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Post  Hendrik on Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:07 am

Hi All. In the process of buying a 2000 XR650R rider . Looking forward to years of fun on this machine. Anyone in South Africa/Stellenbosch area with advice on where to source parts and any advice on recommended mods, I am all ears.

Also, advice on what maintenance at which intervals, please do tell. I will be commuting with it if weather allows(60km round trip) and taking it touring as soon as I have it set up right.

Pics to follow once I have the bike.

Oh and it has only just over 9000km on the odo, which I gather is nothing for the BRP.

Cheers
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Re: New from SA

Post  BuRP on Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:24 am

Oh waggebiekie, no Boere allowed hierso! BRP smile

Actually there's a few but I know 1, in Stellenbosch. He (in)frequents here as Beserker I think, but if you want to get in touch with him PM me as I won't tell private details on here.
Mind though, no need to for that, now is the time to read all you can find.... and pluck a manual off the net! You'll need the latter, and if you ask mod Mauser nicely he'll hint with anything you may need.

You know what the starting routine is? May be a silly Q until you dropped it and the carb has flooded nudge nudge.
Or, an even more stupid Q, you know how to fill the oil? Don't say Yes if you do not, there's a trick to which will save you blowing seals (the rubber kind mind naughty ) which I'm sure you'd like to know.
Look around bru, there's alot here right away in any case.

But eh, "commuting"?
You're kidding I know, this is a DIRTbike, so please, pull the other one? Bump
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Re: New from SA

Post  BuRP on Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:30 am

Mind telling me who you buy/bought the bike from?
There's not many here, hence me Q Cool
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Re: New from SA

Post  Hendrik on Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:46 am

Haha this Boer sneaked in thru ve fens.

Commuting was the excuse to buy the bike. Thrashing it in the dirt on weekends and proper off road touring up though Nam/Botswana etc is the actual reason. Hope that sooth's your ruffled feathers Cool .
Wanted something that is great off road and then make it tourable rather than the other way around. Most DS bikes tend to suck in the dirt.

Found a workshop manual online. I have experience with the older Honda's, the early 90's XR250, 400 and even older XL185s. Read a lot on the starting routine and was able to kick it into submission second kick in plakkies.

So what is this oil filling/seal blowing story? First I've heard/read on it?

Buying from a guy in Brackenfell, a mnr. T du Plessis. Bike is in really good nick. Has obviously not seen too much dirt in its life. Here is the add from gumtree: http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/brackenfell/2000-honda-xr-650-r/1001271609770910007865009

Will get in touch with the others you mentioned once I have the bike in my stable.

Shot for the welcome.
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Re: New from SA

Post  Mauser on Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:05 pm

Welcome from the UK... nice

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Re: New from SA

Post  BuRP on Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:31 pm

Froe ze fens eh? Bump
LOL

This bike's a cracker, enjoy it already.
There's loads little things you must know however I'll give you a few basics telegram style now.
A 2000 model (up to/changed in 2002) has
- the wrong clutch bushing without internal oil grooves which must be replaced by the new/current one, pls check
- the wrong type of oilseal (changed/improves twice apparently) on the primary drive (sprocket shaft), check the number of the current one and replace if needed.
Filling this dry sump engine is done by emptying the frame first, thes also the engine (which some forget!), then pouring less-than-the-full-qty of oil into the frame (until full), then starting it, idling a bit, stop, then measure the dipstick and top off. Those doing this wrong put too much oil in and this will blow seals or oilwet the airbox.
Do not for a second consider an K&N filter (cotton gauze) but foam only, std or UNI or TwinAir.
Most definityely pull the swinger (yours is well used already) and hope that you'll be able to, and maintain/fix what you'll dinf.
Ditto stanchions, the OEM 'oil' is referred to as whalesnot and has caused internals to rust - you read that right.
The engine has 2 mesh oilstrainers, 1 in the bottom of the frame and 1 in the engine behind the clutch cover (where that bush is). Check, and if you find brass your bigend is busy greeting...

Gotta go, cheers boet!
Oh, "decorking" or "uncorcked", your is already? Dual plugs removed from airfilter housing, rubber manifold between carb & head with a round hole, and diff. jets with a main of around 165?
If not, man you are going to be surprised once you've done all that!!!!!!
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Re: New from SA

Post  Hendrik on Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:21 pm

I did ask and apparently mine has been uncorked. I will however check, esp the jetting to make sure I am not lean/rich.

Drivetrain is currently 15/49, very nice and torquey but depending on experience I might go 15/47 just for a bit of economy. Plan is to run for a month as is and get some data and then start modifying to my taste.

Thanks for all of the other tips. Will def give the bike a proper once over when I pick it up next week.
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Re: New from SA

Post  Mauser on Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:04 pm

Burpies why on earth would it be corked ?.....or do you mean the exhaust tip ?...rest of the bike should be stock un-restricted power.... listen up

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Re: New from SA

Post  BuRP on Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:37 pm

No XRR's - read: NO! - were imported here, but for a few privately smuggled in bunches. My bunch (like probably most if not all) came from the US.... and you also know that 'us' means useless ie corked, California's spec to lame - or should that be blame?  BRP smile
Trust me most were corked, and although I hunch his' is decorked (this is power hungry folk here, with wide open spaces to get lost in) he'd better check.

His exhaust is already an aftermarket-open one, so he's probably correct that it's been decorked already.


But eh, Hennie, read here: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=168908.60
Sign up and come ride with us broe, if it's anything resembling the last one then it will be epic again.
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Re: New from SA

Post  Mauser on Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:57 pm

Your so wrong my best friend, his bike isn't US....it has rear brake light spring hole in pedal, mirror mounts and UK/European headlight....no un-corking required just exhaust tip.....better pictures would help BRP smile BRP smile BRP smile BRP smile BRP smile

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Re: New from SA

Post  BuRP on Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:19 pm

Ya right, quite like mine: pro bars, aftermarket handguards, round intake manifold, LOUD aftermarket zorst.... but main jet 115, plugs still in housing etc, an asthmatic snail BRP smile
So, I sorted that: I put salt on its tail razz
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Re: New from SA

Post  Mad Frosty on Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:11 pm

That bike its 100% uncorked , btw , what would that price be in real money like the £ ???
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Re: New from SA

Post  Hendrik on Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:10 am

Hi Frosty

That would be about 3000 of your queens moneys.

Getting the bike end of this week. Pics to follow.
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