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going to look at this bike tomorrow can you guys give me any heads up of things to keep an eye out for when inspecting it.
what type of compression am i looking for?
 

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Take it for a good spin, get it up to temp, at least 15-20 mins, make sure there are no overheating issues etc. Also test that the 4wd engages, inspect front end for loose parts/torn cv boots. Have a look at the electrical connections and look for dirt/mud/crud, i dunno about you but i have no interest in buying something that's spent it's life mudding.
 

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Smokey, I disagree with the "spent its' life mudding" portion. I am a mudder (and trail (hunter) rider with the same bike) and plenty of my friends and myself pay much closer attention to the mechanical end than most trail/ sand riders. I believe that we make sure our bikes are in tip top shape because they HAVE to be. Just say'in.
 

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Smokey, I disagree with the "spent its' life mudding" portion. I am a mudder (and trail (hunter) rider with the same bike) and plenty of my friends and myself pay much closer attention to the mechanical end than most trail/ sand riders. I believe that we make sure our bikes are in tip top shape because they HAVE to be. Just say'in.
Be that as it may, it's just my personal preference. You never know if a guy swamped it before you, and numerous future problems could ensue. I'm starting to think i'll probably never buy used again. I'm a cheap bastard, but i think i should have followed my friends advice when they told me to go new..Especially since i'm seeing new 09 650's for $6999, i paid 4k for my 06
 
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