xr650l issue?

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  • honcho

Posted July 11, 2007 - 05:41 PM


Hi, this is my first post in thumpertalk... I have an 05 xr650l, which is great... I've been in the process of upgrading some things, and I noticed something which I think may be a problem... the rear shock has what seems to be a lot of freeplay... it moves side to side... I never noticed anything like this on my DR.

Here is a pic with it all the way clockwise:

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and all the way counterclockwise:

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again clockwise:

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again counterclockwise:

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I posted this on another forum, but got no help... somebody did mention that the frame mount looked bent... the left side does look slightly dished... is this a big problem? Is anybody else's bike like this... :thumbsup: any help is greatly appreciated...


  • Huffa 2

Posted July 11, 2007 - 05:55 PM


That's a common trait (bushing play) in a LOT of Honda's and mine which is a 94XR650L, does exactly the same thing.

Mine is a low 5000 miles so even brand new Honda's may have this?

Yep, from 3 wheelers to DS's to motcrossers, most all of my Honda's did that.

In time they can get a bit of up and down play too.

  • GIANTac1

Posted July 11, 2007 - 07:22 PM


My 2005 does the same thing. I asked the same question and got the same answer, "its normal". I havent had any problems so far!:thumbsup:
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  • drtlvr

Posted July 11, 2007 - 07:22 PM


its the bushings I replaced mine and its fine now.pivot works sells a complete kit.

  • martinfan30

Posted July 11, 2007 - 08:45 PM


mine also is an 05. it does the same thing. think its normal.

  • honcho

Posted July 12, 2007 - 02:03 PM


thanks for the reassuring words.

  • Bibleman

Posted July 12, 2007 - 05:26 PM


Same on my 07.

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