|02-15-2014, 09:41 PM||#1|
Local wherever I go
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Hood River, OR
So I am on to my next build which for the first time I plan on documenting here. Just about four months ago I had my third heart attack (43yo) while I was on tour with Fuel and I left the hospital straight to Japan with a band called LIT.
When I got home I realized that again I have been financially destroyed and that my aspirations of one day buying a newer bike (F800GS or ?) was no longer a realistic goal. I have always enjoyed XR's and I have been riding them and have owned them since I began riding almost forty years ago. With my doctors telling me to "avoid stress" and me saying "ok quit sending me bills" I feel this will help calm my nerves (yeah right). I will have to get parts as I can since I owe people money I have to make payments against that at the same time or my conscience ill get even worse.
So I have decided to build the most incredible 650 in a 600R plated frame that I am capable of. I will get only the right parts as I am able so who knows how long this build will in fact take. I have built several 600's and 650's just in the last few years but nothing like this.I have toyed with selling my current plated 600 to finance the build quicker but I think I will need something to ride once and a while for sanity sake.
I would much rather give my money to inmates for parts rather than ebay sellers or big corporations when i can so speak up if you know a deal on parts please.
Many of my ideas have come from this forum while many have also come from what I have thought would be best after years n the saddle of an XR. SO short of being able to put a 6th gear this will be my representation of a XR650RL
XR650 in XR600 frame (powder coated white)
(650 engine with)
Hot cam (stage 1)
Hot Rod Connecting Rod
2nd and 5th gear mod
Kick as well as magic button
Head fin extension
Wiseco piston and rings
CRF450 Front end (USD Forks, Triple trees, complete with wheel, hub, brake assembly etc)
Acerbis 6 gal tank
Seat Concept (Or similar custom seat for bigger rider and longer rides)
Renthal Fat bars on fox risers and scott stabilizer
Trail Tech 8" front light
Zeta hand guards with Blinkers
Modified Air box that will be modified to hold battery (plastic welding)
And I am not sure about rear end yet
FMF pipe with wrapped header
As I said this will be my most adventurous build to date and will take some time as I will be getting each part as I am able.
This morning I scored a plated frame with plate and registration from Oregon for $120 from a fellow inmate so that is the start.
And so this build will begin and I will as I said chronicle it here and of course ask opinions and advice along the way. I will be working on it diligently in between tours. I will be working with three different bands this year so I am biting off as much work as I can handle.
Hell I've been thrown into better places and got friends I ain't even used yet.
Hug those you love often And turn life up !!!
I really like what your are trying to do. I'm just not sure about how you are trying to do it. It's been a pressure working with you and the pleasure was all yours. If you need me I'll call ya..
TourPros screwed with this post 02-15-2014 at 10:05 PM
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