XR650R Thread!

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

  1. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    I've had a clip link on the 650 for about 7K of hard riding, it held up fine. I'm no fan of one type or another, the chain came with that link so I used it. I've had it apart a few times also.

    The rivited type is definately more secure, given a choice I'd pick that type if it came with the chain I was buying. Ya gotta remember, dirtbikes never had riveted ML for many years, it never stopped anyone from riding the hell out of 'em.
  2. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    the ol girl copped a flogging today :D

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  3. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    Big game season is a long way away. But I need to start making plans now.
    I need to mount a long-gun to my xr650r for travel down fire roads and some open dirt trails.
    Any ideas? Anyone find a solution?
  4. medisyn

    medisyn Been here awhile

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    I cant remember, I would check but I am in europe for 3 months. It was a japanese name brand. It may have been D.I.D.
  5. LVCJT

    LVCJT Been here awhile

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    Find yourself a saddle scabbard and mount it on the airbox side of the bike.

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  6. EduardoMas

    EduardoMas Spartan Overlander

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    Straightening the rear fender on an XR650R

    All XRRs have the rear fender tilted to the left and mine was no exception.
    While the XRR is an all purpose, no bling ride, the crooked fender just looks a tad… abandoned.

    With a “C” clamp, I straightened the fender and further tilted it to the right by lifting towards the rear rack. (wish I could post pics). I placed a 1500 watt room fan heater on top of the rear wheel, blasting up at the fender. I also heated the stressed areas around and in between the mounting screws with a heat gun.
    After about 20 minutes the fender was sprayed with cold water and when the clamp was removed the fender stayed bent a touch to the right, but way straighter than before.

    The straight fender just makes the whole bike look a lot better… you know, for a dirt bike.

    Just sharing…
  7. hontri

    hontri Global Bummer!

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    Finally! the snow receded enough to let me get to one of my favorite fishing lakes. no fish but good ride.

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  8. crypto666

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    Try a heavy duty tripod head built for 40-60lb cameras mounted to the bars with a M249 SAW and about 200 rounds of ammo. That should work.

    You might be able to get a MK19 on there, but they are pretty bulky and you wouldn't be able to carry much ammo.

    If you really want trick, get that eyeball tracking aiming system used in Apaches so you shoot everything you look at.

    2.5" rockets can be nice in a target rich environment.
  9. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    Damn!

    This was my day yesterday!

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    Looks like prime riding out there in Summerland!

    We're doing Koocanusa in two weeks. That's about as good as it gets around here. Whoops... Lots of whoops...
  10. LVCJT

    LVCJT Been here awhile

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  11. jules083

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    I have a rack that bolts on the rear rack of my klr and seems like it would hold a gun sturdy. The previous owner used it to go trap shooting, I never have. I'll be home next Sunday and take some pictures. You can have it if it will work for you.

    All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
  12. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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  13. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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  14. brp2004

    brp2004 Orygun

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    Sling goes over one shoulder and over your head.


  15. crypto666

    crypto666 Long timer

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    I strap mine to my pack vertical. I can't see any safe way of putting it on the bike without serious risk of destroying it in a crash.

    I also remove the optics and pack them away if the rifle has QD mounts.
  16. Shibby!

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  17. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    I'm looking to travel down 100k of fire roads at stupid speeds. Not an ideal solution.
  18. bamfslap

    bamfslap Been here awhile

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    When I grab the clutch basket and rotate it left/right, it has some play. Is that normal?
  19. crypto666

    crypto666 Long timer

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    Get a back pack that you can strap the gun in vertically. I'll post a picture tonight of my setup. That's is the safest way I have found. Most of my guns would never ride with me on a bike; they cost more than the bike.

    Like this, but mine is even more basic and can't be drawn without taking the pack off: http://www.eberlestock.com/Tactical%20Master.htm

    If you are planning on having something for a quick draw, well I would forget that idea. There is no quick draw with a long gun on a bike, unless its sawed off shotgun like the terminator.

    Having the gun mounted to the bike is not an ideal solution in my opinion, there is no good way to do it that I know of.
  20. crypto666

    crypto666 Long timer

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    Yes, but how much?