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Hi gang. I bought a 06 new in 06 and sold it in I think 2008. I have had about 10 bikes and keep remembering my Strom. I think I've had the most fun on that bike than any other logging about 20k in 10 months.


So fast forward to 2015. I just sold my Boxxer GS and have a nice wr set up, but I'm feeling claustrophobic and began browsing craigslist.

I saw what appears to be a nice 2004 650 with low miles for 3500.00

I think I want to buy it, do 04s have known issues.

Thanks,

Greg
 

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Welcome back!

I am not aware of any unique issues with 2004 Wees, besides not coming in red. :grin2:

Remember to ask the standard questions about past maintenance on the bike. Valve check, Forks, Chain, Sprockets, Bearings, etc.
 

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model changes

One thing to consider is several changes that occurred over the years. The following wiki link provides the feature changes in each iteration. For me, I would be willing to spend a bit more for an 08 for the increased electrical output. you may find a different feature more valuable, you may not care. Either way, good luck on your search.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_V-Strom_650
 

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My 04 hasn't had a lick of good maint other than oil and tires for 75 K miles and it's seems happy enough. Great mileage and pleasurable riding.
I swear these things thrive on neglect...until they die!
 

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On the K4 Wee, besides what has been listed before, also be on the lookout for perished hoses and check around the water pump housing area for corrosion / leaks.
 
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