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Offline abnormaload

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Honda XR650L
« on: October 17, 2016, 08:53:58 pm »
Can get my hands on a 2012 Honda XR650L, 23000 km on the clock, long range fuel tank, rear luggage rack. Bike is in immaculate condition. R45k! Any comments?


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Re: Honda XR650L
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2016, 09:46:05 pm »
Yes, buy it already :thumleft:
 

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Re: Honda XR650L
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2016, 10:02:15 pm »
Terrible bike! Avoid at all costs. Seat too high and drinks oil by the gallon. I don't know what Honda engineers were thinking when they designed the bike in the early '90's but it somehow managed to stick around until the present day. It's a kak bike and very highly un-recommended - I would never buy another one in my lifetime but then I'm still stuck with one for life. 23K km sounds OK-ish @45K ZAR, make sure you throw some oil at it every other ride and it will last a lifetime. Shitloads better than an orange (lemon) 690 too.
 

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Re: Honda XR650L
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2016, 10:04:09 pm »
Terrible bike! Avoid at all costs. Seat too high and drinks oil by the gallon. I don't know what Honda engineers were thinking when they designed the bike in the early '90's but it somehow managed to stick around until the present day. It's a kak bike and very highly un-recommended - I would never buy another one in my lifetime but then I'm still stuck with one for life. 23K km sounds OK-ish @45K ZAR, make sure you throw some oil at it every other ride and it will last a lifetime. Shitloads better than an orange (lemon) 690 too.
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Re: Honda XR650L
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2016, 10:05:37 pm »
Sho.....that bad?
 

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Re: Honda XR650L
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2016, 09:50:24 am »
Ag nee man, seriaaas  ??? And just when I'm looking to get one !
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Re: Honda XR650L
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2016, 10:05:32 am »
Terrible bike! Avoid at all costs. Seat too high and drinks oil by the gallon. I don't know what Honda engineers were thinking when they designed the bike in the early '90's but it somehow managed to stick around until the present day. It's a kak bike and very highly un-recommended - I would never buy another one in my lifetime but then I'm still stuck with one for life. 23K km sounds OK-ish @45K ZAR, make sure you throw some oil at it every other ride and it will last a lifetime. Shitloads better than an orange (lemon) 690 too.
You forget to mention the sub frames that breaks into pieces as well  :peepwall:
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Re: Honda XR650L
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2016, 10:21:42 am »
You won't regret - excellent bikes!!!  :thumleft:
Just make sure the jetting has been corrected - standard too lean - with filter WAY too lean - even more so with pipe too!!!
 

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Re: Honda XR650L
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2016, 10:23:33 am »
Mine was so bad I left it in the Karoo.  :lol8:

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Re: Honda XR650L
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2016, 12:18:16 am »
My son was quite happy with his until the frame disintergrated.
I was impressed by the motor but have lost all faith in the "weak" frame.

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