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Old 12-22-2009, 10:35 PM   #2416
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Anyone know if Barnums still sells their exhaust? Or is the "works" type Pro Circuit the only option obtainable?

Maybe if you bug him enough and wait for it he will build you one. He had the part to build a couple in the spring when I got my motor from him. I didn't go for a pipe.

xrmanu had a "equal" length style pipe http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...554&highlight= didn't read far enough to remember who made it. awesome bike!
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:07 AM   #2417
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D908rr

Just recieved my dunlop D908rr. Figured I would say a few words about it.

First off that thing is big and wide. I couldnt imagine putting this on a smaller bike. Also I dont expect the bike to turn nearly as fast as it does with a smaller tire.

On the other hand I can tell this tire isnt going to waste away like some others. Every knob is made thicker than it is tall so none of the knobs will flex, probably nice in rocks but maybe a pain in mud.

Assuming this tire lasts longer than everything else, this could be the tire for a long range mixed terrain ride.

More when I install the tire.

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Old 12-23-2009, 07:42 AM   #2418
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Just recieved my dunlop D908rr. Figured I would say a few words about it.

First off that thing is big and wide. I couldnt imagine putting this on a smaller bike. Also I dont expect the bike to turn nearly as fast as it does with a smaller tire.

On the other hand I can tell this tire isnt going to waste away like some others. Every knob is made thicker than it is tall so none of the knobs will flex, probably nice in rocks but maybe a pain in mud.

Assuming this tire lasts longer than everything else, this could be the tire for a long range mixed terrain ride.

More when I install the tire.

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Dude, get your money back. That tire sucks for the piggy and the type of terrain I've seen pictures of you riding. Yes, it will last a long time but you will be wishing it would go away waaaay before you actually wear it out!

I would only consider this tire again for a long trip with lots of slab and fire roads only.

Sorry. My nipples worth...

(ps we're big fans of the Maxxis Desert IT around here)
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:54 AM   #2419
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Im sure it isnt going to work as well as a real knobby (or a normal DOT tire) but I had to try it to know how far it will go and how it performs. Then I will know how it works for long trips.

Your comment did make me feel good though

If I really dont like it, ill just swap it out back and forth with good tires for dirt then go back to it when I want to explore and dont care about traction or speed.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:16 AM   #2420
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Well, here's how it will most likely work out for you...

At first, when it still has some square edges, you'll think to yourself that that brad21 guy is full of shite. THEN, when the edges get rounded off and you're on some slippery sidehill and you're laying on your side you'll think... hmm, maybe he wasn't so full of shite. It has really stiff sidewalls too so you're going to notice that as well.

I made the mistake of taking the bike with this tire (half worn already) out to the Alvord desert and doing some fairly technical riding with it. Here's a couple of results...







Before:



After:

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Old 12-23-2009, 08:17 AM   #2421
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RideFreak- like you, i'm no expert on all this, but i've been reasearching a LOT on XRR systems for mine- have you considered the Pro Circuit 496 sllip on? from what i hear, it adds a nice boost of power while still keeping the low end and it's not too loud. Personally i've had good experiences with PC in the past. also, i'm going to add a TM or Eddy Pumper as well. next year, i'm going to add a 680 kit or HRC equivilent for some more power- my XRR is undergoing a conversion to SM duties but still will be trail ridden a lot
That thing is gonna haul ass I haven't narrowed it down to a specific pipe/slipon, for the $$ they want, I'm going to get a ride on someone's bike before I shell out the $$. You might want to check out BigBoreThumpers.com for your 680 parts, they are good guys and will work with you, I'm considering getting an 11:1 JRE piston from them.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:26 AM   #2422
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Don't waste your money on an exhaust system, just put a different tip on the oem one. E-bay has some nice aluminum tips for 25 bucks.


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Old 12-23-2009, 09:38 AM   #2423
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Don't waste your money on an exhaust system, just put a different tip on the oem one. E-bay has some nice aluminum tips for 25 bucks.


not a bad option, but RideFreak also mentioned wanting to drop some weight from the stock anchor of a pipe- depending on your needs/wants an aftermarket exhaust can give you a lot of added performance
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:18 AM   #2424
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Well, here's how it will most likely work out for you...

At first, when it still has some square edges, you'll think to yourself that that brad21 guy is full of shite. THEN, when the edges get rounded off and you're on some slippery sidehill and you're laying on your side you'll think... hmm, maybe he wasn't so full of shite. It has really stiff sidewalls too so you're going to notice that as well.

I made the mistake of taking the bike with this tire (half worn already) out to the Alvord desert and doing some fairly technical riding with it.
Oh im not saying your wrong I actually agree with you! Im not kidding myself, I know this tire isnt going to perform in the dirt I just want to know which tire I can use for a long distance tire in case I ever go down the TAT. I figure its just like anything else for dual sport, a compromise.

On a different note, those trackmasters work really well. Even in mud. Best thing ive used thats DOT rated.

EDIT: forgot to mention the tyre was free

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Tips
What do the tips do? Im assuming they restrict the air and vary tourque or move the power in the RPM band?
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:36 AM   #2425
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not a bad option, but RideFreak also mentioned wanting to drop some weight from the stock anchor of a pipe- depending on your needs/wants an aftermarket exhaust can give you a lot of added performance


I went from the stock OEM exhaust with the aftermarket tip to a full PC t4 system and didn't notice anything besides saving some weight.
And it also lightened my pocket so I saved a substantial amount of weight there also.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:53 AM   #2426
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I went from the stock OEM exhaust with the aftermarket tip to a full PC t4 system and didn't notice anything besides saving some weight.
And it also lightened my pocket so I saved a substantial amount of weight there also.
Anybody know how much weight one saves switching to aftermarket?

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Old 12-23-2009, 11:27 AM   #2427
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Anybody know how much weight one saves switching to aftermarket?

Thanks...
Could be wrong but I think its about 8lbs. Roughly, correct me if im wrong.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:43 AM   #2428
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Don't waste your money on an exhaust system, just put a different tip on the oem one. E-bay has some nice aluminum tips for 25 bucks.


CycleWizzard, I ended up using an HRC tip, didn't know those ones off Ebay had a screen in them, would have saved me a few bucks. I did notice a difference with the new tip, nothing very significant though, the sound is still very tolerable. I'd like to shed some weight and exh sys is a good way to do it, just pricy.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:15 PM   #2429
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The stuff I did to my 2001 XR650R BRP when I got it this past fall with the cost and where I bought it from...hope this helps others.

$2,400 Paid for my XR650R, came with Supermotard rims, tires, and also the OEM rims with worn knobies. The main thing was that the bike was plated, also it was as bare as it could to be plated...LOL

Most things were bought Online.


Regulator/Rectifier $50.45 - bajadesigns
IRC VE33 / VE35 $120.00 - Tires Unlimted
Dakar Dual Sport Kit w/ Acewell $671.44 - ElectroSport
Brake Perch Switch $43.46 - Highway Dirt Bikes
Rear Wheel Spacers $29.95 - Al Baker's XR's Only
Counter Sprocket 15 tooth $17.35 - Al Baker's XR's Only
Rear fender UFO $89.95 - Al Baker's XR's Only
Side Panel (Left) $59.95 - Al Baker's XR's Only
Side Panel (Right) $34.95 - Al Baker's XR's Only
Rear Aluminum Rack $179.95 - Al Baker's XR's Only
XRS Only Side Plate $82.95 - Al Baker's XR's Only
Waffle Grips $12.95 - Al Baker's XR's Only
Brake Lever $9.95 - Al Baker's XR's Only
Clutch Lever $9.95 - Al Baker's XR's Only
Weld Aluminum Subframe due to crack FREE - pwrtrippn's guy
Stator Rewind FREE - pwrtrippn did it for me
Leo Vince Exhaust $322.15 - MorePowerRacing.com
Right Foot peg bolts $12.15 - Mc-Master Carr
KTM Fan $103.61 - ktm-parts.com
Acrebis 6.3 Gal Tank $180.00 - PowersportSuperstore
C Size 4500mAh Batterys $38.00 - BatteryJunction
Rear Sprocket 47 Tooth $27.70 - Motorcycle Pro Shop
Clutch Lever Honda OEM $20.00 - Apex Motorsports (Local)
Tubes $35.00 - Apex Motorsports (Local)
Rotella Oil (Synthetic) $25.00 - Checkers (Local)
Rotella Oil (Dino Grade) $12.00 - Checkers (Local)
DID O-Ring Chain $110.00 - Apex Motorsports (Local)
Off-Road Tool Kit from Pit Posse $60.00 - D&S Motorsports (Local)
Total Spent so far $2,358.86 on parts, Total with bike $4,758.86 in cash spent this year.

I probably spent another $200 on various other little things like bolts, spark plugs, extra tubes, and aluminum, steel and tap & die's and shit. Insurance ran me $150 for 12 months full coverage with $3K in accessories covered. So cheap compared to my Street bikes I owned.

That Rear IRC VE tire lasted 3K miles, the front started to cup if you will so I changed that out with the one I bought this past fall the other day, and will be ordering more IRC VE rear tires. I liked how they lasted, how they preformed on jeep trails, atv trails, and on the one single track I did. They also worked great on the pavement but most of the 3K miles was done on the dirt, I probably did 300 miles of pavement only.

All the parts I bought I had no problems with any of those online shops as far as shipping. The Electrosport kit had a missing bracket, and some wires were wired wrong in the kit, customer service was great but still was a pain int he ass to have to wait another week for the right bracket and I never bothered to mention to them about the screwy wiring...on a kit so expensive it should be plug and play for the most part. I also had no problems with any parts performing like they should.

The bike has been great, and a lot of fun...heck I measure stuff in fun as far as value and this bike has been a blast to ride. I would say after next summer, a whole riding season with the bike and if I had to sell I could take $2,500 and not look back...so far I have had $2,500 in fun...this is my crack addiction which is still cheaper then the real thing.

Next year parts list:

IRC VE Rear Tires
Fork Protector Condom
Rear Brake Disc Guard
Rear Brake Caliper Guard
Wheel Bearings
Fork Break Down and Refreshen
Highway Dirt Bikes Fancy Hand Guards with Flip out mirrors
Dirt Riding Boots
Off Road Jacket & Pants
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:23 PM   #2430
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EDIT: forgot to mention the tyre was free


Free? Shit ride the snot out of it...
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