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Rim lock

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I have stock rims on my 2006 XR650L. I guess Honda couldn't :excuseme: afford the rim locks so stuck a rubber plug in instead. I'm soon going to replace my tires and am wondering how to tell what size lock to use.

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Rim locks need to match the rim in size. I don't have a 650L, but I'm pretty sure, like 99.9%, that they are 2.15 inches. It is normally stamped into the side of the rim. Take a look and see what size they are.

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Rim locks need to match the rim in size. I don't have a 650L, but I'm pretty sure, like 99.9%, that they are 2.15 inches. It is normally stamped into the side of the rim. Take a look and see what size they are.

Yep. Match the lock to the rim width. 1.60 front, 2.15 rear. You can order them online for 1/3 of what a shop will sell them to you for. Over 5-7 bux is too much.

Also, when mounting the tire, try an find the heavy spot, and mount it opposite of the rim lock for better balance. When I had my Pirelli 's mounted, I had them balanced as well. Shop was like, "Huh? It's a dirt bike." I told them "Yes, but it's a DS, and can go 75MPH on the slab." They happily obliged.

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But the real truth is that honda makes the best rim lock,only bummer is the price, about $25.00 retail. Heres the oem part# 42715-MA0-770 2.15 RR Rim Lock

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