xr 650 on asphalt....


6 replies to this topic
  • kfcz400

Posted April 03, 2007 - 09:02 PM

#1

riding real dual sport, on and off road, how long will an xr 650 live if meticulously maintained........kevin

  • xrmarty

Posted April 03, 2007 - 09:08 PM

#2

if you mean 650R they seem to hold up pretty well. My buddy has a 2000 650r that he rides to work all the time and never had a problem. He does change the oil frequetnly and all other scheduled maintanance. I don't know too much about the 650xl.

  • Ferdinand

Posted April 03, 2007 - 09:53 PM

#3

A long, long, time an L or R. Both are proven.:bonk:

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  • philipstjohn

Posted April 04, 2007 - 04:45 AM

#4

I bought an XR650R to race on Sunday and ride to work on Monday. :bonk:

  • Dave450r

Posted April 04, 2007 - 07:07 AM

#5

i've got a 2000 and havent had any problems other than going thru tires like crazy :bonk:

  • hypersthenos

Posted April 04, 2007 - 10:36 AM

#6

The key is valve adjustments & oil changes at regular intervals. Sounds like you're already prepared for that so all's good. For a single cylinder 4 stroke I don't believe you will find a more durable engine. Gear it for highway use to minimize RPMs if you do regular highway blasts (15/45 works great for mostly road use and occasional off road use). Get a GUTS racing seat cover & soft foam for comfort ($130 with shipping or re-use the stock cover & save $60) as the stock seat is very uncomfortable for more that 30 miles. Taller bars help too as the stockers make the riding position a bit cramped. I run adapters & pro-taper CR hi-bends which are perfect for me at 5'10".

  • xrmarty

Posted April 06, 2007 - 01:17 PM

#7

Gear it for highway use to minimize RPMs if you do regular highway blasts (15/45 works great for mostly road use and occasional off road use).


Gearing is the key, however I would only change the front sprocket because you can swap them back and forth literally in about 5 minutes. What you like on the highway may not work for you on the trail.

Sprocket Specialists have just about any size you want (Al Baker's XR's Only has them too)





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