Dry weights of 650R and 650L?


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  • mikesbaron

Posted May 20, 2005 - 03:41 PM

#1

Can someone school me to the official dry weights of these bikes?

  • BWB63

Posted May 20, 2005 - 03:54 PM

#2

Honda dry weight of the XR650R is 277# and ready to ride is 302#
XR650L Dry weight is 324# and 348 ready to ride.

  • XR4DEZ

Posted May 20, 2005 - 07:06 PM

#3

We weighed a 650r ready for Baja with a full tank, 320lbs.

  • Max Power

Posted May 20, 2005 - 07:21 PM

#4

We weighed a 650r ready for Baja with a full tank, 320lbs.



Sounds about right.

  • Miker

Posted May 20, 2005 - 07:27 PM

#5

How much gas?

  • Max Power

Posted May 20, 2005 - 08:16 PM

#6

How much gas?




16.3 liters.

Rad full of "heavy water"

Brakes full of toxic chemicals.

Forks full of..... What the hell does Honda put in their forks when new????

Tires full of "free air".

Chain lubed with "WD 40..... Just kidding." :D

Engine full of "FUN"

322 lbs on a good day

God Bless America and my 6Fiddy. :)

  • BWB63

Posted May 20, 2005 - 08:46 PM

#7

I weighed mine with a Clarke tank (full), skid plate, scott's, hand guards, fork brace, shark fin, aluinium chain guard, acerbis headlight, a few other little things, no battery or extra stuff like that and my bike weighed 324 on a calibrated scale at work. I firured the reason I weighed more then stock Honda; was the extra 14 pounds of fuel (Clarke's hold more then 4.3 gallons), Fuel is about 8 pounds a gallon (no quite)

The header/muffler I had then was three pound lighter then stock but, the skid plate is two pounds more then the stock plastic one and then all the little extra's.


277 + 20 pounds fuel + 4 pounds for oil + 2 pounds for coolant = a little more then the 302 pounds Honda claims

277 pounds is a bike without a smog pump. California bike before un-corking is 284 pounds

I will weigh mine again now that it's a little heavier. It seems like something is always going on there adding weight :D Steel sleeve, heavier piston :) Hydrogen in the tires :worthy: might help, with cold fusion oil, with a special molecular structure to make it lighter then air. Making the whole engine, frame, big bolts and swing arm out of Beryllium :D Taking some of the foam out of the seet would be the biggest help :)

  • DualSport650

Posted May 20, 2005 - 09:10 PM

#8

320 pounds wet with gas!

That's insane!!! :D

I figure my old XR600 dual sport was about 300 wet with gas and I could live with that.

But, when I bought the XR650 I figured it would be the same... about 300 fully loaded.

300 is FREAKING HEAVY, but 320??? That's just SICK AND WRONG.

You sure about that number? :)

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  • BWB63

Posted May 20, 2005 - 09:17 PM

#9

320 pounds wet with gas!

That's insane!!! :)

I figure my old XR600 dual sport was about 300 wet with gas and I could live with that.

But, when I bought the XR650 I figured it would be the same... about 300 fully loaded.

300 is FREAKING HEAVY, but 320??? That's just SICK AND WRONG.

You sure about that number? :)


A stock un-cork XR650R is two pounds lighter then a XR600R both full and ready to ride. XR600R is 271 dry but, 304 ready to ride (some web pages say 306.4) The 324 pounds is because of the extra fuel with the larger tanks. The skid plates most add are 2~3 pounds heavier then stock but, most header/aluminuim muffler setups are three pounds lighter then stock. Scott's steering stabilizers or other are on most race bikes, hand guards, ect, ect, ect. 302 pounds ready to ride.....stock uncorked.

16.4 L = 4.3 gallons........Stock = 2.6 gallons = 20 pounds. A clarke 4.3 holds 4.7 gallons 35 pounds ....15 pound difference add some for the extra's that everone puts on a bike and you get a 320+ pound bike but, you can make up for it by running 8 pounds of air in each tire instead of 20 and that will save you 24 pounds (12 X 2 = 24 pounds) :D

  • XR4DEZ

Posted May 20, 2005 - 09:26 PM

#10

But it does'nt feel that heavy, until you have to pick it up or ride whoops for an hour.

  • DualSport650

Posted May 20, 2005 - 09:27 PM

#11

OK, thanks Bruce.

I feel better now. :) http://www.moto-guide.com/images/smileys/friday.gif

That 320 number really freaked me out.

I was about ready to go out and buy a 2-smoke Honda CR250 or KTM 200 EXC (mountain bike with a motor). http://www.moto-guide.com/images/smileys/ymca.gif

  • frankstr

Posted May 21, 2005 - 05:22 AM

#12

But it does'nt feel that heavy, until you have to pick it up or ride whoops for an hour.


Yeah, It never feels that heavy till you have to pick it up....... :D
But I try not to drop it SO I don't have to pick it up.... :)
It hides its weight real good when riding though.... :)

  • mikesbaron

Posted May 21, 2005 - 09:15 AM

#13

Are you serious the stock tank only holds 2.6? That is stupid. Even the LC4 640 and Husky 570 hold that much.

  • BWB63

Posted May 21, 2005 - 09:39 AM

#14

Are you serious the stock tank only holds 2.6? That is stupid. Even the LC4 640 and Husky 570 hold that much.


It seems all the bike makers go with about that size. Thinner tank makes the bike "Feel" lighter but, it's nice to be able to ride more then 70 miles without refilling. The same bike can be all over the chart for how many mile it get to the gallon compared to what it going through. I have gotten more then 40mpg and I have gotten less then 30mpg.

  • Jeff Moore

Posted May 21, 2005 - 11:05 AM

#15

Hey BWB63- That is a good story about saving weight by reducing pounds of air!!!!!
'Bout peed my knickers!
Hehehehehahahahehehahahaaaaaaaaagh!

  • BWB63

Posted May 21, 2005 - 02:59 PM

#16

Hey BWB63- That is a good story about saving weight by reducing pounds of air!!!!!
'Bout peed my knickers!
Hehehehehahahahehehahahaaaaaaaaagh!



I found if you write a long enough posts you can write anything......Most don't read more then one or two lines and then move on.

That is why the "What happened to the Group" Thread went so crazy. Only a few read long enough to get to the point. The rest thought it was an XR"R" vrs. XR"L" Post.

Most of what I write, "that is not facts" is way out there and written to be funny or to think about but, some take it personal. I am glad you saw the humor :)


http://xr650r.borynack.com/





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