Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pflugerville, Texas (Austin)
FYI on chargers
Unless you're looking for an always-on solution, you don't need to go straight to the battery to add a 12v charger on the XR. Remeber, the XR is the XC without the fairing and luggage (and a few other options). Because of this, the XR has most, if not all, of the wiring the XC does, just located elsewhere.
I recently added a 12v outlet with dual USB chargers to charge my phone (and whatever else ends up crowding my handlebars). If you pop off the top of your headlight cowl, there is a bunch of unused wires. One of them is purple with a pink stripe. This is a switched 12v supply. There is also a black wire in there for ground. A couple of connectors and you're good to go.
If you need something in the bags, there's a pair all bundled up under the rear fender... ready and waiting.
2011 Crimson Cross Roads
Pretty much stock now... but that won't last