I started looking for a new or new to me bike a couple months ago and originally had a budget of "about" $3500.
The budgets changed multiple times - but started looking at Honda XR650L's and then Kawasaki KLR's and then KTM's and now 800GS. (My budgets change frequently with vehicle purchases)
I really like the looks of the 800GS and, to be honest, would use it probably 85/15 (hiway/gravel roads).
I know there may be bikes more suited to 85/15 - but my question is more about the reliability of the 800GS.
Im looking at a 09 800GS with approx 19,000 kms which is apparently like new... TBD
The bike is still under BMW factory warrantly until 4/13.
What should I look for on this model/year? (besides the obvious - I've had bikes before).
What are the common issues with this model?
Any insight is appreciated!