Would you buy a 650L again?

44 replies to this topic
  • tullymars

Posted February 27, 2005 - 06:08 PM


Built like a TANK,easy to work on,heck yea I'll buy another!But the DRZ-S is a lot closer to a dirtbike for sure,it may be the best bike for you.Myself Im a trailrider so I like the big bore bikes because they run so good on the asphalt,and I dont want no water buffalooo out on the range.

  • mackey

Posted February 28, 2005 - 12:09 AM


if anyone's lookin' for an L, i have 1 i'm sellin. :)


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  • syjl

Posted February 28, 2005 - 04:20 PM


I have a 93 650L and have ridden it for years with very few mods (even still use the steel bars). I like the bike well enough to rebuild the motor twice (once was my fault) and the wife and I still tackle all the dual sport hard ways two up. It's so much fun to pass guys on their tricked out bikes while riding a 12 year old bike with two geezers sitting on top of it. I have to say that I do have a 2001 650R that I have dual sported and also use for BITD racing such as Vegas to Reno. I really love that bike. It is perfectly capable of cruising the street or hammering out 500 miles of dirt on the way to Reno.

  • hoptup

Posted February 28, 2005 - 04:54 PM


The 650 L is the best all around bike I've ever owned.(a little heavy,you can get it down under 300 pds with some after market stuff)) I have owned everything from a 1976 yz 400 to a 2002 xr 650 L ( at least 15 different bikes). If you like power, reliability and ride on the street at all, stay in the red!

  • wickedsprint

Posted March 01, 2005 - 11:28 AM


No, read reports of the upper connecting rod bearing not even beaing bushed, I would more trust the 650R with a DS kit over the last 650L i owned.

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