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Old 01-15-2010, 06:33 PM   #153
Bert Fox
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Joined: Apr 2002
Location: Elko, NV USA
Oddometer: 454
Originally Posted by Speedo66
Hi, new here and I'm looking for a W650. One local, going to see it tomorrow.

Couple of questions if I could:

Is the rear brake housing alum., and has anybody taken off the black paint and polished it? Same for the front forks?

Has anybody had problems with the carbs gumming up over the winter with the current bad gas?

My SV650 had to have the carbs redone twice because of it, even with Sta-Bil in the gas.

Drain the carbs when you park it. Fill the tank and put a Battery Tender on. Piece of cake!
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