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Old 02-20-2013, 09:20 AM   #16111
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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.
Sorry, should've clarified...I'm talking road rides. I've owned an R before, and had it set up for day/night enduro, but I never rode it on the highway for any length of time. It was my favorite bike I've ever owned, and I live in Chicago now, so it would be a sick commuter, but I would just need to use it to ride home to MI a couple times a summer. I might tard it, but how bad is the seat and how bad are fuel changes with a OS tank?
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:05 PM   #16112
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Sorry, should've clarified...I'm talking road rides. I've owned an R before, and had it set up for day/night enduro, but I never rode it on the highway for any length of time. It was my favorite bike I've ever owned, and I live in Chicago now, so it would be a sick commuter, but I would just need to use it to ride home to MI a couple times a summer. I might tard it, but how bad is the seat and how bad are fuel changes with a OS tank?
You're probably looking at the wrong bike.

A) factory tank range is not good.
B) The seat isn't comfortable
C) Maintenance intervals are short for most people's recommended changes, adjustments.
D) It needs full electronics and pass street legal requirements of your state
E) Kick only.

It's do-able, but in no way comparible to your current bike.

Plus there is no ignition lock, or steering lock. Anybody can kick and go.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:16 PM   #16113
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Anyone have a pumper carb for sale????
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:02 PM   #16114
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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.
I like your thinking, Shibby, but I would take EFI if it only added a few lbs.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:35 PM   #16115
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Anybody can kick and go.
not quite that simple.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:41 PM   #16116
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BuRPsa, you were right the face of the engine cover it was warped. I pulled it off and got it milled. It was def off by a few thousandths and was warped into a bowl shape.

Met an awesome guy that sold his machine shop, but still stuck around to do side projects. He milled it for me. A bit expensive at 40 bucks, but I need to get the piggy back on the road.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:40 PM   #16117
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BuRPsa, you were right the face of the engine cover it was warped. I pulled it off and got it milled. It was def off by a few thousandths and was warped into a bowl shape.

Met an awesome guy that sold his machine shop, but still stuck around to do side projects. He milled it for me. A bit expensive at 40 bucks, but I need to get the piggy back on the road.
Good to hear! Wonder why it warped? Those things are like 9 ft-lbs. I also torque them in rotations or criss cross pattern.

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not quite that simple.
Oh common, these things kick over in thongs... (I've done it lots... I've also ripped a sandel...)
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:30 PM   #16118
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Oh common, these things kick over in thongs... (I've done it lots... I've also ripped a sandel...)
under wear? thats crazy
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:50 PM   #16119
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[QUOTE=Shibby!
Oh common, these things kick over in thongs... (I've done it lots... I've also ripped a sandel...)[/QUOTE]

I'm having a hard time picturing a 6'4" dude wearing a thong with a blown sandal trying to kickstart an XR650R.
Maybe that is a good thing!!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #16120
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I say pictures or it didn't happen.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:36 PM   #16121
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shib's ya cant just blurt out the thong's ..i know what ya talking bout ..but yes a 6.4 guy wearing a thong with a blownout sandal kicking a pig over ...now thats a sight i dont want to see in a hurry

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:20 PM   #16122
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I'm having a hard time picturing a 6'4" dude wearing a thong with a blown sandal trying to kickstart an XR650R.
Maybe that is a good thing!!!
Lol, that would be a sight for sore eyes!
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:18 AM   #16123
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.... the face of the engine cover it was warped....
Well, didn't really expect that but was the only possibility left. If it's fixed now good on you
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:01 AM   #16124
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not quite that simple.
On mine it is. One kick, no choke, as long as it is above 45 degrees.

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:05 AM   #16125
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I say pictures or it didn't happen.

Be careful what you ask for....

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