Motorcycle
2000 Honda XR650L
Reports about Kevin
Basso's cross-country offroad
motorcycle trip.

 
tips
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Kevin Basso
Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America


From the factory


I have been riding motorcycles since 1990. I have owned 3 dual-sport bikes in my life

  1. 1984 Honda XL250 purchased in 1990
  2. 1985 Suzuki SP600 purchased in 1991
  3. 2000 Honda XR650L purchased at the end of 1999 in San Francisco, present bike.

 

I have spent the past 4 years reading and searching the Internet for information about what accessories work best for dual-sporting and my XR650L. I put together some links to help you find out more on how to set up your XR650L or other dual-sport motorcycle.

 

 


After modifications for long trips offroad
HONDA  XR650L Recommended Add-ons

I have broken the sections into the three areas of the bike:
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Baja Designs Luggage Rack
100016 - Luggage Rack, SCR XR600/650L
DID X-Ring Chain - 520VM
Honda HP Chain lube is the best I have found that does not attract dirt.
Dunlop D606 Tire - Rear

"This tire lasted me from the end of Oklahoma to Oregon, then a 500 mile drive to San Francisco, then a 2,500 mile drive to Oshkosh, WI. I would say that is a good 5,000 mile tire, the best tire in the world, and I have tried them all". Kevin Basso

 
White Brothers E-Series Exhaust
or
www.whitebros.com

 

I highly recommend these retailers: Baja Designs or Chaparral Racing Catalog
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