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"The Honda that Honda should have built..."

No other single modification can give you such an immediate gain in handling, performance, and style!

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A Totally New Concept.

“The Honda that Honda should have built” Aloop's 4SMX tank/seat kit is a totally new concept in Motocross racing accessories. This kit features a smaller than stock 2.0 gallon plastic fuel tank, a new seat based around the CR250 style seating position, and it utilizes shrouds from a CR to enhance engine cooling and overall style.

Ready to Bolt On.

The Aloop 4SMX Kit uses your stock petcock, fuel cap and mounting hardware. The new tank includes a right side petcock for better fuel flow. Total fuel capacity is only .8 gallons less than stock, but in a greatly improved ergonomics package. A great looking Aloop graphics set and non-slip seat cover round out the kit. All parts made in the USA. Get one and go fast!

No “Humpback” Seat Like the Awkward Stock Setup.

With the Aloop 4SMX kit, the rider can sit a full 3" further forward on the narrow, flat seat, without encountering the awkward hump of the stock setup. The new fuel tank is 3" narrower than stock tank, and the new seat places the rider 3/4" higher as well for a greatly improved ergonomic feel. CR250 style radiator shrouds direct cooling air to the engine, and provide a place for mounting of additional oil coolers. Best of all, the new fuel tank is dramatically slimmer, and riders will find it much easier to grip the tank in the rough sections. This improves the handling and you will easily ride your machine faster. A Motocross Seat Tank kit may just be the most noticeable mod you make for your race bike.

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Honda XR650L Tip: Kickstand Switch Removal

Picture this: You’re winding down the perfect dirt road through the woods, the Honda XR650L between your knees purring along effortlessly in third gear. You round a corner and expertly wheelie into a flowing dip in the road. You accelerate into a large section of washboard bumps. And then…

Chu-chu-chu-chu-chuuuug!

Your XR650L’s engine stutters momentarily, sending your weight forward and spiking your heart rate as you struggle to regain your rhythm.

Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common scenario aboard stock XR650Ls; initially, even the most experienced riders feel as though the bike is starving for fuel. The culprit, however, is the stock kickstand switch, which unceremoniously cuts the engine whenever the kickstand is down and the bike is in gear. The purpose of this feature is government mandated; it’s ostensibly to keep riders from taking off with the kickstand down, and subsequently crashing on the first left turn they encounter. However, the kickstand switch has some unintended consequences for more advanced riders when the G-forces on the bike are strong enough to cause the heavy, steel kickstand to momentarily swing down—even the smallest amount—from its “upright and locked” position.

But get this—there’s an easy fix to this issue! In the video below, the official Aloop tinkering team shows you how to defeat the kickstand safety switch by closing the circuit. All you do is remove the kickstand switch and wiring, cut the wire just a few inches shy of the plug, and solder together the green (ground) and green/white wires. This closes the circuit and makes the bike think that the kickstand is always in the “up” position. As an added bonus, it drops a wee bit of weight from the machine as well, since you’re getting rid of the stock kickstand switch and some wiring!

View the video for the full step-by-step process. Of course, this is an off-road-only modification that may or may not render the bike technically unsuitable for on-road use, so perform this at your own risk. Heck, any work you complete on the XR650L should be done at your own risk! Make sure a competent mechanic does all the work—especially the soldering—and keep sharp or hot tools away from children, bottle-fed puppies, and exotic houseplants.

Oh, and one more thing: Send us an email to XR400@aloop.com with any future mechanical tip ideas that you’d like to see made into videos.

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