Cost of Maintenence.


13 replies to this topic
  • ghrati ghoti

Posted November 06, 2007 - 08:16 AM

#1

I wish I was more anal and kept a log of what has been replaced, but off the top of my head, not counting bent, broken or upgraded parts before their time...

The bike 2004 XR650L, 28,900 miles

-seventh or eight rear tire.
-fifth or sixth front.
-forth set of rear wheel bearings.
-third chain and sprocket set.
-soon to be forth set of front pads, third set of rears.
-soon to be new rotors front and back.
-second chain slider.
-second headlight lamp.
-third spark plug.
-15 oil filters.
-60 or so gallons of oil.
-air filter oil.

How's your list?

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted November 06, 2007 - 08:50 AM

#2

Set that to "12 days of christmas"!


Dave

  • martinfan30

Posted November 06, 2007 - 09:06 AM

#3

haha.

6500 miles
that loooks lke im right on track with you.

need my 4th rear and 3rd front.

2nd rear sprocket

2nd plug

6 gal. oil and 6 filters

4 valve adjustments

  • cleonard

Posted November 06, 2007 - 09:16 AM

#4

I guess that I'm harder on my bikes, but they are older.

I picked up my 93 XR600 in 2000 and have been putting a lot of really hard miles on it. I have not really kept a good count but...

Engine

2sd and 3rd gears
2 new valve seats and valves
Rings
Cam chain and tensioner
Rewound stator ignition winding


Tires

At least 25 if not 30 rears and 6 or so fronts. When I ran Dunlop 756 tires on the rear they sometimes only lasted a month. Now I run Maxxis Desert IT's and they last as long as 6 months


Three chains and sprocket sets

One Linkage bearing

Shock rebuild

Forks rebuilt

New steering stem bearings.

New wheel bearings

One rear suspension bearing, another real soon now.

2 sets of brake pads front and rear and one rear rotor. Front rotor real soon.

  • martinfan30

Posted November 06, 2007 - 09:38 AM

#5

do you use the special tensioner tool listed in the manual?

  • ghrati ghoti

Posted November 06, 2007 - 09:41 AM

#6

Set that to "12 days of christmas"!


Dave


No, no, no!

Christmas is for shiny new, improved parts, not for oil and filters. :worthy:

  • cleonard

Posted November 06, 2007 - 09:48 AM

#7

do you use the special tensioner tool listed in the manual?


No never had one. I bet it makes it a lot easier.

It is really easy to do if you take off the right side cover. While the tensioner is a pain, I tend to have the biggest problem with the chain staying on the crank sprocket. With the case cover off you can just hold the guide back with your fingers and the rest goes together easy. I check and clean the internal oil screen at this time. It needs to be checked and cleaned from time to time, and this would be a good time to do it.

The Clymer suggests a method of using a wire to hold the spring compressed. Install the tensioner and cam chain and when done cut the wire out. It works, but I don't like it.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • martinfan30

Posted November 06, 2007 - 09:54 AM

#8

No never had one. I bet it makes it a lot easier.

It is really easy to do if you take off the right side cover. While the tensioner is a pain, I tend to have the biggest problem with the chain staying on the crank sprocket. With the case cover off you can just hold the guide back with your fingers and the rest goes together easy. I check and clean the internal oil screen at this time. It needs to be checked and cleaned from time to time, and this would be a good time to do it.

The Clymer suggests a method of using a wire to hold the spring compressed. Install the tensioner and cam chain and when done cut the wire out. It works, but I don't like it.


i would have done the wire trick had i thought about it when i did my cam.

i left the right cover on and just used bailing wire to keep the tension on the chain so it couldnt slip off.

the tensioner i was able to push down with the spring (the part that is a hook that goes into the hole on top the tensioner) off and then used needle nose to put the hooked end into the tensioner. was a bit of a pain but got it.

  • elrontx

Posted November 06, 2007 - 10:05 AM

#9

2005 xr650l apx 8000 miles''either dirt or riding to/from dirt'' speedo cable broke apx 7 oil changes 3rd chain 2nd rear sprocket,3rd front sprocket,3rd front tire''not including stock''5th rear tire, replaced front wheel bearings,replaced rear wheelbearings2x,3rd set of rear break pads,2nd set up front,swingarm bearings''total nightmare my friend did this for me''3rd sparkplug,2nd set of handlebars,1 aftermarket gastank several flats and i need blinkers. im a bike killer i destroved a 01 drz in 4 years.

  • ghrati ghoti

Posted November 06, 2007 - 11:21 AM

#10

2005 xr650l apx 8000 miles''either dirt or riding to/from dirt'' speedo cable broke apx 7 oil changes 3rd chain 2nd rear sprocket,3rd front sprocket,3rd front tire''not including stock''5th rear tire, replaced front wheel bearings,replaced rear wheelbearings2x,3rd set of rear break pads,2nd set up front,swingarm bearings''total nightmare my friend did this for me''3rd sparkplug,2nd set of handlebars,1 aftermarket gastank several flats and i need blinkers. im a bike killer i destroved a 01 drz in 4 years.


3 chains??

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted November 06, 2007 - 12:11 PM

#11

I wish I was more anal and kept a log of what has been replaced, but off the top of my head, not counting bent, broken or upgraded parts before their time...

The bike 2004 XR650L, 28,900 miles

-seventh or eight rear tire.
-fifth or sixth front.
-forth set of rear wheel bearings.
-third chain and sprocket set.
-soon to be forth set of front pads, third set of rears.
-soon to be new rotors front and back.
-second chain slider.
-second headlight lamp.
-third spark plug.
-15 oil filters.
-60 or so gallons of oil.
-air filter oil.

How's your list?


You changed your oil 240 times in 4 years?

  • martinfan30

Posted November 06, 2007 - 12:14 PM

#12

60 gallons of oil, a little over 2 qts. each time....

120 oil changes?

  • ghrati ghoti

Posted November 06, 2007 - 12:33 PM

#13

You changed your oil 240 times in 4 years?


Good catch, bad math! 60 quarts.

I forgot fork seals.

  • ghrati ghoti

Posted November 07, 2007 - 05:56 AM

#14

Good catch, bad math! 60 quarts.

I forgot fork seals.


How about 660 gallons of gas?





Related Content

Wiki
Want to add a kickstart to your XR650L?  Here's how - last post by clc3251

Want to add a kickstart to your XR650L? Here's how


Articles
  • 0 replies
Forums
Photo

Engine Loping/Sputtering by tcaldwell


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 2 replies
Forums
Photo
Washington

Cle Elum Sunday 5/29: Looking for dual sport tips by TigerTanker


Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Regional Discussion   Northwest
  • Hot  32 replies
Forums
Photo

93 xr650l Restoration Project by Zigster


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 17 replies
Reviews

Honda XR650L 2017 by Chris.GVS


Honda XR650L 2017
  • - - - - -
  • 0 reviews
 
x

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.