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post #1 of 17 Old 10-21-2008, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at 2003 yellow V-strom 1000 - thoughts?

I haven't seen the bike in person, so no idea on shape/condition. Local dealer is selling a 2003 V-Strom 1000 w/ 17k miles. They are asking $5,900 which is pretty high. NADA lists average retail around $5,000. I've got a cherry 2000 Aprilia RSV Mille I'm thinking of trading in. Uncomfortable bike for road trips, so I'm looking at something more road worthy. I was hoping they'd do a straight trade (i.e. bike for bike) with little to no money out of pocket or financed. Thoughts?

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My advice is to sell the Mille and keep looking.I just bought a yellow 2003 for 3900 from a dealer in KY who wanted to move it.Bike had more miles, but was slightly farkled and I have put another 4000+ on it with no problems. Bike works like new.

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Price seems high!

I bought an '03 in May of 07 with about 9kmiles (IIRC) on it for about $5400 with a Givi 46l topcase, Corbin saddle, Givi crashbars, and Two Bros exhaust on it...

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Is that the one at Beaudry in Post Falls, Idaho?

There is also a big V at D-B Motorsports just up the road in Spokane. A Yellow '03 I think, also for $5,900 with 12,000 miles. You might get a better deal at D-B.


Years ago Beaudry had a small operation in downtown Coeur d'Alene & they were a pretty good place to deal with, but since moving into their BIGGER location in Post Falls they seem to have forgotten what good customer service is all about. If you go to look at that bike at Beaudry, I'm sure you will be "shadowed" by this one irritating salesperson they have that will attach himself to you like a leech the minute you set foot in the place.


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Is that the one at Beaudry in Post Falls, Idaho?

There is also a big V at D-B Motorsports just up the road in Spokane. A Yellow '03 I think, also for $5,900 with 12,000 miles. You might get a better deal at D-B.


Years ago Beaudry had a small operation in downtown Coeur d'Alene & they were a pretty good place to deal with, but since moving into their BIGGER location in Post Falls they seem to have forgotten what good customer service is all about. If you go to look at that bike at Beaudry, I'm sure you will be "shadowed" by this one irritating salesperson they have that will attach himself to you like a leech the minute you set foot in the place.


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You in Spokane?

Yes, it is the one at Beaudry's. Seems like a nice bike. I looked at it yesterday. Did not test drive...probably do that on Thursday. Of all the bikes I've sat on the Vee seems to fit me best.

I wasn't shadowed, although I know what you mean. They were short handed, so I had to ask for a sales person which ended up being a young kid from the parts counter.

I called about the one at D&B. It's on consignment. I'll probably look at this bike first since they want $5500 and it has lower miles. I doubt they'd be interested in a trade but we'll see.
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Beaudry has been sitting on this bike for a few years now..

I had an 03 1000 and loved it. I sold mine for alot more than Beaudry is asking.

Now I have an 07 DL1000. Once you get out and ride you will love the bike.
Handling and power is great.

I have done lots of long days and long trips on mine and ride aggressively.
Dale the owner @ D&B motors is a decent guy to work with also.

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Yes, I'm in the Spokane Valley. I looked at the D-B bike to maybe purchase and design some accessories around.


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Beaudry has been sitting on this bike for a few years now..

I had an 03 1000 and loved it. I sold mine for alot more than Beaudry is asking.

Now I have an 07 DL1000. Once you get out and ride you will love the bike.
Handling and power is great.

I have done lots of long days and long trips on mine and ride aggressively.
Dale the owner @ D&B motors is a decent guy to work with also.
That's what I thought...seems like they've had this bike for sale a long time. Wonder why? Price? Something wrong with it?
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Nothing is wrong with it... Other than It is an 03 and Yellow..?

They are mostly a BMW and Sport bike shop...

They are very nice about letting you take a test ride where most other shops won"t.

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What kind of things should I look for on these older bikes? Mechanical/electrical issues?
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