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Good bike if getting back into sport?

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I've seen some xr600's...95 for $1,800 a 97 for $2,500...pretty good shape....Would these be good options if I am getting back into the sport. I raced 2 strokes many years ago...in my 20's...now 40...6'2', 195lbs in great shape...smooth power...less $ than wr, or new xr650....trails, fire roads, open country? Thanks, Joe

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I've ridden for 25+ years, but didn't ride for a few years, and decided to get back into riding about a year and a half ago. I was looking for an XR400, and found a clean '94 XR600 for $1700 and went for it and I'm glad I did. :) I've ridden it almost every Sat., riding 6-8 hrs. of woods and fire roads, and racing it about 20 times on Sundays and all I do is change the oil/filter, keep the Air filter clean and basic maintenance. It has been dead reliable week after week. I have spent $1000+ on exhaust ,new seat/foam tires, chain and sprockets, 4.0 Gal. tank, handlegars, skid plate , handguards, etc. Mechanically all I've had to do is turn up the idle and adjust the valves once. IMO the XR600 is a great bike,and has been great to me. :) I know it isn't the the lightest or advanced bike out there, but then again, I have no problem muscling it throught the woods. Good Luck, Walt

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The 600 is a great bike, The XR's are very reliable,basic maintance and oil change's and ride them regularly ........

The XR650R is a liquid cooled XR and just as reliable, But more power :)

Either one ya choose you wont go wrong IMO......... :)

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I've seen 650r's for $3500 with goodies on them. Especially with the 450x out you might be able to find a 650r cheap. The 600's are good bikes but I'd rather have the 650.

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My situation is very similar to yours. I hadn't been on a dirtbike in over 20 years. Found a very clean '87 600R for $500 back in January. Been riding every weekend since. Zero mechanical problems and more power than I'll ever need. Oh, did I mention this bike will climb walls? Got carried away a few times which lead to couple walk down's. I get more comfortable with this horse every time out though.

Tim

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