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Im looking into converting from my 450r to xr 650. Any info that you feel might be useful in my quest of finding one would be greatly appriciated. i do nothing but long rides and the 450r is about done. i have been through the engine once already and not looking forward to doing that again.

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They have been the same since their debut in '00 other than the clutch bushing update & the countershaft seal which are readily added to the older models for very little money. Can't remember what year the upgrades were done from the factory. Do a search on this forum & you'll readily find all you need to know. Other than that find one with low hours. You're double lucky if you find one plated for dual sport use as I did.

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I use mine for 90 to 150 mile rides through the desert. Change the oil every 3 to 4 hundred miles, clean my oil filter , check the valves once and a while and I am good to go. My XR is almost like riding for free compared to some other bikes. Its by far the most stable bike I own, which is important to me because its really rocky here. Love my XRS.

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