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Old 08-25-2010, 09:47 AM   #5191
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Is there anyone in the San Diego CA area who might be able to help me get my XR650R back in shape after V2R? I just need to fit new chain and sprockets and change oil I think. I'm just here on vacation and don't have stuff to cut and rivet the chain or an oil drain bucket. I have basic tools with me and have plenty of experience working on bikes, just didn't manage to bring a garage with me

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Old 08-25-2010, 10:49 AM   #5192
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I just went to 15/47 and ended up with a (stock size) 110 link chain.
The gearing is nice, although 1st is way too high for me to ride slow and 5th is now like overdrive, not really usable until 55mph or so. As I've gotten used to it though I do like the combo, which was recommended by many here.
The Rekluse auto clutch is the next best thing to a 6 speed! I run 15/45 and can still do tight single track with no problem.
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:56 PM   #5193
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I ran a 606 rear and 742FA front on Darryl Folks' recommendation for the Vegas to Reno. After 534 miles they are pretty much shot (rear knobs maybe half height, fronts rounded off and several side knobs torn). It was a fairly spirited 534 miles though


On another note, anyone know of a good clutch cover? My stocker is cracked at one of the mount bolts and since I've got to replace it I wouldn't mind going to something stronger. Ideally one I can source quickly in SoCal would be good:)
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:35 PM   #5194
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:54 PM   #5195
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The Rekluse auto clutch is the next best thing to a 6 speed! I run 15/45 and can still do tight single track with no problem.
It's not so much that the bike is geared too high, it's that I haven't practiced riding the rough stuff slow, so my balance and throttle/clutch control sucks. I'll get there someday, but I keep finding that riding the BRP slow is like being behind the pace car at Daytona.....the bike just wants to GO!

While we're talking about tires, I'm going to be looking to replace my rear tire soon. It came with a nearly new Michelin AC10 on the front and rear. So far I like them, good on pavement (for what they are), and great off road. What's a similar replacement for the rear? I'm looking to get more mileage out of a tire and maybe a bit more pavement oriented. Also, what's the biggest size that would clear in the rear?

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Old 08-25-2010, 05:37 PM   #5196
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It's not so much that the bike is geared too high, it's that I haven't practiced riding the rough stuff slow, so my balance and throttle/clutch control sucks.
The Revloc gets rid of the throttle/clutch part of the equation.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:34 PM   #5197
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jeffcali - Didn't get much wear from my 606 but generally OK all round on the harder ground.
Lots of good info on what works on the rear here but not a lot of feedback on preference for the front.
Would like some feedback from inmates on their preference for fronts and terrain type
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:12 PM   #5198
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Hey guys, am seriously thinking of picking up a BRP before the season is over.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...917748842.html

There's one I found. What would you guys consider a fair starting price?
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:29 PM   #5199
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I just bought one! Fancy that.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:54 PM   #5200
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It's not so much that the bike is geared too high, it's that I haven't practiced riding the rough stuff slow, so my balance and throttle/clutch control sucks. I'll get there someday, but I keep finding that riding the BRP slow is like being behind the pace car at Daytona.....the bike just wants to GO!

While we're talking about tires, I'm going to be looking to replace my rear tire soon. It came with a nearly new Michelin AC10 on the front and rear. So far I like them, good on pavement (for what they are), and great off road. What's a similar replacement for the rear? I'm looking to get more mileage out of a tire and maybe a bit more pavement oriented. Also, what's the biggest size that would clear in the rear?

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Of it's a control thing cdogg idle her up a little in the tight stuff mate.
Also the AC10 is a little narrow out front for a big bike like the pig.
A good tough rear is the IRC Vulcanduro ve33 in 510/18,lasts longer than anything else i've used in the dirt.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:37 PM   #5201
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Hey guys, am seriously thinking of picking up a BRP before the season is over.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...917748842.html

There's one I found. What would you guys consider a fair starting price?
Price is decent comparing that to the market I live in, NW Arkansas. I've also found that "like new" and "not actual picture, but looks identical" definitely mean different things to different people!!!

The problem I see so often down here is the bike either doesn't have a title, or the MSO has been passed around with it and is pretty much useless unless you can get the original owner to title it and pay the sales tax. The sales tax issue is why nobody ever titles them, especially because when they bought it they never intended to plate it.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:56 PM   #5202
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Price is decent comparing that to the market I live in, NW Arkansas. I've also found that "like new" and "not actual picture, but looks identical" definitely mean different things to different people!!!

The problem I see so often down here is the bike either doesn't have a title, or the MSO has been passed around with it and is pretty much useless unless you can get the original owner to title it and pay the sales tax. The sales tax issue is why nobody ever titles them, especially because when they bought it they never intended to plate it.

I got my 2000 BRP last year in great shape, fully stock, but plated and had the baja designs dual sport kit installed, for $2500. I thought that was a great deal.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:52 AM   #5203
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I got my 2000 BRP last year in great shape, fully stock, but plated and had the baja designs dual sport kit installed, for $2500. I thought that was a great deal.
I just picked up an '06 XRR in 'like new condition' (less thank 1k miles on it, and nary a scratch to be seen) with a baja kit and plated for $3300.... I think I got a great deal and I'm in love with it
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:44 AM   #5204
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The Revloc gets rid of the throttle/clutch part of the equation.
So does the Rekluse, plus it is externally adjustable for engagement speed and rate.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:56 AM   #5205
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So does the Rekluse, plus it is externally adjustable for engagement speed and rate.
you don't need either one... you don't need steering dampners either....
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