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post #1 of 31 Old 06-10-2019, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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To buy or not to buy.

I got 2015 650 a month ago but I just found 2018 1000 XT SE for sale. You know - yellow with spoke wheels and OEM saddle bags plus center stand, engine guards and skid plate for $8500 CAN. Should I go for it? What do you think?
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post #2 of 31 Old 06-10-2019, 01:29 AM
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Sounds like one he'll of a deal!

(For US citizens that's under $6,000 US$!!!)


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post #3 of 31 Old 06-10-2019, 01:35 AM
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I always loved my 650(05 w/122K when sold), but my 18 1000 is almost as refined, has better components and is more exciting when the throttle is twisted. No regrets on moving up.
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post #4 of 31 Old 06-10-2019, 04:20 AM
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I hope you have bought that already!

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post #5 of 31 Old 06-10-2019, 05:15 AM
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Is this offered used or leftover new? If used, with how many miles? This sounds like an amazing deal regardless.
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post #6 of 31 Old 06-10-2019, 05:26 AM
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Some questions. Are You happy with Your 650 ? Do You carry a pillion ? Do You like to ride fast much of the time ?

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post #7 of 31 Old 06-10-2019, 06:04 AM
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If you want it and have the wherewithal go for it.
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post #8 of 31 Old 06-10-2019, 11:23 AM
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Go for're due for a new bike already.
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I wouldn't buy it. If I did, my wife would be super pissed. Like divorced level pissed!.
Then she would probably take it in the divorce anyway just to piss me off.

But if you have no wife, or one who doesn't care so much if you buy another bike, then that sounds like one hell of a deal!
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post #10 of 31 Old 06-10-2019, 11:34 AM
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How many miles?

That's a smoking deal IMO. I thought the $10K for mine was low.

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