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post #1 of 7 Old 08-11-2010, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at a 2002 Vee with 71k miles...

I just sold my Goldwing and planned to jump over to a Vee in the late winter/early spring of next year. I noticed a Vee local to me on Craigslist for $2500 with 71k miles on the clock. From the pics the guy has of the bike it looks like he's taken it to the other coast at least once.

Here's some text from the ad:
"This past Spring I replaced the clutch slave cylinder, air filter, Internal fuel filter and strainer. I have a new chain that I've yet to install. Tires have approximately 2,500 miles on them. Needs rear brake pads.

Extras include a Givi top case, Suzuki center stand, Acerbis hand guards, heated grips, volt meter, Russel Day-long custom seat, Givi crash bars/engine guards, Amotostuff aluminum skid plate and accessory power outlet. I'll also include a (huge) magnet mount Teknic tank bag and soft side saddle bags (pictured below). Bike is wired for a trailer and has separate relay (powered by ignition) for additional accessories. Battery was replaced last year."

The price seems kind of low to me, and makes me wary of how rough she might be, since he doesn't mention anything about it's appearance.

Does it sound like I should drive out and take a look at her, or should I just wait until next spring and drop twice as much on a lower mileage bike (which I'm fine with.)

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-11-2010, 03:46 PM
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-11-2010, 04:56 PM
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There's a low-mileage creampuff out there with your name on it. Unless you're really tight on budget, I'd get something newer with far fewer miles. There are a LOT of bikes for sale these days.

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post #4 of 7 Old 08-11-2010, 10:02 PM
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If you ride less than 5K miles per year it may be worth considering such an inexpensive bike. But if you put serious mileage on year in and year out I'd be inclined to look for a lower mileage bike that hasn't been towing trailers.


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post #5 of 7 Old 08-12-2010, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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So noted.

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post #6 of 7 Old 08-12-2010, 04:58 PM
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Thats a lot of expensive accessories. So you buy it. It blows up. You have lots of Farkles and a spare bike for parts left over. I would look at it and ride it.
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The 1st 70,000 miles are always the best!
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