Suspension (all models)

Specifications
Front forks
Oil type
1983 through 1987 Automatic transmission fluid
1988 on, except XR650R models Pro-Honda SS7 suspension fluid or equivalent
XR650R models Pro Honda HP fork oil, SW, or equivalent
Oil capacity
XL600R 455 cc (15.4 fl oz)
XR600R
1985 through 1987 631 cc (21 .3 fl oz)
1988 through 1990 643 cc (21.74 fl oz)
1991 and 1992 580 cc (19.61 fl oz)
1993 on 585 cc (19.78 fl oz)
XR650L 564 cc (19.1 fl oz)
XR650R 637 cc (21.5 fl oz)
Oil level (fork fully compressed and spring removed)
XL600R 150 mm (5.9 inches)
XR600R
1985 through 1987 127 mm (5.0 inches)
1988 through 1990 110 mm (4.3 inches)
1991 on
Standard oil level 125 mm (4.92 inches)
Maximum oil level 115 mm (4.53 inches)
Minimum oil level 135 mm (5.31 inches)
XR650L 145 mm (5.70 inches)
XR650R 120 mm (4. 70 inches)
Fork spring free length limit
XL600R 557 .0 mm (21 .93 inch)
XR600R
1985 through 1987 566.0 mm (22.28 inch}
1988 and 1990 (short spring) 62.0 mm (2.441 inches)
1988 and 1990 (long spring) 577.0 mm (22.717 inches)
1991 on 570.0 mm (22 .441 inches)
XR650L 576.0 mm (22.68 inches)
XR650R 506 mm (19.9 inches)
Fork tube bend limit 0.2 mm (0.008 inch)
Rear suspension
Rear shock absorber spring free length
XL600R
Standard 276.0 mm (10 .87 inches)
Limit 273 mm (10.75 inches)
XR600R
1985 through 1987
Standard 234.0 mm (9.2 inches)
Limit 231 mm (9.1 inches)
1988 through 1990
Standard 242.3 mm (9.54 inches)
Limit 240.0 mm (9.45 inches)
1991 on
Standard 215.5 mm (8.48 inches)
Limit 213.3 mm (8.40 inches)
XR650L
Standard 225.3 mm (8.87 inches)
Limit Not available
XR650R Not available
Rear shock absorber spring installed length
XL600R (standard) 265 mm (10.43 inches)
XR600R
1985
Standard 225.2 mm (8.87 inches)
Maximum 230.2 mm (9.06 inches)
Minimum 220.2 mm (8.67 inches)
1986 and 1987
Standard 218.9 mm (8.62 inches)
Maximum 223.9 mm (8 .81 inches)
Minimum 213.9 mm (8.42 inches)
1988 through 1990
Standard 234 mm (9.21 inches)
Maximum 229 mm (9.02 inches)
Minimum 239 mm (9.41 inches)
1991 and later
Standard 200 mm (7.87 inches)
Maximum 195 mm (7.68 inches)
Minimum 205 mm (8.07 inches)
XR650L
1993
Standard 200.3 mm (7.89 inches)
Maximum 205 mm (8.1 inches)
Minimum 195 mm (7.7 inches)
1994 and later
Standard 206.5 +/- 3.6 mm (8.13 +/- 0.1 42 inches)
Maximum Not specified
XR650R (standard) 236.5 mm (9 .31 inches)