I just got my hands on a 01 650L. I've been looking for a while, but used big DP are hard to come by here. I hadn't ridden anything like it before (had ATV's, crotch rockets and cruisers) and I don't know how much power I should expect. It seems to have lots of snot, but I want to be sure. My compression gauge (and other gear) is 8500 Kms away. I'm 215 lbs. Highway speed is fine and it runs smoothly. Usual noise under "engine braking"? Without buying new tools, how about this as a simple measure. Should it lift the front tire easily, or just barely, in 2nd gear throttle only? Or is there a better "standard" measure?