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Joined
Jun 27, 2007
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Location
Round Rock
First Name
Paul
I'll have another one at some point Been having fun on the FE350 and Indian. I'll probably do Hidden Falls a couple of time before the end of the year, if anyone is interested. I always get lost out there... :loco:
 
Joined
Nov 10, 2009
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10 miles from Mexico
I'll have another one at some point Been having fun on the FE350 and Indian. I'll probably do Hidden Falls a couple of time before the end of the year, if anyone is interested. I always get lost out there... :loco:
I'm interested in hidden falls, never been there, I hear its rough ?
Any maps or info online?
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Joined
Jan 6, 2009
Messages
1,087
Location
Austin, TX
We still sell sprockets and other items for the bike on eBay.
I've seen a lot about the XR650L on FB and now even on Reddit !!
Adv Rider is still an active group.
I finally bought the 13T and 16T front sprocket. Any pics of how you modified the sprocket cover to fit the 16T?
 
Joined
Mar 5, 2015
Messages
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Location
Thorndale TX
First Name
Clay
I run a Cycleracks rack on mine and just strap the rotopax tank under the bag I put on top of it.
That is all I want to do. A 2 gallon under small rear bag. I do want to drill two holes for rotopax mount. I have a 5 gallon tank I will put on if not happy with the rotopax.
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2011
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Austin
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Jeff
OK TW-XRL'ers out there, school me on CDI.

Mine has just failed. At least all the symptoms are indicating that. I see "factory replacement" on ebay for $16, or what appears to be actual honda parts from various online retailers for $40 to $100. Then, there's Megajolt and ignitech that appear to alter ignition timing and unleash amazing HP gains for $150-ish.

So, what's an ignorant fella to do? Any reason (other than dough) NOT to go with the hopped up aftermarket magic black boxes for perhaps some additional power? Or, is there any good reason not to buy two of the $40 boxes and just call it a day? What did y'all do?

Oh, and to maybe be useful:
That is all I want to do. A 2 gallon under small rear bag. I do want to drill two holes for rotopax mount. I have a 5 gallon tank I will put on if not happy with the rotopax.
I have a 2.5 gal roto between my cycleracks and bag. The problem with this setup, IMO, is how high and horizontal this makes the tank. It's OK when totally full or totally empty, but REALLY annoying when half-full. The fuel slosh becomes quite annoying when flipping from side to side - two seconds after a one-side-to-other turn and 10 pounds of fuel sloshes over (20" of travel) and I just don't like it. The far back end of the rack is 42" up there and behind the rear wheel. Exactly where you don't want a decent amount of movable weight. Anyway, I'm going to find a way to move away from this (specifically by replacing my Clarke 4.7 (which should really be called 4.0 gal since it can't fully drain) with Acerbis 5.8 Gal and tossing a couple 30OZ fuel bottles in side cases when needed).
 
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Mar 5, 2015
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Thorndale TX
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Clay
Mine will be full or empty. I got it mostly for security in pushing to the next gas stop. If i run out I will fill tank and rotopac at station. I used to get nervous at 80 miles . no more. I just like the small factory tank look and feel. The reserve on stock is a joke. Have to slosh gas to petcock. I got the 1.75 gal. Where i could always empty it. I don't do long rides at my age ☺
 
Joined
Jun 27, 2007
Messages
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Location
Round Rock
First Name
Paul
I've heard not so great things about the Chinese black box. Mixed reviews on the hopped up ones. Personally, I'd get a stocker, and send your old one to the dude that rebuilds them for cheap on advrider in the XR650L forum.
 
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