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Old 03-27-2013, 07:39 AM   #16606
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so i just noticed that over on the manracks website, the rear rack for our bikes are no longer listed..... I sent and email off to see what was up. i'll report back when i get a response, i hope this hasn't already been covered.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:41 AM   #16607
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very quick response back, a new model is in the works!!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:37 AM   #16608
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Help a brother out.....

I've got my DR up for sale or trade and was thinking about a street legal XR650R or a 650L....what are the pros and cons, basically?

Should I be concerned with the over heating issue during Georgia summer rides of the XR?
Can I get electric start on an XRR?

I want to get a little more aggressive off road, but like the idea of japanese reliability.

Thanks for your thoughts!
Try them both! Setup is the key! I'm more of the XRR type, it is much more dirt worthy as it is basically a desert racer! I like the kick start vs the electric! call me crazy but it always starts even after sitting in the garage for months on end! It really does start easy, as long as you know the drill! So many good upgrades are available. I Started by setting up suspension, electrics, ergo's, then carb, cam, and exhaust! About 18,000 miles of abuse later I cannot fathom any bike to replace it.
It is a powerful dirt bike that loves stretching it's legs and begging for more!
The only problem after riding the OBDR last year 1500 miles, turn signals don't work..... not a problem, just to lazy to go find out why.... the rest of everything still works perfectly, ride, rinse, put away, repeat! It is a sledgehammer!
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:00 AM   #16609
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I cannot fathom any bike to replace it.
It is a sledgehammer!

I agree, there is no replacement. I have found my kick starter works better than the e-start on the wifes 250 or the wr450. And the bike has never left me stranded, except when I snapped a chain.

Are you the original Pigpen? Borynack that is?
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:08 PM   #16610
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Go Pro fish eye!

Let's see some pigs catching air!
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:47 PM   #16611
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I'm not much of a jumper, but here you go.

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Old 03-27-2013, 04:21 PM   #16612
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Why do you want one so bad?

Wouldn't it be better to get something designed for a damper, like a GPR sub mount?

Or is it jus the blue?
I'm building a replica of JC's 2005 Baja 1000 winning bike
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:58 PM   #16613
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Thought of the day, for a bike thats been out of production since 07/08. There sure is alot of activity in this thread.

Aftermarket is holding strong, you can get just about anything for these things.

Someone on here said, "they stil make this bike, you just have to buy one part at a time" I quick glance in the OEM parts lists confirms that.

So what is honda doing exactly?

Could the market support a new XR650r?
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:29 PM   #16614
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I'm not much of a jumper, but here you go.

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nice! Natural jumps can make me a little nervous at first, but I'll hit anything fast at the track (at least once hehe).

Jumping the big pig is quite the rush! It turns heads too.

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Thought of the day, for a bike thats been out of production since 07/08. There sure is alot of activity in this thread.

Aftermarket is holding strong, you can get just about anything for these things.

Someone on here said, "they stil make this bike, you just have to buy one part at a time" I quick glance in the OEM parts lists confirms that.

So what is honda doing exactly?

Could the market support a new XR650r?
I wish they'd L it like the did the 600. Maybe make it a 700. The TRX700 quad (686cc?) is pretty much the 650R engine with an E start. The R and D is basically done, but they won't do it. I've heard that even if a bike is profitable if it's not selling like hotcakes Honda will cut it. Which explains why there's a dozen quads to choose from brand new (including the ones with the XR400 and XR650 engines!), but only a handful of dirt bikes.

Is there a 650L for 2013? Maybe when that runs out of steam they'll make an XR700L. /pipedream

It just sucks that no one offers an aluminum framed 600 - 700cc liquid cooled, bullet proof race/trail bike under 300lbs. That is my ideal bike, so I have to stick with the old XRR. If Yamaha put the raptor engine in a WR-like package I'd be all over that so quick. Maybe when the 450 fad dies off... (beating a dead horse I know)

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Old 03-27-2013, 10:53 PM   #16615
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its really a simple equation....

take the XR650R + fuel Injection + elec start (while keeping the kick) + 6th gear + modern suspension enduro suspension....

Edit: Oh and keep it under 300 lbs!

game over.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:42 AM   #16616
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I agree, there is no replacement. I have found my kick starter works better than the e-start on the wifes 250 or the wr450. And the bike has never left me stranded, except when I snapped a chain.

Are you the original Pigpen? Borynack that is?

Nope! I believe there was/is a site called The Pig Pen, I liked the name had a BRP, and Pigpen from the Grateful Dead and I'm really very organized so I checked the name and it was available...
I think http://xr650r.borynack.com is a different dude altogether from the The Pig Pen, all good info, but the best info on the BRP is on this site thread and the electricity thread for the XR650R..
Off to ride the next four days, later!
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:15 AM   #16617
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its really a simple equation....

take the XR650R + fuel Injection + elec start (while keeping the kick) + 6th gear + modern suspension enduro suspension....

Edit: Oh and keep it under 300 lbs!

game over.
Sadly that makes way too much sense for honda to make! I'd settle for dirt only, but it would be nice if it were street legal too. But I'd say that would be the best bike ever.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:46 AM   #16618
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Sadly that makes way too much sense for honda to make! I'd settle for dirt only, but it would be nice if it were street legal too. But I'd say that would be the best bike ever.

I think something around 270lbs while still being reliable is doable. That would be so neat.

More four wheelers than bikes from honda? Society is in decline; four wheelers are for fat kids.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:03 PM   #16619
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:31 PM   #16620
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How about the always good "Aluminum Vs. Plastic" Skidplate debate? Doing the TAT, but I'm kinda partial to my stock skidplate. Is an aluminum one absolutely necessary?
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