XR650R Thread!

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

  1. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    My frong Honda rim has a great big rubber grommet thing that fits around the valve and inside the oversize opening. It's a little tricky to wiggle in there and keep seated properly.
    Do others not have this?
  2. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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    Didn’t think it needed to be ‘in’ the hole, mine sit over the hole.
    Same with my 1988 XR600 all those years ago.
    Don’t think it’s really necessary except to stop rubble getting in there.
    JM-2008
  3. hockeyrick

    hockeyrick Hockeyrick

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    Ok guys, here is one of theee best bike(ADV/dualsport) movies. This is how Mexico was when I was in HS '67-, today, not even close! Then I was a Baja guy.
    Money refunded if not completely satisfied

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  4. TroopThrowback

    TroopThrowback Been here awhile

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    Wait are you in the movie? I saw this first maybe ten years ago. It’s the best!
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  5. ridesmoothfast

    ridesmoothfast Long timer Supporter

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    Definitely strange times. There's more tension now than I've ever experienced. People are backing hardened criminals all in the name of race. And Covid. I've never had a problem with the valve stems tearing, and if one happens to leak id have to consider how old the tube is in the first place. The nuts are a second 'lock' on top of the rim lock, and on a bike like the xr650r its a good thing. To me, it sounded like more of an extra unwarranted step your taking especially if you have experienced the tube moving around. I ride pretty hard and have never experienced it and maybe your riding just a bit harder I dont know. Lots of good riders from the land down under. Where women glow and men plunder.... I can hear I can hear the thunder
  6. cragdweller

    cragdweller Been here awhile

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    Somewhere in this thread I posted my jetting for my FCR40MX. Carb came from an '06 CRF450R and yes I'm using the stock cables and throttle from that same bike. Cables are long enough for submount top clamp and tall bars if you route the cables correctly. Uni or TwinAir rotated. Running the NOSS adapter epoxied to the carb bell. Big difference in throttle response and outright power. Take your time with a heat gun and various rounded hammer handles, etc. to mold the tank to clear the upper right side of the carb. It's not that hard, just heat the plastic slowly and evenly and make sure all the gas vapors have been purged from the tank first.

    http://nossmachine.com/fcr-carb-adapter-long/
  7. TroopThrowback

    TroopThrowback Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tips. I have the fcr cables but will need to find myself a throttle then. I’ll search your posts here for the details. I run a Clarke 4.3 tank and have an acerbis Sahara 6.3 in the wings. I’ve heard I may not need to heat gun my tank for fitment but not getting my hopes up.

    Ive been absolutely loving this thing. Just need to get my lights sorted and dial some little things.

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  8. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    Good day for a ride. Rode it back to back with my gasgas 300. Suuuuuuch different machines. 20201017_090957.jpg
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  9. Davethestick

    Davethestick Long timer

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  10. XRPOWER

    XRPOWER Been here awhile

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  11. XRPOWER

    XRPOWER Been here awhile

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    The xrr nr 19 ever made. Prototype 1999 mod,only 30 km on the clock.what say the pepol here a bout walue?
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  12. hockeyrick

    hockeyrick Hockeyrick

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    that's nice and clean, man those are big turn signals!
  13. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    This was supposed to be included. The xrr is like a race horse. The gas gas is more like a gazelle.i hated it as soon as I got on it, then fell in love as soon as I got into anything technical.
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  14. turbo_bird

    turbo_bird I'd rather be riding.

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    That's about like me, my other bike is a yz250. So light and nimble compared to the xr, but it's not nearly as stable when you crank it up over rough ground. I find myself really liking the yz on single track, and the xr sits in the garage a lot more than it used to.
    Kristian
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  15. Frostguiding

    Frostguiding Been here awhile

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    What? XR650R thread has slipped to the third page!
    Meanwhile, making the most of autumn and hoping it doesn't snow...
    Bought some second-hand Alpinestar Tech 7s - brilliant. I'm still on the original, tiny footpegs but the Tech 7s are stiff enough to stand up in comfort.
    Still loving the XR, not so much the Mitas E09 on the back. Trying to sneak quietly round an Alpine valley with the HRC exhaust and a tire that spins on anything that isn't bone dry...
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  16. TroopThrowback

    TroopThrowback Been here awhile

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    Gorgeous pics. I’ve never had any good boots, so I did a similar thing myself this year. Treated myself to a lightly used pair of tech10s. I had to adjust my foot controls to be able to use them properly, but the difference in support is pretty confidence building. That little bootie isn’t as annoying as I’d imagined, and being a crusty infantryman I appreciate the ability to air them out immediately.

    I’m taking the rare opportunity to take the wife on a little trip to baja. My first in 20 years (and first without a party destination) She agreed I should bring the XRR! Major win since I just got it running reliably.

    An older buddy gave me the hitch carrier he built for trips he started taking there about the time I stopped. He graduated to a dirt bike trailer.

    Should be a great time and upon our return I can attack the two projects I just picked up last week. (Pictured)

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  17. Frostguiding

    Frostguiding Been here awhile

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    So I have mountains...but you have Tech 10s, Baja, a trailer and 2 XRs!
    I was in Alpinestars Corozal boots - they're great (and waterproof) but too soft for standing on tiny XR pegs...and the occasional dab. Off-road needs big boots, I'm a convert. I'm a crusty mountain guide - all my boots smell!
  18. TroopThrowback

    TroopThrowback Been here awhile

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    Baja is a 10 hour drive for me, because I have mountains, too! I’m in the Sierra Nevadas. And I now have three XRRs!

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  19. thebigman

    thebigman XR's all the way . Big Thumps or V-twins

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    Dang Troop ,
    You kinda greedy with them pigs I see .
    Whadup with that ? lol

    big
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  20. TroopThrowback

    TroopThrowback Been here awhile

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    I have three sons, the oldest is only 15 but is 3” taller than I. He will be on one very soon. His brothers are only a few years behind him. Add to that the fact that these aren’t made anymore and you’ve got a recipe for a collection!
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