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If there's another current, relevant thread like this, please feel free to reference it.

Just got the bad news - my '09, which has just over 66K mi on it, appears to have a spun rod and, given the expense and mileage, I'm not likely to attempt a repair. It's too bad because I still love that bike.

But - I'm all in for a leftover '15 or '16 if I'm going to have to get a new one. I'm in CA and was hoping to hear what others have paid out the door recently.

OR - I'd be OK with a lightly used '15 or '16 if someone were senselessly thinking of parting with theirs. (I think any out of state bike would have to have 7500 mi on it in order to get it tagged here in CA - is that correct?)

Thanks for any info you can offer.
 

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If there's another current, relevant thread like this, please feel free to reference it.

Just got the bad news - my '09, which has just over 66K mi on it, appears to have a spun rod and, given the expense and mileage, I'm not likely to attempt a repair. It's too bad because I still love that bike.

But - I'm all in for a leftover '15 or '16 if I'm going to have to get a new one. I'm in CA and was hoping to hear what others have paid out the door recently.

OR - I'd be OK with a lightly used '15 or '16 if someone were senselessly thinking of parting with theirs. (I think any out of state bike would have to have 7500 mi on it in order to get it tagged here in CA - is that correct?)

Thanks for any info you can offer.

I thought the same thing about the 7500 miles before being able to register an out of state bike. But a new member here just bought a 2015 or 16 in Arizona and registered it in Cali. Seems if the bike is a 50 State Emissions bike which the Versys is now theres no issue which is good because we pay way more here in Cali than most for bikes...
 

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nos '15 lt

almost bought a new '15 from a dealer in lufkin, tx. you'd just need a bill of sale, so as not to pay sales tax and registration in texas. you'd wait until you return to cal. and title and registr the machine. there was also a good deal in las vegas. it was $5500+dealer crap, so out the door about $5900.
the only'problem' would be you'd have to ride the bike through beautiful country, back to your home. tough duty.
fun problem to have. if you need help riding, jsut let me know.
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I know I'm a long way out here in Ohio, I just bought a new 2015 650abs for 6300.00 plus $249.00 doc fee. And I had been to the motorcyle show in Cleveland Ohio and a Kawasaki rep gave me a Kawasaki kash coupon for $500.00 off a new bike so that paid my state sales tax.
 

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Many deals out there for a new 2015 for $7000 out the door. I just bought a pristine 2015 with 2k miles and $500 in upgrades for $6000 last month. Good luck.
 

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One other thing,when the dealer advertises a 2016 650lt on cycle trader for $7045.00 it actually turns out to be about $8500.00 out the door!
 

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I thought the same thing about the 7500 miles before being able to register an out of state bike. But a new member here just bought a 2015 or 16 in Arizona and registered it in Cali. Seems if the bike is a 50 State Emissions bike which the Versys is now theres no issue which is good because we pay way more here in Cali than most for bikes...
I've seen some deals around Vegas, but figured I couldn't. That gives some good fly/ride options....Vegas airfare can be found pretty cheaply if you play your cards right. (please pardon the pun) Thanks for the info!
 

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almost bought a new '15 from a dealer in lufkin, tx. you'd just need a bill of sale, so as not to pay sales tax and registration in texas. you'd wait until you return to cal. and title and registr the machine. there was also a good deal in las vegas. it was $5500+dealer crap, so out the door about $5900.
the only'problem' would be you'd have to ride the bike through beautiful country, back to your home. tough duty.
fun problem to have. if you need help riding, jsut let me know.
bob
Ha...thanks, Bob. I hope to get myself into just that kind of tough duty ASAP. Have to badger some locals first, though. Thanks!
 

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Many deals out there for a new 2015 for $7000 out the door. I just bought a pristine 2015 with 2k miles and $500 in upgrades for $6000 last month. Good luck.
I got my '09 in July of 2010 for $7K out the door. 6.5 years later, with less 'unique looks' and more bags I'd feel pretty good about $7600 OTD but I don't know if anyone will bite on that quite yet...might get a little more urgent by May or so?
 

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Thanks Exchinarider for the tip about Cycletrader. I'm in Central CA and willing to go north, south, east or west for a better deal....all part of the game and all good by me.
 

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I've seen some deals around Vegas, but figured I couldn't. That gives some good fly/ride options....Vegas airfare can be found pretty cheaply if you play your cards right. (please pardon the pun) Thanks for the info!

Yep, If i would have known sooner i would have got a Versys 1000 out of state and saved some cash. But i got a good deal for Cali got $3300.00 off the price. But when they boost the shipping and dealer cost up $2600.00 it sucks.
 

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UPDATE - so, yeah....engine is shot, but there's an MC salvage place in Fresno that my mechanic trusts. If they have a gen 1 engine or can get ahold of one, I'll have the engine swapped out for about $600 or so. Whether I keep it or sell it, it's worth a lot more to me running that not. Pretty sure I'll sell it (fully disclosing all the details to the new owner).

Keep hollering back with any thoughts on what kind of offer anyone thinks a dealer would accept for a '15 or '16. Does anyone think $7600 is enough or am I dreaming?
 

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the otd price is vegas was verified by me. can't remember the lady's name that was the salesperson, but the deal was legit. $5900 for a '15 LT.
 

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UPDATE - so, yeah....engine is shot, but there's an MC salvage place in Fresno that my mechanic trusts. If they have a gen 1 engine or can get ahold of one, I'll have the engine swapped out for about $600 or so. Whether I keep it or sell it, it's worth a lot more to me running that not. Pretty sure I'll sell it (fully disclosing all the details to the new owner)....
Don't forget that the Ninja 650 engine is nearly identical (just a few more horsepower), or a "cop motor" as jdrocks calls them....
 

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I let my 2015 Green LT go for $4600 bucks... it was such a beautiful bike but needed the room in my garage. At least I took the beautiful Corbin seat off and put the stock back on before selling. I'm working on selling the seat now.
 

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Wow, that was a steal. That extra real estate in the garage was expensive to buy. Hopefully the new room is filled with another bike.
 
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