O-Ring behind filter cover

4 replies to this topic
  • XR/CRDave

Posted February 26, 2003 - 07:23 PM


While changing the oil on my 00 XR650 I lost the small o-ring that goes behind the filter cover. What is this for, also there is small hole that according to the generic owners manual is where the o-ring goes, is there some sort of shaft that protrudes from this hole that the o-ring goes around? I plan to go riding friday to Glamis so any help is appreciated. Next time I will pay more attention to what I am doing and not be in such a hurry.

  • RunAnywhere

Posted February 27, 2003 - 12:18 PM



On my L, the filter is directional. That rubber seal is to keep the oil from bypassing the filter. I'd bet yours is the same set up.

Good luck,

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  • XR/CRDave

Posted February 27, 2003 - 01:37 PM


I am asking about another o-ring behind the cover, not the one on the filter. Thanks anyway.

  • CoreyClough

Posted February 27, 2003 - 02:54 PM


Is it the little one that goes on the back side of the cover plate encircling the cover to seal? What year is the bike?

  • dudenstumpy

Posted February 27, 2003 - 08:58 PM


please tell us whether you're refering to an xr650r or an xr650l. I can't recall ( during 20 filterchanges ) seeing
any small O ring on my 00 xr650r.

cheers, Craig

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