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Old 04-18-2013, 07:29 PM   #16876
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As far as I know (and have been supplied) all DIDs come with a clip-link .... which you should throw away immediately, they're not even good enough for a lawnmower.
Only a rivet-link* on a bike, especially this big one. Invest in a DID riveting-tool also, it's by far the best I've seen. And yes, the most costly one too, but horses for courses, it'll last you your life, not the bike's.
If anyone comes telling here they've always used clip-links - you lucky lucky bugger you!!!

* you buy two (2!) when you buy the chain. This will allow you later to either fix or re-join the chain if you have to take it off. Buying one later is problematic because the one you need can't be had anymore.
Eh I've never had an issue with the clip types (even when raced). I lost a clip once on a fooked DID chain on my 600 (I think the tweaked chain guide was to blame tbh) but on my Renthals I've gone thousands of miles and the clip is still secure as new. I think installation is key and make sure your guides are good.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:30 PM   #16877
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I tend to agree, always used clip links - never had a problem. I do however check the clip regularly and make sure it is fully engaged under the lip of the pin links on both sides. For people that often remove the master link, I would replace the clip after every removal as they can be bent during removal quite easily.

Some people also place a blob of glue/silicone over the clip for extra security.

Ultimately the clip is only preventing the side to side movement, not the tensile force of the chain when under load.

Just my 2c but I can understand why some people choose riveted links.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:48 PM   #16878
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Riveted on my DID. I have a clip on my XR100 but speeds are much lower and the penalties for a failure are much lower.

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Old 04-19-2013, 03:04 AM   #16879
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How in the hell did this happen to my chain? http://i.imgur.com/SVTHQ1h.jpg

I am so glad it did not break on me. I wonder if the chain has been like this since I bought the bike and I didn't notice....

What would you guys recommend for me as a replacement? I was thinking an RK or DID chain. I have SM wheels with I think a 15t front and like 44t rear sprocket. I will be replacing those as well. Which brand do you guys like?

Also are there any "while I am in there" parts I should get?

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Old 04-19-2013, 09:08 AM   #16880
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Magnesium repair???

I managed to punch a small (1/8") dent into the very bottom of my clutch cover. This dent is allowing a fine mist of oil to leak out when the bike is running. Anyone tried a sure-fire way of fixing this (i.e. J-B weld)? I'm wondering if it could be tig welded - but for some reason, welders I've spoken with seem to be warry of the magnesium material this is cast from.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #16881
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I managed to punch a small (1/8") dent into the very bottom of my clutch cover. This dent is allowing a fine mist of oil to leak out when the bike is running. Anyone tried a sure-fire way of fixing this (i.e. J-B weld)? I'm wondering if it could be tig welded - but for some reason, welders I've spoken with seem to be warry of the magnesium material this is cast from.
Magnesium is easy to weld, A magnesium rod is used, Clean and carbide clear the weld area then weld.
clean with a clean stainless brush if a re-pass is necessary.
You don't need structure just a fill, Magnesium is very porous and a good paint coat can help that.
Painting magnesium is a different subject so ill spare you the details.

If you go the JB route cook your cover to 250 degrees after around 15 minutes remove from oven then upon cooling through the 140 range apply epoxy it will get very runny but re apply to fill after it cools more

magnesium will hold moisture and you need to cook it out or you will get weak adhesion
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:49 AM   #16882
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How in the hell did this happen to my chain? http://i.imgur.com/SVTHQ1h.jpg

I am so glad it did not break on me. I wonder if the chain has been like this since I bought the bike and I didn't notice....

What would you guys recommend for me as a replacement? I was thinking an RK or DID chain. I have SM wheels with I think a 15t front and like 44t rear sprocket. I will be replacing those as well. Which brand do you guys like?

Also are there any "while I am in there" parts I should get?

I really cannot believe that did not cost you a crank case. Crazy stuff.

Which chain is that?
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:16 AM   #16883
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Riveted on my DID. I have a clip on my XR100 but speeds are much lower and the penalties for a failure are much lower.

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I've had a clip link on the 650 for about 7K of hard riding, it held up fine. I'm no fan of one type or another, the chain came with that link so I used it. I've had it apart a few times also.

The rivited type is definately more secure, given a choice I'd pick that type if it came with the chain I was buying. Ya gotta remember, dirtbikes never had riveted ML for many years, it never stopped anyone from riding the hell out of 'em.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:50 AM   #16884
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:17 AM   #16885
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how to mount rifle to xr

Big game season is a long way away. But I need to start making plans now.
I need to mount a long-gun to my xr650r for travel down fire roads and some open dirt trails.
Any ideas? Anyone find a solution?
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:28 AM   #16886
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I really cannot believe that did not cost you a crank case. Crazy stuff.

Which chain is that?
I cant remember, I would check but I am in europe for 3 months. It was a japanese name brand. It may have been D.I.D.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:20 AM   #16887
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Big game season is a long way away. But I need to start making plans now.
I need to mount a long-gun to my xr650r for travel down fire roads and some open dirt trails.
Any ideas? Anyone find a solution?
Find yourself a saddle scabbard and mount it on the airbox side of the bike.

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:47 PM   #16888
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Straightening the rear fender on an XR650R

Straightening the rear fender on an XR650R

All XRRs have the rear fender tilted to the left and mine was no exception.
While the XRR is an all purpose, no bling ride, the crooked fender just looks a tad… abandoned.

With a “C” clamp, I straightened the fender and further tilted it to the right by lifting towards the rear rack. (wish I could post pics). I placed a 1500 watt room fan heater on top of the rear wheel, blasting up at the fender. I also heated the stressed areas around and in between the mounting screws with a heat gun.
After about 20 minutes the fender was sprayed with cold water and when the clamp was removed the fender stayed bent a touch to the right, but way straighter than before.

The straight fender just makes the whole bike look a lot better… you know, for a dirt bike.

Just sharing…
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:13 AM   #16889
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Finally! the snow receded enough to let me get to one of my favorite fishing lakes. no fish but good ride.

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:30 AM   #16890
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Big game season is a long way away. But I need to start making plans now.
I need to mount a long-gun to my xr650r for travel down fire roads and some open dirt trails.
Any ideas? Anyone find a solution?

Try a heavy duty tripod head built for 40-60lb cameras mounted to the bars with a M249 SAW and about 200 rounds of ammo. That should work.

You might be able to get a MK19 on there, but they are pretty bulky and you wouldn't be able to carry much ammo.

If you really want trick, get that eyeball tracking aiming system used in Apaches so you shoot everything you look at.

2.5" rockets can be nice in a target rich environment.
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