Building an XR650R Adventure Bike

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Ldub, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Ldub

    Ldub SCM ADV Bike Builders

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    Not So Stock XR650R - HRC Power Up Kit Fitted to otherwise standard BRP

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    In the immortal words of Honda Japan.....

    These kits are designed for strong weapons for the racers striving for competitive advantages in endurance races. It consists of components including high compression forged pistons and high-lift cams intended for high output at higher rpm. Reinforced clutch related parts (including springs, outer clutch housings, etc) are included in the kit to meet increased power output.


    STRIP IT DOWN AND LUBE IT UP......

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    PARTS LIST -

    Front and rear suspension by TEKNIK, including 30mm increased travel in rear, heavier springs, improved valving.

    Ballards Shark Fin

    Pro Moto Billet Rack

    ACERBIS Sahara Tank

    Ballards Choke Plate

    68S Pilot

    172 Main

    Ballards Bar Raisers

    Reikon Fat Bar Mounts

    Pro Taper CR Mid Bend

    Bark Buster Ego Hanguards

    MCS Shorty Levers

    Whipps Alloy Bash Plate

    CRF250 Headlight

    Staintune Full System

    Sheepskin Seat Cover (my mum is a kiwi)

    Twin Air Filter

    PC Racing Carby Breather

    Garmin Etrex to replace stock instruments

    Michelin Ultra Heavy Duty Tubes

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    The Result......




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    MOST IMPORTANTLY...... is it fun????


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    This is just the beginning for this bike, i will keep you updated on future mods, thanks for having a look.
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  2. Omi

    Omi 0o0o0o

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    Cool bike, but you may want to post this thread in the thumper forum. Welcome to the asylum!
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  3. JustAL

    JustAL Armchair Adventurer

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    Very nice....one of the bikes I'd like in the garage.
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  4. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Paging gaspipe....
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  5. Teeds

    Teeds Don Quixote

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    :rofl

    I've got one, but I ride my DR now.

    If the damn thing had an e-button, and was a bit shorter, I would ride it more.

    Fun play bike but not suited for adventure riding for me. It is too tall and it becomes pesky to deal with.

    It looks like your light is blocked by the bag on your fender.

    Enjoy

    Tell me more about the seat. Interesting cover, is it the cover or a pad that is sheepskin?
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  6. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Nice ride, but i'd suggest you lose the upper zip tie on the seal savers. All that's gonna do is score up your fork tubes, it's too much pressure on them. I prefer the longer ones or the old "Accordian" style boots for better protection. You'll have fork seal issues later on if you're not careful
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  7. Medicine Creek

    Medicine Creek 127.0.0.1

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    trade ya my xrl for it. :lol3
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  8. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    Their's pros and cons with both.
    Problem with longer seal savers is they produce stiction on the suspension, like a rusty pogo stick..
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  9. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Mine was a pretty good off-road machine when needed to be, but I never felt the need for powerup kit on my XR, then again, I'm in the eastcoast:

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  10. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    Nice buildup. :thumb

    Keep an eye on the drive side spokes on the rear wheel. You might be well served to get a Buchanons HD spoke kit for the rear wheel. I've had trouble with the OE spokes there on my XR600's and 650R's.
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  11. aussieadventurer

    aussieadventurer n00b

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    looks like a real cow magnet man!

    good one LDub :freaky
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  12. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    I've been lusting after, well, pretty much exactly what you built.

    I had a stupidly-fast hot-rod XR650L, and loved it.
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  13. kthpick

    kthpick super mario

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    Good advice:thumbup I just busted one about a week ago and it flattened the tire.Luckily I was only a 1/2 mile from the house and I limped home in 2nd.
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  14. Jeffro115

    Jeffro115 Redemption.

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    Wow.


    'Bout a 9 on the jealousy factor!:freaky
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  15. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    Hey Theo!! The XR is still lookin good. You going the Hermie's bmw day this year?? hope to see you there, we can go for the loop ride again.
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  16. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Looks sweet! I dig the BRP:clap
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