Can't ride for 6 mth.rebuild or not to rebuild


28 replies to this topic
  • knuklehead

Posted September 30, 2007 - 06:00 PM

#1

My trusty 01 650r has at least 20 thousand on it (still runs great).I won't be able to ride for a while,thinking I could freshen her up while I recupe,or just leave it be??? Havn't done any internal mods just fresh oil, filters and valve adjustments(not that many but checked often)Rode very hard all the time.What do you guys think??

  • XR4DEZ

Posted September 30, 2007 - 06:31 PM

#2

My valves got to the point that I did not have any adjustment left and they needed setting after a couple hundred miles. Don't wait till it goes that far. If you don't have to adjust the valves frequently, you're still good. I had 19K on mine. Usually a rebuild and valve job is recommend around 12K, but mine still ran good right to the end. I'm glad it didn't blow before I had it rebuilt.I couldn't believe how much better it ran after the top end and valve job.

  • weskc35k

Posted September 30, 2007 - 11:44 PM

#3

Do it.
Say you don't and go for a ride after you recover and it shits itself,you'll be pissed off.

  • scalejockey

Posted October 01, 2007 - 04:55 AM

#4

Just do it. I notice every time my bike starts to not want to start on the first kick I adjust the valves(about twice a year) and the magic comes back. So they must be picky on valve condition.

  • machman

Posted October 01, 2007 - 06:14 AM

#5

6 mos is a long time. It's easy to come up with the time and money required for a build over that much time. The other great thing is that it's over winter. ...I've been rebuilding from May-Nov:bonk:

  • cleonard

Posted October 01, 2007 - 07:09 AM

#6

I'm usually part of the "if it isn't broke don't fix it group." However, at 20,000 your rings might be ready for replacement.

  • Denn10

Posted October 01, 2007 - 08:00 AM

#7

YEP i agree with everyone take your time and its something to keep ya busy and when your ready to ride youll be on a nice freshy that you can enjoy for another 20K

  • martinfan30

Posted October 01, 2007 - 09:21 AM

#8

ya do it. give you something to do while at home. maybe cam/hicomp piston? what is stock comp?

  • XR4DEZ

Posted October 01, 2007 - 09:33 AM

#9

If you ride tight stuff or rox don't do the HC piston. It makes the bike more likely to stall and you'll have to clutch more.

  • weskc35k

Posted October 02, 2007 - 12:02 AM

#10

Rubbish.

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  • XR4DEZ

Posted October 02, 2007 - 09:12 AM

#11

Another good reason to stay with the stock compression is to avoid using race fuel. It's nice to be able to use pump gas especially in remote areas like Mexico.

  • knuklehead

Posted October 02, 2007 - 05:19 PM

#12

Thanks for all the replys.Soon as I get out of this Halo I'll pull the ole girl apart.Will just go with a 680 and mild comp.don't need that much more power.Goes faster than I need to go now!

  • XR4DEZ

Posted October 02, 2007 - 07:36 PM

#13

Get well soon!

  • cleonard

Posted October 02, 2007 - 08:17 PM

#14

Don't stop at the engine. Clean and regrease the swingarm, the linkage, and the head tube bearings. Perhaps paint? Make it like a new bike.

  • XR4DEZ

Posted October 03, 2007 - 07:12 AM

#15

Don't stop at the engine. Clean and regrease the swingarm, the linkage, and the head tube bearings. Perhaps paint? Make it like a new bike.



Good suggestion, watch those needle bearings.:confused:

  • knuklehead

Posted October 03, 2007 - 07:53 AM

#16

Just had the swing arm off before my crash so I know its good to go,but will do service on fork, shock,and wheel/stem bearings.

  • XR4DEZ

Posted October 03, 2007 - 09:09 AM

#17

If you ride tight stuff or rox don't do the HC piston. It makes the bike more likely to stall and you'll have to clutch more.


I should probably of said I found the 650 does not lug down as well with a HC piston. JMO

  • weskc35k

Posted October 03, 2007 - 04:03 PM

#18

rubbish

  • XR4DEZ

Posted October 03, 2007 - 04:13 PM

#19

rubbish


Sorry, I'll acquiesce to this superb line of reasoning.:confused:

  • weskc35k

Posted October 03, 2007 - 05:31 PM

#20

rubbish





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