riding with an XR650R, any pointers to keep in front?
Posted June 29, 2003 - 04:10 PM
Anyone ridden with an XR650R? Planning a ride with one and I am wondering how much the PIG will pull on my bike. The trails are fairly open, so, I think the XR650R will have an advantage over me and my bike. Anyone mixed it up with one of these bikes over some fairly open trails or loose sandy riverbed conditions? Will the guy pull pretty good on my bike? Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Posted June 29, 2003 - 04:16 PM
Posted June 29, 2003 - 05:10 PM
The XR600's feel quite a bit slower to me than the XR650R's. Don't be fooled though, as they move out in the open as well.
I just changed mine to YZ timing yesterday so I'm anxious to get back out there and run these guys again. We'll see how much of a difference it makes.
Posted June 29, 2003 - 06:15 PM
The XR6 and Xr650 are both good bikes for more open fast track trails, fire roads and desert. Get them into the woods and their weight begins to slow them down. They carry a LOT of weight on the front wheels. Anything that is wet and muddy can be a handful on these bikes! Also if your friends have anything like a fork brace on the red pigs, that will really make them handle better than you think.
If things are dry, you should have a lot of fun dicing it up. I find that it really is not the bike, but the rider. When things are wet, the red pigs are a handful and since we are not all scott summers capable, most of us slow down or crash out on them. You should have no problems in the tigther, wetter parts of the trail.
Posted June 29, 2003 - 06:26 PM
Posted June 29, 2003 - 06:34 PM
Posted June 29, 2003 - 07:34 PM
Anyway, no matter what they pull, I'll do my best to hold the blue flag in front.
Posted June 30, 2003 - 07:28 AM
Posted June 30, 2003 - 06:40 PM