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Old 03-09-2011, 09:39 AM   #7666
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Removal of choke plate. I would imagine Chicago is kind of cool right now. Without a choke plate in your carb you will struggle on a cold start.Put a solid choke plate[Precision Concepts] back in there and it will start much better.Stock choke plates eventually lunch your motor.
Baja Designs makes a good choke plate, never heard of Precision Concepts version.

It's not a sure thing that the stocker is going to let go and get sucked in....but $25 is cheap insurance for a billet plate.

I've never had any signs of the stock flapper coming apart, but it's easy to put your mind to rest about it.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:34 AM   #7667
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Bonebag, do you have an FCR? The stock XR650R carb doesn't have a hot start button or lever. Maybe you mean the decompression lever?

Have you tried kicking it over with the throttle WOT without all the clearing kicks and stuff? That works perfectly on my dad's XR and gets things going much more quickly.
Yeah..decompression/hot start :) ...that's what I'm talking about.

And yes..and I almost broke my knee in seven places when it fired half way down the kick...and still didn't start. It works for me to just give it a few clearing kicks..every time. Now I am 6'4 and 250lbs..I know that makes a difference for some guys who aren't able to easily wrestle the pig around.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:32 AM   #7668
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Fcr41 setup

Hey guys,
I'm contemplating taking the new fcr 41 off my 620rxc and installing it on my xr650r. Then putting the eddy on the 620?
Does anybody have the jets sizes and needle specs and all the other little settings for this carb for this application?
Will this actually fit before I disassemble to bikes
The eddy does it's job well, but it's not perfect!
It goes great on long d/s rides w/ elevation changes and run well!
I'm just looking to get the performance that an FCR, set up properly, can deliver to the big pig!
I currently have a stage one cam, full leovince, cdi box from xr400, opened up airbox cover! I have the acerbis 6.3 sahara tank also!
Does the tank need to be heat molded to accept the fcr???
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:01 PM   #7669
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Choke Plate Flap gizmo

Thanks Mung:

Someone said: "since you're never gonna take it off anyway, you'd better red loc-tite that choke plate!"


DAMN DAMN DOUBLE DAMN!

I guess I never thought they may live in warmer climes than myself. Why do people like me buy the King of the Baja for the Midwest anyway? And then, we blindly follow all the tricks the cool kids who ride in the desert use on their bikes.

Any thoughts on the throttle stop?
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:04 PM   #7670
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I have the acerbis 6.3 sahara tank also!
Does the tank need to be heat molded to accept the fcr???
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!!!

From what I've read, the tank might not fit at all with the FCR. Give it a try since you have a carb sitting there...let us know how it goes, I'd love to have an FCR on the XRR.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:34 PM   #7671
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From what I've read, the tank might not fit at all with the FCR. Give it a try since you have a carb sitting there...let us know how it goes, I'd love to have an FCR on the XRR.
Larryboy,

That's why I'm questioning the incredible knowledge of the XR650R ADV riders to see if it will fit. I'm not lazy, well yes I am, but I'm just trying to ask the question beforehand, as I really don't want to tear apart both bikes to find out it won't even fit!

If it does I will post up all the info on how it goes together, what's needed in mod's, jet sizes, needles, clips and other b/s associated w/ the install to get it correct. I'll post up about he performance also!

I've read report of the fcr on a few bikes and really would love to explore this option!
Just like you I'm very interested
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:54 PM   #7672
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How are you liking your new gas tank? Can you get the reb bull decal for it?
The Acerbis is a great tank - but I don't think any graphics will stick to that rough surface for long, and that's ok.


....and you mean "Big Red Pig" graphics - they do resemble the Red Bull stuff, and I like 'em, but they're probably not going to work on this tank.

The PO did give me the full graphics .jpg in high resolution, so I can have them printed (find a decal plotter - and I do know a guy...)

More than likely, I will sell the Clarke 4.3 with the BRP graphics, I like the Acerbis tank a lot, it's not in the way and I do NOT want to switch back and forth much!

What do you suppose the 4.3 tank/shrouds with graphics is worth?

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Old 03-09-2011, 02:01 PM   #7673
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Yeah..decompression/hot start :) ...that's what I'm talking about.

And yes..and I almost broke my knee in seven places when it fired half way down the kick...and still didn't start. It works for me to just give it a few clearing kicks..every time. Now I am 6'4 and 250lbs..I know that makes a difference for some guys who aren't able to easily wrestle the pig around.
Sounds good. I'm 160lbs and have no troubles with the pig (or starting by either method). I don't have the patietence to do clearing kicks and stuff - fortunately I have an eddy so mine is a 1-kick starter no matter what. I only think about it when I ride my dad's with the stock carb. I have been impressed with how well the stocker starts though - not half as bad as I expected after reading this thread. WOT and 1 or 2 kicks does the trick for me after a spill. The eddy is quicker starting still and a whole lot snappier for response.

FYI a hot start lever and decompression lever look similar on the bar, but do completely different things (hot start levers basically let more air in, a decompression lever holds a valve open slightly) so for posterity its useful to distinguish them.

Sorry about your leg.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:25 PM   #7674
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What do you suppose the 4.3 tank/shrouds with graphics is worth?
$40
"BANG"
Sold
I'll pm you my address.

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Old 03-09-2011, 07:00 PM   #7675
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$40
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Sold
I'll pm you my address.

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Old 03-09-2011, 07:39 PM   #7676
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The Acerbis is a great tank - but I don't think any graphics will stick to that rough surface for long, and that's ok.


....and you mean "Big Red Pig" graphics - they do resemble the Red Bull stuff, and I like 'em, but they're probably not going to work on this tank.

The PO did give me the full graphics .jpg in high resolution, so I can have them printed (find a decal plotter - and I do know a guy...)

More than likely, I will sell the Clarke 4.3 with the BRP graphics, I like the Acerbis tank a lot, it's not in the way and I do NOT want to switch back and forth much!

What do you suppose the 4.3 tank/shrouds with graphics is worth?


That is what I meant uhh PIg not bull

As for how much is worth I was thinking 4k and throw in the bike as freebie...

Just cant get her outta my head.....
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:42 PM   #7677
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Both my pigs are up in the flea market and will be making a journey from phoenix-philadelphia if any one is interested
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:50 PM   #7678
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Both my pigs are up in the flea market and will be making a journey from phoenix-philadelphia if any one is interested
I have seen that.... that and the picture of Blake's Pig have given me many a restless night.

I m going home between November / January. I wanted to test ride one before I actually gone and done the deed.

Many a mixed view for a shorter rider but I appreciate everybody that has chimed in.

I started going to the gym to develop upper body strength so I can pick her up when she gets sleepy....

Can you drop one off in Florida, preferably the plated one?

And BTW,This is my favorite thread on the forum!!
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:09 PM   #7679
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Hey ya'll its been a while...

Looking for some Street tips.

have a second set of rims and I want some street tires, Not looking to pay for the cost of Avon Distanzias more like Shinko prices, (http://www.bikebandit.com/shinko-rea...a636780a328a14) I have a buddy that has the 705s and recommends them...but was curious if anyone has any more Street oriented recommendations for a budget?

Sprocket: I also want a 42T sprocket. Most online places don't list one for our bikes but I know the UK or Aus version comes with it. has anyone bought one and know a source or model?

Thanks in advance ya'll.
Change your counter sprocket to a 15 or 16. You dont have to dink with chain lenght and you get very tall gearing. I just picked up a 16 counter and it works great on the street(45 rear sprocket w/SM wheels).
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:03 PM   #7680
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Hey guys,
I'm contemplating taking the new fcr 41 off my 620rxc and installing it on my xr650r. Then putting the eddy on the 620?
Does anybody have the jets sizes and needle specs and all the other little settings for this carb for this application?
Will this actually fit before I disassemble to bikes
The eddy does it's job well, but it's not perfect!
It goes great on long d/s rides w/ elevation changes and run well!
I'm just looking to get the performance that an FCR, set up properly, can deliver to the big pig!
I currently have a stage one cam, full leovince, cdi box from xr400, opened up airbox cover! I have the acerbis 6.3 sahara tank also!
Does the tank need to be heat molded to accept the fcr???
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!!!
If you look in the XRR Carb thread there is some info. on the FCR install and jetting. It does look like the tank will need "adjusting".
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