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Old 01-12-2013, 06:26 PM   #15736
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The guys who work on my bikes were being generous in saying the rear shock on my '06 "could use a little help". It's pretty much shot.

From the sound of it, rebuilding isn't that much cheaper than replacing it when you factor in parts and labor.

What's the general consensus? Rebuild, replace with stock, replace with aftermarket?

In this case it's a fat old guy who let's it rip/does some serious single track every once in a while, but mostly just riding on dirt roads and ATV trails. I'm more interested in good performance/good feedback than cushy/comfy. I don't need fancy, I do want low maintenance.

I searched the thread and the only things I found were references to the Bornyack site and the file on the rear shock doesn't seem to be available now :(

Any thoughts/links/experiences/disabusing appreciated.
I had the same problem and for less than the cost of an upgrade I did this;

Purchased a CR500 shock for $100. Pulled it apart and threw away the spring and the shaft. Kept the top half.

Purchased a 1998 YZ250 shock for $50 and removed the valve (it is exactly the same as a CR500 Gold Valve)

Using the shaft and standard spring from the XRR, (and Bornyack's Baja shim stck suggestion) I took all the parts and specs to the shock builder who assembled it, oiled and gassed for $120.

It takes a while to collect the bits but it is a superior shock with high and low speed dampening as well as 1" higher. Google 'XR650r' hybrid shock and 'CR500 shock with YZ valve.' All the info will be there and you will learn something. You also do not need a heavier spring.

Or pay someone whatever to you can spend.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:03 AM   #15737
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Rumor is RF is leaving us...

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Getting ready to sell a few xr parts if anyone is interested, figured to let you guys know prior to offering them up to the masses.

SPAL Fan with inline thermostat Sold

25l Aquiline tank

HRC exhaust insert

Under Carb battery holder Sold

Pm if interested
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:23 AM   #15738
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Thanks for the info.
I went on theyre site to have a look and perhaps order but they have no listing for a honda xr650r.
They have the G2 stock throttle with stock cam and in the add says you are able to buy optional cam lobes, and when you try to add a optional cam it doesnt list the xrr in there, only crf's.

The G2 quick turn throttle doesnt list the xrr at all.

So im confused at how you got yours working? did you maybe buy a honda crf450r/x model and modify it or bought the G2 stock throttle tube to suit xrr and then seperatly bought a cam to suit crf's?or how? otherwise if a crf model fitted they would surely have the xrr in the list!

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Sorry, I was running an FCR carb and a CRF throttle tube/housing. Didn't think about that. But you might call and ask them?
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:50 AM   #15739
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A week late to the party, but I thought I'd chime in on my stator experience. A year ago I was switching my all DC (VSM Warness, best purchase ever!) bike over to an AC/DC setup with an AC headlight. I had hell getting it to work and finally spent 20 minutes on the phone with Baja Designs and my Fluke. One of the 125W leads was toasted which explained why I could never get the headlight to work. He said to send it back for a rewind at full price.

I ordered a Ricky the next day and never looked back. Everybody makes a dud now and then.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:51 AM   #15740
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Handlebars need straightening

Inmates,

I tool a mild fall yesterday and now my handlebars are cocked about 2" to the right for the wheel to run straight.

Is the jamb nut below the center of the bars the only one that needs loosening to straighten the bars?

Thanks for your time and input.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:06 PM   #15741
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No,the fork tubes have twisted in the triple clamps
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:27 PM   #15742
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So in general, just loosen the tubes in the clamps to straighten the handlebars? Anything else I might want to look at?
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:34 PM   #15743
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trial and error as far as getting it perfect unless you have a way to clamp the front wheel straight while you sit on bike and tweek the bars.I'm sure there are other ways but this is what has worked for me.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:42 PM   #15744
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I've always just put the front tire against a tree and beat it back. It doesn't take as much as it would seem to twist them.

All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:50 PM   #15745
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Well started tearing apart my buddies '01 XR650R tonight, the motor on it appeared to be ran w/o oil (cam shaft was ground among other things). Sad to see the bike having to be parted out as it was in great condition with just above 3000 miles, but to rebuild the motor would cost just too much $

Anyone know what parts (if any) from a XR650R would move over to a 98 XR250R?

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:12 PM   #15746
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Rumor is RF is leaving us...
I had a good run on the XRR but I'm realy to try something else, my age and the places I like to ride are better suited to a lighter bike.

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:24 PM   #15747
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Wow the pic is kinda nuts Mr freak.

I ordered a manual, and waiting for it to show up. Can you guy's tell me if this snap ring on the counter shaft just holds the seal in place? The seal is weeping a bit and I would like to replace it while I'm putting a new front sprocket on.

Because I know you boys like pitchers I'll post a couple


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Old 01-13-2013, 06:27 PM   #15748
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I had a good run on the XRR...

Me too, just sold my 2000 yesterday. I'm hanging onto my Corbin seat just in case I buy another one. Hurt my ankle really bad in October and absolutely couldn't start the thing.

I'm drooling over the 520RS Beta right now, can't afford it, but I want it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:49 PM   #15749
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I had a good run on the XRR but I'm realy to try something else, my age and the places I like to ride are better suited to a lighter bike.

This doesn't look like the Rio Puerco Chris. Do share the location
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:05 PM   #15750
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was that today's ride?

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I had a good run on the XRR but I'm realy to try something else, my age and the places I like to ride are better suited to a lighter bike.

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