Another post of should I get a 650?


18 replies to this topic
  • metalm0

Posted May 25, 2006 - 06:49 AM

#1

Well my name is Josh and I am 15 and weigh about 135 right now. I am about 5 foot 9 and right now I own a 1985 CR500R that flat out rips. I will be turning 16 this August and wanted to get a plated bike. I realize that it is possible to plate my 500 but the gas and the problems and etc... its just not worth it so I was thinking of xr600/650... Now, I have ridden my buddies XR250 and whenever I ride it I just cant seem to get it to go anywhere it feels like. It seems to have no power even though bored to a 277, hot cam, etc... With him on it, he tends to work miracles... Is it jsut I am used to my 500 and it makes it seem that weak? How is the xr600/650 compared to the xr250? How about to my 500 how is it compared to that? Thanks for all the help.
-Josh

  • xr500_89

Posted May 25, 2006 - 06:53 AM

#2

well first off your in cali so goodluck plating any bike now, secondly the 250 is a joke compared to the 650/600

  • metalm0

Posted May 25, 2006 - 12:18 PM

#3

Is it that hard to plate? I see bikes for sale that have plates around here but I didnt realize it was that hard. Is it best to buy one plated? Thanks for the help...
-Josh

  • xr500_89

Posted May 25, 2006 - 03:07 PM

#4

yeah, its just about impossible to plate just buy one that plated off the bat.

  • metalm0

Posted May 27, 2006 - 06:13 AM

#5

Now my friends xr250 I would say is sorta heavy compared to my cr500 but I was wondering if the 600 or 650 weigh a lot more than the xr250s? I also heard after crashing they are a pain to start up but then again so is my 500 that already broke my friends ankle trying to start it. lol Since I have been on a 500 will it be any problem for me or is there still learning involved? Thanks for all the help...
-Josh

  • nxridge

Posted May 27, 2006 - 06:18 AM

#6

If your used to the power of a 2 stroke CR500 , then a four stroke 600/650
wouldn't be a problem.
As for the issue of weight , the 650 is much heavier than the 250.
Heavier then the CR500 also.

  • dstark

Posted May 27, 2006 - 10:46 AM

#7

320 something, dry, a 250 is a feather compared.

  • metalm0

Posted May 27, 2006 - 01:05 PM

#8

Ok now let me get this straight... The only difference between the xr600r/650r and the 600l/650l is the whether its liquid cooled or air cooled and if its street legal? I tried searching but can someone clarify? Thanks...

  • xr500_89

Posted May 27, 2006 - 01:54 PM

#9

yeah thats right just about, except the 600r has always been air-cooled

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  • metalm0

Posted May 27, 2006 - 03:25 PM

#10

Is there any difference in power between them?

  • xr500_89

Posted May 27, 2006 - 05:09 PM

#11

of course 50cc more is always gonna be some differance

  • traktools823

Posted May 27, 2006 - 05:11 PM

#12

anyone use trak tools products?

  • Max Power

Posted May 27, 2006 - 05:35 PM

#13

anyone use trak tools products?


Wrong isle. Try isle no 8, right beside the spam.

  • skyriver

Posted May 27, 2006 - 05:56 PM

#14

Wrong isle. Try isle no 8, right beside the spam.


Right on Max Power! Jeez.. 1st post is spam. You can't go anywhere without someone selling their crap.
I vow never to buy traktools no matter how cool or cheap. I might buy them if they suck just so I can tell everyone I know they really suck. :applause:

  • metalm0

Posted May 27, 2006 - 08:54 PM

#15

No I mean the difference between the xr650r and the xr650l in power? Thanks...

  • wr450fyamaha

Posted May 27, 2006 - 09:08 PM

#16

Ok now let me get this straight... The only difference between the xr600r/650r and the 600l/650l is the whether its liquid cooled or air cooled and if its street legal? I tried searching but can someone clarify? Thanks...



first off there is no 600L, just R. the R is liquid cooled, and not street legal form the factory. In cali, it will be next to impossable to plate a R. You will not be able to plate your 500....no way....not possable. The R does put out more and it is designed more for dirt where as the L is made for a mix....

  • xr500_89

Posted May 27, 2006 - 09:12 PM

#17

uhm actually there is a 600L but its only in europe

  • metalm0

Posted May 28, 2006 - 05:52 AM

#18

Now you see thats where I hit a problem... Everyone keeps saying that its hard to plate stuff in Cali but then I see people get it done and they are like it wasn't that hard. I also checked in to getting my 500 street legal a while back and that is also possible just like any other type of green sticker bike. Its just I wouldn't want to spend money for plating a bike that is hard to start and can barely go out of town.

  • xr500_89

Posted May 28, 2006 - 07:54 AM

#19

well there was a certain cut off time awhile ago that prohibits plating of non road legal bikes.





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