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Can't ride for 6 mth.rebuild or not to rebuild

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My trusty 01 650r has at least 20 thousand on it (still runs great).I won't be able to ride for a while,thinking I could freshen her up while I recupe,or just leave it be??? Havn't done any internal mods just fresh oil, filters and valve adjustments(not that many but checked often)Rode very hard all the time.What do you guys think??

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My valves got to the point that I did not have any adjustment left and they needed setting after a couple hundred miles. Don't wait till it goes that far. If you don't have to adjust the valves frequently, you're still good. I had 19K on mine. Usually a rebuild and valve job is recommend around 12K, but mine still ran good right to the end. I'm glad it didn't blow before I had it rebuilt.I couldn't believe how much better it ran after the top end and valve job.

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Do it.

Say you don't and go for a ride after you recover and it shits itself,you'll be pissed off.

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Just do it. I notice every time my bike starts to not want to start on the first kick I adjust the valves(about twice a year) and the magic comes back. So they must be picky on valve condition.

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6 mos is a long time. It's easy to come up with the time and money required for a build over that much time. The other great thing is that it's over winter. ...I've been rebuilding from May-Nov:bonk:

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I'm usually part of the "if it isn't broke don't fix it group." However, at 20,000 your rings might be ready for replacement.

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YEP i agree with everyone take your time and its something to keep ya busy and when your ready to ride youll be on a nice freshy that you can enjoy for another 20K

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ya do it. give you something to do while at home. maybe cam/hicomp piston? what is stock comp?

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If you ride tight stuff or rox don't do the HC piston. It makes the bike more likely to stall and you'll have to clutch more.

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Another good reason to stay with the stock compression is to avoid using race fuel. It's nice to be able to use pump gas especially in remote areas like Mexico.

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Thanks for all the replys.Soon as I get out of this Halo I'll pull the ole girl apart.Will just go with a 680 and mild comp.don't need that much more power.Goes faster than I need to go now!

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Don't stop at the engine. Clean and regrease the swingarm, the linkage, and the head tube bearings. Perhaps paint? Make it like a new bike.

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Don't stop at the engine. Clean and regrease the swingarm, the linkage, and the head tube bearings. Perhaps paint? Make it like a new bike.

Good suggestion, watch those needle bearings.:confused:

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Just had the swing arm off before my crash so I know its good to go,but will do service on fork, shock,and wheel /stem bearings.

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If you ride tight stuff or rox don't do the HC piston. It makes the bike more likely to stall and you'll have to clutch more.

I should probably of said I found the 650 does not lug down as well with a HC piston. JMO

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