XR6 rear brake

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  • yoat

Posted January 17, 2007 - 07:21 PM


Looking for another XR6 to build into a dualsport to replace my last one that was stolen. Been offered a very good deal on a 1990 in great shape, but if I am not mistaken Honda still ran a rear drum on that model year. Has anyone retrofitted a rear disc setup onto one of these earlier models? Is it even worth doing or should I just hold out for a newer one? My last one was a 94 so I had a rear disc and still have some spare parts lying around.

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  • cleonard

Posted January 17, 2007 - 10:44 PM


Yes, 91 was the year that the XR600 got the rear disc. It also got cartridge forks. The only change after that was a larger front axle in 92. Otherwise they are unchanged through 2000. I think that the forks are a bigger deal than the drum brake. I'd keep searching for a 91 or later.

You can retrofit a rear disc. It takes the later swingarm so you have the mounts. The frame will also need the master cylinder mount added.

  • Hare

Posted January 18, 2007 - 03:45 PM


I am not positive but i think 91 were non cartridge, then switched in 92 and everything stayed the same til '00 except for color

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