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Old 03-08-2013, 07:58 AM   #16381
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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   #16382
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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   #16383
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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   #16384
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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   #16385
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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   #16386
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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   #16387
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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   #16388
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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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Old 03-08-2013, 12:15 PM   #16389
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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!

Add to that foot pegs and subframe bolts, perhaps the kick stand too.

Snowing again? God Damn it! Its the weekend.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:46 PM   #16390
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maybe you should... every answer to the questions on this bike is in this thread
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:57 PM   #16391
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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!

Yup!

I was going around snugging up bolts on mine and noticed my kickstarter bolt was loose too. Good way to flush $130 down the crapper. Dont loose that guy.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:06 PM   #16392
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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.
Yes, I'm not familiar with the region, but we started the morning at Tacoma Hot Sprints, rode gravel roads to Furnace Creek (to gas up) then rode through Echo Canyon, eventually reaching the dunes in the photo. It was fantastic. Our group of 8 riders had the entire dunes to ourselves. Not even a tire track in sight when we got there. We eventually rode through Stovepipe Wells on our way to our final destination for the night - Panamint Springs. And yes, the Mojavi bags are helpfull - the extra 4L of fuel was almost (but not quite) enough, even with my 4.6 gal IMS tank.



And as for loctite -- I've learned to check my kick starter daily -- even with loctite. The small M6 bolt under the fender (end of the sub-frame) may have had a lock washer originally, but I lost that one and can't be sure. I managed to add a replacement bolt (with loctite, but no lock washer) in the parking lot of "Bikini's" Brothel outside of Beatty, NV. And the bike promptly spit that one out.

Thanks for the heads up on the kickstand bolt - haven't checked that one yet. My XR600R is a tractor much like this XR650R - but with a steel frame. I just don't remember losing bolts at the same rate as this XR650R does.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:25 PM   #16393
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what do you guys think of this wrist pin and rod small end?





wrist pin will be replaced anyhow with new wiseco stuff, but how bout the rod? doable??
i really would like to hear good things if at all possible. ha
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:32 PM   #16394
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what do you guys think of this wrist pin and rod small end?





wrist pin will be replaced anyhow with new wiseco stuff, but how bout the rod? doable??
i really would like to hear good things if at all possible. ha
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:39 PM   #16395
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not what i wanted to hear, not at all.
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