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Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By Unsung
Trying to understand primary gear reduction. The...

Trying to understand primary gear reduction. The XRR is lower at 2.188 VS the XRL at 2.029. So from my understanding you have to gear the XRR higher to match the RPM / Speed of the XRL. But the XRL...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By Unsung
XR650L XR600R Highway comparison?

I currently have a 1996 XR600R and haven't done much with it other than play with it. I was wondering how it compares to an XR650L on the highway. I've read a lot of posts of people saying XR600R...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,039
Posted By Unsung
Running 15/43 on my XR650R, I got it up to 105 on...

Running 15/43 on my XR650R, I got it up to 105 on the highway according to a BD analog speedometer. It would've gone faster had I had more room to do it in.

I have an XR600R now. I was clocked by...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-13-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,315
Posted By Unsung
VT500 Ascot for tracker or dual sport?

Found a VT500 Ascot very cheap, was thinking of buying it and turning it into a dual sport. Specs say 390ish dry weight, about 50 horsepower from it's 500cc vtwin. Attached is a picture of what it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4,151
Views: 484,218
Posted By Unsung
I think we may have gotten confused. I've had a...

I think we may have gotten confused. I've had a dual sport, I know how to ride them, and I'm sure what I'm looking for. I'm just wondering what these two bikes are worth. The one with 17,000 miles,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4,151
Views: 484,218
Posted By Unsung
I live in south Mississippi. I don't ride too...

I live in south Mississippi. I don't ride too hard or fast. I need/want a bike I can ride down gravel roads and can carry some camping gear on. I'll ride the bike daily, and on long distances....
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4,151
Views: 484,218
Posted By Unsung
Curious what two pre-96 DR650 are worth. A...

Curious what two pre-96 DR650 are worth.
A 1994, all original, beautiful condition, 17,000 miles.
VS
A 1995, painted all black, acerbis tank, supertrapp exhaust, aluminum panniers, 4,700 miles....
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By Unsung
pre-96 DR650?

I'm curious about pre-1996 DR650 bikes. I've been reading bits here and there on these bikes and wanted some feedback from anyone who has had one. From what I've read they make more power, but it's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-08-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,624
Posted By Unsung
Like I said, I am not doing this to my bike. It...

Like I said, I am not doing this to my bike. It was just idle thought.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Haha, well I think I'll find out for sure when...

Haha, well I think I'll find out for sure when the speedo gets here. I've found a couple of chrome analog tachs that wire to a coil. I'm going to look into those. I KNOW this bike isn't running to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,624
Posted By Unsung
The sprung hub idea would be neat. It would be...

The sprung hub idea would be neat. It would be nice to have a little bit of suspension, and keep the knobbies and blast down well packed gravel roads on it, but the long snout and lower suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Sorry brother, but I've already got that stock...

Sorry brother, but I've already got that stock speedo gear and odometer. Hopefully that BD speedo gets here soon and I can plug and play.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Well at the moment I am on a budget and can't...

Well at the moment I am on a budget and can't afford a vapor + the mount. Also I'm in love with old style dual sports. I even considered putting an old style headlight and tank on my bike, and making...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
That's nice, but sure ugly. Does anyone know of a...

That's nice, but sure ugly. Does anyone know of a small, chrome, analog tachomater that would work on the XRR? I bought one of the bajadesigns universal analog speedometers, it'd be nice to have a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
No, but I try to not let it sound too busy. I...

No, but I try to not let it sound too busy. I would think 3,500-5,000 max. Probably closer to the low side of that. I got a speedometer and air filter on their way in the mail. I haven't had time to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Anybody?

Anybody?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-06-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,624
Posted By Unsung
I have an XR650R, it's dual sported. I don't PLAN...

I have an XR650R, it's dual sported. I don't PLAN to do this to my bike, but I was just curious about it. If I did it, I would make the bike a full street bike of course. The hard ride shouldn't be...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-06-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,624
Posted By Unsung
Hardtail dirtbike?

I just wondered if anyone has seen or done a hardtail on a dirt bike or dual sport? I have a dirt bike with a bolt on subframe, and I just wondered the possibility of doing such. At one point I had...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
I had a question about gearing. I am running...

I had a question about gearing. I am running 15/43 and it seems gutless over 65mph. I was going down the highway at about 75 and it just seemed wound too high and not wanting to pull. I kicked it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Good idea. I realised how cold it was outside, so...

Good idea. I realised how cold it was outside, so I let it run until the clutch cover got nice and warm, then checked it, and I'm good to go.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Thank the lord, I think that is the problem. I...

Thank the lord, I think that is the problem. I ran it for 30 seconds to check the oil, about to top it off. After I ran it I put it in gear and clutch it, and if I rock it twice it breaks loose and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
I read that it should be in Neutral when...

I read that it should be in Neutral when installed the push rod so that it is properly seated. I put the bike in gear and pull the clutch and it will not roll. I had the clutch discs out, oiled each...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Need a bit of help. I started working on this...

Need a bit of help. I started working on this over a month ago but I had to leave the country. I replaced my clutch center after one of the bolts broke out and hit the cover. I finally got around to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
I.. found it. :doh

I.. found it. :doh
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
So I'm putting my clutch discs back in and I...

So I'm putting my clutch discs back in and I noticed there's no spring seat. There's the judder spring but not the spring behind it that the manual calls for. What do I do? :hmmmmm
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Reassembling my clutch after replacing the clutch...

Reassembling my clutch after replacing the clutch center, should I just coat the clutch bushing (the one that's still in it) and everything with oil when I put it back together, or use some type of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Doesn't fit perfectly tight, but 27mm did fit...

Doesn't fit perfectly tight, but 27mm did fit tight enough to get it off.

Can someone tell me the difference in the old clutch bushing and the '02 up one? I heard some of the old bad ones carried...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
What size socket for this big central clutch nut?

What size socket for this big central clutch nut?
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Will I need a different chain slider for a 43...

Will I need a different chain slider for a 43 tooth sprocket? It has what I believe is the original one, a white plastic unit with the rubber only on the bottom.
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Thank you larryboy, and thank you sweet baby...

Thank you larryboy, and thank you sweet baby Jesus. Less work = more riding time.
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Okay, so my clutch center that the four pressure...

Okay, so my clutch center that the four pressure plate spring/bolts bolt too is damaged where one of the bolts broke out of it. I bought a new clutch center and I'll be pulling the old one off as...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
I don't so much care about lightweight or...

I don't so much care about lightweight or performance, I just want the strongest, longest lasting ones. When you look at those Ironman rears they don't even look that strong because they're cut down...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Are Ironman sprockets my best choice for...

Are Ironman sprockets my best choice for sprockets on a dual sported XRR? A lot of street riding and gravel roads.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Alright, so the other day I rode my bike and the...

Alright, so the other day I rode my bike and the clutch would stick when upshifting hard. Today I rode it a long ways and when I turned back on my road and got down hard on it, it started making a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Did you know.. if you search the internet there...

Did you know.. if you search the internet there is no instructions anywhere on how to check the transmission fluid in an XR650R?
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Will a 150/70r-18, mostly street tire, clear okay...

Will a 150/70r-18, mostly street tire, clear okay and fit on the stock rim on an XR650R? And am I right in thinking a 2004 XR400R and 2002 XR650R front rim is identical?
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
I need a complete front wheel. I don't know how...

I need a complete front wheel. I don't know how to lace wheels and I'm not even going to try. The local guy wants close to $200 to do it, so no thanks. Does anyone have one in great condition for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
I should search this forum but I thought I'd just...

I should search this forum but I thought I'd just sneak the question in. What's a good on/off road tire? I'm looking for something good on the street and in gravel. Maybe a 60/40 street, or 70/30...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
I meant armor for me, haha. I'm about to swap...

I meant armor for me, haha. I'm about to swap those knobbies off for some all terrains, I think that might lower it a quarter inch, not enough to make a real difference. As for starting, I started...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23,324
Views: 3,068,978
Posted By Unsung
Thank you. I was wondering what all I should...

Thank you. I was wondering what all I should check and service before I put it into rotation.
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