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Old 10-25-2012, 08:30 AM   #70426
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The price seems fair... $2700... All stock... No upgrades/mods/farkles... this is ok as I would enjoy setting it up to my preference anyway. It would be an almost even trade for what I'm asking out of my fourwheeler. I have my fourwheeler listed on the flea market in the "other" section (Yamaha Wolverine) if you care to check it.

Thanks folks... I'm hoping to go check out the DR this weekend.

That is outrageous! I can't believe he would even waste your time with such a high number for such an old bike with 8500 miles. I won't stand for this!!! Tell me exactly where the bike is and I'll make sure this villain comes to justice...
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:33 AM   #70427
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Sounds like a good price ($2700).

I have the Screens for Bikes screen too. I had to cut mine down 2" (with the help of a fellow inmate) because of buffeting. I'm 5'8, and the 2" drop made all the difference. I want a Cee Baileys for my FZ1 (18" tall model), but from what I'm reading here, I'm wondering if I should bother. I like the wider nature of it for a bit more winter wind protection. I may end up with the Givi screen instead.

My Vapor weirdness problem has disappeared. Was fine on the ride home yesterday, and the ride back in this morning. Weird. Next time I have time, I'll pull things apart and check the plug caps, put dialectric grease on, etc.

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Old 10-25-2012, 08:59 AM   #70428
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That is outrageous! I can't believe he would even waste your time with such a high number for such an old bike with 8500 miles. I won't stand for this!!! Tell me exactly where the bike is and I'll make sure this villain comes to justice...
+1!

Terrible!


What some people try to slip by the unwary and unknowing.
We must teach that seller a lesson.
Where is that listing anyway?
Craigslist?
Happen to have the phone number handy?


If you don't buy it, many of us will jump at the chance!
For current asking prices check out this site:
http://www.bikefinds.com/suzuki-dr650-for-sale

(wow! only 26 DR's listed today? less than half the usual)
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:04 AM   #70429
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Thanks Rob... Compared to other ads I've been checking out this seems to be an ok deal... plus the guy is willing to trade... That's a big plus.

Also... Tex... Thanks for the response... You'll have to forgive me but I can't tell if you're being serious or not... If serious maybe I need to check the used/for sale ads in Texas... Perhaps Texas is the honey hole for used Dual Sports!! In my region I'm seeing ads for bikes older than 2008 with 10,000+ miles for more than $3000... I wouldn't consider that a deal.

Any other opinions... 2008 stock DR 8,500 miles $2700... Deal or no deal???
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:08 AM   #70430
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Ok... Ok... I'm starting to see that it's a fair deal!! Maybe I make a mistake by asking!!! Hold off on searching it out for a few days... You all might be +1 in the DR club by the end of the weekend! If you steal the deal I may be forced to apply for membership to the XRL club!
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:10 AM   #70431
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Any other opinions... 2008 stock DR 8,500 miles $2700... Deal or no deal???
LOL, sorry man. I bought an '05 recently. 13k, IMS tank, Renazco seat, heated grips, an entire box of spare parts blah blah blah. I paid $2900 and drove to Memphis to get it. Couldnt be happier. Seems like a great deal, plus you get to farkelize it all yourself!! My advice? Don't stop at the red lights.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:22 AM   #70432
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Ok... Ok... I'm starting to see that it's a fair deal!! Maybe I make a mistake by asking!!! Hold off on searching it out for a few days... You all might be +1 in the DR club by the end of the weekend! If you steal the deal I may be forced to apply for membership to the XRL club!
Nothing wrong with the XRL club, but I'd definitely grab that DR if it's still available. It being bone stock like that is actually really nice. No worrying about what mods the PO did to it, and it's much easier to get help from the forums when you have a well defined start point.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:35 AM   #70433
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Sounds pretty good. The miles seem okay too. I bought an 02 with 5xxx miles for 2500 a few months back. It was bone stock, but he gave me an extra chain, sproket, tail bag, battery tender, brake shoes for the front and back and some oil. :)

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Mighty DR650 owners.... I'm in need of some pre-purchase advice or opinions!

I'm in the process of trading my fourwheeler for my first Thumper. I'm looking into a '08 DR650 with 8500 miles. I know that condition, care, and service are the important variables when assessing the mileage of a used bike... But what can you all tell me about 8500 miles on a '08 DR? What type of maintenance should have occurred at this point? Anything I should be concerned about? All I know thus far is that the bike looks clean and the owner says most mileage has been road/commuter... Not trail.

The price seems fair... $2700... All stock... No upgrades/mods/farkles... this is ok as I would enjoy setting it up to my preference anyway. It would be an almost even trade for what I'm asking out of my fourwheeler. I have my fourwheeler listed on the flea market in the "other" section (Yamaha Wolverine) if you care to check it.

Thanks folks... I'm hoping to go check out the DR this weekend.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:46 AM   #70434
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8,500 miles is barely broken in.


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Mighty DR650 owners.... I'm in need of some pre-purchase advice or opinions!

I'm in the process of trading my fourwheeler for my first Thumper. I'm looking into a '08 DR650 with 8500 miles. I know that condition, care, and service are the important variables when assessing the mileage of a used bike... But what can you all tell me about 8500 miles on a '08 DR? What type of maintenance should have occurred at this point? Anything I should be concerned about? All I know thus far is that the bike looks clean and the owner says most mileage has been road/commuter... Not trail.

The price seems fair... $2700... All stock... No upgrades/mods/farkles... this is ok as I would enjoy setting it up to my preference anyway. It would be an almost even trade for what I'm asking out of my fourwheeler. I have my fourwheeler listed on the flea market in the "other" section (Yamaha Wolverine) if you care to check it.

Thanks folks... I'm hoping to go check out the DR this weekend.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:22 AM   #70435
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Any other opinions... 2008 stock DR 8,500 miles $2700... Deal or no deal???

Lordy, yes!

I gave $3400 for my '08 with 4500 miles on it a year ago and drove plumb to Ohio to get it.

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:29 AM   #70436
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Excellent! Thanks everyone... I spoke to the owner and we've arranged a time to meet... As long as he likes the Wolverine and his DR is as described the deal will proceed. I'll let you all know how it goes... Thanks!!!
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:32 AM   #70437
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Mighty DR650 owners.... I'm in need of some pre-purchase advice or opinions!

I'm in the process of trading my fourwheeler for my first Thumper. I'm looking into a '08 DR650 with 8500 miles. I know that condition, care, and service are the important variables when assessing the mileage of a used bike... But what can you all tell me about 8500 miles on a '08 DR? What type of maintenance should have occurred at this point? Anything I should be concerned about? All I know thus far is that the bike looks clean and the owner says most mileage has been road/commuter... Not trail.

The price seems fair... $2700... All stock... No upgrades/mods/farkles... this is ok as I would enjoy setting it up to my preference anyway. It would be an almost even trade for what I'm asking out of my fourwheeler. I have my fourwheeler listed on the flea market in the "other" section (Yamaha Wolverine) if you care to check it.

Thanks folks... I'm hoping to go check out the DR this weekend.
Paid $3500 for stock 08 w/600miles in 2010.
Now have 10K with zero issues.
Ask about oil change intervals (has he done any?) and make sure it's truly stock (nobody F'd with the carb?)
It's just about ready for valve clearance check.
Totally ready for modifications to make it YOUR bike, Procycle is your friend.
Hope you already picked it up cause it's a great deal and the vultures are circling
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #70438
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That's a good deal. I picked up a 2009 a couple months ago with 2400 miles for $3500.00.


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Mighty DR650 owners.... I'm in need of some pre-purchase advice or opinions!

I'm in the process of trading my fourwheeler for my first Thumper. I'm looking into a '08 DR650 with 8500 miles. I know that condition, care, and service are the important variables when assessing the mileage of a used bike... But what can you all tell me about 8500 miles on a '08 DR? What type of maintenance should have occurred at this point? Anything I should be concerned about? All I know thus far is that the bike looks clean and the owner says most mileage has been road/commuter... Not trail.

The price seems fair... $2700... All stock... No upgrades/mods/farkles... this is ok as I would enjoy setting it up to my preference anyway. It would be an almost even trade for what I'm asking out of my fourwheeler. I have my fourwheeler listed on the flea market in the "other" section (Yamaha Wolverine) if you care to check it.

Thanks folks... I'm hoping to go check out the DR this weekend.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:16 PM   #70439
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I paid around $2200 for my '96 with 8600 miles on it two years ago. Was by far the best deal I could find at the time, especially since it had a BMS seat, FCR_MX carb, GSX-R 1000 exhaust, skid plate, highway pegs, OEM rack, and a few other goodies, all of which I wanted. Only real downside was the purple frame, but I don't really mind it. I'm at 24,000 miles now. It'll eventually get a 790 kit. :)

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:37 PM   #70440
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8,500 miles is barely broken in.
Not if it's 8500 miles I've put on the bike.
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