XR650R Thread!

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

  1. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Scabbard mounted to the forks? Would be a lot easier with USD forks, but would work with conventional forks if you built stand-off so the forks wouldn't crash into the scabbard on compression. I've thought about how I'd want to carry a gun on a bike and that's how I'd do it.
  2. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    Ordered a michelin T63 130/80-18. Looking for something with a little more life than the Dunlop 606.

    I need reassurance I made the right choice.
  3. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=623453

    Some options
  4. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    When I saw them in person I thought the t63 looked like a half worn 606. I was going to buy one until I saw that.

    How many miles did you get out of the 606?

    All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
  5. bamfslap

    bamfslap Been here awhile

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    Just a tad, never noticed before so I wasn't sure.

    Thanks. :norton
  6. DCZ

    DCZ Been here awhile

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    I ride with the 300 in my Eberlestock in the fall - hardly know it's there!

    Rick
  7. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    About 2000 miles. Although the last 500 has been pretty bald. Mostly pavement and gravel roads.

    I read some talk that the t63 is harder compound and runs cooler on pavement. Price was right too $72.00.

    My hope is it will last the season.
  8. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    I was hoping for more. Oh well. I have a fairly new 606/mt21 combo on now, but with no odometer I won't really know anyways.

    1500 good tread miles will get a season for me anyways, so no big deal. It's not a dd or anything.

    All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
  9. crypto666

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    What happens to the unsprung gun after hitting 1000 miles of washboards, bumps, rocks, etc?
  10. crypto666

    crypto666 Long timer

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    Throttle control. If you ride in a very boring manner tires last longer, but its boring.

    I am going to try the M43 pro trials tire. Everyone says they last a long time, and have other advantages.
  11. JTucker

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    I've had two tires make it to 2k miles, an IRC trials tire and a Mitas C-20. It's a shame the C-20 is hard to come by in the US.

    The MT43 on my 450 works very well and is wearing good.
  12. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    I ride in a boring manner on the street, so that helps. Whenever I start getting into the throttle some I start thinking about the lack of a cush drive and the fact that I'm on knobbies.

    My gravel road manners probably offset any savings though. It's fun kicking the pig sideways on turns.

    Anyone do the math on rpms at highway speed on stock gearing lately? I have a klr now, thinking about dropping the gearing back to 14-48 on the pig. Can't remember how buzzy it was, but I know I bought the 15 front for a reason. I wish this bike had another gear or something.
  13. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    I nearly bought another 606, It came down to price.... I needed some other stuff. (I told the wifey the tire would be 100 bucks):evil

    If this tire doesn't deliver, I'll do my best to wear it out and buy a D606. It worked really well on just about everything, although once it got worn down past halfway it really showed, wheelie attempts result in spinning out on dirt. Not enough Knob.

    WE can't have that!
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    The Rekluse auto clutch is like the cheapest 6pd you can buy! Even with 15/45 gearing, I was riding tight, steep single track yesterday with no issues at all. :deal
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    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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  16. BigToad

    BigToad The Bone Destroyer

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  17. jules083

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    Sounds expensive.

    Seriously though, a rekluse isn't in the budget right now unfortunately. I'll just drop it back to a 14/48 I think and run with it, just stay off the highway as much as possible.

    I try not to ride highway anyways, just seems like that never works out for me. Getting to my campsite/riding area is either 20 minutes of highway or an hour of back roads. Back roads are fun, but a lot of times I just have a few hours free time and want to mess around for a bit in the woods.
  18. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    I saw it the other day and wet myself. I'm not too far from BC. Sure as shit wish I had money. I've been wanting a 650 for my second and finally outgrow my 250. Dream bike for sure. Good luck with sale
  19. mattc

    mattc Been here awhile

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    My XRR and I went riding in the woods this week. Lots of sand and whoops. Its geared a little tall for it right now but it did fine. I gotta admit I haven't ridden it much lately but I'm in love again!

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    (Is that pic as grainy as it looks on my phone?)
  20. BigToad

    BigToad The Bone Destroyer

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    Times are tough, no bites so far, I wish I found this when i was looking for an xr. Fortunately the wife didn't figure out how much I spent on the upgrades!!