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Old 07-23-2013, 09:14 AM   #17611
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What part of the TAT are you running? There's a big difference between the eastern and western sections from my understanding and will dictate what tires you need.
Eastern - I'll probably catch up somewhere in western TN then tag along for four or five days rolling westward then break off and head for home.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:18 AM   #17612
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Eastern - I'll probably catch up somewhere in western TN then tag along for four or five days rolling westward then break off and head for home.

I'd run the TKC's on the 'tard wheels.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:40 AM   #17613
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Then I about broke my right ankle at a punk show

You missed the small font warning in the XRR manual. Only left ankle braking allowed, when you own a XRR. My BRP broke my left ankle, still took forever to heal thou...

I going to keep it till Honda pulls their head out of their ass, or till I break my right ankle...whichever comes first.

Hay LB,
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:24 PM   #17614
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So I took the XR out for the 1st time Wednesday. Had some awesome fun hitting about 250 miles of single track, two track, atv trails, and gravel roads. On the way home, Something in the motor broke... All of the sudden I lost compression and then clunk, CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK!!! Piston slap galore. I need to now tear into the motor to see what failed. Aren't these bikes supposed to be built for baja1000? I destroyed it doing Idaho250...
Sorry to hear about the break. Any idea yet what caused it?
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:41 PM   #17615
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Sorry to hear about the break. Any idea yet what caused it?

Talked to the guys at moto one, they said they've only experienced crank issues with this bike (usually when ran at wot for long periods of time). they will be tearing into it soon to fully diagnose the issue. But they are pretty sure that is the issue.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:15 AM   #17616
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Talked to the guys at moto one, they said they've only experienced crank issues with this bike (usually when ran at wot for long periods of time). they will be tearing into it soon to fully diagnose the issue. But they are pretty sure that is the issue.

Did you do a lot of lugging during your 250 miles of single track? That is a lot of slow miles, and I think slow stuff starves the rod of oil.

I always make sure to rev the motor regularly when doing slow stuff to keep the rod lubed.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:48 AM   #17617
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How was your oil level?
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:53 AM   #17618
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Did you do a lot of lugging during your 250 miles of single track? That is a lot of slow miles, and I think slow stuff starves the rod of oil.

I always make sure to rev the motor regularly when doing slow stuff to keep the rod lubed.
It was fine all day, never lugged the motor (slow tight stuff ocasionally, but mainly riding between 25-45 on single track/atv 2 track, and 50-75 down gravel/fire roads). It was after the 250 miles, when I popped on the freeway home. about 35 min cruising around 75 mph is when I lost power and heard the knocking. The shop is going to drain the oil, and cut into the filter today to see if there is any brass to see if it's the crank.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:57 AM   #17619
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It was fine all day, never lugged the motor (slow tight stuff ocasionally, but mainly riding between 25-45 on single track/atv 2 track, and 50-75 down gravel/fire roads). It was after the 250 miles, when I popped on the freeway home. about 35 min cruising around 75 mph is when I lost power and heard the knocking. The shop is going to drain the oil, and cut into the filter today to see if there is any brass to see if it's the crank.
What year bike is it. We've seen quite a few early year bikes have issues with rod bearings. I take a particular interest since I have a 2002
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:44 PM   #17620
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Just a shameless plug here, I'm selling my 2003. Link is below in my sig...



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Old 07-24-2013, 12:46 PM   #17621
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Yo Hodaka,

you once sold your Piglet, same like Chris did (I believe?).
I was wondering, you never got pining back for it? And if not, what did you replace it with & what kinda riding do you do?
Just curious...


Btw, shameless support here for your braces, they're decent stuff
I never did sell the XRR, I should cause it's just been sitting. We recently did a 3 day ride on the big bikes, AtomicXRer was there riding red. I chose to take the 525 which worked really well for this ride, so did Atomic's XRR

I rate the XRR and the 525 RFS close to the same, HP is very similar, KTM edges out the Honda in handling and weight but it's not a huge difference. The Honda wins in reliability and less maint but the KTM isn't bad in that regard. The XRR will be cheaper to buy and maintain but the difference hasn't been significant for me. The weight difference, elec start and wide ratio 6sp were the biggest reasons for my switch plus I wanted to ride something different for awhile.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:34 PM   #17622
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what year bike is it. We've seen quite a few early year bikes have issues with rod bearings. I take a particular interest since i have a 2002
2001
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:38 PM   #17623
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2001
That certainly falls into the early here bikes. Please post up what actually fail I would love to find out just as much as I believe you want to find out
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:49 PM   #17624
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I never did sell the XRR
AH!!
Still a pal then
Mind, the Katoom 690 ain't a bad bike either, but reliability wise the XR hasn't got any close peers I think. Wouldn't mind a try a 520/525 sometime, or a Beta.

As per usual sterling music, and your son (I think?) is riding well. You lucky gits you, that is awesome country!
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:35 PM   #17625
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AH!!
Still a pal then
Mind, the Katoom 690 ain't a bad bike either, but reliability wise the XR hasn't got any close peers I think. Wouldn't mind a try a 520/525 sometime, or a Beta.

As per usual sterling music, and your son (I think?) is riding well. You lucky gits you, that is awesome country!
Thanks, he wasn't along on this one, just us old guys.
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