back on an XR, XR600R now though


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  • NavyNuke

Posted January 04, 2008 - 03:41 AM

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well my XR650R got stolen last spring if some of you remeber me posting about it.
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well the insurance money bought me a 2000 KTM300 to try for my racing, decided it was :banghead: so sold my WR450, bought a newer KTM300, and traded the old one off for this

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97 XR600
has the Aloop tank/seat setup, a WER steering damper, and what looks like a leo vince exhaust, but not really sure.

so as soon as I get it titled, and weld a kickstand tab back on the frame, and come up with a kickstand I'll be out hitting up the 3 day trips around the southwest again.

this sping I want to dualsport from here to moab for 4 days of camping, and then back.

  • zrxer

Posted January 04, 2008 - 05:54 AM

#2

Welcome back! Good to hear ya got another XR regardless of which one. I had a 600 and I think it was actually easier to ride in the woods than my current 650R. Been kinda thinkin' about going back to one.:banghead: Bruce

  • SniperTeamBravo

Posted January 04, 2008 - 08:06 AM

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I'm curious, how do you like the XR600R compared to the XR650R you use to have? I have the XR600R and am toying with the idea of picking up the next XR650R I see for sale allready plated....

  • martinfan30

Posted January 04, 2008 - 09:17 AM

#4

ya i remember. at least your back riding now! i also amk curious how you compare the 600 to the 650.

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  • KAS

Posted January 04, 2008 - 09:26 AM

#5

For those of you wanting to compare the 600 to the 650, I can offer my opinion. I bought an XR600 new in '99, and traded it for an XR650R in 2001.

I felt the 650 was better in every way. Way faster, handled better, better suspension. I had no regrets going from the 600 to the 650, I like it more everywhere--fire roads, dunes, woods.

With that said, I still think the 600 might be a better bike if you're more of a sit down all day, look at the scenery and cruise along type of rider.

  • creeky

Posted January 04, 2008 - 12:22 PM

#6

I still think the 600 might be a better bike if you're more of a sit down all day, look at the scenery and cruise along type of rider.


That's a fact! :banghead:

  • SniperTeamBravo

Posted January 04, 2008 - 02:31 PM

#7

anybody have a stock clean set of XR600R wheels they want to sell fast?

  • NavyNuke

Posted January 04, 2008 - 02:37 PM

#8

can't compare em yet, no money to fix the issues on this 600R, so its sitting in the garage for a bit. gotta rebuild the motor in my jeep, and get the new KTM prepped to race.

  • NavyNuke

Posted July 19, 2008 - 08:34 PM

#9

Starting some work on my 600R now. Just ordered the Mikuni carb, and springs for it.

did a couple offroad rides with it, and its a tractor, although not as much fun as the 650R off road. did single track, and washes, and fast stuff.
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then swapped the tires, ditched the small tank for a 5 gallon unit, and did a 600 mile 3 day trip
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its wearing some Maxxis Desert IT's again now, gonna prerun a race on monday since my KTM is OOC due to some pipe damage.

then I'll swap springs/carb and take it out again for a week in moab in august. possibly run the AMRA race in montecello with it as well.

after the springs and Carb swap, I need to send the damper off to WER to be rebuilt. oh well, just more money that isn't around for it now. although more free money since I ditched my jeep and truck for a little car and trailer





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