Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: J'ville, Alabama
I would say $3500 is the market depending on condition and options. Without hard bags I would stay at $3500 personally.
Last year I paid $3700 for a 2006 DL1000 with 26K on on it. It was the ADV model with the OEM hard bags, center stand and a gel seat. I would look for one well farkled if you can.
I would want to see a power commander also or some kind of fuel mapping, the bikes run way lean and needs tweaking to run right. Mine came with exhaust, new chain and sprockets, fresh brake pads, PCIII, two seats, new Tourance EXP tires etc.
Right off the bat, it needed fork seals and the little cross over fuel rail hose. Of course it never had a valve check, the exhaust valves were tight. So, unless it comes with detailed records of maintenance I would do a full service. Fork oil, valve check, TB sync, check all the rubber lines, look for sweating fuel lines, lube the brake pins, new fluid and flush the fluid for the clutch also. Might want to flow test the fuel pump also so you know the HP fuel filter condition. I would also clean and lube the starter switch, add a head light relay or HID kit.
So, factor in those cost if the bike hasn't been maintained with records. Some have good owners, but many more only change the engine oil and wash the outside if that.
If you test ride one you will probably notice the clutch engagement is way off the grip, the ones I looked at engaged way out there at the very end of the travel. If you find one like that, its easy to shorten the little push rod at the lever and cut the clutch lever travel down to a more normal position. My other bikes were less than an 1" till you hit the friction zone so getting on the DL1000 felt really weird especially off road where you need to work the clutch. Makes U-turns much easier when the clutch actually has a zone.
Last edited by Sagebrush; 05-01-2014 at 06:21 PM.