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1st dual sport, 05' XR650L good deal? advice?

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Had sport bikes before but never dual sport, I'm a Honda guy and looking at a 2005 XR650L. Here's the deal, it has 4500 miles all stock except for renthal bars and ratty looking Corbin seat. Has a huge dent on tank, bald rear tire (stockers) and plastic kinda scratched up. Emissions were removed and jetted accordingly, took it for a spin runs/rides perfect. Has a new battery, plates. The seller is asking $2900 firm. I want to put a bigger tank on and 50/50 tires on anyway to make it a better commuter. Good or bad deal and is there anything I should look out for on a XR???

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It's an XR. I doubt there's really anything to look for at 4500 miles. $2900 is a good deal for an '05, if you can handle the seat height, just get it and ride the poop out of it.

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I picked up a 2007 version in great shape for $3300 with only 2K on the clock a few weeks ago, returning to motorcycling after a 30 year hiatus. Ex motocrosser/trail rider. The XR is a whole lot more bike than my bikes of eons ago, but I am enjoying being back in the saddle. Love the way it rides. It is a bit of a handful in real tight slow going, but makes up for that with highway manners to my admittedly narrow view.

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Thanks guys, I'm 6'2" so the bike is perfect for me and I know the XR's are bullet proof. Looks like we are good to go!

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I've got an '07 650L.....6'4" 210 and the bike fits me fine. You're correct, it is bullet proof. Great for trails.

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