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Old 11-29-2012, 02:34 PM   #15361
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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   #15362
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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.
thanks lads.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:15 AM   #15363
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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   #15364
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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   #15365
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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   #15366
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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   #15367
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:26 PM   #15368
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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   #15369
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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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Old 11-30-2012, 06:39 PM   #15370
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Don't have to take the cover off to do the valves.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:16 PM   #15371
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Don't have to take the cover off to do the valves.
No, but it makes it a lot easier!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:10 AM   #15372
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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.

I didn't really ask you anything, I just mentioned what I'm gonna do to MY bike and you burst into tears...riding season over where you live?

Lower, stiffer, more engine, taller gearing. Found a Duke II complete front end that looks pretty good.


Review of the SXV Aprilia:

"The long-travel suspension nicely absorbs bumps, but a shorter suspension would be appreciated, both to reduce its tall 36.1-inch seat height and to mitigate the considerable amount of front-end dive when tapping into the brawny power offered by the radial-mount monoblock caliper and 320mm wave-style front disc."


Husky 510 SMR has 3.25" less suspension travel than the TE.

DRZ-SM is a little over an inch shorter in suspension travel.

Leaving a 'tard with long soft spindly suspension is just lazy. It's fine if you want to switch wheels back and forth for dirt riding. I want to build a dedicated street bike out of an XRR, sorry to make so many cry.

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:30 AM   #15373
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No, but it makes it a lot easier!
Easier? Rotating the crank per the manual requires removing two more fasteners (two more tools since they're different sizes) and another tool in your hand (socket on your wrench) to actually rotate the crank. Whereas putting the bike in 3rd or 4th gear and rotating the rear wheel as you watch the valves move is tool-less, and in my view, easier. Granted, my method requires the rear wheel to be elevated, but it is anyways when doing work like this on my lift.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:36 PM   #15374
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:04 PM   #15375
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Just curious if anyone here has any experience with replacing a crank in a XRR ?? if so how big of a chore is it ??

Not replacing the crank, but doing a rebuild on one at the moment. Which entales removing the crank and changing rod, bearings etc.

You will need a press for pressing the crank out of the right side case and a specific type of bearing puller to remove the left side crank bearing if doing it yourself. Or just take it to a shop to have them remove it for you. Make sure you get all the bolts from the cases before you try and seperate them, there are a few sneaky ones. You should not need to pry the cases apart. A tap with a nylon/rubber mallet should be enough to break the seal, then they should pull apart with a little effort. I will be taking the crank to someone that has the correct know how and tools to remove the rod and bearing and reassemble. The crank is a 3 piece item and needs to go back together correctly. Hate to do all this and have it come apart for a few because i was to tight to spend a few more dollars.

I am waiting on parts, so cant fill you in on how the reverse goes yet.



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