XR650R Thread!

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

  1. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    Inspect it as well. There is not much of a standard for the overall width of a chain. The XR was around before some of the fancy chains that maybe wide. Your little keeper plate may get knife edged. I ran an oring chain with a master and had no problems.
  2. pigjockey

    pigjockey Hognuts the T-bagger

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    I routed my decom. Cable wrong after installing bar risers. Every time I turned right sharp it would kill the engine. If I left the bars turned it had no compression. Simple fix, reroute the cable. Never was a problem after.
  3. Kai Ju

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    That small triangular corner on the exhaust rocker arm is acted upon by the Lifter Lever and opens the left exhaust valve when you use the manual decompressor.
    The Decompressor Cam automatically operates the rocker arm as you kick the bike over, and the Reverse Decompressor Cam prevents damage to the engine on kick back.

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  4. Beejaytee

    Beejaytee Been here awhile

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    That’s not true. It has a sensor that very accurately tells temp. The caveat is that the bike has to be running because the fluid won’t come in contact with the sensor otherwise. I have one along with oil temp and a trail tech sensor and they are plenty reliable and accurate.
  5. bigkuri

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  6. JakeTheSnake0528

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    Trying to source a part for the decomp where it sits in the head. Just noticed an oil leak coming from where the cable connects to the mechanism. It seems it has worked itself out maybe 1/4” and I’m wondering if a seal or something went bad. Having a tough time figuring out what the specific part would be called.
  7. thouk

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    Just wanted to show the slow progress in rebuilding my BRP from about 2008. I finally installed the Rox risers. Tony

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  8. bigkuri

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    That's an interesting steering damper.
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  9. thouk

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    Bigkuri,
    It came off I think a Crf450r. I bought it a while ago. Doesn’t feel like it’s worth the effort I put into getting it mounted. I’m surprised you didn’t notice my new bar cover???
  10. bigkuri

    bigkuri Long timer Supporter

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    The risers or the pad? Nothing to see there... ;) But that damper is very cool. How'd it mount to the headstock?
  11. thouk

    thouk Been here awhile

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    Bigkuri,
    I was making a joke. I actually have a few things I wondered if people would notice the missing locking gas cap on the Clarke tank. The stabilizer that you pointed out. And of course the risers that I pointed out.
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  12. Kai Ju

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    See my post 32203 on this page. There is a short 6mm bolt that screws into the cam cover that retains the decompressor shaft.
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  13. JakeTheSnake0528

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    Beautiful. Thanks so much.
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  14. Gravis1982

    Gravis1982 Been here awhile

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    Best replacement parts to buy in 2021? Lots of forums out there from 2004 with dead links and companies that no longer exist. I just bought a 2001.

    Brake pads: oem Honda pads? (yes)
    Rims: stockers seem good enough
    Calipers: too expensive to upgrade
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    Chain: oem chain seems great, yes?
    Carb: stock seems fine if uncorked.
    Exhaust and header: xrs only?
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  15. bigkuri

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    OEM pads are by far the best I've used, no squeals and good power while lasting well.
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  16. jm-2008

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    The front of the plate looks like it's sitting
    Have seen some early rims crack at the weld were ends are bounded together so worth a careful look.
    JM-2008
  17. Robert K.

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    Just a few more things to tidy up and it will finally be ready to rip.

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  18. bigkuri

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    That's superb. Nice bike!


    I've been doing a bit of googling/searching for an entire seat... I cannot seem to buy a new seat in NZ, nor subframe. Both are beat up, getting worried that the subframe will fail on a big hit, and the plastic seat pan itself has also taken a hiding over the years.

    Asides from having a bespoke subframe and seat made, any options come to mind?
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  19. Robert K.

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    Thank you bigkuri!

    I've heard that Honda still sells new seats but haven't checked into it myself via local dealer. They sure aren't anywhere on the internet. Could be ear say but it may not be either. Honda may still sell sub frames also however I'm not sure.

    Used subframes pop up occasionally on ebay, however they run anywhere from 200-350 dollars a pop from what I've seen. I was looking into subframes myself before giving the bike to an uncle who lent a hand and some knowledge in extracting a stubborn bolt out.
  20. brayjay

    brayjay Been here awhile

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    There is a brand new oem subframe on ebay and it says it's in Australia. Just a hop skip and a jump for you.