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Old 01-20-2013, 04:57 PM   #26596
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Did anyone on here sell a bike like this (1984 XL600 ) last Fall to a guy named Steve. Would of had somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 miles at the time. Steve is selling one now that he bought last Fall from a guy that sounded like an ADVrider in the area. Just looking for some history of the bike - rebuilds, etc.

Anyone know about these bikes in general? Common issues etc?

The one for sale has 14,000 miles now, which sounds like a lot to me for a thumper?? The engine feels very solid, though.

(Not the actual bike)

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Old 01-20-2013, 05:04 PM   #26597
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Hey Patti, the 950 is my daily rider. If I ride it off-road, it will be torn up like my old 640. Then Flux would have to part it out for me. Thanks I hope to be back soon, looks like all the outlaw riding has gone to Hell.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:11 PM   #26598
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Did anyone on here sell a bike like this (1984 XL600 ) last Fall to a guy named Steve. Would of had somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 miles at the time. Steve is selling one now that he bought last Fall from a guy that sounded like an ADVrider in the area. Just looking for some history of the bike - rebuilds, etc.

Anyone know about these bikes in general? Common issues etc?

The one for sale has 14,000 miles now, which sounds like a lot to me for a thumper?? The engine feels very solid, though.



Ask Tuna, Crane, or Dirt Dabber about these OLD Honda's They are the only ones old enough to know about these bikes.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:31 PM   #26599
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Ask Tuna, Crane, or Dirt Dabber about these OLD Honda's They are the only ones old enough to know about these bikes.
They wheelie very well...

Just getting broke in. As opposed to the newer KTMs which seem to be broken around the same mileage.....
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #26600
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Funny! I used to wheelie the shit out of one back in the day. Can't remember the mileage, but never had any problems with it. I was racing more than dualsporting back then though, and all our outlaw riding was on a real dirt bike.
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Ask Tuna, Crane, or Dirt Dabber about these OLD Honda's They are the only ones old enough to know about these bikes.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:08 PM   #26601
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Ask Tuna, Crane, or Dirt Dabber about these OLD Honda's They are the only ones old enough to know about these bikes.
Be carful there Steve - gotta watch out for that "old man strength!" It's was actually Tuna's pic he posted the other day that rekindled my interest in one of these! I'm just trying to decide if an old bike like this would be a decent bike as a true dual sport or is it just nostalgia having it's way with my old self.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:15 PM   #26602
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Be carful there Steve - gotta watch out for that "old man strength!" It's was actually Tuna's pic he posted the other day that rekindled my interest in one of these! I'm just trying to decide if an old bike like this would be a decent bike as a true dual sport or is it just nostalgia having it's way with my old self.
I enjoy my old 500, no one has had to wait on me... Yet.
I've done the ride from Acworth many times.

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Old 01-20-2013, 06:54 PM   #26603
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Funny! I used to wheelie the shit out of one back in the day...

I'm calling BS on that Crane.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:28 AM   #26604
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I'm calling BS on that Crane.
Yeah, that Crane guy can't wheelie for shit... I've seen him try.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:18 AM   #26605
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Not as young anymore

You know if I hadn't grown up, I would come out and do a pop a wheelie. I'm just to old for such hooliganism these days.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:24 AM   #26606
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You know if I hadn't grown up, I would come out and do a pop a wheelie. I'm just to old for such hooliganism these days.
It's not the wheelie i'm worried about. It's the falling off the back an doing a running face plant that bothers me.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:38 AM   #26607
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The one for sale has 14,000 miles now, which sounds like a lot to me for a thumper??[/COLOR] The engine feels very solid, though.

My suzuki thumper has almost 30k on it now. It'll be rolling over before the end of spring.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:01 AM   #26608
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My suzuki thumper has almost 30k on it now. It'll be rolling over before the end of spring.

Just my 2 cents.
At least SOMEBODY around here actually rides.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:09 PM   #26609
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A little ride we took in NW Georgia today:

Working on a ride report here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...9#post20544779

Note: Brown Dog - I have a question for you in the ride report.

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:55 PM   #26610
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I remember that ride with Andrew
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