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Old 11-20-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
scottcolbath OP
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Location: The north edge of 85050
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So......I have this 2000 XR-650R in the garage....

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?

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