Your HONDA XRs Here

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by oct_2781, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. oct_2781

    oct_2781 n00b

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    i love it also. i hope i could have same bike soon. very rare here in Philippines.
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  2. oct_2781

    oct_2781 n00b

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    how about this decals idea for my side cover? any suggestions/comments?

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  3. koyote

    koyote Been here awhile

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    Very nice! :clap
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  4. koyote

    koyote Been here awhile

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    Picked up a mostly stock 08 a few months back and just finishing up the mods.
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  5. Noprogram

    Noprogram High Plains Drifter

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    Always had a thing for XR's. My first bike was an XR200 when I was a teenager and rode it all over the place. Simple and reliable. Rebuilt a 2000 XR6 which is a bit of a show pony at the moment (hard to bring yourself to scratch new OEM guards!) as well as an XRR for a dirt pig and an XRV for touring. Would like an XR400 if I could find an ok starting point....have a few parts stashed away in the treasure box.

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  6. akblack10

    akblack10 n00b

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  7. akblack10

    akblack10 n00b

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    I am really starting to enjoy this dual sport riding thing! My question is can anyone recommend a way for me to get smart with basic maintenance? Unfortunately I did not grow up turning a wrench but I am a quick learner! Should I just read a manual and go for it or are their some regional groups that could point me in the right direction! I just want to be able to do the basic things myself, change oil, fluids, fix a flat tire etc..... probably sounds like a silly question but had to ask!
    -Thanks, AK
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  8. Noprogram

    Noprogram High Plains Drifter

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    Hi AK....got yourself the right bike is a good start! XR's are reliable so you shouldn't have to do too much to it but they're also easy to work if something does go wrong or needs some adjustment.

    There's a number of things that can help you get started on working on your bike. Reading through some of the forums on here will give you an idea on how things are done in a general sense and good tricks and tips. Lots of experienced guys and probably be able to find some locals and or heaps of XR enthusiasts. -Check out the project builds especially. Get yourself a manual as it will outline the specific procedure and specifications (torque settings and fluids etc) for the work at hand. You can study up before hand and get an idea of how challenging it might be and what tools and setup you'll require. YouTube of course is a good source for common procedures like changing a tire etc. These are good because you can see different techniques and tricks that can come in handy. Start to get some good tools together, it makes the work enjoyable and less chance of a 'clusterstuffup' by using the wrong tool or bad quality. Once you get that shiny tool in your hand you'll want to use it! Have a look at the tools forum for ideas, tips and tricks from the masters. A basic workstand is also handy.

    Apart from that, most tasks are easily achievable if you plan, take your time to think things through and work methodically. Also by learning to work on your bike at home means that your bike is less likely to fail on the trail and secondly you'll know what to do and have the tools to fix if it does! Happy riding :D
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  9. akblack10

    akblack10 n00b

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    I really appreciate your response Noprogram, Thanks!
    -AK
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  10. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    AK; +1 on what Noprogram wrote. You would be better off with the Honda manual rather than the Clymer or Haynes type manuals. They are too general. The Honda books come up on eBay all the time. That said, you might try your local library and pickup whatever they have to get acquainted while your proper manual is located. There are lots of general maintenance books out there too. Good background for learning. Good luck.
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  11. akblack10

    akblack10 n00b

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    Thanks for responding JAB! Appreciate the support!!!!!
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  12. Fred333

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    Me with my Orangebuddy in the Pyrenees /Spain.
    It was 2003 me thinks.
    And the bike was built in 1986/87.
    I have to go there again.
    So nice!!!

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    Fred
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  13. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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  14. sled_rider

    sled_rider DESERT ADV RIDER

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    My 3, only have the 650L now

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  15. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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  16. Lars1974

    Lars1974 Been here awhile

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    Took my XR400 out today....

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    Did not fancy going through the Ford as the river level is still high

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    Great fun anyway...
    Thx
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  17. Leo.G

    Leo.G Is still learning

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    Hi guys!

    Heres my 2010 XR 250 Tornado (Brazilian)

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    And after putting the handguards on..

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    A little question for you all..
    Could anyone show a pic of a 250R or 250L setup for travelling around on and off road?
    I'm willing to travel a little on mine in december/january, summer here, and I'm trying to think of a 2-up setup, I'd like to see what you think about it and if there's any suggestions...

    Thanks in advance!
    Greetings from Argentina!
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  18. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Here you are mine...regretfully sold!:cry

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    Ciao

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  19. red clay

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    [​IMG] And what a girl!!!!!! She made it from alaska[​IMG] to california through the southwest and on to south carolina.
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  20. carloscyclecare

    carloscyclecare Been here awhile

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    Here's my '09 XR200 DIY modified to fit my adventure riding needs.
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