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post #1 of 5 Old 09-03-2016, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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'05 vs '08

I found two used 650's offered by local dealers. An '05 with 4000 miles (yes, seems strangely low) at $4200 and a '08 with 17k at $5000. On either of these bikes I would look to get out the door for a couple hundred below asking. Assuming they are both stock, no farkles, does one or the other seem like a better deal? (Both are same generation, yes?)


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post #2 of 5 Old 09-04-2016, 12:24 AM
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In 07' they 1st offered the ABS as an option. They also went to twin plug heads and get slightly better gas mileage. If the 08' has the ABS option which was $500.00, that's a real plus. The mileage difference is inconsequential. Personally, I would lean towards the 08'.

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$5k for an 08 with 17k seems a bit high to me.

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$5k for an 08 with 17k seems a bit high to me.


I agree. It's at a dealership that seems to price all its used inventory a bit high.


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