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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:20 pm

I'm happy to find this forum, I look forward to gleening many useful tips from all you veterans (and perhaps even sharing the odd lesson learned the hard way).

Just picked-up a really clean 2002 XRR a couple of weeks ago. Not my first bike, i've had a '95 Xr600r and a KLR650 in the past five years.

REALLY happy to have the new bike though. I was tempted to purchase a CRF450X (I was dazed by all the hype), but I'm glad to say I didn't. More money, more headaches, and frankly more bike than I need for what I do.

The bike had "around 200 miles on it", which you hear all the time, but I'm pretty confident is actually true in this case. It was 100% factory stock other than CR high bars and the addition of a trailtech Enduro. Who owns an XRR for six years and doesn't uncork it????? Oh, and those "Seal Savers" which are coming off soon. One ride down a really wet and sandy wash and there was crud on the inside. I'm sure the full length versions work well but these suck.

Anyway, that's now done. I'm running a 172 main, 68S pilot, B53E needle. Big "O" carb thingy, and drilled the pipe with a 2" whole saw. Almost all my riding is above 3,000ft, probably most is above 4,000 come to think of it. Currently we're in the 60-70 degree range, but of course it get much hotter in the summer. I bought a 162 main for those months. Any feedback on this setup is appreciatted.


Well that's it for now I guess. Here are a few pics of my new BFF!


Craig

For those interested, I paid $3,300 for it. I got a new Clark 4.7? in that too. Seemed like a good deal.






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Re: hello from Sunny Tucson

Post  Focker on Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:38 pm

axmanxman wrote:I'm running a 172 main, 68S pilot, B53E needle. Big "O" carb thingy, and drilled the pipe with a 2" whole saw. Almost all my riding is above 3,000ft, probably most is above 4,000 come to think of it. Currently we're in the 60-70 degree range, but of course it get much hotter in the summer. I bought a 162 main for those months. Any feedback on this setup is appreciatted.
Craig
Welcome to the bestest forum in the whole wide world!

Sounds like the 162 might be the wrong jetting according to this useful chart - Click Now shrug


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Re: hello from Sunny Tucson

Post  BACK40 on Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:46 pm

Welcome dude . This is where riders of the biggest baddest dirtbike chill out.. cheers
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Re: hello from Sunny Tucson

Post  Clipity on Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:50 am

Welcome, I also just recently joined. I bought my plated 00 for $3400 so ya I say you got a good deal and a very clean bike.
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Re: hello from Sunny Tucson

Post  badcooky on Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:35 am

Hey man. Did ya wanna sell the big tank?
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Re: hello from Sunny Tucson

Post  Guest on Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:51 pm

Sorry badcooky, it's already installed and it's a keeper. Out here in the desert SW it can be a long way between fill-ups.

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Re: hello from Sunny Tucson

Post  AURORA on Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:40 am

Sweet
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Re: hello from Sunny Tucson

Post  Dave P on Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:30 am

Man, I missed this thread, earlier.

That's a SWEET ride, axmanxman!

Drop me a PM if you want to do a Tucson ride.

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Re: hello from Sunny Tucson

Post  Off the Grid on Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:33 am

Well done man!
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Post  Dave P on Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:38 am

BTW: That looks like a Clarke 4.3 gal tank. I've never been wrong. Very Happy
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Re: hello from Sunny Tucson

Post  AtomicXRer on Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:38 pm

Very clean bike....looks like it was hardly ridden. Great deal! Welcome to the forum.
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Post  big boar, little man on Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:32 pm

AtomicXRer wrote:Very clean bike....looks like it was hardly ridden. Great deal! Welcome to the forum.
+1 nice
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Re: hello from Sunny Tucson

Post  SFXR on Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:13 pm

Wow that bike is pristine! I like the high bend bars. Cheers and welcome. cheers I'm a noob myself, so i'll be counting on YOU for tips too.

Oh hey, 20 posts and now I'm not a noob--I'm a DS Jockey! listen up
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