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Another n00b in Seattle

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Hello all,

Thought I'd introduce myself before I start to ask all my n00b questions.

I've been riding street bikes for about twenty-five years and have probably owned a dozen or so different bikes including an XL250 and a DT250 a while back. My current ride is a mildly modded 1200 Bandit but I want something lighter and more nimble for an around town thrasher bike.

Is there much of a performance difference between the XR650L and the XR 650R? Is there as much aftermarket stuff for the XR-L?

Since it will be for road use I've been watching for a good stock XRL and I can Moto-fy it as budget permits.

I will now proceed to alternately lurk and ask annoying questions for the next several month until I pick up a a bike to tinker on. Then I will quit lurking and just ask annoying questions.

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You've got a Baghira, eh? Did you get it from Moto-I on Aurora? I was looking hard at those when they were still an MZ dealer.

I'm not really looking for the ultimate bike. I want something street legal that I can ride right away and slowly mod it and make it my own creation over time. I do want to make sure there is a decent amount of stuff available for whatever I do end up getting.
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