XR650R Thread!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by JustinT, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. B DIRT

    B DIRT Long timer

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    Thanks Nasty :thumb
  2. Craiger

    Craiger Been here awhile

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  3. badcooky

    badcooky I see dumb people!

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    The big XR handles at it's best with the rear wheel as far forward in the bike as it can go:deal .That video once the chain is tight may be too far to the back.
    Just a thought.
  4. joenuclear

    joenuclear Ride to eat, eat to ride... all roads lead to pie!

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    I'm spending a lot of money on parts for my pig but one of the places I would like to be frugal is the headlight. I don't ride a lot at night and I think I can get by with the stock shell.

    I remember reading a couple of years ago that the plastic lens could be upgraded to glass and the bulb could be switched out to a 35W low and a 35W high beam.
    Does anyone know the part numbers and have the directions for such a swap?

    BTW, don't get upset if you see this question on XR650Rforums as I'm going to cross post to get as much input as possible.
  5. r00t4rd3d

    r00t4rd3d ADV Rider

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    Honda Glass Lens pn 33123-MK2-671 - http://www.ronayers.com/browseparts.cfm?SearchString=33123-MK2-671&adv=5&kw=fiche.ronayers.com

    Just take a small flat screw driver and pry up the edges holding down the lens. My plastic lens melted for some reason with the stock 35w bulb. I haven't ordered the glass replacement yet cause the $35 bucks it cost I can almost get a whole new headlight setup with a 55w bulb. Still deciding while the snow melts.

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    Found this also , glass lens and a 55w bulb for 60 bucks

    http://www.blaisracingservices.com/Honda/XR650R/Body-/-Tank/XR-Glass-Lens-55-watt-Upgrade/prod_234.html



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  6. Clayburn

    Clayburn Benjamun

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    Sargent seat with super cell foam on stock pan. It is not listed on their website but is the dual sport seat. Very happy with the results.

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  7. r00t4rd3d

    r00t4rd3d ADV Rider

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    Thats a nice seat you got there. How much was it ?
  8. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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    I've got the Stage 2 Hotcams in my XR650R, and I suspect my cam chain is stretching (poor timing at low RPM's, etc).

    1.) I can't find any guidlines on how much cam chain stretch is tolerable before it needs to be replaced. Anyone know what the length is suppose to be between X number of links?

    2.) Has anyone checked it without pulling the jug off? If so, what was your method?


    Thanks in advance,

    RWC
  9. joenuclear

    joenuclear Ride to eat, eat to ride... all roads lead to pie!

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  10. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    Dave, I'm getting 35-45 mpg with the bike uncorked. The side panel is stock, uncut, but the usual airbox/intake boot mods are done. I'm also running 68s/175 jetting with the B53E needle. My gearing is 14/44 with a IRC GP110 rear. My lowest fuel economy comes at highway speed (70-75 mph) into a headwind.

    -Joe
  11. Dave37

    Dave37 Been here awhile

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    Ok guys. I think I may have a pretty serious problem. The past two days have been beautiful around here, so I decided to ride to work both days. Yesterday was great, but today, the last couple miles home, the engine started to tick, very loudly. I could hear it well over the exhaust. As I pulled into the driveway I pulled in the clutch and coasted to a stop, and it sounded like it was missing, and the ticking would stutter with the miss. I'm kinda confused as I've never had a problem like this before. Now here is the bad thing. As soon as I cut it off I pulled the oil cap off and oil was all over it, looked fine. Cleaned it off and put it back in, and pull out and nothing but spots of (milky?) oil.

    I leave it parked in the same spot all the time and there is no oil on the ground. As far as I know, it has never had any oil leaks.

    Any ideas? From what the PO told me, the bike has about 10k miles on it.
  12. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    Water (antifreeze) + oil ?
  13. B DIRT

    B DIRT Long timer

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    RWC do you have the adjustable or modified to be adjustable cam gear? Ive got over 20k well probally closer to 30k on my R with the stock timing chain.
  14. zaptoad

    zaptoad just a guy

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    nothing but spots of (milky?) oil.

    I leave it parked in the same spot all the time and there is no oil on the ground. As far as I know, it has never had any oil leaks.

    Any ideas? From what the PO told me, the bike has about 10k miles on it.[/quote]


    Is it oily in the exhaust? Starting to sound like a blown head gasket or something.......not good!
  15. Ironwood

    Ironwood Friday Harbor, WA

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    When did you last check your oil? When did you last change the oil? I would drain the oil completely and measure to see how much was in it. Also see if it has any water in it. If you have time you can send it in for an analysis. Fill it back up if the oil is clear and try it again. But first pull the valve covers and check the clearances.

    Joe
  16. Ironwood

    Ironwood Friday Harbor, WA

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    When did you last check your oil? When did you last change the oil? I would drain the oil completely and measure to see how much was in it. Also see if it has any water in it. If you have time you can send it in for an analysis. Fill it back up if the oil is clear and try it again. But first pull the valve covers and check the clearances. And check your compression release for enough play in the lever.

    Joe
  17. alfaris

    alfaris MOTERO TORERO

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  18. xr400r

    xr400r Long timer

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    I appologize if it has already been listed somewhere but I have searched.

    What is the dimentions for the wheel bearings for the xr650r? I want to pick up some spares and don't want to tear them out of the bike. Thanks,
  19. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    japanese rider that does the Dakar with the 650R back in the days...

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    anybody else gets turn on?

    I tried to built something similar of my own...

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    But totally ruined it when it crash!
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  20. B DIRT

    B DIRT Long timer

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    AJ Ive been waiting for you to show up, did you read my sig?