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Hey fellow Canucks!

I've been quite obsessed with purchasing a Weestrom for the last year or so.

I have been tire kicking used Wee's for about 4 or 5 months now and have found one I'm serious about purchasing.

It is a 2006 with 25,000 MILES on it. (40,000kms)

I got a Carproof report and it looks like it was imported into Canada almost immediately after it was shipped to a dealer from the manufacturer (beginning of 2007) and has never transferred ownership until the current dealership took possession of it.

Other then that there are zero issues on the Carproof report.

With the amount of farkles on it I'm thinking the previous owner did it up for one big trip and then pretty much took it off the road.

It is now at an actual dealership for the last yearish.

The dealership is asking ~$6K which seems ridiculously high considering there are 2008/2009 models on Kijijii with full luggage and crash bars and more for around that price and those come with ABS too.

some of the Wee's farkles include.

Fog lights
Audiovox cruise control
Givi adjustable windshield
Stebel airhorn
Fork Braces
Heated grips
Hand Guards
Rad Guard
Skid Plate
Dash tray
12 volt outlet.


and most importantly for me personally it has lowering links (I'm short).

It does NOT come with any sort of luggage but used tail cases can be had for under $200 now it seems.

I'm wondering if I can get opinions on what would be a more in line price for me to be offering on this Wee.




I posted this in the Canadian forum as it's to do with purchasing a Wee in Canada although it is an American bike.

If there is another forum that would be better for me to post this in please let me know.

Thanks.

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Picture of Wee I am looking to purchase below.

 

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What was confusing about that?

It is an American bike that was imported into Canada.

I thought that was relevant as I've heard imports lose added value as re-sales.
 

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I think ABS is important Your choice. ABS became an option in '07 in the U.S.; I don't know about Canada

Fog lights meh
Audiovox cruise control OK
Givi adjustable windshield With the Mastad bracket?...good
Stebel airhorn Good
Fork Braces Very good, US$85 + postage
Heated grips Very good
Hand Guards Very good
Rad Guard meh
Skid Plate probably good
Dash tray meh
12 volt outlet good if you'll use it
Prices are local, and we know that Canadian prices are higher than U.S. prices.
 

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did you mean to link to an advert for the Ninja

your link was not for a Wee
 

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your link was not for a Wee
Yes you are correct.

I worded that poorly.

The link is to the current bike I have and am using as a trade in.

The picture at the bottom of the post is the Wee I am looking to purchase.
 

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Hi Casper - welcome!

Lowering links are cheap and easy to install. Even if I was shorter, I would not let that be a determining factor to buy a bike. My quick answer to your question would be to offer around $5k for that bike as a low starting price. Like you said, it's been sitting there for a year. There are newer DL1000's with less mileage and decent accessories selling for the same price.

For what it's worth and to put the bike you mentioned into some context, in 2008, I paid $6,800 for a 2006 DL650 that had far more accessories with only 14k on the odo. It's now 5 years later and you have noticed that a same model/yr bike is selling with more mileage and less accessories for only $800 less. I do see that that picture also show engine guards (Givi?) which might be worth about $150-$200.

There are very few 650's for sale right now due to the season. My advice... if they don't lower the price considerably, don't rush and wait a bit... you will be able to find an excellent lower mileage bike for cheaper than that.
A fellow I ride with on this forum picked up an '05 Strom last year with only 15k for about $4500 - and that's only about $1k more than you are asking for your ninja... And your ninja is a good bike that should find a home pretty easily if it's well maintained.

All that said, the '06 models are awesome bikes. Others have taken them to well over 200k and I rode mine until about 90k without the slightest hiccup.
 

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it's probably worth that with the extras if you want all of them. but it's still an old technology bike compared to the new 2012. i personally would not pay more than $4k for it with all the addons. there are better deals...a $200 plane ticket will expand your search area.
 

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Hey casper, I purchased my '06 Wee two years ago for $3600 Can. It had around 36,000 Kms and minimal farkles. Just the crash bars and centre stand. Oh and it had a set of new Tourances. It's been a great bike and I am slowly getting it farkled to my liking. Six grand seems a bit pricey but that is a decision you have to make. Hope this helps some.

Earl
 

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Re: rules

I apologize for breaking any rules greywolf. It wasn't my intention to try to sell anything, I thought that was obvious, I was just trying to display what I was using as a trade in value and instead of typing out the details on my bike I took the lazy way and posted a link to it.

Won't happen again.


As for the input from everyone, it's much appreciated.

From the sounds of it the bike is even more overpriced than I originally thought.

I really do have a bit of a 'thing' for this specific bike so I think I will make an offer to the dealership on it although I have my doubts that they will accept what I'm willing to offer. :)

Then again it HAS sat there for over a year now so who knows.

C'est la vie if not, as many have stated there will be plenty more choices on the market come spring. (maybe ABS should be a consideration anyways).

I did roughly break down the farkle cost just out of my own curiousity on the bike and I got ...

fog lights - $75
audiovox cruise control - $150
givi adjustable windscreen - $200
lowering links $75
Stebel airhorn - $50
fork brace - $130
heated grips - $200
hand guards - $130
rad guard - $125
engine guards - $175
skid plate - $175

So around ~$1500 in accessories just for the parts.



The bottom line is I can't do any more 2000 km trips on my ninja or I think my spine may fall off so the sooner I Weestrom the better.
 

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Re: rules

I apologize for breaking any rules greywolf. It wasn't my intention to try to sell anything, I thought that was obvious, I was just trying to display what I was using as a trade in value and instead of typing out the details on my bike I took the lazy way and posted a link to it.

Won't happen again.


As for the input from everyone, it's much appreciated.

From the sounds of it the bike is even more overpriced than I originally thought.

I really do have a bit of a 'thing' for this specific bike so I think I will make an offer to the dealership on it although I have my doubts that they will accept what I'm willing to offer. :)

Then again it HAS sat there for over a year now so who knows.

C'est la vie if not, as many have stated there will be plenty more choices on the market come spring. (maybe ABS should be a consideration anyways).

I did roughly break down the farkle cost just out of my own curiousity on the bike and I got ...

fog lights - $75
audiovox cruise control - $150
givi adjustable windscreen - $200
lowering links $75
Stebel airhorn - $50
fork brace - $130
heated grips - $200
hand guards - $130
rad guard - $125
engine guards - $175
skid plate - $175

So around ~$1500 in accessories just for the parts.



The bottom line is I can't do any more 2000 km trips on my ninja or I think my spine may fall off so the sooner I Weestrom the better.
and GIVI about $150, lowering kit $35, rad guard $40, engine guards $130
 

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That's the Strom at Ready Honda, right? I remember looking at it this spring and thinking that they could nail it to the floor at that price. In September of 2010, I bought a brand new 2010 V-Strom 650 ABS from Suzuki of Brampton for $7299 plus HST. Just sayin'......:thumbdown:

P.S. Brampton Powersports has a 2012 V-Strom 650 for $7862 plus HST, and you'll have to pay HST on the used bike.
 

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Waaaaaaaayy overpriced. I bought a brand new 2008 DL650A in Sept of 2008 and I paid 6500 out the door for it. Granted I got a decent deal, and it was bone stock, but 6k for that bike is way to much money.
 

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That's the Strom at Ready Honda, right? I remember looking at it this spring and thinking that they could nail it to the floor at that price. In September of 2010, I bought a brand new 2010 V-Strom 650 ABS from Suzuki of Brampton for $7299 plus HST. Just sayin'......:thumbdown:
Yes.


I'm thinking of offering my trade in and $2400 cash and see what they say. So around $4800 tax in which sounds more reasonable I think.

Prob won't happen but can't hurt to try.



I have a call in to HB cycle about the '09 they have coming in as someone mentioned in this thread.

They are also getting me some details on an '07 they have coming in as well.
 

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Hey casper, I purchased my '06 Wee two years ago for $3600 Can. It had around 36,000 Kms and minimal farkles. Just the crash bars and centre stand. Oh and it had a set of new Tourances. It's been a great bike and I am slowly getting it farkled to my liking. Six grand seems a bit pricey but that is a decision you have to make. Hope this helps some.

Earl
Whoa ...that sounds like you got a great deal 2 years ago!
 
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