bikes, regardless of their or my brand. One interesting experience, I passed a new F650 on my DR glanced and glanced over to wave, it was totally ignored! I would have expected that from a HD rider, not another D/S rider! go figure...
some times I get tired of waving and just want to concintrate on rideing
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:06 AM   #63
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Sounds like something similiar I heard once refferring to guns..."Beware the man who owns ONE gun and shoots it."
Sage advice in a rich country where we are often heard to ask "should I trade this in while it still has some value??or ride it into the ground.( if it still has value why would you need to replace it.?
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:26 AM   #64
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Sounds like something similiar I heard once refferring to guns..."Beware the man who owns ONE gun and shoots it."
Sage advice in a rich country where we are often heard to ask "should I trade this in while it still has some value??or ride it into the ground.( if it still has value why would you need to replace it.?
I have been guilty of searching for "the perfect bike" for many years, and still haven't found it -- there always seems to be something that makes me think "if only this bike (fill in blank)" -- I sure wish I could be content with just one (or two) bikes -- would save a ton of money for sure.
*sigh* -- I suffer from Multiple Bike Disorder, like many others on these forums do too.
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:43 AM   #65
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:35 AM   #66
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Boy, this thread is pretty old

I really like my xr650l, works good for me.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:32 PM   #67
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I have three of these things. One stock, one built, and one I'm turning into the ultimate XRL.
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:28 PM   #68
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i have a ball on mine
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:05 AM   #69
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i also enjoy mine. i have 2. it is all ive ever riden and i learned on it too. 1 im taking on a 25,000 ish mile trip in march hopefully. btw i need a better seat. anyone now which is the best?

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Old 10-25-2009, 12:43 PM   #70
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. btw i need a better seat. anyone now which is the best?
This one of course



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Old 10-25-2009, 12:45 PM   #71
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im taking on a 25,000 ish mile trip in march hopefully.
Where to?
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:51 PM   #72
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Walter, where did u get that? i am taking the xr650l to all 48 lower states and parts of canada. but i need a good seat. hopefully most of it will be offroad.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:18 PM   #73
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Walter, where did u get that? i am taking the xr650l to all 48 lower states and parts of canada. but i need a good seat. hopefully most of it will be offroad.
Russel click on the picture.

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Old 10-26-2009, 10:27 PM   #74
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thanks. pretty pricey though. o well, how does it work, feel, ride? how well does it work off road? and stuff.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:32 PM   #75
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thanks. pretty pricey though. o well, how does it work, feel, ride? how well does it work off road? and stuff.
Cost was around $450 with leather insert, and rain cover, In early 2006.

When traveling I average about 400 miles a day. i have done over 600 more than once. My longest day on it has been 810 miles, in around 15 to 16 hours.

Gravel and maybe a few dirt roads, are about as far off road as I get. I don't see any reason that it would be a problem off road. The wings are behind my legs and don't interfere with me standing on the pegs. These seat are custom made. Exactly where the wings end up will depend on ones size, and how you mark the seat before you send it in for building.

What it won't do is make an XRL feel like a Gold Wing. An XRL is still a thumper, and there is a certain amount of vibration that come with that. This seat isn't going to make that vibration go away. I doubt any seat will.

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