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Also some earlier models (1999-through part of 2002 I think) where carbed, later models are fuel injected. Not sure if that matters to you. My 03 is fuel injected.
One issue I am having is that I bent the shifter fork for 2nd gear (agressive shifting likely the cause). This causes it to pop out of 2nd gear when you really get on it in 2nd. It is ridable but the repair is expensive to the point I am looking at used engines. If you can test ride the bike you buy shift smoothly and then accellerate hard in 2nd gear to see if it has this problem. It is self inflicted and not super common but I know it has happened to several people.
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