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Old 12-09-2014, 09:38 PM   #1
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I am looking at buying a DR650 and when I asked if there are any oil leaks the guy sent me his pic. He says other than this there are no issues and that this barely leaks at all. The bike odometer says 3490 but does it look like the head has been removed before? Is that a factory gasket?

from some of the pics it looks kinda like that all the way around.

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Old 12-09-2014, 09:55 PM   #2
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Valve cover leak. Nothing to be concerned with in my opinion, but maybe you can use it to your advantage to get some dollars off.
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:05 PM   #3
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Does that gasket look factory to you? If not then I wonder why it was opened up. It is 3 hour drive and I am going Saturday. Is 2700 a good deal?


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Old 12-09-2014, 10:19 PM   #4
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Fairly common leak spot on DR650s. A bit random, and variable amount, but common. Also the excess sealant isn't unusual on them, presumably done by the apprentice on Fri afternoons.
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:39 PM   #5
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Fairly common leak spot on DR650s. A bit random, and variable amount, but common. Also the excess sealant isn't unusual on them, presumably done by the apprentice on Fri afternoons.
That, and the corrosion on the bolts doesn't look like it's ever been disturbed
There'd be shiny spots on the corners from a socket or wrench.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:03 PM   #6
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thanks

What about the price. Also what would be deal breakers.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:35 PM   #7
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And what year is it??
Sorry if you posted that, and I missed it
look it up at NADA:
http://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycles/Manufacturers
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:27 PM   #8
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2005

The bike is a 2005. Do you go by NADA. I just sold my 1997 DR350 for 2300 and NADA said it was only worth 955.00.
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:25 AM   #9
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Seems like you just answered your own price question.
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:40 AM   #10
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3500 miles isn't even broken in, and the gasket wouldn't be an issue either. I would consider 2-2500 to be a great deal.
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:37 AM   #11
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Most DRs leak oil. That is the equivalent of 1-2 drops of oil. My base gasket leaks about that much. Not enough to warrant taking the motor apart for.

Looks like a good buy.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:36 PM   #12
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I paid $2800 for my 2005 DR 650 in July 2009, with 900 miles on it (seller was in Santa Rosa California)
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