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Old 12-09-2012, 12:02 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Chain and sprockets, changing the flame paint scheme back to the original orange, paint wheels black, brake lights/turn signals for the givi case and full fluid flush.

No clue when im gona do this tho... Weather has been really nice down here. Lol
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Some states won't plate the XR650R, so you have to get the heavier XR650L. Which is no better or worse then a DR650 or the slightly heavier, but water cooled KLR650.

The new KTM 500EXC runs circles around the Japanese 650's. As does the BMW G650X, Husqvarna TE630, Husaberg FE570 and the older KTM LC4 based 625. If you really want an insane dual sport the aprilia RXV 5.5 makes 70hp at the rear wheel and weighs around 320lbs wet.

For Tony who wants simple and basic, I'd say KLR650 or DR650. The XR650L is two generations behind. The aftermarket is the same for all 3 just about.

If he wants lighter, then back to what I posted about the 250's.
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...For Tony who wants simple and basic, I'd say KLR650 or DR650. The XR650L is two generations behind. The aftermarket is the same for all 3 just about.

If he wants lighter, then back to what I posted about the 250's.
That's pretty much where I'm at. I have no need for a bad ass off road bike because I'm not going to be jumping triples with it. Having a barely legal offroad bike for what I want to do, makes as much sense as buying a Hayabusa to go to Starbucks. Sure, a lot of people do it, but it's not for me.
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Some states won't plate the XR650R, so you have to get the heavier XR650L. Which is no better or worse then a DR650 or the slightly heavier, but water cooled KLR650.

The new KTM 500EXC runs circles around the Japanese 650's. As does the BMW G650X, Husqvarna TE630, Husaberg FE570 and the older KTM LC4 based 625. If you really want an insane dual sport the aprilia RXV 5.5 makes 70hp at the rear wheel and weighs around 320lbs wet.

For Tony who wants simple and basic, I'd say KLR650 or DR650. The XR650L is two generations behind. The aftermarket is the same for all 3 just about.

If he wants lighter, then back to what I posted about the 250's.
Several generations behind in what, bold new graphics? They're all low-tech and ungainly. The other models you've mentioned have their own problems with price, availability, parts, and reliability (check out all the SXV recalls, service bulletins, and horror stories).
I'd check into plating an R in your state. You can now find very clean examples for $2500 or less and with the savings over purchasing a DRZ, KTM, etc, you have quite the budget for improvements. It's only drawbacks are they're kick-only (unless you opt for an e-start kick) and require a man to ride them.
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The new F4i, simple. That ridiculous fender will be replaced with a Hot Bodies undertail. WTF was Honda thinking??




The E, not so simple. Though I've put a ton of time and $$ restoring and updating it, it is a 20yr old bike with just over 40k on the clock. Selling it, I'd lose my ass. Plus, to be honest, I'd really hate to see it go. Sooo, I'm toying with the idea of turning it into a dedicated trackbike.



At a hair under 500lbs, it'll be considerably slower than pretty much everything else out there, but having never done a trackday, I dont think the bike with will the limiting factor.
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Several generations behind in what, bold new graphics? They're all low-tech and ungainly. The other models you've mentioned have their own problems with price, availability, parts, and reliability (check out all the SXV recalls, service bulletins, and horror stories).
I'd check into plating an R in your state. You can now find very clean examples for $2500 or less and with the savings over purchasing a DRZ, KTM, etc, you have quite the budget for improvements. It's only drawbacks are they're kick-only (unless you opt for an e-start kick) and require a man to ride them.
I've ridden a XR and it was no better then my KLR. It was a tad lighter. As far as the other drawbacks I have dealers close by for all brands except Husaberg. And since I'm more then enough of a man, working on a bike doesn't scare me. I don't need to run to a dealer for an oil change.
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I've ridden a XR and it was no better then my KLR. It was a tad lighter. As far as the other drawbacks I have dealers close by for all brands except Husaberg. And since I'm more then enough of a man, working on a bike doesn't scare me. I don't need to run to a dealer for an oil change.
if it was an R it should be close to 100lbs lighter with almost twice the power (de-corked). If you're only putting along on dirt roads and to Starbucks then yes, the difference is probably negligible. I'm not talking about dealer service but actual market availability of new and used bikes. Bergs and Vors are pretty rare most places.
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if it was an R it should be close to 100lbs lighter with almost twice the power (de-corked). If you're only putting along on dirt roads and to Starbucks then yes, the difference is probably negligible. I'm not talking about dealer service but actual market availability of new and used bikes. Bergs and Vors are pretty rare most places.
The 1st gen KLR weighs 430 wet with 34rwhp. The stock XR650R weighs 331 wet with 41rwhp. The best uncorked numbers I found was 59. Still impressive. Of course there are many bikes that would still outrun it. The one I rode I believe was a L, not a R. Some places let you plate 450 MX bikes, but not here.

It all comes down to personal preference and for Tony he would be better served with a KLR or DR for what he's looking to do. I was looking at picking up a 2013 Husqvarna TR650 when I stumbled upon the G650X XC. For $3500 there was no reason not to scoop it up.

I will absolutely admit I'm blessed with good dealers of just about every brand close by. I have talked to people on ADV that are literally 3 hours or more away from dealers, especially Euro brands.

Edit - And for the record I've never been to a Starbucks.
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Get it running.

And at some point I need new chain and sprocket and probably tires. No rush.
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The E, not so simple. Though I've put a ton of time and $$ restoring and updating it, it is a 20yr old bike with just over 40k on the clock. Selling it, I'd lose my ass. Plus, to be honest, I'd really hate to see it go. Sooo, I'm toying with the idea of turning it into a dedicated trackbike.




At a hair under 500lbs, it'll be considerably slower than pretty much everything else out there, but having never done a trackday, I dont think the bike with will the limiting factor.
Man I love those. Is that a zx-6e?
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1. SV1000S "a" - GSX-R fork swap, modified clutch basket and maybe a new rear shock.
2. SV1000S "b" - re-build it as a SV1000 "naked", almost got all the parts.
3. XT660R - Gotta sort the suspension, I'll probably try emulators in the forks and an Öhlins shock. There is a set of WP forks, with triple trees and everything, but they are WAY too expensive.
4. XT660X - Just get her in running condition, she just needs a bit of love.
5. XJR1300 - In a wild dream I want Öhlins forks, upgraded rear shocks and FJ1200 carb boots.

I'd obviously need a buttload of money to do all that, the XJR1300 mods (save for the carb boots) are just a wild dream and I'd be happy just to be done with both SVs and XTs.
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Man That's a pretty good deal for a little over 5 and a half thousand. You get a brand new bike that looks really nice! And a warranty !
Yeah, if it were an option last June, would have easily chose this bike to save the dinero...this coming April, hoping with the CBR600 trade in I can get A CBR500 and refi the CBR600 loan through the same dealer ending up with a lower monthly.

Might not be worth it as I know I'm gonna lose some on the trade in I'll still check what will happen in April.
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Yes sir, a 93 ZX6e(the first and fastest year for the mighty mighty 6es due to the "magic carbs") The 94 green/white/blue model was my inspiration when choosing a 90s sportbike restore project, hence my color choice when painting.

Next up, a late 90s ZX7r.
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Yeah, if it were an option last June, would have easily chose this bike to save the dinero...this coming April, hoping with the CBR600 trade in I can get A CBR500 and refi the CBR600 loan through the same dealer ending up with a lower monthly.

Might not be worth it as I know I'm gonna lose some on the trade in I'll still check what will happen in April.
This is just a thought, but you might be able to recomp some of your money if you sell the cbr privately.

But, nothing wrong with having two bikes!
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