XR650R Thread!

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

  1. bump

    bump COLOR ME GONE

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    Anybody know of anyone making a steel subframe? I am aware of the shop in France that made one for that guy who did Dakar.
    Anyone here in the States fabbing up one in chromemoly?
  2. XRR-kat

    XRR-kat Prodigal Scrambler

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    Yo bump,
    BD made a turn down tip good for 96 db reportedly - installed in the HRC tip in the stock exhaust. Took me two years to find one on Ebay and I lucked out - new, bought it for for about twice retail price. Couldn't duplicate it for that price. HRC really opened up rpm and power while keeping torque, but 106db at 3500 rpm; Moriwaki full with spark arrestor great on top but lost low and mid range - 103db at 3500 rpm. Needed it to complete my all-around, good torque-good hp exhaust !

    Steel sub-frame - let me know when you find a source. Very good question!
  3. DOSCERVASAS

    DOSCERVASAS neck

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    Spoolie,

    The guy I got my FCR41 from is out, all he has is a FCR36

    I even used his single cable, but may go back to push/pull two cable set up not sure yet.

    The stock tank was a pain to put back on, the 6.3 tank has much harder plastic, so I think it will be a big pain in the ass. I didn't even try to put mine on yet, two reasons, it was getting cold, and I had 4 rum and cokes by then, but I will tell you how it goes when I get it on the bike.
  4. bump

    bump COLOR ME GONE

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    XRR-kat

    Thanks for the heads up on BD. I'll check it out and see what I can find.

    Here's the shop in France that made the steel subframe for the Dakar bike: Durendal in Aix-en-Provence, France. I got that information by searching the guy's book on Amazon.
    Here's the book: To Dakar and Back: 21 Days Across North Africa by Motorcycle.
    I think I'd make a jig and fab one up myself before I tried to find one in a country whose language i do not speak.

    Thanks again, I really apperciate the effort.
    Bump


  5. mphoppe

    mphoppe Hops

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    Assuming your talking rear hub bearings. First time I did 'em w/o special ttools...too long and frustrating...second time, no kidding, had them out in 30 secods per side...just ordered special tools to do my steering head bearings/races (before the first time)...gettin smart in my old age...
  6. spoolie

    spoolie Been here awhile

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  7. XRR-kat

    XRR-kat Prodigal Scrambler

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    bump,
    If you do the jig,:rillalet me know what it would take for you to make another one.

    BTW, even recent Tucker Rocky catalogues show the BD HRC insert, but in calls to BD, they say they have had no stock for couple of years. I am sure there are folks out there with the BD insert who aren't using it and do not realize how valuable the item is ....they could sell it for what they paid for it - $150! No wearing parts except the o-rings which are cheap to replace.
    Laters,
    :D
  8. DOSCERVASAS

    DOSCERVASAS neck

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    spoolie,

    single cable is little work, you have to re-route throttle cable anyway, because the FCR cables contect on right side, stock contect on left side.

    I am giving it a little time, because it is 22 degrees here right now, I have only made mad dashes up to the store and back, so do not know how I will like single cable on the trails.

    I will keep an eye out for a used FCR, I paid $250 for mine.
  9. spoolie

    spoolie Been here awhile

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    Thanks let me know if you find one
  10. DOSCERVASAS

    DOSCERVASAS neck

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    It is cold and I am getting bored.

    Can I borrow some ones swing arm tools? PLEASE:bow :bow :bow

    I will only keep them long enough to make my tools.
  11. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    You want to borrow a set of tools to make a set of tools? That seems like a waste of time, but I've got a set that I can send you if you promise to return them. Send me a PM with your address.
  12. DOSCERVASAS

    DOSCERVASAS neck

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    Just so you have it in writing,

    I promise (Doscervasas) to return (Jesusgatos') swing arm tools, no later than, one week after receiving said tools.:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl


    thanks bud
  13. JediBri

    JediBri Glory to GOD

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    I finally got my new 07 XR650R that I picked up last September plated and insured. The bike isn't completely street legal yet- I still need to add a two-way headlight, brake light and horn but I did take it for it's maiden pavement ride yesterday and am quite happy with it stock and can't wait to see how she is uncorked. :evil

    I bought a XR650L last year and it quickly turned into one of my favorite all time motorcycles. I was looking late this summer for a more serious dirt version of the L and drove to Denver to check out a X-Challenge a shop had in stock. On the way home I stopped at a multi-line dealer just to see what they had and saw this left over 07 XRR on the floor.

    [​IMG]

    Brian
  14. zxcvbnm

    zxcvbnm n00b

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    Im looking at a BRP with 20,000 km's on it with a heap of extras.

    What sort of mileage do the engines get before the camchain, piston, crank etc need replacing.

    Whats the deal with the right foot peg, I can see from the pics it has one bolt replaced already.

    Thanks
  15. ADVJake

    ADVJake ***** dweller

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    It depends how it was ridden. Checking the external condition of the chassis & engine is a good start.
    Ask the owner what sort of riding was done it.
    Highway, commuting, touring ? 20,000km is nothing.

    Tight tracks in the mountains, single track, desert ? I'd say it could need a rebuild soon, by the 30,000km mark.

    It would mostly only need a top end freshen up. Piston & rings, valves & seals.
    You can check the condition of the engine usually by just test riding it. see if it burns any oil by seeing the smoke as you accelerate. have a mate watch as you ride off. Any funny noises from the bottom end will be evident as well.
  16. badcooky

    badcooky I see dumb people!

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    That's the famous right footpeg fix dude.
    So the right footpeg doesn't shear of and catapault the rider into a world of hurt.
  17. PonyBoy

    PonyBoy Adventurer

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    i got a few new farkles over xmas, a clarke tank, hand guards and skid plate and i removed all of the smog crap on it. :evil

    [​IMG]
  18. FOCKER

    FOCKER Northwest Adventure Rider

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    I decided to cut into my pig today and see if my 02 needed the clutch bushing (a.k.a. outer guide) replaced.
    While I was in there I took a few photos for those interested.

    If your wondering if it needed it...Read on.
    [​IMG]

    I didn't drain the oil but would recommend it...It would've been nice to see what kind of crud is in the bottom of the case.
    [​IMG]

    Here's a quick rundown of what worked for me...As always attempt at your own risk.

    * I simply followed the service manual directions for removal and assembly.
    * When removing the lock nut (pg 10-3) we used an air gun to rattle it loose. I didn't want to buy the clutch holder tool.
    * To tighten the lock nut to spec...We put the bike in 5th gear, pressed the rear brake as well as holding the tire from slipping..."Click" no prob.

    This swap job is truly easy and quick for anyone's skill level.

    Oh ...Almost forgot...Turns out mine had the upgraded piece.
  19. DOSCERVASAS

    DOSCERVASAS neck

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    I put the FCR on and it runs great, but if I give it a quick blip on the throttle sometimes it stalls.:dog


    Does this mean the needle is too rich?

    Or is the pilot too rich?
  20. brad21

    brad21 Gunga galunga.

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    BRP rich video for ya...

    <object width="400" height="300"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2700017&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2700017&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><br /><a href="http://vimeo.com/2700017">bds year in review 2008</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user506371">Brad C</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.