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XR650L Bolt Torque Specs

Updated: Jun 7

The following is a helpful reference for torque values associated with critical bolted assemblies on the Honda XR650L.





Engine

Item

Thread Diameter

mm

Torque

N-m (Ft-lb)

Lubrication System

​ Crankcase Drain Plug

12

25 (18)

Oil Filter Cover Bolt

6

12 (9)

Down Tube Drain Plug

12

25 (18)

Oil Strainer Nut

27

55 (40)

Oil Outlet Pipe Flare Nut

16

40 (29)

Oil Outlet Joint Hose Flare Nut

18

40 (29)

​ Oil Inlet Hose Flare Nut

14

40 (29)

Cylinder head/Cylinder/Piston

Spark Plug

12

17 (12)

Cylinder head Cover Bolts

8mm (12mm Hex)

8

23 (17)

​ 6mm Large Head (10mm Hex)

6

12 (9)

6mm Small Head (8mm Hex)

6

10 (7)

Rocker Arm Shaft

14

27 (20)

Sub-Rocker Arm Shaft

Intake

14

27 (20)

​ Exhaust

12

23 (17)

​ Valve Adjusting Screw Lock Nut

8

25 (18)

Cam Sprocket Bolt

7

20 (14)

Cylinder Head Bolt

9

36 (26)

Oil Pass Pipe Stay Bolt

8

18 (13)

Cylinder Bolt

10

50 (36)

Clutch/Gearshift Linkage

Right Crankcase Cover Bolt/Nut

6

12 (9)

Clutch Lock Nut

18

120 (87)

​ Primary Drive Gear Nut

18

110 (80)

Gearshift Cam Bolt

6

12 (9)

Stopper Arm Bolt

8

25 (18)

​ Gearshift Petal Pinch Bolt

6

12 (9)

​Crankcase/Crankshaft/Transmission

Neutral Switch

12 (9)

​ Crankcase Bolt

6

12 (9)

Center Shift Fork Bolt

7

15 (11)

Mainshaft Ball Bearing Stopper Plate

8

25 (18)

​Alternator

Left Crankcase Cover Bolt

6

12 (9)

Flywheel Bolt

12

125 (90)

Starter Clutch

Starter One-Way Clutch Torx Bolt

8

30 (22)

Starter Gear Cover

6

12 (9)

Frame

Frame/Body Panels

Side Stand Pivot

Bolt

10

10 (7)

Nut

10

40 (29)

Footpeg Bracket (Right)

Bolt

10

65 (47)

​ Nut

10

65 (47)

Exhaust System

Muffler Band Bolt

8

20 (14)

Muffler Mounting Bolt

​ Front

8

35 (25)

​ Rear

8

35 (25)

Exhaust Pipe Joint Nut

8

17 (12)

Exhaust Pipe Protector Bolt

6

18 (13)

Fuel Tank

​ Fuel Valve Lock Nut

18

27 (20)

Engine Mounting

​ Engine Hanger Bracket

​ 8mm

8

27 (20)

10mm

10

50 (36)

Steering

By-Starter Lever Pivot Bolt

6

9 (6)

Handlebar Upper Holder Bolt

8

27 (20)

​ Steering Stem Nut

24

118 (85)

​ Steering Bearing Adjustment Nut

26

1.0 (0.7)

Fork Top Bridge

8

28 (20)

​ Fork Bottom Bridge

8

33 (24)

Fork Bottom Bolt

14

35 (25)

Fork Cap Bolt

39

23 (17)

Fork Damper Lock Nut

10

20 (14)

​ Fork Bottom Piece Retainer

22

4.5 (3.3)


Wheels

Front Axle

16

87 (63)

Front Axle Holder Nut

6

12 (9)

Rear Axle Nut

16

90 (65)

Driven Sprocket Mounting Nut

10

64 (46)

Front Hub Cover

4

1.5 (1.1)

Rear Suspension

Swingarm Pivot Nut

10

90 (65)

Shock Absorber Mounting Bolt

Upper

10

45 (33)

Lower

10

35 (25)

Shock Absorber Spring Adjuster Lock Nut

56

90 (65)

Shock Arm Bolt: Swingarm Side

12

70 (51)

​ Shock Link

Frame Side

10

55 (40)

Shock Arm Side

10

45 (33)

Brakes

Front Caliper Bracket Mounting Bolt

8

31 (22)

Brake Hose Oil Bolt

10

35 (25)

​ Caliper Pin Bolt

Flange Bolt (Front)

8

23 (17)

Socket Bolt (Rear)

8

28 (20)

Inside Hex Head Bolt

8

13 (9)

Brake Pad Pin

10

18 (13)

Brake Pad Pin Plug

10

3 (2.2)

​ Brake Caliper Bleed Valve

8

6 (4.3)

​ Brake Disk Bolt

​ Front

8

37 (27)

​ Rear

8

42 (30)

​ Brake Lever Pivot Nut/Bolt

6

6 (4.3)

Front Master Cylinder Holder Bolt

6

12 (9)

Front Master Cylinder Reservoir Cap Screw

4

1.5 (1.1)

Rear Master Cylinder Mounting Bolt

6

15 (11)





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