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Old 01-08-2009, 08:24 PM   #196
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Dosco the hardest rear tyre known to man is the IRC VE-33 in 510x18.
On my old worked CR500 i used to get 5 or 6 rides with any thing else MAXIMUM with the last ride or 2 being hopeless for grip.
I got between 28 and 30 or so rides out of this tyre i mentioned.
I've just put one on the Xr650r and a Motoz on the front,i ordered a front and rear Motoz but the rear didn't show so i went back to old faithfull.
I hear good and bad about the Motoz's so it could be an adventure....ouch maybe.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:35 PM   #197
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Have you tried the 908RR, cooky?
I bet it beats the hardness of that tyre.

I got over 6000km on one on my KTM 950, which has double the HP for an XR650R.

Im using one now on my XR and simply cannot kill it. Running it at 8 PSI to get traction and the sidewalls dont flex much. You can run it flat.
Still gets decent traction with a tractor like the XR-R
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:04 PM   #198
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Yes i've used the 908 the IRC i believe is as tough or tougher.
I don't like the 908rr's lack of lateral loading,it's also very heavy.
But yes it does last a while.
Thirty rides on rocky ground from the IRC on a worked cr500,think about it.
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:46 AM   #199
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Irc ?

Who make that tire?

I have been looking all morning, and can not figure it out.

I am feeling very stupid.
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:08 AM   #200
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Yes i've used the 908 the IRC i believe is as tough or tougher.
I don't like the 908rr's lack of lateral loading,it's also very heavy.
But yes it does last a while.
Thirty rides on rocky ground from the IRC on a worked cr500,think about it.
BadCocky is absolutely right.. the VE33 is a great tire.. that's all I used to use when I raced desert.. never ever got a flat.. lasted long.. pretty predictable

up front I really like the dunlop 745 90/100-21 for hard terrain and the 742 for loam..

BadCocky, have you tried the 140/80-18 IRC mB5 on the rear.. I mounted one up on the last DS ride and 150 miles of hard desert and road showed little wear and it definately has better grip than the 908
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:01 PM   #201
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...BadCocky, have you tried the 140/80-18 IRC mB5 on the rear.. I mounted one up on the last DS ride and 150 miles of hard desert and road showed little wear and it definately has better grip than the 908
Do you mean the M5B? I thought it was a "soft terrain" tire? do they make others? I have one but with just trail riding it gripped great and I loved it but with a minimal amount of roads (1-2 miles) just to access the trails and it rounded the corners real quick! I love the tire but thought it was real soft! I hope there is a harder version! I'd use it again!
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:10 PM   #202
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Finished Revalving Suspension!!!

I finished revalving my front and rear suspension with the help of Broynack's site and some insight from others and its done! I took it on a road ride today but will be off road next week to see how it really works!

it wasn't hard but I wasn't prepared for it and it meant doing the shock twice (I didnt' order enough shims because I mis-read and left 2 main ones out so I had to reorder and redo so with the holidays and shipping it was down a good week too long. As well with my lack of knowledge of the names of the internals of the Forks I drilled out the rebound valve then later realized it was the wrong one but I was given a replacement from a scrap fork, just my mistake and more down time!

The project is not out of reach for the average guy working on stuff...just print out all the text you need. make a list of the shims...double check it. and make sure you understand the parts of the suspension and it will help a ton! (oh and get the oil ahead of time because no one carries that light of an oil so I had to order it...more down time!

to remove the rear shock...go ahead and remove the subframe...its a little more work but easier to get at it and to regrease everything afterwards! A good time to regrease the rear linkage and swingarm!

I'm still not an expert but I asked a ton of questions (to wear everyone out) so I can answer the questions I asked and where to find most other questions I ran into and I'll be happy to help where I can!
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:26 PM   #203
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Ken i think i tried it years ago. Can't remember the outcome.I know a lot of people like them.The VE-33 is the best value for money out there.
Kingster don't worry about what IRC label their tyres as the VE-33 is supposed to be a medium hard,but it's the toughest thing out there.
Here's one for ya's NEVER ,NEVER use an IRC on the front
I have a MotoZ tractionator on the front an aussie tyre,i like it on cross ruts and hard pack but it's a little loose on hard ground with loose stuff on it.I'll play with tyre pressues till i work it out.
I usually with a new type of front run higher pressure and let them down till i feel good bite but i think this new front might need more air as it was great when i started and as i let out pressure it didn't get any better,so i'll start over.
It's actually rubber and not synthetic so it may be different.
It's great in ruts though will climb right out with out letting go, being rubber not synth i spose.
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:26 AM   #204
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Hey Dos did you get your FCR tuned? how do you feel about the power gain, throttle response?
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:25 AM   #205
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CDI plug

Ran into a odd situation this weekend, I found that a wire of the plug that plugs into the CDI was loose and pulled out of the socket. I know the plastic housing has a “finger” which is supposed to extend and retain the metal plug but its worn or broken (not functioning). I can try to glue it back in and just try to keep it out of the contact surface but I’d love to replace the plug if possible and leave gluing as a last resort?



Any ideas if this type of plug can be purchased? (like from other applications?)
(I know the XR400 has the same plug...does any other bikes...so I can expand my search on used harness on ebay?)


As an OEM part its part of the main wiring harness.

Anyone have an old harness they would sell or just the plug from?

There are not many bikes like this in my area but thought that you west coast guys may have some in salvage yards or something? Could someone pass along some names of those who would work with me over the phone?

Thanks ya’ll in advance!

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Old 01-12-2009, 07:46 AM   #206
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Hey King,

You might want to try talking to your local GM dealer. They usually have the stuff to fix those type of plugs. A good auto parts dealer (NAPA or such) can also help you.

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Old 01-14-2009, 05:24 PM   #207
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Thanks to the King

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Hey Dos did you get your FCR tuned? how do you feel about the power gain, throttle response?
Yeah Baby,

Thanks to XR650RKING, my BRP does third gear wheelies that are so big they are almost scary, almost. I can not wait to get some more dirt, 00ss and thunderchild are both down, one with a stuck swing arm bolt, and the other with a tampon problem (sorry 00SS), so I may just go out by myself this week end.

After Baja in Aprial, it is time for the stage two cam, and big bore kit.

I will let everyone know what I think about the 908RR's after this week end.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:40 AM   #208
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CDI Plug

[QUOTE=XR650Rking]Ran into a odd situation this weekend, I found that a wire of the plug that plugs into the CDI was loose and pulled out of the socket. I know the plastic housing has a “finger” which is supposed to extend and retain the metal plug but its worn or broken (not functioning). I can try to glue it back in and just try to keep it out of the contact surface but I’d love to replace the plug if possible and leave gluing as a last resort?

I've got a few of those spade connectors. PM your address/email. You'll get it in the mail.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:05 AM   #209
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Question Air filter skins?

I would like to use some air filter skins on an upcoming ride. Do they even exist for the 650R's unique air filter? I can't seem to find any. Has anybody successfully used a filter skin on an XR650R? I'm thinking about how to make one out of pantyhose.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:52 PM   #210
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