Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: north east, Buffalo NY area
Take the newer one. There are more parts available. Plus being beat up it should be lower in price. It is almost zero risk if you don't overpay for it. You will eventually also drop it, no big problem, and if you don't like the bike just sell it again for a minimal loss, if any.
You can ride it with the clutch as is, just not as sweet as after the clutch basket upgrade. You can do that once you are otherwise happy with the bike and saved some up.
More important is to make sure it is in good working condition, no rust in the tank, no leaking fluids anywhere etc. Ask the Seller when routine maintenance was done (all fluid changes, valve checks etc.) and get some evidence of what was done and by whom. Why is he selling it? Common sense needs to be applied to make sure the story gels.
I think 1500 - 1800 for the K7, depending on what useful accessories come with it.
Don't be in a rush. Come winter the price drops since people want to get the old bike out of their garages. These are not the only 2 DL1000 out there ;-)
Blau1 2004 DL650-sold
Blau2 2014 DL1000A
Last edited by blaustrom; 10-09-2019 at 10:43 AM.