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Old 02-28-2011, 12:14 PM   #1741
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How many miles do people get out of these engines?
A lot.

It depends wildly though, mine has 14000 on it and ive raced it, camped off it, taken it to Tennessee, Michigan, rode all over Indiana and used it just as a dirt bike and ive only had to adjust the valves once and the engine has never been apart. I did have a scare about two weeks ago thinking it was using oil but I think I just read it wrong and didn't realize how many miles I had actually put on it.

These engines will go to 20,000 without too much of a problem if its in a dualsport mode. Even used as a dirt bike only they will still go a hell of a long way before youll need anything. Remember though, maintenance is the key. With that in mind though, the XRR will take a lot of abuse before it bites you. And I mean A LOT.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:06 PM   #1742
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A lot.

......and ive only had to adjust the valves once and the engine has never been apart.

Remember though, maintenance is the key..
+1...Mine has 18 000 km, been a Super Motard, Africa tourer and occasional racer.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:44 PM   #1743
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Whoa...looks real good.

Any chance of some closeup around the mounting of those lights?

Much appreciated
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:06 PM   #1744
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Baja Designs makes good stuff, I had a set of those lights on my old Buell.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:15 AM   #1745
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Thanks NWR...two questions:

The whole assembly seem to be hanging of 4 hose clamps...is this not a bit flimsy?

I take it is the HID lights, with the ballast at the bottom. I notice you have also upgraded your stator....

I have the Oz model with a 85W stator, my battery charges off this at a constant 14.8...will it be sufficient for a light set up like yours?
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:28 AM   #1746
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That light setup looks pretty good

Now a nice fairing built around them and thats the go!
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:09 AM   #1747
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xrr

Front fender bags that rely on the clips can fall off. The next front fender bag I'm buying is the one from dirtbikegear, it straps to the forks. Right now I'm using the GL Mojave to carry extra tubes, tools, etc. It's the right size for day trips. I have used it to motel camp in conjunction with a backpack to carry my clothes. I didn't like how the mojave fit with the promoto billet rack so I got rid of the rack.


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Plated and uncorked XR
IMS 4.something gallon tank
Soltek Fuego headlights
LED brake light and signals
150W stator
XR's Only billet rack
Aftermarket plastics
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Case saver, rear disc, and chain guards
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Rotopax 1 gal tank

I'm currently running Shinko 244's. I have close to 1,000 miles on them and have been happy with their on and off road performance and tread life so far (not to mention their price too).

I'm looking at luggage options now. I've been using a hiking backpack on the multi-day dual sport rides, but that's getting old. Right now I'm leaning towards the Wolfman enduro saddlebags. Anyone have any experience with those? How much do they hold and if they get in the way of kick starting? I like the "light and fast" idea. The group I ride with prefer hotels over camping so I don't need to haul camping and cooking gear.

Also, what about the Moose dual sport front fender pack? Is it safe to put anything more in there besides a spare tube and irons?




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Old 03-01-2011, 07:26 AM   #1748
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The clip on fender bags work fine ...if you squeeze the clips with some pliers so they pinch the fender better. I ran one for a year in some rocky riding and it held on fine. BRP is right though, the tube bag from Dirt Bike Gear is a better option and quality is top notch. I'm running one of the their tool and fender bags and have had zero issues with them. It's Moab tested

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Old 03-01-2011, 07:31 AM   #1749
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Front fender bags that rely on the clips can fall off.
I have used notches in the fender to hold the clips better....but in fast, rough riding they can still pop off. For the last few years I've put a small slot in the fender and run a small strap thru and around the fender bag....works great and doesn't weaken the fender.

I've done this on four XR's and three KTM's.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:13 AM   #1750
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I have used notches in the fender to hold the clips better....but in fast, rough riding they can still pop off. For the last few years I've put a small slot in the fender and run a small strap thru and around the fender bag....works great and doesn't weaken the fender.

I've done this on four XR's and three KTM's.
I drill a hole through the slit in the metal clips and zip tie the clip through the fender (I do all four of them). It will NEVER come off.

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Old 03-01-2011, 08:51 AM   #1751
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Thanks NWR...two questions:

The whole assembly seem to be hanging of 4 hose clamps...is this not a bit flimsy?

I take it is the HID lights, with the ballast at the bottom. I notice you have also upgraded your stator....

I have the Oz model with a 85W stator, my battery charges off this at a constant 14.8...will it be sufficient for a light set up like yours?
No, the hose clamps do a great job of keeping the headlight secure. It has never slipped or moved around.

Bajadesigns does offer a HID model, but this is the halogen setup. I have a 55w bulb in one of the lamps that is always on when the bike is running and a 100w bulb in the second lamp that is wired to the high beam switch.

The battery pack attached to the bottom is mainly to keep the tail light and blinkers working when the bike is not running. I think it's a legal requirement in some places for them to function when the bike is off.

I'm no electrical expert so I can't help you with your question of whether this will work with your setup. Maybe someone more knowledgeable can chime in.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:30 AM   #1752
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I think the battery is also necessary for the DC reg/rec to work and you've gotta have DC to run HID. I could be wrong though...
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:01 AM   #1753
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I think the battery is also necessary for the DC reg/rec to work and you've gotta have DC to run HID. I could be wrong though...
+!

You need either a battery or a capacitor with dc. Otherwise you will blow the reg/rec. Trust me.

Check the xr650r electricity thread, there is a ton of info there and a lot of more knowledgable people than me will help you.

Garthe-that is a great idea! I will have to do that to mine.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:13 PM   #1754
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Front fender bags that rely on the clips can fall off. The next front fender bag I'm buying is the one from dirtbikegear, it straps to the forks. Right now I'm using the GL Mojave to carry extra tubes, tools, etc. It's the right size for day trips. I have used it to motel camp in conjunction with a backpack to carry my clothes. I didn't like how the mojave fit with the promoto billet rack so I got rid of the rack.
I've also heard that if you cut the fender, notches for the clip to not slide around on will also keep the bag from falling off.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:02 PM   #1755
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I've also heard that if you cut the fender, notches for the clip to not slide around on will also keep the bag from falling off.
See above post....it helps, but is not a cure.

On my XR628 - you can see the notches and the slit that passes the strap through and around the fender bag.



The strap is barely visible here, but it keeps the bag on good and tight, and is quick to remove.

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