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Old 10-24-2007, 07:26 AM   #526
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Another shot of the same bike...

Here is an earlier shot from the Australian Safari with Casey piloting her along...

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Old 10-24-2007, 07:27 AM   #527
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Here's mine

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Old 10-24-2007, 07:38 AM   #528
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How much???

How much are you asking (in USD I suppose), and how much would it be to deliver to Nashville TN?

Thanks, Cam.
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:43 AM   #529
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How much are you asking (in USD I suppose), and how much would it be to deliver to Nashville TN?

Thanks, Cam.
Are you coming over to ride the TAT?
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:54 AM   #530
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For sure next time...

I am really keen to come riding next time I am in the US. However, my younger brother now lives in Nashville and I know how bad he is missing his dirt-bikes. Apart from trail-riding, he also used to ride a Bultaco 250 in trials comps...

Here is a shot of JT on the left, riding his KLX400 and LT (now in Nashville) on his XR400... Good times. JT and I will come over and you guys can show us the good trails...

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Old 10-26-2007, 01:19 AM   #531
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My everyday XR650R...

In addition to my XR 650 R Rallye, this is my daily ride...

Mods:
Well and truly uncorked, of course;
25lt tank;
Custom seat (a little softer);
Alloy rack;
Dririder bag;
Boss alloy bash-plate;
Pirelli MT90 tyres;
Ballards bar risers;
Renthal bars;
Small indicators.

Coming next:
Oversize front disk;
Braided line;
New tyres (I want a little more aggressive tyre then the MT90 for everyday).

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Old 10-26-2007, 02:22 AM   #532
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this is a bit off topic but I noticed that many of you are running those noeprene fork boots. big no-no. sand particles will still get trapped under the boots and scrape against your stanchions acting like sandpaper. not many clean out their fork boots regularly. may be less of an issue with chromed stanchions than hard anodized aluminum. still, I would not run them. regular accordian style or nothing.
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:54 AM   #533
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Great work...

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AFTER: I tinkered with my XR a lot and did a lot of mods to it, but i noticed it was starting to look a lot like a 640 adventure...



After all the mods and orange paint I realy like my bike now... Its everything I was hoping it would be!

Hey z! Nice job on your bike! Looks great! Sorry to disapoint you on my build up...

Anybody doing an XR buildup, z is a great source of knowledge and a good guy!
Well done... I love the body work, really looks neat. I hope my XR looks like that one day too... Still, now it looks a little heavy, and those engine mods look like you have dropped about 20hp... Well, I guess someone has to ride at the back of the pack...
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:12 PM   #534
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Question TTTThhhhuuuummmmpppprrr

But what did you do to make it vviibbrraattee??
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:04 PM   #535
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My '01 Honda XR650R "Mega Dualsport"

My Honda XR650R Mega-Dualsport:





Big Red Pigs do FLY (kind of)...



This is a great bike! I wanted a super-powerful and very reliable big-bore thumper to use as my primary motorcycle and dualsport bike. I almost bought a KTM 525 or a Husqvarna TC 510, but I went with the Honda XR becuase of their stellar reputation for reliability.

I'm glad I did. This bike is super fun and fast. It has tons of torque and big power throughout the revs. At about 300 pounds it's not light, but way lighter than a Honda XR650L or similar box-stock dualsport.

The best part about it really is that I can ride it anywhere - down to the local 711 for a 6 pack of beer, or dualsport 150 miles from my home in Bend, Oregon all the way down to Diamond Lake - like we did on our Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route Ride in August of 2006. Heck, I even race it with blinkers on! See my Virginia City Grand Prix race report.

Here is my list of modifications to my Honda XR650R:

EBC oversized front brake rotor - this is the best mod so far - it allows me to haul the beast down from speed with just 1 finger.

Uncorked - removed airbox snorkel, drilled holes in the airbox cover, UNI filter, etc, etc.

Full Yoshimura RS3 Exhaust - actually the header is an FMF High-Flo - it works with the Yosh since Yosh doesn't make a header for the XR650R. This really wakes the bike up and makes it flat out haul booty... but it's LOUD! They make a quiet insert (called a "TEC Kit" but that makes the bike run really bad. Basically it's like sticking a potato in your muffler. LAME! So, I compromised and had a custom stainless steel turn-down tip fabricated at the local auto exhaust shop. This gives me the best of both worlds - I can run it wide open to get all the power - but the turn-down tip quiets it down a lot and points the noise at the ground so it doesn't echo across the valley's and into the local nature-nazi's ears. All good!

Hotcams Stage 1 cam - this mod combined with the Yoshimura muffer and FMF header gives the bike way more power in the mid to high rpms. It takes just a little off the bottom torque, but it more than adds up for it by giving the bike huge power from mid to high rpms. In other words, when you grab the throttle and go through the gears you're up to 80 MPH really fast! (if you want to go that fast). Just make sure you're not pointed at a tree or anything.

Other Mods - Baja Designs dualsport kit, Enduro Engineering bark busters, radiator guards, Baja Designs soft tall seat by Guts Racing, steel sub-frame extension by Dirt Bagz, LED rear brake light and rear blinkers, etc., etc.

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Old 10-29-2007, 04:26 PM   #536
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Looks nice, where did you get the windshield? I wonder if it fits the 650.

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Sorry it's not a 650,but here in the UK ,there are not many place's to get the best out of the 650.So i went for the XR400.which is also a great bike.I have had a few XR's over the year's and They suit my needs for off road ability and they can also carry a good amount of kit needed for Long ride's in Spain and Morocco.

Here is a photo taken in Scotland in September.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:46 AM   #537
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Here is another shot of my rallye bike...

Here is a photo at dusk, just near home...

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Old 11-05-2007, 06:02 AM   #538
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Here is a photo at dusk, just near home...

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Cambam.. is that an Aqualine safari tank ? whats your thoughts on it..

how does it compare to other brands..
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:19 AM   #539
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I have both tanks...

It is a Safari tank on my Rallye bike and an Acerbis on my day-to-day 650.

I just ducked outside to take a shot of both...

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Acerbis


My preference is for the Acerbis, it is smaller between the knees. I really do find the Safari tank a bit wide. That said, the Safari keeps the weight down lower and it has easy access to the spark plug... I think I'll buy another Acerbis for the Rallye...
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:20 AM   #540
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Whoops... Take two...

Here is the Acerbis...

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