ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-11-2013, 05:09 AM   #60541
ONandOFF
-ROAD-
 
ONandOFF's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Shenandoah Valley riding wonderland
Oddometer: 5,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by kdennan View Post
I did install progressive fork springs, but what do you guys suggest I do to the forks/shock?
Race Tech?
Springs?
Valving?
Really want good off road.
Thanky

EDIT: Or even where to set the clickers with the set up I have?
Practice riding.
__________________
Let's ride!!! - No offense, but there've been a lot of people over time who were just as sure, yet got it wrong. - Una necedad, aunque la repitan millones de bocas, no deja de ser una necedad. - "you know that I could have me a million more friends and all I'd have to lose is my point of view" (Prine)
ONandOFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 06:35 AM   #60542
RZRob
Beastly Adventurer
 
RZRob's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Anaheim Hills, CA
Oddometer: 1,385
Quote:
Originally Posted by nic579 View Post
I need mirrors, are there any good options
I thought I heard people talking about these. I put them on my XRR along with the replacement perch clamp. I think they may happen to be the same thread though as the factory. I bought mine from ProCycle http://www.procycle.us/dskits/dskit.htm#mirrors and I think they're priced fairly.

RZ Rob



RZRob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 06:43 AM   #60543
RZRob
Beastly Adventurer
 
RZRob's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Anaheim Hills, CA
Oddometer: 1,385
Quote:
Originally Posted by cypert2 View Post
I have about worn out the factory tires on my 650 and am looking for replacement advise. I'm a newb, this is my first bike. I ride some pavement, a little dirt, and a whole lot of gravel. Any advise appreciated. Also what size front and back do I need.
Sorry, I couldn't resist making the joke as tires are somewhat of a run-on thought here. The D606 Dunlop probably gets the best bite on the off-pavement. It's what I run, but I don't like them because I find them dangerous on the freeway and at speeds above 75mph. My buddy with his KLR really likes his IRCs. I'm not really digging the Pirellis. I got two flats with little effort. Now I'm sure you'll get a bunch of others to consider suggested here.

RZ Rob

RZRob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 07:01 AM   #60544
fritzcoinc
Enjoying my last V8
 
fritzcoinc's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Cypress, Tx
Oddometer: 6,550
I don't run tires.
__________________
Regards
Fritzcoinc
96 XR650L, 96 Guzzi Sport, 07 BMW K1200GT,
86 Husky 400 XCE, 00 Husky Te 610 e, 1999 Husky TC610 SM, 2000 Cagiva GC; Google: TX7
fritzcoinc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 07:29 AM   #60545
Spud Rider
Beastly Adventurer
 
Spud Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Idaho
Oddometer: 3,699
Quote:
Originally Posted by techforlife View Post
Fine,let`s talk carbs then..you go first..


B
I like the stock, CV carburetor.



Spud
__________________
2005 XR650L: Shorai Battery Relocation, Spud Oil Cooler, XR650R C/S Sprocket, Reinforced Subframe, Chain Slipper Roller, Performance Design Lowering Link, Baja Designs Headlight, FMF Hi-Flo Header, ManRacks SD Rack, ManRacks Front Fender Farkle, CST Surge I Front Tire, D952 Rear Tire, Tusk D-Flex Handguards, Uni Air Filter, No-Toil Evolution air filter oil

Spud Rider screwed with this post 07-11-2013 at 08:27 AM
Spud Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 07:30 AM   #60546
Spud Rider
Beastly Adventurer
 
Spud Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Idaho
Oddometer: 3,699
Quote:
Originally Posted by RZRob View Post
I thought I heard people talking about these. I put them on my XRR along with the replacement perch clamp. I think they may happen to be the same thread though as the factory. I bought mine from ProCycle http://www.procycle.us/dskits/dskit.htm#mirrors and I think they're priced fairly.

RZ Rob
X2 on the Ken Sean/Bikemaster mirrors. However, avoid the Emgo and Baja Designs copycats.

Spud
__________________
2005 XR650L: Shorai Battery Relocation, Spud Oil Cooler, XR650R C/S Sprocket, Reinforced Subframe, Chain Slipper Roller, Performance Design Lowering Link, Baja Designs Headlight, FMF Hi-Flo Header, ManRacks SD Rack, ManRacks Front Fender Farkle, CST Surge I Front Tire, D952 Rear Tire, Tusk D-Flex Handguards, Uni Air Filter, No-Toil Evolution air filter oil
Spud Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 07:40 AM   #60547
Kilroy_1911
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Kilroy_1911's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Lawrence, KS
Oddometer: 158
Another plus for the Ken Sean mirrors. I destroyed my left mirror, and still have the stock mirror on the right. The Ken Seandoesn't do as well as the stock one at vibration reduction but I don't mind.
Kilroy_1911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 07:54 AM   #60548
Spud Rider
Beastly Adventurer
 
Spud Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Idaho
Oddometer: 3,699
Quote:
Originally Posted by cypert2 View Post
I have about worn out the factory tires on my 650 and am looking for replacement advise. I'm a newb, this is my first bike. I ride some pavement, a little dirt, and a whole lot of gravel. Any advise appreciated. Also what size front and back do I need.
For the kind of riding you are doing, the stock Trailwings probably did a pretty good job. However, if you wish to try something different, you might consider the Kenda K270 tires. You certainly can't go wrong with a Dunlop D606 for the rear tire, and a Pirelli MT21 for the front tire.

Spud
__________________
2005 XR650L: Shorai Battery Relocation, Spud Oil Cooler, XR650R C/S Sprocket, Reinforced Subframe, Chain Slipper Roller, Performance Design Lowering Link, Baja Designs Headlight, FMF Hi-Flo Header, ManRacks SD Rack, ManRacks Front Fender Farkle, CST Surge I Front Tire, D952 Rear Tire, Tusk D-Flex Handguards, Uni Air Filter, No-Toil Evolution air filter oil
Spud Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 08:12 AM   #60549
fritzcoinc
Enjoying my last V8
 
fritzcoinc's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Cypress, Tx
Oddometer: 6,550
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spud Rider View Post
I like the stock, CV carburetor.

Spud

I don't run a carb.
__________________
Regards
Fritzcoinc
96 XR650L, 96 Guzzi Sport, 07 BMW K1200GT,
86 Husky 400 XCE, 00 Husky Te 610 e, 1999 Husky TC610 SM, 2000 Cagiva GC; Google: TX7
fritzcoinc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 08:25 AM   #60550
JWhitmore44
pistolero
 
JWhitmore44's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: NW Kansas
Oddometer: 1,589
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spud Rider View Post
For the kind of riding you are doing, the stock Trailwings probably did a pretty good job. However, if you wish to try something different, you might consider the Kenda K270 tires. You certainly can't go wrong with a Dunlop D606 for the rear tire, and a Pirelli MT21 for the front tire.

Spud
I just went to the K270 rear from the Dunlop D952. I don't have enough miles on the K270 to give it a good review. My riding lately has been more gravel roads than trails with some highway speed pavement thrown in the middle. I have no complaints on the handling of the D952's on all surfaces. I kept wondering how far I could really lean over with those knobbies on the pavement. They hooked up great in dirt and on gravel roads. I often had to work at getting the rear to kick out during fast gravel corners. They seemed to last pretty well on pavement, I'm not sure of the millage as they were on the bike when I got it. At about 45 mph they really start to whine and scream (I know Spud, loud tires save lives ). The D952 are not DOT so if that makes a difference keep that in mind. So far the K270 feels just as good on pavement as the D952 did. It's a little easier to kick out the back end on gravel, but it's still very controllable. I haven't done any trail riding on the K270 on the XRL (I ran that tire on a DT175 and was pretty impressed on it's dirt capabilities on that little bike). There is a lot of reviews for different tires on the site. Here is a list of my picks with my notes from my conclusions. Others may have different opinions and I would respect the feedback form anyone that actually ran any of the tires in question.

rear tires:
Kenda*Rear K270 5.10P-18 tall knobs “squishy” on pavement
Michelin*Rear T63 130/80S-18 - good on pavement, decent on trails, poor in mud
Dunlop*Rear D952 110/90-18 – non-DOT noisy on pavement
Dunlop*Rear D606 130/90R-18 - DOT Knobby noisy on pavement
Micheling MT43 - Dot trials great traction and road manners, poor in mud, sand, and leaned over
130/90x18 Pirelli MT21 Dual Sport Rallycross wear fast on pavement

front tires:
CST, Surge I, front tire. Other good, front tires are the Pirelli MT21, and the Dunlop D952

I'm getting funny cupping type of wear from my front D952. But I can't complain about the handling of that front tire. The D952 is non-DOT so I'll probably try one of the other two next. I'm cheap so it will probably be the cheaper of the two
__________________
84 Honda Goldwing (GL1200)
03 XR650L
JWhitmore44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 08:44 AM   #60551
Spud Rider
Beastly Adventurer
 
Spud Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Idaho
Oddometer: 3,699
For those who don't need DOT approval, the Dunlop MX71 is a nice alternative to the Dunlop D606. After a steady diet of rocky trails shredded another rear tire, I recently mounted an MX71 rear tire on my CRF250X. The MX71 has been gripping well in all terrain, as well as the pavement. Also, it is holding up well in the nasty rocks.





Spud
__________________
2005 XR650L: Shorai Battery Relocation, Spud Oil Cooler, XR650R C/S Sprocket, Reinforced Subframe, Chain Slipper Roller, Performance Design Lowering Link, Baja Designs Headlight, FMF Hi-Flo Header, ManRacks SD Rack, ManRacks Front Fender Farkle, CST Surge I Front Tire, D952 Rear Tire, Tusk D-Flex Handguards, Uni Air Filter, No-Toil Evolution air filter oil
Spud Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 08:56 AM   #60552
mcma111
Beastly Adventurer
 
mcma111's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: San Francisco,Ca.
Oddometer: 11,345
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spud Rider View Post
For those who don't need DOT approval, the Dunlop MX71 is a nice alternative to the Dunlop D606. After a steady diet of rocky trails shredded another rear tire, I recently mounted an MX71 rear tire on my CRF250X. The MX71 has been gripping well in all terrain, as well as the pavement. Also, it is holding up well in the nasty rocks.





Spud


And the Dunlop MX-71 is cheaper than the 606
__________________
Steve in SF

BMW's
58 R26
79 R100s
91 R100gs

87 Harley FXRS-SP ~ 06 KTM 625 SMC ~ 72 Honda CB750/915cc ~ 92 XR600/654cc ~ 95 XR650l/675cc ~ 03 CRF450r ~ 05 CRF450x ~ 02 XR650l/675cc ~ 86 YZ490 ~ 93 YZ80 ~ 93 XR650l Project
mcma111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 09:03 AM   #60553
Longdraw
n00b
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Oddometer: 4
I need to get me an XRL.....sigh....
Longdraw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 09:26 AM   #60554
kenny61
Crazy Idiot
 
kenny61's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Romaniacs 2019
Oddometer: 24,256


Just confirming timing chain sprocket is on the right way
__________________
On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died.

Go forth and be a force of the awesome!
kenny61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 09:33 AM   #60555
techforlife
CDI REPAIR
 
techforlife's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Moncton,New Brunswick
Oddometer: 4,240
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenny61 View Post


just confirming timing chain sprocket is on the right way

yup..

B
__________________
01 XR650L,102mm JE 11.25:1..NX650 second gear,FMX650 fifth gear,ported CW head,KW valve train,MegaCycle 173X25.FCR MX pumper.42/158 NVCT needle.Cycra probend CRM,Scott`s sharkfin,Xr`s Only casesaver.FMF "Q2",Sutton Oil Cooler,Clarke 4.0,Red XR`s Only skidplate,Doubletake mirrors,Manracks Rotopax rack..one Minature Schnauzer
techforlife is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014