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post #1 of 18 Old 04-17-2015, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Just started looking at VStroms and not knowing values I thought I might start by asking here, I presently ride both a 07 Suzuki C90 twin cruiser and a 09 Honda Goldwing but trying to sell the C90 and most likely keep the Goldwing. Mostly ride solo and I am 5'-7" 170lbs with about a 29" inseam is the Wee going to fit? Anyway Hello and this is what I am looking at.

2008 Suzuki DL650 VStrom odometer: 20400 paint color : yellow fuel : gas transmission : manual title status : clean

condition: excellent
$5500

2008 Suzuki DL650 VStrom, hi-vis yellow, ready for touring.

Many extras:
--full Givi hard cases (retail for over $1000)
--optional factory center stand ($300)
--highway pegs and crash bars
--power point, etc.

In excellent condition, 20,400 easy-going miles, mostly on rural highways. Only selling due to acquisition of new vehicle. Fantastic performing bike, plus gets 52-62 mpg; avg for me has been around 58; my high: 69 mpg. 4000 miles on like-new tires installed Sept 2013
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post #2 of 18 Old 04-17-2015, 08:19 PM
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Price seems high to me, but it could be because it is spring time. I would look around a little more at other options. Seeing that you are in the great state of Minnesota (my origin), I did a quick search and noted a new 2014 for $6890, a 2007 for $4500, a 2005 for $3999, and a 2004 for $3100.

Good luck! Finding the right Strom is part of the fun.

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I guess my search needs to be expanded the only thing I have tried is craigslist.

If I may what type of search did you use for those that you came up with?
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I guess my search needs to be expanded the only thing I have tried is craigslist.

If I may what type of search did you use for those that you came up with?
Try Cycle Trader
http://m.cycletrader.com/

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I guess my search needs to be expanded the only thing I have tried is craigslist.

If I may what type of search did you use for those that you came up with?
I just went on the Minneapolis Craigslist and searched "strom"

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Further searching has turned up several New 2014 ABS for less than $7K plus ttl which would be due even on a used bike.
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Some of the deals posted here on the FS section look pretty good as well unfortunately there not in my neighborhood.
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post #8 of 18 Old 04-19-2015, 01:45 PM
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Iffykid, patience and you can find something like this...

2012 Suzuki V-Strom ABS 650 $155 a month

You need to know also if you require ABS or not, 2011 and up are ABS only. 2007 through 2010 it was an option. before that, no ABS.

check this:

Suzuki V-Strom 650 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I have been at this for a while... can you tell?

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post #9 of 18 Old 04-19-2015, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks starting to get a feel for values.
Still need to get some seat time on one before getting serious.
That deal on the Adventure up in NJ sure looked good.
Not overly concerned with financing as cash is king.
Also need to sell C90 for storage reasons as 3 bikes would be really tight.

Waiting to hear your thoughts on the Tiger 800 next week.

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I am actually pretty excited to ride the tiger. Hope it doesn't let me down.

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