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Filthybeast

Campbell-Hengevel 2003 Baja 1000 650R

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Greetings...

I was at the LA Cycle Show earlier today and noticed the Honda guys had put the Campbell-Hengevel 2003 Baja 1000 650R on display.

I took a few closeups and then posted them in the Yahoo 650R groups "Photo" section. (Sorry TT, I don't have a personal website to reference photos for this post.)

Here's the site url

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/XR650R/

Quick question...why did they paint the front fender black? My guess is due to the glare from the lights. On the other hand, those light might put out a good amount of heat. Enough to melt or warp the plastic fendor? Maybe its a heat resistant paint. Let me know...

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Any old flat black paint will get ya to the finish line. No issues with heat. Last year they had a stripe of black over the hump of the fender, and then the red again for the last 3-4 inches-looked cool. Not sure why they went back to a full length black design. Maybe the kid with the spray paint didnt want to tape it off...did you notice the rear shock is off a CR500? The muffler is a custom can design and its SS, not Ti. How about that over size front brake-its off a XL650...wish we could see inside that motor!

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