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Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23,500
Views: 3,111,377
Posted By Desertskyy
You just need to go faster. I bump start...

You just need to go faster.

I bump start my all the time when I am facing down hill.

No real procedure to think about, just coast and let out the clutch and off she goes.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,414
Posted By Desertskyy
I was thinking the same thing. You could...

I was thinking the same thing.

You could easily jet it to cover your elevation changes.

I does haul the mail with ease.

Maybe I have a little bias though.

Good luck with your...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23,500
Views: 3,111,377
Posted By Desertskyy
I have had a plated (2003) XR650R since 2003. I...

I have had a plated (2003) XR650R since 2003. I have had no issue with my plate or registration with the Calif DMV. I believe that if a bike was plated before Jan 31st 2004 you would be OK
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Desertskyy
I just picked up the OTB Dakars for my ride 2...

I just picked up the OTB Dakars for my ride 2 weeks ago in Moab

I liked the pants a lot. I am coming from weaing some Fox 360 ITB (x 2 pairs) pants and a pair of Troy Lee Design Speed Equipmet...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,534
Posted By Desertskyy
That is sure the truth. Was sitting at Zax's:clap...

That is sure the truth. Was sitting at Zax's:clap having an after ride beer and dinner last week and row after row of Razors were going by. The 4 wheel destruction and distance they can travel is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 23,500
Views: 3,111,377
Posted By Desertskyy
I believe that the XR's only screen fits in the...

I believe that the XR's only screen fits in the air box first like the factory screen. It should be the same dimensions as the factory screen. Uni Filter does have a frame that supports the filter...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23,500
Views: 3,111,377
Posted By Desertskyy
Do you still have the stock Honda screen?? Just...

Do you still have the stock Honda screen?? Just use it with a new Uni Filter. You probably would not notice a difference whether using a back fire screen from XR's only or the Honda factory screen...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23,500
Views: 3,111,377
Posted By Desertskyy
Looks like an IMS 4.6 gallon

Looks like an IMS 4.6 gallon
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23,500
Views: 3,111,377
Posted By Desertskyy
Your swing arm is upside down. Just saying....

Your swing arm is upside down. Just saying. Maybe it is just sitting there for picture taking
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,192
Posted By Desertskyy
What?? :poser:poser Come back down to planet...

What?? :poser:poser
Come back down to planet earth as your oxygen must be low.
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By Desertskyy
That is what I was thinking My 94 Ranger...

That is what I was thinking

My 94 Ranger (bike hauler) is R134 factory air

Oh well
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23,500
Views: 3,111,377
Posted By Desertskyy
I have been running a BD analog unit for the past...

I have been running a BD analog unit for the past 6K miles. It works very well. I also run a GPS. After 150 miles or so the analog and GPS are off by about a 10th of a mile. The needle does bounce a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,979
Posted By Desertskyy
Man, that is funny!!:lol3:lol3 Thanks for...

Man, that is funny!!:lol3:lol3

Thanks for the great laugh
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,979
Posted By Desertskyy
Get the XR650R I am not sure what is being...

Get the XR650R

I am not sure what is being mentioned about an intense maintenance schedule. I have had mine for 11 years with no real issues. If one wants a bike that you do not need to change the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,588
Posted By Desertskyy
It looks like it has a different swing arm than a...

It looks like it has a different swing arm than a stock DR 350 Could be an old Scotts swing arm but I do not think it is.

Just my .02
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23,500
Views: 3,111,377
Posted By Desertskyy
That clip was all I pulled when changing out my...

That clip was all I pulled when changing out my counter shaft seal

If I remember correctly it just holds the seal in place and nothing else. I think I popped out the old seal with a small flat...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23,500
Views: 3,111,377
Posted By Desertskyy
x 3 on this advice I have been running a 165 main...

x 3 on this advice I have been running a 165 main for years with no issues.

Good luck
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By Desertskyy
You can also call Billet Racing Products You...

You can also call Billet Racing Products

You would probably have to switch out your post, stabilizer arm and triple clamp risers etc. Most bikes have a few set up styles depending on what the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23,500
Views: 3,111,377
Posted By Desertskyy
Another option: Look in to just drilling out...

Another option:
Look in to just drilling out and re-tapping for a KTM 525 adjuster bolt. It is a little bigger than the Honda. My buddy did this to his 650R and has put on 1000s of mile with out any...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23,500
Views: 3,111,377
Posted By Desertskyy
Regarding the carb screws M4 x 16 with a...

Regarding the carb screws

M4 x 16 with a .70mm pitch will work with a washer

This is what I have switched over to on my ride. I would go with the allen machine screw type and carry a small...
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,511
Posted By Desertskyy
Just an idea Look at using a KTM adjuster...

Just an idea

Look at using a KTM adjuster bolt and nut (KTM 525 I think)
It is a little bigger than the Honda adjuster bolt
Just re-tap and screw in

Hope you have enough to drill and re-tap
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23,500
Views: 3,111,377
Posted By Desertskyy
If you have your XR650R uncorked and jetted...

If you have your XR650R uncorked and jetted correctly it will hardly feel like a pack mule. This is not the same bike as the 650L It actually feels like the weight is weighted low on the frame. Very...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 23,500
Views: 3,111,377
Posted By Desertskyy
Never had an issue with my 4.6 IMS tank on...

Never had an issue with my 4.6 IMS tank on holding the correct amount of gas.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 830,541
Posted By Desertskyy
Idahosam, thanks for the open invite for this...

Idahosam, thanks for the open invite for this ride. I am glad that I could join in on the fun. I had a great time riding with everyone and am Looking forward to the next one. Hope I made friends...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 830,541
Posted By Desertskyy
Idahosam, just to get the correct prospective on...

Idahosam, just to get the correct prospective on the gas stops for this ride. Is it now at 150 miles or is it still at 100 miles as noted before you did the ride layout/mapping?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-11-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 830,541
Posted By Desertskyy
Idahosam, how much pavement vs dirt (off road,...

Idahosam, how much pavement vs dirt (off road, fire roads etc.)??
I am new to the area with my Calif plated XR650R :D and I am thinking of joining up for this ride. Same issue as previous posted, a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,833
Posted By Desertskyy
I did this mod many years ago. It has worked...

I did this mod many years ago. It has worked well; I have never had an issue and the clutch as held up well. If I remember correctly I put the extra steel plate at the beginning of the stack before...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,394
Posted By Desertskyy
BRP is great to work with. I have their complete...

BRP is great to work with. I have their complete forward mount set up with a Scotts stabilizer on my 650R. I was running the Pro taper Doug Henry bend bars but after a High speed get off they were a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By Desertskyy
The only similarities between an XR650R and an...

The only similarities between an XR650R and an XR650L are they are both Honda Red. They are totally different from each other. Water cooled vs air cooled, aluminum frame vs steel frame. etc. Take a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By Desertskyy
I would have to agree, my XRR starts after...

I would have to agree, my XRR starts after sitting for a few months with no problems. Make sure you have enough fuel in the tank. Once I was trying to start my bike and was having trouble, I then...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,674
Posted By Desertskyy
My Whisperlite International as been good to me....

My Whisperlite International as been good to me. As mentioned an alcohol stove is lite to carry and fun to make.

Good luck
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