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Old 10-25-2012, 08:10 AM   #70471
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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, 08:22 AM   #70472
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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, 08:35 AM   #70473
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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, 08:46 AM   #70474
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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, 09:22 AM   #70475
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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, 09:29 AM   #70476
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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, 09:32 AM   #70477
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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, 11:09 AM   #70478
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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, 11:16 AM   #70479
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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, 11:37 AM   #70480
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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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Old 10-25-2012, 11:49 AM   #70481
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8,500 miles is broken
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Not if it's 8500 miles I've put on the bike.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:53 PM   #70482
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I noticed in the service manual that the Swiss/Austria versions of the DR have an ON/OFF switch for the headlights (on the right handlebar).

Anyone know where I can pick up one of these Euro-version switches? (I'm in the states)

I hate not being able to turn the lights off!
Check here http://www.cmsnl.com/suzuki-dr650-19...rh_3720032e00/
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:30 PM   #70483
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Battery!

I had heard in this thread some time ago about Ballistic Batteries, the American-made alternative to the Shorai. The battery in my FZ1 was about dead, so I ordered one for it and it arrived today. WOW, very impressed. The new battery (8 cell) is maybe 1/4 the size of the stock battery (which isn't even as big as the DR650's battery) and weighs about 2 lbs, compared to almost 10 lbs for the stocker. Very, very slick.

I'm going to put one of these in my other bikes in the near future. They list the DR650 as taking an 8-cell too, but I looked at the specs, and a 12-cell will fit, so I'll go with one of those for extra capacity, especially given all the accessories that I run. My KLX is said to take a 4-cell, but the 8-cell is still smaller than its stock battery, so I'll do that for it.

Only downside I can see so far is that the Battery Bug doesn't work with these batteries. The first time I started the bike, the BB dropped to 0% life remaining and started beeping incessantly, thinking the battery was shot. I reset it and tried it again, same result, even though the battery was still showing 13.1V after the first start. Oh well.

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:07 PM   #70484
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Mighty DR650 owners.... I'm in need of some pre-purchase advice or opinions!

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.
I got my '08 with 800 miles on it in '09- basically a brand new bike.

It now has 52,500 miles, and is still going strong. Very reliable bike.

I'd jump on that '08 if I were you. 8,500 miles is a low mileage DR, especially a street ridden bike.

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #70485
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Your prices kill me. I paid $6k for a 2008 with 4,000km.

Prices here are ridiculous, here's a 2004 DR650 with 96,000km yes Ninety Six thousand for the princely sum of $5,000

http://www.teammoto.com.au/used_bike...tock_id=214091
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