Join Date: May 2007
Location: Hermitage/Nashville, TN
I have about a 30" inseam with big fatty legs. I guess I was OK before I lowered the bike, but I went ahead and put 1" lowering links on it anyway. I don't take it off road that much though. I do have the lower seat, which helps.
With my .... um.... fluffy wife on the back I'm closer to flat-footing it. That does cut down on the clearance, but hasn't caused any problems so far.
I've dumped it parking lots a couple of times, only because I let myself get in a situation where the bike started leaning, and I couldn't get a leg out far enough before it was past the point of no return.
That sounds like a reasonable (if not really good) deal for that bike. The Givi bags and racks are a pretty expensive addition. Find out if the valve check has been done though. Might want to ask a dealer what that costs (if you're not up to it) and take that price into account.
Early last year I gave $6500 for a 2005 with 12,000 miles, Givi bags, and fresh rubber. I thought it was a decent deal.
If, by some chance, it's a 2002-2003 you might ask if the clutch basket has been fixed.
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