Baja Designs Electric Starter kit for the XR650R

12 replies to this topic
  • Old_Man_Time

Posted May 17, 2004 - 02:16 PM


Well I get to repost this. The electric starter shipped today. Yes I bought the ugly thing. They suggested I could cut the bottom off a bud light can and cover the starter with that. I don't drink and wouldn't want to leave the wrong impression on people so thats out. It was a long time in R&D about 2 years. I expect it to be rock solid reliable but ugly.

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Im excited that I will have this ugly duckling in my hands by thursday. :thumbsup:

  • larry650

Posted May 17, 2004 - 03:21 PM


Old Man Time I think you coined a new phrase. A But Ugly Pig,B.U.P. in reference to a XR650R with electric start? :thumbsup: Thanks for being the point man on this product and I`m looking forward to you report on it.

  • qadsan

Posted May 17, 2004 - 03:34 PM


Get yourself a NOS (Nitrous Oxide Systems) sticker and put it on the starter can :awww:. That should freak out a few people :lol:

You could also put a HRC sticker on it like one of these, but the NOS would be interesting :lol:

It may look funky, but so does my Guts Tall Soft Seat/Foam. I've got to get a fender pack to help her out cause she looks funky with the taller seat, but I'm getting the taller seat for the longer rides. I'm hoping it will help my knees / legs with transitioning from sitting to standing.

At least you'll have the magic button :thumbsup:

  • BrianVT

Posted May 17, 2004 - 04:23 PM


Get yourself a NOS (Nitrous Oxide Systems) sticker and put it on the starter can :thumbsup:.

LMAO, great idea. :awww:

  • Old_Man_Time

Posted May 17, 2004 - 06:26 PM


"Get yourself a NOS (Nitrous Oxide Systems) sticker and put it on the starter can . That should freak out a few people"

Now that is one original idea. I can disguise the battery lead as a gas line. Put a sign on the back fender: :thumbsup: BACK OFF - FLAMES WITHOUT WARNING

  • cat0020

Posted May 18, 2004 - 04:22 AM


Cosmetics is not my priority when it comes to my XR.
As long as the e-start kit is as reliable as the XR itself, I might just enty up and get one myself.
Please let me know how it works out.

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  • Old_Man_Time

Posted May 19, 2004 - 06:14 PM


Just checked with UPS. The kit is scheduled for a Friday delivery. The salesman at Baja Designs thinks the CRF650X is not far away. In the next couple years it may be a reality. Until then I will already have one. :thumbsup:

  • qadsan

Posted May 19, 2004 - 06:32 PM


Keep the updates coming and let us know how easy it is to install, etc :thumbsup:

I'm still waiting for the CRF680X

Honda CRF680X
Engine Type: 679cc liquid-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 103.0mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio: 10.2:1
Carburetion: Keihin 42mm Flat Slide
Starter: Electric start, plus kick start
Ignition: Solid-state CD with electronic advance
Generator: High output stator
Accessory: DC output with power plugs
Instrument: MPH/Odo/Trip with trip reset
Lights: 100 watt H4 front light, LED tail/brake light
Transmission: Five-speed
Final Drive: #530 O-ring-sealed endless chain; 14T/46T
Steering: Integrated damper
Front Suspension: 47mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position
rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability; 315
millimeters travel
Rear Suspension: Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, 17-
position rebound damping adjustability, and compression damping
adjustment separated into low-speed (13 positions) and high-speed
(3.5 turns); 315 millimeters wheel travel
Front Brake: Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake: Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire: 80/100-21
Rear Tire: 140/110-18
Rake: 27.9 degrees
Trail: 111.0mm (4.3 inches)
Wheelbase: 58.6 inches
Seat Height: 37.8 inches
Ground Clearance: 12.1 inches
Dry Weight: 247.0 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 3.6 gallons, including 0.5 gallon reserve
Color: Red
Availability: April 2005

  • irondude

Posted May 19, 2004 - 09:06 PM


Right there with ya Sr. Q-

After they get the CRF680X figured out--how about a CRF950X Africa Twin with dual CRF450 Unicam heads...?

Just some other stuff for the Honda focus group:

Frame: Inj. molded Al twin spar with Ti subframe
Engine: Unicam 4 valve with 2 SS valves and 2 Ti valves.
Dual spark plugs. Programable CDI.
Carburation: Direct Fuel Injection-dual ports.
Air Filter: Dual air filters integrated into twin spars.
Other: SS wrap around exhaust pipes
SS braided coolent hoses
SS braided brake lines
Fat bars
Neoprene/gel seat w/gripper sides
8 guage spokes, excell rims, cast hubs
Dual 220mm front brakes
Carbon fiber skid plate
Carbon fiber water pump cover
Electric cooling fan
Oil sight tube
Grease nipples everywhere!
Price $6700
Optional HRC:
Motard package (wheels, plastics, low-link)
Dakar package (40L fuel, nav. cockpit)
Adelanto package (h/c piston, cam, pipe)
Pizza Delivery Guy (panniers, GPS, pizza trunk)

  • Old_Man_Time

Posted May 20, 2004 - 09:11 AM


You guys are still thinking inside the box. I'm waiting on the CR650 2-smoke with an E-button and clean air compliant to boot. Nothing like over 75 ponies in a 235lb gross weight bike :thumbsup:

  • SaltyWalrus

Posted May 20, 2004 - 09:17 AM


I am eagerly anticipating the 2005 KDX200 with Bold New Graphics.

  • irondude

Posted May 20, 2004 - 11:30 AM


How about a XR650R Turbo Deisel? want to talk about torque? With the Acerbis 40L fuel tanks you could ride coast to coast with only 4 fuel stops!

The US Marine Corps run converted diesel Kawasaki 650's, and a guy entered a turbo charged XR650R in the Dakar.

As soon as gas hits $4.50 a gallon i am all over it...(that would be late August?)

  • XR_mad

Posted April 12, 2006 - 07:17 AM


god damn now i want to go and turbocharge my 650 :thumbsup: your a bad influence!

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