Baja Designs Electric Starter kit for the XR650R

Well I get to repost this. The electric starter shipped today. Yes I bought the ugly thing. They suggested I could cut the bottom off a bud light can and cover the starter with that. I don't drink and wouldn't want to leave the wrong impression on people so thats out. It was a long time in R&D about 2 years. I expect it to be rock solid reliable but ugly.


Im excited that I will have this ugly duckling in my hands by thursday. :thumbsup:

Old Man Time I think you coined a new phrase. A But Ugly Pig,B.U.P. in reference to a XR650R with electric start? :thumbsup: Thanks for being the point man on this product and I`m looking forward to you report on it.

Get yourself a NOS (Nitrous Oxide Systems) sticker and put it on the starter can :awww:. That should freak out a few people :lol:

You could also put a HRC sticker on it like one of these, but the NOS would be interesting :lol:

It may look funky, but so does my Guts Tall Soft Seat/Foam. I've got to get a fender pack to help her out cause she looks funky with the taller seat, but I'm getting the taller seat for the longer rides. I'm hoping it will help my knees / legs with transitioning from sitting to standing.

At least you'll have the magic button :thumbsup:

Get yourself a NOS (Nitrous Oxide Systems) sticker and put it on the starter can :thumbsup:.

LMAO, great idea. :awww:

"Get yourself a NOS (Nitrous Oxide Systems) sticker and put it on the starter can . That should freak out a few people"

Now that is one original idea. I can disguise the battery lead as a gas line. Put a sign on the back fender: :thumbsup: BACK OFF - FLAMES WITHOUT WARNING

Cosmetics is not my priority when it comes to my XR.

As long as the e-start kit is as reliable as the XR itself, I might just enty up and get one myself.

Please let me know how it works out.


Just checked with UPS. The kit is scheduled for a Friday delivery. The salesman at Baja Designs thinks the CRF650X is not far away. In the next couple years it may be a reality. Until then I will already have one. :thumbsup:

Keep the updates coming and let us know how easy it is to install, etc :thumbsup:

I'm still waiting for the CRF680X

Honda CRF680X

Engine Type: 679cc liquid-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore and Stroke: 103.0mm x 81.5mm

Compression Ratio: 10.2:1

Carburetion: Keihin 42mm Flat Slide

Starter: Electric start, plus kick start

Ignition: Solid-state CD with electronic advance

Generator: High output stator

Accessory: DC output with power plugs

Instrument: MPH/Odo/Trip with trip reset

Lights: 100 watt H4 front light, LED tail/brake light


Transmission: Five-speed

Final Drive: #530 O-ring-sealed endless chain; 14T/46T


Steering: Integrated damper

Front Suspension: 47mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position

rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability; 315

millimeters travel

Rear Suspension: Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, 17-

position rebound damping adjustability, and compression damping

adjustment separated into low-speed (13 positions) and high-speed

(3.5 turns); 315 millimeters wheel travel

Front Brake: Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear Brake: Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper

Front Tire: 80/100-21

Rear Tire: 140/110-18


Rake: 27.9 degrees

Trail: 111.0mm (4.3 inches)

Wheelbase: 58.6 inches

Seat Height: 37.8 inches

Ground Clearance: 12.1 inches

Dry Weight: 247.0 pounds

Fuel Capacity: 3.6 gallons, including 0.5 gallon reserve

Color: Red

Availability: April 2005

Right there with ya Sr. Q-

After they get the CRF680X figured out--how about a CRF950X Africa Twin with dual CRF450 Unicam heads...?

Just some other stuff for the Honda focus group:

Frame: Inj. molded Al twin spar with Ti subframe

Engine: Unicam 4 valve with 2 SS valves and 2 Ti valves.

Dual spark plugs. Programable CDI.

Carburation: Direct Fuel Injection-dual ports.

Air Filter: Dual air filters integrated into twin spars.

Other: SS wrap around exhaust pipes

SS braided coolent hoses

SS braided brake lines

Fat bars


Neoprene/gel seat w/gripper sides

8 guage spokes, excell rims, cast hubs

Dual 220mm front brakes

Carbon fiber skid plate

Carbon fiber water pump cover

Electric cooling fan

Oil sight tube

Grease nipples everywhere!

Price $6700

Optional HRC:

Motard package (wheels, plastics, low-link)

Dakar package (40L fuel, nav. cockpit)

Adelanto package (h/c piston, cam, pipe)

Pizza Delivery Guy (panniers, GPS, pizza trunk)

You guys are still thinking inside the box. I'm waiting on the CR650 2-smoke with an E-button and clean air compliant to boot. Nothing like over 75 ponies in a 235lb gross weight bike :thumbsup:

I am eagerly anticipating the 2005 KDX200 with Bold New Graphics.

How about a XR650R Turbo Deisel? want to talk about torque? With the Acerbis 40L fuel tanks you could ride coast to coast with only 4 fuel stops!

The US Marine Corps run converted diesel Kawasaki 650's, and a guy entered a turbo charged XR650R in the Dakar.

As soon as gas hits $4.50 a gallon i am all over it...(that would be late August?)

god damn now i want to go and turbocharge my 650 :thumbsup: your a bad influence!

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