XR650R owners.

Discussion in 'Australia' started by jack82, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    I bought a TM from Tom at TD Hatrick for my KLX650C 20 years ago. He sold me the same one they sold for Harley Sportsters. I think it was the 42. I guesstimated the jetting to get it running and then played around from there. Got it running nice without too much trouble. But I seem to always fluke jetting in a naive sort of way.

    A lot of people seem to swear by the Eidelbrock carb for the XR. I have no experience with them or with XR’s for that matter, other than reading a lot about them as I’ve always liked them but never gotten around to owning one. Although some of the asking prices are getting a bit silly now.

    I would probably go with GSXR’s advice as from my experience buying expensive carb’s often don’t offer much advantage over the stocker.
  2. GSXR

    GSXR Trail Rider

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    Some of the Seppo boys are raving about the Lectron carbys, although it appears to be mainly the show n shine / sumo brigade. Can't say I've ever seen a pic of one out in the dirt, but haven't really taken much notice
  3. zoro

    zoro Been here awhile

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    My preference would be to stick with the stock carb to be honest.
    Can the idle mixture seat be removed/ replaced?
    I have access to a lathe and can make one if i can remove the old one without wrecking it or the carb body..
  4. GSXR

    GSXR Trail Rider

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    I've got one here with a broken air screw zoro. I've had couple of clever mates spend many hours trying carefully to get it out but no luck yet. Don't want to damage the housing as you say. Fiddly bloody things
  5. pigjockey

    pigjockey Hognuts the T-bagger

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    I’ve got a stocker carb with the throttle and cables like new if your interested. With the stock jetting. Came off a very very low mileage rrrrrrr.
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  6. zoro

    zoro Been here awhile

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    PM sent.
  7. zoro

    zoro Been here awhile

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    Buggered if i know how to quote to two different replies without doing this twice...
    GSXR, if i get my hands on another carb I'll have a red hot go at removing the seat also. If i have success with it I'll post it up here, surely it cant be that hard.
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  8. XR4play

    XR4play motrobikes, motorbikes, brum brum

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    i've fitted up 2 tm40 pumpers and ended up going back to stock both times! I couldn't get them jetted well enough to be happy i did get some well improved fuel range usage but at the cost of performance,

    tm42 won't fit easyly needs to bottom of the tank reshaped to fit in im told and still sits on an angle. sadly the fcr carb won't fit properly either

    all the best sorting yours out mate
  9. Syc08

    Syc08 Been here awhile

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    My tail light and speedo light is very dim.
    Test light confirmed the same under the seat for the tail light.

    Any had this problem and know the fix
  10. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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    Just put new swing arm and rear linkage bearings in, tightened everything up and I have a tiny bit of play somewhere in the linkage. It's that tiny I don't think it's an issue but anyone else had this?
  11. empiredownhc

    empiredownhc Adventurer

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    Yes, something similar on my 600. Turned out was the bearing at the top of rear shock
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  12. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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    Cheers, that's what I suspect it is.
  13. Bhart89

    Bhart89 Long timer Supporter

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    Is anyone using a trash can wind screen on an XRR with a Baja Designs kit headlight? If so, how do you like it? The more I use the XRR at speeds over 50mph the more wind protection I’m looking for.
  14. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    Not an exact answer, but one that may offer an idea. I got a strip of aluminium and bent it around my headlight cowl and bolted each end to the bark buster mounts. I then cut a screen out of a 20 litre (5 gallon for you guy’s) drum and pop riveted it to the alloy strip. It was one of those last minute before a long ride jobs and its still there. Saved drilling into the headlight cowl and it looks pretty good.
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  15. xrsism

    xrsism Been here awhile

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    Is that flexible or going to cut your head off with a sharp stop?
  16. HPBRP

    HPBRP Adventurer

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    Just after some info on which rims to use for motard setup TIA.
  17. Bhart89

    Bhart89 Long timer Supporter

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    I have Warp 9 cush hub rims in the standard 18/21” size. I love them. They also make a SM setup.
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  18. HPBRP

    HPBRP Adventurer

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    thanks for the input
  19. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    Yeah, flexible. Way more than any lexan windscreen. Maybe I should of mentioned it was a plastic drum. Did see a bloke going on the APC rally that had an aluminium one though.
  20. GSXR

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    Have you still got this PJ?

    How did you get on with yours Zoro?

    I need a stock carby for a customer bike. Anyone on Oz got one for sale?

    Also chasing a rear master cylinder, caliper and mount bracket.