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http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/mcy/1848066962.html

Been looking for the right (price) dual-sport for a while. Found this on craigslist today. KBB doesn't seem to think it exists for help in the base of what I should be looking to pay. Is this not a standard model or something? I plan on getting to know whatever bike I end up with inside and out, but I don't want anything too rare because all that means is it's harder to source parts WHEN it breaks down. Any help my dirty guides? ­čśĆ

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I had one, things to watch out for, clutch slippage, warped heads will cause leaks, fun bike once you figure out the kick start, parts are hard to get but not impossible.

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I had one too. Main issues are worst front brake of anything I've ever ridden, and the stator/magneto is very weak. The wires inside become brittle & break, meaning the bike will not spark. Relatively simple to fix but took me months to trace the problem!

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Hey guys, thanks for that information. Here's my deal now: I was thinking "perhaps I should wait for a dr650 to come up, since it's more popular and seems widely loved here." Well, low and behold, this bad boy comes up on craigslist on the north shore.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/mcy/1849348220.html

Doesn't seem like a bad price. Is 13k miles a lot for these motors? I have 13k on my 2smoke snowmobile and haven't had to rebuild the top end yet so I'm hoping these single cyl 4stroke can go even longer!

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