xr600r front wheel on xr650r

8 replies to this topic
  • scorch

Posted November 10, 2004 - 05:59 PM


Is it a straight up swap? Including rotor. I got a great deal on a xr600r front wheel and it looks the same.

Is there any tweaking involved?

What bikes use the same rear tire?

  • mikekay

Posted November 10, 2004 - 07:09 PM


there is a very very very slight difference between the two wheels, but you can run it.

  • scorch

Posted November 10, 2004 - 07:23 PM


I installed the wheel, but there is a bit of play in them. Is that normal?

When I installed it, locked everything in. I put my hand on the wheel and shook it, and the wheel wiggles from side to side. Is this okay to run?

  • Miker

Posted November 10, 2004 - 10:32 PM


I think you need the spacer from the XR600 setup to make this work for you. Don't quote me on that though. I would think someone would know on this site so "To the Top" :cry:

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  • SaltyWalrus

Posted November 11, 2004 - 04:21 AM


Try to figure out where the play is coming from. Are the bearings the wrong inner diameter for the axle? Are the spacers the wrong width. Spacers wrong inner diameter???

I am not sure, but I thought I remembered the XR600 wheels fit, but you had to put in different wheel bearings. Let us know when you figure it out!!!

  • scorch

Posted November 11, 2004 - 06:56 AM


What are spacers? The yahoogroup xr650 list tells me I need the 600r spacers.

Where can I get them?

  • RingKingPin

Posted November 11, 2004 - 07:13 AM


If the play isn't the spokes and it's not the bearings then your going to need different sized spacers or bushings. I had to turn my own down on a lathe for my motard wheels. Where does it look like the wiggle is coming from? How do the bearings feel?

  • scorch

Posted November 11, 2004 - 07:37 AM


What are spacers? And where can I get them?

  • BajaBoundMoto

Posted November 12, 2004 - 02:14 PM


The spacer on the disc side is slightly different.
Sotck 600 spacer has a little groove around the fatter part. The 650 one does not.
If you use the 600 wheel then use a 600 spacer.

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