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Old 11-12-2015, 04:39 PM   #1
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XLR 415 axle experts: What is spec axle?

I've been thru the XLR 415 manuals and specs. It would appear my 2014 XLR 415 should have 7,000lb axles. Labels on axles say 6,000lb.

Any XLR 415 owners notice if their axles are different than advertised?

I feel like I jus' lost my 3,000lb safety cushion.
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Old 11-12-2015, 05:14 PM   #2
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:13 PM   #3
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"It would appear my 2014 XLR 415 should have 7,000lb axles. Labels on axles say 6,000lb."
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:55 PM   #4
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The 2013 comes with the 6,000lb axles for GVWR of 18,000lbs. The 2014 and up advertise 7,000lb axles for the addt'l capacity of 21,000lbs GVWR. Since I knew this I purchased a 2014...and now I see the 6,000lb labels on the axles....duh...if it was so important to me I shoulda slid underneath and checked them before the purchase...so I blew it.

In case anyone here with inside knowledge I'd be curious of build date and when the transition from 6 to 7 axles occurred.

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Old 11-12-2015, 08:01 PM   #5
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I would PM Bob Elson aka bulletbob who is the plant manager at XLR. If you have the incorrect axles for your year, he'll be the one to know and if so how to remedy it.
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:06 PM   #6
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Thanks Karl4Cat...I'm still in the information gathering stage. When I know more of what I'm talking about I may contact BULLETBOB. Since I am second owner I doubt I'll get any assistance. I jus' failed to pay attention to what I was doing...
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If you go to Goshen you'll get assistance.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:22 PM   #8
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breezyhillfarm-This is not the first time I've seen you make that comment.

Do you get a percentage of the pie and ice cream proceeds up there or something?

I drive right by there on I-90 every year around July. I'll keep this in mind. Meanwhile I think I'll take only ONE of my 800lb bikes this next trip, and no water.

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Old 11-13-2015, 07:57 AM   #9
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Even with full water which is about 1300# and another 1300# in my garage along with everything else that goes camping with me, my 395 only scaled out at around 19k. That's with 2660# on the pin. That means I only had 16340# on my 3 7k axles. You'd be under with that weight on your 3 6k axles as well. So, you should be fine with both bikes and empty water tanks.
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Old 11-13-2015, 08:35 AM   #10
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Karl4Cat- Tanks for trying to comb my feathers back... I'm quite irritated w/myself for not double checking something I deemed important enough to influence my purchase choice. I clearly blew it. Arrrggghhhh matey!....
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