Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Eastern Arkansas
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2003-2005 were 650 Rincons. Carbs and drum brakes up front. Some had issues with cams wearing prematurely.
06-current were 680 Rincons. Fuel injection and disc brakes up front.
These run on oil pressure, so I'd ride it and make sure it pulls well, no slipping feeling with the transmission. Since you say the brakes don't work I'm guessing it's an 03-05 650.
They aren't bad bikes. The 3 speed transmission leaves a lot to be desired for everything but trail riding, but they have great power for a Honda.
They are not cheap or easy to work on, so I'd check it over very carefully.