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Re: Slick's XR650 Press Release

He still didnt answer the question about the 848.

Oh and I have an F3 rim that I will be selling shortly. I took it off my 900 before I sold that.


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Re: Slick's XR650 Press Release

I answered the question about the 848 in post #9.
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Re: Slick's XR650 Press Release

Okay, finally got it here last week. The thing is an absolute beast. The crappy camera mic just doesn't do the noise justice but it's still pretty impressive. In person this thing sounds AMAZING. The neighbors are going to absolutely hate me.

I emailed Bob Bell from Precision Concepts who built the bike for American Honda and he gave me some history about the bike and some interesting info.

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If the bike you have has the number N2 with white numbers on blue backgrounds [it does], that would be a best in the desert race bike.

That bike has .45 fork springs, with valving set up for high speed like nevada desert or baja. It has several special parts in the forks, and the springs are unique as well.

If the shock has a high speed clicker[it does], then it is a special one that was a race team unit[sweet]. If the spring is red[it is], it is a 9.7 kg. rate and the valving is set up to match the forks. again, this is a special shock, with several custom parts[very sweet].

Everything on the suspension we have rebuild parts for.

If this was a nevada race bike[have confirmed that it was], then the motor will have a power up kit in it. This consists of a cam, high compression piston, special cam chain and sprockets, jetting, and gaskets. This kit is from Honda so if you need any replacement parts, we can get them, or any honda dealer should be able to help you. One way to confirm if this kit is in the bike is to check the main jet. we ran a 185 or 188 in the power up kit motors, and a 175 or 178 in the motors that had stock pistons. In baja we ran stock pistons in the bikes, but still used the rest of the other power up parts.

The rest of the motor is stock.


Hopefully this helps answer your questions. If you have any more, feel free to E-- mail or call us

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Bob
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Hi Will,

Yes you do have a shock with a high speed adjuster. The 17mm red hex is the high speed adjuster. The slot head in the center is the low speed adjuster. The low speed has clicks, and the high speed is just turns.

Here are the standard settings for the fork and shock:

shock----- compression low speed : 8 clicks out
compression high speed : 7/ 8 ths of a turn out
rebound : 12 clicks out

fork----- compression : 10 clicks out
rebound : 13 clicks out

all adjustments are starting all the way stiff ( in ) then turning out to the proper setting.

the spring is a custom built item from KYB japan.

most of our jetting was done at about 3000 feet. these bikes were run down to sea level at times so the jetting may be okay. if you do not race on high speed roads or are not on the rev limit alot, you will probably be fine. we did run race gas in the bikes with the power up pistons, but how you ride will determine if you need this or not. the hotter and harder you ride the bike, the more this makes a difference.

thanks

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Re: Slick's XR650 Press Release

Hmmm. I notice there is no video of you (trying to) start the beast, LOL
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Re: Slick's XR650 Press Release

Sounds like an awesome project bro!
I'm lazy, I'm looking to get one already done, hehe, one of these days, loot is an issue for me too... I sold my CR5, I now regret selling it, as it would have been the sickest SuMo known to man, other then your 650, hehe.
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Got plate, registration, and insurance for it. Tomorrow it will get its first street ride. Haven't done much work on it yet. Can't afford to finish the project until someone buys my F4i.
So your still on dirt tyres then?
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First ride was AWESOME. This thing is going to be fun. Without even trying it will power wheelie in the first three gears. The roads are a disaster right now with salt and sand everywhere and I still don't have a working headlight so I was fairly conservative today. Didn't get to test out it's cornering prowess but it seems like it will be great.

All the wiring was done with quick disconnects so it can go track ready in very short time. I wired the existing XR taillight to come on with the brakelight. The Baja Designs LED taillight looks great

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Don't hate, the zip tie holding the license plate is temporary.
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that is absolutely sick... don't know how i missed this thread the first time around but kind of glad i did,,, the anticipation would have killed me.. she's a beauty...!
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First ride was AWESOME. This thing is going to be fun. Without even trying it will power wheelie in the first three gears. The roads are a disaster right now with salt and sand everywhere and I still don't have a working headlight so I was fairly conservative today. Didn't get to test out it's cornering prowess but it seems like it will be great.

All the wiring was done with quick disconnects so it can go track ready in very short time. I wired the existing XR taillight to come on with the brakelight. The Baja Designs LED taillight looks great

First pics.

Don't hate, the zip tie holding the license plate is temporary.
She looks like a beast, Slick. Great to see the plan coming together now. I love the brake disks, mate. Everything about her just looks like top quality
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Re: Slick's XR650 Press Release

I'm still waiting on a backordered headlight, fork brace, and a couple other odds 'n' ends.
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I'm still waiting on a backordered headlight, fork brace, and a couple other odds 'n' ends.
Have you sold the F4I yet?
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Have you sold the F4I yet?
Yeah, a couple weeks ago. The first person to actually come look at it took it home. I knew they would.
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