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post #1 of 6 Old 07-09-2010, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Ther is a 2005 Dl650 with 27,500 miles on it for $3900.00. I haven't seen it in person yet but it's the original owner and he says he has all service records since new. It has bags and crash bars and a few other add ons.Anything mechanical to worry about? How many miles are typical before a large repair bill?
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The maintenance record is priceless. With by the book maintenance, over 100,000 miles should be attainable.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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I don't consider that high milage or any reason for concern
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.......over 100,000 miles should be attainable.
Why did you have to use the word, "should"? Now, you have me nervous......

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How many miles are typical before a large repair bill?
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For the sake of comparison, I own a 2007 DL-650, (purchased new), and have 73,000 miles on it. I have done most of my own maintenance, (I am not an experienced mechanic, but I am slowly becoming one; at least on a DL-650), and have, kind-of-sort-of followed the outlined maintenance schedule in the Service Manual. My bike has not led an easy life.

To me, it sounds like a decent deal. As Greywolf mentions, the maintenance records are priceless and I feel illustrate the previous owner's commitment to "do things right" and that he took care of his motorcycle. With the aftermarket parts already in place, you are a step ahead of those of us who purchased our bikes new, (then spent even more money on aftermarket parts.).

There is also an advantage to owning an older version of the motorcycle if you are inclined to do the maintenance work yourself. With pre-2007 models, owners could perform their own Throttle Body Syncronization. After 2007, a dealership has to do it, or you have to purchase an aftermarket diagnostic tool that is necessary to block out a specific sensor to perform the procedure.

(Greywolf, confirm this?).

Change the oil, oil filter and air filter, on a regular basis, and the motor will last over 100,000 miles.

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Ther is a 2005 Dl650 with 27,500 miles on it for $3900.00. I haven't seen it in person yet but it's the original owner and he says he has all service records since new. It has bags and crash bars and a few other add ons.Anything mechanical to worry about? How many miles are typical before a large repair bill?
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Dude; That's not high mileage, it's just broken in. Seriously, have the valve clearance checked and recorded so that you have a bench mark, change oil and filter and flush brakes if they have not been done, and your good to go for another 27000.

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A TBS on a 2007 or later Wee is not a very important item IMHO. It only effects idle and just off idle. I had it done at 40,000 miles an it made a little difference in under 3000rpm smoothness. The difference was 2" of mercury. The bike didn't feel any different over its life before that so it could have been that way for the beginning. The procedure at http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,5731.0.html is good enough if an owner wants a DIY job. I do wonder if a higher rpm TBS may help some bikes that did not get a good job done at the factory but that hasn't been well investigated yet and I'm a much better follower than leader in procedural stuff.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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