I am having a difficult time choosing between several bikes. At the moment I am looking between buying an early '90s XT600E VS a 2003 XR650L. They're about the same price, with the XT600E needing absolutely nothing, having 10k miles and looking fantastic. The newer XR650L however needs more streetable tires, is missing blinkers, and looks as though it's been offroaded pretty hard. I wondered what the comparison is between the two bikes. I've tried to find out myself but keep getting conflicting reports. From what I've read, I THINK they're the same weight, with the same amount of power, both very similar engines, but the XR650L is quite a bit taller. I want a bike I can ride across country on without worry, as well as do well off-road. I know the XR650L is the better offroad bike compared to it's main competition, the KLR 650, and DR650. But how does this bike compare to an XT600E which appears to have the same weight, and power, but with less ride height?