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Old 04-28-2011, 01:17 PM   #8386
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New guy here, actually I joined just to read Jo Mamma.
This place looks nice, lots more 650R riders than the "other" sites.
On the front tire, I ran a Maxxis, way to slippery. Pirelli XCMH works great in desert conditions, wears good, and is DOT legal if you are plated.
I didn't care for the Maxxis front either. I tried it two different times. Once on a KTM 640 adventure. And it was like the others have said. It just didn't feel planted. And then on a KTM 950 in Death Valley and I was downright scared. I think it works good on the lighter bikes. But on the 950 it was just wrong. Regardless of pressure (15-25psi), it howled like crazy. I have had good luck both on and off road and in Mexico with a Dunlop 739faj front. Even on the 950.

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Old 04-28-2011, 02:26 PM   #8387
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put the ricky stator in the pig last night. is it me or is my bike faster now?
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:42 PM   #8388
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put the ricky stator in the pig last night. is it me or is my bike faster now?
You must have gotten Ricky's Flux Capacitor.
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:35 PM   #8389
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took what I'm going to call a "confidence ride" today. it's the farthest from home I've been on the BRP since I got it. I rode a little over 120 miles and I'm pretty happy. what worried me was all the tinkering I had to do after I bought it to get it road ready since it sat without being ridden for a couple of years. I've been bouncing around town here and there stretching the distance from home each time and felt like it needed to be trusted on a longer ride so I could gain some confidence in it. It's definitely a whole different animal than my ZX10 (which I haven't ridden since I brought the pig home) but I can honestly say it was a lot more fun. My ass is a little upset with me but for the most part it was pretty tolerable. With a slightly wider seat I can see this thing being a fairly worthy adventure bike. The only thing that bothers me is that it seems to be sucking down fuel a lot faster than I thought it would. I haven't done any math on how much it's consuming yet, it just seems to suck it back pretty quick.
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:03 PM   #8390
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I've got Dunlop MX71's front and rear right now. Work well around here and in Baja.
How is the MX71 going for wear Brad ?
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:15 PM   #8391
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So I picked up this little peach last night as a project. 2002 XR650R
Dualsported already, some farkles, and most importantly seized engine....
$500



Took off the clutch cover and oil filter housing real quick to have a looksee. Realized I couldnt find my clutch hub holder tool so can't check the clutch bushing, but there sure is a bunch of free bling in the oil filter...



So this weekend I will tear into the motor to see what the damage is. Any thoughts on motor builds? Stock, 680, etc etc?

I really would like to end up with a cheap running bike, but I already have a stock motored XRR so maybe a HP beast would be fun too.....
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:26 PM   #8392
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So I picked up this little peach last night as a project. 2002 XR650R
Dualsported already, some farkles, and most importantly seized engine....
$500


So this weekend I will tear into the motor to see what the damage is. Any thoughts on motor builds? Stock, 680, etc etc?

I really would like to end up with a cheap running bike, but I already have a stock motored XRR so maybe a HP beast would be fun too.....
since u already have a stock motor xrr id say you should build the crap out of that motor and make it a motard.
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:31 PM   #8393
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since u already have a stock motor xrr id say you should build the crap out of that motor and make it a motard.
The thought has crossed my mind for sure....

I really need to get a handle on how much $$$$$ we are talking in a motor build......and some tard wheels.....
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:58 PM   #8394
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So I picked up this little peach last night as a project. 2002 XR650R
Dualsported already, some farkles, and most importantly seized engine....
$500



Took off the clutch cover and oil filter housing real quick to have a looksee. Realized I couldnt find my clutch hub holder tool so can't check the clutch bushing, but there sure is a bunch of free bling in the oil filter...



So this weekend I will tear into the motor to see what the damage is. Any thoughts on motor builds? Stock, 680, etc etc?

I really would like to end up with a cheap running bike, but I already have a stock motored XRR so maybe a HP beast would be fun too.....
Looks like it ate the thrust washers on the big end which is a known issue. Honda had some QC issues on the crank for awhile. Figure a crank rebuild at a min.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:30 PM   #8395
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If you are running an Edelbrock pumper, and if you don't already have them, couple of links, a schematic and a copy of the "owners manual"

http://www.edelbrock.com/motorcycle/..._internals.pdf

http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_...ad_install.pdf

Not sure if it has been posted before, way too many pages to check.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:20 PM   #8396
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took what I'm going to call a "confidence ride" today. it's the farthest from home I've been on the BRP since I got it. I rode a little over 120 miles and I'm pretty happy.

I did the same thing on my new used XRR...for 2000 miles in Baja. I feel better about it now
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:26 PM   #8397
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took what I'm going to call a "confidence ride" today. it's the farthest from home I've been on the BRP since I got it. I rode a little over 120 miles and I'm pretty happy.
Mate i had a good picture of the bike out west here, taken looking down the road as far as the eye could see there was nothing but sand and dirt.

It is a good feeling to know that your on a XRR
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:48 PM   #8398
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How is the MX71 going for wear Brad ?
I'd have to say they are doing at least as good as any of the best tires I've run on the pig. I've got about 600 miles or so on them, with 500 being Baja. I'm a pretty die-hard fan of the Maxxis Desert IT in the rear and I usually just run whatever's decent I can find for the front. I would buy them again for sure. If I remember I'll take a pic and post it.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:01 AM   #8399
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took what I'm going to call a "confidence ride" today. it's the farthest from home I've been on the BRP since I got it. I rode a little over 120 miles and I'm pretty happy. what worried me was all the tinkering I had to do after I bought it to get it road ready since it sat without being ridden for a couple of years. I've been bouncing around town here and there stretching the distance from home each time and felt like it needed to be trusted on a longer ride so I could gain some confidence in it. It's definitely a whole different animal than my ZX10 (which I haven't ridden since I brought the pig home) but I can honestly say it was a lot more fun. My ass is a little upset with me but for the most part it was pretty tolerable. With a slightly wider seat I can see this thing being a fairly worthy adventure bike. The only thing that bothers me is that it seems to be sucking down fuel a lot faster than I thought it would. I haven't done any math on how much it's consuming yet, it just seems to suck it back pretty quick.
An inexpensive solution to the 2X4 seat is a SEATS CONCEPTS seat foam and cover kit. I put one on my BRP for $150.00 and my ass is so so happy with it. Check em out at SeatConcepts.com. You won't be sorry. (Sorry, didn't mean for that to sound like an infomercial.)
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:08 AM   #8400
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I'd have to say they are doing at least as good as any of the best tires I've run on the pig. I've got about 600 miles or so on them, with 500 being Baja. I'm a pretty die-hard fan of the Maxxis Desert IT in the rear and I usually just run whatever's decent I can find for the front. I would buy them again for sure. If I remember I'll take a pic and post it.
Nah no need to take a pic mate.

I was just wondering how many miles your getting out of the front thats all.

A few of the guys are using them over here in Aussie.
And a few using the Michelin HP4 or what ever it was.
I used to use the Michelin Baja up front, great tire, but they stopped making them so where trying a few to see what suits.
I have a Dunlop D907F on the front now,
Tall knobs heavy side wall tire.
Can feel it move a bit on hard pack when new unlike the Baja,
as it wears it seems to get better or it could be me getting used to it.
it lets go but if i stay on it gathers itself up again.
Only thing is it wears not so good, but it still works when it looks more than half worn.
Around 2,000 km's on it now.
The Baja was good for around 4,000km's.
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