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Old 11-25-2008, 12:40 PM   #16
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DS kit

Just ordered a DS kit from these guys today: http://www.dirt2street.com/

BRP is already plated, but need the blinkers and wiring set up...great people to work with...and they take paypal.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:58 PM   #17
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Drain Plugs

I got a set of mag drain plugs from XRs Only. I don't like doing business with them but they do have the plugs and it would be hard even for them to screw that order up.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:46 PM   #18
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Thanks again, ya'll have a good turkey day, and best of luck telling every one that you planed this trip to the trails, before you knew every one was coming over for the holiday.

I say this, because I tried it already.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:39 PM   #19
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Talking Do not Stop Now

Hey Ya'll we can not let this thread die a quick death.

All I did is ask a couple of questions. Spread the word, we can not let the KLR thread beat THE BIG RED PIG.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:54 PM   #20
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I agree, bow down to the immortal XR650R (NOT the company that conceived and abandoned it ...)
Lets see some news on Kenaroo's fairing dammit, I am curious to see how that project (and shipments) are panning out.

Don't worry, I will keep a subscription to this thread and report on my brothers XR which is in the process of lots of cool farkles ....
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Hey Ya'll we can not let this thread die a quick death.

All I did is ask a couple of questions. Spread the word, we can not let the KLR thread beat THE BIG RED PIG.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:00 PM   #21
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I'm in. Currently trying to get my busted ass '01 XRR back up and running after 5 years of storage. Almost done, just waiting on a new carb to come in. Motivation came from a buddy at work talking about how his stock DRZ400 could whip the pants off the XRR .
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:04 PM   #22
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I'm in. Currently trying to get my busted ass '01 XRR back up and running after 5 years of storage. Almost done, just waiting on a new carb to come in. Motivation came from a buddy at work talking about how his stock DRZ400 could whip the pants off the XRR .
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:31 PM   #23
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:52 PM   #24
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I agree, bow down to the immortal XR650R (NOT the company that conceived and abandoned it ...)
Lets see some news on Kenaroo's fairing dammit, I am curious to see how that project (and shipments) are panning out.

Don't worry, I will keep a subscription to this thread and report on my brothers XR which is in the process of lots of cool farkles ....
Let us know what your brother plans on doing to his XRR? Maybe we can pass on some other ideas?
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:55 PM   #25
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I'm in. Currently trying to get my busted ass '01 XRR back up and running after 5 years of storage. Almost done, just waiting on a new carb to come in. Motivation came from a buddy at work talking about how his stock DRZ400 could whip the pants off the XRR .
Tell us about it? why was it in storage? what was done before storage? What is required now, stock carb or edelbrock?

Your buddy is in for a surprise! I've never raced one...but I've ridden the DRZ400...and I wasn't too impressed in comparison!
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:01 PM   #26
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Suspension

Those that have swapped your springs...what wt rating spring are you using for your size? I'm 180 on a heavy day but thats without gear... but looking at the chart that bruce put together...http://borynack.com/XR650R/Cycle/suspension.htm (middle of page)...should I stick with stock because I usually use the bike for play riding and commuting...rarely with overnight gear which would put me into the 200lb range?


Just planning what I need to rebuild and set up my suspension.

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Old 11-26-2008, 11:12 PM   #27
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Trade anyone?

Does anyone want to trade there DS BRP for a modified 07 DR650?
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:17 PM   #28
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I got a buddy that has a 2008 DR650 that I have ridden...its fun and serves a purpose...what are you looking to improve, change or get out of the XRR that isn't with the DR650.
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:29 AM   #29
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The XR has a better offroad suspension, more adjustability, lighter weight more performance, better offroad, a more modern design, tons of performance parts. Honestly I never had the opertunity to ride one, theres not many around where I live. I should have started with the BRP but in my state dirtbikes come with a bill of sale and aren't able to be titled, plus no body really carries a desert racer in wisconsin. I think the BRP has much more offroad potential than a modified DR, I did put straight rate springs in and emulators, that helped 100% but the rear shock has no rebound adjustability and it would cost almost 500 to get it there. I never relized how much it would take to make the DR more offroadable, and in hind sight it's easier and CHEAPER to find a DSed BRP than make the DR more offroadable. I do love my DR because I have put so much into it, but I feel held back in the offroad department.
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:35 AM   #30
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I think the BRP has much more offroad potential than a modified DR, I did put straight rate springs in and emulators, that helped 100% but the rear shock has no rebound adjustability and it would cost almost 500 to get it there. I never relized how much it would take to make the DR more offroadable, and in hind sight it's easier and CHEAPER to find a DSed BRP than make the DR more offroadable. I do love my DR because I have put so much into it, but I feel held back in the offroad department.
I sold a DR in Aug to by my BRP. I did the springs/emulators and had the rear shock done by cogent with the added rebound control. The suspension was lightyears better but I still kept hitting my feet and pegs on stuff and it drove me nuts. I wish I would have just bought a BRP to start with and put the same money onto it.
I'm having fun setting up the honda and now that that I have all the dual sport stuff (lights, blinkers, speedo and horn) rear rack and bigger tank I know I made the right choice.
I've flogged down the freeway, railed twisty back roads and gravel and have done some hill climbing and the BRP is the shizzle.
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