XR650R vs 650L vs KTM 625 SXC
Posted February 11, 2015 - 06:28 PM
Thumper I remember Ole Glenn.. He was asked by quite a few top guys on here at the time back then for some dyno proof or even a few pics of the bike and he produced nothing..
References to the XRR were made even back then.. Then he had a meltdown after he probably figured out he couldn't BS his way out of his unsubstantiated claims..
It's an XRL thats been modded and i'm pretty sure you of anyone know its limitations and what can be done with it.. Old glenn amused quite a few back then..
Heres one of his old posts
there may bhe a few good guys on this board but from what i'm hearing i think this board is just a clown hang out, i mean one guy says something totaly false and talks like he really knows what he is saying and then the next guy says some stupid stuff about the cut on a shaft that was cut with a precise hundred thousand dollar machine that is used for cutting. you guys with all that mouth should shut the hell up more often and you might learn something. you guys will always be slow and heavy because your to busy trying to sound smart but your lacking the brain cells to listen and learn.
p.s im in nc and ready to give all you losers some real honda power!!
Watch out !! .. he has the Power.. ....
Yeah, i was under the impression that by boring the engine out, changing the cam and even a good port and polish on the head will still only add 5-7hp....and still keep the rwhp under 40... 52 rwhp seems to be a little off. Regardless, a pig on a strict diet with all the engine mods would be an absolute blast to own for ripping through the woods.
Posted February 11, 2015 - 07:04 PM
Posted February 11, 2015 - 07:09 PM
After 40 years of riding it doesn't matter to me if its Red Blue Green Orange and XXX pounds with XX HP as long as its fun for Y O U is all that matters..
Posted February 12, 2015 - 02:08 AM
Right on Jet!
Thump you got a build thread?
Yup. Go to search and punch in " a pic of my 284 lb xrl "( I dont know how to post links..lol). Just check around those pages for other threads as well. This is where i made the mistake of claiming my pig lost 40 lbs and weighed 284 lbs. I got raked over the coals by a lot of members. Some friendly arguments took place. Some of the content got deleted. Lots of fun. .I orginally weighed it at the town dumps scales which were inaccurate. I actually had to search around for a smaller scale...bring in my own weights from my gym to make sure it was indeed accurate. Then the real weigh in was "292"...32 pounds down. Not 40 as i had orginally thought...but more than the 15-20lbs that a few members on here had insisted on. 292(dry), is the best it is going to get unless you shave the flywheel and go to a kickstart and such.
Posted February 12, 2015 - 05:11 AM
Posted February 12, 2015 - 08:35 AM
Posted February 12, 2015 - 12:03 PM
Just don't do it in the bathroom and you should be fine......
Posted February 13, 2015 - 01:55 AM
I'm targeting the 27lb frame. I think you can take 10lbs off of it with a race grade titanium or chromoly frame. I thought you could do it with aluminum but I don't think so anymore and have the strength of the original design. The The XR650R has an aluminum frame but it weighs.. About 27lbs lol. On my shipping scale which I judge as approximate.
...Race grade titanium?? .I thought i was obsessed with making the pig lighter. Your taking it to a whole new level. I will pass the torch onto you. Good luck with your project. Make me proud.
Edited by Thumper3, February 13, 2015 - 01:56 AM.
Posted February 13, 2015 - 06:09 PM
Posted February 14, 2015 - 06:03 AM
The big issue is that I have $2800 in my R and to get the KTM with a similar setup would cost 3 times that, maybe more.
Edited by hodakaharold, February 14, 2015 - 06:42 AM.
Posted February 14, 2015 - 10:02 AM
Posted February 19, 2015 - 02:27 PM
Posted February 19, 2015 - 02:55 PM
What are you going to be doing withg it?
Tight backwoods trails and more power helps very little, lotsa sand and more power will be much appreciated, etc.
Posted February 19, 2015 - 08:00 PM
It was kind of hard for me to determine what mods I could justify with my new bike. Spend all that money on a new bike, then put a couple more grand in moods. But, if you look at the price of a 690R then the mods kind of come into perspective on the L.
Daves Carb mods and 55/158 Jetting at sea level to maybe 3000msl.. You'll need a D tool to adjust carb air screw on a '15.
UNI Foam Type Filter (cage is included with those)
Get a real fuel tank. No aftermarket tank accepts stock shrouds.
Change the handlebars.
Dump the deathwings, MT-21 Front and D606 Rear 130/90
Perform Spuds Battery Mod
Remove Smog stuff and block off ports
Into dirt? add risers and steering damper.
USD's and rear shock mods.
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