Need to decide between XR650R and CRF450

Not sure what specs cunuck BRP's have---but its worth asking the dealer to add a uncorking kit...especially if its a bike thats been on the show room floor for awhile...

Remember to there are still some '02 bikes at cheap prices on showroom floors....

I don't need to find a deal, I work for Honda of Canada. I get the bike for 10% below dealer cost. The uncorking kit? What does that include?

check the archives for info on uncorking--the 650r.us site is another great place for uncorking info...plus the yahoo site has lots of info...

Uncorking means different things to different people--and i am really not sure about Canadian specs for the BRP--but it usually means opening up the airbox, re-jetting the carb, changing the intake manifold, and opening up the pipe a little bit.

Theres a HRC kit that takes it to another level all together if ya feel the need for speed...

Hi everyone, it's been a while but I am finally buying a XR650R. I was going to buy one in the spring but I decided to keep my CR250 and get my G/F a 04 CRF230. She didn't take to it so we sold it. I was planning on buying a 05 XR650R in January but I just found a Deal on a 2001 with street plates for $3200 or best offer.

I checked it out today and I found that it was so easy to kick over.

My question is does the xr have an automatic decompression switch built in?

Outrider...you'd be one to ask about my post, Good 2nd bike? Once you have gotten used to your XR650R...let us know how you like having both it and CR250!

Thanks

JT

Hi everyone, it's been a while but I am finally buying a XR650R. I was going to buy one in the spring but I decided to keep my CR250 and get my G/F a 04 CRF230. She didn't take to it so we sold it. I was planning on buying a 05 XR650R in January but I just found a Deal on a 2001 with street plates for $3200 or best offer.

I checked it out today and I found that it was so easy to kick over.

My question is does the xr have an automatic decompression switch built in?

The answer to your question is Yes.

You won't be disappointed with the 650. It is a fun bike. Especially if your going to do any road riding. I think I'm going to get a CRF450 now that I have the 650. I looked at them before I bought the 650 but was not to crazy about the maintanance issues but now I can ride the 650 if the 450 is down for maintanance. I would use the 450 strictly for track because I love the power delivery of the 650 in the woods.

Thanks old man time. Do you know what the compression number should be for a xr650r?

I have both...04 450, 02 dual sport 650

I race and work on the 450...

I ride, play, putt on the 650 with oil changes being the extent of my working on it.

They are both a blast. You seem to be asking for a 650 in your desires.

Decision has been made for months, 650R baby!!!!!!!

Decision has been made for months, 650R baby!!!!!!!

whoops!

I have both...04 450, 02 dual sport 650

I race and work on the 450...

I ride, play, putt on the 650 with oil changes being the extent of my working on it.

They are both a blast. You seem to be asking for a 650 in your desires.

I think that is a great combination. I have even thought about picking up a used 650r to supermotard but I want to get the 450 first. :cry:

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