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Title: XR 650L 53 000kms. What do I need to look out for?
Post by: East Coast Outlaw on March 28, 2020, 06:23:11 pm
Hi all,

My XR650L has just hit 53000kms. I am planning a month long ride through SA, Nam and Bots in December. Currently, there are no issues with the bike and it goes like a bomb.I dont have any big trips planned between now and December - maybe the odd 2 nighter. However, in December we plan on doing around 6000kms. What should I be looking to change/service, other than the normal things, come our pre-trip maintenance?

Any help will be appreciated.
Title: Re: XR 650L 53 000kms. What do I need to look out for?
Post by: Welsh on March 28, 2020, 06:30:16 pm
All I know, is check the frame for cracks regularly near stress raises (welded joints) and some had an issue with loose exhaust valve seats.  :biggrin: other than that sound.  :sip:
Title: Re: XR 650L 53 000kms. What do I need to look out for?
Post by: Vis Arend on July 07, 2020, 08:54:08 pm
All I know, is check the frame for cracks regularly near stress raises (welded joints) and some had an issue with loose exhaust valve seats.  :biggrin: other than that sound.  :sip:

+1
Title: Re: XR 650L 53 000kms. What do I need to look out for?
Post by: zacapa on July 07, 2020, 09:25:36 pm
Dropped valve seats when you cane her hard, 100-110 Km/H easy cruising should be sweet and good for the long run.