Originally Posted by crobox
I am familiar with that logic... and it's very compelling.
On the other hand, I already HAVE an XL600, and the XR650 purchase option entails at least a $ grand or two outlay.
So, just looking at options....
Like others have mentioned, I would also suggest just leaving it kickstart and keeping it in good tune so it starts well.....or if the starting becomes enough of an issue, sell it and upgrade to an electric start.