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post #1 of 14 Old 02-13-2005, 05:11 PM
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DL650 Sport Shiels

The stock shield can be lowered an addional 2" by re-drilling new
8mm holes. The top center height is 5" in this position. It lowers
the rake and reduces the air from under the screen. No more hemet
buffeting and reduced helmet noise. I can raise my face shield a
couple inches with no wind hitting my face. The bike handles better
during windy conditions etc.

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post #2 of 14 Old 02-13-2005, 06:25 PM
 
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Great job on the windscreen!

But lets here some specs on mounting that rock guard!!! What modifications if any did you have to do to mount that.
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post #3 of 14 Old 02-13-2005, 06:54 PM
 
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HOLD UP

WHOA

Wait

Yes Nice Mod on the windscreen BUT

What is the Story on the Rock Guard ?????????????????????????

XRL Rock Guard ?!?!?!

Holy Shit !! I love it

Details Baby !!!!

Where did you get it ? is it XRL as in Honda?

Got Part #'s Did the Aluminum Sheild come with it ?


I Like it A LOT
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post #4 of 14 Old 02-13-2005, 08:04 PM
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DL650 Skid Guard Alternatives

Try I was a stock XR650L Rock Guard (required 2" spacers & 9 1/2" X 3/8" bolt - and a bracket to hang from the Oil Cooler bottom bolt).

TryII is a stock plastic XR650R Skid Guard attached to a Givi Engine guard (Installed over the XRL guard). I had to make a bracket to wrap around the 1" diameter Givi tubing. Since I do not plan on taking this on serious trail rides - Plastic is O.K. The plastic XR650R Skid Guard does require a small metal spacer to keep the hot exhaust from melting it!

Part# for XR650R Plastic Guard: 50351-MBN-670ZC (H/C 6374151)
Should be less than $50 via a Honda Dealer.

Most serious dirt riders upgrade stock guards to Heavy duty Skid Plates. Should be many stock guards for sale!

More details - E-mail me: [email protected]

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post #5 of 14 Old 02-13-2005, 08:16 PM
 
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THANKS TOM!

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post #6 of 14 Old 02-14-2005, 10:52 AM
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so, I should go out to the garage and remove the skidder from my XR650R, move that one to the Strom, then go buy a heavy duty part for the XR !! [i guess finding out which and from what source should be on another forum]

z

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post #7 of 14 Old 02-15-2005, 07:32 PM
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MSR Skid Plate

Chaparral Motorsports: http://www.chaparral-racing.com
Sells a very nice XR650R MSR Heavyduty Aluminum Skidder Part# 351-1522 for $62.99

I have a MSR Skid plate on my XR650L - it has cutouts and is very light.
I posted a Skidplate picture on:
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/mcmann...nn87/my_photos


The plastic guard is fine for small rocks - - - one big rock will ding your XR650R frame!
post #8 of 14 Old 02-16-2005, 07:42 AM
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GRACIAS MCMANN!

If evolution is valid, why do I still bite my tongue occasionally?
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post #9 of 14 Old 02-26-2005, 06:29 PM
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I don't see the slots on the bottom of the screen in the pic. Are the 650 windscreens different that the 1000?
post #10 of 14 Old 02-26-2005, 07:40 PM
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It works!!

I read this, and just went out and did it. A little more wind noise but NO MORE buffeting! Clean air! I'm 6' 0'', and this was a perfect solution; took me 15 minutes. I'm going to cancel the order for the Givi I ordered last week.

Thanks for the guy who posted this.

Cheers, Doug
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