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XR650 MOTOR 2001xr650 counter shaft seal is leaking bad how do i pulllit out and replace?i think a bike like this is going to bog a little off bottom end even with the right jetting ?hope to move stock needle clip to 4 today this will richin up bottom some?bike is uncorked yosi titan can airbox mods 175main 68s pilot 2or3 clip down stock needle and slide bike pops when choping off throdleall the way so i dont all the way but i want to would be nice if i could? thanks MARLAN TOUCHSTONE

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The countershaft seal can be pried out easily,just dont do much damage to seal surfaces(on the motor).

as to your jetting problem,put the clip on the main needle back to "stock".

and buy several "main"jets,larger,and,smaller.
"jet-tests"MUST be done after a high-speed test(check sparkplug color,should be "tan")

poping,most all the time (on bikes)is caused by an air-leak somewhere along the exhaust system,

ALSO,when you change:
cams,
airbox,
exhaust's
--it's a GIVEN to re-jet the carb!!

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