Originally Posted by Garthe
Isn't that a lot ($ 1,500) to spend on a XR 600 R that looks like that and you have to tear it apart and rebuild it from the ground up.
The bike came with $500 (used parts value) worth of uninstalled 'extras', a plate with brand new tags, and a BD kit with all the fixings - It was a good value in any location.
I know the bike *looks* stock in the pictures, but the list of parts\mods the bike had when sold is massive.
There's also no reason anyone 'had' to tear that bike apart.