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post #1 of 25 Old 08-17-2007, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
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Value of 05 dl650

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I'm not a strom rider yet but soon I will be. One of my local dealers has a very nice and clean blue 2005 DL650 with only a little more than 4000 miles on it. It is almost all stock except for it has suzuki hand guards and the turning signals were changed for the ones that are stuck to the fairing; front and back, and it has a back rest for the passenger which I plan on giving back to the dealer, it just makes it look funky. They want $6,295 for it. I know that price is ridiculously high for that bike. I asked them about fees and they said that they will be added to the sticker price. Ripoffs! Anyone knows what the real value of this bike would be? I was thinking of offering them $5000 + fees or maybe $5200 out the door. Are those good prices or should I offer them less. Thank you very much in advance for your advice.
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post #2 of 25 Old 08-17-2007, 08:21 AM
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I suggest you get a look at the "Kelly Blue Book" and check the stated value there. That will give you a good idea what its"worth". As far as the fees they want to charge on top of the sticker price.. The only fee should be for putting a license plate on it. Any other fee should be laughed at.

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post #3 of 25 Old 08-17-2007, 08:27 AM
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A quick search on completed eBay listings showed an '05 with soft luggage, Cee Bailey windshield and engine guards with 12K miles going for $4500. I'd say the $5K offer seems reasonable - good luck!

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post #4 of 25 Old 08-17-2007, 09:14 PM
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I bought an 07 in Jamuary for $6172 otd.
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post #5 of 25 Old 08-17-2007, 09:45 PM
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I wouldn't be in too big of a hurry with that dealer. There's a ton of bikes on here all the time that are sold by people willing to put their names next to them. If you're buying used get one from one of the folks here that probably took care of it. Otherwise, get one of those cool yella 08s in a couple months from a dealer that's in touch with reality.

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post #6 of 25 Old 08-17-2007, 10:45 PM
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I bought my practically new 05 w/5000 miles a year and half ago for $4700. It also had hand guards, powerlet and center stand. I would offer $4800 OTD.

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post #7 of 25 Old 08-18-2007, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the good ideas. I knew I could count on this forum for good info, but I now have another dilema. I visited another dealer here in Tucson and found a brand new 06 dl1000 still on the show floor since last year. the price tag says $8999 which is the MSRP but the sales man said that since it's a 2006 he can work with me on bringing the price down. I didn't stay long to do anything and talk numbers but as I sit here at home I'm giving it some thought. Should I go for it and offer them $8000 otd, or should I wait untill all the 08 models form all the other manufactures come out. I heard a rumor that Honda might finally bring the Varadero this year. Or should I just go for the 05 wee for $5000. I'm really itching for a new bike but I can't make up my mind, maybe the good people in this forum can help me. thanks again
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post #8 of 25 Old 08-18-2007, 09:07 AM
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i bought a mint condition '05 wee with 2,200 miles two months ago from a dealer for $4700 plus tax and title. they had a $5200 price on the bike and took $4700 without even haggling. i think either blue book or NADA list the bike at $4760 with higher miles than mine had when i bought it. you literally could not tell the difference between my bike and a brand new one.

shop around.

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post #9 of 25 Old 08-18-2007, 09:19 AM
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I paid $5,000 for an 05 with 93 miles, plus SW-Motech crash bars, new battery, a new Shoei RF1000 helmet, and some other stuff.

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post #10 of 25 Old 08-18-2007, 04:34 PM
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Don't get paralyzed worrying about a few hundred dollars. You'll spend more than that on bolt on stuff anyway. It might be fun to insult that guy with the 06 Vee. He's in a bad spot with all of the 08s showing up ..wink.. wink. That might be your deal. Make him eat those first couple years of depreciation.

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