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Discussion in 'Australia' started by jack82, Mar 12, 2009.
got some more mate if you're still rockin. will send shortly.
i dunno why there small:huh
i see you have new spots tho ... you running a batt now ?
Well the XRR went for a little slide today out of a corner and as a result the teeth on the brake pedal tip put 2 nice little drain holes into the clutch cover. The million dollar question is, what are the worth in Oz for a genuine one or is there a stringer after market one available? Or does someone make covers to silastic on to them to give them a bit more strength?
Also I thought I bent the footpeg mount as the kick starter now slides against it (that's how I realised I had a problem as when the kick starter didn't return back upright I looked down and saw the puncture holes in the case). After looking at it, it appears the 2 bolts are now loose so hopefully the mount isn't bent. But just in case, what is the right footpeg mount worth? It looks like its made fairly strong, are they known to bend easy?
So at the end of the day the XRR reminded me of our red cattle dogs as it sat in the back of trailer for the trip home.
doug got new covers for cheap from service honda ...ill be placing an order soon so maybe we can combine shipping to save some coin ..or do you know any1 in the states to ship for you ..thats the killer is there shipping cost
to right footpeg is a bit of an Achilles heal on the xrr's .. the stock bolts stretch and work loose and stuff up the frame holes ... you can replace the stock bolts with these
i did this from my nut and bolt shop and haven't had a issue so far but i do check them to make sure there tight
or you can do this
or make your own fix same as the 1 above
and yes they have been known to snap but i think there are other factors to cause that to happen
BTW GDay Glenn
pm sent I do have a near new r/h footpeg bracket and spare clutch if you do need it to get out of trouble
Acouple of years ago a mate's WR250 Dominoed my XRR into a concrete gutter at a fuel station, holing the clutch cover. We Quicksteeled it for the trip home, then I made enquiries from the local Honda dealer re a new one, thinking," This is gunna be ++$$++", turned out fairly reasonable in the end, a bit over a hundred bucks or so for the genuine article.
G`day All, Ive heard all the comments about the weak sub frame on the XRR, was just wondering how weak is it? Was thinking of getting Andy Strapz Expedition Panniers & probably only carrying around 20 - 25kgs of weight all up on tracks like the CREB & some of the Cape. Thoughts & experiences would be much appreciated. Cheers Simon.
All is good with the right foot peg, just need 2 new bolts as the originals are now bent. If I tighten them up though the peg straightens up and the kick starter will clear the mount. So off to the bolt shop tomorrow to see what I can find. Don't really feel like drilling the rear bolt hole out so I'll have to see if I can get a 45mm long bolt otherwise it'll be out with the grinder.
you wont have n issue .. just keep you gear as forward as possible ..i have carried a lot more weight than that with no issues
keep you gear as low as possible
As Sean says, you should be fine with what you are talking about doing, however worth noting that it's the corrugations that fatigue the alloy subframes when they are loaded up. I've done the Cape many times on 650R and never had a drama, in saying that, I've never taken a load up with me on the bike, and Cape York is bad for corrugations on the main Development Rd.
Have carried 60L fuel & water plus all camping gear etc with stock subframe over the Simpson a few times and had no dramas, but if your suspension isn't set up right doing that sort of thing you're likely to have breakages.
Thanks for the advice fellas, much appreciated
Bought a 2008 CRF450R today, a mate just offered pretty good $$$ for my 650.
What a prick for tempting me....wtd
The ol fella does good work hu
How good is that! If the testing phase is half as much fun as the fitting phase I'm laughing. somehow I don't think it's going to be. Pinched a brand new uhd tube today being ham-fisted with the levers. practice practice practice.
The steel subframe however is a work of art thanks Doug.
ha, that's pretty funny. ole mate inquires about the strength of the sub frames and you two tell him "sheel be right "
then turn up the very next post with a steel substitute
Sean 0 you missing a wheel nut in that second photo?
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Nar smithy is ...its his bike I just uploadef the pics....hes a numperty
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package sent do you have an pics for us Trav?
subframes look great Poppy
You 650R riders are tight.
I think this one has not much more left. Found from this guys RR.
No Hodgo that is Honda's new state of the art traction control system