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Is there a power up kit part number from Honda? ?? My dealer has no idea what I'm talking about. "Imagine that" :)

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If you are talking about the basic jet kit, opened up exhaust tip, and new carburetor boot, it can be done very inexpensively. You can buy the jet kit on e-bay for about $15.00 including shipping, and the rest you can do with some simple tools. There are several articles on how to do this. Mine took only a couple of hours, with the exhaust tip being the most time consuming. Look for "Making the XR650R run right". E-mail me if you have any questions.

Good Luck!

Winkel

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My buddie went through the exact same thing when he went to the local dealership and asked for the powerup kit. In a nutshell you need to get them to order it from a place like Baja Designs out in Cali. It' does exist and Honda I believe does have a part number for it.

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i have the part numbers but they are on another computer-i got them from one of the other 650 websites.- I think you can find the numbers on either the yahoo site, or www.xr650r.us

Its available. Service Honda probably can help you out as well.

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The "HRC power-up kit" consists of a high compression piston, a high lift camshaft, and several pieces to reinforce the camdrive and clutch assemblies. This kit is available from from HRC (honda racing corporation), and runs about $1200 dollars retail. I have seen it for hundreds less at various internet sites. Try Service Honda (you'll have to call them, its not easy to find the kit on thier web-site). I tried to find a part number for the HRC kit, but had no luck. I have service hondas number..its 219-932-9332. I have always had the best service from a dude called "pooh". Ask for him, he will get you hooked up.

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or try here--a list of the part numbers for the power up kit options...

http://www.xr650r.us/tech/HRC%20Kit.png

2000-no i considered the 680 kit, and the 715 kit, and the Ross 11.5:1 but in the end i figured the dependability of the OEM piston is the most important thing--i race 200-300 miles a month (sometimes triple that!)--and lots more in pre-running and periodic Baja tours, fun rides, etc...so i needed a piston that would last 6 months (or more) at a time. The 680 kit just isnt proven--and there is some debate about the Wiesco piston. I might try a Ross 11:1, but really--i have the power and suspension dialed on that bike--its the weight thats killing me. Those KTM's pass me after mile 125-150 every race! CRF450X-i need you!

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Thank's guys but my dream is over. The whole deal was a fella was going to buy my XRL but he decided not too. So I guess I'm still stuck with my BRACP.

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