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Post  wavedad on Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:59 am

Hi
Just made the transition from streetbike to XR!! I've owned 2 x GSXR1000, and RC51, 2 x CBR1100XX and various other BMWs. I just rode the XR home to Half Moon Bay. I'm impressed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have some questions. It is a 2000 with only 2300 miles on it . Is there anything I should be on the look out for as far as mechanical issues? It has been de smogged and has a white bros exhaust, otherwise pretty stock. How often do I change the oil? What about chain tension, is it 1/2 play like streetbikes or something else? Any tips you can offer would be great
thanks
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Post  Focker on Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:07 am

Welcome Kev.

Start here - The Pig Pen

There has been a lot of info posted on this site. Look through the Maintenance & Mechanical tips.

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Post  wavedad on Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:08 am

Focker wrote:Welcome Kev.

Start here - The Pig Pen

There has been a lot of info posted on this site. Look through the Maintenance & Mechanical tips.

Thought there might somewhere to start :P thanks!!
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Post  wavedad on Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:12 am

wavedad wrote:
Focker wrote:Welcome Kev.

Start here - The Pig Pen

There has been a lot of info posted on this site. Look through the Maintenance & Mechanical tips.

Thought there might somewhere to start :P thanks!!

What a cool web page!! Everything is there! Thank you!!
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Post  Dave P on Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:27 am

Hey Kev:

Welcome aboard, and congrats on picking up a pig!

When you get a chance, fire over some picts of your new hooligan bike. Smile

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Post  AURORA on Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:34 am

wavedad wrote:Hi
Just made the transition from streetbike to XR!! I owned 2 x CBR1100XX

Where you on the XX.org or XX.com forums?

I have an 03 XX.

Welcome nice
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Post  wavedad on Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:48 am

AURORA wrote:
wavedad wrote:Hi
Just made the transition from streetbike to XR!! I owned 2 x CBR1100XX

Where you on the XX.org or XX.com forums?

I have an 03 XX.

Welcome nice

Hi Mate,
The info you may find on me is old for the XX i've had 2 GXR1000's and an RC-51 since then. But.... If you want to know anything about the blackbird let me know New XR Owner Icon_biggrin I've had two more than most people!!

Props to Focker for turning me on the "The Pig Pen" The very first thing I learned was to check the kick start bold. Mine was about to fall off so I tightened her up. Thanks for that!!!
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Post  wavedad on Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:50 am

Oh and one of the sites was B.I.R.D.
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Post  wavedad on Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:54 am

Focker wrote:Welcome Kev.

Start here - The Pig Pen

There has been a lot of info posted on this site. Look through the Maintenance & Mechanical tips.
Sorry Man, I'm a little slow!!

Just noticed that you are from the Tri Cities? I grew up in yakima and hunt the bluffs every year for geese. Assume you know what I'm talking about since it is on your doorstep New XR Owner Icon_biggrin
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Post  wavedad on Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:01 am

Dave P wrote:Hey Kev:

Welcome aboard, and congrats on picking up a pig!

When you get a chance, fire over some picts of your new hooligan bike. Smile

Dave

Hi Dave
How do I send pics Sorry I'm a novice
thanks
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Post  Dave P on Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:41 am

Hey Kev:

Focker posted this info on posting photos: http://www.xr650rforum.com/brp-picturesgallery-style-f16/image-posting-tutorial-t171.htm

You can also use Photobucket.com, Smugmug, or a host of many other hosts. Many of them are free.

Check'em out! Very Happy

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Post  Focker on Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:24 pm

wavedad wrote:Sorry Man, I'm a little slow!!

Just noticed that you are from the Tri Cities? I grew up in yakima and hunt the bluffs every year for geese. Assume you know what I'm talking about since it is on your doorstep
I'm not a hunter but I know the area you're talking about.

Let me know if you need more help posting pictures.

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Post  AURORA on Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:31 am

Suspension Mods are a must.

They make a huge difference:

http://borynack.com/XR650R/xr650r_forks.htm

http://borynack.com/XR650R/xr650r_shock.htm

Bruce Borynack is XR680R on this forum.
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