XR650R serious miles.


6 replies to this topic
  • Karl Malone

Posted March 17, 2008 - 03:35 PM

#1

I am going to do the Tramsamerica trail this summer, I have pretty much made up my mind and I am going to be doing it on an XR650R. The question that I have, can the XR650R do the miles? I would be doing a total of 8,000 Miles total. In order to get to the trail head I have to do 2,000 miles of all road. After that the trail itself is 5,000 miles. Then 1,000 miles home. I am wondering if the XR650R can do the 3,000 miles of just straight pavement 500 miles a day?

  • xrfred

Posted March 17, 2008 - 06:06 PM

#2

can you guarantee any bike is capable of all that probably not.
xr 650r is as good a candidate as any but have you considered air cooled xr 400. How far is it between gas stops? sounds like the trip of a lifetime. Would you take a gun?

  • resurrection

Posted March 17, 2008 - 06:34 PM

#3

I'm more worried about your ass .Stop wate a minute that doesn't sound rite .
Can your ass handle it?

May I suggest taking a 14 counter and 15 also .I cant offer much off road advice as I ride mine on the street 95% .With 15/40 ,Enduro street tires
uncorked @ 50mpg 70-80 mph tucked. 40mpg w/head wind upwright.

You may see better mpg with less main jet and less noise.A muffler will help make the trip more tollirable,and prefer less fuel.

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  • XR4DEZ

Posted March 17, 2008 - 06:56 PM

#4

You'll need to know how to adjust the valves and change tires, air filters and oil, have a great time.The bike will make it no problem.

  • Karl Malone

Posted March 17, 2008 - 07:17 PM

#5

Cool, I wasnt really concerned about the trail, its the 2000 non stop street miles to get there.

  • resurrection

Posted March 17, 2008 - 07:30 PM

#6

I believe my 01 has maybe 2-3K per year 15,000miles ?
Filter every other oil change Moble1 Syn.
clean air filter once a year ,it's never much off road maybe a few hundred miles.
I think it's still tighter than my 93 L with 8,000m although I got it used and can't blame the L for it's previous owner

  • XR4DEZ

Posted March 17, 2008 - 07:42 PM

#7

Cool, I wasnt really concerned about the trail, its the 2000 non stop street miles to get there.


Might want to run a more street like tire for the 2K pavement miles.





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