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The pig and I.

Post  Dave_o on Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:43 pm

After a two day, 2000 k round trip to collect the XR, I finaly booted it into life yesterday afternoon for a brief squirt around the parents property. After spending about half an hour aboard and 30 seconds picking it up off the ground, there were a few things I noticed and thought I might get the opinion's of more seasoned owners cos Im pretty sure you guys may have had similar questions.

Firstly, the suspension. To be honest, I found it to soft. I know this is how it was meant to be and though it works fine, I prefer it firmer, as in 'enduro' firm I guess. I get the feeling a spring change may be in order, at least in the fork. If anyone would like to share theit setups, it would be much appreciated. I weigh in at about 180 lbs by the way.

Secondly, the front brake is an insult. Ive heard it was rubbish, but man.. Would swapping to a braided line instead of the current piece of garden hose sharpen this up?

Thirdly, not a bitch, but the only mods the previous owner performed was the old de-baffle and jetting so 90% of the original exhaust remains. Looking at the way the the header pipes reduce in size, Im guessing a full system in in order to realy let it breathe the way it should, sound about right?


Other than these petty gripes, Ive found the hype to be correct. Its a beast...

cheers
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Re: The pig and I.

Post  AURORA on Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:51 am

Maybe you are carrying to much outback survival beer for your pig to handle.

Switch to a oversized 280 mm up front. Stainless line would also help in addition to High temperature resistane brake fluid.

A fork brace is a big help.

Here you go:

Bruce is XR680R on this forum.

http://www.shimrestackor.com/Code/Sample_Applications/XR650/xr650.htm

http://borynack.com/XR650R/

http://borynack.com/XR650R/xr650r_forks.htm

http://borynack.com/XR650R/xr650r_shock.htm

http://www.xr650r.us/


Modifications to my XRR...now I need a bailout from the government

Front Suspension .47 spring, shimmed and valves modification asper XR680R- Bruce Borynack's website
Rear Shock 10.0 spring, shimmed and rebuilt asper XR680R- Bruce Borynack's website
Super Brace Fork Brace
Valves adjusted
Animal House Design right foot peg modification and powder coated
Baja Designs rewound stator
80/100 watt light bulb in dual sport kit
EBC 280 mm front rotor and pads
Front Stainless Steel braided brake line
Fluidyne Radiators
Evans Coolant
XR's Only Case Saver
XR's Only Full Exhaust...................................previous owner
XR's Only Choke Plate...................................previous owner
XR's polished and tweaked carb......................previous owner
Side cover opened........................................previous owner
XR's Only Magnetic Oil Plug
XR's Only Aluminum Fuel Tank Bracket
Precision Concepts Carbon Front Fork Guards
Brake Fluid Motual 600
IMS Pro-Series Foot Pegs
Pro-Taper Pillow Top MX Grips
Scotts Steering Dampener and Triple clamps....previous owner
Pro Taper Handle Bars......previous owner
Chain clean and oiled
Bearings greased
Everything torqued and locktited or safety wired

I got the big 6.3 gallon tank but have yet to install the bastard
Whipps Bash Plate en route to me...slow boat from Aussie AKA "Land O Convicts"

I think that is everything

Oh yeah, I have Unabiker radiator guards but they do not fit the Fluidyne Radiators....WTF

The rear shock is set a 4 inches of sag
The front forks are 5 mm down in the triple clamps



NIGHT AND DAY IN HANDLING AND RIDE...Honking the horn while on the MotoX track, here I come!
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Re: The pig and I.

Post  Dave_o on Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:12 am

AURORA wrote:Maybe you are carrying to much outback survival beer for your pig to handle.
Never mind stressing the pig, the quantity of refreshing ale necessary for merely overnight survival would buckle even the stout luggage system of a GS 1200.

Cheers for the linkys.
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Re: The pig and I.

Post  AURORA on Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:57 pm

You need to do this for your safety:
Animal House Design right foot peg modification and powder coated
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Nice Post Aurora!

Post  Bump on Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:54 pm

Lost os good stuff there. Have to dig in there myself...
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