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Old 07-23-2013, 09:04 AM   #17611
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you once sold your Piglet, same like Chris did (I believe?).
I was wondering, you never got pining back for it? And if not, what did you replace it with & what kinda riding do you do?
Just curious...



I sold my first XRR, well, traded it for another bike. That one was fully dialed in, ride around the world style. I didn't have any trips planned and it was collecting dust.

Found a screaming deal on another one. Was in the process of plating it, put a DS wiring kit and head light on it. Then I about broke my right ankle at a punk show , yeah, I know...I'm too old, but damn it's fun!! I passed the bike onto another inmate for what I had into it. A buddy came over Sunday with an old kick only XR600 and almost a year after I hurt my ankle I couldn't kick it over.

I only ride alone and I'm done with kick only bikes. I wish Honda would put an electric start 650R engine in an updated street legal bike and I'd buy one.

The only thumper I see in my future is a new Beta 520 because they make their own engines now and it has an FCR carb on it. It's as close as I can find to an electric start XR650R, it's lighter by 50 pounds so it should perform about the same as the big XRR.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:08 AM   #17612
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I'm planning on a bit of a road/trail trip next month, and would like some input on what tires to get. Right now, my XR is set up as a motard, street legal if I put the Baja Designs kit back on. It's still set up for the track right now:

http://www.rc30.us/images/track/grat...x09/04572L.jpg

Here's the plan: heading south from IL and slabbing the interstate about 500 miles to meet up with a friend to run 4-5 days on the TAT, then slab home so I'll need something that will grip in the TAT, but still function for the ride down and back. I converted to the motard wheels right after I bought the bike, but I still have the stock wheels.

I've been looking at both TKC's and K60's, but the bigger question is which wheel set to run? I can get acceptable tire sizes for either wheel set, the TKC is available in 120/70-17 front and 150/70-17 rear so they would fit right up on the 'tard wheels. I could probably use the 120/90-17 and 150/70-17 K60's also, or mix and match the TKC front with K60 rear.

Or, either tire set on the stock wheels. The big question for me is what wheel set would be the best for the oddball mixture of interstates and TAT?
What part of the TAT are you running? There's a big difference between the eastern and western sections from my understanding and will dictate what tires you need.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:14 AM   #17613
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What part of the TAT are you running? There's a big difference between the eastern and western sections from my understanding and will dictate what tires you need.
Eastern - I'll probably catch up somewhere in western TN then tag along for four or five days rolling westward then break off and head for home.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:18 AM   #17614
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Eastern - I'll probably catch up somewhere in western TN then tag along for four or five days rolling westward then break off and head for home.

I'd run the TKC's on the 'tard wheels.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:40 AM   #17615
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Then I about broke my right ankle at a punk show

You missed the small font warning in the XRR manual. Only left ankle braking allowed, when you own a XRR. My BRP broke my left ankle, still took forever to heal thou...

I going to keep it till Honda pulls their head out of their ass, or till I break my right ankle...whichever comes first.

Hay LB,
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:24 PM   #17616
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So I took the XR out for the 1st time Wednesday. Had some awesome fun hitting about 250 miles of single track, two track, atv trails, and gravel roads. On the way home, Something in the motor broke... All of the sudden I lost compression and then clunk, CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK!!! Piston slap galore. I need to now tear into the motor to see what failed. Aren't these bikes supposed to be built for baja1000? I destroyed it doing Idaho250...
Sorry to hear about the break. Any idea yet what caused it?
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:41 PM   #17617
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Sorry to hear about the break. Any idea yet what caused it?

Talked to the guys at moto one, they said they've only experienced crank issues with this bike (usually when ran at wot for long periods of time). they will be tearing into it soon to fully diagnose the issue. But they are pretty sure that is the issue.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:15 AM   #17618
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Talked to the guys at moto one, they said they've only experienced crank issues with this bike (usually when ran at wot for long periods of time). they will be tearing into it soon to fully diagnose the issue. But they are pretty sure that is the issue.

Did you do a lot of lugging during your 250 miles of single track? That is a lot of slow miles, and I think slow stuff starves the rod of oil.

I always make sure to rev the motor regularly when doing slow stuff to keep the rod lubed.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:48 AM   #17619
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:53 AM   #17620
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Did you do a lot of lugging during your 250 miles of single track? That is a lot of slow miles, and I think slow stuff starves the rod of oil.

I always make sure to rev the motor regularly when doing slow stuff to keep the rod lubed.
It was fine all day, never lugged the motor (slow tight stuff ocasionally, but mainly riding between 25-45 on single track/atv 2 track, and 50-75 down gravel/fire roads). It was after the 250 miles, when I popped on the freeway home. about 35 min cruising around 75 mph is when I lost power and heard the knocking. The shop is going to drain the oil, and cut into the filter today to see if there is any brass to see if it's the crank.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:57 AM   #17621
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It was fine all day, never lugged the motor (slow tight stuff ocasionally, but mainly riding between 25-45 on single track/atv 2 track, and 50-75 down gravel/fire roads). It was after the 250 miles, when I popped on the freeway home. about 35 min cruising around 75 mph is when I lost power and heard the knocking. The shop is going to drain the oil, and cut into the filter today to see if there is any brass to see if it's the crank.
What year bike is it. We've seen quite a few early year bikes have issues with rod bearings. I take a particular interest since I have a 2002
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:44 PM   #17622
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:46 PM   #17623
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Yo Hodaka,

you once sold your Piglet, same like Chris did (I believe?).
I was wondering, you never got pining back for it? And if not, what did you replace it with & what kinda riding do you do?
Just curious...


Btw, shameless support here for your braces, they're decent stuff
I never did sell the XRR, I should cause it's just been sitting. We recently did a 3 day ride on the big bikes, AtomicXRer was there riding red. I chose to take the 525 which worked really well for this ride, so did Atomic's XRR

I rate the XRR and the 525 RFS close to the same, HP is very similar, KTM edges out the Honda in handling and weight but it's not a huge difference. The Honda wins in reliability and less maint but the KTM isn't bad in that regard. The XRR will be cheaper to buy and maintain but the difference hasn't been significant for me. The weight difference, elec start and wide ratio 6sp were the biggest reasons for my switch plus I wanted to ride something different for awhile.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:34 PM   #17624
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what year bike is it. We've seen quite a few early year bikes have issues with rod bearings. I take a particular interest since i have a 2002
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:38 PM   #17625
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That certainly falls into the early here bikes. Please post up what actually fail I would love to find out just as much as I believe you want to find out
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