I found this bike in our local classifieds - here's the description:
2005 DL650 with 6400 miles asking $4,800.00
This is 2005 Suzuki v-strom. This is a great motorcycle for just about every type of riding. Has plenty of power, handles great,and economic doing it. I am selling because I have a very long and steep driveway and it is not very safe on 2 wheels. It has not been ridden more than 50 miles in the last couple of years. It is in perfect shape other than where it had fallen over on my driveway.It has some light scratches on the cowling and the turn signals are cracked and repaired with super glue and gorilla tape.The shift lever was broken and is repaired.
OK - the bike has low mileage, but the super glued and Gorilla taped parts need to go as does the "repaired" shift lever. Needs a new front tire as the old one is probably cupped out.
Obviously this machine has been sitting for a few years. If it was undercover that's a plus and can live with a few minor scratches
My main concern is the oil probably hasn't been changed in a couple of years and the fuel has probably turned to water or worse. If I get this machine I'd immediately change the oil, drain the fuel system and add a can of Seafoam with a new tank of gas.
Currently I have a 2005 KLR 650 and I spent all winter doing preventive maintenance on. After adding, lowering links, a 16 tooth sprocket, and a Corbin seat, I just about have the KLR where it needs to be for me. Only problem is that it's a thumper and I ride a lot more on blacktop than I do dirt.
If I could get this bike for under $ 3,200.00 I could probably keep my KLR. I haven't seen the bike yet and have no idea how desperate the current owner is for cash.
Comments and suggestions in a hurry would be appreciated.