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Old 12-01-2012, 05:37 PM   #15376
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Watch out Pete--you better say that with a wink. It might be the first time anyone EVER accused Larryboy of form over function. I saw the guy weld a cr500 front end on a GS, build custom back to front linkage suspension on a yamaha, turn a suzuki bandit into a hack dirt monster, and replace perfectly good German made FI with carbs and custom airbox because darn if it didn't work better. Them's fighting words, and to keep the peace (and to keep Larryboy from bannination again), please tell him you were only kidding!
Not sure why he gets so worked up, I was just trying to help. But I only raced Supermoto for 7 years, the last with a #1 on my bike, so what do I know? I don't really care what he does to it, as long as he puts a steering damper on it!?!
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:44 PM   #15377
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Review of the SXV Aprilia:

"The long-travel suspension nicely absorbs bumps, but a shorter suspension would be appreciated, both to reduce its tall 36.1-inch seat height and to mitigate the considerable amount of front-end dive when tapping into the brawny power offered by the radial-mount monoblock caliper and 320mm wave-style front disc."


I want to build a dedicated street bike out of an XRR, sorry to make so many cry.

I would definitely agree with this assessment, however IMHO it's not really possible without re-engineering the whole bike as lowering the bike will come at the expense of ground [read: cornering] clearance. Either way, I can't picture the results panning out. Let us know how it works for you though.

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Old 12-01-2012, 05:59 PM   #15378
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Brush with Greatness

Responded to a Craigslist ad today and met one of the original founders of the Rip to the Tip. Super nice guy. While I was there he called his friend, another famous Baja legend. It was really cool to talk about abusing the XR in Baja. These guys were doing 300 mile days in the dirt - at full race speeds.

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Old 12-01-2012, 07:31 PM   #15379
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Not sure why he gets so worked up, I was just trying to help. But I only raced Supermoto for 7 years, the last with a #1 on my bike, so what do I know? I don't really care what he does to it, as long as he puts a steering damper on it!?!

Me worked up? You're the one thumpin' your number one plate.

Here's to the god of supermoto.

It has one.






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I would definitely agree with this assessment, however IMHO it's not really possible without re-engineering the whole bike as lowering the bike will come at the expense of ground [read: cornering] clearance. Either way, I can't picture the results panning out. Let us know how it works for you though.



RZ Rob

Maybe you guys are confused about how to ride? That move to the outside and force the bike down under you is for go-kart tracks, on the street we hang off the inside and gain ground clearance.


Not this:




This:




Now this guy could use 13" of fork travel about now:

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:34 PM   #15380
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I agree

Once again, I totally agree, but that's a different kind of bike.

My current road bike is an Aprilia RSVR Factory and boy does it love corners I also ride an RS250. But, I was amazed by the performance of a well-tuned SuperMoto machine like the SXV550. I must clarify though, I'm just a novice that loves to go fast. Any pro on either bike could whoop me regardless of what bike advantage I might think I had. So, I'm not really qualified to say. Plus, if you can visualize it working, it might. I'll tell you though, on the tight stuff, from what I've seen, a good SuperMoto will smoke a road bike.

BTW, gotta love IOMTT. I went in 2000 (godspeed Joey). Never saw anything like it.

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:50 PM   #15381
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Jeeeeepers LB, on what track is this?
Never seen anything this radical, not even the on Isle of Man.... but I stand to correction, maybe it is there.
The poor guy must have problems to walk, huge cojones!

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Old 12-02-2012, 01:27 AM   #15382
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Now back to the regular scheduled program

Thinking of going with the Sahara Tank on my BRP

Anyone got one they want to part with?

Longshot maybe, but what the hey-if you got one and want to sell shoot me a PM
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:15 AM   #15383
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This is my first post here! Been reading alot on here for awhile,though. I've learned alot about the BRP before I finally bought one this last month. It's a 2000 model,and i'm doing all the normal stuff people do to maintain her. I love it so far.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:32 AM   #15384
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life its too short , i dont know why someone takes anything said on internet forums seriously or get upsett over it ,


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Old 12-02-2012, 03:00 AM   #15385
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Thinking of going with the Sahara Tank on my BRP

Anyone got one they want to part with?

Longshot maybe, but what the hey-if you got one and want to sell shoot me a PM
Where are you mate?
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:04 AM   #15386
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This is my first post here! Been reading alot on here for awhile,though. I've learned alot about the BRP before I finally bought one this last month. It's a 2000 model,and i'm doing all the normal stuff people do to maintain her. I love it so far.
Congrats Mur, and welcome to the BRP disease :)
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:33 AM   #15387
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RZ Rob

Some pics for fun...


Love the two smokes!!

I've got my eye out for a DRZ-SM with a bad engine because I have an RZ350 engine for it.


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Jeeeeepers LB, on what track is this?
Never seen anything this radical, not even the on Isle of Man.... but I stand to correction, maybe it is there.
The poor guy must have problems to walk, huge cojones!

Isle of Man is it, just a cool pic I found on the 'net.


Sorry for the hijack...

Now, can I internally lower the stock XRR forks? Might need to PM BigNasty about that lowered XRR shock he has. I've followed guys riding bikes with lowering links and it looks pretty scary.

Wheels...hard to justify building my own with the cheap Chinese labor putting together the Warp 9 sets...$887 with rotors and a sprocket, I'd be well over $1200 to build my own.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:24 PM   #15388
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Did you know.. if you search the internet there is no instructions anywhere on how to check the transmission fluid in an XR650R?
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #15389
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Did you know.. if you search the internet there is no instructions anywhere on how to check the transmission fluid in an XR650R?

Yeah, it's because there isn't any transmission fluid.

If your oil level is right, then you have the trans too...they share fluids...engine/trans.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:59 PM   #15390
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This is my first post here! Been reading alot on here for awhile,though. I've learned alot about the BRP before I finally bought one this last month. It's a 2000 model,and i'm doing all the normal stuff people do to maintain her. I love it so far.
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