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Old 09-16-2007, 07:46 AM   #496
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sorry to see it go, hopefully your getting another bike to replace it?
if you knw what it costs to make one to this level, buy it, its a deal. I wish I'd bought one converted, save a lot of time and $
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Old 09-16-2007, 07:49 PM   #497
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great bike you want to sale

beging xr650r adventure conversions and finishing that way .
very suck's , sorry !!! but it's my point of vue
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:10 PM   #498
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Chain Saw masacre, just kiddin.

Hello fellow ADVriders,

I bought Firefighter Joe's 650 Wee Strom last weekend. I wasn't able to get it out in the dirt till this weekend. I rode up Rocky Canyon road to Tollgate then up Robie creek to clear creek to Centerville then over Grimes Pass to Garden Valley back to highway 55 south through Horse Shoe Bend then back to Boise. Total miles was 110. Along the way I seen the photo I attached and had to stop to take a picture.

This was my FIRST Dual Sport ride as I have a Yamaha 1900 Stratoliner. What a difference between the two bikes.

I had a very fun time on the Wee today.
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:24 AM   #499
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Xr650r

Tom,
Sorry to hear of your set-back. Wondered what happened to you as yours was one of the primary threads that moved me to "XR650R Conversion" last year.

Thanks for sharing and I'll let all who share the passion know of your bike.

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Old 09-17-2007, 09:23 AM   #500
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my updated ride - last post here was about a year ago (see here). Lots of farkles added. My use of the bike has also changed to mostly dirt, with a plate on it so I can go anywhere I want to, but it won't really be a travel bike. For that I have something else now.

Current list of mods on this 2001 bike:
  • Baja Designs Dual sport kit
  • Baja Designs LED tail light (caulked the shit out of it to keep it dry)
  • Ricky Stator 2x100watt stator
  • Edelbrock pumper carb
  • Barnum's custom suspension for 200lbs rider
  • 2 sets of wheels (stock and silver Excels)
  • Black plastic (pure bling, I know) - need black tank shrounds - any idea where to get that?)
  • DID chain, 13/14/15 and 45/47 sprockets
  • Clarke 4.3gal tank
  • Scotts Stabilizer with BRP under-bar clamp
  • Windham RM bend Pro Taper bar
  • Guts tall soft foam and seat cover update (will go back to stock, though - after supsension update too damn tall now)
  • Billet rear rack
  • Kritter fix for right foot peg mount
  • SRC case saver
  • SRC seal savers
  • XR's Only skid plate
  • ASV F3 levers
  • Oil sight tube kit (not installed yet)
  • FMF Q muffler
  • IMS footpegs
  • brand new suspension linkage (ebay )
  • Trailtech Vapor computer and mount kit with coolant temp sensor
  • 1.6 bar radiator cap
  • engine ice
  • Scotts stainless steel oil filter
  • Cycra Pro bend guards with front pinch mounts


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Old 09-17-2007, 09:31 AM   #501
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Peter (uhmmm, yeah),
Very nice!
I thought I was the only one who pushed the fork up the top triple clamp - 1.5".
Looks like Unabiker rad guards and some kind of aftermarket radiator side plastics? Looks good!
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:56 AM   #502
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you're talking about my bike? (I'm Peter )

The slots you see in the side view are holes in the front fender. Rad guards are stock plastic. The side parts are stock too, just with black and silver reflective tape decoration.

Forks are stock height (1/4" out the top triple clamps max). What you see on the side view are the rubber straps from the headshell mounting system.
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:04 AM   #503
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my updated ride -
now that looks like a sure cure for ED
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:46 PM   #504
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sorry to see it go, hopefully your getting another bike to replace it?
if you knw what it costs to make one to this level, buy it, its a deal. I wish I'd bought one converted, save a lot of time and $
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Thanks! No, unfortunately Im not, if I could ride, this is the One.

Yeah, I cant believe the time I have in it. Just the research alone is amazing, but fun...
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:50 PM   #505
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beging xr650r adventure conversions and finishing that way .
very suck's , sorry !!! but it's my point of vue
Hey Peru,

Yes, I agree. When Im on the bike, I keep thinking that If I crash, the defibrillator in my chest may get angry and get even...

Cool! Peru! That's where I'd have liked to go...
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:09 PM   #506
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Tom,
Sorry hear of your set-back. Wondered what happened to you as yours was one of the primary threads that moved me to "XR650R Conversion" last year.

Thanks for sharing and I'll let all who share the passion know of your bike.

Jeff
Hey Jeff,

Thanks for the kind words. Appreciated...

I rode a Dualsport run a year ago last spring and the bike amazed me. A bunch of stuff came up and it stayed in the stable till this spring. I did a couple of short rides then back in the stable. I was in denial until a couple of weeks ago; I did an oil change to get ready to switch to synthetic oil. After the oil change, I was too tired to even ride it. I did some hard thinking and finally accepted reality. Not an easy thing to do... Dreams die hard.

Congrats on the XR650R conversion! Its truly worth the effort. I dont regret the time, nor the dream. It is an amazing bike.

There are some great threads on the board and I thank the riders that pioneered the conversion, I learned a lot here...

Happy riding!

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Old 09-17-2007, 10:12 PM   #507
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my updated ride - last post here was about a year ago (see here). Lots of farkles added. My use of the bike has also changed to mostly dirt, with a plate on it so I can go anywhere I want to, but it won't really be a travel bike. For that I have something else now.

Sweet!
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:52 AM   #508
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Hey HC,


Thanks! No, unfortunately Im not, if I could ride, this is the One.

Yeah, I cant believe the time I have in it. Just the research alone is amazing, but fun...
Tom

Sorry to have read this one. I share the sentiment of others, your a big part of why I have the XRR, I saw a video of Steve Hengeveld ride and just had to have one. but it was you and the guys here that kept me from selling it when it was trully too much bike. Some day I will find a way to get an alabama plate but untill then it is the most amazing trail bike i ever rode.

thanks man.. I hope you will stay a contributor..
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:10 AM   #509
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