97 DR 350: oil out the exhaust

So I just got a "free" DR 350. 7,400 showing on the odometer. Starts and revs. Slight ticking in engine, no knocking. It's got oil out the tail pipe, the right side of the rear tire looks armor-alled, but there's no smoke.

I've never had a DR. I'm wondering if there's maybe a chronic problem with valve seals or head gaskets or something. I admit I haven't even checked compression... I'm looking for some of your experience to help me narrow down the diagnostics if possible.


This same thing happened on my buddies bike and his valve seals turned out to be shot.

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