Maybe I just need to save up 20,000 or so for a nice one with little miles. I noticed all the used ones are so raped in miles. Wonder if I am better off getting a 2011 with 50,000 miles on it to see if its for me..
Thats what I did, picked up an 09 that had about 38k on it, paid 10,000 for it. It was clean, the plastics were flawless, it was a nice bike and was loaded with all options. The last owner had only ridden it on highway. I had added a few extras to it in the first few months of ownership, RDL seat, Blackdog pegs etc..
When I went to sell earlier this year (after 18months of ownership) I couldn't give the SOB away. I advertised it on cycletrader, the MOA Marketlace, GSA forums, FB Market place and local advertising outlets etc... I had it listed for 5 months and my price eventually went down to 7500 bucks on some outlets with no, zero, nada, zip, zilch interest. I eventually took 6500 bucks for it on trade for my XR.
So.. heres a little advise.
Before you buy one you better make **** sure your in love with it and not just infatuated because your married to it. Its kinda like that first wife that takes you for half of everything you put into the marriage when you decide to get rid of her. Theres so many of these used bikes out there that getting rid of one.. well I felt like a boat owner. The two happiest days of a boat owner is the day he buys it and the day he sells it. Problem was I couldn't sell it so I had to buy another boat just to get rid of the phuckin thing.
In hind site, I should have withdrawn $5,000 dollars from my bank account and walked out on the street and handed it to the first person I seen and went home. I would be in the exact same position I am today except someone out there would have been happy. Maybe they could have put the money to good use because I sure as **** didnt. Buying that bike was one of the poorest decisions I've ever made.