Valves and Cam Chain

7 replies to this topic
  • JackAttack

Posted July 24, 2006 - 04:07 PM


Looking for the least expensive place to buy some intake valves and cam chain.

Any help is appreciated.

2003 XR650R

  • cleonard

Posted July 24, 2006 - 04:24 PM


Service honda, with the TT store close behind. Service honda allow you to run the Honda application that they user at the dealer. Go to

  • snaggleXR650

Posted July 24, 2006 - 07:12 PM


I've bought a bunch of OEM stuff at Service Honda. Highly recommended.

  • captb

Posted July 24, 2006 - 09:17 PM


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  • creeky

Posted July 25, 2006 - 03:54 AM


Spend the bucks and install Kibblewhite valves and springs, they are much superior to the OEMs. The Honda OEM cam chain is the way to go.

  • cleonard

Posted July 25, 2006 - 08:11 AM


Don't forget about the cam chain tensioner. The type on the XR600 is prone to wearing out. I had to replace mine a little over a year ago. It's a cam type ratching mechanism. It's not too expensive. If your bike is making chain slapping noises, that's the problem.

  • creeky

Posted July 25, 2006 - 08:32 AM


[quote name='cleonard']Don't forget about the cam chain tensioner. The type on the XR600 is prone to wearing out.

I've asked this before, anyway, I'm puzzled about reports of the cam chain tensioner wearing out. I have done a large number of XR engines, and have not seen a tensioner worn out. I have seen a couple of them damaged from a broken cam chain, but none worn out.

  • JackAttack

Posted July 25, 2006 - 09:31 AM


I just need to replace my intake valves. Thought I would do the cam chain whilst I was in there. Chain tensioner should be fine.

Anything else I should look at replacing while inside?

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