Need to decide between XR650R and CRF450


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  • irondude

Posted March 23, 2004 - 08:38 AM

#21

Not sure what specs cunuck BRP's have---but its worth asking the dealer to add a uncorking kit...especially if its a bike thats been on the show room floor for awhile...

Remember to there are still some '02 bikes at cheap prices on showroom floors....

  • Outrider

Posted March 23, 2004 - 09:52 AM

#22

I don't need to find a deal, I work for Honda of Canada. I get the bike for 10% below dealer cost. The uncorking kit? What does that include?

  • irondude

Posted March 23, 2004 - 07:14 PM

#23

check the archives for info on uncorking--the 650r.us site is another great place for uncorking info...plus the yahoo site has lots of info...
Uncorking means different things to different people--and i am really not sure about Canadian specs for the BRP--but it usually means opening up the airbox, re-jetting the carb, changing the intake manifold, and opening up the pipe a little bit.
Theres a HRC kit that takes it to another level all together if ya feel the need for speed...

  • Outrider

Posted October 31, 2004 - 07:51 AM

#24

Hi everyone, it's been a while but I am finally buying a XR650R. I was going to buy one in the spring but I decided to keep my CR250 and get my G/F a 04 CRF230. She didn't take to it so we sold it. I was planning on buying a 05 XR650R in January but I just found a Deal on a 2001 with street plates for $3200 or best offer.
I checked it out today and I found that it was so easy to kick over.
My question is does the xr have an automatic decompression switch built in?

  • J_T

Posted October 31, 2004 - 09:12 AM

#25

Outrider...you'd be one to ask about my post, Good 2nd bike? Once you have gotten used to your XR650R...let us know how you like having both it and CR250!


Thanks

JT

  • Old_Man_Time

Posted October 31, 2004 - 02:11 PM

#26

Hi everyone, it's been a while but I am finally buying a XR650R. I was going to buy one in the spring but I decided to keep my CR250 and get my G/F a 04 CRF230. She didn't take to it so we sold it. I was planning on buying a 05 XR650R in January but I just found a Deal on a 2001 with street plates for $3200 or best offer.
I checked it out today and I found that it was so easy to kick over.
My question is does the xr have an automatic decompression switch built in?


The answer to your question is Yes.

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  • big t

Posted October 31, 2004 - 05:18 PM

#27

You won't be disappointed with the 650. It is a fun bike. Especially if your going to do any road riding. I think I'm going to get a CRF450 now that I have the 650. I looked at them before I bought the 650 but was not to crazy about the maintanance issues but now I can ride the 650 if the 450 is down for maintanance. I would use the 450 strictly for track because I love the power delivery of the 650 in the woods.

  • Outrider

Posted October 31, 2004 - 05:27 PM

#28

Thanks old man time. Do you know what the compression number should be for a xr650r?

  • Kritter

Posted October 31, 2004 - 06:45 PM

#29

I have both...04 450, 02 dual sport 650

I race and work on the 450...

I ride, play, putt on the 650 with oil changes being the extent of my working on it.

They are both a blast. You seem to be asking for a 650 in your desires.

  • Outrider

Posted October 31, 2004 - 06:55 PM

#30

Decision has been made for months, 650R baby!!!!!!!

  • Kritter

Posted October 31, 2004 - 07:04 PM

#31

Decision has been made for months, 650R baby!!!!!!!



whoops!

  • big t

Posted October 31, 2004 - 07:10 PM

#32

I have both...04 450, 02 dual sport 650

I race and work on the 450...

I ride, play, putt on the 650 with oil changes being the extent of my working on it.

They are both a blast. You seem to be asking for a 650 in your desires.


I think that is a great combination. I have even thought about picking up a used 650r to supermotard but I want to get the 450 first. :cry:





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