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which to buy? 2000 or 2001BRP?

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Hi, everyone

I am soon to buy an XR650R and I intend to dual-sport it. In the local used bike classifieds I can find two XR650R's. The first is a 2000 model, brand new, leftover from the previous year. The second is a 2001 that is used 20 km according to the dealer and therefore "virtually new".

The prices in Canadian dollars are:

1) 2000 new leftover $6499

2) 2001 virtually new $6999

I know that the 2001 and '02 models have an updated countershaft seal and clutch bushing, but those seem like small potatoes compared to $500 off. My instincts tell me to get the 2000 model and install those updated parts myself when needed.

Anyone care to agree or disagree?

Kurt Penner

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