Originally Posted by Vanhalen1985
... I have decided to follow the advice of many of you and hold out for a lightly ridden used DR. If after a few weeks this appears fruitless then I will reconsider my bid for a new one ....
Not directly relevant for you, but I was looking for a newish lightly-used DR650 but they were asking in the high $4-5000 range. Here in Ontario the list is about $6300 with about $500 for Frt/PDI. A dealer in Toronto was trying to clear out his last '12 model for $5499 so I called and offered $5000, including Frt/PDI. He said that was too low but would call me back. The next day he phoned and said he'd take it if I gave a deposit over the phone (Visa). I picked it up last week and have about 1000 Km on it already. This isn't much in AZ terms but this was our ride last weekend:
A "No Winter Maintenance" road near Creemore, Ontario Nov 4, 2012
BTW, we expect to make it to Tucson again this winter (Jan-Apr), so look forward to renewing friendships with the RG group.