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Old 03-12-2009, 04:44 AM   #16
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check out www.xr650r.us
Everything you want to know about the xr650r is here. Eric, the guy who created this site (the pig pen), is the demigod of xr's.
They are famous for having a lack of grease ex factory - particularly the swingarm.
There is a link to an XR650r yahoo group at Eric's website - join up and start asking question's !!
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:46 AM   #17
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stu,is it ok if i post a piture of the beast?
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:01 AM   #18
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Go you hardest John!!
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:19 AM   #19
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that looks good mate
what fairing is it?
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:18 PM   #20
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G'day Jack,
I have one, and they really are a top bike with very few problems..
As has been mentioned, the swingarm bearings should be checked and regreased. My steering head bearings had just been done when I bought the bike, so obviously they can give trouble too for the same reasons.
One other thing to check would be the choke plate - these things have a tendency to break at inopportune moments and cause nasty engine damage. Well worth doing a search and looking into.
Front brake can feel a a bit lacking at times especially with a large fuel tank - that will be next on my list of things to do.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:46 AM   #21
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Picked one up on the weekend. It's had a pretty easy life by the look of it.

Starts first kick and runs well.The suspension is soft though........I'm gonna ride it a bit before I get the suspension done.Anyone want to share their "stock" suspension setups.I weigh 115 kg geared up.

Is their an OZ XR650R thread..??....If not.....should we start one ??
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:23 AM   #22
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Well, this thread could be made into one

I just got a 2006 CRF450X front end in the post.
the top triple clamp is off to the machinist to shame off 6mm and put in a sleeve so i can use the OEM stem.

Still some expensive bits & pieces to gather together, I just got the CRF caliper sub mount to use with the XR650R caliper (which are the same, just the sub mount is different)
A vapor computer so i dont have to bother fitting a speedo drive

a new disc is $220....

A CRF450X headlight is going on

Looking from the front end the bike will look identical to a nimble CRF450X, but look from behind and you see its fat arse

Rear shock will be going off to teknik for a travel extension, revalve & spring. Not sure if i'll do that to the USDs just yet, some reckon its setup pretty right...

My Mikuni TM40 carb is pretty close to setup, just need to downsize the AP nozzle, play with the timing. Getting 22KM a liter taking it easy and it pulls nuts up top.

the before shot...



the after shot to come
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:13 AM   #23
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Picked one up on the weekend. It's had a pretty easy life by the look of it.

Starts first kick and runs well.The suspension is soft though........I'm gonna ride it a bit before I get the suspension done.Anyone want to share their "stock" suspension setups.I weigh 115 kg geared up.

Is their an OZ XR650R thread..??....If not.....should we start one ??
Congrats mate,when are we riding
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:21 AM   #24
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Congrats mate,when are we riding
Well I'm giving her a test run up at Dargo on the weekend........but If that's to early for ya we'll hook up for the Delegate weekend.......ya poof.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:17 AM   #25
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Dropped the oil tonight n noticed there was no washer on the side oil drain bolt.

I'm assuming it should have one right ??
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:57 AM   #26
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Yes.

There is a washer on both drain plugs.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:59 AM   #27
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There is a washer on both drain plugs.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:20 AM   #28
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Thought I would contribute my thoughts on the XR. Just did 5400k on one loaded with gear.

I don,t mind kick starting. It somehow reminds me of riding a real bike.
I just came back from a 2000k ride on my 950 and to be honest it was too easy. You get on, hit the button and go, all with no effort and so easy to sit on 140 all day. The XR has to be ridden and after a 12 hour day you know you have been on a bike. With the XR if I saw something I wanted to stop and have a look at, I would hit the brakes, skid off the side of the road, flip her around and hoon back, with the 950 there is a bit more care and effort required.

I think Jake mentioned 22k/l I was getting 14 but that was at 130 and as loaded as I would ever want to load an XR. I think mr Honda has stuffed up badly, imagine an injected XR700 Adventure or a competitive enduro version. I have actually changed my mind as to which bike I will take on long distance rides, If I am by myself it will be the XR, two up will be the KTM. I am not into motox or any competitive riding and for what I do, which is to get off the bitumen as often as I can, I think I have the best two bikes available. I considered a KLR or DR but I can do anything they can on the 950. The XR offers heaps more off road options, it also feels like a 125 two stroke after a trip on the 950.

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Old 03-22-2009, 02:57 AM   #29
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Spent the weekend riding around Dargo.......$4500 well spent I think.

Nice motor....but I did notice alot of mechanical noise coming up at me.....put it down to the bashplate but......how noisy are these things ??.......this ones waaayy louder than my WR450.


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Old 03-22-2009, 07:27 PM   #30
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I've got one for sale

If anyone wants one an 04 model with less than 5,000km's, of that no more than 1,000 off road BB and fat bars. PM for more details, I want $6K.
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