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Old 07-29-2013, 01:21 AM   #17671
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Thanks guys, useful :)

Will check out the XR650 Adventure mod thread :)

I'm 6'2" and pretty solid, but no giant, so size is not an issue.

On a tour of the Swiss Alps last week three of my mates were done for speeding, $2k each on the spot fine. No one knows how I escaped as I was several minutes in the lead....
My riding is increasingly focused back on the dirt; Morocco this November, Iceland next year, etc..

The real issue will be actually finding a decent bike here in the UK.... The prices here have recently gone utterly nuts, not helping things.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:09 AM   #17672
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I am lucky enough to have both bikes. The XR is a great dual sport bike and fills the gap between the SE and smaller dirt bike. I sold my first SE and ended up getting another one a year later. My advise would be to have them both.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:00 AM   #17673
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Thanks guys, useful :)

Will check out the XR650 Adventure mod thread :)

I'm 6'2" and pretty solid, but no giant, so size is not an issue.

On a tour of the Swiss Alps last week three of my mates were done for speeding, $2k each on the spot fine. No one knows how I escaped as I was several minutes in the lead....
My riding is increasingly focused back on the dirt; Morocco this November, Iceland next year, etc..

The real issue will be actually finding a decent bike here in the UK.... The prices here have recently gone utterly nuts, not helping things.
Hey Bigkuri, I have ridden an XRR extensively in the UK, even doing a few tight woods enduros. The best fun for me though was the northern Wales mountain roads pinning it in corners TT style with walls on either side. They are very forgiving on the road and surprisingly quick, and a massive laugh!

I also did Morocco and although the road down there was not that comfortable, the bike didn't miss a beat and what a hoot in the sand compared to a big trailie. For that sort if trip where the dirt at the end is a big reason why you are going, the XR is perfect. JMo another inmate will attest to that, she extensively toured on her XR and then raced it.

I wouldn't expect the bike to save you from speeding though, you will be surprised how fast these bikes can go, and how fast they get to speed compared to heavy road bikes.

Anyway just my experience, hope it helps a little with your decision. I am also about 6'2" and find it just right, but with raised bar clamps for standing.

Good luck finding a good one, they are out there!
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:09 AM   #17674
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Just a heads up to all the xrr owners since we are on the subject. I replaced one of my oem rads with a Myler's radiator. http://www.motorcycleradiators.com/

Well made units, heavier duty. more capacity, fully welded/bonded or whatever, and they are under $150 a side. They are assembled in the U.S. (Utah), but not sure if that is the same as made in the U.S.

Put one on the crf250 also, no issues with fitting.
Very interested in going this route for some new radiators! How was fitment and install? I just installed a full Staintune system and not sure if the header will cause problems! Also I was reading that oversized radiators might cool the engine too much in the cooler months...any truth to this? You would think the thermostat would keep the temps where they should be!
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:44 PM   #17675
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:06 AM   #17676
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I am lucky enough to have both bikes. The XR is a great dual sport bike and fills the gap between the SE and smaller dirt bike. I sold my first SE and ended up getting another one a year later. My advise would be to have them both.
I fully imagine there is another SE in my future, that is for sure. Great bikes, but for now I just need something a bit smaller, less power, and cheaper (as house-buying looms....)

You are lucky to have both!
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:08 AM   #17677
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Hey Bigkuri, I have ridden an XRR extensively in the UK, even doing a few tight woods enduros. The best fun for me though was the northern Wales mountain roads pinning it in corners TT style with walls on either side. They are very forgiving on the road and surprisingly quick, and a massive laugh!

I also did Morocco and although the road down there was not that comfortable, the bike didn't miss a beat and what a hoot in the sand compared to a big trailie. For that sort if trip where the dirt at the end is a big reason why you are going, the XR is perfect. JMo another inmate will attest to that, she extensively toured on her XR and then raced it.

I wouldn't expect the bike to save you from speeding though, you will be surprised how fast these bikes can go, and how fast they get to speed compared to heavy road bikes.

Anyway just my experience, hope it helps a little with your decision. I am also about 6'2" and find it just right, but with raised bar clamps for standing.

Good luck finding a good one, they are out there!
Many thanks :) Useful to get your opinion, and I think by looking at the XR650R Adventure thread I have been now fully swayed :) There are some amazing bikes on that thread!

So SuperEnduro is up for sale, and now the wait for the right XR650R begins.... :)
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:10 AM   #17678
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Many thanks :) Useful to get your opinion, and I think by looking at the XR650R Adventure thread I have been now fully swayed :) There are some amazing bikes on that thread!

So SuperEnduro is up for sale, and now the wait for the right XR650R begins.... :)

I also have the 950 Adventure and my 650R. Love the R for the tighter rides, but its still very do able with the 950. The 650 is just much more of a dirt bike and can be ridden like that a lot easier. I also find myself going twice the speed on the 950 though.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:35 AM   #17679
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I need a set, dual core instead of the OEM single - but I need to modify the RHS-one at the bottom to allow space for that humongous tank.
Do's a fave and send me a pic of yours? Then I can see if I'll be able to rework them, specifically the bottom-cup of the rh-rad.
the rad tanks will fit. you need to rotate the bottom and top pipes to fit. cut them off and re-weld in the right direction. sorry I haven't been of much help mate, where are you up to with the build?
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:17 AM   #17680
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This is one huge thread, so apologies if this has been posted before....

I currently have a KTM 950 SuperEnduro. I love it, but time for a change.

Any opinions of going from the 950 to the BRP?

My background is childhood of semi-pro enduro, and I now do circa 15k miles per year road touring, plus 20 odd days of off road. I don't want two bikes, and my road riding is so quick I have to limit myself with power (speeding tickets etc)

I've always wanted a BRP, as I ended my racing career on a KX500 just as the Honda came out. Just a bit worried about all my miles.... Figuring an oil cooler to boost oil quantity and increase service intervals?

Any thoughts appreciated :)
I am looking at a SE at the moment.

It will be my second bike as I won't sell the 650R.
There just too good of a bike to part with.

Honda recommend changing to oil at 1,000 miles,
why I believe they state this is because the bike was made to race Baja flat
out all day.
So IMHO I think the oil change intervals can be stretched out to larger intervals if a good oil is used for non racing.

Myself I use a good synthetic oil and change the oil at 5,000km's / 3,100 miles.
I have never had the oil analysed but will do at the next oil change.
When I freshened up my engine there were no scuff makes on the cam,
rockers, valve tips.
If the oil had broken down that would be the first area's problems would appear.

This bike / engine oil capacity is 2 litres.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:54 AM   #17681
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Bummer. That is a great crew down at Moto 1. Mine is a 2001 and fresh purchase also so I would be very interested to hear what Jason finds in there. They have been very helpful on my build and I would prefer to avoid your situation if at all possible.

So it was the crank... Unfortunately I was also right as I blew my bottom end as well. cylinder needs re-sleeved, the valves are leaking, and all in all, it'll be around $1700 to get it all rebuilt and put back together...

So I need to go in and talk to Jason and Andy, but it looks like with the amount of work that it needs for a rebuild, I either say fuck it, and take a $3500 bath in the bike and accessories I just bought, or I drop another $2000 - $2200 to build it into a 685cc beast. Any thoughts? $5-$6k for more than a decade old dirt bike seems outrageous... But if it will last another decade after the build, then I may consider it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:01 AM   #17682
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So it was the crank... Unfortunately I was also right as I blew my bottom end as well. cylinder needs re-sleeved, the valves are leaking, and all in all, it'll be around $1700 to get it all rebuilt and put back together...

So I need to go in and talk to Jason and Andy, but it looks like with the amount of work that it needs for a rebuild, I either say fuck it, and take a $3500 bath in the bike and accessories I just bought, or I drop another $2000 - $2200 to build it into a 685cc beast. Any thoughts? $5-$6k for more than a decade old dirt bike seems outrageous... But if it will last another decade after the build, then I may consider it.
Sorry to hear that.

However, there is no other bike like it, and its only money at the end of the day (time can heal that assuming you have an income) :)
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:56 AM   #17683
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Build it!!


All serious though, you're kind of stuck. It sucks, I have an xr250r in a similar but not quite as bad situation. It's either build it or give it away basically.

To part out your bike then buy another one would be a bit less money, but your taking another gamble. Same thing with buying a used motor.

If you have the money, the most expensive part of the xr is going to be new when you're done. You'll likely get many miles of fun out of it when you're done. The killer is going to be that you'll have $6000 invested in a $3000 bike. Still less than buying, say, a used ktm though. If you decide to part it out you'll probably get about $1000 back from it, give or take. Maybe $1500.

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Old 07-31-2013, 12:08 PM   #17684
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To rebuild or part out?

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So it was the crank... Unfortunately I was also right as I blew my bottom end as well. cylinder needs re-sleeved, the valves are leaking, and all in all, it'll be around $1700 to get it all rebuilt and put back together...

So drop another $2000 - $2200 to build it into a 685cc beast? Any thoughts? $5-$6k for more than a decade old dirt bike seems outrageous... But if it will last another decade after the build, then I may consider it.
Hey, that sucks and sorry to hear about condition of the motor. If you are very comitted, you could rebuild the motor.....but back to STOCK specs. Building it up into a hot rod will invite more problems, and you could regret it. Dont go hog wild on the motor, use as much OEM parts as you can.

Keeping the motor stock will give you the most reliability and long life. But, some better aftermarket valves would be a good mod.

If your not committed to the process, then part out the bike to recover what you can, then start looking again.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:19 PM   #17685
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So it was the crank... Unfortunately I was also right as I blew my bottom end as well. cylinder needs re-sleeved, the valves are leaking, and all in all, it'll be around $1700 to get it all rebuilt and put back together...

So I need to go in and talk to Jason and Andy, but it looks like with the amount of work that it needs for a rebuild, I either say fuck it, and take a $3500 bath in the bike and accessories I just bought, or I drop another $2000 - $2200 to build it into a 685cc beast. Any thoughts? $5-$6k for more than a decade old dirt bike seems outrageous... But if it will last another decade after the build, then I may consider it.

BUILD IT!

You will have a badass bike that will pay for itself in smiles. I had the same thoughts, but I don't regret my build one bit.
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