XR650R Thread!

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

  1. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    Medisyn,
    Like everyone else, I'm totally stoked for you. Mine was having similar issues and like yours, it was fuel starvation. I had to think about it for awhile. I hadn't messed with mine like you did, but had same symptoms. Occasional pop, but no life. For me it was further upstream (petcock). Because of their size, the kick starter is geared to not spin them fast enough, so margin for error is less. I know how they can take it out of you trying to start, so it had to be like a cool breeze when it finally did.

    Congrats.

    RZ Rob
  2. crypto666

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    Normal for a wet clutch. Its because of the London-dispersion forces and polar bonding of oil molecules on the clutch surfaces, I think. Really I just made that shit up, but it is normal.
  3. medisyn

    medisyn Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys! Now I just have one more issue, leaking left side fork. Anybody in the bay area already have the tools or have made them? So close to having the piggy fully operational!

    Also where are you guys ordering your rad fans from?
  4. dohcfox

    dohcfox meh

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    Thanks mang!! I'll have a looksee!
  5. supernick

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  6. ZXRaziel

    ZXRaziel Been here awhile

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    I LIKE THAT HARMONICA , zdravstvuj tavarisc :D
  7. BHW

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    Haven't been riding my XRR lately. Clutch was slipping. I replaced the original clutch bushing thing, but that wasn't the issue. Seems I might need a clutch...on a budget. Noticed a bunch on ebay for around $60. many or Tusk brand with springs? Anyone have any experience with those?
  8. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    There was a thread on thumpertalk awhile back on the tusk kits. From memory I think everyone liked them.
  9. Dual Badger

    Dual Badger Adventurer

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    Just got done riding my new to me plated 650r and can't wait to ride tomorrow !!
    Had a plated xr600 which I thought was the bomb !!! but 650 is a dream machine !!
    So fast and it tracks so well !!!:rofl
  10. bamfslap

    bamfslap Been here awhile

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    Congrats! I love my 600R to death, but the 650R is a monster and handles so damn well for me!
  11. ODSC1

    ODSC1 Been here awhile

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    Before you replace the clutch pack try adding one steel clutch plate to the bottom of the clutch stack. That will likely take care of the slipage problem. http://www.xr650r.us/clutch/ , see Question #2. I've done that mod to two XRRs and never have replaced a clutch.

    Brian
  12. supernick

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    I added one metal disc but these four springs are too weak. I ordered Barnett and want to test how it works. I already had a XR650L with established Barnett. It is certainly worse than stock but I hope that will hold.

    Anyone tried DP clutch?
  13. BuRPsa

    BuRPsa Finally growing up..

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  14. BuRPsa

    BuRPsa Finally growing up..

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    Got a Q for you okes.
    My sidepanels have some light scuffing marks from a Giant Loop bag on, which I tried to polish out with 'Brasso', a brass-polishing liquid which I have used on perspex before with good effect.
    Not now on this soft plastic! All I got is a non-shining surface all over, not matt but dulled, and the marks are still quite visible.
    How do I do better, ie remove the marks and get my shiny panels back?
  15. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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  16. hontri

    hontri Global Bummer!

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    I use break cleaning fluid on my WHITE side panels.Rub really well and it takes almost everything off.Give it a shot of plastic polish and good to go.( they won't be stock shiny though)
  17. supernick

    supernick Been here awhile

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    Pull the blade. Flat clean plastic (to keep the blade perpendicular to the surface). With the aid of a *dryer to heat the plastic to shine. Be careful.

    All protests by referring Google translate :1drink
  18. BuRPsa

    BuRPsa Finally growing up..

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    Thanks for the - quite varying, you daredevil Nick :eek1 - advice. Seen some el cheapo plastic polish tubes somewhere, never tried them yet - I should though.
  19. rpmwfo

    rpmwfo Been here awhile

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    I would be interested. Depends on price and weight.
  20. slickwill

    slickwill Exhiled

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    You're trying to shine the side panels on what is essentially a dirt bike? I thought my OCD was bad.

    I'd better not post pics of my side panels.