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Old 03-07-2013, 06:22 PM   #16366
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:11 PM   #16367
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whats it like riding with the trials tire?
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:50 PM   #16368
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whats it like riding with the trials tire?
Rides great, even at 90mph

It's an mt43
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:59 AM   #16369
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I'm seriously considering trading my street bike for an XR650. I've been riding since . . . well, I've had lots of motorcycles and would really enjoy a dual purpose machine, possibly getting an extra set of wheels and tires dedicated to commuting.

I might take my F800R to the Honda dealer today and see what they can do - I have title in hand but I don't really want to buy new - I'd prefer a very well maintained machine + a little cash. Here's a link with photos & description to what I'm currently riding - the mileage is now at 2000 --> LINK

I haven't checked but I'm guessing insurance won't be too bad.

Let me know if you think this is a crazy idea or if I'd be entering dual-purpose nirvana.

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Old 03-08-2013, 05:53 AM   #16370
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subframe mods necessary?

My top-end refresh has turned into a complete engine rebuild (needed a new connecting rod) and I decided to service the shock, swing-arm and linkage.

So while I have the chassis stripped, should I be making an mods to the subframe to handle the extra stress from luggage? I'm probably going to use one of the Giant Loop bags to carry a kit of lightweight camping gear.

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Old 03-08-2013, 06:59 AM   #16371
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My top-end refresh has turned into a complete engine rebuild (needed a new connecting rod) and I decided to service the shock, swing-arm and linkage.

So while I have the chassis stripped, should I be making an mods to the subframe to handle the extra stress from luggage? I'm probably going to use one of the Giant Loop bags to carry a kit of lightweight camping gear.

Thanks,

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I have carried 40-50lbs on my rack without any mods to the subframe, and no issues. Upgraded all related to fasteners to the highest grade I could get a hold of. Just don't be a jackass and act like a superstar racer with your luggage on. And carry an extra long bolt, maybe even find a longer one.

My replacing of a crank case side resulted in a complete rebuild too; also needed the c-rod.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:13 AM   #16372
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My first real trip with my BRP. A trip out to Death Valley a few weeks back. Many, many photos of the desert. This was one of my favorites. I can't say enough good things about the Giant Loop Mojavi bags. I was able to fit 4 litre sized MSR fuel bottles, a 21" spare tube and all of my tools.

But why, oh why does the bike want to spit out bolts? I lost two of the bolts that mount the rear fender to the end of the right side of the subframe (signal light mounts in the Baja Designs kit). I used blue loctite, but no luck. I also lost one of the two seat mount bolts (right side). Luckily, the mojavi bag kept the side panel in place.



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Old 03-08-2013, 07:58 AM   #16373
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i think ngk changed their plug numbering system. when i went last time i had to get the 5791 which is the same think as the other, just in the new numbering system.
or try this site for cross reference
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:32 AM   #16374
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Hey guys,

I adjusted the valves last weekend on my 2000 650R. The intake valves were tight, so I adjusted them to .006". The exhaust valves were fine. Since adjusting the intake valves, the bike has been pretty hard to start when cold. Before it was just a matter of a few good whacks. Now it seems to take 10 or 15 good whacks to get her running. Any suggestions? Do tighter intake valves make for an easier starting XRR? Thanks!
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:22 AM   #16375
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But why, oh why does the bike want to spit out bolts?

Why don't you try some loctite? This bike doesn't lose bolts anymore than any other bike.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:24 AM   #16376
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Hey guys,

I adjusted the valves last weekend on my 2000 650R. The intake valves were tight, so I adjusted them to .006". The exhaust valves were fine. Since adjusting the intake valves, the bike has been pretty hard to start when cold. Before it was just a matter of a few good whacks. Now it seems to take 10 or 15 good whacks to get her running. Any suggestions? Do tighter intake valves make for an easier starting XRR? Thanks!

Double/triple check your adjustment. TIght intakes usually make for harder starting.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:31 AM   #16377
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Why don't you try some loctite? This bike doesn't lose bolts anymore than any other bike.

No kidding, my KX500 sheds some bolts! That thing seems like every ride i'm putting in new bolts in plastics, or whatever.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:54 AM   #16378
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Double/triple check your adjustment. TIght intakes usually make for harder starting.
Thanks! I initially found them to be tight when I 'set' them to .006". I'll check them this afternoon, when I get home.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:46 AM   #16379
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My first real trip with my BRP. A trip out to Death Valley a few weeks back. Many, many photos of the desert. This was one of my favorites. I can't say enough good things about the Giant Loop Mojavi bags. I was able to fit 4 litre sized MSR fuel bottles, a 21" spare tube and all of my tools.

But why, oh why does the bike want to spit out bolts? I lost two of the bolts that mount the rear fender to the end of the right side of the subframe (signal light mounts in the Baja Designs kit). I used blue loctite, but no luck. I also lost one of the two seat mount bolts (right side). Luckily, the mojavi bag kept the side panel in place.




Ahhh, Big Dunes, right? Fun place to play in the sand without the flatbiller crowd. And a nice ride on the XRR from Death Valley. Did you go out Echo Canyon?

Are you using locking washers on the bolts that you're losing? I would think the loctite would hold them. And yes, I love those Mojavi Bags.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:13 AM   #16380
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You might want to loc-tite your kick start lever too. The bolt on mine started to work its way out one day on the way to work. Fortunately, I didn't lose it!

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