Good Advice .. Have not had any problems finding parts for my 2011 XC.. Haven't found anything yet needed that the 2011 is different from later model XC's although there are probably a few, but will cross that bridge if and when it happens ..Go for it. As mentioned you might have to pay a lot to get parts shipped over to you but no shortage of parts if you stick with later year models. Personally I would avoid buying anything that isn't a 106. Older just doesn't have parts around. They have no obligation to keep parts for anything that was not currently for sale at closure. Used market has most things and new parts for 106 models are available. Some I've read on here from the old parts dude that used to be here they ration it and require Vin verification to get the parts. So you can't assemble accessory add-ons from the parts basically.
Sure are but if you talk to them they use them around town and for shows not extended road trips or as daily riders. Big difference. Guys I talk to at bike shows (in before times when there were bike shows) they are for fun bikes to show and for breakfast rides around town with collector clubs.You know there is still a lot of BSA's and Norton's on the road.
No they don't use them every day. There is a club here that has planned yearly rides. They will do 5 or 6 hundred miles over 2 or 3 days. They have a lot of fun and most of them are getting up in age. But this is the motorcycles they started riding in the beginning. They are collectors mostly and do 90% of their on maintenance. They also haul the scooters to the location they are riding.Sure are but if you talk to them they use them around town and for shows not extended road trips or as daily riders. Big difference. Guys I talk to at bike shows (in before times when there were bike shows) they are for fun bikes to show and for breakfast rides around town with collector clubs.