XR650R Dual Sport maintenance

4 replies to this topic
  • Miguel159

Posted July 19, 2005 - 02:59 PM


OK: I know this 650R dual sport stuff get beaten to death but I've done a search and haven't found a lot of maintenance info yet. What is the required maintenance for a 650R used on the road? Are you having to change oil every three, 30 km rides to work? I'm used to the street bike 3-4000 km oil changes and tires every 10,000 kms. What does the BRP REALLY cost to run in DS mode? thanks..

  • Miguel159

Posted July 19, 2005 - 07:46 PM


Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

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  • needsprayer

Posted July 20, 2005 - 05:06 AM


Regular XR650R maintenance by the manual (assumes off-road use)

Oil: 600 miles or 1000km
Oil Filter: Replace with oil change

If you are using the XR mostly for on-road then you may want to look at a KLR650 maintenance schedule.


Oil change: 5,000 miles

If you are dual sporting then make a compromise between the two.

Tires wear out faster on the R under all conditions if you like to play. However, if you ride like an L rider then tires should last a long time. :applause:

  • Miguel159

Posted July 20, 2005 - 07:23 AM


thanks for the info :applause: . 1000 kms for oil isn't all that bad. After riding litre class sport bikes I'm sure the XR's rear tires will cost me a bundle :eek: .

  • dick757

Posted July 20, 2005 - 08:02 AM


I had to laugh the otherday
I went through my manual for my DRZ400S and wanted to find out the exact amount of oil it need(to use as a ref point)
You know what I read
8000km for an oil change
I don't even let my truck go that long
Anyway, I do have 2000km on it and no oil being burnt and the colour is good
I would start checking at 1000km and keep going from there
If it is black get rid of it quick and change more often
almost a clear brown, let it go for a little
I also run full syn in the bike

Can't wait to get my 650, the 400 is great, but just is not a 650

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