Which one to buy?
Well, it's been an interesting road. I've looked and thought about many motorcycles to get back into riding. My last bike (quite a while ago) was a late '80s Harley Low Rider Sport.
When I started this looking process, I was sure I wanted a V Strom. Then bike after bike caught my eye and I kept changing thoughts. Triumph Tiger, BMW 1150gs, BMW R1150R, Bonneville, Honda CB900C, CB1100F, etc. etc. etc.
So I'm back full circle.
I had a line on an '04 DL650 with 25k on it (local) listed for $4200. Emailed back and forth, and now he's saying his son wants it and he'll let me know if that is actually going to happen.
In the meantime, while I thought a Wee was how I was going to go, there are two Vee's available within 1 1/2 hours drive. One is at a dealer, an '03 with 37k, corbin seat, original bags and trunk, upgraded exhaust, for $4400. And, an '04 also with 37k, bags and recent services done (though with some damage from two "low speed drops by the previous owner"). Of those two, I'm obviously leaning towards the '03, assuming it has no damage (dealer is closed today for questions).
I guess my big question is, do I go for the Vee now, or wait for the Wee or another Wee to show up? I'm not wanting to spend more than $5k for a bike right now, so these seemed to fit the bill nicely. (An '07 Bonneville showed up today on CL for $5300, but I don't think it is versatile enough for me, but damn it is pretty).
Forgot to add, I'm 5'11" and about 235#
Last edited by donnercruz; 04-14-2014 at 06:56 PM.