Forum Newbie with a New Big Red Pig

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  • jamestoo

Posted April 01, 2005 - 02:46 AM


Well just thought i'd say hi

Just agreed the purchase of a 2003 model XR650R here in England

So far its an untouched bike 1 owner that has only done 150 miles from new! :D

Havnt ridden it yet but i'm collecting it next Wednesday. I've been reading the modding section and i'll go down the uncorking route after i've got a feel for it a little.

I Don't want to scare myself senseless the first time I ride it! :naughty:
I have ridden quite a few bikes but this is the first in several years. :naughty:

looking forward to some good advise and making some sort og contribution to the forum

Cheers James

  • frogman

Posted April 01, 2005 - 03:33 AM


Get the Edelbrock Quicksilver carb, makes the bike more ridable, easier to start and faster.

  • sleeman

Posted April 01, 2005 - 03:51 AM


Great purchase jamestoo, you wont be dissapointed.

  • TimBrp

Posted April 01, 2005 - 04:12 AM


Nice purchase. Lots of "useable" info here. Congrats!

  • jamestoo

Posted April 01, 2005 - 04:20 AM


Cheers guys thanks for the welcome!


  • frankstr

Posted April 01, 2005 - 05:34 AM


Welcome James, Uncork that beast and enjoy the ride... :naughty:
You'll get all the info you need here at TT, It's a great place.... :naughty:

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  • Troy_Bell

Posted April 01, 2005 - 09:57 PM


One piece of advice. After you uncork the beast, don't grab a handfull of throttle right off the bat or else you might find yourself on the ground with your bike continuing on down the road. It is that big of a difference. YAHOOOOO!!!

  • Husky_Forever

Posted April 01, 2005 - 10:41 PM


Fix the right footpeg first, before you go on any long trail rides. Otherwise, you will be in the middle of no where with only one foot peg. :naughty: Steny

  • captb

Posted April 01, 2005 - 10:51 PM


Welcome, good choice lots of bang for the buck, keep the shinny side up.

  • Britnewbie

Posted April 02, 2005 - 11:15 AM


Hi James, Welcome Im in UK too. Just bought a 2000 XR650r last week and just started riding it. Give me a hello sometime. Cheers, Steve :naughty:

  • jamestoo

Posted April 07, 2005 - 05:28 AM


Well thanks for the very warm welcome guys just to update.

Collected the pig yesterday what a superb bike! Never ridden one before but it goes great even in stock form.

Had a quick check over it and went straight out for a 10 mile ride it was a real pig to start first off but i hadnt got the choke set up right or to be honnest the knack. i adjusted the ideler and now it starts first kick with no choke!

the bike is an 2002 xr650r when i collected it it had only 153 miles on it from new!
the guy i bought it from said it frightened him!

i'll get used to it some more first off road over the coming weekend then i'll uncork it



  • TimBrp

Posted April 07, 2005 - 05:31 AM


You got a sweet bike/deal. Be glad the other guy was the big "V", right?...LMAO!

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