XR650R Thread!

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

  1. achile

    achile Been here awhile

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    The cam chain is very resiliant. It may stretch over time.(60 k km+)
    The problem is that I found two pigs with seized links, but they were sitting around for a while.
  2. Adamco2

    Adamco2 Part time adventurer

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    The problem is that I found two pigs with seized links, but they were sitting around for a while.[/QUOTE]

    Got it. Worth a look. Thanks.
  3. BuRPsa

    BuRPsa Finally growing up..

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    Uhh, sorry, yay & nay Hontri.
    When I saw that pic my first thought was "No way!!", and went checking - erm, correct, 'scuse me Squire :shog
    Your markers however correspond to the "correct" level and the "end-of-dipstick" level - and calling the latter the 'low' mark is somewhat misleading I think.
    I'd regard "low" about where the cabletie is in your pic, and when mine is there it most certainly will get a slosh of oil added - this is (very roughly) halfway the height of the steering stem, in fact I would say this is a "too low" mark already.
    But PineyMR, a sight tube makes life a damn site simpler - add oil if it's not at the 'normal' mark rather than waiting until you can't see it anymore during riding. The correct qty of oil also keeps the oil hence engine cooler, pls keep in mind that the ali frame acts as a (very good) oil-cooler.
  4. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    plus 1 ...what BuRPsa said

    remembering oil level will drop when on the fly so i have a mark for on the fly full ....a mark for needs oil when stopped and a mark for full

    best thing to add to any xrr ...i also carry 2 bolts as backup of god forbid the line splits or a fitting works loose

    easy to wind out the fitting and then install the bolts to get you home :evil
  5. creedyflyr

    creedyflyr Been here awhile

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  6. BuRPsa

    BuRPsa Finally growing up..

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    Odd post but hear me out - and YES, this most certainly is Pig-related.

    Anyone knows of one or some of these, an oldish travel mug?

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    Similar things, pref plastic wanted, and if at all possible with a Green Bay Packers logo.
    If you know one or some then contact Focker, administrator/site-owner of http://www.xr650rforum.com
    Check his post: http://www.xr650rforum.com/t1672-need-help-finding-one-of-these#10055

    I've never seen these things but he's a good dude, so go help him if you can?
  7. Lostsaffa

    Lostsaffa Been here awhile

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    EBay has a few if you search"post toasties mug" on Ebay.com. I'm not a member of that forum so can't access his post.
  8. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Appreciate the pic, thanks!

    Bought it last summer from an inmate in Memphis, he had it set up for dual sporting and I'm using it more for road, and with the 19 front I plan to use it for a few track days.

    Yeah, without seeing an actual XRR dip stick, I thought the bottom mark was a little low ( compared to my DRZ and other dirt bikes). I can see the oil level while I'm going down the road, but I'm getting ready for another oil change, so I'll be sure and mark the full level right away, and keep it there as much as possible.
  9. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Good idea, I can see the oil level when I'm running but haven't paid attention to exactly where it is
  10. Stonethrowa

    Stonethrowa Hack

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    Hello everyone , Can someone point me towards the right flasher unit so i can run led blinkers on my pig, Doing a project XR650R will post pics when i work out how to do that
  11. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Are you converting it to dc power or running ac only still? Led flasher units won't work on ac power. I got a resistor from autozone and wired it in along with my leds. Running a flasher from a Chevy truck, I think they all are the same Works fine. If you have dc power the flashers can be found cheap at places like autozone or advanced auto, around $10 or $15.

    All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
  12. bill pierce

    bill pierce I don't wana pickle

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    some reading material for you before you get started.
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421789
  13. DocAxeYarYar

    DocAxeYarYar RideDualSport.com

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  14. Mur

    Mur Wheee!

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    Sweet Pics buell! Where did you get that red engine/case guard???
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  15. lstzephyr

    lstzephyr Solo con rambo

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    My worn cam chain was very obvious. It had quite a bit of side to side play, had eaten the sides of the plastic sliders and the tensioner was maxed out on travel. I had something around 20-30k miles on mine. I believe there is a spec in the manual but I would say that it should be easy to tell if it is bad or good.

    I'm with you. I think all the things I have checked point to ignition timing being off. I'll have to check the pickup and the woodruff. If that doesn't do it, I may pull the cam and take a closer look at the auto decomp again.

    I hadn't thought of that. I'll have to check.

    Stator cover has been off quite a few times. One thing I haven't check at all is the flywheel woodruff key. I hadn't even thought of it even though i had a car do that once. Good idea! I'll check the stator wires closer and the key and get back to you all.

    I've set the cam timing three or four times now and I've owned this bike for a while so the only person I have to blame is me. I doubt it is 360 out but that was one of the things I checked closely when I had the head off last week.


    Thanks guys!
  16. Stonethrowa

    Stonethrowa Hack

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    Thanks guys, this info will help heaps
  17. DocAxeYarYar

    DocAxeYarYar RideDualSport.com

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    Mur, I was lucky enough to have a local guy in Texas powdercoat them for me, but he is no longer doing this. He was a true artist! :0-0

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  18. BuRPsa

    BuRPsa Finally growing up..

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    As I said, it cannot be '360-out' on this bike, it isn't that.
    Go check that carb-fitting to the head. I would put thick grease between all mating surfaces and see if it starts... and take it from there. And that bolt/screw on top I'd just glue in (unless you use it for a vacuum pump on a large tank).
  19. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    BuRPsa, I like the grease check. Super simple and quite obvious. I've always used the spray method which isn't always effective and won't work in a non-running situation, it's going in the bag of tricks :thumb

    I'd check the flywheel just to eliminate that as a potential problem, like BuRPsa said, can't be 360 off, only goes on one way but if it slipped which it shouldn't with a good woodruff key and proper install it could cause the non-start problem. Probably unlikely but it sounds like you've checked most of the other areas. If it ran already, cam timing should be ok, easy enough to check. I'd be surprised if it was the pickup coil, those usally don't go bad all of a sudden unless there's some physical damage that occurred. A stuck decomp should be obvious with how hard it was to push start when you tried it. I still vote for a good pull :evil Doesn't eliminate the problem but if it starts the issue will probably be very obvious hearing it run like misfiring (ign), popping back through the carb (fuel/air or decomp) clattering or knocking (mechanical).

    It shouldn't need a pull to run but sometimes that can get you on the right track much faster.
  20. Xmoto

    Xmoto Death Race

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    New toy :clap.

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