So......I have this 2000 XR-650R in the garage....

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  1. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    It belongs to a friend. He told me to take it for a while to see if I like it. If I do, then I buy it.

    I've had it out on a couple of short rides. As it sits, I could not own it. It needs to be sprung for my fat ass, it needs a fresh chain and sprockets, lots of basic maintenance (nothing drastic), maybe new plastic if I want it to look nice, a bigger gas tank, and probably lots of other odds and ends as I dive deeper.

    Being a 640 Adv owner, this bike appeals to me as the bike I could set up for badass, gnarly, hard core desert blasting, primarily for day long jaunts. I could put on some serious knobs that give good traction, keep it a bare-bones bike, etc. That way, my 640 could fill the role as the bike I can run 400 miles of asphalt and then jump off road and run some dirt. It could also serve as a secondary bike when I have visitors I want to take on rides.

    I'm just rambling. Any opinions on this situation?

    S.C.
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  2. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Do it. :lol3 I have a XR650L for mid dual sport, a XL600V for more highway, and a 450EXC for more dirt. You NEED more bikes. :lol3

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  3. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    I was up to seven bikes once. I sold all but the two that were not gathering dust. That left me with a 2002 640 Adv. and a 2001 Hayabusa. Oddly enough, my current stable contains only a 2005 640 Adv. and a 1999 copper Hayabusa. I do like those two bikes.

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  4. Steveman

    Steveman Been here awhile

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    +1 I have a XR650R for mid dual sports, a F8GS for highway and greenlaning and EXC 350 for the serious dirt. :D

    And as you said you NEED more bikes, thats so true. And thats way I have a KTM 690 SMCR for playing on the mountain roads :ricky
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  5. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    400 miles in one sitting on a 640? :eek1 If you buy the XRR you'll get rid of that paint shaker. :deal
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  6. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    I've knocked out a 500 mile day on the 640 and liked it.

    Nah, I love that 640. It is the bike I would own, if I could only have one.

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  7. XRider

    XRider Almost Lifelike

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    The 650R is a solid desert machine with that won Baja 7 years in a row. Just get it, you'll love it.
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  8. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    It's looking like it may be given to me. :huh

    I'll know more soon.

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