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Old 05-04-2013, 07:21 AM   #6106
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Well the XRR went for a little slide today out of a corner and as a result the teeth on the brake pedal tip put 2 nice little drain holes into the clutch cover. The million dollar question is, what are the worth in Oz for a genuine one or is there a stringer after market one available? Or does someone make covers to silastic on to them to give them a bit more strength?

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Acouple of years ago a mate's WR250 Dominoed my XRR into a concrete gutter at a fuel station, holing the clutch cover. We Quicksteeled it for the trip home, then I made enquiries from the local Honda dealer re a new one, thinking," This is gunna be ++$$++", turned out fairly reasonable in the end, a bit over a hundred bucks or so for the genuine article.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:48 PM   #6107
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How weak is the XRR`s sub frame

G`day All, Ive heard all the comments about the weak sub frame on the XRR, was just wondering how weak is it? Was thinking of getting Andy Strapz Expedition Panniers & probably only carrying around 20 - 25kgs of weight all up on tracks like the CREB & some of the Cape. Thoughts & experiences would be much appreciated. Cheers Simon.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:03 PM   #6108
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All is good with the right foot peg, just need 2 new bolts as the originals are now bent. If I tighten them up though the peg straightens up and the kick starter will clear the mount. So off to the bolt shop tomorrow to see what I can find. Don't really feel like drilling the rear bolt hole out so I'll have to see if I can get a 45mm long bolt otherwise it'll be out with the grinder.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:27 PM   #6109
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G`day All, Ive heard all the comments about the weak sub frame on the XRR, was just wondering how weak is it? Was thinking of getting Andy Strapz Expedition Panniers & probably only carrying around 20 - 25kgs of weight all up on tracks like the CREB & some of the Cape. Thoughts & experiences would be much appreciated. Cheers Simon.
you wont have n issue .. just keep you gear as forward as possible ..i have carried a lot more weight than that with no issues

keep you gear as low as possible
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:41 PM   #6110
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G`day All, Ive heard all the comments about the weak sub frame on the XRR, was just wondering how weak is it? Was thinking of getting Andy Strapz Expedition Panniers & probably only carrying around 20 - 25kgs of weight all up on tracks like the CREB & some of the Cape. Thoughts & experiences would be much appreciated. Cheers Simon.
As Sean says, you should be fine with what you are talking about doing, however worth noting that it's the corrugations that fatigue the alloy subframes when they are loaded up. I've done the Cape many times on 650R and never had a drama, in saying that, I've never taken a load up with me on the bike, and Cape York is bad for corrugations on the main Development Rd.

Have carried 60L fuel & water plus all camping gear etc with stock subframe over the Simpson a few times and had no dramas, but if your suspension isn't set up right doing that sort of thing you're likely to have breakages.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:17 PM   #6111
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As Sean says, you should be fine with what you are talking about doing, however worth noting that it's the corrugations that fatigue the alloy subframes when they are loaded up. I've done the Cape many times on 650R and never had a drama, in saying that, I've never taken a load up with me on the bike, and Cape York is bad for corrugations on the main Development Rd.

Have carried 60L fuel & water plus all camping gear etc with stock subframe over the Simpson a few times and had no dramas, but if your suspension isn't set up right doing that sort of thing you're likely to have breakages.
Thanks for the advice fellas, much appreciated
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:39 AM   #6112
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Hell nooooo

Bought a 2008 CRF450R today, a mate just offered pretty good $$$ for my 650.
What a prick for tempting me....wtd
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:25 PM   #6113
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:57 AM   #6114
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How good is that! If the testing phase is half as much fun as the fitting phase I'm laughing. somehow I don't think it's going to be. Pinched a brand new uhd tube today being ham-fisted with the levers. practice practice practice.

The steel subframe however is a work of art thanks Doug.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:51 AM   #6115
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ha, that's pretty funny. ole mate inquires about the strength of the sub frames and you two tell him "sheel be right "
then turn up the very next post with a steel substitute
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:19 PM   #6116
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Sean 0 you missing a wheel nut in that second photo?


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Old 05-10-2013, 04:56 PM   #6117
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Nar smithy is ...its his bike I just uploadef the pics....hes a numperty

sent while swerving all over the rd in my car......tapatalk pro
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:55 AM   #6118
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Sean 0 you missing a wheel nut in that second photo?


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package sent do you have an pics for us Trav?

subframes look great Poppy
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:42 PM   #6119
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You 650R riders are tight.

I think this one has not much more left. Found from this guys RR.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=882975&page=8

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Old 05-11-2013, 04:56 PM   #6120
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No Hodgo that is Honda's new state of the art traction control system
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