Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
The high mileage on the frame might mean that it may need bearings in the wheels and suspension, plus fork overhaul. No problem if the price accounts for that.
The SV engine has different characteristics from the DL engine. The SV is peakier with more power at the top end. The DL has some of that power moved to the lower rpm range for smoother trail & dirt road riding. What's your preference?
I'd wait, maybe travel, to find a better strom.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero