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Post  modette on Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:15 am

I picked myself up a 2001 Honda XR650R, that has supermotard rims/wheels, and came with the stock off road ones too. Here are a few pictures:

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I'm hardly a Motard kind of guy...It was how the bike came with mint condition Excel rims. The kids old man was setting it up for supermotard for himself...but blew out his knee going down on his KTM. I'll ride it in that setup some, but I mainly got it for dirt duty, as I'm into mines, and exploring in general plus I like to go out and find Ghost Towns and metal detect.

Expect mainly dirt road reviews with pictures from me. I'm probably 95% about Adventure, and maybe 5% if that street, I'm out of street riding except to get tot he dirt :-)

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I'm in Monument, CO, just got me my first Dual Purpose motorcycle (2001 BRP). Sold off my 2001 Yamaha FZ1, my first street bike was a 1999 Ninja EX250, my first dirt bike was a 1984 Honda CR60 which I still have at my parents place in TN in mint condition. I grew up riding dirt, and even when I lived with my Grandparents in GA for a year at one point I rode some 1970 Suzuki Dual Purpose bikes all around the back hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a sad day selling the FZ1, but the BRP puts a big smile on my face that I have not had in a long time. I like to do trips, in fact before selling the FZ1 I rode out to Death valley a few weeks back. So expect some long distance trip reviews from me in the future.

My location here is so close to a good starting point to ride dirt I just have to ride over the interstate and I'm at the mountain base, maybe 5 miles away that leads up to hundreds of dirt roads and trails. I got more parts ordered then I can recall but here is a short list:

Don't worry it will not look like this for long, I ordered $2K in goodies. Stuff should start to roll in later in the week. In the mean time, I'm exploring dirt roads, lots of those in CO. I think I will start a Dirt Road Review section on my site www.cowrw.com.

ElectroSport Dakar Dual Sport Kits
Acewell 3901 Series Speedometer Kit
IRC VE33 and VE35 Tires (came yesterday)
Acrebis 6.3 Gallon Tank
Switches from Highwaydirtbikes
Leo Vince Slip-On
New Rear Fender (Red), New Side Panels (White)
New Rear & Front Sprockets 15/47
Got a good toolkit from Pit Posse, a buddy mechanic friend is a dealer, kit cost $89.95 Online, his price is $60, sold it to me for $70, he told me $10 is $10. :-) Hard to find good people like that today.
XRSOnly Aluminum Rear Rack
Skid Plate (Kid hacked the one they had as you can see in the picture)
KTM Electric Fan

Hell I can not even remember, like $527 spent at xrsonly.com...LOL

And when the guy here makes more Acrebis Tank braces I'm getting one of those.
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Post  Dave P on Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:33 am

Nice pig, modette!

It must be nice having the two sets of wheels. I love the license plate holder. Smile

Keep us posted on the goodies, for sure. BRP smile

Edit: I see you have!

Dave


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Post  modette on Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:03 am

Here is a picture near my house on Mount Herman Road out of Monument, CO, went out playing. So far I got three Dirt Road reviews on my site/forum: http://cowrw.yuku.com/forums/75

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Post  mquiroz on Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:57 am

Nice looking pig you got there. I had an Acerbis 6.3 gallon tank on mine and it was a handful. Not sure if you have rode with one before, but it tends to make the bike very top heavy. Can get squirrely when its laid over too with the fuel sloshing around. Just some fyi for you. I replaced it with and IMS 4 gallon one. It's still a big tank, but I can handle it better. I did take my Pig up Capt. Jacks with the 6.3 on it and had no problems...but arm pump was a bitch.. lol. Frustrated Thanks, "Q" USA
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Post  Bump on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:24 pm

How about you, mquiroz, and atomicXR put together a loooong ride from central Colorado to Atomic's super secret area? I can ride out with Dave in Tucson and a few others.
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Post  Bump on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:27 pm

I'm thinking of going down to an IMS 3.2 for most of my riding. Even the 4.6 is big to me.


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Post  mquiroz on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:40 pm

Now that I am retired.....again, I should, operative word here being should, have the time to do some more riding. Gotta get my estart installed first though. The hot cams-cam is killing my hip! Frustrated "Q"
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Post  modette on Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:06 pm

A ride sounds good to me, maybe once I have the bike all sorted out I'll invite Colorado BRP owners over for a ride and BBQ. See how it all goes, and maybe a longer ride.

I just got back from the hardware store, got one new foot peg bolt, in a class 10.9 which from my understanding is equal to a Grade 8. It is a M10 1.25 pitch, they had the alan in a 1.50 pitch but not in a 1.25 pitch. And yes they seem to be stretched and tweaked a bit. So I was able to replace the one. Cost was only $2.10, not too bad.

Also swung by the dealer (Rocky Mountain) got a stator cover gasket on order. Bought a couple Oil O-ring gaskets (always good to have extra parts on hand) and I got a medium heavy Duty rear tube, they were all out of the front one so I'll have to get that when I go back to get the stator gasket.
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Post  modette on Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:17 pm

I plan to also buy down the road a 4 gallon just for local riding. Mainly I need the 6.3 gallon for those all day rides, or trips where I do not want to plan to stop every 100 miles on the stock tank. Besides I picked mine up for $252.40 new from a dealer that had a listing on ebay. Powersportsuperstore.com I believe it was, it says it is being processed...hope it is not one of those places 2 months later I still have nothing...LOL.
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Post  modette on Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:37 am

Went on Master-carr.com and ordered the foot peg bolts. Cost was $6.80 for 10 for the Alan Head ones, the HEX I found at Ace Hardware for $2.10, but will change it out for an Alan Head bolt just to make removal in the future easy and one tool needed vs two. That was for the 12.9 Class bolts, as hard as you can get.
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Post  AtomicXRer on Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:28 pm

Hmmm...sounds like a good idea. As a matter of fact, I have a route I am gonna do here witihin the next few weeks that connects southern CO (the San Juan mountains near Pagosa Springs) all the way to my backyard playground in the Jemez mountains in NM. Could start a new ride thread for this....


Oh, welcome modette!


Bump wrote:How about you, mquiroz, and atomicXR put together a loooong ride from central Colorado to Atomic's super secret area? I can ride out with Dave in Tucson and a few others.
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Post  Dave P on Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:32 am

Bump wrote:How about you, mquiroz, and atomicXR put together a loooong ride from central Colorado to Atomic's super secret area? I can ride out with Dave in Tucson and a few others.

Man, I better get to work on my gearing, rack, headlight and tires!

Who's driving the chase truck? BRP smile
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Post  Bump on Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:16 pm

Several months ago the idea came up of having one here in Nor Cal and since I'm in Wine Country and the OP said Glen Ellen was his favorite place to live someday, I offered my house in Glen Ellen. It promptly never happened. OR it happened without me! :~)

modette wrote:A ride sounds good to me, maybe once I have the bike all sorted out I'll invite Colorado BRP owners over for a ride and BBQ. See how it all goes, and maybe a longer ride.

I just got back from the hardware store, got one new foot peg bolt, in a class 10.9 which from my understanding is equal to a Grade 8. It is a M10 1.25 pitch, they had the alan in a 1.50 pitch but not in a 1.25 pitch. And yes they seem to be stretched and tweaked a bit. So I was able to replace the one. Cost was only $2.10, not too bad.

Also swung by the dealer (Rocky Mountain) got a stator cover gasket on order. Bought a couple Oil O-ring gaskets (always good to have extra parts on hand) and I got a medium heavy Duty rear tube, they were all out of the front one so I'll have to get that when I go back to get the stator gasket.
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Post  Matthendurocat on Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:37 pm

I am from the Springs and used to ride mt herman rd all the time. I used to go over the hill to woodland park and then up to divide and over towards cripple creek and then get on old stage rd and take it back down to the springs. Have you taken the 300 all the way up to denver? I miss the 719! I wish I was riding in the cool air up there right now! but wow, when I brought my bike down here to 1000 ft elev. I could really tell the difference in power.
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Post  modette on Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:53 pm

Matthendurocat wrote:I am from the Springs and used to ride mt herman rd all the time. I used to go over the hill to woodland park and then up to divide and over towards cripple creek and then get on old stage rd and take it back down to the springs. Have you taken the 300 all the way up to denver? I miss the 719! I wish I was riding in the cool air up there right now! but wow, when I brought my bike down here to 1000 ft elev. I could really tell the difference in power.

Yep I been on Rampart all the way up to 67 on the BRP. Rampart is okay, just too much traffic on the weekends, and Mt Herman has gone retarded, you get people driving up to hike along the road, you get mountain bikers on the road thinking it is their own road, and you get people going up to shoot and what not...it seems like people will drive like idiots, and they also walk and ride bicycles like idiots....I have had it where I had a bicycle hugging the embankment side on blind switch back to see em last minute and almost hit me as they try to move out of the way...man that guy was real lucky I was not a truck.

I only moved to Colorado fall of 2007, when I moved here I would go out during the week and see NO other traffic, and that was on paved roads up in the mountains. Now I go out and I get stuck behind a line of vehicles on a Tuesday. This is how you can tell the economy sucks, so many people out of work they are just out and about.

I have done Gold Camp Rd on the street bike and in the cars. Also I have done Phantom Canyon Rd on a street bike. Also I have done Shelf Rd in a car. That is the fun part about Colorado, so much to see and do.
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Post  Dave P on Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:24 am

modette:

What was the max range you could get out of that stock tank?

We did a group ride last Sunday, and one of our guys ran out of gas at ~85 miles (stock tank). I thought that was odd.

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Post  modette on Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:31 am

Dave P wrote:modette:

What was the max range you could get out of that stock tank?

We did a group ride last Sunday, and one of our guys ran out of gas at ~85 miles (stock tank). I thought that was odd.

Dave

I never ran it real low but I would say 100 to 120, and that was what the guy I bought it from said too. Is your friends bike running real rich, mine was after I put the stock side panel back on the airbox. I was using a lot more gas then the brother in-laws bike and he told me to rejet it which I did and now I'm good...the bike was also bogging down on me on full throttle and high speeds. Just an idea as to why it only lasted 85 miles.

Also high speed swill eat up gas...
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Post  Dave P on Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:50 am

modette wrote:
Dave P wrote:modette:

What was the max range you could get out of that stock tank?

We did a group ride last Sunday, and one of our guys ran out of gas at ~85 miles (stock tank). I thought that was odd.

Dave

I never ran it real low but I would say 100 to 120, and that was what the guy I bought it from said too. Is your friends bike running real rich, mine was after I put the stock side panel back on the airbox. I was using a lot more gas then the brother in-laws bike and he told me to rejet it which I did and now I'm good...the bike was also bogging down on me on full throttle and high speeds. Just an idea as to why it only lasted 85 miles.

Also high speed swill eat up gas...

I was thinking 100 miles minimum, as well.

I don't know how the bike is jetted, but I do know there was a lot of hard throttle use and high speeds. Very Happy
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