XR650L: 13T Aftermarket Countershaft Sprocket List

The following manufacturers produce 13T countershaft sprockets that fit the Honda XR650L motorcycle. :thumbsup:

Parts Unlimited: Part #1212-0324

J.T. Sprockets: Part #JTF 1309.13

Sunstar: Part #35613

Sprocket Specialists: Part #564-13

Moose Racing: Part #1212-0198

Afam Sprockets: Part #20510-13

PBI Sprockets: Part #50-342-13

PBI also manufactures a 12T sprocket for the XR650L: Part #50-342-12

Spud :blah:

Edited by SpudRider

Anything smaller than a 14t will prevent you from using the stock retainer clip. I'm also not a fan of them because they'll eat up your swingarm slider pretty fast.

Anyone that wants a new 13t front sprocket, PM me. Still in packaging. You can have it for the cost of shipping.

For more leverage in the rough stuff, It's better to go bigger on the rear sprocket. I find the 14/48 combo works good for a mix of trails and back roads. If you really need lower gearing, try a 50 or 52 tooth rear.

The sunstar 13T uses the stock retainer- the chain barely touches it.

The PBI 13T uses a C-clip, so I won't use it.

I've seen a PBI 14T wipe a countershaft (retainer holes drilled in wrong place) so PBI is off my list in general.

I ran 13Ts for awhile (several thousand miles) and can't really say the slider wear was an issue- maybe mine will need replacing before too long (8000 miles now) and a stocker will go 15k, I don't know.

For rough back-country rocky trail-less central CT riding I was running 13-48 with a terrorflex or a 140 series MT21.

Dave

Anything smaller than a 14t will prevent you from using the stock retainer clip. I'm also not a fan of them because they'll eat up your swingarm slider pretty fast.

Anyone that wants a new 13t front sprocket, PM me. Still in packaging. You can have it for the cost of shipping.

For more leverage in the rough stuff, It's better to go bigger on the rear sprocket. I find the 14/48 combo works good for a mix of trails and back roads. If you really need lower gearing, try a 50 or 52 tooth rear.

I have a 13 tooth and the retainer and bolts fit fine....it`s also almost new like yours..i didn`t like it......i`ll find someone someday wanting it..i don`t:smirk:

B

The sunstar 13T uses the stock retainer- the chain barely touches it.

The PBI 13T uses a C-clip, so I won't use it.

I've seen a PBI 14T wipe a countershaft (retainer holes drilled in wrong place) so PBI is off my list in general.

I ran 13Ts for awhile (several thousand miles) and can't really say the slider wear was an issue- maybe mine will need replacing before too long (8000 miles now) and a stocker will go 15k, I don't know.

For rough back-country rocky trail-less central CT riding I was running 13-48 with a terrorflex or a 140 series MT21.

Dave

Thank you for posting the good information, Dave. :ride: After riding my 196cc trail bike for 40,000 miles, I recently bought a 2005, Honda XR650L. I was very surprised to discover the tallness of the stock, 15T/45T gearing! :blah:

My bike needed a new drive chain, so I also quickly ordered a 14T countershaft sprocket, and a 45T rear sprocket. However, after installing a lowering link and riding a few miles off road, I soon discovered the gearing was still too high for me. :thumbsup: Therefore, I decided to pull my 14T countershaft sprocket, and install a 13T sprocket in its place. I'm glad you confirmed my chain slider will fare well with the 13T sprocket. :bonk:

After my current drive chain and sprockets wear out, I plan to run a 14T/48T sprocket combination. However, it's nice to know one can gear down even lower to 13T/48T, for the really rough terrain. :worthy:

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Spud :worthy:

Edited by SpudRider

I installed a Parts Unlimited, 13T countershaft sprocket on my 2005 XR650L. This sprocket makes a nice, tight fit with the countershaft splines, and also employs the sprocket retaining clip. :thumbsup: Since the temperature reached a balmy, 51 degrees Fahrenheit this afternoon, I went for a 40-mile ride to test my new, 13T countershaft sprocket. :blah:

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After experimenting with the stock 15T/45T gearing, and the somewhat lower 14T/45T gearing, I am very pleased with my current 13T/45T gearing. :ride: I will definitely keep this gear ratio when my current sprockets wear out, and I switch to a 14T/48T sprocket combination for the next set of sprockets. :bonk:

Spud :worthy:

Edited by SpudRider

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