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Old 02-11-2013, 12:03 AM   #15991
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Umm.... I like my XR as much as the next guy, but yeah. KLR's make it to 60K pretty easily.
Yeah but who the hell wants a KLR? :)
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:31 AM   #15992
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60K on the XRR engine is pretty good! Sounds like it's still working without too much issue too! I don't think you can expect too much more out of a thumper. Seems like KLR's don't make it that far, DR's require top end work around that time, and 690's are rumoured to be right fudged around 75-80 too. I can only expect Husky's, XRL's, etc are all the same.

Now if only rebuild parts were as cheap as 2-smoke dirt bikes.. =)
Yeah, I figure 60K is pretty good for anything. Now, I haven't actually verified that the motor is all stock, but I have no reason to believe that it's been tinkered with. I bet I could get another 10K out of it as is, but I'd rather have it fresh. I thought the power was excellent when I bought it and that was with 40K on it (which I found out later). It's already got a TM40 pumper, FMF power bomb and Staintune so with some new valves/piston and perhaps a stage 1 cam, it should really rip!

I can't wait until 2017 when I can finally bring it home (RIV/Import, 15 yrs + old rules et al). I don't think I can wait that long - I'm already shopping for a plated one in Canada. Know anyone trying to sell one?

I've also got about 60K on my DR350 as well. Around 40K it started to burn a lot of oil so I tore it down and did the 385cc BB on it. I've got 20K on that now and couldn't be happier with the results, however at the time, I didn't replace the valves and I regret that. I think they've finally worn out so I'll have to dive into that sometime soon.

Awesome sub-frame Sean-O! Every time I looked at the sub-frame on mine I'd think "gotta make one out of steel....."
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:09 AM   #15993
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Umm.... I like my XR as much as the next guy, but yeah. KLR's make it to 60K pretty easily.

Sorry, the 08's sure as heck don't.

At the end of the day, I also think the KLR is a bad choice. Everybody says "it can do everything", but in my opinion it's "bad at everything".

I know the KLR"s have a huge following, but the ones I rode I couldn't get off them fast enough.

My opinion of course.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:39 AM   #15994
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At the end of the day, I also think the KLR is a bad choice. Everybody says "it can do everything", but in my opinion it's "bad at everything".
Jack of all trades, master of none. People see it as awesome, irritating, or both.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:17 AM   #15995
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Arrow push buttons?



What are the arrow button on the left hand side for?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:27 AM   #15996
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I posted a few weeks ago about a leak from my oil filter cover. (leaks from the bottom left hand side near the lowest bolt)

I tried a new cover, o-ring and bolts. Still leaked. I even bought some hondabond, that does not really work either. That area just has way too much oil for a sealant. I am guessing the next step is to replace the entire right crankcase cover because it must be warped(UGH). Is this a pain in the ass job?

Anybody got any advice before I just start ordering parts?
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:17 AM   #15997
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I posted a few weeks ago about a leak from my oil filter cover. (leaks from the bottom left hand side near the lowest bolt)

I tried a new cover, o-ring and bolts. Still leaked. I even bought some hondabond, that does not really work either. That area just has way too much oil for a sealant. I am guessing the next step is to replace the entire right crankcase cover because it must be warped(UGH). Is this a pain in the ass job?

Anybody got any advice before I just start ordering parts?

Sounds like a crack somewhere, and seeing you've replaced the cover the crankcase cover is the next suspect - I doubt it's warped. Check around the boltholes for a hairline crack, and if found you know you'll have to buy a new one.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:04 PM   #15998
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Sean-O: I would not stress it man, if all the bolt holes line up, and the welds are solid, that shit should be bomb proof. Start selling those things so I can buy one! I need one before my TAT trip, leaving in last weekend in Aug. So make sure i can get one
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:05 PM   #15999
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Sounds like a crack somewhere, and seeing you've replaced the cover the crankcase cover is the next suspect - I doubt it's warped. Check around the boltholes for a hairline crack, and if found you know you'll have to buy a new one.

Hose it down with brake cleaner, then dust the area very well with baby powder. Any leaks will become apparent. It might requiring warming the bike up, or even riding it.

Those O-rings are a pain in the ass though. I've pinched one before.

Good luck.




The above buttons on the bars appear to be a remote for an Ipod or music player. I know one guy that has an arm band control that works to wirelessly change his music while riding.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:10 PM   #16000
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What are the arrow button on the left hand side for?
iJet iPod remote for my tunes. Da bomb!

See here: http://www.buyijet.com/top-products/...re-remote.html

I bought mine off of ebay. The buttons are a bit small, but other than that, I love having some kind of control for my old iPod Classic. It came with a bicycle handle bar mount that I adapted to the motorcycle bars with some black zipties and some black electrical tape for extra insurance. Not pretty but functional!

EDIT: Shibby beat me to it by 5 mins!
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:46 PM   #16001
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Hose it down with brake cleaner, then dust the area very well with baby powder. Any leaks will become apparent. It might requiring warming the bike up, or even riding it.

Those O-rings are a pain in the ass though. I've pinched one before.

Good luck.




The above buttons on the bars appear to be a remote for an Ipod or music player. I know one guy that has an arm band control that works to wirelessly change his music while riding.
I can pretty clearly see the oil seep out in between the fiter cover and crankcase cover. I have taken the cover off maybe 10 times at this point. not really seeing any cracks. I will check again thanks. Is there anything I can do to the surface of the crankcase cover to get it to seal better with the oil filter cover? Man I wish the oil filter was just the screw on type! I have not been able to ride this for weeks due to this. The oil leaks out and splatters the right peg and tire. Makes right turns "interesting."
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:39 PM   #16002
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Fork Oil Changing Post

Been searching and have yet to "re find" an old post here on proper procedure for fork oil changing. I have the factory manual but wanted to double check somethings from a post I saw here a while back.

Anyone have that, if it exists, bookmarked?

Any other comments on the change welcome. Done this on other bikes, just want to have as much info on the front end so I don't butcher the job.

Cheers..
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:15 PM   #16003
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I can pretty clearly see the oil seep out in between the fiter cover and crankcase cover. I have taken the cover off maybe 10 times at this point. not really seeing any cracks. I will check again thanks. Is there anything I can do to the surface of the crankcase cover to get it to seal better with the oil filter cover? Man I wish the oil filter was just the screw on type! I have not been able to ride this for weeks due to this. The oil leaks out and splatters the right peg and tire. Makes right turns "interesting."
Permatex anarobic gasket maker. Not cheap but the best I have found.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:28 PM   #16004
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Hinson basket up date

Part # HO172 after years of my hard use it is looking like it is ready to be replaced still working good but looks like the stock did when it went out. Today I call Hinson and talk with them and they sold me a replacement at a great deal. what a great place to deal with. at 20k miles of use the basket looked new at 35k mile not so much.

grade A+ get one you will need it at some point if you ride on the road. B
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:30 PM   #16005
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Anyone have an in good shape slip on they would be willing to sell? I have had it with this R4.

Too damned loud so I put a baffle in the core, went to put it back together and the cap won't sit right and it's just a turd and I'm done with it.
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