Honda XR650R for sale??
Suffering the loss on my CRF250L I had to endure levels of rage never reached before and without something to smash I turned my mind to study. I need a new bike and during my online hunt not only for a trace of my stolen ride but a replacement for it I happened across countless forums and blogs about the more aggressive sibling to the XR650L, the mighty BRP, the Honda XR650R.
I’ve hunted and hunted for an XR650R and thanks to a very passionate man in Ipswich, the dream is reborn.
Living in Brighton, it was quite the trek up to Ipswich. Since I found the XR650R for sale on Ebay i’d been franticly researching the types of modifications this BRP would need to get around the world. Research became my illness, my solid focus, the long tunnel through the rage and loss i’ve suffered. At first the XR650R for sale in Ipswich seemed to me a bike that had been blessed with arguably too many modifications.
It read a little like this… Akrapovic full exhaust system, modified airbox, Fluidyne Radiators, Keihin FCR41 Carburettor, oversize braking disc conversion on the front and back, uprated front and rear suspension, Ceet seat cover, XR’s Only Frame Guards, Monnier fuel tank, LED indicators, Crf tank shrouds, rear lowering link, high compression piston and high lift cam.
All seemed a bit much but definitely worth a look. All those mods, it’s been lowered so i’d have to raise it, the monnier tank’s so small i’ll need to get the Acerbis 24l safari tank. I emailed to ask about the original tank and suspension link and it turned out he actually had the Acerbis 24l Safari tank and was gonna sell it separately. We struck a deal by email and on the train I go. It dawned on me on the way to Ipswich, apart from the piston and the high lift cam these are the modifications I would need to do anyways.
Upon arrival I struggle to maintain calm as I see the bike sitting ready to be examined with the Acerbis tank already installed. I got a good feeling while we chatted about the bike. Turns out the bike has had all the mods done by a professional, a man who has the same dream as I, to travel around the world on an XR650R but thanks to his thriving motorcycle workshop he’s stuck where he is so selling his beloved bike.
Tim of Motoworks actually looked quite upset when I said i’d take his XR650R off his hands but thanks to the incompetence of Carole Nash insurance I still didn’t have the money from my stolen Crf250l and had to just pay a holding deposit. I’ll have the money by Friday.
Bring on Friday…. I will have that Honda XR650R for sale