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UPDATE!!! I WENT IN THIS MORNING AND SHOWED THEM A STACK OF GREEN AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD DO OTD FOR $4900. ALSO, 9400 MILES, NEW BRIDGESTONES, HEATED GRIPS. YES???

Long time lurker, first time poster, hopefully new owner! I've done my research, I've ridden all sorts, and I am committed to the DL650... so I am ready to pull the trigger...

My local dealer has an '06 DL650. I believe it is non-ABS, 9,800 miles, all stock. They have a price of $5,199 on it, which I understand is a little more than book. My question is- how high is it? What is a fair price that I should be happy with? We don't have a slew of bikes or dealers in my neck of the woods, and I don't have lots of time to run around to a dozen dealers or private sales (two month old and two year old at home). So i'd like to buy this bike as long as I can feel that it is a fair deal. What is a good start? $4,200? Ride it away for $4,500? Be happy if I can get it for $4,800??? ANY advice would be great- I really appreciate it. Thanks-
 

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I recently got an 06 with 3,000 miles on it for $4500 cash. The guy was asking $4800 and came down. It had aftermarket windshield and Corbin saddle ($400 item). This was in Charleston, SC. I'd recommend buying from a private individual if you can find one. E-bay is worth checking, but craigslist.org is really good, as you can search your state and nearby ones. Good luck and keep us posted!!! You'll love owning a Wee for sure!
 

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Any other extras? Centerstand, trunk, bags....any warranty? (not that it matters much) fresh air filter and oil? Chain and sprockets nice? I've bought a couple of used ones in VT in the past few months. One with less miles and one with about that many. Are taxes and reg included in your OTD? If the dealer is local to you and you feel good about them its surely a factor. Like the color?..........:)
 

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Any other extras? Centerstand, trunk, bags....any warranty? (not that it matters much) fresh air filter and oil? Chain and sprockets nice? I've bought a couple of used ones in VT in the past few months. One with less miles and one with about that many. Are taxes and reg included in your OTD? If the dealer is local to you and you feel good about them its surely a factor. Like the color?..........:)
No centerstand, trunk, bags, etc. They did install new Bridgestones, oil/filter/etc at the dealer. Taxes and reg aren't included. Color is fine. Not my first choice, but we are in freaking vermont! This is the ONLY USED STROM that I have found within 2 hours from home! I dont have lots of choices... I searched crazedlist, ebay, cycletrader, and more. The next closest bike is near boston (almost 3 hours away), and then there are a few in NJ/NY/CT, but that is getting into a 5-6 hour drive.

I want the bike but I dont want to feel more remorse than I have to.
 

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The market will ultimately determine what the bike will go for. You said yourself that they are in short supply and you want to buy now, presumably to take advantage of what is left of a riding season. The dealer probably has an idea what he can get for it.

Don't paint yourself into a corner based on what others have paid in other parts of the country. You are only talking a difference of likely 200 - 300 dollars. Who cares. That's peanuts.

Wiat too long and you'll lose out. If you want to dance, you have to pay the band. :D
 

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amen brother. i was coming to that conclusion after more research today. to make matters better/worse, i made the mistake of test riding it this afternoon. there is no turning back now- i am hopelessly in love, and tomorrow i will make that red fox my bride. i'll be surprised if i sleep at all tonight... they don't open until 8:30AM....
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Sounds like a Good Deal

'06 's are nice because you can still do the TBS' and idle setting yourself, which will be necessary if you do your own valve adjustments. I think changing the brake fluid may be easier on a non-abs Wee, too.

They may not have ABS, but I personally like the idea that I can do possibly all the needed work to the bike throughout it's life.

Mine's got 8400 mi on it and it runs like new. Odds are you got a great deal.
 

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Your location...

is just slightly south of the ( In)famous jackpiner57:confused: who is an excellent person to know & ride with....you might drop him a P.M. when you get the bike :rolleyes:..does all his own work & some of mine;)
 

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thanks all-

thanks to all who chimed in. two hours 'til the store opens... it is nice to have some support before you drop that kind of dough. this will be my fifth bike, but the last four together cost less than this!

can't wait to meet some folks, learn more about the bikes, and put on some miles!
 

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Good luck today. Hope it works out for ya.
 
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