Join Date: May 2008
Location: Southern California
02 DL1000 8300 Miles $3750 Good Deal?
Side bags and top case included. I have a coworker that bought an 02 V-Strom with 8300 miles from another coworker last year. He still doesn't have his motorcycle driver's license and wants to sell the bike now. It's been mostly sitting around for the last year with a battery tender. It starts and seems to run just fine. I can't ride it because he canceled his insurance policy and mine doesn't cover me if he doesn't have a policy at all, but I know the previous owner who was the original owner and everything seems to be on the up and up. Anything in particular I should be looking out for? I have a 97 Bandit 1200 now and it's served me well but after 30000 miles I am looking to upgrade. I've been going through threads but all I can gather right now is that the windscreens suck, it seems a bit more difficult to replace an 02 windscreen and extra power for aux lights is very limited.
The things I love about the Bandit is the low end torque, I never have to downshift. How does the torque and horsepower compare to the V-Strom? I am looking forward to having side cases again like on my old BMW.