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post #1 of 8 Old 06-13-2019, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
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Question Looking to Buy 2012 DL650A

Hi All!!

I've sold up my 1200G2, looking to downsize.

currently looking at a 2012 DL650A, BUT has 113,400KMS on the clock.

obviously with these things, maintenance and upkeep is everything by this point in its life.

however, its right in my price range and the installed accessories are basically what i'm after.

question for the experts is:

what should i be looking out for when going to check this bike out, and/or is it a bad plan in general?
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-13-2019, 03:08 AM
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May I ask what is the price? It must be next to nothing with this mileage.
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-13-2019, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
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They’re asking $3500 (AUD), it’s the only non gen 1 Vstrom in the price bracket
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-13-2019, 04:07 AM
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When you test ride, look out for any ABS issues. This forum has a few reports on the ABS pump unit failure on the L2 models (eg https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650a-...dule-dead.html). Also check that any recalls have been addressed.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-13-2019, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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Great!! Will do thanks Gert!
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-17-2019, 07:02 PM
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i think you should be able to do better than $3500 with that many km's
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-18-2019, 10:09 AM
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I'm not familiar with Australian market and prices but in North America (either Canada or USA) it would be way to much for 2012 with this mileage.
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-18-2019, 10:59 AM
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$3,500 AUS is $2,400 US and it has a little over 70,000 miles. If it in very nice condition and there's proof of maintenance I say buy it.

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