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Old 07-16-2013, 10:41 AM   #17566
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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, 11:42 AM   #17567
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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, 12:28 PM   #17568
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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, 02:17 PM   #17569
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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, 06:55 PM   #17570
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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, 07:23 PM   #17571
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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, 09:13 PM   #17572
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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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Old 07-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #17573
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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 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..
Ya, I don't know fancy book learnin, but that can't be safe.
I will try to pick up a box and pm you when I get it ready to get the address. What time frame are you on?
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:44 AM   #17574
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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?
Assuming you are going to the upper fork tube, you could check with http://www.axiaalloys.com/ or http://www.techmounts.com/products/.
Axia stuff is modular, so you pick the mount you want then add the correct diameter clamp.

Do you have enough space to mount something to one of your triple clamps?
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:15 AM   #17575
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Ya, I don't know fancy book learnin, but that can't be safe.
I will try to pick up a box and pm you when I get it ready to get the address. What time frame are you on?

Pretty flexible.

In one week we leave for the Tour of Idaho using my other friends wheel. We return on the 6th/7th.

There is a small chance I can pick it up going back across the border IF we stay in the US, or I may have friends going down for a border run after, or I can make another riding trip out of it. ( I love Montana and Idaho... and Utah, Colorado... etc)

If it sits there for a month or so it's not the end of the world. I probably won't feel like riding this bike much when I get back. I mostly dirt bike around here and have another bike for that.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:33 AM   #17576
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Pretty flexible.

In one week we leave for the Tour of Idaho using my other friends wheel. We return on the 6th/7th.
Are you riding it north to south, or starting at the southern end?
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:43 AM   #17577
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Are you riding it north to south, or starting at the southern end?

Going against the grain and going North to South. Then riding as many gravel roads on the return back as we'll be short on time.

Works better not only for shorter trip in the vehicle, but also we'll have fresh tires to start the trip.

I'd love to spend another week or two down in central and south Idaho to tour the trails but I can't get that much time off work =(

Attempting the T1, but the organizers talk a big talk. We refrain from commenting until we can say we've done it, or attempted it.

We're both fast intermediate / advanced riders, but XR650R's are big bikes, not to mention loaded down with camping gear. We like challenges though.

Both of us will be running GL Coyote's, GL Tank wraps, fender bags, and Acerbis 6.3's.

In typical fashion, we know very little about the ride. We have a GPX track and we plan on following it till it ends.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:16 PM   #17578
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Exhaust Valves Moving

In the month I have owned the '03 XR650R it has gone on 2 big rides. It's stock and uncorked, and the head has never been off the bike per the previous owner. The first was a bit of dirt followed by a long highway day - total approx 650 miles. Exhaust valves were tight, especially the right side. I put them in spec.

Second ride was 350 mi of highway each way, with 2 days of high desert, high speed dirt roads and fire lookout climbs. 950 - 1000 mi total. Exhaust valves both tight on back end of trip.

Its nearing the end of the adjustment range on the exhaust valves. It has maybe 2 - 3 more adjustment cycles like this left in the range. Intakes always in spec and have not moved.

Also, it used a bit of oil on the second trip (less than half liter) and not a drop on the 1st - but a big difference. It has a sight tube.

This bike is supposed to be heading to Baja in November on a 2,000 mile run. I don't want to be out of options, so need to get it sorted. I suspect I am headed for new rings and valve guides/seats/??

So what to look at next? I like to do my own work but may need to call in a pro on this one. Any suggestions are appreciated. Bike is in Portland, OR if there are suggestions for XR or thumper specialists. Thinking of calling Ricky at Boss Offroad.

As always, the wisdom of the group is much appreciated.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:34 AM   #17579
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OR Trail-sounds like a valve job is needed.the bike will use oil if used at highway speeds.Best form of diagnoses is a cylinder leak down test with a good quality (ex snap on) gauge.1/2 quart in 1000 miles of highway riding is ok.If you run highway-or open terrain desert stuff you can gear up-I have been running 15/47.I bought my xrr used and had to do a top end on it after 2 rides.You can do topend work with out removing the motor.Upon dissassembly I found exhaust valves not seating and worn intakes from dirt ingestion.The cylinder bore is chrome -if its not using much oil I would not touch it-depending on the results of a leak down test.I used Kibblewhite valves and have had no problems with mystery valve clearence changes.I had my cylinder rechromed and run a stock honda piston & rings.The honda pistons run a tighter clearence and use less oil than a forged piston.I do my own work and find the xrr easy to work on.I send out my machine shop work.Any good automotive machine shop should be able to install some new valves in these heads-parts are large.If you suspect you have a problem get it fixed+ 500 or so miles before baja.I have a bike shop by my house that does dyno runs for $20.He prints out a a/f ratio graph with the run.-if your bike is lean on top or at highway speeds its hard on the exhaust valves.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:47 AM   #17580
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Brake pedal extender/extension

Hi, I need to increase the lenght of the brake pedal (not the total lenght but the surface where I push with my boot) Any suggestion to reach a good result ?
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