XR650L or XR650R With Baja Kit
Posted June 07, 2005 - 05:00 AM
sold it (just becouse I wanted a change) got a 2004 DRZ400S and put mods on it to get it to work, 2 hot cams,head porting,stainless steel oil filter, Pro Circuit T4 exhaust, carb mods(jetting changes)Tag Fat bars, and slim taillight assy
The bike works great, BUT tops out at 158km/hr, 97mph and feels like it will blow up anywhere after 65mph
Would it be a good idea to get the XR650R and put the Baja Kit on it so I could have a more reliable liquid cooled motor to ride on the road or just get another XR650L air cooled
I do 95% on road riding but am partial to the dirt as I still race motocross and cross country and like the weight and looks of the more dirt version bikes
I could change the gearing on the DRZ and get it to work less hard, but I feel I would lose alot of my power gains
With the 650R, I could change the gearing alittle and still have loads of power and not have to do major mods
?#2What is the top speed of and XR650R?
Thanks for any input you can all help me with
Had I asked this question 1st about the DRZ, I would not have bought it
Posted June 07, 2005 - 05:19 AM
Posted June 07, 2005 - 05:57 AM
I rode yesterday and the XR650R stock is faster than my XR650L was when it was jetted.........And everyone says an uncorked R is much better than stock. So now I can't wait to uncork the BRP.
Go with a Dual sported XR650R, you might not need all that power, but it sure is fun.
Posted June 07, 2005 - 06:27 AM
Posted June 07, 2005 - 06:45 AM
Posted June 08, 2005 - 03:55 AM
I am looking foward to getting rid or the 400 and getting back to a real bike
Does anyone have info on how reliable these 650's are after a few miles
I had heard there was a clutch prob with the older ones
Posted June 08, 2005 - 08:36 AM
Posted June 08, 2005 - 09:59 AM
Overheating was a common problem with stock R's as well as improperly jetted R's. (too lean runs too HOT) Also the stock Thermostat has been known to get stuck open I believe. As far as is overheating a common problem, yes...is it a normal problem...NO! It is preventible.
My woods riding has me slower in many spots than stitting in traffic would and I currently have no problems. I did when I bought it from a guy who tried to jet it...it'd overheat sitting for 5 min in the coldest time of Jan (only 28-30F in TN). I went to higher Bar radiator cap to prevent it from escaping. Then I skipped the jetting hassels and put an edelbrock carb on it as well as the stock radiator cap and thermostat and it can stand in 85-90F sitting still running covered in mud while helping the youngsters up a tough hill or such.
I don't have an oil dipstick thermostat but others that have say their R's generally run cooler than the L.
Again it is a common problem to overheat but it is not normal. Again Everything has limits.
Sitting still in traffic wouldn't be blowing air over the fins of an air cooled bike like it wouldn't be blowing through a radiator.
Posted June 08, 2005 - 10:33 AM
Posted June 08, 2005 - 11:03 AM
Posted June 08, 2005 - 12:01 PM
Posted June 08, 2005 - 12:15 PM
Unless your XR doesn't way enough to trigger the light mechanism. Had that happend recently....kinda embarrassing.
Same here! I live in a quite small city (20000 ppl) so there are good chances of being all alone at a red light! At least 4 out of around 15 lights just stay red with me waiting while one car every 30 sec goes on its green..
Now I just make sure the way is clear and Ride the RED!!!
Posted June 08, 2005 - 12:25 PM
Posted June 08, 2005 - 12:27 PM
I talked to a guy who owns both. He said if your going to ride on the street, get the L. He claims that the R will overheat in traffic even though it is watercooled. Has anyone else found this to be true?
My R never overheats in traffic, properly jetted I use dexcool and water wetter and a proper rad. cap......................
Posted June 15, 2005 - 05:37 AM
I have made my decision to go with the 650R and street kit with all your help
It sounds like the best thing to do is uncork the old girl and do a carb change
Thanks to everyone for you input
let ya know how i make out
should be in, in a couple weeks
Posted June 15, 2005 - 07:32 AM
You said you jetted your last L, but didnt say you added a good pipe and filter, cam, removed smog etc. Jetting a stock bike aint gonna do squat.
Buy an R, I dont give a rats....but I am sure the L is better suited for longer and more often (95%) street riding. More comfortable, no kicking....come on !
Anyway... this me against you stuff is just plain TARDED !
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