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Old 12-13-2012, 09:13 PM   #15541
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Picked up this 2004 XR650R a few months ago. Love it! Hoping to grease the swing arm and steering over the winter. Also want to check the valves, install heavier shock spring.

I don't normally quote pictures to free up space, but that there is a beauty.

Get more seat time on that thing. You'll only start to love it more!

Valves are easy to check. Do it often. Greasing bearings are also easy and let you learn the bike. Be aware special tools (can be made) are required for the swingarm.

If you haven't, look into doing some suspension work. It'll change the way you think about the bike.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:56 AM   #15542
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Fender bags, tool pouches?

Who has found a good solution for carrying tools, spare tube, etc? With the minimalist rear subframe there seems to be a whole lot of "wiggle" back on that rear fender. Right now, I carry my stuff in my backpack....but I'm cautious of having a get-off and putting a screwdriver or tire iron through my spleen.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:56 AM   #15543
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Xrr

Thanks Shibby. I'm still learning and appreciate all the input from the XRR thread. Since the picture was taken I've changed coolant, put on a set of rox risers, manrack and installed a speedo/odometer. Got heavier springs on the way for my fat butt! I'll be looking for suspension tips soon.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:46 AM   #15544
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Who has found a good solution for carrying tools, spare tube, etc?
I did this:



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Old 12-14-2012, 06:44 AM   #15545
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I built a tool kit down low, but crushed it on rocks and had rusty tools.

If you make one, make sure it's waterproof!

I just put my tools in my GL coyote along with the first aid and other stuff.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:43 PM   #15546
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Picked up this 2004 XR650R a few months ago. Love it! Hoping to grease the swing arm and steering over the winter. Also want to check the valves, install heavier shock spring.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:09 PM   #15547
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I saw a full Ti setup on Craigslist here a couple of years ago. I don't think they lasted well so many were probably tossed.

Also, I think alot of the parts were one offs like the fan, the air boot, emulsion tube, and so forth. Why would a guy sell only part of the Ti exhaust? The one part I've never seen is the rear caliper.

In any case, with two teams and alot of talented people shuffling through the XR650R program there was alot of stuff tried.

Not all of the 1X bikes were crushed. Some went through a Honda shop in Denver. I used to know where there was in in Seattle that was turned into a SM bike.

Do you have all the little things like cable clips and whatnot? It's gonna be really difficult to find and get all that stuff to OZ IMHO. Not to be a pessimist but you really needed to be searchin for this stuff five years ago when all the teams were getting rid of parts. I remember only about two XR650Rs coming through out pit in the 1000 this year.

There was a guy in Santa Barbara or Ventura who had like two or three built. He sold them in the last couple of years on eBay I think. Something like that. The price wasn't sky high either. I think the guy built them with Campbell or at least that was his story. I don't know the veracity of any of it and can't say one way or the other. Surely someone on here who lives in that area knows the guy. Having that stuff can't be a secret in a small area like that.

I don't have any advise but I will offer my opinion that I doubt you will ever find it all in a reasonable amount of time. There were alot of guys who had all the 1X parts on their race bikes but most of those bikes were worn down to a nub and parted out. I'd build a bike to ride and then be all over the For Sales here in the US looking for one of the bikes when it comes up for sale and buy the whole thing outright.

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I have the race pipe, but had to use XR's only headers as the owner didn't want to part with the full system.....no matter how much I begged! very few headers fit the muffler join as it was smaller than stock (smaller than all other PC headers too). I have searched the planet for a full PC race system and got nothing, it would be like winning the lottery to find one for sale these days - but like you say the ones that sell are sold by people who have no idea how rare they are!

As mine is a replica build I really want to find everything, even the small works parts, otherwise it defeats the point really.

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Old 12-14-2012, 03:09 PM   #15548
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I saw a full Ti setup on Craigslist here a couple of years ago. I don't think they lasted well so many were probably tossed.

Also, I think alot of the parts were one offs like the fan, the air boot, emulsion tube, and so forth. Why would a guy sell only part of the Ti exhaust? The one part I've never seen is the rear caliper.

In any case, with two teams and alot of talented people shuffling through the XR650R program there was alot of stuff tried.

Not all of the 1X bikes were crushed. Some went through a Honda shop in Denver. I used to know where there was in in Seattle that was turned into a SM bike. One is a memorial bike.

Do you have all the little things like cable clips and whatnot? It's gonna be really difficult to find and get all that stuff to OZ IMHO. Not to be a pessimist but you really needed to be searchin for this stuff five years ago when all the teams were getting rid of parts. I remember only about two XR650Rs coming through out pit in the 1000 this year.

There was a guy in Santa Barbara or Ventura who had like two or three built. He sold them in the last couple of years on eBay I think. Something like that. The price wasn't sky high either. I think the guy built them with Campbell or at least that was his story. I don't know the veracity of any of it and can't say one way or the other. Surely someone on here who lives in that area knows the guy. Having that stuff can't be a secret in a small area like that.

I don't have any advise but I will offer my opinion that I doubt you will ever find it all in a reasonable amount of time. There were alot of guys who had all the 1X parts on their race bikes but most of those bikes were worn down to a nub and parted out. I'd build a bike to ride and then be all over the For Sales here in the US looking for one of the bikes when it comes up for sale and buy the whole thing outright.
Thanks Bump, I totally agree with what you say and I expect it to be difficult. It was the rear calliper that Team Honda Racing did not want to talk to me about so I can see that being an issue. There are certain things that I will need to settle for a close match or locally modified replica (ie suspension), but as it is early days I am still hoping to find everything. Slickwill has helped with some detailing so far and I have replicas of the sponsor graphics being made here in Oz, and Precision Concepts/Works Connection/JCR and Pro Circuit have been a great help so far. I have an original scan of the under fender 1X decal with JC signature.

JCR was amazingly helpful and they actually still have the exact bike I am replicating in storage (2005 1x Baja 1000) and have sent through very detailed photos of the bike so that I can use them as a reference. Given that they have just done Baja and the Dakar is coming up soon I thought that they were most helpful.

The guy here in Oz that I got the race muffler from had no idea what he had, so he wanted to use the stock muffler as it was quieter with his race headers. He even went and modified the headers to fit the stock muffler, it was an absolute crime in my mind but hey. Things are only worth as much as your glass of knowledge allows.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:06 PM   #15549
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Some went through a Honda shop in Denver.
That's where mine came from. I bought it from a guy near Denver that bought it from that shop a few months prior.



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Old 12-14-2012, 04:47 PM   #15550
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Big toad at 44 seconds in do you say Berted up?
No I said I was burning up...It was high noon and very hot that day, something like 35c (95F). To make it worse the ditch I was lying in was acting like a solar collector. At one point I said they have to get my boots off as it felt like my soles were literally burning, which naturally rendered my size 14 tech 8's as garbage.....I knew that was going to happen from first hand experience....... that's why I took my rally jacket off before anyone showed up, it was about the only gear that escaped getting cut off.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:52 PM   #15551
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Same idea, cheaper to build, doesn't look as good -
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #15552
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Why is my XRR spitting oil from Dipstick?

Once the revs get going on freeway , she starts dribbling up oil on dipstick. It is tight and has a good o-ring. Valves need adjusting, carburetor is getting cleaned and new float bowl gasket, and oil is being changed next week. Does the Cometic head gasket have to be changed if head comes off and it is good right now?

Oh yeah, why would it spit oil from dipstick and sometimes from intake side plastic drip tube?
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:52 AM   #15553
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Once the revs get going on freeway , she starts dribbling up oil on dipstick.

Oh yeah, why would it spit oil from dipstick and sometimes from intake side plastic drip tube?

Crankcase vent pinched or it's time for rings? Valves could be so tight they're not closing fully, that'd get some compression into the crankcase?
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:02 AM   #15554
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I'll check the vent and the valves... are loose and making noise, hence adjustment.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:06 AM   #15555
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valves... are loose and making noise, hence adjustment.

Loose? That's not good, better check the followers and rocker arm shafts and bushings.
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