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post #1 of 9 Old 08-24-2013, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Purchasing 650 in nsw, australia

Hey guys I'd love to get one of these in nsw, aus. Just wondering if you have any tips for me, I don't know too much about them sadly. Thanks, adam
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-24-2013, 07:42 PM
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Besides knowing they are a fun/great bike, what else do you need to know?
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-25-2013, 09:20 AM
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find a demo -- (Tamworth has one), ride the new model - and a second-hand pre 2012 model -- and decide what you want.
Probably have to get a Power Commander if you buy a pre 2012 model - and maybe some suspension upgrades.
2012 model on, is the way to go if you have the reddies - IMO, of course - YMMV.
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Are you in Mudgee, Mudgee?

Western Motorcycles in Penrith have them in stock.

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find a demo -- (Tamworth has one), ride the new model - and a second-hand pre 2012 model -- and decide what you want.
Probably have to get a Power Commander if you buy a pre 2012 model - and maybe some suspension upgrades.
2012 model on, is the way to go if you have the reddies - IMO, of course - YMMV.
Since when have ANY of the 650's needed a power commander

They normally run as sweet as a Swiss watch.

Some of the 1000's did, but there are some who even question the real need for them on those as well.

You will love either a new or used 650 Mudgee

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It's hard to go wrong with any of the 650s in decent condition.

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post #7 of 9 Old 08-26-2013, 03:30 AM
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Have a look on bikepoint.com. There are plenty of Vstroms in NSW. The older models are going for pretty good prices, and ABS doesnt even seem to increase the price much if at all.

All the 650's are nice reliable bikes that age well. It's the 1000cc models that will usually need you to spend money to get them running how you want.

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Since when have ANY of the 650's needed a power commander
They normally run as sweet as a Swiss watch.
Some of the 1000's did, but there are some who even question the real need for them on those as well.
Okay then -- I stand corrected on that. I have no actual hands-on experience with that -- just thought I had the correct end of the stick from the posts on the forums. Thanks Ock.
My L2 certainly feels like it has more power and torque and has much better power charteristics in the rev range than the couple of s/h ones I tried before buying it
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Yes, it is hard to get accurate info sometimes Chris.

I wondered if you new something that I hadn't heard of, my '09 ABS 650 runs sweet as.

Some of the DL 1000's overseas seemed to need power commanders to get them running right, yet it didn't seem as big an issue here in Oz.
Same with the reported clutch "chudder" [why don't people understand the word is actually "shudder"? :biggrinjester: ], our Aussie 1000's don't seem to suffer as much from it.

The new "Glee" is reportedly very good, with some improvements over the previous version.

But the Wee is a great, reliable bike as well- capable of big miles of trouble free ownership.

Best advice is probably to ride both then buy whichever you like most Mudgee.

Keep an eye open on here and also over on ADVrider for used ones being sold by forum members, there have been some great ones that are already pre "farkled" to the hilt.

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