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Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2013, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Novgorod
Buying an XL600R? What to look for?

So I'm thinking about buying a local XL600R. The bike has under 5k miles claimed, and looks like new. What things should I look for on the bike before buying it. Is $1,500 a good price for a bike...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By Novgorod
When it comes to dual sporting and offroading, I...

When it comes to dual sporting and offroading, I like simplicity, and I like reliability, and something that if it gets kicked over I won't lose my mind. KTM are pretty in a lot of ways. Pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14,230
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Posted By Novgorod
Hahaha no! She weighs about 135 / 140, and she's...

Hahaha no! She weighs about 135 / 140, and she's 5'10". I'm just used to bikes that aren't made for dual sporting and passengers.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By Novgorod
Lucky for me it already has a nice aftermarket...

Lucky for me it already has a nice aftermarket seat and tank. ;)
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By Novgorod
Haha, yep I've been on Procycle looking at that...

Haha, yep I've been on Procycle looking at that 790 kit. It says 54hp dyno'd with that kit. I don't know if that's with stock carb / cam or what. My only problem is the price of that cam, at $459 a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By Novgorod
The one I'm looking at buying has a TM40, with...

The one I'm looking at buying has a TM40, with stock cam, and same exhaust. Do you think it would be stronger, equal, or less than your HC piston and cam? What sprockets are you running?


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Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 1,518,824
Posted By Novgorod
Thank you! I'll take your word for it. I've been...

Thank you! I'll take your word for it. I've been reading and it seems like these old XL600s are pretty formidable against the newer bikes, having low weight, low seat height, and good power. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 1,518,824
Posted By Novgorod
I tried to search and find some info, but to no...

I tried to search and find some info, but to no luck. I was wondering what the difference is in XL600 and XL600R, or if there is a difference? I started reading on one site where someone asked, and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By Novgorod
Thank you for your response. I am thinking about...

Thank you for your response. I am thinking about buying one locally, and wondered how it would be power-wise. I like to blast down dirt roads, gravel roads, paved back roads, and go pretty much...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By Novgorod
DR650SE Power?

Just wondering how powerful a DR650SE -feels- with carb and exhaust upgrades? I am thinking of getting one and I like power, obviously. Do they pop wheelies easily, etc? I know they're geared a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 106,655
Views: 21,222,335
Posted By Novgorod
Hello DR650'ers. I don't have one yet, but I am...

Hello DR650'ers. I don't have one yet, but I am thinking about buying a used one I found for sale. I was wondering if someone could give me an idea on how much power they have, with a TM40 Mikuni and...
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