XR600 front wheel

2 replies to this topic
  • Tom81

Posted August 31, 2005 - 07:07 AM



I crashed my front wheel on my XR650R, and then bought a XR600 front wheel because I read several places that it would fit the XR650R. But it don't. Can anyone tell me if they got a XR600 front wheel to fit on their XR650R, and how they did it??

The wheel I have is a '95. Problem is that there is more space between the left frontfork and rim than there is between right frontfork and rim. And then if I try and push the wheel more to the left, then the disc scratches to the caliper bracket.... Crap :-(



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

Posted August 31, 2005 - 08:11 AM


The wheel spacer on the disc side looks same but is slightly different.
Comparing the 600 to 650R - looking at the spacer one will have a tiny groove machined in it, the other will not. One is wider than the other, slightly. Whichever you have, switch to the other spacer. Maybe you got the 600 wheel without spacers so you may need to go buy one.
If you do have both spacers and still have a rub problem I don't know what to say. It's worked for me that way.

  • Moredesert

Posted September 01, 2005 - 03:00 PM


I put an XR600 front wheel on my BRP. Tim is right about the spacer, you need to buy a spacer for a 600. I also had to add a .100" spacer on my axle because it bottomed out before it tightened the wheel. It worked out fine but is a little of a pain. If you didn't damage your hub why don't you replace the rim with a new one. I'm on my 3rd set of Excels and not my last. :D

Related Content

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

Supercross Preview 2017 Part 1: Championship Contenders by Chris Cooksey

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  186 replies

Post Apocalypse, ThumperTalk style! by Justin Pearson

Dirt Bike   General Dirt Bike Forums   General Dirt Bike Discussion
  • Hot  35 replies

XR650L super moto wheels by greggkklee

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • Hot  29 replies

Honda XR650L 2016 by Chris.GVS

Honda XR650L 2016
  • - - - - -
  • 0 reviews

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.