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Old 03-03-2012, 09:06 AM   #12421
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Is the UFO plastic a direct fit like OEM? I have the front and rear plastics UFO that should be here Wednesday. The taillight just from pictures does not look like it the same size, taller maybe wider. Only reason I ask is there is one of the those XR'sOnly billet racks on it and its already nearly rubbing.


But, hell for all I know it already has UFO plastics on it.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:55 AM   #12422
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I took Garthe's advice and bought a Kawasaki today Although, I didn't sell my XRR as he suggested. Thought maybe he'd like to see pics of my new beast! Garthe you can try it sometime if you think you can handle it







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Old 03-03-2012, 01:39 PM   #12423
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A KE100??? Good god hold on for you life!
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:15 PM   #12424
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Sweet looking bike. makes me miss my old XL.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:37 PM   #12425
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Cold and rainy ride.

Forgot to bring a camera, so all i got was Iphone pics.


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Old 03-03-2012, 05:02 PM   #12426
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My friends XRR does something that seems odd to me: When kick starting it, just one kick seems to build up the compression enough that he has to use the compression release lever before he can kick it again. So it's one kick, then release the compression, one kick, compression . . .

I think the guy he bought it from put in Hotcams. Is that normal for some XRRs, or for Hotcams, or does anyone think there may be another problem?




edit: we decided to cowboy up and do the valves on all three bikes tonight. We'll see if it makes a difference for his bike.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:09 PM   #12427
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overheating problem

G'day Piggy fans,

i am having some over heating problems with my XR650R currently, has anyone here fitted up the cheaper aftermarket radiators? how do they compare to fluidyne's, for fitment, strength and overall quality,

there add all say the increase the fluid capacity around 50% and offer 30-40% better cooling around the same a stated by fluidyne

has anyone here fitted a fan to there pig? i'm looking at a ktm 690 unit as a mate has 1 spare any problems with wiring 1 in, does anything else need to be upgraded to run 1?

thanks
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:07 AM   #12428
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G'day Piggy fans,

i am having some over heating problems with my XR650R currently, has anyone here fitted up the cheaper aftermarket radiators? how do they compare to fluidyne's, for fitment, strength and overall quality,

there add all say the increase the fluid capacity around 50% and offer 30-40% better cooling around the same a stated by fluidyne

has anyone here fitted a fan to there pig? i'm looking at a ktm 690 unit as a mate has 1 spare any problems with wiring 1 in, does anything else need to be upgraded to run 1?

thanks
It seems most people with heating issues have found fans resolve the problem best. I've seen mixed opinions on the benefit, if any, of Fluidyne radiators. I know some people have used KTM fans on the XRR, and there are other, inexpensive fans that will work. If you do a search on fans in this thread, you'll find tons of info, including drawings for mount brackets. In the electrical thread, you'll find info on wiring them to come on/go off automatically.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:33 AM   #12429
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G'day Piggy fans,

i am having some over heating problems with my XR650R currently, has anyone here fitted up the cheaper aftermarket radiators? how do they compare to fluidyne's, for fitment, strength and overall quality,

there add all say the increase the fluid capacity around 50% and offer 30-40% better cooling around the same a stated by fluidyne

has anyone here fitted a fan to there pig? i'm looking at a ktm 690 unit as a mate has 1 spare any problems with wiring 1 in, does anything else need to be upgraded to run 1?

thanks
The ebay china radiators are in no way comparable to fluidyne and PWR's. your better off comparing them to stock and only because they are thicker for extra water capacity. I tried some on my supermoto XR and yes they work but the holes dont line up so they need some filing or dremel work to fit, the tubes are either clocked just off or too short, and they are bent and twisted right out of the box. you can hand bend them back so the material is not of a good quality. I have read of people with leakage issue right out of the box but i had no issues with that.

If you are on a budget to replace the stockers go for it knowing what they may need but otherwise if you feel the need for better go fluidyne or PWR. I will most likely sell the ones i have after some more testing for a PWR unit. But only because im doing a custom radiator setup. if i wasnt id run them till failure.

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Old 03-04-2012, 04:54 AM   #12430
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I've had no problem with the China rads I bought on ebay. Rode my XR from central Texas to Guadalajara Mexico this week, 975 miles in two days. I don't remember which vendor I bought them from, there are several on ebay. I think they came with a one year warranty also. Been on the XR for 7 months now. No comparison to the quality of the stock radiators, heavy duty and more capacity, and a one year warranty at 1/2 the price.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:06 AM   #12431
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G'day Piggy fans,

i am having some over heating problems with my XR650R currently, has anyone here fitted up the cheaper aftermarket radiators? how do they compare to fluidyne's, for fitment, strength and overall quality,

there add all say the increase the fluid capacity around 50% and offer 30-40% better cooling around the same a stated by fluidyne

has anyone here fitted a fan to there pig? i'm looking at a ktm 690 unit as a mate has 1 spare any problems with wiring 1 in, does anything else need to be upgraded to run 1?

thanks
Is it possible that your engine is running too lean? Read your spark plug. A lean engine condition could lead to overheating.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:55 AM   #12432
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what Jets are you running at sea level? whats the clip at?

Hey guys I put my GPR up for sale and a few other parts Baja lights in the Flea market. all parts a OBO I will add more parts once I get home and look around. Big Nasty

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=769715
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:48 PM   #12433
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When kick starting it, just one kick seems to build up the compression enough that he has to use the compression release lever before he can kick it again. So it's one kick, then release the compression, one kick, compression . . .

I think the guy he bought it from put in Hotcams. Is that normal for some XRRs, or for Hotcams, or does anyone think there may be another problem?

we decided to cowboy up and do the valves on all three bikes tonight. We'll see if it makes a difference for his bike.
We stayed up until 4 a.m. doing the valves and other things. The kick start problem is the same or worse.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:41 PM   #12434
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We stayed up until 4 a.m. doing the valves and other things. The kick start problem is the same or worse.
The automatic decompression is not on the end of the cam shaft. So more then likely you have a hotcam in it. I have a hotcam in my xrr and i have to use the manual one every time i kick it.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:55 PM   #12435
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The automatic decompression is not on the end of the cam shaft. So more then likely you have a hotcam in it. I have a hotcam in my xrr and i have to use the manual one every time i kick it.
Thanks for the reply. So that's just a Hotcam thing?
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