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Old 05-05-2009, 12:43 PM   #856
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Pastrana FMX bars... I think they're the highest you can possibly go.
I wish I would have known that
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:25 AM   #857
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Question XR650R ride + feel compared to Husaberg FE650 (2005-2008)

I'm looking for ride and feel comparison between an uncorked XR650R with suspension mods and a stock Husa FE650. I haven't had a chance to ride a sorted-out XR, but I have ridden the Husa a few times. I love the feel and power of the Husa, and I can toss it around almost like a smaller 450. Anyone had experience on both bikes?

I'm mainly interested in suspension capability on the XR, power delivery, and saving a bit of weight with some sensible mods, maybe race wheels (no dual headlights, no 6 gallon tank)


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Old 05-07-2009, 03:55 AM   #858
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I'm mainly interested in suspension capability on the XR,
It is sub par at best. I have a little spot behind my house with a long set of whoops and a couple jumps. My 450 EXC soaks them up as if they didn't exist but the XRR in stock form is horrendous. I'd love to ride one with a sorted out suspension though.
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:47 PM   #859
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It is sub par at best. I have a little spot behind my house with a long set of whoops and a couple jumps. My 450 EXC soaks them up as if they didn't exist but the XRR in stock form is horrendous. I'd love to ride one with a sorted out suspension though.
I have tried, but I think, on my last check, about 2K to get everything just right. But damb do I want to stop bottoming out every time I jump over anything bigger than two feet. I even up graded springs, and found little change.
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:22 PM   #860
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:42 AM   #861
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Hey all
Just picked up a 2001 XR650R and am just planning out the upgrade process, have really enjoyed the posts here so far, lots of great info to be had.
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:58 PM   #862
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XR650R OEM exhaust can

Im looking for a stock exhaust canister for cheap, my XR has a Supercrap on it and Id rather have a stocker. Thanks!!

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Old 05-10-2009, 07:31 AM   #863
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I have a stock set up from my 01 $20 + shipping and its yours. e-mail jeepguy81@yahoo.com
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:31 AM   #864
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If I was you I would just make some. Get some crome diamond plate, cut out the size you need, I know this sounds funny but it works, get some 3M double sided tape and stick in on.

I used this method when I raced motorcross, and I would have to re-tape them about once a month.
I had decided to make some from stainless shim stock & JB weld them on.
While cutting the stainless it dawned on me the JB is some pretty tough stuff all by itself. I applied a thin coat in the affected areas & it seems to be holding up pretty well & looks better than some of the guards I've seen.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:34 AM   #865
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yup less sound=more ground. mine is uncorked 'cept the muffler, stock, I went w/ 158 main, plug looks great, no black pipe end, carb's great on upper end.
look into ceramic coating the header, keeps heat down
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:42 AM   #866
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I've got a a nearly new(1000 miles) set of Eibach fork springs if anyone is interested. They're 47's. Turned out to be to stiff and I went back down to 45's.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:32 AM   #867
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I had decided to make some from stainless shim stock & JB weld them on.
While cutting the stainless it dawned on me the JB is some pretty tough stuff all by itself. I applied a thin coat in the affected areas & it seems to be holding up pretty well & looks better than some of the guards I've seen.
That i wicked smart, how does the color look?
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:12 PM   #868
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well guys I just joined the BRP club!
or I guess in my case it's the BURP... Big Ugly Red Pig
It needs some work but oh man, riding this thing is a blast!
I stepped up from a nx250 and this thing is crazy feeling compared to the 250
I can hardly get off it

time to get some sumo wheels!
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:31 AM   #869
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XR650R Owners,

I have a Clarke 4.3 gallon tank and a Wolfman small expedition tank bag on my recently purchased 2000 pig. The combination is not perfect due to the placement of the gas cap and vent hose.

Have any of you come up with a creative solution to allow better use of a tank bag on top the tank on your pig?

I figure there are two, maybe three solutions.

1. Put hole in tank bag sew in a diaphragm (like an upside down beer koozy) which allows room for the gas cap and short vented hose.

2. Find some solution for the big a$$ gas cap and vented hose. ie. dry break system that leaves tank flat on top (this is not a sensible solution since I want to fill at gas stations).

3. Drill a hole near top of tank. Add "L" shaped hose insert and run vent horizontal. Add vent-less cap.

Okay, you guys have got to have seen one of these or some other solution work. Bring on your ideas! Let me know what you have done for your tank bag on the pig.

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Old 05-11-2009, 08:35 AM   #870
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XR650R Owners,

I have a Clarke 4.3 gallon tank and a Wolfman small expedition tank bag on my recently purchased 2000 pig. The combination is not perfect due to the placement of the gas cap and vent hose.

Have any of you come up with a creative solution to allow better use of a tank bag on top the tank on your pig?

I figure there are two, maybe three solutions.

1. Put hole in tank bag sew in a diaphragm (like an upside down beer koozy) which allows room for the gas cap and short vented hose.

2. Find some solution for the big a$$ gas cap and vented hose. ie. dry break system that leaves tank flat on top (this is not a sensible solution since I want to fill at gas stations).

3. Drill a hole near top of tank. Add "L" shaped hose insert and run vent horizontal. Add vent-less cap.

Okay, you guys have got to have seen one of these or some other solution work. Bring on your ideas! Let me know what you have done for your tank bag on the pig.

Dave
Giant Loop Moto is working on a tank bag for the pig, mainly for the Acerbis tank, but I believe there's something else in the works as we speak. Contact them. See linky in my sig line.
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