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Old 11-19-2012, 11:39 AM
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I reckon we pay for food, clothing, shelter and security first. Then, we decide what brings us joy. I enjoy playing with the bike in the garage as much as out on the road so modifications earn their keep in the installation as much as the result. YMMV

Toys go through cycles though. Right now, I have a bunch of woodworking tools I may never use again.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:43 AM
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2007 Suzuki DL650 ..........




...........ces, Madstad windscreen bracket, Richland Rick's big side stand foot, RichlandRick footpeg lowering kit, Stebel horn and Bales oil filter conversion center bolt.
Thanks for doing inventory for me.

By the way that back tire is about 200 miles past 20K and has a little way to got to the wear bars. I've been working hard at staying off the flat spot.

To the OP:

I've had two 2007's so far. They're the sexiest of all model years.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:44 PM
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By the way that back tire is about 200 miles past 20K and has a little way to got to the wear bars. I've been working hard at staying off the flat spot.
It's a easier job where you live. Michelin Pilot Roads somehow stick and last.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:03 PM
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I think a better investment is the call girl.
Then you will remain out farkled but you will out f*ckle us. Adding farkles I won't run the risk of catching something that will make my wee wee burn either! .
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Hmmm...I wonder how a string of Christmas tree lights tastefully strung around frame members would look....
You mean you DON'T have Christmas lights??? Its November the 20th man, I've had mine on since August...
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2007 DL650 (love it)
1983 BMW R100RS (20 years and 100,000k)
1983 Honda XL185S (chases sheep around the farm)
2007 Yamaha YF400 (feeds the sheep, pulls trailers, great up river beds)
1985 Yamaha YB50 (crossed the Southern Alps on that one)
1972 Velosolex S3800 (a blonde moment, please excuse me)
1975 Honda C50 (the original step thru)

And gone are: Raleigh Runabout (x 2), Yamaha FS1E, Honda CD175, MZ Trophy, Suzuki SP370, Yamaha RD 350, Suzuki GT 750, Triumph 5TA, BSA B40, Honda 400/4, James Cadet, Honda XL 185 (but bought another one), Suzuki YF500?, Honda S90 (which I wish wish wish I still had) and a few more which the grey matter won't release at the present.

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:14 AM
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Cool Bought new 07' 650 V-Strom

I purchased my 07' 650 Strom new. I just turned over 30,000 miles and have only changed the chain and sprockets along with a couple of tires and oil changes, basically the routine maintenance. I love it!! It ran me $7200 out the door. It's still bone stock, but see that I should get some add-on.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:02 PM
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I was hoping for some buying advice too...

I am looking at a 2007 Wee with ABS and 47K miles, he's got probably about $1800 in farkles and claims it is in great shape and well-maintained with "most" records and needs no repairs, never crashed. He wants somewhere in the mid $4000 (as it stands now). I think I can get him to the low $4000 but the only reason I am hesitating is the high mileage. He put on new tires in June so that is not a worry but I am concerned about any major service requirements or expensive components that might need to be replaced as this bike hits the big 50K and beyond. So is it reasonable to expect to get fairly trouble free miles from Wee with this many miles or am I rolling the dice here? Thanks for any help.
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I was hoping for some buying advice too...

I am looking at a 2007 Wee with ABS and 47K miles, he's got probably about $1800 in farkles and claims it is in great shape and well-maintained with "most"

So is it reasonable to expect to get fairly trouble free miles from Wee with this many miles or am I rolling the dice here? Thanks for any help.
Take it for a ride, if it goes well, starts easily, doesn't have any 'odd' sounds (bearing in mind that wees seems rattle anyway) and looks unmessed about with then thats all in its favour. I personally wouldn't have a problem buying a bike with that mileage, if you search the forums it seems that many go well beyond that.

Just a thought, check for rounded off nut heads, damaged allen key heads, missing fasteners and other 'bodged' bits which may be the result of a shoddy owner/service agent, if you find anything like that then leave it alone. In reality, if the bike has been serviced properly and ridden well it should ride pretty much as it did when new.

And of course look at chain, sprocket, brake pads and tyres.

Oh, and also ask the previous owner if he has any shims left over from the valve check, if he has any then at least you'll know the valve clearance has been checked!

I seem to have gone on a bit, hope that helps.
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2007 DL650 (love it)
1983 BMW R100RS (20 years and 100,000k)
1983 Honda XL185S (chases sheep around the farm)
2007 Yamaha YF400 (feeds the sheep, pulls trailers, great up river beds)
1985 Yamaha YB50 (crossed the Southern Alps on that one)
1972 Velosolex S3800 (a blonde moment, please excuse me)
1975 Honda C50 (the original step thru)

And gone are: Raleigh Runabout (x 2), Yamaha FS1E, Honda CD175, MZ Trophy, Suzuki SP370, Yamaha RD 350, Suzuki GT 750, Triumph 5TA, BSA B40, Honda 400/4, James Cadet, Honda XL 185 (but bought another one), Suzuki YF500?, Honda S90 (which I wish wish wish I still had) and a few more which the grey matter won't release at the present.

When I was a boy my parents said 'you are NOT having a motorcycle'. So I had lots.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:16 AM
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Oh, and also ask the previous owner if he has any shims left over from the valve check, if he has any then at least you'll know the valve clearance has been checked!
My first 2007 had it's valves last checked at 45,000 miles.

It never needed adjustment, let alone shims.

This is not atypical.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:20 AM
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My first 2007 had it's valves last checked at 45,000 miles. It never needed adjustment, let alone shims. This is not atypical.
Mmmmm....mmmm (makes humming noises indicating some doubt about this statement) I think "not unknown" may be a better formulation than "not atypical" when you get to that mileage. It certainly has not been my experience with two different bikes with much lower mileage that that.

Wallydog beat me to it, but I also would have advised caution with respect to service history. The OP should be aware that IF valve adjustment is needed (and he is not able or willing to do it himself) he is looking a few hundred dollars tacked onto the purchase price -- which is not all that attractive to begin with.

If the seller claims "checked but did not need adjustment" I would translate that as "you'll have to do it because I did not."

I just sold my '07 with all service done and flawless bodywork, 13K miles, for $3800. No farkles, but they can be acquired piecemeal on the "for sale" section of this forum.
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