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DL650 2,825 63.84%
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:01 PM   #2251
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Times when I find a bike that already has all or a lot of the Farkles I'd add myself, I'm usually willing to spring a few extra bucks cause I know I'd be spending more than that to put the Farkles on myself. Not to mention the time I'd spend doing so on top of that.
That's very true, and that thought has already crossed my mind. About the only things I'd add to this one are a different windscreen (maybe...need to play with the adjustment on it), and heated grips. Everything that's there is something I would have added anyway in one form or another.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:15 PM   #2252
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Bottom line: looking for feedback on a dealer's asking price, and what you all think my target should be.

'09 WeeStrom, no ABS. 9800 miles, excellent condition. It looks like it has never been off pavement. Tires look to be fairly fresh, Jesse panniers, Givi top case, AdventureMoto bash plate, Givi engine guards. Runs great, feels solid. Talking with the dealer, they said it was an older husband and wife who had nearly identical Wee Stroms, same mileage, and traded them both in on a Scrambler and a Bonneville.

Dealer is asking $6850. NADA says average retail is $6486. What do you think?

Here's the actual bike. Thanks in advance!

For $400 over NADA, you're getting better than $1400 in accessories. If the bike is in excellent condition, it's a steal of a deal IMHO.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:33 PM   #2253
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It's an OK price if those are all the farkles you want, that setup is tedious (showing average price is $6K in my hood and NADA tends to be high IMHO). If they aren't, then I'd move on as there is a glut of pre-2012 650's out there on the cheap, at least in NY. 9.8K...30K, not much difference if basic maintenance was performed, but can shave a pretty penny off the asking price
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:58 PM   #2254
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You can get a better deal. Just have patience. Or talk him down however you see fut. My .02

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Old 05-02-2013, 09:20 PM   #2255
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It's an OK price if those are all the farkles you want, that setup is tedious (showing average price is $6K in my hood and NADA tends to be high IMHO). If they aren't, then I'd move on as there is a glut of pre-2012 650's out there on the cheap, at least in NY. 9.8K...30K, not much difference if basic maintenance was performed, but can shave a pretty penny off the asking price
Around here, I don't see them used very often. The listings I've seen lately seem like the price is in the ballpark...not a screaming bargain, but not sky high either. There's one listed a few hours away for less, but add on the stuff that's on this one, and I'd go past the asking price for this one. And I would have added almost all of the existing stuff that's on there, or a variation of it. The Jesse panniers are great...I would have likely gone with a lower-priced hard pannier, so the Jesse's are a bonus. Not as thrilled with the top box...I wouldn't have bought that particular one, but I do like top boxes for running around without the panniers.

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You can get a better deal. Just have patience. Or talk him down however you see fut. My .02

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Thanks for the input. There will be bargaining...we'll see what happens.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:05 PM   #2256
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Feels like the bike responds well, but don't have much of a basis of comparison. I put the brace on before riding. Have ridden on road and dirt. Both smooth and predictable. Even powered sideways at low speed. Front stayed steady. The brace blends in nicely, looks factory. Very easy install.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:22 AM   #2257
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Put some Loctite on the two bolts that connect the fairing frame to the main frame. Suzuki used thread locker on a stupid number of bolts but missed those somehow. It's a much different bike with suspension improvements. Add a better shock, stiffer fork springs with a cartridge emulator and a Scotts Steering stabilizer and it's still a lot cheaper than a GS. If you total the bike in the boonies, take the shock and stabilizer off.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:52 AM   #2258
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I ride an 04 1k

I added a Fork Brace, The Scott's damper off my dirt bike and changed the Dog Bones on the Linkage to raise the Bike.

Been holding off on the suspension upgrades because of MONEY.. Really want to do the suspension but I have no complaints with how she functions now... If the suspension was reasonably priced I'd a done it by now..
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:40 AM   #2259
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Put some Loctite on the two bolts that connect the fairing frame to the main frame. Suzuki used thread locker on a stupid number of bolts but missed those somehow. It's a much different bike with suspension improvements. Add a better shock, stiffer fork springs with a cartridge emulator and a Scotts Steering stabilizer and it's still a lot cheaper than a GS. If you total the bike in the boonies, take the shock and stabilizer off.

GW, are you using a Race Tech Rear Shock? I'm interested in one and see that they are 1k...

Can you offer any feedback?

Thanks
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:08 PM   #2260
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I just replaced the rear spring on my dads 03 with the stiffest eboch spring for $365 parts and labor for fathers day. He is 6'8", 350 and says it has made a world of difference. I had the shock serviced, the spring replaced, and a nipple installed to recharge the gas.

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Old 06-28-2013, 03:36 PM   #2261
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Shameless plug for my Strom that is up for sale.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=899533
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:23 PM   #2262
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Netsuke. Nice sounding setup. Thanks for the good info.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #2263
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Is this thread appropriate for 2012 Wees too? I've searched high and low and the only 2012-specific thread is a picture thread.

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Old 07-02-2013, 12:35 PM   #2264
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Reason I ask is I just put a deposit on a used 2012 DL650. It has some minor damage from being laid down, but it checked out fine and rode beautifully. Only thing I care to replace is the stock muffler if somebody has one they've upgraded and care to part with cheaply. :)

I should pick it up on or about July 13th when the rest of my money comes in.

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Old 07-02-2013, 04:04 PM   #2265
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Welcome and lucky you!

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