XR650R Thread!

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

  1. Toaliosis

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  2. mazman808

    mazman808 Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know if there is a throttle tube sleeve with an aggressive lobe?
    Ive found ones like motion pro with stock lobes but i want aggressive ones/quicker snappier acceleration to suit my xrr motard setup.

    cheers
  3. bigtrailie

    bigtrailie Pursuing happiness

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    It seems like people are very positive about the Giant Loop Mojavi bags. I was wondering if any of you feel that it is necessary to use their heat shield in order to keep the right side plastic from being damaged by leaning too closely or against the stock muffler. :ear
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    woodsxr Been here awhile

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  5. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    I don't know about the stock muffler, but I didn't need one with an aftermarket one (Moriwaki one trip, FMF Ti second trip). I mounted the bags so they were far enough forward to no put a lot of pressure on the sidepanels.
  6. BuRPsa

    BuRPsa Finally growing up..

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    Got a T4 and use the shield.
    More important I think, you get this shield with the GL bags... why not use it?
    It fits well and does the job, and mine sits invisible under the panel.
  7. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    i used a link of chain and a hose clamp on the frame, and attatched the bags to the chain link on the xrr. i use the same setup on the crf. looks kinda rigged, but it works to keep the nylon strap away from the heat of the exhaust.
  8. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    Once again, 32,000 KM's of strapping that strap around the frame and not a single issue. Everything from Moab, Baja, Mexico, Latin America, and back the CDT (plus traffic in your home town with 44 degree heat (celcius)).

    Not an issue. That's also with the thinner, ultra hot Powerbomb header and FMF Powercore 4 pipe.

    Combine that with my buddies XRR with 8000 KM's of doing this you have 40,000 KM's of trouble free operation.
  9. Oddfellow

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  10. bigtrailie

    bigtrailie Pursuing happiness

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    <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset" class=alt2>Originally Posted by bigtrailie
    I plan to purcchase a set of Mojavi bags for my XR650R this week. I was asking the guys on the XR-R thread about the Mojavi and if a heat shield was necessary. I was concerned that the right side plastic might be pressed too closely against the stock muffler once the Mojavi bags are mounted.

    One guy responded that a heat shield comes with the bags at time of purchase. Is a heat shield infact included with the Mojavi bags?

    Thanks,
    Matt in Michigan

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    Hi Matt,

    The larger saddlebags and panniers include Hot Springs Heat Shields, but the MoJavi Saddlebag does not. It is available as an accessory upgrade.

    Do you need it? We think it's cheap insurance against destroying your side panels and/or saddlebag. Although your mighty XR has more substantial plastics than most current production bikes, the concerns are: the weight of gear sagging the side panel into the exhaust; and in the event of a tip-over, the bag/side panel being pressed into direct contact with the exhaust.

    Would you mind sharing this info with our fellow XR650R riders?

    Thanks for riding Giant Loop,
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  11. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    G2. You can tune them by using different cams to get whatever you want, from mild to violent. Had one on my SM XRR with an FCR and it was holy-shit-hold-on.
  12. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    I'd suggest it.

    My side panel is damaged from not using it. Not a huge deal because mine isn't a garage queen, but in hind site I would have put it on.
  13. dhaynes

    dhaynes Alpha geek

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    The guys who work on my bikes were being generous in saying the rear shock on my '06 "could use a little help". It's pretty much shot.

    From the sound of it, rebuilding isn't that much cheaper than replacing it when you factor in parts and labor.

    What's the general consensus? Rebuild, replace with stock, replace with aftermarket?

    In this case it's a fat old guy who let's it rip/does some serious single track every once in a while, but mostly just riding on dirt roads and ATV trails. I'm more interested in good performance/good feedback than cushy/comfy. I don't need fancy, I do want low maintenance.

    I searched the thread and the only things I found were references to the Bornyack site and the file on the rear shock doesn't seem to be available now :(

    Any thoughts/links/experiences/disabusing appreciated.
  14. mazman808

    mazman808 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info.
    I went on theyre site to have a look and perhaps order but they have no listing for a honda xr650r.
    They have the G2 stock throttle with stock cam and in the add says you are able to buy optional cam lobes, and when you try to add a optional cam it doesnt list the xrr in there, only crf's.

    The G2 quick turn throttle doesnt list the xrr at all.

    So im confused at how you got yours working? did you maybe buy a honda crf450r/x model and modify it or bought the G2 stock throttle tube to suit xrr and then seperatly bought a cam to suit crf's?or how? otherwise if a crf model fitted they would surely have the xrr in the list!

    cheers
  15. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    I'd have PC or some place good rebuild it and re-valve/spring to suit your needs. It'll be mechanically about as good as new and functionally much better. Stock shock valving while tolerable isn't great.



  16. kaijb

    kaijb ianb

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    I had the same problem and for less than the cost of an upgrade I did this;

    Purchased a CR500 shock for $100. Pulled it apart and threw away the spring and the shaft. Kept the top half.

    Purchased a 1998 YZ250 shock for $50 and removed the valve (it is exactly the same as a CR500 Gold Valve)

    Using the shaft and standard spring from the XRR, (and Bornyack's Baja shim stck suggestion) I took all the parts and specs to the shock builder who assembled it, oiled and gassed for $120.

    It takes a while to collect the bits but it is a superior shock with high and low speed dampening as well as 1" higher. Google 'XR650r' hybrid shock and 'CR500 shock with YZ valve.' All the info will be there and you will learn something. You also do not need a heavier spring.

    Or pay someone whatever to you can spend.
  17. AtomicGeo

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  18. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Sorry, I was running an FCR carb and a CRF throttle tube/housing. Didn't think about that. But you might call and ask them?
  19. cdogg44

    cdogg44 Been here awhile

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    A week late to the party, but I thought I'd chime in on my stator experience. A year ago I was switching my all DC (VSM Warness, best purchase ever!) bike over to an AC/DC setup with an AC headlight. I had hell getting it to work and finally spent 20 minutes on the phone with Baja Designs and my Fluke. One of the 125W leads was toasted which explained why I could never get the headlight to work. He said to send it back for a rewind at full price.

    I ordered a Ricky the next day and never looked back. Everybody makes a dud now and then.
  20. AirCommando

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    Inmates,

    I tool a mild fall yesterday and now my handlebars are cocked about 2" to the right for the wheel to run straight.

    Is the jamb nut below the center of the bars the only one that needs loosening to straighten the bars?

    Thanks for your time and input.