Will a 16 Tooth fit on a 650L

14 replies to this topic
  • sportbiker929

Posted August 01, 2005 - 07:31 PM


I need to raise the ratio a bit. Will it fit?

  • wr450fyamaha

Posted August 02, 2005 - 06:01 AM


try it or ask a dealer.

  • roadcam

Posted August 02, 2005 - 07:34 AM


looks pretty tight, I would have my doubts .. :D


Posted August 02, 2005 - 08:14 AM


I just put on a 16-tooth sprocket. It's not cush-drive (maybe its for an XR600R?). It's a tight fit, but it does fit.

  • jamesp

Posted August 02, 2005 - 09:13 AM


None of them come with cush drive.

  • roadcam

Posted August 02, 2005 - 02:24 PM


my stock 15-tooth sprocket has some sort of rubber insert ... must be a cush-drive, of a sort Ive never seen before .. :D

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted August 03, 2005 - 08:23 AM


Its not an insert, really, its a little rubber bonded to the sprocket to help quiet the noise of the chain- I think.
It might cushion things a tiny bit if it actually holds the chain rollers off the bottoms of the sprockets, but not by much.


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  • jamesp

Posted August 03, 2005 - 11:31 AM


Dave is right, it is simply for noise reduction. I doesn't reduce the load or wear on the sprocket/chain/countershaft whatsoever.

  • roadcam

Posted August 03, 2005 - 03:35 PM


OK, thanks, I was trying to figure out what the heck it was ... duhhh, .. once again, modern technology jumps up to bite me in the butt :D

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted August 04, 2005 - 08:34 AM


Modern technology? Thought you were talking about an XRL...


  • roadcam

Posted August 04, 2005 - 09:22 AM


:D my last few bikes were chopped HD panheads and flatheads ... think the jump to Honda XRL wasn't a major culture shock ??? ......... :D

  • crmc33

Posted August 07, 2005 - 04:37 AM


Id be very interested in your findings regarding the 16T.
I need higher gearing and would definately fit one if the chain doesnt rub the cases.

  • Captain Midnight

Posted August 09, 2005 - 10:41 PM


A 16 tooth will work fine.

  • sgifford

Posted August 21, 2005 - 07:07 AM


So was the conclusion on this that a 16 will fit? If so who makes a 16 that will fit the L? Has anyone actually put some miles on with that size?

  • wr450fyamaha

Posted August 21, 2005 - 10:22 AM


where exactly would i go about finding a 16 toot front? i have never seen one!!!!!!!!! it would be great on the street.....totaly suck in the dirt.

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