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Old 02-05-2008, 02:59 AM   #1
Ldub OP
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Building an XR650R Adventure Bike

Not So Stock XR650R - HRC Power Up Kit Fitted to otherwise standard BRP










HRC KIT




In the immortal words of Honda Japan.....

These kits are designed for strong weapons for the racers striving for competitive advantages in endurance races. It consists of components including high compression forged pistons and high-lift cams intended for high output at higher rpm. Reinforced clutch related parts (including springs, outer clutch housings, etc) are included in the kit to meet increased power output.


STRIP IT DOWN AND LUBE IT UP......




PARTS LIST -

Front and rear suspension by TEKNIK, including 30mm increased travel in rear, heavier springs, improved valving.

Ballards Shark Fin

Pro Moto Billet Rack

ACERBIS Sahara Tank

Ballards Choke Plate

68S Pilot

172 Main

Ballards Bar Raisers

Reikon Fat Bar Mounts

Pro Taper CR Mid Bend

Bark Buster Ego Hanguards

MCS Shorty Levers

Whipps Alloy Bash Plate

CRF250 Headlight

Staintune Full System

Sheepskin Seat Cover (my mum is a kiwi)

Twin Air Filter

PC Racing Carby Breather

Garmin Etrex to replace stock instruments

Michelin Ultra Heavy Duty Tubes




















The Result......













MOST IMPORTANTLY...... is it fun????









This is just the beginning for this bike, i will keep you updated on future mods, thanks for having a look.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:01 AM   #2
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Cool bike, but you may want to post this thread in the thumper forum. Welcome to the asylum!
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:27 AM   #3
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Very nice....one of the bikes I'd like in the garage.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:22 AM   #4
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:29 AM   #5
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I've got one, but I ride my DR now.

If the damn thing had an e-button, and was a bit shorter, I would ride it more.

Fun play bike but not suited for adventure riding for me. It is too tall and it becomes pesky to deal with.

It looks like your light is blocked by the bag on your fender.

Enjoy

Tell me more about the seat. Interesting cover, is it the cover or a pad that is sheepskin?
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:34 AM   #6
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Nice ride, but i'd suggest you lose the upper zip tie on the seal savers. All that's gonna do is score up your fork tubes, it's too much pressure on them. I prefer the longer ones or the old "Accordian" style boots for better protection. You'll have fork seal issues later on if you're not careful
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:34 AM   #7
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trade ya my xrl for it.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:01 AM   #8
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Nice ride, but i'd suggest you lose the upper zip tie on the seal savers. All that's gonna do is score up your fork tubes, it's too much pressure on them. I prefer the longer ones or the old "Accordian" style boots for better protection. You'll have fork seal issues later on if you're not careful
Their's pros and cons with both.
Problem with longer seal savers is they produce stiction on the suspension, like a rusty pogo stick..
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:12 AM   #9
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Cool2

Mine was a pretty good off-road machine when needed to be, but I never felt the need for powerup kit on my XR, then again, I'm in the eastcoast:

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Old 02-06-2008, 09:57 AM   #10
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Nice buildup.

Keep an eye on the drive side spokes on the rear wheel. You might be well served to get a Buchanons HD spoke kit for the rear wheel. I've had trouble with the OE spokes there on my XR600's and 650R's.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:20 AM   #11
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looks like a real cow magnet man!

good one LDub
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:52 PM   #12
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I've been lusting after, well, pretty much exactly what you built.

I had a stupidly-fast hot-rod XR650L, and loved it.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:39 PM   #13
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Nice buildup.

Keep an eye on the drive side spokes on the rear wheel. You might be well served to get a Buchanons HD spoke kit for the rear wheel. I've had trouble with the OE spokes there on my XR600's and 650R's.
Good advice I just busted one about a week ago and it flattened the tire.Luckily I was only a 1/2 mile from the house and I limped home in 2nd.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:13 PM   #14
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Wow.


'Bout a 9 on the jealousy factor!
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:52 AM   #15
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Mine was a pretty good off-road machine when needed to be, but I never felt the need for powerup kit on my XR, then again, I'm in the eastcoast:


Hey Theo!! The XR is still lookin good. You going the Hermie's bmw day this year?? hope to see you there, we can go for the loop ride again.
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