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I am looking to purchase my first bike this weekend...

Have been looking at either a GS500F or an SV650S
Saw a few that I am interested in, and was wondering if there prices are good deals..

2005 GS500F w/ 15,500 miles for 2200
2004 GS500F w/ 9000 miles for 2300
2009 GS500F w/ 13000 miles has been dropped a few times 2300 (fairings have been sanded and repainted / engine covers scratched up)
2006 SV650S w/ 13000 for 2600

Seeing as all of these four bikes are in the same price range, Im stuck on which one I should buy.

Any suggestions?
 

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If you're close to Jax come buy this one. I'm ready to move this thing.

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If not, the SV looks like a good deal as long as it's not beat up.
 

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I'm about 3 hours south of Jax..

Think I'm gonna go for the '05 with 15,500.
Owner is a mechanic and has records of all the maintenance done.
Valve adjustment every 4k and Oil change every 3k
 

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The sv is the best deal of those.

And valve adjustment every 4k? That's like 3-4 times as often as it needs to be done. At 15k, it's barely even due for its first adjustment.
 

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I would say for a first bike, sight unseen the 05 is the most promising. Can't go wrong with a GS500 for a first bike. I am over 150k miles on my GS and going strong.
 

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I would definitely go with the sv. And that's a great price.


150,000 miles on a gs 500?? Cough cough I call bs
GStwin GS500 Page

I hardly have the highest mileage GS out there. As for racking up the miles, I had a 100 mile commute (round trip) 5 days a week for 3 years. Do the math.
 
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