I bought a nicely farkled 2010 wee specifically for a trip out west with my son. Considerations were
luggage capacity ( packing for two )
entire trip with no tire changes...
The Wee did them all very well..bought it for $4200 in 2015 ...sold for $3670 in 2015 after 20k km of use ...bike had 25k km when I bought it. Zero repairs, zero issues.
Missed the damn thing ......
Found a deal too good to be true on the same model and year but with factory luggage for $2150
Took it to the east coast with the kid in 2016 - there was 93k km on it when I bought it.
There is now 126k km on it ( very little riding at all in 2016 as was in Australia 6 months ).
Will run it til it dies..
Put on chain and sprockets, K60 on the back and my stator issue which ended with another battery tho likely unneeded.
The Wee owes me zilch at this point .
Current affair is with the scarlet lady CBF1000 ....much more elegant than the mule and fast company.
so the Wee is out to pasture for the remainder of the year unless the CBF sells. Then I will likely stay with the Wee until I move to Australia. It is quieter than the CBF at speed thanks to Madstad and wider screen, has somewhat softer ride....brakes on the Wee are marginal compared to the CBF C-ABS.
Clutch is harder on my hand than the CBF.
Wee carries more. Wee goes 50% further on a tank of fuel. Both have marginal lights.
I am just totally enamoured with the smooth power the CBF1000 has. A bike that can accelerate with a sport bike but mild mannered.....very hard to resist the allure.....
Think I'll go riding...