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Hi Folks - Thought I'll drop in and say Hi...After riding sport bikes for over 15 years, I'm contemplating in picking up a Vstrom.

I'm looking at a 2007 Vstrom 650 with approx 22km. Bike is in very good shape and rides very well. However, it looks the valve maintenance has not been done and it will be due for a rear tire very soon (will also replace front tire as I noticed a slight cracking in the tread). The bike currently has a Givi top box along with the frame bars.

1) As such, what do you guys think is a fair price to pay? Oh, the oil changes have been changed every 4km.
2) What can I expect to pay for a valve check/work? Any recommendation for a good shop in Sydney?
3) What type of tires are you guys running? I suspect my riding will be mostly on pavement.

Any input is greatly welcomed!
 

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Gidday mate and welcome,an 07 in real good nick just judging from the bike mags on the shelf $7k thats a real big ballpark figure though,spankers are going out at $9's with on roads--the 07 came with the Givi panniers as a run out deal--are the side pans included in the deal as well as the top box--Don't fret about the Valve check My 08 is coming up 24k and the local suzi mech said starting ok running ok leave it alone till maybe 35/40k at least--air filter and treat it to a set of plugs,tyres--like a box of chocolates--I'm happy with bridgestone battle max/99% sealed riding.
 

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Hi Folks - Thought I'll drop in and say Hi...After riding sport bikes for over 15 years, I'm contemplating in picking up a Vstrom.

I'm looking at a 2007 Vstrom 650 with approx 22km. Bike is in very good shape and rides very well. However, it looks the valve maintenance has not been done and it will be due for a rear tire very soon (will also replace front tire as I noticed a slight cracking in the tread). The bike currently has a Givi top box along with the frame bars.

1) As such, what do you guys think is a fair price to pay? Oh, the oil changes have been changed every 4km.
2) What can I expect to pay for a valve check/work? Any recommendation for a good shop in Sydney?
3) What type of tires are you guys running? I suspect my riding will be mostly on pavement.

Any input is greatly welcomed!
I think the valve service is due at 24km. Oil changes are only due every 6000km so the one you looking at sounds good. I'm running metzler tourances and find them ok. Not sure on a price.

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Dl650 2007

Ditto Windinhair post. My trusted mechanic at **** Dyer in Penrith kept telling me don't waste my money and don't bother with valves till approx 40k kms.
At 41k kms they were all in spec only one was getting close. Absolutely no issues well except it needs throttle position sensor repositioned, but thats normal service stuff. Everybody,well most, loves their bike, so of course you'll get some bias. I'm currently selling my GS1200, which is a great bike I love it but keeping my Strom 650 as I like it so much. Beautiful torque for 650cc. Can't help with $$ but I would want $7k for mine with all its extras, but not selling.
Enjoy every turn of the wheel.
 

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ditto bike is sensational for all round riding....greg
 

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Bike sounds ok.

Check as per other suggestions.

45,000km on my 09 Wee with no issues.

Don't stress about the valve check.

Tourance tyres.
I'm currently on a set of Anakees, but they are not as good as the Tourance- especially in the wet, spun up the rear on a wet road overtake while I was in third gear the other day :yikes: definitely going back to the Tourance for the next set [I've had three sets of them on two different bikes to date].

And welcome to the nut house. :thumbup:
 

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I think you will find that the valve clearance check is more to do with pollution requirements than anything else . The valve seat dose not wear much and the valves do not wear so there is not much to change the clearance over a long time .Mine were checked at 62,000 and only two were changed to the next size shim .
If you are doing all road you can actually run road tires like road pilot 2 . If you are doing a bit of dirt ( NOT MUD ) then Tourence would be my next choice .

Age of bike dose not realy matter nor dose milage compared to how it is used and who used it . My bike has high milage but that's because of three trip around Australia now if you comapre that to a bike that has been used as a courier bike there is a difference .

These 650s bikes will easly run 200-300,000 klm without big $$$ needed . They are simple to maintain and can be improved as you feel like it .
 

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Clearances aside :fineprint:

Welcome to the forum R1 you'll find plenty of nice people on here only too willing to share advice tips whatever.

When you get your bike, don't forget to check out upcoming rides in an area near you, and join in! :mrgreen:
 

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Welcome R1. I have a K7 and wouldn't trade her for the world. Hubby bought my bike in Feb. this year, she had 14,400 on the clock (now has almost 17,000!) it has hand guards, bash plate, engine guards, radiator guard already on, and we paid $8,200.
So like most of the guys have said, around the 7,000 sounds about right.
Go for it mate, you only live once! :)
 
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