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Intro » Honda XR650R Parts, Service, and Repair
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Intro

The Honda XR650R began production in 2000……

I would like to fill this page with some of the history of the XR650R. Everything from who championed it’s development at Honda. – the engineers involved with the design – and the positioning of the bike in various markets and how it was adopted.

Of course I would like to follow that crumb trail all the way to present day.

I am currently working on the article for this page. If you have any information you think may be helpful please drop me a line via the contact page, or by emailing me at evan [at] evanfell [dot] com.

  • #1 written by Byron Roca , Guatemala Centro America
    about 7 years ago

    Evan
    Thanks for all the information on your page, its very helpful. Now i Know my bike works and i have a lot of info.
    Great work congratulations

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    Evan Reply:

    Glad you like the site. Donde vives en Guatemala?

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  • #2 written by Eduardo Ariztia
    about 6 years ago

    I’m looking for a new coil for my 650 R, which serves to produce electricity in sufficient quantity for a main focus, taillights, turn signals, and others. Be grateful to those who tell me where I can find

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    Evan Reply:

    The stock stator will produce enough power for the basics you describe. It will be marginal, but operable. Ricky Stators is a common supplier for high output stators. Or you can rewrap your existing stator for more power.

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  • #3 written by Tom
    about 6 years ago

    Wow, BRP owners everywhere! I’ve got an Aussie one and it’s a rocket. A rocket that you must respect.Thanks for the info and any tips for it’s “twitchiness” in loose gravel and could it be lowered in the rear end for more bitumen oriented use. Cheers’
    Tom

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    Evan Reply:

    The twitchiness is a combination of the very rigid frame and your suspension settings. You might try softening the dampening so the rear floats a bit more.

    Cheers Tom!

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  • #4 written by David Hutchesson
    about 6 years ago

    Hi from aus love my xr done suspension,steering dampner,vortex ignition,seat ,black rims,fat bars,would never part with it,yes its heavy got all the adr stuff off,betternowand dose it roost yer! talk again dave

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    Evan Reply:

    Sounds like a sweet bike!

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  • #5 written by David Hutchesson
    about 6 years ago

    ill get you some pics mate,great site well done good info nice to see their some smart people out their.

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  • #6 written by Thomas
    about 6 years ago

    Hello Evan, I have a 2007 XR650R and have over heating problems every since it rolled of the the showroom floor. I have had back to the dealer 3 times… without a fix. Do you have any ideas? I also would like to put it on the street but wont do that if it still over heats??? Thanks for any feed back…

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    Kevin.C Reply:

    Thomas, I ended up fixing mine by fitting a small fan and on/off switch as per the details below (comment #7). I just purchased a switch like the XR kill switch that clamps to the bar and a small 4″ fan (part number below) and found that the power supply to the front brake switch is a DC system. Tapped into the power wire TO the front brake switch then to a fuse (optional) then to the on/off switch to the fan and finally to an earth on the frame. I used the horn mount on the LH side of the frame next to the radiator. I have done 4 rides in very slow tight riding and conditions that would normally cause the XR650 to overheat and have had great success, I have no doubt that if you follow these instructions you will overcome your over heating issues as well. The hardest part was deigning and making a bracket to fit the RH radiator which I made out of 3mm aluminium. Hope this helps and keeps the big red pig riding

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    adrianos Reply:

    i have overheating problem too but its not without reason guys!its not possible to overheat if everything is ok! i noticed that the cooling fluid was more and more day by day in the little bottle at the left..and the radiator was empty!!! the thermostat was broken and water pump too!!!!
    you must search it too!! sorry for my poor english! ;)

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  • #7 written by Kevin.C
    about 6 years ago

    Hi, I also have an Australian Spec 2003 XR650R and like the guy above have overheating issues. I have bought a SPAL 12v fan p/n VA32-A101-42A, but am having trouble wiring it in to work with the bike being a AC system. Have you or someone done this and which wires did you tap into and additional parts required if necessary? If any replies could use the Electrical Schematic on this site as it is what my bike has.
    Thanks mate. Kevin

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