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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.
If your passenger likes riding pillion with their ankles up their ass and your balls smashed up against the fuel tank......the 650R is the ride. The wife at 120 lbs and me at 150 did 200 miles one way and after we returned home she never rode on back again. Her knees were wrecked afterwards and half her ass was on the fender. I had to stop once as my nuts went completely numb. I was concerned after this ride. Hell one person can hardly have enough room. Sadly i bought two sets of passenger pegs at $300+ to never be used again. Bad idea.
Appears to be at least a few hundred dollars of salvageable parts.
I bet those Wolfman racks could be repaired in a jiffy.
Hope the truck driver had insurance. Judging by all the sandals in the pics probably not.
I am not trying to win any converts, just offering an idea that so far works for me.
I have the Twisted Throttle subframe supports and a common ebay rack. I've slotted the "Butty Buddy" rear feet with channels to sit on the horizontal edges of the rack at its forwardmost point. The BB front sits on the rear most seat edge and the BB front feet hang down, hugging the seat as designed, so that the seat is suspended over the tool bag. The BB can be bungeed on in a minute, is very secure and gives me nearly the same amount of room as no passenger, and my wife is completely comfortable. The BB could be more-securely mounted, if desired, but I'm not yet seeing the need.
I'll let you all know if the subframe cracks, but so far so good.
If anyone is interested, I can dig up part numbers and or links and take better pics.
Sounds like us taking the L on the trail. Maybe if I put a longer/larger seat she's climb on again, but not on that trail.
Edit: that little seat @XRLated just showed looks like it could be just the ticket!
Got all my parts in!!
Thanks to Steve I can finish hopefully!
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Now that's funny right there. I don't care who ya are.
I planned on taking my XR on my first ride of the season today since parking it for winter.
Woke up to freezing rain and snow. Maybe tomorrow. What a piss off! Ah well.
Went to grab my pedal bike instead. Discovered my leather Brooks saddle and seat post had been stolen overnight. Likely by my shady neighbor’s scabby dipshit kids. That really pissed me off.
Then I realized I left a multitool on my bike last night with the tools required to remove the saddle, thereby enabling the theft myself.
I’m on the way to the beer vendor.
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Your taking all this better than I would of. Enjoy the beer.
Anybody have any tips for having LED blinkers an LED relay and an LED turn signal bulb where the blinkers don't blink they just come on steady. I've tried another relay that is sort of adjustable and they work but when I put an LED specific relay they don't blink at all. It's really the last electrical issue I'm working through.
I used a diode so that my led blinkers AND turn indicator comes on like factory. When I get home I'll look up what I used and explain it better. Pm me so that I won't forget.
Add some electrical load in the circuit and see if the problem is resolved. If so, your relay is the culprit. All LED flasher relays are not created equal.
A simple incandescent test light grounded and back-probed into a terminal is sometimes enough additional load to know. If you have an old signal or brake light laying around then that'll work for sure. About anything like that will let you know if it's just too little load causing the problem.
So i just drained the oil and measured it to be around 1.6qt after roughly 550 miles on the new engine. I can't imagine XRLs burn oil that fast so Im wondering if it was burnt or was just hiding somewhere... Anyways, when refilling, I poured the last .5qt in of the 2qt refill and the oil backed up in the frame housing not taking the last .1-.2 qts.... Ive got the sutton cycles oil cooler on which has a 150ml capacity, so I'm just wondering how tis could be the case?? I let the oil drain for 10 minutes or so, warm, and drained from the frame bolt and the engine bolt, but yet there was not enough room for a fresh 2qt?...
The frame doesn't have a full 2 qt capacity. You need to start the engine to circulate the oil so the rest can be added.
Hi there, anyone have a modestly priced starter motor for a 650?
My bike is actually an NX650 but the same motor/starter.
Mine appears good for all I can tell but pulls 300 amps and does about nothing
Could simply be a defective flasher unit.
Let's just take a vote on it. Chemistry is just a matter of opinion, right?
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That sucks! If there's an upside, it's that you noticed before sitting on the bike.