Down tube screen - XR650L


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  • wheelnut46

Posted July 13, 2007 - 07:02 PM

#1

While changing the oil tonight I tried to clean the screen located in the downtube. I could not get a wrench to stay on without the hex stripping. I have a feeling that the P.O.'s must have messed that up somewhere along the line. Finally, I gave up and just changed the oil and filter.
I know that I'm gonna have to get brutal with that thing the next time so I want to have a brand new shiny one ready to replace it when the next oil change comes up.
Where can I get it (besides dealer) and does anyone have a PN? Also, any tricks to getting it out? It's such a thin hex even the vice grips wouldn't hold it.

  • cleonard

Posted July 13, 2007 - 08:55 PM

#2

I realize that yours might be to far gone, but I always take the tube off first and then use a six point deep socket on it. For some reason that thing is always a real bear to get loose. A flare nut wrench or the box end of a combo wrench is also a possibility. Do not try to get it loose with a regular open end wrench as you already know what happens.

You can order a new one at any of the online OEM parts distributors. I use Service Honda for big $ orders, but use bike bandit or thrifty rider for single cheaper parts like this. Those places have online parts lookup for the part numbers.

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  • wheelnut46

Posted July 14, 2007 - 04:18 AM

#3

A flare nut wrench or the box end of a combo wrench is also a possibility. Do not try to get it loose with a regular open end wrench as you already know what happens.


Yeah, tell me about it. The box wrench wouldn't even fit on the nut.
:thumbsup:

  • martinfan30

Posted July 14, 2007 - 10:57 AM

#4

ya make sure next time to use a quality 6-point deep socket on the new one.here is a link to what you need.
OEM+%28Stock%29+Parts~dept_type_id~2~model_dept_year~2003~model_dept_mfr~Honda~model_dept_id~375148~model_dept_name~XR650L.asp#stay' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'>http://houseofmotorc...XR650L.asp#stay

it is the 1st part on the list.





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