I'm picking up one on Monday. It has some of the same things done to it...like a slide carb and different pipe. I like the brush guards you have! These bikes are very popular out in the desert, where I'll be riding it!
Cool, what year? Not that it really matters, they were virtually unchanged from 2001 up, and not many changes from the original 1993 model. Check out ThumperTalk and ADVrider as excellent sources of information, helped me a lot in deciding how to modify it to my tastes. Make sure you remove the smog equipment if it hasn't been done already and if it still has the stock carb do the "Dave's Mods"; drilling out the slide holes, rejetting and shimming the needle, makes a HUGE difference. The h/l guard, engine skid plate and guards and m/c guard are from Turbo City, available direct or through ebay.
Note that there are two different bikes and dont get em confused... XR650L pictured in this thread... 650cc air cooled. and the XR650R, the BAJA king, 650cc liquid cooled BEAST. Both GREAT bikes, 650R never came street legal from the factory and if im not mistaken didnt have electric start either, but made a BUNCH more power than the L.
Great lookin bike OP. the mods make it look like it should! that stock tail light was NASTY!
Yeah, R's are a whole different beast, for us guys that aren't running Baja any time soon the L is great for everyday dual sport riding and is virtually bulletproof. Has any manufacturer ever produced an uglier stock taillight?
Great job Scott, you always do things first class....no exception here.
Looks really good Scott. Nice transformation. It will really look good when you resticker the tank.
Thanks guys, I have a set of plain black Honda Wing XR stickers for the tank, have been debating covering the white side panels with all the manufacturer decals that came with my aftermarket parts.