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Old 8 Sep 2008
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Originally Posted by floyd View Post
Ere Molly, i know where there is a low mileage BMW F650, 1995 15K FOR £900 ARE YOU SAYING YOU PREFER A BEEMER?

You are new here Floyd! When you read around the HUBB a bit you will see where I come down on BMW's!
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Hi Moll, the Xr was not meant to be a road legal bike. It doesn't have a battery, ignition switch or such like. It came with a light kit to do enduro's. The magneto is not very powerfull though!. To register for the road you have to fit hydraulic brake light switch's. Then as far as i'm aware send the paperwork to the dvla, not sure if they have to check it out. Oh an an mot will have to be got. Shoot thats terrible English. Do you like my little American work there?
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Originally Posted by mollydog View Post

You are new here Floyd! When you read around the HUBB a bit you will see where I come down on BMW's!
I'll take it thats a no then?

What otions are there on an upgrade for the pokey seat on the Drz?

I've been umming and arering all weekend about whether to buy the Honda, it's cheap enough £875
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just get that XR and start riding.
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I'm also looking at getting a DRZ400 and I've been looking on both ADVrider and Thumpertalk forums,there's loads of information on there regarding the different models of DRZ,popular upgrades,what go's wrong etc.
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Australian Spec XR400

Just as a point of information, Australia had street legal, Honda factory produced XR400s with high/low beam headlamp, brake light, mirror fittings, horn etc. and even a steering lock.

I used to ride a 1998 Aussie spec.

I don't think they were designated for 2-up or had any frame strengthening though. There were no passenger foot pegs provided.

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