XR650R Thread!

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

  1. brayjay

    brayjay Been here awhile

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    That would be great. Any pics I found on the net showed both dust caps tight to the frame like mine was. I wonder if the frame relaxes after the first time the pivot bolt is removed.
  2. medisyn

    medisyn Been here awhile

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    I am going to put my swingarm back on in the next day or two. I will snap a picture if I notice any gap. If it does indeed flex, mine will too because its been sitting with the swingarm off for a week.
  3. brayjay

    brayjay Been here awhile

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    Thanks. If you left click on my user name and then click on find more posts from brayjay, the second one down has a picture of the swingarm, LOL, Im still trying to figure out how to import it to this thread. I was born in the wrong century I guess.
  4. mitchn06

    mitchn06 Been here awhile

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    Not trying to be rude, but can you run a line from the battery, I recall this working the best from previous posts.


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  5. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    Here's Brayjay's 2 pics of the gap in his swingarm reinstall

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  6. Trl Rdr

    Trl Rdr Big Red Bird

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    All USA models do not have a battery and are AC. If you have a DC system and a cap or a battery system with a switch I would go there.


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  7. brayjay

    brayjay Been here awhile

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    Thank you.
  8. mitchn06

    mitchn06 Been here awhile

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    yes, i did not see that you were from the Africas, you will most likely have a capacitor mounted to somewhere behind the headlight i think. even then, you will only have DC while the bike is running.
  9. Trl Rdr

    Trl Rdr Big Red Bird

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    I checked the swingarm space on my 2 bikes and they have a very small gap, almost snug.

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  10. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    When snug, mine has the space equivalent to one of the smaller L-shaped allen wrenches I have (2.5-4 mm, can't remember for sure). I use these to measure the gap to make sure it's centered in the frame.
  11. brayjay

    brayjay Been here awhile

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    Hmmm any idea what has gone wrong? Doesn't make sense. I wonder if I could wreck anything by riding it this way. Since im not missing any parts, the only other thing I can think of is the frame sprung back a bit.
  12. jm-2008

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  13. medisyn

    medisyn Been here awhile

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    Speaking of the trailtech vapor, what is a good way to mount it? I have had mine sitting in the garage unused for a while. :lol3
  14. SwellsRides

    SwellsRides Been here awhile

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    I just used straight flat Aluminum stock about 4" long right off the bar clamp and it works great, and looks clean.

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  15. bigkuri

    bigkuri Old-timer

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    Found something to plug this hole:

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    With this:

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    :D

    Getting closer....
  16. Bench Racer

    Bench Racer Been here awhile

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    My BRP gets horrible mileage for some reason. On a ride with another BRP, at fill up I took one more gallon than the other bike. We started at the same place full of gas and rode the same speed. How is this possible? I think the float must be out of wack. Could the carb some how be dumping gas straight into the motor and not burning it off? It seems like fuel is being wasted by something from the floats. Last ride out, the float was sticking and pissed the whole time bringing this bad mileage and float situation to mind.
    Since then, I cleaned the carb and adjusted the float to 16/17mm like the manual says. Will this help? The original reading was 19mm.
    I know the XRR doesn't get great mileage but mine is horrible.

    Help please.
  17. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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  18. bamfslap

    bamfslap Been here awhile

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    fall is the best time for riding :clap
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  19. Bench Racer

    Bench Racer Been here awhile

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    If its the stocker I'd go back to 19mm
    16/17 seems too high and it will likely leak out the overflow when on the side stand.
    Certain my stock carb was set to 19 and it ran just fine, search the thread for info as it has come up a number of times.
    Think OEM spec is 18 but at that level mine would leak out when on the side stand, 19 fixed the problem.

    Of course riding style, gearing, altitude (especially if the bike is lying horizontal) will all affect mileage but it should not vary that much on a stock carby - pumpers are another story!
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    I found that 16/17 does make it leak on the side stand. Dang it. So I'm going to adjust it until it stops leaking. Thanks for the help.
  20. bigkuri

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    Great photo, love it :) :clap