Now I'm Red and Blue
Posted December 18, 2000 - 09:27 PM
Posted December 19, 2000 - 01:11 AM
I know you have already did the carb mods. Tell me, how is that low end torque?
A few years back, I took an XR600 on an MX track. Although much heavier than my CR250 Honda, I thought the bike rode surprisingly well. Even some MX racers who were watching me commented that they were impressed at my lap times.
I WAS impressed with the bike.
Posted December 19, 2000 - 03:20 AM
After a ride on it around the neighborhood and a few months later, I owned the WR.
Can't wait to see pics of your bike Clark. I'm sure it's trick! or going to be
86TT225, 98CR80, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA.
Posted December 19, 2000 - 04:33 AM
Let me guess, because the 650r should be bullet proof (as all the xr line) then more reliable thane the unknown 520 (reliability wise). Furthermore, the 650 is heavier with a softer suspension, making more confortable bike for long ride instead of a cross or a tight trail mxer. Another big issue, the xr must be a lot less expensive, if kept stock, than the 520. Last thing, I would presume that the 650 has a generally stronger motor, making a better bike for adding performance modification.
Many people may say that the 520 is a better bike than the 650, but I can see a ton of reason to choose the 650 instead of the 520. And I am sure Clark has excellent reason. Hope we'll have comment on that bike here or on the new xr650r forum.
P.S. Your megamax 2 is still doing a great job, thank again
Question for you clark, I went on the Eric Gorr's site to look for a head job, may be porting and 3 angles valve job. What should I expect in term of power gain with that kind of job and what is the best mod to do first.
Yz timing, complete megamax (6 disk and quiet core) air box cover removed.
Posted December 19, 2000 - 08:06 AM
I’ve never raced moto and have only been on a few practice tracks but, on a very muddy one, I did as well on an XR (stiffer sprung, Scott’s, uncorked, Yosh pipe) as my YZ, traction was hard to come by and the YZ was bouncing off the rev limiter approaching the big double (yeah, like 40 ft. max.) while the XR carried its mo. with less rider effort.
You don’t notice the weight until you overextend, awesome brakes and precise steering help a lot here. And that big couch of a seat is muy comfy for long rides.
In short, I’m jealous.
As for the KTM, IMO putting blinkers on an RFS would be sacrilege. It too easy to lift that thing into your truck and haul it to your riding area…
Posted December 19, 2000 - 09:30 AM
Posted December 19, 2000 - 09:34 AM
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Posted December 20, 2000 - 04:14 AM
1 kg heavier than the XR600
Posted December 20, 2000 - 09:07 AM
Ever wonder what the big XR would run like with an FCR carb??
Posted December 21, 2000 - 08:44 PM
I got a excellent deal on this bike it was street legal right off the show room floor. This is in California and its a no hassel ride as far as the DMV and the California Air Reasouces Board (CARB) are conserned. One of the primary reasons I bought it plus the Honda rep for reliability. It came with a Baja Designs kit installed by Baja Designs etc.
I feel I have the jetting nailed and will be testing a few mods I accomplished this week.
*De Smog (removed the Smog pump and all the hoses) and installed a XR's only block off kit
*White Brothers R4 pipe
*XR's only backfire screed
*Scotts top tripple clamp, Pro Tapers Magrath Henery bend, moved my dampener from my WR
*Uped the fork springs from stock .43 to .45
*Uped the Shock spring from a 9.5 to a 10.5 I over shot on this one will end up with a 10.0 or a 10.3
*170 to 175 main (Stock was a 125)
*68S pilot jet (Stock was a 65S), you need to run the "S" jets and they are availabe through Honda and not Kehin
*The Honda Power up needle a B53E No. 3 from the top.
Fuel screw at 1.75 turns out from seated.
Now I have two excellent rides and having a blast.
Posted December 22, 2000 - 02:12 AM
Not a bad bike with a bit of work.