The 2007 sounds like a much better deal, as long as it has been decently maintained. I think at 25K only the first valve adjustment would/should have been done - check on that.
Great and helpful suggestion! The seller says he does all his own servicing so he won’t have any records, unfortunately. Thank you!The 2007 sounds like a much better deal, as long as it has been decently maintained. I think at 25K only the first valve adjustment would/should have been done - check on that.
Thank you so much for the advice!Check the voltage at the battery with the motor running.
It is common for the magnets to come unstuck on the 1000
The moved magnets leads to lower voltage output.
In most cases it's a easy fix if the magnets have not been damaged.
You will find all you need to know on this site.
Also look up clutch chudder, common to the 1000.
If either bike has sat for a long time have a good look inside the fuel tank for rust.
That’s beautiful. I’m in Southern California — metro Los Angeles.For $6,000 rather than the 2007 at the dealer, you could have this nicely forked 2014 Gen2 DL1000:
Where are you located, OP?
Thank you!I did an extensive write-up of all the known issues a while ago. You may want to look into that.
Just Bought a DL1000I just picked up my first Suzuki(2002). I traded my older Ducati ST2 for it. Looking forward to many miles on it!www.stromtrooper.com
Thank you! Both bikes are private sellers. The $3,000 one has an expired registration due to non-operation (for about a year) per the owner. That is an issue for me as I wouldn’t want to be dealing with a penalty when re-registering.I'm with prior poster. Having a couple of first generation 1000s, they are brilliant bikes.
1. If you have clutch chudder, save yourself the frustration and change it out to a new basket or an updated Werks basket. Best $500 you can spend!
2. The magneto magnets seem to migrate on all these bikes rendering their charging systems ineffective. The easy (permanent) fix is attach them with JB Weld.
3. A proper valve adjustment and throttle body sync (fairly easy to do yourself, watch the YouTube video) will do wonders.
4. Upgrade the suspension to match your weight and riding style.
5. I too went with the shinko 705's front and rear. I liked them.
As for the bikes you're looking at, I would lean towards the 25K $3500 bike. But, check them both out. Overall condition is everything. Sometimes a good deal is an expensive mistake....
My guess is the dealer has a lot of room to move on their low-mileage bike. They probably bought it from the PO for $2,500.
That said, I recently bought (and sold) a low mileage 2007 super farkled DL1000 with 19K mi for $5000. So $6000 maybe a little high, but it's not crazy money....
Good luck! V-Stroms are fun bikes to own.