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.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
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)
1963 Yamaha YG1
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.