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Clutch and Throttle Cable Routing


When replacing cables or working on the bike in general the cables tend to get twisted up and routed where they don’t belong. Here are some diagrams showing the factory recommended cable routing for the throttle cables, clutch cables, decompression cables, and other wires.

Honda XR650R Cable Routing Front

Honda XR650R Cable Routing Side

Honda XR650R Cable Routing Rear

Honda XR650R Odometer and Cable – Parts Fiche


Parts fiche for the Honda XR650R Odometer and Cable.

Honda XR650R Throttle and Clutch Lever Assemblies – Parts Fiche


Parts fiche for the Honda XR650R Throttle and Clutch Lever Assemblies.

Adjust the XR650R Clutch


Clutch adjustments on the XR650R are simple to make. The clutch can be adjusted both at the perch on the handlebars and at the arm on the left side of the engine.

The factory recommends between 10 and 20 millimeters of free play on the lever before the clutch begins to be engaged.

XR650R Clutch Adjustment

Minor adjustments can be made at on the perch:

  • Pull back the rubber dust cover to expose the clutch cable adjuster
  • Loosen the locknut with your fingers
  • Spin the clutch cable receiver further into or further out-of the clutch lever until the correct amount of play is in the lever
  • Tighten the lock nut

If more significant adjustments need to be made, or if you have just replaced the clutch cable or any related assembly, you can adjust the cable on the left side of the engine.

XR650R Clutch Adjustment Lower

  • Loosen the locknut with a 12 open end wrench
  • Adjust the cable forward or backward using the adjuster until the desired amount of play is found
  • Tighten the locknut

There isn’t much more too it than that.

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