Many thanks to everyone that contributed thus far in helping make a final decision on a bike. Between the three of us, we have decided on the DR650.
Tom and I both happened to find good deals on bikes located in the same place. Boise, Idaho. This weekend, as we are both out of town, my other friend will drive from Seattle to Boise and back (1040 miles round trip) to pick up both bikes in one go. It's going to be awesome.
Here are the details.
Toms Bike, 2008 Suzuki DR650SE 3,200 miles, $3500.
Happy Trails Skid Plate,
Wolfman Enduro Tank Bag,
Wolfman Beta Tail Bag,
Pro Taper Handlebars
We figured the accessories to be valued at just under $500.
My (Alex's) bike, 2006 Suzuki DR650SE 4,300 miles, $3300.
4.9 gal IMS tank + OEM tank
Corbin seat + modified OEM seat for dirt & trail
Acerbis Front Fender + OEM Fender
Moose skid plate
Acerbis hand guards
Large rear rack
Large removable rear case, lockable w/break light. (Holds 2 helmets)
Handlebar risers 2"
Lowered foot peg brackets
14 & 15 tooth front sprockets
Wolfman fender bag
PIAA high intensity low watt headlight bulb
Moose air filter
Shinko 244 Dual Sport tires installed last summer
Magnetic drain plug
Wired for battery tender
GSXR 600 muffler (not installed)
Original tool kit
Parts & Service manual
+ extras, oil/air filters ect.
Side stand kill switch removed.
We figured the accessories to be just under $1600.
In the long run, I am happy with the decision that we agreed upon. Personally I think that I got a screaming deal on the bike, as a 2006 model with 4,300 miles, and the current accessories is a good bike for the money. Tom's bike will need a bit more "farkling" to get it up to par, but it's all part of the process that we are excited to start. As for Kristi, the search continues for her bike, but with the winter approaching, I have no doubt that a sweet deal will pop up.
What do you guys think about the prices paid and the accessories included?