New owner of a 2000 XR650R Uncorked and Baja Kit

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New owner of a 2000 XR650R Uncorked and Baja Kit

Post  HELLRAISER on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:15 pm

Hi,

After a ton of reasearch, I chose this bike. I wanted a dual sport that was a "real" dirtbike, and the market is so limited with something light enough and powerful enough with the suspension requirements I need... and after alot of research I know this is the bike for me. I happened to find one that is street legal in BC, also very rare.

When I first bought the bike, the Baja lights kit had been hacked more than I knew. I took it in to a specialist who got all the street legal requirements working inorder to ensure it is compliant with the legal standards incase I was to get pulled over. I put on a gauge set from an XR650L, turn signals, key ignition, horn, etc etc....

Excited, after a month and $1200 later of getting it re-wired after the initial purchase, I was riding on my way home. It ran beautifully. In about 15-20 minutes of riding, I turned a corner and it died like someone hit the key. I checked and the fuel tank (after market) was about half full. I ensured my fuel was on. I switched it reserve incase the pickup was excessively high on this bike, and tried kicking it over. I tried choking and unchoking it etc. It was dead. I pushed it home and by the time I got together tools etc and checked for spark, there was spark, and it fired right up. Now I would assume perhaps I flooded it and it didn't start for that reasons, ... but then I recall the firs time I picked up the bike the same thing happened and it wouldn't start for about 15 minutes and was fine after that. I haven't put much time on the bike. I'm concerned perhaps the stator or pikcup is gone, but I don't know much about the aftermarket high output stator and wiring.... can anyone suggest how to test these things and possible things to look for? I'm really excited to ride but its dangerous having a bike that big die on you in traffic with a kick start.

Thanks
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questions?

Post  temporary kiwi on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:58 am

when it died, was it popping thru the exhaust?[ while trying to restart],u say it has spark, after kicking it over is the spark plug wet?, under the tank- above the rocker cover is the wire conectors for the coil, these can become seporated when removing/installing f/tank, this can cause intermittant running/stopping, it does sound like a wiring issue to me, basicly a mtr requires fuel, spark, compression to run, check u have these first

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coil wires

Post  HELLRAISER on Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:52 pm

Hi there,

I didn't pull the fuel tank yet, but it ran for an hour before it died... and the other two times between when the tank was off it died after 20-30 min too... I would hope it was just a loose wire... but I'm doubtful the way it died. I will pull the tank and check tonight... A new High output stator is a month away Sad I hear you can run an XR400R stator in them though... so I might try that to get me by in the meantime and hopefully my lights will still work so its street legal. Do you know anything about stators and my options?
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stators

Post  temporary kiwi on Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:14 am

yes , xr400 items run in the 650, ive recently fitted an electrosport hi-power twin outlet stator, gives awesome light power, presently rewiring to run ac to lights, dc to run indicators/ horn for wof requirements

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