XR650L Zerk fittings

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  • ghoti

Posted January 17, 2006 - 10:19 AM


I have an 04 and it has one fitting on the main pivot, (where the bolt goes through the frame). The book shows two on the dogbone link too. There are some flats on mine where the zerks would go, but no fittings. I am thinking I will put some in there. Is there any reason not to? Does anyone know when Honda stopped including them?

  • roadcam

Posted January 17, 2006 - 10:52 AM


it would be a good idea to install Zerks on your dogbone ... my 2001 had both Zerks, and my KoubaLink has both .. simple enough to do...drill, tap .. :thumbsup:

  • Fio

Posted January 17, 2006 - 07:33 PM


My 03 650L has the Zerk fittings and so does the XRs only lowering link I just installed, looks like they just tried to cut some cost on the newer bike. hopefully they used the same double bearings on each end of the link, the grease fittings feed in between the both bearings on my 03. :thumbsup:

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted January 18, 2006 - 09:47 AM


My '01 is fully zerked. Every joint.


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  • ghoti

Posted January 18, 2006 - 01:09 PM


Anyone with an 04 or newer have more than one zerk? Did I get a Monday bike? :thumbsup:

  • snaggleXR650

Posted January 18, 2006 - 02:08 PM


Zerks are nice, but they don't clean out the junk. The new grease going in just takes the path of least resistance and squirts out the seal, leaving the old junk in there. Nothing beats a full tear down once a year or two and doing a proper job of it.

  • mgs781

Posted January 18, 2006 - 02:09 PM


Mine only has one, at the swing arm pivot bolt.


  • wr450fyamaha

Posted January 18, 2006 - 06:02 PM


mine has about 35230985723 all over the place.

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