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Kevin

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Winter Therapy
« on: October 14, 2017, 10:17:45 PM »
I keep thinking I want a 701 Husky, but flinch at the price.  :-\  As a remedy I found this sweet 05 XR 650 R tagged street legal with the plan to make it my own, including specific set up and a plethora of goodies.  The project will be a fantastic way to recover from the stab wound I acquired wrestling with a wayward avocado during the fall rally, subsequent repair of my severed index flexor tendons, all while keeping my mind right as riding is delayed as a result thereof... 

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Re: Winter Therapy
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2017, 08:39:52 AM »
Gotta watch those wayward avocados.  They can be sneaky little buggers.
Sounds like a fine way to spend recovery.  I promised myself I will not get injured for the Spring rally next year.
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Re: Winter Therapy
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2017, 09:33:03 AM »
Sweet, I'd like to have that! 
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Re: Winter Therapy
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 10:19:36 AM »
That looks like fun!   Bummer on the finger!

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Re: Winter Therapy
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2017, 12:24:57 PM »
One of the best bikes ever made!  :evil
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Re: Winter Therapy
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 10:25:05 PM »
Gotta love the BRP

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Re: Winter Therapy
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 07:11:02 PM »
All torn down.  Engine passed a leak down, so I will leave it alone for now.  Ordered all new linkage bearings, and sent the forks and shock to precision concepts to perform their magic.  Ordered custom graphics, and going to purchase/install warp 9 wheel set.  More to come...

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Re: Winter Therapy
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 11:02:28 PM »
Nice dude!
....28 posts and Kevin is cooler than me.....by far.

Kevin

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Re: Winter Therapy
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 01:35:22 PM »
I don't know about the cooler part!!  I am a bit of a klutz to require Winter Therapy to begin with!!  :o 

However, I did get my suspension back from Precision Concepts, installed new bearings, packed with grease and installed new seals.  They gave my suspension the Steve Hengeveld treatment just like the factory XR's back in the day!!  I painted the front fender flat black to eliminate the glare from the high powered LED head light I will install!!! 
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Kevin

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Re: Winter Therapy
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2018, 07:46:34 PM »
Progress, New warp 9 hubs, spokes, rims, 908 Rally Raid tires, Flex bars, Scott Steering stabilizer, Rekluse clutch, etc.  More to come... 

Finally attached a photo properly.  Thanks Hank!!

« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 02:32:37 PM by Kevin »
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Re: Winter Therapy
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2018, 08:57:37 PM »
Looks awesome
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Re: Winter Therapy
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2018, 07:39:57 PM »
We have two XR's sitting in the garage but they aren't as shiney as yours. Looks great! Excellent work!

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Re: Winter Therapy
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2018, 03:28:47 PM »
Almost finished.  I started it today to insure it would...  I tried embedding a photo like before, but it was huge, so I am attaching a shared link instead.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/156375234@N06/434f19
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Re: Winter Therapy
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2018, 11:25:57 AM »
I was able to get the bike inspected and passed as street legal.  Installed the license plate and took it out for a couple of hours to shake it down.  Other than a slight hesitation right off of closed throttle it runs and rides great, pilot jet i'm sure.  I will be riding it and my Beta at the June Rally.  8)
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Re: Winter Therapy
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2018, 12:56:42 PM »
Cool!  Nice work.
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