So I rode my XR650 R up to Castlegar last week to fight a 500 excessive speed ticket. Beautiful ride, although I figure I need to make a few modifications to the bike if I am gonna be doing long highway rides…hahaha…because on the way home she seized. Made it as far a 232 st exit on the number 1 and held it at WOT for about 30 seconds and that was it, she locked up the rear end and I almost wiped out trying to grab the clutch and ease her over to the shoulder whilst trying not to get hit from the rear…
Anyway I think I got off the 500 buck speeding ticket because no one showed (not even the judge) hahaha…so I got a time stamp and rode home…it was after 7 straight hours of riding she seized. Anyway I was looking for an excuse to pop a 680 big bore kit in and drop the rear sprocket by 2…hahaha.
Here are a few pics, as I took a tour through the west kootenays on the way up…