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Old 11-28-2012, 10:11 PM   #15361
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He's fine

The car fire in Loreto was much worse from what I know (I wasn't at either) and I think two or three guys are still in the hospital from the car fire. There's a vid of the whole thing on YouTube somewhere. I'll look.

Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjEvDU6j48g It ain't for the faint of heart as there is audible screaming...

How this doesn't happen alot more often is a mystery to me.



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. Talk about a bad day! Hope everyone (including the kid that's on fire) was okay.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:24 PM   #15362
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:44 AM   #15363
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Lost,

any anodizer can undo anodizing & colouring, and redo into whatever you like.
When finished, what will you do with it?
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #15364
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Why lower it? The 17" wheels lower it quite a bit already and with the massive grip on pavement, you'll run out of cornering clearance. I drag pegs easy on mine at full height. I would go with CRF450 forks if you want USD.

I hate how they look with a little 17 front and the big long forks...clown bike look.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:50 AM   #15365
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Lost,

any anodizer can undo anodizing & colouring, and redo into whatever you like.
When finished, what will you do with it?
It is just going to be a weekend toy, now that I don't use it as transport I can afford to have it looking a bit nicer :). The idea is not to leave it in the garage looking pretty, but opening it up on the forestry fire roads as often as possible.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:30 PM   #15366
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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 sale? This post should probably go somewhere else, but I'd think the XR650R community section would be better. I found me an '04 XR400R wheel that's identical in great condition, but I don't like the price, so I'm saving it as a last resort.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:34 PM   #15367
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I hate how they look with a little 17 front and the big long forks...clown bike look.
Oh, you're just going for looks, not function, never mind.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:56 PM   #15368
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caliper

i am looking to experiment with low budget
front brake systems.just the
caliper,,disc and pads.
im running 270mm disc stock xl 600 caliper which
is great off road but could do with an upgrade
for the tarmac any ideas other than the standard
nissin item.
i have just serviced the brakes and i am using a venhill
hose so the brakes are at full potential hence the required
advice.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:15 AM   #15369
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Oh, you're just going for looks, not function, never mind.
Yeah, the purpose built factory 'tards really suck, it takes super long spindly forks to go fast...you're right.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:36 AM   #15370
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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?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:59 AM   #15371
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Yeah, the purpose built factory 'tards really suck, it takes super long spindly forks to go fast...you're right.
The ergonomics and load distribution are set with the total package. I had an Aprilia SXV550 which is essentially a dirt bike that normally had 21" front wheel and now has a 17". This bike was the SuperMoto champ. When I did a track day with it, the only roadracing bike that gave me any trouble was the current Points Leader. As for smoking everyone else, it was like taking candy from a baby.



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Old 11-30-2012, 02:24 PM   #15372
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Yeah, the purpose built factory 'tards really suck, it takes super long spindly forks to go fast...you're right.
Factory Supermoto bikes are at most about 1" lower than stock dirt bike suspension, but stiffer. And that is for racing, are you going to race? If not, you'll probably be happier with full dirt suspension.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:20 PM   #15373
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:26 PM   #15374
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Anyone replaced a crank ??

Just curious if anyone here has any experience with replacing a crank in a XRR ?? if so how big of a chore is it ??
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:56 PM   #15375
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sumo what
Needs to get rid of the elephant nose.. =)

This is the first time I've seen somebody cut the skid plate so the stator cover can be taken off. Sooo many times I wish I had mine cut. Just makes doing the valves that much easier.
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