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post #1 of 10 Old 07-22-2012, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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which used Vee to choose?

Have actively found 3 Vees in my area that are for sale. I want to get one this week and have test ridden them all. Would love input on which one.

For background I am coming off a Honda 599 I've ridden for 5 years. The 1000 is comfortable and going to be good for my needs.

2006 with 56k miles for $4800 - clean with hard cases,, lots of farkles. Seller has had it listed for 2 months I suspect something is wrong because the price has been right.

2006 with 69k miles for $3900 - top case, fork brace, crash guards, skid plate, powercommander, otherwise unmolested. Some maintenance records. Clean title.

2004 with 80k miles for $4900 - powercommander, Leo Vince exhaust, givi top case, custom shock and new motor at 37k. Service work andd receipts available. Salvage title due to theft.

Of them all I liked the 06 with higher miles. Being so close to stock I suppose. The 04 is way beast with the upgrades and tune. All bikes have new/ newish tires, chains, and sprockets.

Any concerns with bikes and the high mileage? I would expect to have to do some servicing on them all and replace wear items as needed.
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Wow,those prices seem very high ( atleast for around here ).I was trying to sell my 07 with 3 bags,custom sest etc with 30,000 miles for $3,500 and had NO takers !!.


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i've noticd the high prices around here in the bay area... the bike i currently own (honda 599) has been sold for up to $6500 at some dealership which is way over the kbb of $3-4500
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I am going to get the mostly stock 06 today
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here she is!

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2006 with 69k miles for $3900 - top case, fork brace, crash guards, skid plate, powercommander, otherwise unmolested. Some maintenance records. Clean title.

Any concerns with bikes and the high mileage? I would expect to have to do some servicing on them all and replace wear items as needed.
It looks good! Having the powercommander and fork brace takes care of the main shortcomings. The "skid plate" is a plastic nose piece which will protect the oil filter from road debris and not a serious off road shield.

If the Vee is running well and maintenance seems up to date, all that's left for you to do is adjust to fit and ride it. If you plan to do your own maintenance, a service manual is the next best investment.

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It looks good! Having the powercommander and fork brace takes care of the main shortcomings. The "skid plate" is a plastic nose piece which will protect the oil filter from road debris and not a serious off road shield.

If the Vee is running well and maintenance seems up to date, all that's left for you to do is adjust to fit and ride it. If you plan to do your own maintenance, a service manual is the next best investment.

definitely going to get a service manual. the bike only had 5k miles put on it in the last 2 years. tires are good, brakes are good (3-4mm front, 2-3mm rear) for now, coolant is fresh.

this was the second cleanest looking Vee i found, the first was double the price but had more miles ironically (all the mods?)
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nice bike, 6 months ago I have $4,750 for my 2005 model Vee. Hard bags, power commander, heated grips, bar risers, wind strom windsheild, corbin seat. It had 25,000 miles on it. I dont think any of those prices were to high or low.

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Happen to be a fellow CMA member?
the church ive been attending in SF is not part of CMA. the church i grew up in was.

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The church I attend has no part of CMA either.

I go to CMA events for fellowship and ministry opportunities tho. We do things like rie the bikes to youth detention centers, hold a mini church service and then let the kids come out and see the bikes. The kids get to attend as a reward for good behavior.

anyway, im off topic.... PMs accepted to continue conversation if wish.
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