2007 XR650L what do you think


15 replies to this topic
  • pgiinc

Posted November 20, 2006 - 09:07 PM

#1

Posted Image

http://cgi.ebay.com/...51523609&rd=1,1

  • jbird710

Posted November 20, 2006 - 09:41 PM

#2

Seems like a decent deal. The "buy it now" price is about $1000 below MSRP and it has a couple of extras that are noticable. Besides the hand guards, it has a smog block off kit installed.

  • Jawmail

Posted November 21, 2006 - 05:32 AM

#3

I bought my brand new 06 for $4999 plus tax. The seat looks old, it's pink ? I'd ask a few questions.

  • Boston Mangler

Posted November 21, 2006 - 05:43 AM

#4

Personally, i would pay the extra to buy a NEW one so that i new the entire history and got a warranty!

Thats my .02

  • noah837

Posted November 21, 2006 - 09:08 AM

#5

the bike looks nice,did they do any carb mod? I bought a new 06 in early october of 06 for 4200 plus tax and tags.good luck on your choice.

  • Motosprtman

Posted November 21, 2006 - 11:47 AM

#6

zoom-zoom-zoom :-) I don't think you could go wrong!

  • Adamsvh67

Posted November 21, 2006 - 02:22 PM

#7

I got mine in october for $5400. 'Course, add all the tax, title, license, state reg. etc, $6142 out the door. If the shipping won't be much, probably decent deal. Otherwise, check with your local dealer. When I drooled and peed a little on mine, he dropped the price...

  • rebelventurer

Posted November 21, 2006 - 04:34 PM

#8

The discolored seat cover makes me think someone used bleach or another harsh chemical to clean it? Looks good other than the seat though, I think I would contact the seller, ask some questions, if I got the right answers would make a reasonable offer, say around $4500.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • squatpuke

Posted November 21, 2006 - 04:36 PM

#9

Got my '07 for $5800 - out the door with 4 yr. warranty for $6400.

  • Phuzzy McPhuzzface

Posted November 22, 2006 - 08:46 AM

#10

The funky color of the seat, I think, is due to the texture of the vinyl, the light source, and most guilty: a bad or poor quality imager in the digicam.

Check this pic from my garage: http://www.thumperta...achmentid=21436

Its from a Sony DSC-P9 4 Mpixel. Takes OK pics, but far from true-to-life.

  • Adamsvh67

Posted November 23, 2006 - 11:09 AM

#11

I like your skid plat Phuzz. Where'd ya get it?

  • Phuzzy McPhuzzface

Posted November 23, 2006 - 12:50 PM

#12

Adamsvh67--

It's a Moose skid for the 650L. I think it cost around $65-70, so kinda pricey, but it seems sturdy.

  • Adamsvh67

Posted November 23, 2006 - 12:54 PM

#13

Right on. Just ordered one from denniskirk. Threw in a larger rear sprocket and oil filter while I was at it.
Thanks
Adam

  • kelleyseiler

Posted November 25, 2006 - 04:40 PM

#14

Hey Noah837 where did you get your bike for that price? If that is really what you paid the dealer took a $600.00 loss:confused:

  • kpatrick

Posted November 25, 2006 - 11:30 PM

#15

It's a great bike for being unchanged for over the last decade. Tech wise, it dates back to the eighties. For the money, one should look at a DRZ400S. You would get a lighter bike with more modern equipment and more power. Honda has been milking this XR650L for way too long. The biggest motorcycle manufacturer should be ashamed for not providing the public with a more modern dualsport.

  • Phuzzy McPhuzzface

Posted November 26, 2006 - 10:36 AM

#16

It's a great bike for being unchanged for over the last decade. Tech wise, it dates back to the eighties. For the money, one should look at a DRZ400S. You would get a lighter bike with more modern equipment and more power. Honda has been milking this XR650L for way too long. The biggest motorcycle manufacturer should be ashamed for not providing the public with a more modern dualsport.


I agree, and really, realllly wish Honda would create a state-of-the-art DS bike(modern, light weight, low-maintenance, great power:weight, etc.), or even a DS line (like a 125/200, 400, and a 600/700). But as it stands, the L is still a good mount, and Honda will continue to make what sells.

Also, look at the market "competition" it has...the DS650 and the KLR650? _Any_ improvement to the L would smoke that market segment.





Related Content

 
x

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.