Big B, I did a little digging before I posted but just decided to cut to the chase.
More specifically, I was looking at crash bars, then wound up on that 10 page thread where the guy was whining about not being able to drive through sand. heck, I've got a KLR with street knobbies on it and a DRZ 250 and deep sand is still a challenge with those bikes. My VStrom will likely never go off the pavement. I am selling the KLR and DRZ.
I am very sorry can't give out the name of the dealer as he is a personal friend of mine and I've bought 4 bikes from him. That certainly doesn't make what he did right but he knows I know how to ride and I am not a tire kicker.
I do as much work to my bikes as I am mechanically capable of due to instances just like this.
Personally, if it were my bike that had been loaned out I'd be highly pissed. I only rode it about 10 miles or so and never got over 70 mph. Anyway, I'll dig around a little more. I spend a fair amount of time on the ST-Owners board and theirs is set up pretty much like this one.
Finally what would be a fair price for this 06 model, as I said, I can get an 07 for the same price he is asking for this bike.
I sure hope I haven't gotten off on the wrong foot here by not naming the dealer. Give me a little while, let me make my deal and I'll drop enough nuggets on the board so everyone can figure it out.
Regards to all,