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Maximus86

650R - raising Redline

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i've seen what appear to be a few "homemade" rev boxes for the 650 that raise the redline by 1000rpm...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda-XR650R-CDI-Rev-Limiter-improved-new-00-05_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ43977QQitemZ4552572551QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

didn't yoshimura offer an official one or something

reason i want something like this is i'll be roadracing the 650R on big tracks and need as much advantage as i can get an another 1000rpm seems liek it be nice

thats the only thing i miss about my ole 426 was how fast and high it revved

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I don't think that rev box will give you anything noticeable with the stock cam as the motor is already going to sleep at around 6200RPM. With a stage 1 or stage 2 cam the motor will pull all the way to the top. Do the cam and headers first and see what you get. Then try the rev box. Just my opinion.

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ok-forgot to mention I have a full titanium exhaust -stage 2 hotcam-Quicksilver carb-bikes strong all the way to rev limiter

just wondering if anyone else has used this

another thing i noticed about the 650R is- Is the first gear suppose to be kinda low? Seems like it too me

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anybody know if the 99 'L' has a rev limiter built in?

I'm new to the bike, didn't get an owners book or anything like that and the other day while riding pave, it was a bit damp in places, but it seemed like I was either spinning the rear so hard, or I was banging the rev limiter,,......either one would surprise me

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[snip]...Is the first gear suppose to be kinda low? Seems like it too me

On pavement, yes--it's too low with stock or very close to stock gearing (IMO).

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