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Old 10-18-2012, 12:06 PM   #14956
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Installed an XR's Only baja kevlar seat cover.

What a PoS. I have had better luck with ebay seat covers. I tried everything and there's still a few wrinkles (even a heat gun). It seems 5 sizes too long and the kevlar sides don't let the top material to "carry" out all the wrinkles. Completely disappointed.

My 600's gripper seat looks flawless and it wasn't nearly $70.
I would go with seatconcepts seat then. I have one and it is great.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:13 PM   #14957
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I would go with seatconcepts seat then. I have one and it is great.
Might run it for a while then try something else.

I put it on the bike and it's even worse now since the tank pushed the top back. Wow. I am going through the bike and replacing old/worn stuff and it looks like shit compared to the rest.

I guess I'll try doing it over (for the 12th time, not even shitting you).
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:49 PM   #14958
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Thermostats

Interested on thoughts re need for the thermostat.
Noted previously here my BRP hasn't had one for some time and I don't appear to have any issues?
Allways thought they were needed to speed warm up in extremely cold climates.

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Old 10-18-2012, 01:42 PM   #14959
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Interested on thoughts re need for the thermostat.
Noted previously here my BRP hasn't had one for some time and I don't appear to have any issues?
Allways thought they were needed to speed warm up in extremely cold climates.

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I wish i knew the secrets of XR cooling. Mines always has run hot. Mine does not have a thermostat, but i plan on putting one in.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:28 PM   #14960
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I wish i knew the secrets of XR cooling. Mines always has run hot. Mine does not have a thermostat, but i plan on putting one in.
If it is jetted on the lean side it will run hotter.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:47 PM   #14961
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If it is jetted on the lean side it will run hotter.
Bought the motion pro tool. Sweet, I need to fix my leaking forks. Does anybody have a recommendation where I should order the seals from for cheap?
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:35 PM   #14962
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I wish i knew the secrets of XR cooling. Mines always has run hot. Mine does not have a thermostat, but i plan on putting one in.
It's pretty simple: don't run the bike lean (aka from the factory).

Never had mine boil and I do all sorts of riding, like slow trail riding in 100 degree weather, crazy hill climbs, etc.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:46 PM   #14963
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good call upgrading the hardware but...
unless the right side peg is put in double shear it will break any bolt put in there if ridden hard off road while standing.
its proven to happen and sucks when it does
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My toyota-head-bolt foot peg bolt replacements have been holding up for over 10 years of hard desert riding and wrecking Bottomed the suspension too many times to recall







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It's pretty simple: don't run the bike lean (aka from the factory).

Never had mine boil and I do all sorts of riding, like slow trail riding in 100 degree weather, crazy hill climbs, etc.

Hmmm, you're a super hero! No one has ever been able to keep the XRR cool! You are right tho, most people run on the lean side but cannot figure out why it runs hot.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:54 PM   #14964
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My toyota-head-bolt foot peg bolt replacements have been holding up for over 10 years of hard desert riding and wrecking Bottomed the suspension too many times to recall










Hmmm, you're a super hero! No one has ever been able to keep the XRR cool! You are right tho, most people run on the lean side but cannot figure out why it runs hot.
Maybe my BRP is magic . Also running the stock 1.1 cap.

I meant boiler over. I can hear the "sucking on a straw" sometimes, which means it's boils right just not boiling over? Or is that just the coolant doing its thing. I also live at high altitude which should make me boil at lower temps, too right?

My friend just got a 650R and we did some slow trail riding (he's new) and his was good too, but his is really on the rich side at our altitude. Speaking of which anyone want to buy a Acerbis 6 gal Sahara tank from him?
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:02 PM   #14965
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Maybe my BRP is magic . Also running the stock 1.1 cap.

I meant boiler over. I can hear the "sucking on a straw" sometimes, which means it's boils right just not boiling over? Or is that just the coolant doing its thing. I also live at high altitude which should make me boil at lower temps, too right?

My friend just got a 650R and we did some slow trail riding (he's new) and his was good too, but his is really on the rich side at our altitude. Speaking of which anyone want to buy a Acerbis 6 gal Sahara tank from him?


It does depend alot on how hard you are running it at any given speed. I have boiled mine a few times in deep, soft sand which was pretty slow going. And in the snow!! Running it too hard with not enough air flow will boil over every time. The hissing you hear is the coolant boiling into the overflow or the coolant being sucked back into the radiator after boiling over slightly. The XRR's cooling system is just not designed to cool that bike without it moving thru the air at a pretty good clip. Adding bigger rads and a fan does help alot. Jetting has a huge effect on running hot/cool.


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Old 10-19-2012, 03:49 AM   #14966
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:21 AM   #14967
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Why do you need a T.V screen in front of you?
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:31 AM   #14968
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:48 AM   #14969
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Bought the motion pro tool. Sweet, I need to fix my leaking forks. Does anybody have a recommendation where I should order the seals from for cheap?
Get them from the same place you get the shims; racetech. No real use in shopping around to save money, its not worth it.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:58 AM   #14970
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My toyota-head-bolt foot peg bolt replacements have been holding up for over 10 years of hard desert riding and wrecking Bottomed the suspension too many times to recall










Hmmm, you're a super hero! No one has ever been able to keep the XRR cool! You are right tho, most people run on the lean side but cannot figure out why it runs hot.
This is the first I have heard of the xrr having a cooling problem. In fact, I wish I could find the picture of my xrr sitting behind three ktms which were all steaming from chugging through forested single track.
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