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First long test ride for the BRP project bike - 11/04/2018

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Just recently acquired this 2007 XR650L project, so after spending way too much money on it, it was time to give the BRP a good test ride. The initial plan was to ride up Cougar Pass in Escondido, the closest dirt road where I live, then next thing I was going up Nate Harrison, down Black Canyon to Santa Ysabel Road. Temperature was comfortable today, but did get a little hot with the jacket when the going got slow.  I may do this again in a few weeks as a beginner type ride for any that want to join the fun, with the option to bypass Santa Ysabel Rd.

Apart from the paint shaker undoing the 8mm muffler mounting bolt on the frame, the motor didn't skip a beat. Pretty happy so far! The stock gearing, as many before have mentioned, does not work when things get a little more technical. Makes me want to rip the motor apart and do the NX650 2nd gear mod, but I'll likely change the stock 15t front sprocket to a 14t. Very happy with the 50/50 IRC TR8 Battle Rallys, makes a great alternative to the Dunlop D606 at a better price.

Relive: Cougar, Nate Harrison, Back Canyon, Santa Ysabel Loop

At the top of Nate Harrison on Palomar Mountain:

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The classic Mesa Grande shot:

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2 minutes ago, Bagstr said:

Who Painted the Curb / Door?

I didn't even notice until you mentioned it. Had to go back to old pictures to check!

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Funny-when I got my bike the first ride I took was up Cougar Pass as well :)

Very cool; good for you!  That relive deal is pretty cool also!

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44 minutes ago, Wierdrider said:

Nice ride👍👍 That is a cool app, was that made with the free version?

Yes, I used the free version. Relive automatically grabs the track from Garmin Connect. 

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3 hours ago, 350thumper said:

That bike is too clean. Needs dirt or some mud under the fenders.

Nice bike.

It's definitely a lot dustier than it was before!

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