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Old 07-15-2013, 10:21 PM   #17566
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Anybody have a front wheel they are looking to get rid of and in good shape?

I discovered a crack in mine.... No idea how long that's been going on for..
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:16 PM   #17567
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front wheel crack

Shibby,
Not reassuring but I had a KTM 250EXC that had a crack halfway through the rim for about 5 years, never got bigger or caused any problems, just kept an eye on it! Never fixed it...
But it was a rear rim, and I was only woods riding it, although harder than just ripping the XR around....
If it was my front on an XR i'd be looking for a replacement at sometime though, good luck!
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:51 PM   #17568
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Anybody have a front wheel they are looking to get rid of and in good shape?

I discovered a crack in mine.... No idea how long that's been going on for..
I just mounted new Moose rims and could give you the old front as I want the rear. It is just a rim, nothing else. Not sure how I would box it. Please tell me you are in Idaho! Disclaimer, just bought bike but nothing appeared wrong with rim.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:44 AM   #17569
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Yeah picked it up in Nampa. We are talking about it in the Boise section....
I grew up in that area. My sis is still in Nampa and my parents are in near Greenleaf. I'm moving back next July when my contract here expires.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:30 AM   #17570
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I really appreciate the offer, I hope you don't mind if I take you up on it the next ride. Please keep me in mind. I have the swing arm removal tool and it seems like something else.
Have a great ride, I can't wait to hear about it.
Yeah absolutely. Come join and also invite to ride anytime! I may have to take you up on borrowing your swingarm tool, as I have a small dent I want to try and repair in mine (and possibly powder coat it over the winter as well). We are heading out tomorrow. Hitting up some spots on the IAMC list, so there should be some pics of the bike in random scenic locations!
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:40 AM   #17571
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I just mounted new Moose rims and could give you the old front as I want the rear. It is just a rim, nothing else. Not sure how I would box it. Please tell me you are in Idaho! Disclaimer, just bought bike but nothing appeared wrong with rim.

I am from Alberta, but going to Idaho in 2 weeks for the Tour of Idaho. (Using a friends front wheel). We will likely be riding across the border though from Creston.

I see the Moose is about $170MRSP for spokes and wheel. Wonder how much more us CDN's have to pay for that...

What were you wanting for the stock hoop? I'd probably just get it shipped to Montana border where Ill plan a border run soon to pick up a shipment. Make a camping trip out of it. I need Toyota parts too.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:20 AM   #17572
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I am from Alberta, but going to Idaho in 2 weeks for the Tour of Idaho. (Using a friends front wheel). We will likely be riding across the border though from Creston.

I see the Moose is about $170MRSP for spokes and wheel. Wonder how much more us CDN's have to pay for that...

What were you wanting for the stock hoop? I'd probably just get it shipped to Montana border where Ill plan a border run soon to pick up a shipment. Make a camping trip out of it. I need Toyota parts too.
Shibby, I built a front wheel with moose rim & spokes. Cost me $200+/- a few bucks to get it to calgary...
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:45 AM   #17573
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Shibby, I built a front wheel with moose rim & spokes. Cost me $200+/- a few bucks to get it to calgary...

Thanks for the info.

I'd buy in the states and pick up in the states so it would be "hopefully" cheaper.

I think the days this bike has with me are getting numbered. I just can't sell a bike that I know has a crack in it's wheel.

Not sure what my next ride will be. Possibly another XR650R (they are all clapped out here with no maintenance and premium prices), or a plated WR450 because of their durable engines and our overly agressive dual sport rides (where all my friends are now on MX/Trail converted bikes). They tend to be more dirt bike rides than dual sport. Which is what I like.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:41 AM   #17574
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Thanks for the info.

I'd buy in the states and pick up in the states so it would be "hopefully" cheaper.

I think the days this bike has with me are getting numbered. I just can't sell a bike that I know has a crack in it's wheel.

Not sure what my next ride will be. Possibly another XR650R (they are all clapped out here with no maintenance and premium prices), or a plated WR450 because of their durable engines and our overly agressive dual sport rides (where all my friends are now on MX/Trail converted bikes). They tend to be more dirt bike rides than dual sport. Which is what I like.
Shibby,

lots of nice and clean XR's down here in So. Cal. If you find any you want me to look at I dont mind checking a few out for you. You can do a fly and ride if you want. Can do some prep at my place if you need.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:42 PM   #17575
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Shibby,

lots of nice and clean XR's down here in So. Cal. If you find any you want me to look at I dont mind checking a few out for you. You can do a fly and ride if you want. Can do some prep at my place if you need.

That's a very generous offer! Thanks so much.

The only problem I can see is that our flawed system allows for easy plating of bikes from Alberta. Bringing it over the border then requires me to get a Out of Province inspection. The provincial government has been cracking down on these in the last 10 years, and where many mechanics signed off on "whatever", they are now pretty stick as to what is safe and street legal. Sadly I no have use for a 650R that isn't street legal. Plus I already own a pumpkin 2-smoke.

What I could see being very valuable is that my buddy whom is a teacher keeps a bike down in Cali to ride the desert on his more than fair days off. He's always asking me to fly down on a weekend and ride. He doesn't realize we don't all share the lap of luxury teachers do with good salaries, tons of days off, and pensions!
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:28 PM   #17576
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I am from Alberta, but going to Idaho in 2 weeks for the Tour of Idaho. (Using a friends front wheel). We will likely be riding across the border though from Creston.

I see the Moose is about $170MRSP for spokes and wheel. Wonder how much more us CDN's have to pay for that...

What were you wanting for the stock hoop? I'd probably just get it shipped to Montana border where Ill plan a border run soon to pick up a shipment. Make a camping trip out of it. I need Toyota parts too.
$0, you can check the exchange rate. Unless you needed me to somehow ship it, it would help to get paid for that. Let me know if you end up needing it. I'm in Boise.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:17 PM   #17577
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$0, you can check the exchange rate. Unless you needed me to somehow ship it, it would help to get paid for that. Let me know if you end up needing it. I'm in Boise.


I'd pay you to package and ship it to Montana/BC border in Eureka?

Let me know. This will help me tremendously.

As for the crack, it isn't half the wheel, but the full length of the side and creeping around the corner. My buddy noticed it while we were loading the bike into the truck starting a two day dual sport trip across some pretty nasty mountains. I laughed, but was a bit paranoid thinking what would happen if it let go at 90-100km/hr hitting a pot hole..
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:55 PM   #17578
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Mounting additional lights (LED)

My Xr650R is running USD forks off a CRF. I'm looking to attach some L.E.D. light to the front of the bike and would like to attach them to the forks. Ideally tuck them in close to the headlight or the centre line of the bike. Presently I;m looking at a set of Rigid Industries D-2 LED's. Im open to everything from a custom bracket to a hose clamp.
Any ideas what would work best?
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:23 PM   #17579
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I use a T-bolt clamp like this one:

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...filterByStore=
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:13 PM   #17580
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My Xr650R is running USD forks off a CRF. I'm looking to attach some L.E.D. light to the front of the bike and would like to attach them to the forks. Ideally tuck them in close to the headlight or the centre line of the bike. Presently I;m looking at a set of Rigid Industries D-2 LED's. Im open to everything from a custom bracket to a hose clamp.
Any ideas what would work best?
I had those lamps on my KTM back when and was very happy with them. The mounts I had were for fitment to the 1"? crash bars. I got them from Black Dog. You might have some luck perusing those big adventure bike pages, I know I have seen lamps mounted on BMW's forks. Here is a picture of the TT I am going to try this time.
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