XRL oil screen

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  • Denn10

Posted April 12, 2007 - 09:34 AM


Anyone?? there are 2 oil screens on the 650ls,one on the fitting in the down tube and another inside the motor that i saw in my manual. SO how often have you guys dropped the side case to remove, inspect, and clean the one in the motor???? TY

  • TDC71

Posted April 12, 2007 - 09:53 AM


Got an 06 650l with 6k on it and I never have checked the case screen. The frame one yes, too much work to check. So I'm waiting till the clutch needs r/r.Had to pull the stator cover and that was a bit%^ to scrape the gasket off the case without gouging it:banghead:


  • cleonard

Posted April 12, 2007 - 11:03 AM


I only check the case screen when I'm into the engine for some other reason. On all the XR's and XL's that I have owned, I have never seen very much debris on the case screen. I do the frame tube screen every 2 or 3 oil changes.

  • Denn10

Posted April 12, 2007 - 11:26 AM


Yeah i just picked up 2 MAG drain plugs for the down tube and motor so im gonna get those in soon. I guess its prolly safe to wait for a clutch change to check the screen it has 9k miles on it so who knows when ill have to change clutch ive only had this for a month now

  • JUNIOR650

Posted April 12, 2007 - 03:11 PM


I decided to check the case screen this year. It's a '99 with over 9000 miles, it was perfectly clean. My gasket totally fell apart when I pulled the case open. Spent about $25 on a new gasket from the dealer and had to wait almost a week for it to come in. Then it took atleast an hour to scrape off the old gasket. I would recommend waiting till you need to take it apart for some other reason.

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  • XR 650

Posted April 12, 2007 - 04:15 PM


Mine was perfectly clean. 03 8,000 miles.

  • oldchvytrx

Posted April 16, 2007 - 07:23 AM


12,500, checked when I did a 102.4mm big bore and it was clean as a whistle.

  • goblin127

Posted April 16, 2007 - 11:07 AM


Ive only checked my frame down tube once at 7k mi. and it was very cleen. Wast of my time it turned out.

  • Denn10

Posted April 16, 2007 - 11:11 AM


Thanks guys Installed my 2 mag drain plugs so ill just check the down tube screen next time and wait for the engine screen

  • goblin127

Posted April 16, 2007 - 12:55 PM


Do they have a mag plug for the down tube yet?

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