I would like my new bike to be as up to date as possible ....
AFAIK other than the one piece oil filer top assembly and a new air filter cover plastic thing there isn't a nickles worth of difference between an '09 an '11
If it's a 2009, check to see if it had the 3rd gear fix and if so, who did it. Is this Vince's?The new G-5s will have the C-5 tail light and valve covers. The 2009's up to a certain point, had nice boxy valve covers but an ugly brick for a tail light at a stupid angle to boot. I'll PM pictures of mine with modified tail light but the valve covers.The newer one will also have the C-5 right side style engine cover. B-5 maybe?
The new UCE engine in 2009 and up was designed with a good sprag.Again, 09 vs 11 might boil down to paint color preference.
I happen to like my boxy, stupid-angle tail light The oil filter cap, however, has got to go. Cause of much heartbreak and cursing.
I thank all of you for your helpful comments.
After not riding for 9 years I feel a bit intimidated but hopefully with all of the low speed riding I'll have to do to break the new bike in I'll be back in form.
At the moment, I also have that sort of hollow feeling that one gets after putting a large chunk of non-refundable cash down. By next Tuesday I'm hoping that feeling will have gone away.
Before the factory adopted the concept some one did a mod to make the cap a one piece affair. You might search the threads.
We very seldom see used UCE machines for sale,,,,,I think the owners tend to keep them for good reason.