Satos are a super quality and make much better overall power than the D&D.
They also sound really nice, throaty and deep.
10K miles on these bikes is nothing unless those were 10K miles of being flogged to death.
10K miles is barely over half-way to it's first valve adjust check.
Both the '05 and '06 are the same color (black), so it's up to which is the better deal.
You'll have fun either way.
I have a big problem choosing which RC to buy. The 06 has 7k more miles than the 05 however the 06 has more mods and a better exhaust system. In addition the 05 is a California Ed. The 06 will cost about $1000 more.
If you don't live in California, you can remove the CA hardware.
So that's not a show stopper.
Both bikes sound like they're in decent shape.
So you may have weigh the pluses/minuses between the two and select the better price/performance bargain.
If the 06 has mods you would wanna make anyway, then what's the value of that vs. sourcing and buying those parts later? General rule of thumb on the used aftermarket upgrades like PC, rearsets, handles, is they will cost about 50 -75% of brand new. But you can get good stuff, just might have to wait a bit for it to pop up for sale.
my 2 cents...
Don't let an exhaust make a decision on wether you buy these bikes. To some people the difference beteween 3,000 miles and 10,000 miles is a whole season's worth of riding.
I bought my second RC last October bone stock and Satos fell right into my lap...
Either way good luck and ride safe.
Like madbuyer said, dont buy a bike because of the exhaust. check them both out, see which one is in better shape, which has been better taken care of, and what the better deal is. Mods are always a plus if they are what you plan on doing anyway. will save you moneya nd work in the long run. Parts are rare and are getting even more sparse for this bike, so it is a plus.
As far as the two exhausts, Sato is the prefered and popula exhaust for this bike. puts up the best numbers and sounds better then most. They are pretty hard to find these days.
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Hey Tex, I will toss my hat into the ring and agree with the other guys about not letting the exhaust be the determining factor. Depending on where you are in Texas, D&D may be a better choice over all for you IF you plan on any Dyno or Mapping work being done.
If you go through a shop that sells D&D, they can arrange for you to take your bike over and have it Dyno'd and mapped at D&D.
For me living 15 minutes from D&D and running D&D exhaust I will find it helpful after I buy my PCIII USB and get some of the other soft mods done.
Hope my $.02 helped...if not, go with what Sub say's....;-)