Definitive XR650R thread (reference thread technical)

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25/04/2003 at 22:40
25/04/2003 at 23:06
Good Idea Zanx
25/04/2003 at 23:08
Thought it might be useful till the search facility is working again.
26/04/2003 at 08:13
here's a couple more

Edelbrock carb

FMF system

Oh and i have the carb set up nicely now with no glitches at all and strong power right up to the limiter.
Had no trouble with the FMF either, no cracks breakages or anything and the quality is very good, maybe the powerbomb system has different mounting points?
26/04/2003 at 09:05
zanx wrote

Thought it might be useful till the search facility is working again.

It never seems to work when I try to use it, so thanks for doing this thread. Hoping I won't need some of it, but you never can be sure, even when riding RED

Fek-Yet another project for the back of the garage.
08/05/2003 at 17:10
There's another clutch bush thread (with a picture!) here

Clutch slipping

Batwing airbox baffle thingy

oil changing & valve clearance tips

The pig pen - Found another XR650R FAQ and the pdf honda workshop manual.

and also the yahoo group

A proper crash.

TM40 setup and here and here and here and here and here.
How to make your own throttle cables
How to re-use the stock Honda throttle cables
How to find TDC

Mikuni HSR 42 / 45 fitting - TMR style roller bearing flatslide pumper. Easier to fit than FCR, cheaper than TMR, better than TM40?

FMF cans. Not highly recommended.

Dyno Results

Sprockets + gearing

Auto-decomp demystified.

Fuel tank repairs and fitting 2nd fuel tap for extra tank range

Braking stuff - master cylinders and caliper ratios etc etc
Matching M/C to calipers stuff
VFR brakes
Brake fluid techy stuff

The security thread

Slidey fork protectors and here

USD Forks?

Starting tips. More starting tips

Chain tensioning

Crash bung / bobbin threaded bar stuff

Brake fluid DOT4/5/5.1 info

High wattage stator

Bike or Car history search

Maxxis / Goldspeed rubber compound

MOT testing info
08/05/2003 at 19:23
Zanx getting the parts together soon for a airbox overhaul going to try a pod filter soon as I get the fork back together. Shouldn't be to much work but we will see if it gets any power.

Dan V.
08/05/2003 at 20:52
Got one in my airbox, never took it in and out to test difference though.

Dan V.
18/05/2003 at 21:31
Stoo, great find that
24/06/2003 at 08:13

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30/09/2003 at 00:58
15/10/2003 at 18:41
An addition to this thread.

Applied Racing triple clamp fitment:

Obvious really, that the old one off, put the new one on BUT the rather splendid Applied item has the bolt clamp holes slightly further apart than the Honda item. This may not seem like a big deal until you try to re-fit the light holder brackets, the bolts won't line up bacause the bracket holes are 1mm closer together. Fix? Just drill out the holes by 1mm or so, it doesn't affect anything really and the bolts go straight in, JUST!

One other issue, again involving the light brackets, is that the brackets foul the front of the triple clamp because it's thicker that the Honda one, again, simple to fix with 4 x 2mm washers behind the light brackets to clear the triple clamp.

Apartfrom that, it's a lovely bit of kit, really well made, very light and it means you can fit a FatBar without raising the height and position of the bars with adaptors. Gives a rather nice "attack" position to the bike

Oh, and spark plugs are good for 13,000 miles.
16/11/2003 at 17:37
13/02/2005 at 20:29
Check out

Noticed a lot of tech questions in the thread, this original workshop manual should help out. It's 147Mb so don't try to download it on a dial-up...

If you have any serious trouble getting it let me know, can always get it on CD or something. :burnout:
13/02/2005 at 20:32
Derrrrr.... just noticed the same content a bit further up... 'tis Sunday night though..
16/03/2007 at 12:08
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