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post #1 of 14 Old 06-18-2019, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Happy to be here couldnít pass it up.

Recently picked up a great deal on an 07 DL650. Great condition, 13,000 miles and a ton of farkels for $2500. Full factory Givi luggage and crash bars, heated grips, mastad bracket, aftermarket scream, center stand, fog lights, volt meter, fuse block, looks like beaver relay thing. Someone must have been an electrician or something wiring for everything is pretty awesome. New anakee 3s, great maintenance records and probably a ton of other stuff I havnt noticed. Bought the factory service manual from a Suzuki dealer on eBay for $40 and the clymer on amazon. Just picked up a seargent seat for $50 on local craigslist (almost as rare of a find as the bike itself). So far it seems like the perfect bike for me. Iíve had Harleyís, an XR650l, motocross bikes etc. This seems to check off a lot of boxes and saved me a ton as I was ready to buy a brand new Yamaha MT09. I ended up test riding one after I bought the strom and while I did like itís pep, it wasnít nearly as comfortable as the strom. I donít need to ride wheelies anymore at nearly 40. Anyway great site. I had been lurking for awhile when I was looking at a few different storms. They intrigued me by their bulletproof reputation and low cost of ownership (depending I guess lol). Looking forward to being able to participate in the various threads.
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post #2 of 14 Old 06-18-2019, 07:24 PM
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Sounds like a heck of a deal. Post some pics!

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post #3 of 14 Old 06-18-2019, 07:27 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Plateau.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
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post #4 of 14 Old 06-18-2019, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds like a heck of a deal. Post some pics!
One of my better motorcycle purchases for sure. Makes up for the times Iíve lost a lot of money The guy I bought it from wasnít exactly hurting for the cash, and I had a wad of 100s and he wouldnít have to deal with anyone coming for a joyride. Worked out well, he was older and had been to almost every state on a cycle but was moving on to a clutch less option due to arthritis. I have some glamour shots of it but not sure how to upload them. Have not had any adventures on it yet other than commuting whenever I can, and a 40 mile run to test ride the MT09 at a demo day.

I Just added some generic bark busters with wind screens, and swapped out the taped front turn signals with Baja Designs units which fit perfectly and are DOT approved (clipped the connectors off the broken ones). Iím so happy with the price I paid for it Iím trying to find ways to spend some extra money on it but everything has been done I am looking to buy a set of Givi E22s when my amazon points are high enough as the factory side bags are a little wide for anything short of cross country for me. Iíd be bouncing off our cars in the driveway trying to get out of the yard lol. Iíll try to figure out how to post pics at some point. It was my first time having a bike with a center-stand, that was interesting until I figured out the physics at play there .

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Thanks! This forum helped me seal the deal on buying one just reading about the extreme mileage and low maintenance costs along with reliability of them. I had looked at one previously, but it was high for being stock and had some damage from being lowered that would allow water into the battery box. I didnít like the looks of them at all at first, but itís grown on me and I actually like the look now. Still like how it rides better than how it looks
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Right on! So much value in these bikes, and I love to hear someone getting their hands on one.

Welcome to the team.

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Well that was pretty simple here’s some pics. Last one has the new seat. I thought the factory seat was pretty good but there’s an improvement with the sergeant seat for sure. Probably would not pay what they cost retail but for the price I’m happy much less forward sliding.
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Right on! So much value in these bikes, and I love to hear someone getting their hands on one.

Welcome to the team.
Thanks ya lot of value for the money. Even new they seem to be a bargain. There is a 17 new old stock in Indiana that I thought about buying but this one will do just fine for me. It’s funny how much different it is than my XR650. Single cyl thumper vs the L twin but much different power and I like that I can make torque through a huge range on the Strom vs mostly low end on the XR. Although the XR would power wheelie in 3rd when geared down.
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post #9 of 14 Old 06-19-2019, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Even better the owner I bought it from, bought it from an active member here, that lives in the area! The guy I bought it from only had it for a bit, and it sat while he rocked his new Spyder or whatever those backwards 3 wheelers are. He took a huge loss on it based on the paperwork from when he bought it, but he was living the ideal retired life buying toys and getting rid of what he didnít use. Had a full-on carpentry shop (for fun) in one of his many large ďtoy boxĒ buildings. Really cool guy and active in a lot of other hobbies I have.
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post #10 of 14 Old 06-19-2019, 07:53 PM
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Welcome to the forum, great looking bike that you will not regret buying, love mine more as time passes.

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