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post #1 of 16 Old 01-29-2017, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Used vs New on vstrom 650

First I appreciate all the great feed back n all my questions.

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Found a vstrom 650 abs 2013 pretty much loaded with accessories. . Has 18,000 miles on it. Just trying to see if that is a good amount to still purchase or better off to go new ?

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Would be for commuting ( 80-90 miles a day) and touring when able.

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post #2 of 16 Old 01-30-2017, 02:05 AM
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The answer to your question would be, it depends on you, if you HAVE to own a new bike. But seeing that you asked the question, it means that you are having second thoughts. Generally there is nothing wrong with buying a good condition second-hand V-Strom. These bikes, if looked after, are good for extremely high mileages and many smiles getting to that mileage. Search this site for high mileages and read for yourself.
Let's look at the purchase from a financial point of view: new bike + out the door + accessories cost + recalls attended to, vs a used bike that already includes accessories, no hidden costs, has been well maintained and had the two major recalls attended to (no down time). No-one is able to foresee if there won't be a recall for a new bike further down the line, as there was for the Glee?
Guess its up to you to make the call.
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Gert is right these are not sport bikes they're built to last and not likely to get abused. But the answer is individual so it depends on the bike and you.

If you end up getting it make sure recalls are done, the valve recall and the stator replacement. How are the tires on it? chain? It should be half way through at that mileage.

You can check recall on Suzuki sight just punch vin number.
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If the used bike is in good repair and the accessories are ones you like and most likely would add, I'd certainly not rule it out. Its a great opportunity to save some cash. As a barometer my 2013 bought last June came with:

Crash bars
Givi Screen
Oxford heated grips
Center stand

With a touch over 5,000 miles for $5K.
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If the used bike is in good repair and the accessories are ones you like and most likely would add, I'd certainly not rule it out. Its a great opportunity to save some cash. As a barometer my 2013 bought last June came with:

Crash bars
Givi Screen
Oxford heated grips
Center stand

With a touch over 5,000 miles for $5K.
Good points! They do have the accessories I am looking for. Thanks for letting me know your Price. I think they are asking for much more. I need to find out about recalls etc...

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The recalls being done IMHO aren't adding or detracting from the value as Suzuki is currently covering them. If this one doesn't pan out there are plenty of other deals out there. My bike was listed for a fair amount more than what me and the seller agreed on. He did have it for sale for a while so he was ready to more it and I had cash in hand. Used DL's are a buyer market not a sellers.

If this one doesn't work out be patient. Used DL's pop up frequently and as other have stated its not a young mans bike so most of the time they are well cared for and were ridded reasonably.
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Thanks, That makes a lot of sense.

I'll keep my eye out for them. I think If I can get a used one with all the extra's I want. Why not. All depends what comes up
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check Cycle Trader to see what's available. Many dealers ask crazy prices, so take it with a pinch of salt.

And check e-bay completed auctions to see if any sold recently and if so at what price. That's the most realistic indicator.

Plus watch the for sale section here. There are frequently good deals if you have the patience to wait. Once the new bike bug gets someone he needs to sell, your chance.
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Thanks good ideas!
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If the used bike is in good repair and the accessories are ones you like and most likely would add, I'd certainly not rule it out. Its a great opportunity to save some cash. As a barometer my 2013 bought last June came with:

Crash bars
Givi Screen
Oxford heated grips
Center stand

With a touch over 5,000 miles for $5K.
Wow that was an aw some deal! That's what I'm looking for ! Did you buy it from a d alert or did you just get lucky 😎
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