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Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2008, 02:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By snaggleXR650
There really isn't much difference in the XR4 and...

There really isn't much difference in the XR4 and XR650R. I've owned them both. Weight difference is a little noticeable, but the 650R had better 'balance' so felt lighter at times. Power...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2008, 02:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By snaggleXR650
Put the stock 48T rear sprocket back on. Then...

Put the stock 48T rear sprocket back on. Then buy a 13T, 14T and 15T front sprocket to swap out. This will allow a relatively easy change of gearing for just about any circumstance.
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,815,843
Posted By snaggleXR650
One more thing. Has anybody ever had new wheels...

One more thing. Has anybody ever had new wheels built for the TA here in the 'States? Changing my tires recently, my TA rims have the servere corrosion around the air valve hole, and the...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2008, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,815,843
Posted By snaggleXR650
My TA came with a Corbin. I've yet to do any...

My TA came with a Corbin. I've yet to do any really long rides, but as of yet I can't complain about the seat at all. I had a Renazco on my old XR650R, and it was awesome. The Renazco was more of...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,815,843
Posted By snaggleXR650
Soloyosh, Yes, Wilbers are still available...

Soloyosh,
Yes, Wilbers are still available for the TA they run ~$600 no remote, and ~$1000 with remote. I don't know much about them, but I thinking of dropping the $ sometime soon.

Ladder,...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,815,843
Posted By snaggleXR650
Very good work, way to customize a bike to fit...

Very good work, way to customize a bike to fit YOUR needs. So, when do you start on the center stand? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2008, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By snaggleXR650
The 80-260 should do the trick for you. I'm ~225...

The 80-260 should do the trick for you. I'm ~225 in street clothes, and ended up with the same sping on my SXC. As for your preload, you adjust it until you get you sag set properly. I set mine up...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By snaggleXR650
I owned an uncorked, piped, and Mikuni pumper...

I owned an uncorked, piped, and Mikuni pumper carbed XRR for about 5 years. After that I owned a KTM 625 SXC.

The SXC is definitely peppier, and likes to rev out. It didn't have a tach, but...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,815,843
Posted By snaggleXR650
Need stock exhaust and stock carb needles

Great thread here guys. I just bought an '89 Alp a few months ago. I've about got it totally torn down now for a good going through. I'm looking for a stock exhaust and stock carb needles for those...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By snaggleXR650
The fan should pull air through the radiator and...

The fan should pull air through the radiator and blow back towards the motor. For power, there is a plastic molex connector dangling down from the frame rail above the cylinder/below the gas tank. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2008, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By snaggleXR650
I used to have a 625 SXC, basically the same as...

I used to have a 625 SXC, basically the same as LC4-E, just dirtier. I ran 16/42, and the bike didn't want to shift into 5th without lugging until 60mph, and seconds later you were doing 80mph if...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-05-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By snaggleXR650
Oh NO! Dammit Al, I though I was finally...

Oh NO!

Dammit Al, I though I was finally going to meet you tomorrow. Maybe next time. I still plan on going and meeting at the same Cloverdale area west side of 231 and Beagle Club Rd or E...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Posted By snaggleXR650
Why are you putting a Mikuni TM40 pumper carb on...

Why are you putting a Mikuni TM40 pumper carb on a 640 Adventure??? I used a TM40 on my old XR650R. The carb is a good carb, but is difficult to get dialed in, especially since you will be one of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By snaggleXR650
Nothing like a flooded thumper. Let's assume...

Nothing like a flooded thumper. Let's assume that was the problem, it's odd to have happened in your circumstance though.

If it happens again, or if you drop the bike. Shut off fuel valve,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By snaggleXR650
+1 on the SXC pipe. My '04 SXC has the 94db...

+1 on the SXC pipe. My '04 SXC has the 94db 'competition' silencer on it (stock). It IS stamped with USFS spark arrestor. The bike has the FCR pumper on it (stock) and the bike is a monster. Best...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2008, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By snaggleXR650
The problem is the aluminum subframe. It works...

The problem is the aluminum subframe. It works well for what it was designed for, but it doesn't take well to extra weight in terms of gear or another rider. You can have a custom, flatter seat...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By snaggleXR650
The DR and KLR are both good choices for mild off...

The DR and KLR are both good choices for mild off road exploring and beating the pavement.

The DR is shorter and bit more dirt oriented.

The KLR is taller and a bit more street oriented.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,833
Posted By snaggleXR650
No matter what you do, the XR650L will not be a...

No matter what you do, the XR650L will not be a power monster. Check out Dave's Mods on 4strokes.com, Basically he rejets the carb, modifies the slide a bit and shims the needle, he uses the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2008, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By snaggleXR650
It shouldn't mess up your speedo, that runs off...

It shouldn't mess up your speedo, that runs off the front tire right??

It WILL modify your gearing, IE. your current gearing will be taller and more top speed (assuming your motor will pull it). ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By snaggleXR650
I was there last year on that ride up to...

I was there last year on that ride up to Stockton, AL. We rode from Pensacola, FL on dual sport bikes. Nice crowd, good food.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2007, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,942
Posted By snaggleXR650
The shock will drop down through the swingarm. ...

The shock will drop down through the swingarm. You have to raise the swingarm a bit and get it in just the right position. Then after the shock is unbolted top and bottom, you can maneuver it out...
Forum: Beasts 12-28-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By snaggleXR650
I've had good luck rewinding the stator on my...

I've had good luck rewinding the stator on my XR650R. Granted, this is a single phase stator on a single cylinder bike, but the same principles still apply. I'm sure yours is 3-phase. Regardless,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By snaggleXR650
This has nothing to do with LC4's, however, I...

This has nothing to do with LC4's, however, I bought and installed the Service Honda digital speedo (Acewell unit) for my old XR650R. It had a tach on it and it was configurable the same way. One...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By snaggleXR650
One more thing, to see if you have fixed it,...

One more thing, to see if you have fixed it, check DC voltage directly on the + and - on the battery with the bike running and lights/turn signals/horn on etc... You will see the voltage on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By snaggleXR650
Just to be clear. Your unit is a regulator...

Just to be clear. Your unit is a regulator rectifier combination unit. There are such things as plain regulators, and plain rectifiers, yours is a regulator and a rectifier in one package. The...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,758
Posted By snaggleXR650
I don't own a TA, but I've read quite a bit about...

I don't own a TA, but I've read quite a bit about them, that and I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night ; )

Correct me if I'm wrong here guys, but from what I've read, one CDI drives the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2007, 04:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,215
Posted By snaggleXR650
On the stability. I don't see it on my '04 SXC. ...

On the stability. I don't see it on my '04 SXC. I've got springs setup for my weight, ~220lbs front and back. Even with the way undersprung stock springs, I could do 80-90mph with no instability...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2007, 04:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,215
Posted By snaggleXR650
Other than what you have mentioned, the SXC and...

Other than what you have mentioned, the SXC and the Adventure is basically the same bike. Same frame, same motor, same electrical output. The SXC is just a trimmed down version. The SXC does have...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2007, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By snaggleXR650
I basically agree, when considering using it for...

I basically agree, when considering using it for single track. However, for anything other than single track the bike rocks. The XRR with e-start and plated from the factory would have been one...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2007, 04:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,969
Posted By snaggleXR650
Try to arrange to go see it, if they fumble...

Try to arrange to go see it, if they fumble around then you know it's BS.

About the bike not starting. The ignition coil is included on the stator. I've heard that sometimes the ignition coil...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2007, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By snaggleXR650
Recheck your valves and clean your pilot jet in...

Recheck your valves and clean your pilot jet in the carb. When a bike will only run with the throttle open, and not idle, then trash in the pilot jet is the cause.
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By snaggleXR650
If you want top performance in a dual sport with...

If you want top performance in a dual sport with minimal off road sacrifices AND you don't mind lot's of wrenching, repairing and vibrations (yes they are paint shakers) then the KTM LC4 will be on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2007, 03:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,869
Posted By snaggleXR650
I used a Baja Designs kit on my old XR650R. It...

I used a Baja Designs kit on my old XR650R. It was installed in 2002 and I ran it up until 2006 with no issues whatsoever. I had the kit that was more of a permanent install, not the quick...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,068
Posted By snaggleXR650
Most people rejet their carb, and raise the...

Most people rejet their carb, and raise the needle for top performance and end up too rich with very poor gas mileage. Experiment with leaning your midrange with the needle clip position. Raising...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,573
Posted By snaggleXR650
No, but they are VERY close, within 10lbs I...

No, but they are VERY close, within 10lbs I believe or closer. Of course the 650R has the benefit of a good ~6 HP over the 600R so the 650R has the power to weight ratio benefit. Not to mention...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2007, 03:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By snaggleXR650
The engine is basically the same as the modern...

The engine is basically the same as the modern XR650L. I don't see/hear about to many 650L's with 25k miles. I think that is getting excessive for your run of the mill thumpers. Nice ones will...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2007, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,108
Posted By snaggleXR650
I did my own rewind on my old XR650R. It was a...

I did my own rewind on my old XR650R. It was a single coil winding of 16awg mag wire, 340 turns over 10 poles. It was putting out at least 200W but no way to know for sure.

I wired two 55W...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By snaggleXR650
Airbox mods are common. You can buy a KTM vented...

Airbox mods are common. You can buy a KTM vented side cover that greatly increases flow into the airbox. The previous owner of my SXC simply took a hacksaw to the top of the airbox and cut it out...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,453
Posted By snaggleXR650
Sorry I missed the ride, sounds like you guys had...

Sorry I missed the ride, sounds like you guys had alot of fun. My bike wasn't cooperating, but I'll be ready next time...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By snaggleXR650
I would like to see your balancer. Anyway you...

I would like to see your balancer. Anyway you can post it for all to see? Thanks.
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