Sprockets--XR600R

I did the search thing and didn't see what I needed. I really don't need to go 85-95 mph or whatever top speed is. Which is the better way to gear down; 1 down on countershaft or 3 up on the rear? I realize it's a wash, but do you run into problems with swingarm wear due to smaller front sprocket and is a 51 rear readily available?

It depends on what year bike and what gearing you have now. 14/48 is stock for the early '90s and later 600s and it works pretty well in most situations. I was able to do 97mph with it, too.

That's my point exactly. I have a '96 XR600R and really have no need to go 90+. A quick search of various vendors did not show the 51 available. Are we limited to going down 1 tooth on the front?

Sprocket Specialists lists a range of 38-74 teeth for their XR600 rear sprockets.....

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By Pcolamotorhead
      Parting out almost an entire bike. Frame is gone, CDI box, and Wheels, Gas Tank, Headlight & Front number plate. Complete unassembled engine with 9611 miles on it. 90 pounds of compression at cranking speed. According to hondaprokevin.com this is what it should have.  Checked the compression with 3 different gauges.   Valve clearance is good which indicates no cam or rocker arm wear. Oil did not look too bad that came out of it. Corbin seat, Super trap muffler, and just about all the other parts.  Shoot me a message with what you are looking for and I will be happy to take pics and send them to you along with a price. All items are buyer pays the shipping.  Also have some 1996 Honda XR600R parts. Engine cases, Electronics, Etc.  $850 for the motor and you pay shipping, Starter motor not included.
    • By Jeremy Evans
      I just bought a 2012 xr650l and it starts and runs great until about 4000 rpm give or take (I’m guessing) it feels like it spits and pukes. Also when releasing the throttle the exhaust pops and hiccups. I am calling the dealership to ask if they are willing to fix the problem as I just purchased from them yesterday but I am curious as to what the problem could be in case they do not offer to help for my “as is” purchase. I have read a couple other topics on here that talk about the vacuum lines being hooked up to an air cut diaphram but I don’t know what that is. The smog delete has been done on this bike as well as a slip on dg exhaust and the side cover has a bunch of holes drilled in it exposing the air filter. The battery has also been relocated. My question is what jetting should I have at 2000 feet? I am planning on opening up the carb to see what the idle jet and main jet are and if they were even changed from stock. Also if someone knows about the air cut being hooked up to vacuum and can supply pictures that would be very helpful. I know that the smog block off kits just plug the vacuum holes and the air cut usually gets disconnected. Thanks. 

    • By Chowell
      Cargo rack for Honda XR650l.
      New condition. No scratches or damage. New $199 
      See manufacturers website for detail.
      https://cycleracks.com/ProductDetail/tabid/87/ProductID/1/Default.aspx
    • By Pcolamotorhead
      engine parts and misc. parts. Airbox, Electronics, Brake parts.