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XR650L: Suspension

XR650L

The XR650L is a dual-sport motorcycle, air-cooled 644 cc (39.3 cu in) SOHC dry-sump single-cylinder 4-stroke.  Part of the Honda XR series. It was released in 1992 as a 1993 model. It combines the RFVC engine from the proven NX650 Dominator dual sport with the lighter, off-road capable XR600R chassis.

Chain Size:       Front Sprocket:       Rear Sprocket:       Front Tire:       Rear Tire:       Spark Plug:
520X110 15T 45T 3.00x21 4.60x18 DPR7EA-9

 

Suspension

The complete fork upgrade kit - your choice of springs and Race Tech Gold Valves. Also includes a set of top quality fork seals and 5W fork oil to complete the job. Everything you need to transform your mushy stock forks into suspension that really works.

You can select from various straight rate springs or even progressive springs to customize the package to your needs.

Stock Spring Rate for XR650L: 0.44 kg/mm (stock)

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$364.95

Race Tech has developed these straight rate springs specifically for the heaviest loads.

  • Sold in pairs.
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$149.95

Progressive Suspension springs offer a soft initial spring rate for a plush ride. Progressively wound design provides increased resistance to bottoming as spring compresses. These springs are significantly stiffer than the wimpy stock springs. Spring rate spans the .45-.62 kg/mm range.

Sold in pairs

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$145.95
XR650L '93 - '25

Lightweight, for reduced unsprung mass. Straight rate springs will give better control in the rough stuff. Sold in pairs.

  • Rider and Gear up to 145 lb. = 0.47 springs → 24% stiffer than stock
  • Rider and Gear 145-185 lb. = 0.52 springs → 39% stiffer than stock
  • Rider and Gear 185-235 lb. = 0.58 springs → 56% stiffer than stock
  • Rider and Gear 235-285 lb. = 0.63 springs → 66% stiffer than stock
  • Rider and Gear 290 lb.-UP = 0.70 springs → 84% stiffer than stock
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$143.95
  • Race Tech's original bolt-on fork valving system for front cartridge forks
  • Triple the flow area of stock pistons
  • Put valving control on the shim stack
  • Outstanding tunability; improved control, traction, plushness and bottoming resistance
  • Complete instructions, Gold Valve pistons, valving charts, valving shims and "Technical Edge
  • Fork Maintenance and Gold Valve Installation" video all included
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$199.95
XR650L '93 - '25

Kit includes all the fork bushings, o-rings, snap rings and washers this kit comes with what it needs to completely rebuild your front fork bushings

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$47.95
XR650L '93 - '25

Patented fork seal features a balanced 3 lip design that evenly distributes the pressure reducing operating temperature, wear and friction

Custom Elastomer Fork Seals have been tested to outlast OEM fork seals. Extends typical seal life by 3 to 5 times over OEM seals

Stiction (friction) measures from 1/3 to 1/2 less than OEM seals for smoother fork action

Lower Stiction, Longer Life! It doesn’t get any better than this!

Plus, the only complete line of dust wipers! Wipers should be replaced with the fork seals to assure peak performance. 

Kit includes Fork Seals and dust wipers.

 

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$33.95
XR650L '93 - '25

An excellent replacement for the stock fork boots. These are great for protection from dirt, rocks and other contaminants. These boots utilize the latest advances in material technology to adapt to fork and styling demands. These high quality fork boots are 1/4 the price of the OEM factory replacements.

Choose black, blue or yellow.

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$29.95
XR650L '93 - '07

Fork brace precision machined from aluminum barstock. Drilled and tapped for optional lower fender attachment.

Hard anodized black for corrosion protection. Fits OEM forks. Split design allows for installing in minutes without having to remove the forks.

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$119.95
XR650L '93 - '25

Helps protect vulnerable fork tube and seal from dust, dirt, and corrosive elements. Hook & loop (Velcro) fastening on back side makes installation or removal for cleaning a breeze.

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$24.95

Honda XR650L rear shock upgrade. The experts at Cogent Dynamics know suspension! A proven performance rear shock for your XR650L for use under the most demanding conditions and on the roughest terrain worldwide.

Damping rates optimized to your specific needs, giving you the best ride comfort, traction and control. Frequency and velocity sensing valving works great over wide ranging conditions. Low internal friction. All CNC machined components for top quality and performance. Compact and rigid design with internal separator piston. Adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping. Fully serviceable shock is designed for the long haul.

 *Spring color may vary due to specification requirement and availability.

Standard Spring10.71 kg/mm
Heavy Duty Spring12.50 kg/mm
Low Shock1.5 inches lower

Cogent Dynamics builds a fully custom suspension component, just for you. To best meet your needs, please spend a few moments providing us with your riding style (off-road / adventure, or street / commuting) and your approximate weight with gear and luggage in the comments during checkout. The information you provide helps them setup your suspension to most closely meet your needs.

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$831.95
XR650L '93 - '25

A stiffer shock spring will help you get through the whoops or just help handle that extra baggage on the rear.

Stock spring rate is 10.5 KG/mm

*Spring color may vary due to specification requirement and availability.

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$149.95

Top suspension performance requires firm bottoming resistance with plushness at the same time. Even the best suspension tuners can only make the stock valving design work so well. The Gold Valve Shock Suspension System is a proven bolt-on shock valving system that improves control, traction, performance and bottoming resistance.

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$199.95
XR650L '93 - '25

Complete kit to replace the bearings and seals in the XR650L shock linkage. Includes the lower shock bearing.

Kit Contents:
Spherical Bearing1
Snap Ring2
Seal8
Needle Bearing Shaft3
Needle Bearing6
Bushing2
Add Grease
Add Shock Linkage Bearing Grease Tool
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$78.95
XR650L '93 - '25

Heavy duty shock bumper. The stock bumper is prone to disintegrating with age. If you are re-valving your shock it's a good idea to be sure the bumper is in good shape.

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$39.95
XR650L '01 - '25

This thrust bearing is designed to sit between the shock spring and the preload adjusting nut on the shock. This bearing will eliminate spring binding during shock action and will make turning the preload collars much easier. The bearing kit includes two cupped washers, one thrust bearing and inner & outer o-rings to keep out water and dirt.

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$52.95
XR650L '93 - '25

Complete Pivot Works kit to replace the bearings and seals in the XR650L swingarm pivot.

Convenient kit eliminates looking up many part numbers.

Each kit contains bearings, pins, collars and seals manufactured to OEM specifications for a perfect fit.

Add Grease
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$79.95
XR650L '93 - '25

Aluminum alloy lowering link. Lowers the rear suspension approximately 1 inch.

Bearings included.

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$139.95
XR650L '93 - '25

Kouba lowering link will lower the rear suspension 1.75". Comes with bearings and seals installed for a quick and easy installation.

Disclaimer: Lowering the front and/or rear of your motorcycle will change the geometry and may affect the handling, use caution after making changes/adjustments.

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$154.95
Universal fit. May require additional adjustment or modification.

Based on the wildly popular Race Tech Suspension Seminars taught by Paul Thede around the world, this step-by-step guide shows riders how to make their bikes handle like the pros. Thede gives the lowdown on all types of suspension, including cartridge and non-cartridge forks as well as dual-chamber and nitrogen-charged shocks.

The three forces of suspension, testing procedures, even the black arts of chassis geometry: Thede explains it all. The book provides step-by-step photos of suspension disassembly and assembly as well as a detailed troubleshooting guide for dirt, street and track.

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$34.95
XR650L '93 - '09 XR650L '12 - '17

Innovative design makes tool easier and more secure to use than old fashioned pin-aligned drivers

  • Knurled anodized aluminum locking ring
  • Perfectly weighted to drive seals
  • Carbon steel body halves
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$52.95
Universal fit. May require additional adjustment or modification.

Showa removed the schrader valve on many newer rear shocks. Now you need a needle to recharge your shock with nitrogen after a rebuild. Race Tech built this unit just for that job.

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$32.95
Universal fit. May require additional adjustment or modification.

The features of this tool include 300 psi capacity, bleeder valve and T-handle plunger pin chuck. Swivel chuck has a 12" flexible hose. Comes complete with instructions, carrying box and Schrader valve extension (required on some Showa shocks). Nitrogen bottles available at any welding supply house.

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$228.95
Universal fit. May require additional adjustment or modification.

Makes installation of your linkage bearings much easier. Also simplifies maintenance of those bearings.

  • Allows placing bearing needles on bearing race while greasing linkage bearings
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$34.95