XR600 Rear wheel compatibility question.

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  • XrCanuck

Posted July 11, 2004 - 11:33 AM


Hello this is my first post to the forum and I must say that there is a lot of good information here as I have been searching and reading through the archives.

I am posting to see if anyone has had experience putting wheels from either other xr's or cr's etc on a 1993 or newer xr600r. This would help to expand my list of options to replace my rear wheel. I did search the archives here but only found posts on rear wheels that are compatable to turn the bike into a full street bike.

I have been doing a lot of routine maintainance on my 1993 xr600r but forgot one thing and that was to change the rear wheel bearings. Unforunatly I learned the lesson by destroying my rear hub bearings and spacers trying to get the bike back home. :thumbsup:

I have researched aftermarket rims but they are a little pricey and you still need a stock hub to spoke them too.

Does anyone have a rear hub complete with bearings and spacers intact or a full rear wheel from a 1991 on XR600r that they would like to part with to help me get my bike up and running again?

I am contemplating finding another 91-98 XR600 in Ontario Canada to use for parts.

Any comments help or advice appreciated.

  • AzMtnThumper

Posted July 11, 2004 - 12:05 PM


So then do you really need the hub or just a new set of bearings and some new spacers? If you only need bearings and spacers you should be able to replace them for about $50 USD. I recently replaced mt rear wheel bearings with a kit from Pivot Works for about $20 and it looks like Bikebandit.com sells both spacers for about $25. The Pivot Works kit comes with new bearings, seals and a new bearing retainer (put some never seize on your new retainer when you install it). You can make a bearing retainer tool out of a piece of flat steel stock and a couple of small bolts that fit into the retainer holes. I'm afraid the wheels for these bikes are getting harder and harder to come by - at least I haven't seen many for sale. Good Luck

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  • XrCanuck

Posted July 11, 2004 - 12:35 PM


Thanks for the information that is a really good idea about improvising the retainer tool!

Unfortunatly the hub was shattered and cracked when the bearings let loose in the hub along with the internal collar as well.

  • Buckarmadillo

Posted July 12, 2004 - 06:58 PM


Go to eBay and put XR600 in the search box. There is a complete rear wheel assembly on sale now.

  • XrCanuck

Posted July 13, 2004 - 05:17 PM


Cool Thanks for the tip.

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