XR650R Thread!

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

  1. pavemike

    pavemike I fall down alot

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    I'm in. Currently trying to get my busted ass '01 XRR back up and running after 5 years of storage. Almost done, just waiting on a new carb to come in. Motivation came from a buddy at work talking about how his stock DRZ400 could whip the pants off the XRR :huh .
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  2. davevh

    davevh Baja bound with stevevh

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  3. FOCKER

    FOCKER Northwest Adventure Rider

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  4. JustinT

    JustinT I will ride my whole life

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    Let us know what your brother plans on doing to his XRR? Maybe we can pass on some other ideas?
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  5. JustinT

    JustinT I will ride my whole life

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    Tell us about it? why was it in storage? what was done before storage? What is required now, stock carb or edelbrock?

    Your buddy is in for a surprise! I've never raced one...but I've ridden the DRZ400...and I wasn't too impressed in comparison!
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  6. JustinT

    JustinT I will ride my whole life

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    Those that have swapped your springs...what wt rating spring are you using for your size? I'm 180 on a heavy day but thats without gear... but looking at the chart that bruce put together...http://borynack.com/XR650R/Cycle/suspension.htm (middle of page)...should I stick with stock because I usually use the bike for play riding and commuting...rarely with overnight gear which would put me into the 200lb range?


    Just planning what I need to rebuild and set up my suspension.

    Thanks

    JT
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  7. 40cu.in.of.furey

    40cu.in.of.furey Been here awhile

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    Does anyone want to trade there DS BRP for a modified 07 DR650?:deal
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  8. JustinT

    JustinT I will ride my whole life

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    I got a buddy that has a 2008 DR650 that I have ridden...its fun and serves a purpose...what are you looking to improve, change or get out of the XRR that isn't with the DR650.
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  9. 40cu.in.of.furey

    40cu.in.of.furey Been here awhile

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    The XR has a better offroad suspension, more adjustability, lighter weight more performance, better offroad, a more modern design, tons of performance parts. Honestly I never had the opertunity to ride one, theres not many around where I live. I should have started with the BRP but in my state dirtbikes come with a bill of sale and aren't able to be titled, plus no body really carries a desert racer in wisconsin. I think the BRP has much more offroad potential than a modified DR, I did put straight rate springs in and emulators, that helped 100% but the rear shock has no rebound adjustability and it would cost almost 500 to get it there. I never relized how much it would take to make the DR more offroadable, and in hind sight it's easier and CHEAPER to find a DSed BRP than make the DR more offroadable. I do love my DR because I have put so much into it, but I feel held back in the offroad department.
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  10. Jackazz

    Jackazz Been here awhile

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    I sold a DR in Aug to by my BRP. I did the springs/emulators and had the rear shock done by cogent with the added rebound control. The suspension was lightyears better but I still kept hitting my feet and pegs on stuff and it drove me nuts. I wish I would have just bought a BRP to start with and put the same money onto it.
    I'm having fun setting up the honda and now that that I have all the dual sport stuff (lights, blinkers, speedo and horn) rear rack and bigger tank I know I made the right choice.
    I've flogged down the freeway, railed twisty back roads and gravel and have done some hill climbing and the BRP is the shizzle.
    "T"
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  11. Stevevh

    Stevevh Kudu Driver

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    Ok, here is the start of the new farkles. Man have I spent a lot on this beautiful piggie.:D

    Not finished yet but pics soon.

    Kenaroo Dakar fairing (still coming)
    Zeta billet clutch perch with hot start/decomp
    Zeta brake and clutch pivot levers (kickass!!!!!)
    Kellerman LED bllinkers!!(Serious $$$$ but bright!!)
    Cycra solutions mount with black handguards!
    Rox risers
    BRP Tripple clamp
    Edelbrock carb!
    Trying to get a descent billet aluminum handlebar switch custom made with descent water proof switches for D/S bikes. (anyone else interested?:ear)
    TT GPS ultra shock mount.
    Zumo GPS.
    Finally put the SS braided brake lines on front and rear.
    KTM radiator fan mod. Looks factory!!!
    Radiator guards.
    Putting the big Acerbis back on upgraded the petcocks to the clark billet ones.....very nice.
    Upgraded fuel hoses with inline filters.

    Thats all I can think of for now. I will add more info plus pics in the near future. Stay tuned!!

    Steve
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  12. FOCKER

    FOCKER Northwest Adventure Rider

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    The invitation still stands...:wink:
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  13. pavemike

    pavemike I fall down alot

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    Got military orders to England in '02. Bike ran great when I put it into storage. Flash forward to '07, back in the good 'ole USA, got the bike out of storage and let it sit in my garage until about a month ago. Started with the basic maint, 2 new tires (old ones dry rotted), chain/sproket change (stayed with stock gearing), replaced brake pads/brake fluid, flush fill radiator, check valve clearance (still perfect) and a fresh oil change and filter change. Got around to giving the carb a good cleaning and re-jet since I'm now in Albuquerque NM (5300ft). Realized that I didnt get all the fuel out of the carb last time I shut her down before storage :baldy . I stripped the carb down and cleaned for about 2 hours, then tried to re-jet. Then I relized that last time I re-jetted, I must have stripped out a few of the screws. After fighting with the screws for awhile I finally said F-it. Now i've always had problems with the stock carb, could never it get it jetted correctly. I was tired of kicking the thing 10+ times to start and having it flood on me when I tipped over. So I bit the bullet and ordered an Edelbrock last week. Should be here on Monday, so hopefully I will be giving the BRP her first good ride since '02. :clap
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  14. DOSCERVASAS

    DOSCERVASAS neck

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    I went to racetech.com, and they have a calculator that will ask you three or four question, weight, riding stile, and some other shit. It told me, 240lb fat ass, 49 front and 12 rear. I called a couple of places and they told me the same thing.
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  15. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    Steve:

    Your fairing was shipped on Monday.. so it should be there any day..

    on the custom handle bar switches I have found two sources for nice quality billet bar switches. now affordable? depends.. they run around $50 to $100 but are super trick

    Pingel handlebar controls: http://www.pingelonline.com/handlebar_controls.htm

    Pro Buttons: http://www.mpsracing.com/products/MPS/Probutton.asp

    I haven't ordered from these guys yet but I will be soon as I need more switches for all of my electrics
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  16. Stevevh

    Stevevh Kudu Driver

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    Looked at Pingel switches before but don't like the chrome.:puke1
    The MPS look nice and if I can't come up with a solution might go with 2 switches. It is a real pity that there is not a super strong waterproof switch out there with 2 toggle switches and a button all housed in one.
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  17. brad21

    brad21 Gunga galunga.

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    I think I'm the third owner of my '00 BRP. Not sure if the clutch bushing has been replaced. Yesterday while doing some bushwhacking and hammering the clutch the bike started getting a little noisy and stalling on me with the clutch in. I'm also due for an oil change.

    Question: is this a bushing symptom or did I just overheat the clutch with old oil?
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  18. JustinT

    JustinT I will ride my whole life

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    I haven’t had an issue with the Bushing, I replaced mine with the upgraded OEM part but from what I have heard it doesn’t sound like yours is a FULL BLOWN bushing issue where the bushing seizes on the crank causing you to NOT be able to disengage the clutch? I guess it could be boarderline starting to fail? If you are unsure, its an easy/cheap part and probably wouldn’t hurt just for peace of mind. Doesn’t sound like worn clutch where it slips either so I would check it out and replace it and the staked nut when you have it off. Then you can examine your clutch while its apart.
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  19. DOSCERVASAS

    DOSCERVASAS neck

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    could some of ya'll look at the KTM 690r vs XR-650R for hard core adventure thread, and help explain why the BRP is proven over and over why it is better:bow
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  20. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    Is it proven or does it just have more history??.. Give the KTM it's time and I'm sure it will prove it's self just fine.. of course I love my XRR
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