XR 650 motor on XR 600

9 replies to this topic
  • Smokin XR 600

Posted November 25, 2004 - 10:49 AM


Does anybody know where I can buy a Xr 600 or 650 motor new? I am not sure if the Xr 650 motor will fit my 89 Xr 600 frame, but if it would, I would like to put that motor on my chassis. My mecahnic dosen't want to rebuild my 600 motor, he said it is too expensive: $2000.00! I really want this bike back, but I have to find a way to get it fixed. I would like to just buy a complete new motor and bolt it on and go, it that was possible.Any suggestions?

  • ttr125smms120

Posted November 25, 2004 - 11:43 AM


look on ebay

  • Dutch

Posted November 25, 2004 - 11:45 AM


Keep an eye on Ebay. It is still a crap shoot - you may be buying somebody's junk.
Part out the bike and buy another.

  • Smokin XR 600

Posted November 25, 2004 - 07:59 PM


IT's too good of a bike to part out though, I really like this bike, that's why i'm fixing it.

  • JMC

Posted November 26, 2004 - 05:06 PM


I picked up a nice 98 xr600 for 1600.00. Less than your repair bill. I would look for a used xr you can test ride and swap the engine. Good luck. My .02 worth.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • HeadTrauma

Posted November 26, 2004 - 09:16 PM


Sevice Honda has new XR600 engines that cost about as much as your mechanic's rediculous quote.

Used 600R and 650L engines that are supposedly in good shape seem to go for around $600-700 on Ebay. Keep in mind a 650L has electric start and no kick lever, so you'd at least have to put your flywheel, sidecovers, and kick shaft/lever on the newer engine. Or rebuild it yourself for the same dough.

  • Smokin XR 600

Posted November 27, 2004 - 01:09 PM


How do I get a hold of Service Honda?
HeadTrauma, Did you notice a big difference in power when you put your yoshi pipe on?

  • HeadTrauma

Posted November 27, 2004 - 01:32 PM


Here is the direct link to Service Honda's engine page. I was a little off on the price of an XR600 engine, but not much. ~$2500 for a new one. If you're willing to spend more than 1000 to fix your bike, you might as well buy another whole one just for the engine. That or find a more reasonable shop.

Unfortunately, I bought my bike with the Yoshi header and muff so I can't compare it to stock. It seems to have good mid and top and It sounds hella good. :cry:

  • 600ish

Posted November 27, 2004 - 03:34 PM


Try www.thumper-racing.net and click on "catalog" then "XR600R". This is the route I'm going on my 600

  • Jeff@TheQuadShop

Posted November 27, 2004 - 07:04 PM


There is a brand new 650L motor on ebay right now!

Related Content


Engine Loping/Sputtering by tcaldwell

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 4 replies

DirttyPig 2005 Xr650l Prroject! by braapmebb1moretime

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 22 replies

Supercross Preview 2017 Part 1: Championship Contenders by Chris Cooksey

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  186 replies

Cle Elum Sunday 5/29: Looking for dual sport tips by TigerTanker

Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Regional Discussion   Northwest
  • Hot  32 replies
Want to add a kickstart to your XR650L?  Here's how - last post by clc3251

Want to add a kickstart to your XR650L? Here's how

  • 1 reply

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.