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Purchasing an XT600

I need some help on wether or not to buy a '93 XT600. The one I'm looking at right now has some good features (Corbin seat, Acerbis tank, ect) but it has 25000 miles (40,200 km) and no rebuild. I was wondering if this is too high for this bike, or what the life expectancy of an XT600 is? Or would I be better off with a KLR here in America? I'm considering some long distance riding (15,000 miles) and I need a bike that can do it.
Any help on the XT is much appreciated.

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I need some help on wether or not to buy a '93 XT600. The one I'm looking at right now has some good features (Corbin seat, Acerbis tank, ect) but it has 25000 miles (40,200 km) and no rebuild. I was wondering if this is too high for this bike, or what the life expectancy of an XT600 is? Or would I be better off with a KLR here in America? I'm considering some long distance riding (15,000 miles) and I need a bike that can do it.
Any help on the XT is much appreciated.

-Micah
'87 XT350
depends on the price and overall condition

is it well maintained or a beater?

and service log?

the KLR is better supported as to parts and service, since the XT600E hasn't been imported here since 1995, but I can get anything I need for it (except racks etc are tough since it wasn't that popular and aftermarket is almost nonexistent in the US.)

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I talked to the previous owner and he said he and the owner before him religously changed the oil, and most of the miles were highway.
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There is one on Craigslist in Denver for $1400. It looks pretty good with only 5k miles on it. No upgrades but a sweet deal.
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There is one on Craigslist in Denver for $1400. It looks pretty good with only 5k miles on it. No upgrades but a sweet deal.
I've been thinking about this bike myself, I'm just not sure if I'd prefer to have a XR or KLX instead. How offroad worthy is the XT600?
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