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Old 12-05-2012, 07:11 AM   #15421
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Longer cables / hoses

I'm a large fella and I look like a shriner riding a minibike on my BRP. It's time to raise the handlebars and add some larger foot pegs.

Can someone direct me to the posts showing the preferred source for longer cables and hoses or re-routing of the stock cables to facilitate the handle bar riser? Thanks. And peg recommendations would be appreciated too.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:16 AM   #15422
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I'm a large fella and I look like a shriner riding a minibike on my BRP. It's time to raise the handlebars and add some larger foot pegs.

Can someone direct me to the posts showing the preferred source for longer cables and hoses or re-routing of the stock cables to facilitate the handle bar riser? Thanks. And peg recommendations would be appreciated too.
At 6'6" I have the same problem.....Motion Pro sells 3" longer cables that work fine (I ordered 4" longer due to excess height), my advice is to buy an extra set at the same time. Run the new cables beside the old cable before pulling the old. Its a very simple job....Many use ROX risers however I prefer solid bar risers that don't tweak when you go down hard. Also consider higher bars if your tall......

I use the IMS pro pegs however with my size 14 boots I wish I had a bigger platform as standing on them for long periods gets a bit tough on the feet. Make sure to carry spare foot peg bolts in the kit and pull them once in awhile to check them and use locktite. If replacing pegs use new bolts and then you have spares for the kit. I have broken them twice now even with the bolt upgrades, it really sucks to limp home without a footpeg. If your up to it do the right foot peg upgrade and fix it for good. Also while checking the foot pegs pull the kick start bolt clean and re locktite or you will lose it.....eventually.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:16 AM   #15423
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I use the IMS pro pegs however with my size 14 boots I wish I had a bigger platform as standing on them for long periods gets a bit tough on the feet. Make sure to carry spare foot peg bolts in the kit and pull them once in awhile to check them and use locktite. If replacing pegs use new bolts and then you have spares for the kit. I have broken them twice now even with the bolt upgrades, it really sucks to limp home without a footpeg. If your up to it do the right foot peg upgrade and fix it for good. Also while checking the foot pegs pull the kick start bolt clean and re locktite or you will lose it.....eventually.

I have the IMS pro pegs too and think they are beyond awesome. I do sometimes wish I could find something like a Fastway peg for the XR. That might be even a little nicer than the IMS.

On the topic of footpeg fixes, this is not a option in my eyes, this should be a mandatory fix. Not only could it really make the rest of your ride hard if not impossible, its pretty dangerous as well if that footpeg disappeared at the wrong time!
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:28 AM   #15424
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I'm a large fella and I look like a shriner riding a minibike on my BRP. It's time to raise the handlebars and add some larger foot pegs.

Can someone direct me to the posts showing the preferred source for longer cables and hoses or re-routing of the stock cables to facilitate the handle bar riser? Thanks. And peg recommendations would be appreciated too.
I'm 6'6", size 15 boots.

I use Pivot Pegz. I like them a lot, but it took some doing. It took a while to figure out which ones could work on an XR650R, then I had to grind down the mount so they stuck out at the right angle. I like them in general, and it helps me to shift with my big boot. I would recommend them, but it was somewhat of a hassle getting them set up and they aren't cheap (around $170 if I remember).

I use simple 1" handlebar risers and Protaper ATV high bars (and cut 1/2" off each end to make them more narrow). I rerouted the stock cables and they work, barely.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:12 PM   #15425
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sorry guys I dont come around much anymore but just wanted to share a pic from not that long ago



My sons bike is 3x, and as you can imagine its pretty awesome having father and son Rs
He has the Acerbis Sahara tank in the closet and is getting an SDG gripper seat for xmas, pretty cool huh
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:16 PM   #15426
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Pivotpegz ..best peg around no fitting issues fit perfectly

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Old 12-05-2012, 04:37 PM   #15427
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Pivotpegz ..best peg around no fitting issues fit perfectly

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Do they make a set for the XR now?
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #15428
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http://www.pivotpegz.net/pdf/2012_Fitment_Chart.pdf

Yes they do, those look very nice.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:43 PM   #15429
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Not replacing the crank, but doing a rebuild on one at the moment. Which entales removing the crank and changing rod, bearings etc.

You will need a press for pressing the crank out of the right side case and a specific type of bearing puller to remove the left side crank bearing if doing it yourself. Or just take it to a shop to have them remove it for you. Make sure you get all the bolts from the cases before you try and seperate them, there are a few sneaky ones. You should not need to pry the cases apart. A tap with a nylon/rubber mallet should be enough to break the seal, then they should pull apart with a little effort. I will be taking the crank to someone that has the correct know how and tools to remove the rod and bearing and reassemble. The crank is a 3 piece item and needs to go back together correctly. Hate to do all this and have it come apart for a few because i was to tight to spend a few more dollars.

I am waiting on parts, so cant fill you in on how the reverse goes yet.



Thanks for the reply, I bought the bike with the crank locked at the rod journal & have been putting off tearing it down, had thoughts on selling as is but would love to turn it into a sumo bike.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:49 PM   #15430
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:31 PM   #15431
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Anyone have a trashed crank you'd part with? I just need the counterbalance drive gear so the cheaper the better. I have a very nice crank with fresh Falicon rod/supercrank mod...and a warped drive gear.

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:30 PM   #15432
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Do they make a set for the XR now?

correct ...and i think they have done for a while now .. i have the pivot 2's lil bit bigger footprint than the first version ....there more in dollars then most pegs but at the end of the day ... they work the best ..takes a bit of getting used too but when you do you'll think .....ill never go back to stock pegs again
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:49 AM   #15433
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Anyone have a trashed crank you'd part with? I just need the counterbalance drive gear so the cheaper the better. I have a very nice crank with fresh Falicon rod/supercrank mod...and a warped drive gear.

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:54 AM   #15434
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xrr tanks

Hey guy's,

I have been reading thru this thread and a couple of others on xrr lots of info here, but I have a question concerning after market fuel tanks.

I'm turning my new to me xr650r into a dual sport.

Are they all about equal in terms of quality? What kind of range do you get with a 3 gal tank?

Sorry if this has already been covered.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:56 AM   #15435
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Got it!

Yeaaah)) Hello Guys!! I did it)only thousand pages and i'm in the present with you)

Thank you for the thread and experience ! Now i'm in building progress with my XR..it's prepare for long trip...
This is my thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840309
Please your advices!!!
Have a nice riding! Peace.
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