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Offline BullFrog

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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2020, 02:51:33 pm »
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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2020, 02:20:23 pm »
 
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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2020, 02:34:29 pm »
Wow, that is super impressive, tell us more.
 

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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2020, 02:43:30 pm »
Apparently you can throw some soft panniers over the bike and cable tie a pelican case on top and then do 32,000 km through Africa without any additional modes. You could optionally change the left indicator if you want but I didn't notice any performance improvements...
 
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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2020, 02:48:08 pm »
My daughter has one of these XR125L. This is a cheap and easy luggage system.
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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2020, 03:04:03 pm »
A Big thanks to the guys who took time to comment on this thread.
After reading the posts and seeing the pics I got myself a little 2019 XR150L.
Over the Heritage Day long weekend(for me anyway) I took the bike out for a 3 day ride through the Lotheni and Kamberg areas and enjoyed every minute of it.
Obviously there is no real grunt for punching it through the good sections but considering the load and some of the bigger passes I rode up I was impressed with
the overall performance.
If you are in a hurry to get places then its maybe not for you but it is pretty capable and good fun to ride.
 

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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2020, 03:37:11 pm »
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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2020, 04:37:13 pm »
Been following this thread. We are slowly down scaling with a planned moved overseas in the nearish future, so the my Triumph will be up for sale once I have my hands on the docs next week. I can't, not have a bike, so something like the XR or other little run abouts have really peaked my interest.
 

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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2020, 05:00:02 pm »
We saw over the weekend you can remove the rubber inserts on the footpegs for off road pegs👍
 
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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2020, 06:10:10 pm »
I just love these little Hondas, bullet proof galore. Bought my sons each a new XR 125. Best buys ever and once the licenses are there we will start touring together. That will be in Jan 21, can't wait...

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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2020, 06:24:00 pm »
Can anyone comment on the XR 190?
 

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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2020, 06:37:16 pm »
I saw the 190, very expensive and not suitable for teenagers due to the license restriction of a 125. No noticeable difference between the 150 and the 125 though.

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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2020, 07:14:19 am »
A Big thanks to the guys who took time to comment on this thread.
After reading the posts and seeing the pics I got myself a little 2019 XR150L.
Over the Heritage Day long weekend(for me anyway) I took the bike out for a 3 day ride through the Lotheni and Kamberg areas and enjoyed every minute of it.
Obviously there is no real grunt for punching it through the good sections but considering the load and some of the bigger passes I rode up I was impressed with
the overall performance.
If you are in a hurry to get places then its maybe not for you but it is pretty capable and good fun to ride.
If you have more photos and facts like total distance and ave fuel consumption, go and tell us about your trip in the Ride Reports
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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2020, 10:43:07 am »
A Big thanks to the guys who took time to comment on this thread.
After reading the posts and seeing the pics I got myself a little 2019 XR150L.
Over the Heritage Day long weekend(for me anyway) I took the bike out for a 3 day ride through the Lotheni and Kamberg areas and enjoyed every minute of it.
Obviously there is no real grunt for punching it through the good sections but considering the load and some of the bigger passes I rode up I was impressed with
the overall performance.
If you are in a hurry to get places then its maybe not for you but it is pretty capable and good fun to ride.
If you have more photos and facts like total distance and ave fuel consumption, go and tell us about your trip in the Ride Reports
Very good suggestion

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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2020, 11:12:01 am »
I would assume that the suspension would need upgrading on the XR150L it must be as soft as hell especially if you going to add panniers etc

Then again it depends on who is riding, if you 60kg you going to have a lot more success than if you 90kg
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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2020, 12:27:18 pm »
Stick a backpack on him and tie a duffel to the carrier... adventure here we come... ;) :thumleft:
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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2020, 02:08:05 pm »
We saw over the weekend you can remove the rubber inserts on the footpegs for off road pegs👍

Spot on, 1x M10  M6 and the conversion is done, gives a bit of space to get a boot under the gear lever as well.
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Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2020, 07:14:24 am »
We saw over the weekend you can remove the rubber inserts on the footpegs for off road pegs

Spot on, 1x M10 and the conversion is done, gives a bit of space to get a boot under the gear lever as well.
I donít have any pictures but my son and I welded a bit of flatbar around the standard peg which we gave spikes with a small grinder. It made the peg a bit wider and much longer.

More for looks than anything else I also modified the standard 1200 bashplate I had to fit the XR.

We had a few fun trips together before he got his first big bike.
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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2020, 07:31:35 am »
Many years ago I rode a Honda xr125 from Jhb to Nottingham road via gravel.
Was one of the most fun rides I've ever had. Timewise it was only about 45 minutes longer than on the 650.
Used something like 14 litres to do 570 odd km.
Check out the Honda XR 125 thread on the forum.... These are seriously fun machines and you'll have many memories!  :thumleft:
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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2020, 07:42:34 am »
We saw over the weekend you can remove the rubber inserts on the footpegs for off road pegs

Spot on, 1x M10 and the conversion is done, gives a bit of space to get a boot under the gear lever as well.
I donít have any pictures but my son and I welded a bit of flatbar around the standard peg which we gave spikes with a small grinder. It made the peg a bit wider and much longer.

More for looks than anything else I also modified the standard 1200 bashplate I had to fit the XR.

We had a few fun trips together before he got his first big bike.

I see I exaggerated on the bolt size....M6 is more like it. I never really battled with the existing rubber pegs on the ride but I reckon the steel spikes will give more grip.
Any pics of the Bashplate? I have been thinking of bending some aluminum Vastrap.