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I have been looking around at the burgman 650 and silverwing. Finally found a 650 and fell in love with it. price wise was 7700 but it was a 2003. dealer would not budge. found a second dealer that just got a burgman 650 in on a trade and this is where my question comes in. The burg was used for commuting, it has approx 6,000 miles on it. it is a 2004 silver in exc condition (according to the dealer). They are looking for 4900, but I may be able to pick it up for 46-4700. is this a good price? should I wait for the 2005? or find a left over 2004? any help that the group can offer will be greatly appreciated.

charles in MA
 

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I think it's a very good price for the used Burgy. Too bad it makes my 03 650 with 5,500 miles worth that much less.
 

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Where are you from? The price on the used bike doesn't seem too bad, but a lot of us have purchased new 650's for well under 7K. If you want a new one, shop around. I got mine for $6800 even+tax/lic, and I've heard of others who've done even better.

Good luck.

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If it were closer I'd take it for that in a minute. At 6K its just getting broken in good.
 

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charles,

I would check CycleTrader.com to see what used 650's are running in your part of the country. If a dlr within 50 to 100 miles has a new '04 on the floor try subtracting $800-$1,000 from the sticker, add the delivery charge and then add the sales tax and bring that amount in cash. If you are ready to deal and have cash an '04 will be a leftover real soon and the dlr will be tempted. Worked for me.

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I have checked the cycletrader and the prices are up there with the prices around here. kelly blue book states about 6500. they are looking for 4900 for this, but I believe if I walk in, review the bike, and if it is in the condition that they state, sounds good, looks good and the tires are in good shape (if not I will ask them to replace them prior to purchase), I will take out a check and offer 4700 cash, no haggling, none of the "let me check with my manager" stuff. I have been reading the posts and it seems that about 5000 mi is where the tires need replacement. I will make sure that they are in good condition, front/rear bearings are greased...... anything else? oh yes,,, must wear sports protection lol, to hide my hard on while walking in past the bike LOL LOL LOL LOL :lol: :lol: Is there anything else I need to look for, watch for or review prior to purchase?
 

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Wouldn't hurt to ask how much existing warranty is left. When using KBB, I usually look at both the retail price and the trade in price.
 

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no haggling, none of the "let me check with my manager" stuff.
Most sales people on the floor are not authorized to close a deal without manager approval. I dealt directly with the sales manager on the purchase of both my Suzukis. You'll probably want to do the same. But remember, the best way to tell if the sales manager is lying, is if his lips are moving. :wink:
 

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quantumleap said:
I have checked the cycletrader and the prices are up there with the prices around here. kelly blue book states about 6500. they are looking for 4900 for this, but I believe if I walk in, review the bike, and if it is in the condition that they state, sounds good, looks good and the tires are in good shape (if not I will ask them to replace them prior to purchase), I will take out a check and offer 4700 cash, no haggling, none of the "let me check with my manager" stuff. I have been reading the posts and it seems that about 5000 mi is where the tires need replacement. I will make sure that they are in good condition, front/rear bearings are greased...... anything else? oh yes,,, must wear sports protection lol, to hide my hard on while walking in past the bike LOL LOL LOL LOL :lol: :lol: Is there anything else I need to look for, watch for or review prior to purchase?
So thats you handing over the cash and waiting a month for tyres then :wink:

Sorry wee joke, :D apparently the supply chain is kicking in -now and tyres are flowing, although you may wish to review the tyre debate (Paul has fitted Pirellis and finds better performance/ride).

Welcome to the forum by the way! :wave:
 
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