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Old 11-10-2011, 06:58 AM   #1
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Advice Request: '92 XR600 vs '98 XT600E

This may sound really dumb, but I'll make my own mind. I'm just asking for input.

On one side, there my '92 XR600R. Engine is in great shape, sprockets and chain are not. 23k km.
On the other side, there's a guy with a really nice looking '98 XT600E, 35k km.

Mine needs some care and I estimate roughly 500 to 700 to get it where I want. His seems ok, but I haven't had a chance to check it thoroughly yet.

I've ridden older ('93) XT600Es and I've found them nice, slightly underpowered bikes, but good enough for what I want them to do, which is running around on a dual sport, and taking her to dirt if I want. The XR600 was a deal too good to pass on, and I got it on a whim.

So, considering I originally intended a 50-50 use, and now it's more like 80-20, with the possibility of longish commutes and ocasional day trips around the mountains, I suppose the XT makes more sense.

Performance wise I have an idea of what to expect, what about maintenance wise, and what do I need to check on a '98 XT? I also gather there's a ton of chit I can get on that bike, luggage wise.

Thanks mates,

- Tiago
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