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Post  LeoXR on Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:03 pm

Today the new tires arrived.  

K270  4,6*18 ( next to 4.50*18 IRC  TR8 )
and    3.0*21 ( next to 3.25*21 IRC TR8 )

I bought the bike with low mileage and it turned out that the OEM tires from 2004 were still on the rims that came with the bike Shocked ( spare rims are in the bike now )


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Post  LeoXR on Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:36 pm

Have the BRP back at home. We had to align my subframe to the best we could as non professionals to complete the job. Previous owner probably dropped the bike on a occasion and forgot to tell me Neutral



Tomorrow i detach everything to prepare for a paint job
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Post  LeoXR on Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:55 pm

Its to cold outside to spray paint anything so i carried on with the seat.

I reused the seatcover from xr125L seat too.

Still lots of bumps but i am satisfied for a non professional.





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Post  LeoXR on Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:28 pm

Today the clutch cover guard arrived.

Now figger out which StirPot  to use to stick it to the BRP for ever.
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Post  Mauser on Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:36 pm

Try normal silicon its sticks most flat surfaces very well...?

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Post  BuRP on Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:17 am

I stuck mine with silicon on, still sits!
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Post  LeoXR on Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:18 pm

THX for the silicon tips ! I go look for it in the home depot.


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Post  LeoXR on Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:06 pm

Almost ready for take off Cool

Engine en clutch guard to be mounted , insurance and than we can hit the road and start practicing camping while traveling with the BRP.

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Post  2ndA732 on Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:59 pm

nice build! i have the lesser version of globetrottin' subframe. Works great, did need a little massaging to get my T4 into place.

keep it up!
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Post  LeoXR on Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:39 pm

THX ! It is a lot of fun to do i can say.
It`s a pitty the weather over here is bad so i cannot testdrive it.

Did you convert your BRP to a dual sport / adventure bike too ?

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Post  2ndA732 on Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:43 pm

i'm afraid my DS is geared for grandpa as compared to yours, but yes i put wayyy too much money into this amazing machine. Hope this image works, but here she is. I should have done a build thread, but it probably would have spanned 5 years or so. BRP smile :

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Post  LeoXR on Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:09 pm

WOW ! What a beauty Cool  Your BRP realy stand out from the crowd. Every dime is well spent.

I`am almost grandpa and mine BRP is geared 15-48 to enjoy the trip as much as possible at max 80kmph on the smallest asphalt roads over the hills / mountains and no highway.

The offroad trips like for instance col du parpaillon will be at low speed ( have a 14 with me if necessary ) because i drive on my own.
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Post  LeoXR on Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:51 am

The past time i

Covered the clutch side



Mounted the carterprotection



Mounted rocket launchers on the back of the luggage carrier  BRP smile





to carry some tools

And than made my first 200km testdrive.  When i got back i had a list of improvements

First - lowering the footpegs  -

I had wider Alibaba footpegs on the testdrive and that was i little improvement to the OEM footpegs but my knees where still to high. We took the OEM footpegs , disconnect them from the shaft, made the shaft longer and welded them back and the results look very promising









I think we won a inch

Now we must adjust the rear brake pedal and the shift lever

Second i ordered this 320 front disk because i found the frontbrake downhill with fully loaded BRP a bit affraid

Third i want some wind protection. Thinking of copying
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbtnlF4XGso
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK4MBaol2uw

Because this one i can disconnect in a second and it is flexible.
When i drive (offroad) i don`t want a "meoni" happen to me.

And than the second testdrive will take place
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Post  Mauser on Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:22 pm

Good stuff, don't scuff the oil filter cover whatever you do !!! it's in better nick than mine and I wilkl swap it later when your asleep BRP smile

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Post  LeoXR on Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:40 pm

Very Happy

I`ll do my best.

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Post  LeoXR on Fri May 25, 2018 9:17 pm

The bracket arrived just in time because next week i am going to test the new XR650R L 2019 version Wink  in the neighbouring countries where they have mountains and hairpins.



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Post  Mauser on Sat May 26, 2018 9:02 am

lol the what ? "XR650R L 2019 version" please dont mix the R with the L BRP smile

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Post  LeoXR on Sat May 26, 2018 7:13 pm

Mauser wrote:lol the what ? "XR650R L 2019 version" please dont mix the R with the L BRP smile

I was refering to the CRF450L news wich is all over the internet.
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Post  LeoXR on Wed May 30, 2018 11:21 am

Had a great time with the first test session in Germany / Winterberg area.
Rain , thunder and 35 degrees all in a 3 days trip.  
With 15/48 and mostly fully loaded XR i had an average of 1:19km
Was extremely happy with the 320 upgrade in the front



I know its risky in (west) Germany to go off road because of the 300 trillion signs  "alles verboten / Anlieger frei " but i had to try it  Cool

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Post  BuRP on Thu May 31, 2018 8:00 am

LeoXR wrote:signs  "alles verboten / Anlieger frei "

That's a friendly lot there then, here trespassers are just shot, the bike being a bonus Bump
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Post  BuRP on Thu May 31, 2018 10:13 am

If I could post a photo here I would, but I'll type the text on a sign, handpainted on a board somewhere in our rural areas, here:

GEEN TOEGANG
NO ENTRY
TRASPASSERS
WILL BECOME
PROSTITUTES


BRP smile
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Post  LeoXR on Thu May 31, 2018 1:59 pm

Sounds like a great country die zuid Afrika Very Happy
Must visit some time Cool

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Post  BuRP on Thu May 31, 2018 2:02 pm

Come visit, and bring that Pig along then too!
Same open invite for Mauser, awesome riding here! nice

And, if a certain Focker is reading here, same to you Bru! Bump
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Post  LeoXR on Thu May 31, 2018 2:14 pm

My friend google maps thinks its about 13.000 km  from Rotterdam tot Kaapstad on the BRP.
Can we meet somewhere in the middle ? Wink Wink

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Post  BuRP on Thu May 31, 2018 3:13 pm

Dar es Salaam close enough to the middle?
Zanzibar's next then, we'll hire a scooter there in Stone Town!
Will be a good ride, and the 'middle' is probably the Sahara, boring & restricted.
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Post  LeoXR on Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:40 am

The second test revealed that i needed a little more storage for inner tubes / raincoat and some other small stuff.

I searched on the interweb and found a interesting DIY solution : horsebags

Scored a second hand one and :





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