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Well after a year of reading your post i have decied to join, and you have talked me into a 650R. These seem like the type of bike you can play in the yard with the kids or tear it up with the guys, with all the reliabilty and durabilty that all envy. I'm in Michigan and these bikes are very rare. I have found a 2000 and though these bikes are mostly unchanged is there anything I should look for in one this old. If anyone knows where I could find a nice clean one please let me know.

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Well after a year of reading your post i have decied to join, and you have talked me into a 650R. These seem like the type of bike you can play in the yard with the kids or tear it up with the guys, with all the reliabilty and durabilty that all envy. I'm in Michigan and these bikes are very rare. I have found a 2000 and though these bikes are mostly unchanged is there anything I should look for in one this old. If anyone knows where I could find a nice clean one please let me know.

Thank you

The double oughts go for a premium because of the cool seat. :)

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Half way through 2001 they upgraded the countershaft seal and the clutch bushing. Both are easy to change and low price. 2002 some came with one side of the case being thicker to help make the engine more quiet. Now none of this means anything because I have a 2003 that had both the old countershaft seal and the old clutch bushing. Both have been changed out. Honda did not put any grease in the streering stem or the suspension linkage so that should be done on any bike you get. There is a light film of grease but, not enough for real wet riding. Make sure it is fully uncorcked.

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BWB63, Thanks man, got some reading to do.......so would anyone recomend searching for an 03 or should I jump on the 00 for $2700, it is prety clean and uncorked..........like I said, these things are hard to find in Michigan. Thanks agian

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Wecome to TT, Meatballs; Glad to here your joining the ranks of owning a XR650R, 2700 don't sound like a bad deal... :D

Have you looked at the classified section of TT, Seems like there was a couple of R's for sale there.......... :)

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not a bad deal at all 2700$.

and did you see that guy respond who rides the 450???

what is he doing here?? shouldnt he be at home in his garage doing his 10 hour service interval????

He did make a good point though-

with people like that out there make sure you go through your bike when you get it.

Check bolts(RH foot peg and kickstart every ride!!!)

grease-head set, linkage etc. as Honda does't(actually the monkeys at the dealer, nor do most ignorami dirtbikeramas)

flush fluids if any suspicions, change oil and filter straight out.

check your sprockets!!! brakes, you 'll need em!!

ride the thing to hell and back and love it

Mike

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Thanks guys, well I am going to go and get her and bring her home. :D I think before I ripp it up I will do some checking and greasing first. From the reading i have of done uni sounds like the filter of choice but what about oil?????? I am a fan of mobil one but what are you guys running now that the red cap has dissapeared?? Thanks agian guys and happy to be joining the ranks of 650 :)

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Check back with a ride report, Hope you don't get to many facial cramps from all the grinning you'll be doing..You'll love it...Great choice.... :):D

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Well a ride report will have to wait, that one has been sold. :D, so the search continues, but when I do find one you'll be the first to know. :)

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but what about oil?????? I am a fan of mobil one but what are you guys running now that the red cap has dissapeared?? Thanks agian guys and happy to be joining the ranks of 650 :)

As you may have noticed, the topic of oil can be as bad as religion or politics. :D If you want good bang for the buck you can use Shell Rotella-T 15/40, $7.03 a gallon or Shell Rotella-T Syn 5/40, $12.49 a gallon at Wal-Mart. I'm currently running them in all of my bikes and best of all (so you can sleep at night) it's Qadsan Approved! :D

Welcome to the asylum! :)

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Yeah I no what you mean, the next one wont get away.

Thanks for the info on the oil, I'll check it out, espeacially if its quadson approved.........he is spoken of pretty highly in these parts..

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