I have a 96 XR600R that I love... Had since new... gonna keep forever ! But like an idiot I did not plate it. This is her all washed up. Not bad for an old broad.
An opportunity to buy a friends 93 XR650L comes along for $1,200. He is young, bought it used and it may or may not be in good condition internally. I should get a chance to ride it in Cal City this weekend.
If I buy the 93 650L, I will put a paddle on my 600R for Glamis and Dumont and use the 650L for Ocotillo, Cal City etc, and the occasional dual sport trip or to run from camp to town in Big Bear, Mammoth or wherever.
- How similar are these two bikes in performance ?
- Is the weight difference huge?
- Besides some wiring, starter, battery and lights whats the real differences in the motor/carb/intake on the two bikes?
- Should I be looking for anything particular when checking out the bike regarding motor fitness?