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Post  carlgustav on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:08 pm

Hey folks,

I've joined b/c I'm seriously looking at a 2001 XR650R. It's certainly not that I need another 2-wheeled toy, but I don't have any kind of dual-sport capable ride now. In my 37yrs of riding, the time I've spent in the dirt, or on trails, can be counted in hours. This particular XR appeals to me b/c I want a dual-sport and I know the guys who've maintained this bike and know it's history.

So, the details. The price is high for an '01, $4500. But, she's street legal and tagged already. Apparently that's a considerable amount of hassle (in north AL) that I wouldn't have to deal with. She has very low use on her (I don't have pix but she looks like she hasn't been beat up). She has a full TI exhaust upgrade(?). She's got an Edelbrock carb in place of the stock Honda unit. She's got some trick 17" black (w/gold lettering) wheels/street rubber, I can't remember the brand. She has a 'one-finger' Brembo front brake system (oversize rotor). And she's got an over-sized gas tank. I know that the stock rims and tank will come with. Other stock pcs, e.g. the carb and front brake parts may come with too. She'll do an honest 120mph, tested at the track by guys I trust.

My hope would be to use her for street (commute), for track days (minimal, in 'motard' trim), and playing on trails/back country gravel roads, or no roads. If the zombie apocalypse ever happens, she might be a bug-out vehicle too Wink . What do you experienced XR owners think? Can I get some opinions on this?

Thanx,
ACE


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Re: Yet another new member ...

Post  chrislogan27 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:37 am

Welcome to the show!!
When are you picking it up?
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Re: Yet another new member ...

Post  carlgustav on Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:33 am

The present owner has agreed to let me purchase on 'lay away', so I won't actually get her from the shop she's in for about 6 weeks. Suits me ok, I have to make room in the garage for her. I've got a track bike, a sport tourer, a non-running semi-classic, and a total basket case in there already ...

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Post  chrislogan27 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:18 am

I like semi clasics! I have a 2000 XRR and an '89 KX500.
Oh... and Ill let ya know, post pics!! trust The guys will dig it!!
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My 'acquisition to be' with pix ...

Post  carlgustav on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:17 am

I made a down payment on my soon to be 'new to me' XR650, if I get this image posting thing right, here there will be pix Very Happy ...

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Re: Yet another new member ...

Post  chrislogan27 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:39 am

Nice! Now go check out the "Pig Pen" and you'll find all the stuff to check for!
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Re: Yet another new member ...

Post  Mauser on Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:18 am

wow that's my old bike, I crashed that out riding in the woods nearly 12 months ago and cracked the main frame....guy at shop said it was scrap and gave me $1200 for the bike beat head cannot believe they fixed it up and are re-selling it Frustrated
Mind you I wouldn't ride her again if you had seen the state it was in......

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Re: Yet another new member ...

Post  BuRP on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:54 am

Your ex-bike (you in UK) and sold now in the US, and you think it the same - whilst it looks totally different expect for being 'a' XRR?
You've been drinking Bru?? BRP smile
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Re: Yet another new member ...

Post  chrislogan27 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:27 pm

Thats just evil Mauser Evil or Very Mad ...............I love it!
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Re: Yet another new member ...

Post  Mauser on Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:14 pm

Ahhh come on guys you spoilt my fun.... Bananatool
No Xmas card for you this year razz

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Re: Yet another new member ...

Post  BuRP on Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:40 pm

Oh, wow, well then.... thanks?


Could have gone further, and note that your Blighty-winters have become severely affected by the global climate change - at least, judging by that piccie Wink
Got any history on it? Both radiators missing, a bit funny - and it can't be that cold there?

But, before you answer that, think L.....
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Post  Mauser on Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:04 pm

BuRP wrote:Oh, wow, well then.... thanks?


Could have gone further, and note that your Blighty-winters have become severely affected by the global climate change - at least, judging by that piccie Wink
Got any history on it? Both radiators missing, a bit funny - and it can't be that cold there?

But, before you answer that, think L.....

Ahhh but it don't need radiators as it's cold here so that saves me a few Kilo's in weight....the air temp is -15 so over heating isn't an issue StirPot

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Re: Yet another new member ...

Post  carlgustav on Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:27 pm

That is one desolate looking pic, the guys here did one helluva job fixing 'your' bike back up for me to buy Cool ...

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Re: Yet another new member ...

Post  AURORA on Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:38 pm

NIce bike.

Talon hubs on Excel rims.

The are a lot of goodies on the bike plus the original parts.

Just the motard wheel setup would set you back, used mind you, $1000 to $1500.

All said and done it is a fair price.

Any suspension work?
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Re: Yet another new member ...

Post  carlgustav on Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:36 pm

AURORA wrote:NIce bike.

Talon hubs on Excel rims.

The are a lot of goodies on the bike plus the original parts.

Just the motard wheel setup would set you back, used mind you, $1000 to $1500.

All said and done it is a fair price.

Any suspension work?

Thanx ... I'd have to ask the guys at the shop about the suspension. I'm to be the 3rd owner, and the bike has very low hours on it which helps make the price a good one Very Happy. One of the partners at the shop was the 1st owner, and the guy who 'built' this bike. He's also a flat track racer and I am confident that he knows what he's doing. But I didn't ask about suspension work. I'm told that the XR650 motors are 'bullet-proof' when compared to the XR450 motors, I hope so Smile ...

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Getting closer ...

Post  carlgustav on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:34 am

Made my 2nd of 3 payments yesterday for my new 'baby' Cool ... also got a lesson in how to kick start her, apparently you don't just jump on the kick starter like I used to do with my BSA and Norton (a loooonnngg time ago), there's a process Smile ...

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Post  Mauser on Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:10 am

carlgustav wrote:Made my 2nd of 3 payments yesterday for my new 'baby' Cool ... also got a lesson in how to kick start her, apparently you don't just jump on the kick starter like I used to do with my BSA and Norton (a loooonnngg time ago), there's a process Smile ...

ACE

And it's so easy to do you can infact kick start a 650R in bare feet......look on youtube

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Re: Yet another new member ...

Post  Mad Frosty on Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:48 pm

The bike looks good rider
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