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  1. Hello all, There's been a lot of talk about how to register a dirt bike in states that don't allow it. I just moved to North Carolina and for the first time in my life might be able to afford a bike. I've been dreaming about an XR650R for a long time, but they're not cheap. Plated bikes seem to be more expensive too. So here's my question, has anyone tried to plate a dirt bike by adding all the necessary features and having it inspected as a custom bike? Anyone know of another way I can plate an xr650 in NC? Thanks
  2. Will a 15T front sprocket fit with the standard sprocket guard. will 15 x 48 be ok for mainly laterite road riding , lots of Braap Braap and not much outright high speed running
  3. https://cushdrive.com/ anybody tried these or know much about them
  4. Nice article on the XR650r for those with a bit of nostalgia... http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/2006/03/article/2006-precision-concepts-xr650r/
  5. Am having lots trouble ordering from partzilla for my XR650R. my order has been refunded without informing me, so i dont know why. and when i called them they still have no idea. Hopefully an administrator will get back to me, but this has been going on for a few weeks now. I live in Ghana, and was having the parts shipped to a friend in Irvine California to send out to me. i will attach the parts order....if anyone can help me locate these parts or equivalent would be grateful. Bike sitting in my living room just waiting for these few bits.. will attach pic of poor bike too
  6. Tool HELP!!! Sorry. I'd like to order tire spoons/irons with a wrench end for changing tires/tubes on the trail. Can anyone tell me what size wrench ends I need?
  7. Anybody used a braking front rotor for offroad (not the supermotard version) Does the W Flo rotor fit ?
  8. I have installed a C-Fab electric starter on my XR650R. It turns over the bike great but won't start. I have been told that I need a programmable CDI unit to get it to start. Was told some XR650R don't need them but some do. Something about retarding the timing for cranking. Anyone know anything about this and where to get the right CDI unit. was told that MSD made one but I can't find it.
  9. Working on a friends bike he cant find his manual, anyone tell me torque specs for clutch cover bolts and for the clutch bolts, thanks
  10. I’m struggling to find the right tuning guy to setup my xr650r. It’s been fairly heavily modified by the previous owner I.e. edelbrook cab, ignition module, cams, high compression piston etc and most ‘tuning companies’ I’ve talked to seem to deal with road bikes only. Any suggestions?
  11. okay...yet another fitment issue! so my mechanic has installed the TT fan on the bike and of course the right side radiator brace (works connection) will not fit. thise fit on the rear side of the radiators. if i get a pair of radiator guards that mount on the front, will any of them work? was thinking to go w the unabikers...i have an IMS 3.2 as well. any thoughts??
  12. Can i install a small spacer , say 10 to 15mm on top of the spring to ´stiffen´ it a bit . i can machine one from aluminium
  13. first off, this is strictly for a general conversation topic but something i have come to notice after reading volumes of info on the XRR, esp comparing it to newer modern bikes from europe. i know the bike was developed in the late 90’s as the ultimate desert racer, which it performed as good or better than anything else out there, with an impressive number of championships. fast fwd to recent times, and when people are wanting honda to update it EFI, 6speed, electric start, and sell it road legal im on board with that idea (id even take a carb and the 5speed and be happy) now where i feel the XRR gets undeserved criticism is when people are saying the bike needs an ‘updated chassis’....wtf?? for its intended purpose, that bike IS the benchmark for how a high speed race bike should be...uber stable, plush, and just goes like a bat out of hell. what bike made today exceeds that capability?? the fact that the big XRR also makes a fantastic dual sport, trail/play bike is just gravy. people say the 650R is heavy and a handfull in the tight going- no shit!....is a ktm 690 adventure, husky te630, bmw 650X etc...any better on tight trails?? are they any better in WFO desert running?? so why is the XRR ‘chassis’ (frame and suspension) getting so much criticism, when newer bikes that cost way more, weigh more, and arent any better in either venue??
  14. Almost ready !! Ignore the 1x was playing around last night , couldnt help myself. small tribute to the `man´
  15. Is it really worth it to install this. what are the pros / cons assuming uncorcked , full XR Race pipe ,stage 1 cam, and TM 42 pumper carb. real world experience would be appreciated
  16. Pulling my hair out over electrical issues with a Baja Designs dual sport kit on a 2001 XR650R. Having two problems: 1. Available power seems to be affected by light settings on handlebar control switch (parking, lo-beam, hi-beam). Same symptoms were observed before replacing the front harness etc. with a handlebar switch upgrade kit from BD. Behavior is as follows: Parking: All lights function correctly except rear right turn signal does not illuminate at all. Lo-beam: Only one or two LEDs illuminate on tail light. Brake light does not come on when brake is applied. All turn signals are dimmer. Hi-beam: No LEDs illuminate on tail light. Headlight becomes dimmer. Turn signals either fully extinguish or are barely illuminated (I forgot which). I connected the tail light directly to the mid harness, bypassing the rear harness, and the problem persisted. So at least I know the rear harness is not causing the problem. 2. Right turn signal causes front right signal LED to flash erratically, but consistently causes head light and tail light to flash at appropriate turn signal pace. This is an old kit installed by someone else, but I have replaced some parts. Here's an inventory of everything I'm aware of. Replaced (new) parts: Front harness Key switch Turn signal flasher Handlebar switch Front LED turn signals Original (old) parts: Head light Tail light/brake light Brake light switch Battery Regulator/rectifier Horn Mid harness Rear harness Rear turn signals (I think LED, housings are fogged) In searching for solutions, I've seen mention of grounding issues and backflow issues. An inadequate stator was also mentioned, which I guess I assumed the previous owner took care of with either a new stator or a rewind, but it's possible that this was not done. Does anyone have any ideas on this?
  17. Do these restrict airflow somewhat? looks like they cover quite a bit of the back of the radiator, anybody tried them ?
  18. So . . . Longtime lurker, reader, first time poster. I am getting into motorcycles at the age of 49. I am 6’2” 225lbs and relatively fit for my age. I’ve settled on the XR650r for my dual sport purposes, which will be 80% off-road and 80% of off-road being fireroads and Jeep/ATV trails (non=single track.) I’ve found a used 2005 XR650R - second owner. I’m going to look at it tomorrow, some 3 hours from home and I don’t have anyone else going with me for my first possible motorcycle purchase. I will get to test ride it but only on the owners 1 mile gravel driveway. XR is posted as “low hours” Clark 4g tank-Renazco Seat-HRC Kit installed when new- rear rack (billet- Moose?) - upgraded front brake to 320mm? (Bike was not supermoto’d - I asked) Vapor installed but not working. Appears to have upgraded bars and risers. Current owner, 2nd reports that a valve adjustment was just done, but did not give me any more information. What more should I ask relative to the valve adjustment. I’ve spoken with many other friends, and even my local Honda dealer. Any tips on what to look/feel/listen for when evaluating a used XRR? I think my biggest fear is issues with top/bottom ends. Cracked or bent parts are a no go without significant discounting. I anticipate a suspension rebuild will likely be needed, and will factor that into the negotiation. What else? Thanks ahead, and I promise a follow up post tomorrow!!!
  19. Got a 2001 XRX and I was going to send it to Animal House Designs and have my right foot peg up dated. The problem is I have a bracket for my skid plate right where the update foot peg would go over the frame. Has anyone had this situation before and what is the resolution to this problem. . I am at 280 right now and I think something need to be done for this foot peg problem. Thank you for any help. PS I would contact Animal house but can't find any contact info.
  20. Can anyone tell me what is a good tach for a 2001 Honda XR650R?
  21. hey guys, hoping somebody can point me in the right direction. i have a drz edge 2 led tail light thats going on the bike soon. with that said, im looking for a bright durable plug-n-play led light to fit in the stock housing on the rear fender for extra brake light visibity. since i have the drz edge, its no problem if it functions only as a brake light. also, what are sone good led turn signals?? again looking for durable bright lights and i dont care if they are super tiny or anything. any recommendations?? ive searched around and couple places i found that sell these are no longer in business thanks again!! *i should add that i have the full baja designs dual sport kit installed
  22. What are the best used Dual Sport models to convert into a scrambler style? Looking for 400-650cc, decent Highway Speed (cruise around 65-70 mph), Low Maintance, good MPG, can handle long distance rides (150 mile day ride), Very Good on fire roads, decent single track, can handle occasional sand and rocks no problem, lighter weight, Currently deciding between: drz400 and 650, KLR650, XR400R 600R and 650R,
  23. Hey everyone hopefully you guys can point me in the right right direction. I was riding up a sand dune today and dumped the bike lightly near the top. The bike was still running but I was in a bad spit so I hit the kill switch. Bike was running flawlessly.up to this point. I tried kickstarting a few times but because of my position on the dune I just rolled the bike down to flat ground instead. When I tried to kickstart it again the kickstarter was seized solid. The decomp handle was pulling the cable but it didnt feel like it was grabbing anything in the motor. I tried to push start the bike which didnt work but afterwards the decomp handle engaged normally and I got one full kick and then it went right back to being seized. Everytime i got the piston to move a bit by attempting a push start I could get one kick out of it but it wouldnt start. I had to get my wife to come pick me up and now I'm depressed. Thanks in advance for any tips. 2001 xr650r. 12000km.
  24. Copied and pasted from another forum....thought it might be interesting to those looking at tuning the XRR... QUOTE I have been looking at this for over a year now and was about to do it when the XR crank went and rather than go this way I got the berg instead which saved me all the effort, so my XR is getting rebuilt now with everything standard except a carillo rod fitted as I don't have the dosh to do the rest of the work and I intend to sell the XR anywayI have been talking to Mike Wright a lot and other XR owners from the Pro supermoto racing paddock the main areas of concern for a powerfull over bored tuned XR are1. the big end bearing and rod2. piston compression ratio and overbore squish band clearance3. Cam shaft profile4. valve sizes ( in relation to piston height due to comp ratio)5. valve springs6. porting7. rev limiterThe XR's big end is not up to sustatined high RPM, I will post up the pictures from my rebuild when its finished this week and I get the photos processedthere is currently only one route for this and that is a carillo rod and bearing set, the rod is a work of art and the big end is 30 grammes lighter than standard so a rebalance is needed too. the rod then makes the bottom end safe up to 9100 rpm ( from 8200)The need for a bigger bore is not necessary at first glance as your really good fast road/race tune will be good with just a 11:1 or 12:1 HC piston in a standard 650 size, and makes life a lot easier if it ever goes bang But 700cc conversion adds a lot of torque and pushes power back down the rev range making the enging less peaky as the tuning level rises. It does require a head gasket to be machined out to 103.2 mm as there is no one making them at the moment.the JE 695cc piston I have ( but not fitted) has the squish band sorted by having the same deck height as the standard piston but has a central hump to get the compression and extended valve cutouts to clear the valves. It also means a rebore and a proper Nikasil replate , don't be tempted to get a cheaper plating , make sure its a proper Nikasil jobthe camshaft profile needs to be considered and valve lift needs to clear the piston crown of the raised compression piston, some good maths needs to be done to make sure the clearance is ok, this also applies if bigger valves are fitted. 1 mm and 3 mm one piece oversize inlet valves are available and if used the extra diameter needs taking into account for the cutouts in the piston crown, the cutouts may need machining larger and this will then affect the comp ratio slightly, most aftermarket cams do not have the autodecomp on them and there are a lot better profiles than the HRC onesthe Xr's valve springs and retainers are not renowned for their strength so titanium bits can be put in , but they must be matched to the valve installed length and the cam lift to ensure they dont bind.porting on the heads can be done quite easily with some good gains to be had by knifing the inlet port and cleaning up around the guide tip and the the seat anglesthe exhaust ports can be matched to whatever headers are used but there are a lot less gains herethe last thing might be to get a high rev ignition box to extend the rev range up to 9100 rpm depending on the cam profile, exhaust and carb used the easiest diy mods are :Camvalve springsHC pistonHD clutch springsthe next step could be a porting jobBut all the time I would keep an eye on that crankAnd if Iwas taking the engine that far apart and had the dosh it would get the big bore and valve job toocarbs and exhaust have been done to death on here already but needless to say a full open exhaust with decent oversized headers is a must as is the usual airbox mods, I think this is where the quality systems like the Akrapovic start to show their worthSome extra work on the cooling system like water wetters and higher pressure caps do help keep it all sweet and fitting HD clutch springs is a mustHOW TO SPOT YOUR CRANKS GONNA GOlook for bronze coloured fillings in your oil filter, the only bronze bits inside the engine are the crank big end thrust washers and when the bearing cage breaks up the thrust washers get it firstInformation from other unfortunate XR owners is if you leave it the bearing cage breaks up even further and the rod goes out of alignment and the the piston twists in the bore and its bye bye bore and piston , if the bearing goes too far the piston then start s smacking the head and that funny knocking noise gets worse real quickI caught mine at the " Ive just cracked my bearing cage and started on the thrust washers" so my piston and bore were fine this is exactly the same problem that CRF's have, only the limited skirt height on those pistons causes the piston to wedge in the bore sooner and that breaks the little end out and then all hell breaks loose, the bloke who did my crank has seen 4 CRF cranks in the past 2 months, all on MX bikes thoughthe 695 cc piston with rings, pin and clips is for sale, PM me for more infocan i go now?ta the cranks already been balancedthe guy ( who has been balancing cranks for decades apparently) did not need the balancer shaft at all. He weighed all the original equipment and worked out the balance factor , some equation that he gave me the jist of ,but not in enough detail for me to explain to anyone else. it came out at 37% . he then rebalanced the crank to that factor with the new rod fitted, so that the 37% already took into account the balancer shaft in Hondas original calculations. I believe a non balance shaft crank has a factor of 60+% END QUOTE interesting stuff
  25. Starting a bike build and just wanted to share with others!
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