New member AK, offer on 2012 1000
Made an offer on a 2012 1000 V-Strom pending repair of front end vibration.
Took bike out for test ride (9500 miles on odometer) and notice saver vibration at out 90 mph. Backed off and tried different gears an each time same thing, saver vibration at about 90 mph.
So I'm thinking it needs a re-balancing of the front wheel.
I looked at the front tire and didn't see any cupping, so hopefully it's just needs balancing.
When I told the seller about the problem he said he never rode the bike that fast, hard to believe but he seems serious.
The owner is going to have it checked out, and hopefully be riding soon.
Other than that I really like the bike, light and nimble with a far amount of power an torque. The brakes seem week, could use stainless liners and high-performance pads. I don't think it has ABS, but looks like that my have been an option on 2012.
Look forward to some replies and opinions.