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post #1 of 14 Old 04-03-2014, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Is 75000 Km too much?

My buddy is thinking about buying his first road bike. (avid dirtbike rider)
I have convinced him to look at vstroms. He found a 2006 Wee with 75000km on it. It looks really clean, the owner seems like a gentle rider. Just wondering what major service might be needed with that many KMs? I think the asking price is $3600 cdn. I think the valves were adjusted and brakes were done at 50000kms. Almost all highway riding. Anyone have any thoughts or questions to ask? Thanks

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With 75,000km on it, i'd negotiate that price down. I know prices in the states are far less than Canada (im from Canada too)
I biught my V-Strom 650 last year with 32,000 km only and perfect condition with a givi top case for $3,700 and i hardly negotiated

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I think he can find lower milage bike for this price. I would not buy this old. This is my opinion.
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I thought he should offer close to $3k. It has hard cases, but no engine guards or skid plate etc. It has been just pavement ridden.

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Can't comment on the appropriate price but my 2006 has 202,000 km with virtually no issues and very little maintenance and my 2012 has over 83,000 km with virtually no maintainance.

Mileage really isn't much of an issue with these bikes.

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Just last December I paid 3000$ for an '04 with 20000km on it. Older but way lower mileage. I do agree mileage is not a big issue with these.

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Milage may not be much of an issue with these bikes I feel is a true statement ,However TOM I would not be paying 3000 for your bike

Sometimes making a wrong turn just makes the ride that much better ,,, go an extra mile it`s not so crowded there!
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If the motor was well cared for then it should be fine

BUT

If it hasn't been changed etc. then ALL suspension etc. is beyond toast
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post #9 of 14 Old 04-09-2014, 02:39 PM
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It's not just a question of whether or not the bike has life left. 1. Why buy a bike with 75k when there are so many low mileage bikes around (especially true in Canada with short riding season)? 2. If you do buy this bike, you better plan on keeping it a long time because it's really going to have a lot of km's on it when you go to sell it. If you're on the fence at 75k, just imagine how hard it's going to be to sell with 100K.

If we do not change the direction we are going...we are likely to end up where we are headed...
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1. Why buy a bike with 75k when there are so many low mileage bikes around (especially true in Canada with short riding season)?

short riding season?? We ride all year round here in BC...


OP...my 2009 has 160,000 kms on it.... the engines are bulletproof on these...

at that milage, you will need front springs, steering head bearings and adding nice rear shock spring upgrade would do your friend well,.

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