Once I saw my poor, dead bike, I knew there was no hope of repairing it. And, of course, GEICO totaled it. So I started looking in the paper, online in local showrooms. I had my heart set on another SV650, and I wanted a yellow one. I soon found one on Cycle Trader, near Greenville, SC, less than two hours away. It was a 2005, with only 800 miles. I thought that was a bit suspicious, but called anyway. I immediately liked the sellers, and made arrangements with a friend to take his truck up for a look at the bike. He thought I was jumping into the purchase, but I just felt so good about it: right color, low mileage (he was skeptical), nice folks.
Turned out that there was quite a story behind the bike. Continue reading