XR650R owners.

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

  1. woafa

    woafa Been here awhile

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    OK Gents, I know this will have been asked before, but I cant seem to find it in the forum...

    Who do you recommend as a Sydney Mechanic?

    I've had my Beastie since new ('02), but she's been sitting idle for a couple of years and Rego is 2 months overdue.
    The boss is on to me to Sell her, but I figure I can hold that off if She's getting ridden more often.

    She needs a good tidy up and probably a Carby rebuild. I suck at all of this and simply dont have the time.
    Recommendations in SYD? I'm on the north-side, but travelling for good service has never bothered me.


    Daniel
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  2. horsinaround

    horsinaround Been here awhile

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    Eddie what is the clip on the air box you mention ? I am new to the 650R world.
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  3. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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    Bottom left corner of the white air box cover, most importantly ensure the cover fits into its mating groove (tongue and groove scenario) in the airbox before locking in the screws and clip.
    If not fitted correctly dust will leak past at this point on the cover and filter.
    Also grease the outer edge of the filter before fitting and for added insurance smear grease around the inside of the airbox to trap dust if some gets past.

    JM-2008
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  4. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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    I also put a rubber band (cut from an old tube) around the drain tube of the air box side cover and then around the top chain roller bracket to hold that corner of the cover in tighter.
  5. horsinaround

    horsinaround Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info and tips guys !
  6. bikerbilly

    bikerbilly throwing a leg over

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  7. bikerbilly

    bikerbilly throwing a leg over

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    Looks awesome, well done...you still making these mate, I want one
  8. bigredroosta

    bigredroosta Long timer

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    Looking for some ideas , Carby is pi$$ing fuel out the overflow. The needle and seat appear to be ok, float working, but can it leak from up higher, maybe around the seat where it presses into the body?

    And does anyone maybe have a good 2nd hand Keihin they've stored away ?
  9. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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    Does it leak when parked on the side stand?
    Mine persisted to do so initially, dropped the float level 1mm and it all stopped - worth checking.

    JM-2008
  10. bigredroosta

    bigredroosta Long timer

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    yeah, it just runs out all the time the fuel tap is on.
  11. bigredroosta

    bigredroosta Long timer

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    What is the float level ? The manual recommends 16mm , but i thought i recalled a different setting... and where do you measure it from, if you haven't got the proper gauge
  12. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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    You can eyeball it with a small ruler but it’s best done with a vernier caliper if you have one.
    Remove the float bowl and any gasket if there’s one on the carby body.
    Hold the carby on its side with the float hanging down from its pivot pin.
    Rotate the carby until the float arm JUST touches the spring loaded pin on the float needle.
    Measure the height from the carby body to the bottom of the floats, if it’s not around 18mm adjust the level by bending the tang in the middle of the float arm where it contacts the spring loaded pin on the needle/seat.
    Note the height MUST BE MEASURED WHEN THE FLOAT ARM JUST TOUCHES THE SPRING LOADED PIN AND SHOULD NOT COMPRESS THE SPRING PIN.

    If in doubt do some Googling for setting float level on the XR, it’s been covered many times over the years.
    JM-2008
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  13. Redrider67

    Redrider67 Adventurer

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    Does anyone know if someone makes pannier racks for the XR650R in Australia?
    Looking at setting mine up but can`t seem to locate any Australian manufacturers.
  14. bigredroosta

    bigredroosta Long timer

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    Just thought I'd report back on this issue, turned out fuel was leaking thru around the brass seat for the needle somehow. Not a replacement part either, so simple option was epoxy trickled in round the seat, sparingly, with rags stuffed in behind. Sealed it up and now it's fine, weird one though.
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  15. theborderdog

    theborderdog XR4 PILOT

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    I had 400 and couldn’t find any either....so I made some IMG_3651.jpg
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  16. pigjockey

    pigjockey Hognuts the T-bagger

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    Shouldn’t you gents be out tearing shit up and posting videos this time of year. Kwit your damn wanking and start riding again.:lol3
  17. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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    Shouldn't you gents work out who the fuck is running your country? :lol3
  18. pigjockey

    pigjockey Hognuts the T-bagger

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    I get the feeling we be locked down for the next 4 years self policing. But I could use some more stimulus monies, who ever the hell wants to play president.
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  19. Reduke

    Reduke Red Rider

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    Chasing a 40 litre Safari tank for a 650R if anyone has one or knows of one anywhere.
    Were they built for the safari teams as I didn’t know they built them but just found one advertised 5 years ago?
    Safari only have their 25 litre on their website now.
    Chasing minimum of 1000km fuel range if anyone has any ideas?
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  20. pigjockey

    pigjockey Hognuts the T-bagger

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    Throw a wanted ad up in the files market. They’re out there, I gave a new one away for free a few years back.