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post #1 of 7 Old 05-10-2014, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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I got one! Thanks to you!

After you guys helped convince me that a DL650 was the right choice, I found one and bought it. I'm in NE Pennsylvania, drove all the way to WV for what I think was a hell of a deal. It's a '13 w/ 3700 miles but never titled. It was a demo. You would never know it to look at it, still looks brand new. This bike has heated grips, hand guards, Adventure wind screen, engine cowl, chain guard, tank protector, trunk, side pannier racks, and center stand. I got it for $6800 plus tax/title and a $50 fee from the dealer. I sat on one just like it last week, only w/out any accessories and no miles, and that dealer wanted $8000.
Anyway, I've only ridden it about 15 miles but I love it already! Going from a Vstar 1100 to this is like going from walking in mud to jumping on a trampoline! It is the epitome of fun. As you can tell I'm a bit excited about my new purchase. Thanks to those of you who recommended this bike to me.
Now if I could only sell my Vstar...
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-11-2014, 12:26 AM
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I also went from a V-Star (650) to a V-Strom (also 650) back in 2010. No regrets!

When I was selling my V-Star I found that the number of cruiser bikes being sold was about 30 to 1 as compared to the number of adventure bikes. Good luck with your sale and if you sell price has to drop, don't let a few hundred bucks sour you. You will forget about it soon enough riding around on you new bike.

Chris
2014 DL650 - Red
Former bikes ...
2005 DL650 - Red ... totaled Aug-2013
2007 Yamaha V-Star Silverado 650 - Black & Blue ... sold
1984 Honda Magna V45 (700 cc) - Black ... sold
2001 Honda Elite 50SR (hopped up to 72cc ... woo hoo!!!) - Red ... sold
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-11-2014, 07:16 AM
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Smokin' Deal! Way to go.....it will last forever also.....
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-11-2014, 01:01 PM
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Must say congratulations, you got a great deal. I paid the same amount for a 2013 not adventure. Enjoy your new bike.

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post #5 of 7 Old 05-13-2014, 02:51 PM
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Congrats of the new ride! My DL 650, a '13 model is only about a month old with 800 miles on it but I am enjoying this bike to the max. From what it sounds like you did get a very nice deal, considering all the extras it came with.

Now, since there isn't much you can add to it there's no reason NOT to go out there and start piling on the miles. :mrgreen:

Cheers!

Pat

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post #6 of 7 Old 05-14-2014, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, tvdoorknob, I did drop the price on the Vstar considerably. But it's gone and the Strom is happily in it's new parking spot, (in my basement). REALLY enjoying the Vstrom!! What an awesome bike!
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-14-2014, 12:24 PM
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badass. did you get it from Romney? That's where i picked up my leftover 2012 last year and they had great pricing on it.

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