Posts tagged XR650R Performance Upgrades

Akrapovic Exhaust for XR650R

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Akrapovic exhausts are extremely well made and highly regarded exhaust systems. Their performance and sound on the Honda XR650R are both excellent. They are quality made and well supported. The price however is about double any other exhaust system on the market. They are extremely expensive.

Honda XR650R Akrapovic Exhaust

Flow Aftermarket Exhaust for the XR650R

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There are dozens of exhausts available for the Honda XR650R. The Flow brand (re-branded) exhaust is one of the cheapest around. It gets mixed reviews from many people regarding it’s build quality and performance. The generalĀ consensusĀ is that it should be avoided. But if it was dirt cheap I might be tempted to give it a try.

Honda XR650 Aftermarket Flow Exhaust

Swapping an XR400R CDI into the XR650R

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The CDI from a 1996-1997 XR400R can be fitted to the XR650R. The XR400R CDI is known to produce a noticeable difference in higher revs on the XR650R. It is said to run cleaner and peak slightly higher. It does this by advancing the timing a few degrees and extending the rev limiter. (Part number 2650, NOT part number 2740).

The CDI is made by Denso and the Denso part number is 070000-2650.

The CDI can also be purchased through Honda with the Honda Part number 30410-KCY-671 or 30410-KCY-761.

The female pigtail connector on a Honda XR650R CDI looks like this:

ONLY the 1996-1997 XR400 CDI will work. Other models are incorrect.

There is also a Big Gun CDI for the XR650R. As well as a Procom CDI for the XR650R.

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