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Old 10-16-2013, 07:47 PM   #18331
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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   #18332
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:43 AM   #18333
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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.

Thanks a mill!!
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:38 AM   #18334
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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   #18335
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Greetings Fellow Thumper Enthusiasts!

I’m 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; he’d like to buy the tires from ronayers.com or Motorcycle Superstore if possible so the tires need to be “run of the mill”; and he’s looking for a “50/50” tire front and rear. My Shinko 705s are a little too street-oriented for him, and anyway, there’s no suitable width Shinko for his 18” rear rim. Reasonable tire life would be nice, and he’s 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   #18336
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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   #18337
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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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Darn thing looks brand new! Go scratch it up a bit!!


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Old 10-17-2013, 10:50 AM   #18338
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This year we raced V2R on a KX450F (FI)which I loved. But I to love seeing the 650s out there. I would not race it at the Laughlin USHS but I did take it out to the Nevada 200 a few years ago, maybe we'll try the SS300 next year. This one is geared at 47/15, which seems about right? I am going to look into the carb/cam. What am I looking for on the small connection? Thanks for the info.

JUst look for gauling/scoring on the rod end. It is best to replace it with something with rollers if it has bad signs.

What team are you with? I am a regular at the SS300, but not racing, I am the one who keeps Casey F. out of trouble.

You had yours at the NV200? I had mine there also, 2009 I believe or maybe 2010. After that I rode a wr450 the following years. The xrr was a little much for the A ride, along with the 30 lbs of tools (don't ask, it was my first time).
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:56 AM   #18339
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Continental TKC 80 are great tyres for mixed riding .
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:01 AM   #18340
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Continental TKC 80 are great tyres for mixed riding .
Except in mud or grass :(
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:17 AM   #18341
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I live in Vietnam. 37+ degrees Celsius in the summer, around 12-15 degrees in the winter. I only run the Pig on tarmac, mostly at 50km/h and not much past 70-80km/h. I do spank it a bit at times, admittedly!

Which type of oil should I be using in summer and winter? Or should I just run one type all year round?

20w-50 summer
10w-50 winter

Full synthetic, no friction modifiers.

20W50 is an old spec multigrade, you give away your age here
10W50 is a rather wide multigrade hence is doped, and this you don't want as it'll shear to water easily.
The '50' is not that different than 40 when warm so don't stare yourself dead on this, however the 10 is better for starting than a 20 is.
10W40 is a good oil to use, and a full synth is always good, especially when startin git. But, changing it often is even better, so don't keep it too long in there.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:43 AM   #18342
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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.
Many thanks, Ron! I'm pretty sure it's only the tire, but will check the rest tomorrow and make sure. As I said, it's only a few mm, so can it be ridden, or is a failure imminent?

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20W50 is an old spec multigrade, you give away your age here
10W50 is a rather wide multigrade hence is doped, and this you don't want as it'll shear to water easily.
The '50' is not that different than 40 when warm so don't stare yourself dead on this, however the 10 is better for starting than a 20 is.
10W40 is a good oil to use, and a full synth is always good, especially when startin git. But, changing it often is even better, so don't keep it too long in there.
Burpsa, you're a genious! Thanks, mate! Yeah, I change every 1000km, and top up before every ride. If she use about 1dl of oil after 200km, what could the issue be? She's at about 12k km now ...

Thanks again lads, very helpful!
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:53 AM   #18343
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There are only a few true full synthetics, and as far as I know, none start with a cold weight other than 0.

Mobil 1 0w-40
Castrol Edge 0w-30 - Made in Germany.

I forget the Amzoil one.

99% of the other brands and weights are blends.

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For other comments, I agree. I like nice bikes, but I hate bikes that don't get rode. No point in having a bike without the wheels turning and enjoying it. Garage queens are useless.

Go ride it!
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:19 AM   #18344
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:05 AM   #18345
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Tires

Hey Lex, welcome to the dark side!!

I have a 2000 XRR with Avon Distanzia's on 17" Behr wheels on her, and she seem to do very will with those, both on and off road, though I regret to say I have done very little off road riding as of yet. (anyone in the Baltimore area want to show me the back roads?)

I am also about to replace, and was also considering the Shinko 705's. How do you like them?

Hope the XR folks can help your friend out.
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