There are many many ways to get the stuff, this is only scratching the surface. Some people get the stuff out of England for cheap, but keep in mind if there are any issues, good luck getting coustomer service but then again, E-bay is my favourite. Good luck and hope to see ya out there...:evilgrin
I S/M'ed a 2000 Xr650R a few years ago:
Light kit from Baja Designs (that made it street legal).
Wheels from Central Wheels in Britain. You can barely fit a 5.0 wide on the rear but don't bother - get a 4.25 with a 150 tire. Or was that max 4.25 but get the 3.50? Can't remember now! I had a 160 rear for a while and was too round on the rim and I never used the whole tire. The 150 lays down a bigger contact patch. Front's a basic 120.
Brakes I never quite got dialed in - your master cylinder isn't up to the task of a tackling a decent 300 mm disk (OK for the easy street use, but fades out pretty quick). You really want to get a decent 2 or 3 hole caliper, and a master to handle it.
Engine work: You must, must, must uncork the carb. Honda Power-up kit is cheap and worth it. Pipe (I had a Big Gun) dumps a ton of weight, but gets pretty noisy.
I'm with Gern... except i cheap-Su-Mo'd a Suzook DR650.
The guys at BK laced my stock hubs to some Excel Rims with spokes from Buchanan's. The rest of the bike is still pretty much stock as it's my daily commuter and work bike - the DR650 comes with a 290mm front disc so it's good enuff for now... more mods will probably include suspension and brakes for the upcoming year.
Still a hoot out on the F440 track though... :evilgrin
A lot of wheel options but not interchangable with crf450's unfortunately (or I'd have my 450 motarded) Go with the 4.25 rear and a 3.5 front rim width and a 120 front tire and 150 rear for best profile. A number of 320 mm front rotors to chose from and a number of 4 pot calipers to chose from.
Motomaster have good stuff so I hear. The stock caliper with a caliper bracket work and I can sell you a talon caliper bracket to accomodate a 320mm rotor but I fucked my braking rotor with the stock caliper and do not recomend it. Spring for a new caliper. you can get mastercylinders cheap. I have an old honda 5/8 piston MS and works well with a Braking 4 pot caliper. I have Talon hubs with excel rims and originally had talon 15 tooth front and 40 rear sprocket. It had good acceleration with that gearing but I dropped to 14 on the front for the track and will be going 14 /42 on next rebuild. I got my set up from Talon engineering but that was way back in 01. I believe they have distribution in canada now?
I never had an ignition key for a long time but it is well worth it. I never left it out anywhere as I don't know how to order coffee at starbucks. They speak a different language there.
slaon thanksfor the excellent info you basically discribed everything i had in my mind for the setup. i called carter but they qoated me 3 grand fr rims tires and caliper relocating bracket no sprokets etc. i think that is way way way over priced. anyone know a distributor for this stuff?
I think you can do better going online to Motostrano but not by much. Motarding stuff like your bike is a hot commodity these days. There doesn't seem to be any real "deals" unless you have a cousin's uncle's freind's daughter's boyfriend that's willing to cut you a deal just to keep it in the family..... Anyway you cut it you'll be into it for two large by the time you're done.
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