HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
philipstjohn

Pro Racing Suspension for 650R

6 posts in this topic

Hey Guys,

Does anyone know anything about Pro Racing Suspension out of Utah, and if they do good work? Please let me know. I found a street titled 06, 650R, with suspension re done by this guy. Also, it is uncorked, has a BRP triple clamp w/ protapers, uni filter,works conection frame guards, baja designs quick release set up and a few other little goodies. Also, I guess the guy is short, as he put in a Kuba Link lowering arm. Any problem with this, or can I just put back in the original link and be back to normal? Please give some feedback. He is asking $6000/ with less than 500 miles on it. Think it is a good deal? :ride:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know anything about the suspension.

I think you can find a better deal.

What are your main objectives?

-Do you have to have a bike with less than 500 miles on it

-Do you need a bike with an "upgraded" suspension? If you do is it set up for your weight?

-Does it have to be street legal, or can you do this yourself.

-Does it have to have certain aftermarket parts or is a corked oem bike fine, that you could upgrade later?

-Does it have to be local? Can you pick it up somewhere or have it shipped?

I think depending on what your answers are, you could find a xr650r in the range of $3000 that will meet most of those criteria.

Here is one:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147908

another

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149592&highlight=XR650R

and there are always a few on ebay.

Sometimes time plays a factor and you need it now, but most of the time you don't.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My problem is in Florida you can not title a bike for "off road use only" as of 1998. So I am stuck searching for a titled bike out of state, which I can then bring back and have it titled in FL. And it is hard for me to just buy a bike without seeing it. This bike is where a friend can look at it and ride it for me. I think I am stuck maybe paying more for what I want or I may not get it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My problem is in Florida you can not title a bike for "off road use only" as of 1998. So I am stuck searching for a titled bike out of state, which I can then bring back and have it titled in FL. And it is hard for me to just buy a bike without seeing it. This bike is where a friend can look at it and ride it for me. I think I am stuck maybe paying more for what I want or I may not get it!

but $6k? I have been in the market for about 6 weeks and I have seen about a half dozen titled 650Rs, all below $4500 and in most cases in very sharp condtion, because the folks who go through the trouble to convert the bike to street use are "abnormal" in their interest in bikes.

Now, here's what I decided to buy, and it'll be in my garage in about 9 days, for $3600, requiring a 10 hour round trip drive with a trailer to my neigboring state where the plates are much easier to obtain than in Wisconsin:

'01 XR650R

Baja Designs light kit (brake switch front and back)

Ricky stator 2 x 100 Watt coil (AC for headlight, DC for the rest)

Baja designs LED tail light

Pro Moto Billet rack.

FMF Q pipe.

Edlebrock Quicksilver carb.

Clark tank 4.3 gallon

Aluminum handle bars.

Trail Tech endurance speedometer.

Maxis Promax street tires.

15 tooth front sprocket

45 tooth rear sprocket

Alum bars.

Two mirrors with adapters that mount them to clutch and brake clamps.

Stainless steel oil filter.

new bearings in shock linkage

plus all the original parts, bike always on Mobil 1 5W50, etc etc

Saves me a ton of upgrades. All I have planned for the immediate future is dirt tires and some minor changes such as handle bar risers and some better hand guards. The rest will be decided once I get used to the bike.

And - if I don't like the condition of the bike when I go to pick it up, I don't have to buy it and will just look for another one.

And don't trust the stock odometer - that can easily be turned over, etc. The condition of the bike is what really matters.

Peter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0