XR650R Thread!

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

  1. mitchn06

    mitchn06 Been here awhile

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    The swingarm bolt came out, and the swingarm dropped down, i was expecting to have to back out the castle bolts with the homemade tools.

    Thank you, spent many hours over at Garage Journal gathering ideas and ambition. I do not have any more pics, but if you would like, i can get some.

    haha no, but we must have the same gearing and chain slack.
  2. mitchn06

    mitchn06 Been here awhile

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    did you just have a shop fill in the grooves then grind it all down again? thanks
  3. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    he is the shop ... and yes thats what he did :D
  4. mitchn06

    mitchn06 Been here awhile

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    haha nice, thanks, i was just going to leave it as is and replace the rubber, but that seems like a better solution.
  5. sintax

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    Is this a normal CRF lever that uses the hotstart option for decompression?
  6. crypto666

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    The hotstart lever lacks the leverage needed for decomp unless you have gorilla hands. I tried it and it can work, but it sucks in my opinion. So ended up running a ASV c6 clutch lever and kept the factory perch for the decomp, and it all fits on the bars with a multi-switch.
  7. 1bigrn

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    Lostsaffa Been here awhile

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    The old Pro perch had a longer lever for the decomp, but since then they standardised to the smaller levers for the more popular hot start on the newer range.
  9. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Help a brother out.....

    I've got my DR up for sale or trade and was thinking about a street legal XR650R or a 650L....what are the pros and cons, basically?

    Should I be concerned with the over heating issue during Georgia summer rides of the XR?
    Can I get electric start on an XRR?

    I want to get a little more aggressive off road, but like the idea of japanese reliability.

    Thanks for your thoughts! :clap
  10. Shibby!

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  11. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    Also a popular route is to use a separate de-comp perch from an xr400 or a xr600.

    I was looking too as my pivot hole is worn out from an incorrect pivot bolt.

    Those asv perches are sure nice!
  12. ODSC1

    ODSC1 Been here awhile

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    In the fall I installed this subframe and used it for a 13000km trip around Central America. I had the bike loaded with a drybag and two Pelican cases as side panniers.

    The subframe installed to the bike ok. But I found it tougher to add the airbox and fender to the subframe. Things didn't seem to fit properly and I ended up doing some shimming to get a better fit in spots.

    The subframe did last through the trip without any problems.

    Brian
  13. crypto666

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    Awesome! That would be less ugly, good info.

    I can see a way to integrate the decomp perch into the ASV, but I gots more imoprtant stuff to do.
  14. crypto666

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    If you can get over not having electric start (we call it being men) the xrr is way more of a bike than the xrl if you are looking to get in to the dirt. I don't think the xrl would be much change from a DR.

    You can get an electric start for it, but I wouldn't.

    Go ride one before you buy, preferably one that is setup.
  15. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Don't Text Me Bro

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    going thru craigslist to kill time and found this:

    http://madison.craigslist.org/mcy/3698254196.html

    No affiliation, just FYI.

    I paid $4200 for an 07 a few years ago. Bike had less than 2K and was fully dual sported with all the doo dads.

    Anyway, carry on.
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  17. Lostsaffa

    Lostsaffa Been here awhile

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    Anyone seen a set of Johnny Campbell signature clamps for sale or the likes? They are proving to be the most difficult part to find for sale - and BRP can no longer supply them new
  18. sintax

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    If you are looking for the blue ones, no.
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    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Thanks for the input, and thanks TN Thumper for the bird-doggin'...this bike intrigues me.
  20. Lostsaffa

    Lostsaffa Been here awhile

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    Yep, the blue ones were the JC version.