The issues
Countershaft
Seal
Crankcase
Vent
Grease Cable
Routing
Oil
Level
Fender Thermostat
Linkage Fork
Oil
Plug
Wire
Sag Kickstarter
Bolt
RH Footpeg
Bolts
Clutch
Bushing
What's the issue?

Before I even get started with this information, I want to make it clear that I'm not trying to scare anyone from purchasing this wonderful bike. The problems I list do not effect EVERY bike, but do afflict enough of them to make it worth mentioning. I do this database only to help save you money, whether it be you have to replace the kick starter that fell off because you didn't know they came loose, or you have to replace the engine because you over filled the oil and blew the countershaft seal.

All machines, planes, trains, automobiles, or bikes, all have their particular quirks. I'm just trying to point them out for you ahead of time. The XR650R is the absolute best bike on the market for anything from winning Baja to playing in the back 40.

Now that that's out of the way, lets get to the BRP technical issues. Just click on any of the titles above to see the symptom, who needs to look for it, and the cure. Enjoy!

Eric