Happy Birthday (sweet 16?)

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Happy Birthday (sweet 16?)

Post  appleseed on Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:40 am

Hi all

Last Friday I had the day off work and the sun was out so I took the XR out to play in the mud and on the way home realised that mine is 16 years old bike and she actually still goes pretty well.

So happy birthday to the XR650R and Honda should have continued to produce and updated it  Frustrated .



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Re: Happy Birthday (sweet 16?)

Post  Mauser on Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:05 am

Happy Birthday, mines 14 this year some time....need to check log book to make sure. I went out on mine last weekend just for a short spin to see if the clutch lift arm seal I had fitted was no longer leaking....looking good so far. Not 100% sure what I would change if I could maybe like another gear, softer seat and spokes that don't tarnish within 3.4 seconds lol

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Re: Happy Birthday (sweet 16?)

Post  appleseed on Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:21 am

I would want another gear and electric start but keep the kick starter in case the battery went flat.
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Re: Happy Birthday (sweet 16?)

Post  BuRP on Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:33 pm

Ditto Apple,

it would make this bike absolutely perfect, especially then when the gearbox would be a WR!
Oh, plus a fan on the radiator as standard.
Oh wait, and a bit more substantial subframe, for those wanting to carry luggage.
Hmm, a USD fork perhaps?
LED lights?
Heated grips?
Lord forbid, indicators maybe?

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Re: Happy Birthday (sweet 16?)

Post  appleseed on Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:49 pm

BuRP wrote:Ditto Apple,

it would make this bike absolutely perfect, especially then when the gearbox would be a WR!
Oh, plus a fan on the radiator as standard.
Oh wait, and a bit more substantial subframe, for those wanting to carry luggage.
Hmm, a USD fork perhaps?
LED lights?
Heated grips?
Lord forbid, indicators maybe?

BRP smile
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I would think usd forks would be obvious :? but heated grips, really you oak's are getting soft!  StirPot
and efi as Im getting to old to be messing with jets etc..
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Re: Happy Birthday (sweet 16?)

Post  XAmériX on Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:44 am

Mine is 16 years old too.
But she looks like younger Very Happy


XR is perfet yeah, and with a lot of mods we can make something amazing.
I would never sell her Embarassed
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Re: Happy Birthday (sweet 16?)

Post  BuRP on Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:02 pm

Well, yeah, I've been getting softer during the past 16 years wanting heated grips now etc, but I am very glad about one thing...... nobody has mentioned tassles yet!
Hey, we still rock!!!!!

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