cheaper crankshaft bearings for 650L?

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  • xlr8r

Posted November 11, 2006 - 10:08 AM


I'm rebuilding my 2000 650L and trying to replace as much as I can afford to while I'm in there. OEM crankshaft bearings are almost $70 a piece. I hate to blow $150 on bearings if I don't have to. Has anyone out there already done the foot work for finding cheaper (but still quality) ones? Thanks!

  • BRPXL600R

Posted November 11, 2006 - 12:25 PM


What is wrong with your crank bearings?

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  • xlr8r

Posted November 11, 2006 - 01:32 PM


Actually, nothing's wrong with the bearings. The bike has 22,000 miles on it and I figure since I've got the engine split in half I should just replace them with freshies while It's 'convenient'. Am I overly paranoid about it?

  • BRPXL600R

Posted November 11, 2006 - 02:02 PM


Yup thats exactly what I'm doing to my 600R right now 21K on it. Better safe than sorry!

  • cleonard

Posted November 11, 2006 - 06:31 PM


The big variable is if they are a standard size. I think one is a 6307 and the other a 6308. If they are standard, then you should be able to pick some up for a lot less than the Honda price. Try Service Honda or the Thumpertalk store. They will ony be $45 or $50 there. For non-OEM try a local bearing store. Most cities have one. They can find what you need. If I had to guess, I'd say that they can be found for $25 to $35 each.

These bearings run in motor oil. They will last a very long time. I think that the crank rod bearings will wear out long before those ball bearings. If you had 50,000 miles I could see replacing them. I doubt that there is much wear. It would suck to pay a lot and not need them.

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