Yes I am now a V-Strom owner, officially. After agonizing over the mileage for a couple days I decided to take the plunge. The bike was just in such good shape and he seemed like such a knowledgeable guy I feel like I got a decent deal at $3,000. He also threw in a nice gel seat, a new battery, helped me change the oil and gave me an additional filter, and promised to put together a tool bag from his vast collection of ratchets and the like. All in all I am just happy to be riding again and from the 30 or so miles I've put on it so far I think it will serve me quite well. Thank you for the advice and help, I hope to be a frequent contributer to the forum in the future. Good luck with your search tpullins, if you need any help/advice, not that I know much, feel free to let me know.