View Full Version : Just wondering....
07-22-2008, 08:00 PM
I'm headed to pick up my new 08 Honda XR650L on Saturday. I've owned a couple of DP bikes here and there. Nothing above a 400. So didn't wonder to far from home.
Was wondering whats the most miles anyone has rode at one time? Say a trip of sorts. Of course ya gotta include the gas station visits.lol
Also I seen mentioned in a post about the bigger gas tanks. Any links, Pros, Cons all would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
07-22-2008, 09:32 PM
I believe "Clark" makes a 6 gal. tank to fit your bike. (Kawasaki KLR650 comes stock with one) With the larger tank you can go approx 300+ miles w/o refueling! It adds more weight up high, wich effects handling(especially off-road) but is not that noticeable on surface streets. I haven't done any seriously long road trips on mine (I own other bikes more suitable for that). But I did put on almost 300 miles with my KLR 650 just yesterday alone!
11-16-2008, 12:23 AM
Welp had her a few months now.
Consistanly 90-94 miles till Reserve. lol
But man what a ride. My Truck was cryin'.
Hey, I seen on here somewhere (can't find again) a link for a Rear Luggage Rack for my bike...Any ideas?
Thanks n advance,
11-16-2008, 12:59 AM
I just got mine at the end of April and got laid-up for the season, the end of Sep. so I didn't gat alot of time in. I don't do much road riding, especially since I put the knobbys on but the first weekend I had it, I did a little over 300 miles at one shot (2 stops for gas). With stock gearing, I was gettin' 65 mpg easy but I dropped to a 13 tooth in the front and now I get about 45-50 mpg. You can dump about 10-15 lbs. easy, by tossin' the smog pump and passenger pegs, if you don't need 'em. I thought about goin' to a plastic tank, more for the weight savings than the extra range but after pricing them, I decided to deal with stock for awhile.
11-16-2008, 01:56 AM
Found link for the Rack. A little smaller than some others. But all I'll ever need.
12-08-2008, 07:54 PM
I had a 1979 KTM I used to race in 100 mile enduros here in Michigan. (I'm 54 now). It was more getting your bike street legal than getting it race ready! ;)
We were required to have plates, horns, I remember. Got lousy gas mileage. :D I had a big bore (big back then) 400cc I believe. Seems like I remember having to refuel twice. Had the bigger tank on it, can't remember if it was 4-5 gallons. Oh well...
Used to race a IT400D Yamaha, that was a 1974 model I think. And then later on bought a IT400G. Really, really liked my IT's, especially low speed obstacle rides. My brother had a later model than my G, but I don't remember which one it was. I remember going to a Yamaha shop in Pontiac Mi, and throwing a leg over what was the last model IT they made. Don't remember the model letter. But boy was it tall and had outrageous suspension travel! I didn't care for it as much as the early ones. I felt, and still feel, a good enduro bike has to have good ground clearance, but needs a lower center of gravity. Gotta have a good adjustable suspension to pull that off. I also like a wide range gear box, rather than a close range (more like the MXers of my day).
Haven't ridden in maybe 30 years or so. So I ain't tellin' anybody how to do anything! :) Just sayin' from my experience.
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