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The seller is asking $3,500, is this a good deal? Also, how many miles will these things go before running into problems?
 

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Hi Gerrs

No idea of pricing in your local area but as to your supplementary question, this may come in handy:

eBay link :wink:
 

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I would also consider that a bit high for a 650 with that many miles. The bike will do more, I've got almost 97,000 on my 07 but you will start having to replace some parts fairly soon. That is not too bad if you do the work yourself but if you are paying someone else to do it then it can get expensive especially if you have to have work done on the CVT.
 

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He's asking way too much. I had a 2007 650 that I bought new(last year's model at the time) for 7300 including taxes, title, registration etc. The seller is nuts if he think it holds that much value w/ 64k registered and 6 years old.

My current ride is an 05 650. Bought it for 3500 with 13k registered.
 

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I agree it is a bit high, but have seen some older ones go for more. That being said, I see most of the bikes with 30k+ miles going for around $3500.

Here is my analogy(if the CVT goes, then it gets parted out and that will yield about $1500, so the loss would be the rest of the cost and in this case around
$2000. If your riding enjoyment equaled $2,000 then you are even.) I will be selling my 07 650 with 36k miles and I will put it at $3,000 which is where it should sell fast with no haggling. The price for the Burgman you are considering is a little high but consider if it has an aftermarket windsheild, trunk, cruise, etc... If you pay $3,000 then go pay $1,000 in extras you are at $4,000. The price is high, but the lowest I have seen an 05 and later 650 sell for is $3000. I tend to watch all the ebay auctions for final pricing to see where the trend is.
 

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Absolutely not , IMHO that is a terrible deal . First off that is way to many miles for that price , I wouldn't pay more than $1,500 for it . I doubt if a dealer would pay him more that $1,200 for it , and that’s on a good day . I am a collector / dealer , so I know a little bit about bike prices . What we have presently is the best buyer’s market , and at the same time the worst seller’s market in my life time . I have several bikes in my stable and just added a 650 burg , a one owner 06 with 4800 miles and a few scratches that I already took care of . Other than a few scratches it’s pretty much like new . Price ? $3,000 . Here is some thing very important to remember when buying or selling used vehicles , asking prices are more times than not , not selling prices . In other words , asking ain’t getting . On my local Craigs list I see burgs that have been there for a year or more , one thing they all have in common is their asking price is to high for this market . This is not Burgman specific , it’s all scooters and motorcycles . Be patient grasshopper and don’t be afraid of offending a seller with a so called low ball offer , most people ask more than they really expect so they have a little wiggle room . Also the longer that seller has had his bike for sale , the more a appeal a cash in hand offer has .

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^^^ I never play any 'jack up the price so you can come down' games. I put up a good deal, and I stay there. People will call if your price is fair, maybe some will be disappointed it is firm, but it gives me a chance to talk about it, or show them the unit. All my toys are super clean and in great condition, so I have nothing to hide, and when I do fall upon a lemon, I trade it. Small town honesty still goes a ways :thumbup:
 

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I just bought a 2006 Burg 650 2 months ago for $3200 and 13,500 miles on Craigslist. Tires 70%. I thought that was a good deal. Seller started out at $3800.
That 07 with 64k miles is not worth $3500 IMHO. Maybe $2200. Motorcycles depreciate faster than cars. I have owned over a dozen different bikes over 30 years. All were used, newer model machines in great shape. The highest mileage machine when I bought it was the Burgman. Be patient, and watch craigslist. When a good price comes up, be ready to buy because the low priced ones don't stay long.
IMHO, add on accessories add very little unless they are something you would have added anyway. I allow about 30% of an accessories value to the price of a machine and that is for something I want. For me an accessory has to be functional, like a back rest, bigger windshield ect. Otherwise I give little additional value to accessories. Bling accessories have almost no value to me.
I like buying bikes 3-5 years old. Depreciation has taken its heaviest toll but if I want to resell few years later, they are still fairly modern and have decent resale. Bikes over 10 years old are harder to sell.
IMO, Suzuki"s failure to evolve and modify the Burgman, really hurts the sale of the new or near new bikes. Why would I want to buy a 2010-2011 used model when a 2007-2008 model (excellent condition and very low mileage) can be bought for $2-3000 less? Other than color, there are minimal differences between a 2005 and 2012.
 

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What TheReaper said. He joined BUSA just in time to impart his wisdom. Take it as a sign.
 

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And for all the beating down of prices, currently, this 06 650 has a bid of $4,050 and it has 13,000 miles. Sometimes it just does not make sense. I would be removing the reserve before another minute goes by.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2006-Suz ... 19dd821593

Price is all relevant.
 

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eBay bids do not equate to a sale.
 

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Just remember, the next morning after you buy whatever Burgman you choose, you have to be comfortable with the purchase you made. That is what tells you that you made a good deal.
 

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I end up with buyer's remorse any time I spend over about $100 for anything, regardless of how good a deal it is. Must be all these years of poverty that drive that feeling but it's still there. One thing it does do is teach you to take good care of the things you own while you own them.

I love my used Burgie 650. I bought it two years ago with 33K on the clock, it's an 07 and it came with full Givi boxes, two new tires on and two on the floor, a Givi windshield, and a totally rebuilt drive train (by a factory tech/dealer). I paid $3500 for it and have put about 10K on it and am just now feeling comfortable that it's not going to leave me stranded. It's actually, after 45 years of riding everything from a Honda 360T to several Harley projects to a Goldwing, the best ride I've ever had. Of course my wants and needs have changed over the years but it works for me.

I would worry about the miles on that 650. You WILL be putting money into it going forward just to keep it running and the cost could be prohibitive. Myself, I'm waiting for automatic transmission technology to spread and develop and I'll then pull the trigger on a litre sized motor on a touring bike and call it done. This is just my opinion of course but I do think I'd look for lower miles so you can enjoy your ride. Dead Burgmans are hard to push...
 
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