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hawgman94

Xr650l Life Span ?

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OK guys, I'm a noob here and I am seriously thinkin' bout gettin' a new '07 xr650l.....Like in the next month or two. First off-road bike me ! I have heard you all say these are "bullet proof", but what I'm looking for is a little more definition.:applause: How many miles on average will this thing go without any motor work? (except valve adjust). Also if anyone has a maintenance routine I would appreciate it very much !!! Thanx in advance !

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I think that a 650L will go almost forever as long it doesnt miss oil....Someday its gonna start smoking but will keep going...with enought oil.

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How it is ridden and how well you service it. We have heard of bikes with 30K on them and still running fine with no smoke.

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I think a check up would be needed at around 50 000km. But as other sais it depend on maintenance and the way it was driven.

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OK...I will be more specific. If the bike is serviced according to the service manual and left bone stock. Also riding about 70-80% street. Under those conditions what milage would I expect to do any major work ?? I'm no mechanic so by major I mean anything above adjusting valves.

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Welcome to TT hawgman.

I have an 04 L model with 11000 miles on her, no smoke yet. Every time I have checked the valves they have been right on. Change the oil every 1000-1500 miles, filter every other oil change. Clean air filter every oil change. Its uncorked, desmogged and regeared to 14/48 mostly off road miles. I have heard of guys getting 30K miles with no problems. I would not reccomend leaving the bike all stock, they are jetted lean and run hot, I would at least rejet, do daves mods, and desmog (the backfiring, sputtering and popping will eventually get on your nerves, only does it on decelleration)

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OK guys, I'm a noob here and I am seriously thinkin' bout gettin' a new '07 xr650l.....Like in the next month or two. First off-road bike me ! I have heard you all say these are "bullet proof", but what I'm looking for is a little more definition.:applause: How many miles on average will this thing go without any motor work? (except valve adjust). Also if anyone has a maintenance routine I would appreciate it very much !!! Thanx in advance !

By rejetting and doing Daves mods the motor will run cooler increasing life of motor.

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Case in point from my old honda 's listed in my signature block - all with varying milage and who knows what is correct. 35 years later and still runnning.....

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Mine is approaching 10k miles it's a '98. Uncorked, smog junk off for who knows how long. I bought it with 7500 on it without a second thought. The XR motors are just that good. Like others have said, take care of it and it will last you a long time.

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i want to thank you all for the good advice. Because this bike is so proven I have also considered a used one to test the waters & see if its for me. I have seen a 2001 for $2800....6000 miles....fairly stock...is this a fair price?? I am in Ohio...bike is in Michigan...used XR's don't fall off trees here. Tell me what you think !

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I think that's a fair price. :applause:

You came to the right place for XR advice. This forum and the guys over at Adventure Rider (many of us post in both) are great resources! :applause:

- Erik

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OK guys, I'm a noob here and I am seriously thinkin' bout gettin' a new '07 xr650l.....Like in the next month or two. First off-road bike me ! I have heard you all say these are "bullet proof", but what I'm looking for is a little more definition.:applause: How many miles on average will this thing go without any motor work? (except valve adjust). Also if anyone has a maintenance routine I would appreciate it very much !!! Thanx in advance !

My buddies XR400 has been all around the U.S. and all the way to Tiera Del Fuego and back. Over 70K miles and still running strong. Only one new piston, and a replaced failed choke plate.

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A friend of mine bought a well abused L that was raced in hare scrambles and in my opinion not taken care of, it finally lost its top end with 37,000 hard miles on it.

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thanks everyone for feedback....one last thing though...what is the recomended miles between valve adjustment ??

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Why test the waters, go ahead and dive right in! Its deep enough you wont hit the bottom!

Buy the used bike, $2800 is not bad, But this is probably the last year you will be able to buy a new one, if you can find a new one.

My service manual does not give intervals for valve adjustment, however I have checked them every 4000 miles or so. You can usually hear when they would need adjusting.

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Why test the waters, go ahead and dive right in! Its deep enough you wont hit the bottom!

Buy the used bike, $2800 is not bad, But this is probably the last year you will be able to buy a new one, if you can find a new one.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------That's what I was afraid of also. Alot of dinosaurs are checkin' out this year....KLR650...Concours,,,etc... for newer advanced and more expensive models. The appeal of this bike is mechanical freindly..low cost..able..and dependable ! However if the bike is discontinued....will the parts availability dry up as well ???

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I was at my local dealer the other day and they have a new L on the floor, 5,900.00 .What is up with that! The sales man says he will get it.

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I have a 1997 XR650L with 77,000 IT has been a rental bike and has had only oil changes, tires chains (4) sprockts. no smoke runs fine.

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