Thats right, I have decided that due to my 'mass' 19stone (UK) 280pounds (US) and 6ft6(UK) 2m(US) I want a bike that can handle my weight. The XR650R fits the bill. I have done alot of research into the matter and have decided to buy this bike. What I would like to know is, when buying used what are the sort of things that I am looking out for? I have tried to keep it 2002 onwards as I know this is when the clutch bush was upgraded due to the seizing but apart from that what else do I look for???? I am taking a friend along to view these bikes and he suggests I check the engine compression to get a quick overall view of engine. Whilst I do trust his judgement in this area I just wonder what else I should be looking for. ice.