Very VERY cool XR.

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  • BajaBoundMoto

Posted August 09, 2006 - 07:10 AM


The spare cable is an old school thing, just a spare in case one breaks. You don't see it much anymore these days cuz cables are such high quality, but it's for a big deal like Dakar and could you imagine having to remove all that tank and crap to reroute a cable? aargh....

Some interesting things IMO...
- A WER stabilizer rather than a Ohlins/Scotts considering the bike is Euro and so is Ohlins and the Ohlins would probably be more practical over there (except for the fit maybe).
- The drilled right side # plate, opposite of the usual.
- The air filter set up. I guess all the nuts have to be removed for a filter change. Looks like a PITA but with the amount of sand that bike would be in and the not so great sealing of the 650 filter I guess it makes sense.
- Pivot Pegs..... not so sure I'd use those in such an important event, I've seen those snap off.
- Both grips with cut-out ends. I guess since the bike will be laying in the sand a number of times it'll keep sand from getting trapped under the throttle tube.
- I wonder if that's a tool wrap under the header, not a spare tube. Hard to see in the pics if the bike has Mousses.
- The case saver is a cross between an SRC and something else with the end result basically being an XRs Only style guard.
- Oh no,,, a stock right peg mount...
- All those hoses must be gas lines into gas filters.

Very sweet. The nicest Rally XR650 I've seen, that's for sure.

  • pburke

Posted August 09, 2006 - 08:19 AM


off season?

off season here is when you have to hide inside for a few months to avoid serious frostbite

  • pburke

Posted August 09, 2006 - 08:36 AM


What fuel tank is that? I want it! Of course, I also want the pegs, rims, hubs, stabilizer, and so on. I will settle for the tank, though.

front is 6 gal Acerbis, and there's another 3.6 gal under the seat. The whole setup will cost you about $850 for 9.6 gallons

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Posted August 09, 2006 - 08:49 AM


This one looks pretty close http://sfbay.craigsl.../190414172.html

  • x400r

Posted August 09, 2006 - 11:39 AM


I would rather look at that bike than porn. :thumbsup:

  • Huffa 2

Posted August 09, 2006 - 01:28 PM


I would rather look at that bike than porn. :thumbsup:

I guess that bike qualifies for the center fold.

  • mikekay

Posted August 09, 2006 - 07:51 PM

Another vote for dual clutch cables on long distance bikes.

Back in black...

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