new member. - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Curious A place for those that are thinking about buying a V-Strom to ask V-Strom owners questions

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 08-10-2009, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waco, Texas USA
Posts: 3
new member.

Been looking at the Stroms both 650 and 1000 for a while and came across
a dl1000 without the fairing...

Shop said aftermarket fairing would be $300 and stock would be $750...

The bike must have gone down pretty hard to destroy the fairing, the LH hardguard was rashed pretty bad and the end of the LH muffler had some rash also...

The rest of the bike looked good.

It what areas should I look for additional hidden damage?

Is the shop owner about right on the fairing replacement prices?

What kind of aftermarket fairing would fit on a Strom?

Thanks for the help...
jsb223 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 08-10-2009, 09:52 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Warhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: North Texas
Posts: 2,117
Welcome to the forum!

Can you snap a picture and post it for us to look at? That would help with damage assessment. Is the entire fairing missing, or just the side panels? Are the original headlights there? What about turn signals? Windshield? How much is he asking for it? What year is it?

I've NEVER heard of aftermarket fairings for the Strom. I would ask to see exactly what the shop owner is talking about before I even considered moving forward. Unless you like project bikes and all that they may entail, I wouldn't even consider buying a crashed bike. Ask to see the title. The bike may have been "totaled" by the previous owner's insurance company. If it is COMPLETELY fairingless, you're looking at around $2300+. That's assuming that the stock headlights are still there and that you plan on doing all the work yourself to save on labor costs.

Last edited by Warhammer; 08-10-2009 at 09:55 AM.
Warhammer is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 08-10-2009, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waco, Texas USA
Posts: 3
Low mileage < 9k 05 model I think might be 06

The instrument cluster is there...

No fairing at all...no stock headliights...

Homemade bracket rigging make shift lights and blinkers to make it legal...

Clear title as there was no insurance company payout...

The front is pretty "madmax" looking...

Rest of the bike is really clean...
jsb223 is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old 08-10-2009, 06:44 PM
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Fresno, Calif
Posts: 281
I would check that the forks are straight. They bend very easily in a moving crash.
Fredeich is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 08-10-2009, 08:35 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Warhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: North Texas
Posts: 2,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsb223 View Post
Low mileage < 9k 05 model I think might be 06

The instrument cluster is there...

No fairing at all...no stock headliights...

Homemade bracket rigging make shift lights and blinkers to make it legal...

Clear title as there was no insurance company payout...

The front is pretty "madmax" looking...

Rest of the bike is really clean...
In the condition you describe, you are looking at about $3200 in parts (no labor included) to put that bike back together. That's also not including fixing the scraped up exhaust. Kelly Blue Book trade value for that bike is $4185 in GOOD condition. If you could get that bike for $1000 or less, it might be worth the risk that there is more damage (tweaked forks, tweaked frame, engine damage, etc...) than you can see up front. Personally, I would walk away from it for any more than a grand.
Warhammer is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 08-10-2009, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waco, Texas USA
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warhammer View Post
In the condition you describe, you are looking at about $3200 in parts (no labor included) to put that bike back together. That's also not including fixing the scraped up exhaust. Kelly Blue Book trade value for that bike is $4185 in GOOD condition. If you could get that bike for $1000 or less, it might be worth the risk that there is more damage (tweaked forks, tweaked frame, engine damage, etc...) than you can see up front. Personally, I would walk away from it for any more than a grand.
they are asking more than that...quite a bit more...

I'll keep looking...

Thanks...
jsb223 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 08-10-2009, 11:17 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Warhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: North Texas
Posts: 2,117
Used V-Stroms can be had at pretty fair prices. There's no need to buy a kit bike unless you're really into that. Good luck on finding the right Strom. Check on the Two Wheeled Texans forum. I've seen some nice Stroms for sale there before.
Warhammer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome