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Old 02-18-2013, 09:36 AM   #16096
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Nope, not there ether. I've never seen a deformed fork tube from the triple clamps. It's my understanding that the torque on the triples is to keep from snapping off the alum ears which I've seen before. It was caused by over torquing the bolts and the tube was fine.

Those tubes are very stout and are pretty hard to deform, look at a MC that's hit the back of a car, yeah there going to bend but they don't usally fold under. I'd be surprised if the torque was your problem.

Thats good to know, I was worried. However, I did hit a car at about 40mph on this same bike years ago. Xrr 1, saturn sedan 0, the bike won; totally ripped apart the front of the car and my bike could have been ridden away with a little bar starigtening. I rebuilt the forks since then and the tubes were all straight.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:00 PM   #16097
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Ooh you clever Dick you......... you're right!!!!!
And on this, just a few torque settings are to be applied, like head, swinger, and... umm, well, can't think of any, the rest I do all by hand - and I bet a lot of guys do this, those who work regularly on bikes or engines.
I'm the same for most, but I have met my fair share of heavy-handed techs in the Air Force as an engineer to know some people just don't have a feel for or concept of torque vs size of head etc.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:33 PM   #16098
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that feeling? that feeling is dumbass.

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which I worry I might have done the other day when I had the wrench set at 27lbs instead of 24.

Then of course once I realized this I compressed the forks and can feel a tight spot about a third of the way in the stroke. I hoping its just an oil level problem, but I am going to pull them tonight to figure it out.
Yeh, god damn ocd is kicking in. I checked out my forks. Loosened every fork alignment related bolt, and stroked the forks for a few minutes trying to figure out what that tight spot is I am feeling and hoping it goes away.

It did go away, right about the time I realized the tight spot I was feeling was the rear shock topping out.

Yes, I am a class 5 wizard.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:35 PM   #16099
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Most people just don't admit that stuff.... =)
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:12 AM   #16100
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Yah, full marks for Crypto for that, but he didn't tell you that he lovingly refers to his pig as "KLR"....

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Nah, I just jammed a smashed up beer can in it and called it good.


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Old 02-19-2013, 10:05 AM   #16101
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Most people just don't admit that stuff.... =)
If my stupidity can help just one person, its proabably a waste of time.

I was on my way to a MRAN race as a spectator Saturday Morning, and I went down pretty hard in a rut and 20 degree F weather. I jacked up my shoulder and got kind of shockey and about passed out from the pain, but was able to limp home with a crooked front end and a broken foot peg.

Instead of going to the ER, I decided to just take care of my bike's medical problems. I think I was still a little dazed out to think clearly.

After I heard that 5 riders had to be flown off the race, I didn't feel too bad. Injuries are most common at the start of the season for all riders.

BTW Burpsa, are still hanging on to that toe nail? I will gladely trade you a screwed up shoulder for a pedicure problem.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:21 AM   #16102
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On all four of my bikes I use a torque wrench for everything. In/lbs for smaller fasteners, and ft/lbs for larger.

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:12 AM   #16103
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BTW Burpsa, are still hanging on to that toe nail? I will gladely trade you a screwed up shoulder for a pedicure problem.
Nah, keep it, I already screw up often enough. The nail will grow out, hope that shoulder does same but maybe (read: for sure!) better to visit someone which a) has some fancy xray equipment, and b) has studied human bodies for 6 years. We guys tend to think that seeking some medical help is "Aww, not needed" but often regret it later. And yeah, guilty as charged of course, why be different
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:24 AM   #16104
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Whats the Stock size Handlebars on XR650R

7/8 or 1 1/8


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Old 02-20-2013, 07:00 AM   #16105
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Whats the Stock size Handlebars on XR650R

7/8 or 1 1/8


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7/8, like most (all?) steel bars.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:34 AM   #16106
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Considering selling my Multistrada for an XR650R or L...leaning heavily toward the R.

One question: how bearable are 200-300 mile rides on the R?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:42 AM   #16107
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Considering selling my Multistrada for an XR650R or L...leaning heavily toward the R.

One question: how bearable are 200-300 mile rides on the R?
Keep in mind both those bikes you'll want to do a certain amount of work.

The XRR is in need of the following:

1) Big tank
2) Lighting system
3) Seat
4) Suspension revalve and re-spring.

You woulnd't be giving it half a chance without those modifications. The XRL comes with a softer seat, softer suspension (still could benefit from work), lighting system, and I think a bigger tank, but you'll still want to upgrade that too.

For longer rides a windscreen is priceless.

With mine I've done 2.5 weeks riding every day for 371KM/day (231miles) mostly all offroad. This was the CDT with an offshoot to Moab to ride White Rim Trail and back over Imogene and Engineer Pass. I could continue that pretty much forever but I'm pretty stubborn. I'd gladly give up comfort for ride fun and the ability to access locations those other bikes simply couldn't go. As well, to me offroad riding is easier then on-road. Moving around, standing, stopping to take pictures, etc is much easier then droning down the highway (which I've done as well!).

What you're going from and considering going to is a rolling couch to a full on 2x4. Dirt bikes aren't made for hours on the highway, but you can with little money make them bearable. The XRR is a dirt bike. Not a dual sport unless you make it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:03 AM   #16108
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I'd gladly give up comfort for ride fun and the ability to access locations those other bikes simply couldn't go. As well, to me offroad riding is easier then on-road. Moving around, standing, stopping to take pictures, etc is much easier then droning down the highway (which I've done as well!).
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300mi off road is pretty easy on the XR with a decent seat, can't say the same thing for pavement riding. It will do it but you'll be wishing you had your Multistrada back about 75 miles into the ride
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:24 AM   #16109
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and this is why I kept the SV1000 and bought a XRR I found that the SV was not good off road and the XRR wasn't the best tourer. I kept trying to find one bike to fit both worlds and that was just not happening. Although the KLR gave it the best chance. That is just my opinion. XRR is a great ride though, LOTS of Fun. I enjoy both types of riding to much to have one or the other.

The BMW Sertao is a nice bike as well.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:07 AM   #16110
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The BMW Sertao is a nice bike as well.
Do those things still weigh like 450lbs?

I know the old F used to weigh a ton, and the X-challenge was still heavy, which is what I think the Sertao is now.

Problem being, yes you get FI and great mileage, however read the X-challenge thread and you realize complications come from the complexity of those bikes. Batteries were an issue, sensors causing the bike to run poorly, fuel pumps causing it to not run at all.


Cue the Honda XR700R, light 300 lb thumper with 65ish HP, great torque, wide gear 6 speed, kick start and still carbed! I'd take a v-twin too if weight can be kept below 350lbs. 55-60 MPG and I'm happy.

Keep all the fancy plastic to a minimum and work on good suspension, power delivery, gear ratios. Be the first with LED headlights and decent electrical system but remember if price was going to explode with this, skip it all and just make it a dirt bike.

Sounds so simple doesn't it? Why hasn't the japanese squashed the Europeans on this?

DR750Z??
XR750L??
KL800RR?

Or maybe some smaller versions that are durable?

Give us something!

I refuse to ride a $12,500 pumkin that still needs 3000-4000 to make it useable. $16,000 bike is rediculous. I know you Americans get a much better deal, but up here that thing is retardedly priced.
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