Started on April 28 by wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) (Forum Supporter)

1994 Honda XR 650 L

A buddy gave this to me after it sat outside for 4 years. I thought the only way to repay his kindness was to build it into something that would make him incredibly jealous. With that in mind, I bought a supermotard conversion off E-bay, a new battery, and started fixing the old girl up. My buddy had the forethought to run it completley out of fuel, so the resuscitation was pretty painless. A supermotard front disc for the Yamaha YZ ??? forks, a bracket to hook up the stock Honda caliper, an old headlite bucket I had lying around, and some LED’s , and it was ready to go. Future plans include a powdercoated frame, lots of cosmetic stuff, and MORE POWER. But for now, it is just nice to ride.

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92dxman
July 9, 2013, 4:06 p.m.

Even though I have no bike license, that thing looks like a crap ton of fun to ride around on..

wheelsmithy
April 19, 2014, 9:03 p.m.

I'm lousy with the taking of pictures for the hive's enjoyment, especially considering the hours of vicarious enjoyment this forum brings me. So, here's a teaser-with the promise of pics in the future. I pulled the engine, put a hot cams stage 1 can in, had the frame powder coated, got a Staintune exhaust, new tank, and various and sundry upgrades. Also, a scottoiler, a deep cleaning of, and new head gasket to replace the weeping old one. Oh yeah, also a nice, big flat slide Mikuni. Pics once its all back together.

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