Hey thanks for that reply fasteddie. I've been doing alot of searching on this and other sites trying to learn more about the couple different used bikes I'm window shopping. I shoulda searched that info on my own, but again thanks. That was helpful.
I sat on brand new, 2016 Versys 650, very nice. Just won't be riding so much that I can justify a brand new bike. It was at my local yamaha/suzuki/kawasaki dealer that I stopped at last week on my way home from a dealer that had a '11 Wee.
The independent bike shop across town had the '11 DL650 V Strom. It was on consignment. Nice enough bike, pretty well equipped. It had been lightly laid down and it had minor scuffs. It's been sitting there since Sept '15. I made a cash offer and store called owner. He wouldn't meet my price, which was about $450 less than asking, I didn't think I was lowballing him.
I was still considering it. Then I asked shop owner if they might throw in a oil change/fluid changes or even at just a discounted price. They balked and said I'd have to pay for any service out of pocket. She said the file showed there hadn't been any maintenance done on the bike. I heard her ask owner on ph, when was last time he had any fluids changed. He said, I thought y'all handled all that for me while my bike was there. They weren't on same page about that. While I was entering my car to leave, she yelled out the door, the owner dropped price $250 more. I'm guessing that was the shop, just trying to make a sale.
I would still want some maintenance done on it before I drove it off. So I guess I'd be giving most that $250 discount back on any maintenance I'd ask to be done. Oh well, my search continues. And that's the only shop I've been to for a used bike. Mostly shopping personal ad ownership for the best deals.
I just think I'd appreciate the newer features on the Wee and Versys bikes I'm looking at now. Although, I still have a very good priced, '06 Honda 919 in my sights, so nothing is off the table.
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