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Hey there, TT. What's good... you been partying? Hope so. ANYHOW; Ripping my new (to me) 00' XR-R on some fire roads last night up in the Lost Coast and WHAM! There went the chain! It took the OEM case saver and 1/2-3/4 of each mounting bolt with it... which was concerning, but not as concerning as if I had seen the oil draining from a nice new 'modded' hole in the case cover. Yay! (to cheaper repair) No! (to repairs at all) Few concerns I have about going through the repair process which seems fairly well documented: 1) Since I nearly sheared the bolts on the sides of the case, I presume that my bike will need the XR's Only case saver. Fortunately, it uses the rear engine mounting bolt to hold on, but still uses the two OEM mounts as well. The top OEM hole seems deep enough to drill easily... but: How far can I drill the LOWER one to re-thread w/out punching my feared 'hole in the case'? 2) I removed my countershaft sprocket as I sat there waiting for a my AAA flatbed, and noticed that about 1/2 of the countershaft sprocket splines were gone! Further, the retaining ring (w/ the two 10mm head bolts) was worn significantly as well, allowing the countershaft sprocket to do some proper movement... Any suggestions on how to fix THAT? (I had this problem (#2) on an XR-L, and replaced with a PBI XR-R sprocket to limit wear, since the splines were longer... this seems a bit worse. I ordered, along with the chain, a Ironman front 15T sprocket to replace my worn PBI... but I dk about 'restoration' of the splines on the countershaft itself.) Any ideas? / Pictures for the interested... as soon as I find a website that isn't Photobucket!
Hi thumpertalk, recently picked up a weird new project, always wanted an xr650r and got this one at a price I could afford.... that being said it’s had some very strange modifications. The motor is stock besides the Mikuni tm40 carb and the odd radiator setup. Previous owner had his way with the body, kindoff a shame, but cool in a mad max way. The bike had been sitting for a year when I bought it but started up fairly easily and idled well, when I checked the oil after it has idled for 5-10 minutes it was milky white, no smoke from the exhaust and ran fine. Considering it starts easily and there’s no smoke, I assumed it was the water pump seal. Installed the new water pump with proper grease, left the drain bolt open and proceeded to flush the cooling system with a garden hose. Flushed normally for about a minute then I noticed water coming out of my crankcase breather tube, also cracked the oil drain bolt and water came out. Did I flush it too hard ? Seems like a bigger issue than that, previous owner said the head gasket is fairly new but who knows. Anyone have a similar experience ? Can’t find any info online and I would love to fix the bike actually ride it. Thanks in advance, Elijah PS (it’s street legal and I have a plate!)