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Old 01-30-2011, 08:07 PM   #7261
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:19 PM   #7262
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Took the BRP out for a ride today, nicest weather in months!

I learned that I definitely hate the larger aftermarket tank.

I think my clutch is going out. Several times today, while taking off from a stop, the bike either jumped out of 1st and into neutral or lurched forward really aggressively while making a weird noise. Neither of those can be normal.

Does that sound like worn clutch plates or something else?
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:28 AM   #7263
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I think my clutch is going out. Several times today, while taking off from a stop, the bike either jumped out of 1st and into neutral or lurched forward really aggressively while making a weird noise. Neither of those can be normal.

Does that sound like worn clutch plates or something else?
what's your chain look like?
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:15 AM   #7264
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Coming out of gear has nothing whatsoever to do with your clutch.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:07 AM   #7265
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Clutch bushing?
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:23 AM   #7266
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what's your chain look like?

Chain and sprockets are fine.

A couple of times, as I was letting out the clutch to take off from a stop, there was a loud noise and the bike would lurch forward.

At least three times, the bike would jump from 1st to neutral as I was taking off.

I've never had ANY bike do this before.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:44 AM   #7267
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BHW - Jumping out of gear

A couple of times, as I was letting out the clutch to take off from a stop, there was a loud noise and the bike would lurch forward.

At least three times, the bike would jump from 1st to neutral as I was taking off.

I've never had ANY bike do this before.


Circa 2000 vintage XRR's had the clutch bush issue (lack of oil feed holes leading to poor lubrication) however a siezing clutch bush would lunge forward when stationary/in gear/clutch in with motor running and not necessarily jump out of gear.
Usual cause for a bike jumping out of gear will be bent or worn (rarely worn usually bent) shift fork/s.
This can be attributed (more often than not) to falling on the gear lever side generally when under power.
Bent forks do not enable full engagement of the drive dogs and subsequently the gears will jump out of engagement when under load/power.
On inspection the forks may not appear to be visually significantly bent but will have wear on opposing edges of the pads on the fork where it inserts into the gears.
Another item to check is the detent location on the shift drum, a broken spring here will also lead to the above.
Note: it's been my experience that if/when a bike is jumping out of gear the shift fork will be damaged in some way and will most likely need replacement.
Hope this helps.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:03 AM   #7268
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Also, if its been popping out of gear much at all the gear dogs themselves will be trashed (even if the cause was originally something else).
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:08 AM   #7269
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Chain and sprockets are fine.

I was thinking adjustment more than condition.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:43 AM   #7270
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[QUOTE=BikePilot;15073071]Also, if its been popping out of gear much at all the gear dogs themselves will be trashed (even if the cause was originally something else).

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Quite rightly so.
If it has only just started the damage may possibly be minimal.
Can be remedied with highspeed grinder and dovetail shaped stone if they aren't too far gone.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:15 AM   #7271
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Hi all,
I have a XR650R that is Dual Sported / long distance setup so it's getting a little fat at about an additional 40lbs I figure with a 5 gallon tank.

I'm also 6'5 and weigh about 225, we'll say an additional 20 lbs with riding gear and I'll go from carry no weight to upto an additional 30-40 lbs at time.


I'm about to order some Eibach springs for both the forks as well as the shock. Do you have any recommendations on spring rates?

thanks,
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:16 AM   #7272
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I don't know, but you could try the race tech spring rate calculator - I've found it to generally be pretty good.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:48 AM   #7273
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Can you guys give me recommendations on which fork and shock springs I should get?


Bike is a little fat with Dual Sport / street legal / long distance mods. About +40 lbs I figure.

I'm 6'5 and 225, probably add another 20 lbs in rider's gear.

And then the bike will be anywhere from + 0 to 40 lbs for fully loaded...

Definitely curious on your opinions...

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Old 01-31-2011, 11:18 AM   #7274
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jesusgatos, I've ridden a WR450F with arched pegs like that. Felt weird for about 5 minutes, then I got used to them and quite liked them. Very comfortable and made it easier to move my toe up and down a little for shifting or moving my body forward and back on the bike. Same basic result as pivot pegs, but with way less complication.

Has anyone managed to move the pegs substantially rearward? I find that at speed when standing I have to hold on tight with my arms to keep from being blown off the back even if I have my head over the front fender. This got really tiring in V2R last year. I think with the pegs further rearward and maybe a touch higher it'd work out better.
That's exactly what I was shooting for - wanted to mimic the feel of the pivot-pegs, while eliminating all the moving parts. Thanks for posting. Appreciate the feedback.

I've seen a couple of 650R's that were converted to flatrackers move the left footpeg back, so that the footpeg mount was moved back and tied into the kickstand mount. Not sure what you'd be able to do about the right footpegs though. I really like the footpeg position on my 650R, but have been thinking it might be kinda cool to move the footpegs back on my trailbike, to make it feel a little bit more like a trials bike (that bike also uses XR pegs). If this is something you really want to do, I could probably put together some CAD file if you want to get some custom pegs made. Got any buddies that work at a machine-shop?
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:50 AM   #7275
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XR650R Aux Power Setup

Wanting to tap anyone who has added any aux power to their XR. I have a small AA battery pack under the seat that recharges via the system, but it's not 12V. Runs my GPS off a 12V cig lighter adapter.

Wondering if there is a kit, or a better more professional way to have some battery juice.

Any photos or details would be much appreciated

Current Dash Setup.

From XR650R


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