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Old 09-04-2014, 10:39 AM   #1
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KLX650C vs KLX650R forks

I ordered a KLX650 front end to swap onto my KLR250. I don't know if I have the C or R model. How do I tell the difference, if any? I need to order new fork seals (same part numbers between the two) and fork oil, but I think the spring lengths are different. The fork legs have "1994 KLX650" written on them with marker.

Here's a link to the eBay ad that they were originally listed on.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:59 AM   #2
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I'm pretty certain I have the regular KLX650 front end. The brake disc looks like the KLX650 (C) front and different than the KLX650R (A). The master cylinder doesn't have the brake light switch attached to it, but it does have the holes for it. I bet the KLX650R master cylinder has those holes though. The brake line has the dust boot that covers the banjo bolt at the master cylinder and that isn't listed for a KLX650R at all.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:01 AM   #3
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650C has the 300mm brake rotor, the 650R uses a smaller (240?) rotor which may make a difference when mounting the brake caliper, but I don't know for sure.

The C has fixed damping, the R has adjustable damping - better. I think the R may have stronger springs, but don't know for sure.

You could post a question in the KLX650 riders unite! thread to learn more.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:49 AM   #4
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The R models has more suspension travel 300mm vs 285mm and the fork spring is longer, 500mm vs 465mm.
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