any difference btw 03' and 00' xr650r

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  • mr660

Posted March 02, 2003 - 08:29 PM


Can anybody tell me if there is any difference between the 2000 and 2003 xr650r other than the plastic :)

  • dudenstumpy

Posted March 02, 2003 - 09:18 PM


Updated countershaft oil seal and updated clutch bushing.
Both are available from Honda dealers and are relatively easy to install.

cheers, Craig

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  • Big_D

Posted March 03, 2003 - 06:59 PM


Don't forget BNG! :D

Gotta have those "Bold New Graphics" :)

  • smashinz2002

Posted March 03, 2003 - 07:33 PM


Countershaft seal and clutch bushing have been updated to address possible oil leaks.. Different graphics of course, and that's it. I have a 2000 model with about 5000 miles on it, and I haven't had any problems with the seal or bushing, so I haven't upgraded to the newer parts yet. If they fail I will, since they are easy to get and pretty easy to install. I've had this bike for 3 years now, and never had a single mechanical problem, so I think it's safe to say they are very reliable no matter what year you have.

  • mr660

Posted March 03, 2003 - 07:49 PM


good deal. Thanks for the input. A great deal on a 2000 xr 650r came a knocking on my door so to say and i could not pass it up! Now i have to start project 650r. I will be putting my 600r up for sale. after just putting all new goodies on her! Any body interested let me know and i will give the extensive list of mods and goodies!

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