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
AlwaysWot

new to XR650R

11 posts in this topic

Hello!!

Finally I got my hands on a XR650R (used but fully stock), i've sold my DR650 (which is a great bike btw).

I've writing from Europe (Portugal), and I've got a couple of doubts about the BRP.

First of all, I've heard that the BRP in Europe is OEM uncorked is that correct? Whats the easiest way to check this?

Second, assuming that the bike in uncorked, whats the first mod I should make?

Cheers :crazy:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5150, do those underwear bunch up when you ride that 650?:crazy:

That's funny:naughty: , no they are removed before she goes for a ride...............

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That's funny:naughty: , no they are removed before she goes for a ride...............

That's even funnier.:crazy:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello!!

Finally I got my hands on a XR650R (used but fully stock), i've sold my DR650 (which is a great bike btw).

I've writing from Europe (Portugal), and I've got a couple of doubts about the BRP.

First of all, I've heard that the BRP in Europe is OEM uncorked is that correct? Whats the easiest way to check this?

Second, assuming that the bike in uncorked, whats the first mod I should make?

Cheers :crazy:

As far as I know, the only "corked" 650R is the US model. The European, Australian and General Export (middle east / africa) are all uncorked.

I found that getting rid of the stock handlebars made the bike feel 200% better. (I got Pro-Taper Windham instead).

If you're planning on riding a lot of dirt, the first mods I would get would be a Scotts damper. Expensive but good.

A bigger tank is useful - the stock range can be very limiting.

Wider seat - a nice improvement.

A lot of people say the suspension is the best thing to upgrade. I haven't done mine yet, but apparently it makes a huge difference to handling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Australian models come corked, I would guess the Euro ones, too

Best way to test if the bike is corked is to find a flat open stretch of land, and pin the throttle.

If it leaves you hyperventilating and saying holy s@#t !!!!, then it's uncorked.

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