Oil light comes on and stays on until bike is started (at least on my 07). While I don't personally care for the looks of that seat, it looks like it could be comfy and have heard good things about them (I just swapped my factory seat out for a used Sargent seat that has a similar driver profile -wider flatter bike seat thing. A factory seat could be found pretty cheap used, I think there is one on this site for $50, another local near me for $65 like new) Header is fine, its probably seen some water while being hot is all. Looks like it has a lot of add-ons and if the price is good it might be worth shipping it I think it costs around $500 or so. Its got aux lights which is good for visibility, crash bars, ram mount and aftermarket narrower givi e21 side bags (top loaders).
Price isn't too bad, but a little high IMO, I just pulled it up on cycle trader. Id try to get OTD for 4K personally. A good negotiating tool would be the valve inspection and adjustment due at 14,500 miles. Doubtful its been done and would likely run in the $500 range or a little more but you could probably do it yourself with some of the writeups around. IMO people that farkle up their bikes like that probably maintain them reasonable well, but also use them. I wouldn't let the mileage scare you off though. I just bought mine with 13K and as far as I can tell it runs like a brand new one would. But ya valves would be on the list as well as coolant flush, brake fluid flush, air filter and oil change just depending on what has been done. Check chain sprockets etc. Tires look decent.
BTW with these bikes when protected with crash bars its pretty hard to tell if they have been down. I looked at a few Stroms and they had all been down. Mines been down on both sides according to the scuffs on the factory luggage, everything else looks like new without any scratches on the pegs...They must fall "gracefully" or engineered well considering what can be used for.
Not sure where you live, but if you are near some decent market areas buying from a private party can be a bonus in terms of price and meeting the previous actual owner, and where I am a huge tax savings buying private party. I kind of enjoy the "hunt" though too, and before buying mine I had been looking for awhile before finding the right deal, ubt I wasn't in a hurry because my back-up plan was a new MT09 or a new old stock DL650 2017.
Last edited by Plateauplower; 06-20-2019 at 02:46 PM.