I have been lurking on this site for almost a year, trying to decide whether or not to buy. I read nothing but good here, and pretty good stuff on ADV rider. I have been an off-road rider since I was 7, and "B" class racer for the last few years, racing Hare Scrambles and Enduros. In september of 2009, I had a non-motorcycle injury thay left me with only partial mobility in my left hand and fingers. I can no longer clutch with only my middle and pointer finger, and have to use my whole hand to clutch. So, thus ended my racing career. I know, Rekluse could have helped me. Ill be 40yrs old in the next few weeks, and with a house full of kids, i don't need to be racing anymore.
Needless to say Ive been off a bike for the past 1.5 years. ITS KILLING ME!! With limited budget, and with the experience that you typically get more for your money buying used, ive been trolling craigslist for the past few months. I REALLY want a ktm990, but the used market is still out of my budget. The Bike I want, (Yamaha Tenere, not the super) isnt available in the states.
Thus enter the weestrom. I know its NOT a dirt bike in any fashion, however i need something to get me back to the forest roads of AZ.
I found this posting, and at first it looks intriguing.
2004 DL650 Vstrom for sale
It has some upgraded suspension, skid and engine guards, real pegs. The starts for a seeming decent 50/50 on/off road kinda rig. I am a pretty good wrench, and do all of my own work on bikes and cars. My question is about the windshield. The pics dont show it, so am wondering if anyone can tell from the pics whether the fairing is in good enough shape to mount one. Would a Madstad mount and GIVI screen be all I need What about the broken/scratched plastics. Are they readily available aftermarket or used? I will probably repaint anyway but if mounting pints are broken I may have to replace.
What about the price for this Is it reasonable given the damage? Im almost ready to pull the trigger, but need some more informed opinions.