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Old 10-14-2013, 08:34 PM   #18331
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Ok guys, I'm picking up one of these baja legends in a few days. I am looking to do some longer dual sport and adventure rides with it. Coming of a ktm 450xc, and I tried to do the same with the 450 but I missed the torque,weight, and durability of the 650cc bikes. For long days with road involved I was asking a lot from the 450.

Got a few quick questions. With the big tanks, acerbis 6.6 and acerbis 7, does one feel better than the other? Any reason to shy away from one or the other?

The bike is coming with several exhaust. White brothers super trap style, fmf q4, and power core. Is one significantly better than the other? Also has stock header and a power bomb header.

What are typical oil change intervals?
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #18332
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Got a few quick questions. With the big tanks, acerbis 6.6 and acerbis 7, does one feel better than the other? Any reason to shy away from one or the other?

You can use a spal fan with the acerbis but not with the ims 7 gallon without modification to the tank. At least thats how I remember it. If not someone will chime in.



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Old 10-14-2013, 11:49 PM   #18333
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I'll be interested in a specific answer too...
But for what it's worth, you shouldn't get a sleave, the bore is coated, and there are just tons of places everywhere that recoat, build up, and re hone to stock size.
Just had my cylinder done, only 130 which in US market is most likely $100. Great job, no sweat.
I opened mine up. The cylinder has honing, no scratches or any sign of wear O_o only if I use micrometer
ok, next the valves, filled the holes with gasoline, they don't leak! 1 intake started to show some signes of leaking after a minute, that's not going to affect anything. So she just chewed up the sand up and spited it to the exhaust
That's a bike!
The problem was with valve guides, they were done incorrectly by our masters of metal and got destructed quickly, the valves were dangling there almost like a teaspoon in a cup, actually about 0.5mm, but it's too much anyway. After they redo it I'm going to do a valve lapping to the intakes and hope that they'll do it right this time
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:51 AM   #18334
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Got a few quick questions. With the big tanks, acerbis 6.6 and acerbis 7, does one feel better than the other? Any reason to shy away from one or the other?
The Acerbis tank is simpler than the IMS 7 gal tank. It has a petcock valve for each side. The IMS has hoses and a pump (that you hook up to the carb) that pulls the gas up to the petcock, so there are more places for things to go wrong.

However, I haven't had any problems with that setup on my IMS 7 gal tank, and it's much more narrow than the Acerbis tank. Enough, IMO, that it makes a difference riding in rough stuff. My brother has the big Acerbis tank on his XRR and likes it, but I think if he had to choose over again he'd get the IMS one. If I had to do it again I'd get the IMS tank again, though I doubt I'd be unhappy with the Acerbis tank.

If you get the Acerbis one you definitely want to get the brace that someone here makes (Hoodkaguy, I think). If you get the IMS tank, you need to leave your petcock on "reserve" all the time or it will starve for fuel when the tank is about half empty.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:31 PM   #18335
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Got a few quick questions. With the big tanks, acerbis 6.6 and acerbis 7, does one feel better than the other? Any reason to shy away from one or the other?

You can use a spal fan with the acerbis but not with the ims 7 gallon without modification to the tank. At least thats how I remember it. If not someone will chime in.



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I use the IMS tank.You can use fans if you mount them on the front like this.


2 years with no problem. I like the tank. Narrow and holds the fuel down low.I also built a brace(don't know if i need it or not) Have dropped it numerous times and no problem. As another poster said keep tank on reserve.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:51 PM   #18336
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:35 PM   #18337
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Tire Recommendation for a friend

Greetings Fellow Thumper Enthusiasts!

Im visiting from the DR650 forum, trying to help out a good friend who recently bought an XRR and now needs to buy his first set of new tires. He has an aversion to computers, so here I am, asking the question.

His XR650R has the original rims; hed like to buy the tires from ronayers.com or Motorcycle Superstore if possible so the tires need to be run of the mill; and hes looking for a 50/50 tire front and rear. My Shinko 705s are a little too street-oriented for him, and anyway, theres no suitable width Shinko for his 18 rear rim. Reasonable tire life would be nice, and hes a fast rider on pavement so reasonable road-handling is necessary.

And I know, just like on the DR thread, tires (and oil Im not going there!) have been previously discussed at great length, so Im pleading for some consideration, being a visitor to your fine thread.

Ill be checking back nightly for the next several evenings.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 10-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #18338
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For 50/50 try a mefo super explorer rear and mt21 front.
Or maybe that is more 80/20 dirt bias...
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:47 PM   #18339
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If you get the IMS tank, you need to leave your petcock on "reserve" all the time or it will starve for fuel when the tank is about half empty.
When I installed my IMS 7 gal. tanker I found this out the hard way. Died coming off the ferry, lots of not so patient cages behind me. Laid the bike over on its side til fuel poured out the carb, fired up and hauled outa there. Three blocks later died again. Figured it out at that point.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #18340
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:43 AM   #18341
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Rear wheel wiggle

Hey lads!

The XRR has been steering a bit oddly recently, and I found that I'm able to wiggle the rear tire a few millimeter. This can only be the bearings going tits up, right?

When I change the bearings, is there anything else I ought to change / inspect? Spacers, seals, axle collars, etc ...

I don't ride dirt.

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Old 10-17-2013, 06:38 AM   #18342
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Hey lads!

The XRR has been steering a bit oddly recently, and I found that I'm able to wiggle the rear tire a few millimeter. This can only be the bearings going tits up, right?

When I change the bearings, is there anything else I ought to change / inspect? Spacers, seals, axle collars, etc ...

I don't ride dirt.

Thanks a mill!!
It could also be the swingarm pivot bearings, which will have a greater affect on the handling with just a little wear compared to wheel bearings. Elevate the rear of the bike and try wiggling the swingarm side-to-side. You may also find that you have some play in the linkage and shock parts, allowing for a little vertical 'thunk' when the suspension is topped out (fully extended).

But if you are changing the wheel bearings, new seals are a good idea. Check the spacers for grooves worn into them by the now-worn-out-seals.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:58 AM   #18343
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Greetings Fellow Thumper Enthusiasts!

Im visiting from the DR650 forum, trying to help out a good friend who recently bought an XRR and now needs to buy his first set of new tires. He has an aversion to computers, so here I am, asking the question.

His XR650R has the original rims; hed like to buy the tires from ronayers.com or Motorcycle Superstore if possible so the tires need to be run of the mill; and hes looking for a 50/50 tire front and rear. My Shinko 705s are a little too street-oriented for him, and anyway, theres no suitable width Shinko for his 18 rear rim. Reasonable tire life would be nice, and hes a fast rider on pavement so reasonable road-handling is necessary.

Personally, I wouldn't put anything more street oriented than a Dunlop 606 on it They wear well, work well in most conditions, and aren't too expensive.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:25 AM   #18344
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I've owned a few XR's over the years but really never spent much time on them or kept them long enough to enjoy, I'm almost finished with building this one and I'm enjoying it I think she's a keeper...








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Old 10-17-2013, 07:29 AM   #18345
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I've owned a few XR's over the years but really never spent much time on them or kept them long enough to enjoy, I'm almost finished with building this one and I'm enjoying it I think she's a keeper...








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