anybody need a parts bike? xr650l


26 replies to this topic
  • Buckshot44

Posted August 08, 2007 - 06:51 PM

#1

I just got a quote for a repair bill from the shop for way to much to rebuild the engine in my 650l. So before I put it on ebay i thought i would try here first. I have a 94 xr650l with a blown motor. it has just under 14000 original miles. I built the bike to prerun the baja 1000.
parts include:
oversize tag bars
RTT stabilizer
MSR hand guards
4.0 gallon clarke tank
UFO plastics
CRF front fender
Dunlop 606 tires (75%)
Baja Designs Skid plate
Baja Designs Shark fin
New back Brakes
New fork Seals
Black Powdercoated Frame
UNI filter
Supertrapp Exhaust
New Battery
and a box of extras (Stock Stuff)

I posted pictures in the classifieds on tt If anybody is interested in this bike give me a call
(760) 271- 2172 or 760 767-3832. I am in Southern California
This bike is for sale to the best offer I get...

  • martinfan30

Posted August 08, 2007 - 06:57 PM

#2

what went south in the engine?

  • Buckshot44

Posted August 08, 2007 - 07:14 PM

#3

Apparently everything. During a 200 mile training ride (thats what we tell the wives) The bike started to lose power and backfire. The problem ended up being the Carb disconnected from the airbox and I sucked some dirt. We fixed it and the ride continued but when we got in single track it started blowing black smoke, but I finished the ride and the bike still runs. But not very well...

  • HeadTrauma

Posted August 08, 2007 - 11:26 PM

#4

Black smoke is too much fuel or weak spark. Those two point to the carb or ignition, which indicate something other than a blown engine. Have you even had the carburetor apart, or did you just hand it off to the "mechanic" to figure everything out?

Dang, area code 760? You out in Barstow or something?

  • Buckshot44

Posted August 09, 2007 - 07:17 AM

#5

I'm in Borrego Springs. About 15 Minutes from Ocotillo Wells. The engine is not blown. It still runs. There is a knock that was misdiagnosed as needing a valve adjustment. 3 times in 1500 miles. So I took in to a new shop to be diagnosed and they came back with a laundry list of parts. A new head, piston, Crank, valves, etc etc. The repair quote was 3700 dollars. I cant believe that much is wrong, but I dont want to spend any more on this bike. I bought it to prerun.

  • ThunderChicken

Posted August 09, 2007 - 08:28 AM

#6

Check your PMs. I'm in Redlands. Email photos and if I like what I see we can work something out.

  • Buckshot44

Posted August 09, 2007 - 05:58 PM

#7

I will be picking the bike up at motoworld on Saturday so i should have some pics by that evening

  • mikyrc

Posted August 10, 2007 - 12:46 AM

#8

If you decide to part it out i would be interested in a pair of things.

  • zrxer

Posted August 10, 2007 - 05:53 AM

#9

PM sent.

  • Mogdorr

Posted August 10, 2007 - 03:00 PM

#10

how's the countershaft? haha, but seriously.


could also use a clutch cover, and something in the trans is definately missing a gear tooth.... came out first time with the new magnetic drain plugs. Not exactly adding to my piece of mind d'oh.

It would also be nice to have a spare head to build.

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  • Buckshot44

Posted August 11, 2007 - 07:58 PM

#11

I put some pics of this bike up in the classifieds. Have a look

  • xr500_89

Posted August 14, 2007 - 08:56 AM

#12

will you take a 1000 for it?

  • Buckshot44

Posted August 14, 2007 - 08:40 PM

#13

Sorry 1500 is the lowest I can go, Before I take it apart and sell it on ebay. Thanks though

  • xr500_89

Posted August 14, 2007 - 09:10 PM

#14

alright thought i would ask

  • lhark

Posted August 15, 2007 - 01:55 PM

#15

I would be interested in the wheels, if you're going to part it out. Maybe the swingarm, too....

  • zrxer

Posted August 16, 2007 - 11:55 AM

#16

I'd possibly be interested in the frame, seat and tank depending on what you wanted for them.

  • Buckshot44

Posted August 16, 2007 - 08:43 PM

#17

I will keep it in mind. I just really want to sell it as a complete bike. I personally think the engine is rebuildable. The cylinder had some scratches. Nothing deep, and the piston had some carbon build up on top. Nothing that looked real bad. Now I have a qusetion for all of you gearheads. Can you really determine if an engine needs a new crank buy only removing the head? The con rod is still connected and there doesnt seem to be any excessive play or anything. It all seems to be in good shape. Lemme know. Thanks

  • HeadTrauma

Posted August 16, 2007 - 09:24 PM

#18

Can you really determine if an engine needs a new crank buy only removing the head? The con rod is still connected and there doesnt seem to be any excessive play or anything.


In a word, no. The cylinder has to come off also. However, once again black smoke does not point to a crankshaft or bottom end failure. The shop that quoted you $3700 to fix "everything" is trying to rob you blind. :naughty:

  • zrxer

Posted August 17, 2007 - 05:51 AM

#19

In a word, no. The cylinder has to come off also. However, once again black smoke does not point to a crankshaft or bottom end failure. The shop that quoted you $3700 to fix "everything" is trying to rob you blind. :naughty:


HeadTrauma I believe the cylinder is off the motor. I also agree $3700 is way out of line. Buckshot44 if I lived closer I'd come over and inspect your engine and tell you exactly what you need. My complete engine for sale offer still stands if you change your mind.

  • martinfan30

Posted August 17, 2007 - 06:39 AM

#20

agree with last 2 posts. need to look around for another shop. also like HT said, black smoke is not telling you to tear down the eng.





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