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Poll: Which of these bikes is your primary ride? (3690 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of these bikes is your primary ride?

  1. Voted XR650R (955 votes [26.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.07%

  2. Voted XR650L (1577 votes [43.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.05%

  3. Voted XR600R (784 votes [21.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.40%

  4. Voted XL600 (185 votes [5.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.05%

  5. Voted Other XL/XR (162 votes [4.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.42%

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  • Fishon Abike

    TT Newbie

12 posts
Location: New Zealand

Posted July 27, 2011 - 04:48 PM


http://s1239.photobu...ff519/freeadd1/
Custom made mods by the previous owner. There is also a bash plate with intergrated water tank. The wind screen is my work. Keeps the wind and water off your chest andthrows it right in your face! Next mission is an oil cooler.

  • Fishon Abike

    TT Newbie

12 posts
Location: New Zealand

Posted July 27, 2011 - 04:51 PM


Dam it the photobucket link has gone.
http://s1239.photobu...ff519/freeadd1/

http://s1239.photobu...ff519/freeadd1/

attempt 2

  • tjrockit

    TT Member

73 posts
Location: Texas

Posted July 27, 2011 - 07:09 PM


Dam it the photobucket link has gone.
http://s1239.photobu...ff519/freeadd1/

http://s1239.photobu...ff519/freeadd1/

attempt 2


Try this:

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Wow, that's a rough looking bike!!

  • n16ht5

    TT Addict

3,344 posts
Location: Washington

Posted July 27, 2011 - 09:09 PM


Try this:

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Wow, that's a rough looking bike!!


uh... I think it needs some paint stripper and some love :smirk:

but it's an XR, I bet it runs like new :p

  • dino3310

    TT Member

84 posts
Location: New Zealand

Posted July 30, 2011 - 02:12 PM


uh... I think it needs some paint stripper and some love :smirk:

:p


no it dont, it looks a mint:thumbsup:

  • Zamo

    TT Bronze Member

190 posts
Location: Washington
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Posted July 30, 2011 - 10:06 PM


Just became a BRP owner for the first time tonight. Picked up a relatively low hours '01, and plan on dual sporting it when the new, more lenient laws take effect here in Washington state in 2012.
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I'm a little concerned how the thing will handle the dense woods around here, but I rode a CR500 through the same woods for years when everyone said that couldn't be done, so I hope it won't give me too much grief. Gave up my '06 YZ450 as part of this project, and if the BRP proves too much of a handful in the tight stuff, I'm going to augment it with a cheap two-smoke 250 for that duty.
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Other than the tank, and unplugged exhaust, I think it's pretty stock, though it has been uncorked. I'm going to look and see how un-corked though.
I've wanted one of these for YEARS and am tickled to have one. Now I just need to find the time to try it out.

  • Fishon Abike

    TT Newbie

12 posts
Location: New Zealand

Posted July 31, 2011 - 04:51 PM


uh... I think it needs some paint stripper and some love :smirk:

but it's an XR, I bet it runs like new :p



Mmmm paint stripper on plastic. Almost as good an idea as painting plastic in the first place. 47000miles, one top end rebuild, rebore piston valves etc, one CDI resolder(thanks Brian H), starts first compression every morning for commutes to work or trips away. Sure is a pig to pick up if you drop it in a creek. These bikes are few and far between in New Zealand. Nice to know there are a few more around the world.

  • dino3310

    TT Member

84 posts
Location: New Zealand

Posted August 01, 2011 - 04:55 PM


Mmmm paint stripper on plastic. Almost as good an idea as painting plastic in the first place. 47000miles, one top end rebuild, rebore piston valves etc, one CDI resolder(thanks Brian H), starts first compression every morning for commutes to work or trips away. Sure is a pig to pick up if you drop it in a creek. These bikes are few and far between in New Zealand. Nice to know there are a few more around the world.


woop woop another Kiwi:banana: which part of NZ are you in

  • Fishon Abike

    TT Newbie

12 posts
Location: New Zealand

Posted August 03, 2011 - 12:12 AM


Auckland, Mt Wellington based. Commute to Otara work days. Regular trips to Orere point for weekends and a play on the beach and across the river to the rocks. How about you?

  • completelymobile

    TT Newbie

5 posts
Location: Washington

Posted August 03, 2011 - 04:47 PM


Just became a BRP owner for the first time tonight. Picked up a relatively low hours '01, and plan on dual sporting it when the new, more lenient laws take effect here in Washington state in 2012.
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I'm a little concerned how the thing will handle the dense woods around here, but I rode a CR500 through the same woods for years when everyone said that couldn't be done, so I hope it won't give me too much grief. Gave up my '06 YZ450 as part of this project, and if the BRP proves too much of a handful in the tight stuff, I'm going to augment it with a cheap two-smoke 250 for that duty.
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Other than the tank, and unplugged exhaust, I think it's pretty stock, though it has been uncorked. I'm going to look and see how un-corked though.
I've wanted one of these for YEARS and am tickled to have one. Now I just need to find the time to try it out.


I owned and rode a ’98 CR500R from new until 2 years ago when I unfortunately sold it due to lack of riding areas due to the fact I was living in metro Seattle area. Well we ended up buying a home in the Camas/Washougal area and are only a few miles from the Larch Mt./Jones Creek riding area so I specifically found a plated 2001 XR650R to be able to ride from my home to the trails. I ride 80% single track and was concerned that the bike would be a hand full due the increased weight (I have the Sahara tank 6.3 gal) but after 250 miles of hard single track I can say you will love this bike. It feels surprisingly nimble for it’s size and weight. I was going to buy 250 for back up as well but now that I have some time on this bike I realize there is no need as this BRP seems to do it all really well (it does shred rear tires but that might be partly my fault!).

Enjoy your new bike you will like it the more you ride it …
Mike :eek:

Edited by completelymobile, August 03, 2011 - 04:49 PM.
added info


  • dino3310

    TT Member

84 posts
Location: New Zealand

Posted August 05, 2011 - 11:43 PM


Auckland, Mt Wellington based. Commute to Otara work days. Regular trips to Orere point for weekends and a play on the beach and across the river to the rocks. How about you?


Hamilton, most riding out along the west coast kawhia portwaikato etc.
Are you on kiwi biker? great to see another kiwi XR, theres 2 or us here in Hams we normally ride together:ride:

  • b3hr3ns

    TT Newbie

13 posts
Location: Minnesota

Posted August 06, 2011 - 12:23 AM


Does anyone know where i could find myself a 650R in or around Minnesota?

  • reaper55

    TT Member

70 posts
Location: Wisconsin

Posted August 06, 2011 - 11:32 AM


Does anyone know where i could find myself a 650R in or around Minnesota?


There are two for sale on craigslist right now.......:eek: (Twins Cities Metro)

I believe both are street plated........

If you want to ride it on the road make sure it's already plated. I believe in recent years MN has made it much harder to plate "dirt bikes." No worries with the L though.

Reaper

  • xrharold

    TT Bronze Member

119 posts
Location: New York

Posted August 06, 2011 - 12:44 PM


this post has a crazy amount of views

  • fnsweet

    TT Newbie

1 posts
Location: Florida

Posted August 07, 2011 - 06:44 PM


My new PIG.....

Back in 1986 I wanted a Honda but I was overseas and the only bike I could get was a 1986 XT600...........

My son wanted to start trail riding so I found him a CRF70....

And I found this clean '86............Needs a new front tire, dry rot and a bolt and insulator washer on the exhaust.

Starts one kick, hot or cold!

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  • rikco

    TT Member

72 posts
Location: Netherlands

Posted August 08, 2011 - 12:03 AM


nice one fnsweet :eek:

  • Cricket xr650

    TT Newbie

18 posts
Location: Australia

Posted August 09, 2011 - 01:26 AM


Nice finner mate

  • fshnrob

    TT Bronze Member

332 posts
Location: Texas

Posted August 09, 2011 - 12:00 PM


Latest pic of my 01 Piggy.

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  • marvin willis

    TT Bronze Member

381 posts
Location: North Carolina

Posted August 13, 2011 - 11:22 AM


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  • cocre

    TT Member

29 posts
Location: South Carolina

Posted August 13, 2011 - 02:29 PM


The Pig sporting a new tail light, numbers, and 14/48 gearing.

She must have been feeling pretty spry today; she threw me hard into the dirt at the clay pit. There were some new rain ruts at the very top of a steep incline that I slowed to avoid and I allowed the engine to die on me. It was the wrong place to be with no forward momentum and no motor. I fell hard right, back down the incline with the bike above me. No real harm done to me or the Pig, but when I finally got the bike down the hill, I looked back up the trail, winced, tucked my tail and rode home.

Sorry for the poor quality cell phone pictures.

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