do I get a used 2009 690 or wait for the 12 and get it new? The 2012 is a true 690 vs the 650 of the 09. The used 690 has been tricked out with 450 forks, leo vince exhaust, larger tank, 2K miles, and has had the fueling problems sorted and comes with stock plastics and tank. The owner is asking $7900. AFAIK the upside to the used bike is: lower cost parts availability some cool mods downsides: not the mods I'd do (I'd get the FMF Q4) history of the bike unknown My goal for this project is to have a desert bike that can do 150 - 200 miles and camp but is still a dirt bike. I have a Husky TE450 but the maintenance interval is too short for this duty. Chad P.