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Old 02-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #16
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The deal on the red one looks good to me if the price was about 700 less. Add some goodies and ride it--ride it--ride it ! The KLR is like a Mule----Get to know it and they will pack what ever you can put on them and not complain !


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Old 02-12-2013, 11:11 AM   #17
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I did that exact same transition, and I even lived about where you live at the time.
I recommend that you skip the KLR and go straight to the V-Strom or something like it, and keep the XL600 for the dirty roads. I agree....if you are going to be road riding more than dirt. I was disappointed with the KLR from minute one, and it's taken me four years to get around to dealing with it. You need to farkle them to your liking & ...bend them into your shape

You know what, I take all that back. KLRs are awesome Yes they are...& can take punishment like none other, & keep on keepin on!, you should buy mine
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:34 AM   #18
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Bought my faded red '06 with 11K miles, new tires, for $2K in Nov 2011. It none of the other farkles on that '07 above

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Old 02-12-2013, 09:21 PM   #19
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What is it with everyone wanting $3300 to $3500 for these bikes. From the sounds of it here and on klr650.net $2700 is about the highest everyone said they would pay for one.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:22 PM   #20
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Seems like I see a lot more deals in other parts of the country. Seems like we aren't in the cheapest bike market when you look at the entire US. But, at least we don't have salt...yet. It's also easy to tell the neglected bikes over here...they're the ones with moss growing on the forks.

Keep track of the ones that sold and condition that they were in and miles. Get your finances and truck ready for an instant reaction to a good deal, and the right one will come along. Miles and condition are the main things I look for in a used bike. Used is fine...it's good in fact, abused is bad...and never a good deal.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:28 AM   #21
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As you probably know, most "ridden" adventure bikes have 1>3K++ in replaced parts/extras on them lifting the price. My '04, KBB is around 2.5K (IIRC), so if i was to sell, the 3K in accessories would mostly come off it before sale.
So, 3K ish is good for a looked after KLR with a few extras! Prob >4K ish for the 2nd gen.

Get on it!! The good one's don't hang around!


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What is it with everyone wanting $3300 to $3500 for these bikes. From the sounds of it here and on klr650.net $2700 is about the highest everyone said they would pay for one.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:46 AM   #22
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Seems like I see a lot more deals in other parts of the country. Seems like we aren't in the cheapest bike market when you look at the entire US. But, at least we don't have salt...yet. It's also easy to tell the neglected bikes over here...they're the ones with moss growing on the forks.

Keep track of the ones that sold and condition that they were in and miles. Get your finances and truck ready for an instant reaction to a good deal, and the right one will come along. Miles and condition are the main things I look for in a used bike. Used is fine...it's good in fact, abused is bad...and never a good deal.
Very true! Alot of bikes up north of us too.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:59 AM   #23
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I bought a $3800 bike and promptly spent about 2K on farkles. Stock ones are LOTS cheaper.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:08 PM   #24
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This looks like it may be a fair deal....?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/mcy/3599818542.html
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:07 PM   #25
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This looks like it may be a fair deal....?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/mcy/3599818542.html
You're right, doesn't look bad to me. Plus includes GPS, a $300+ corbin seat and some nice gear, even if it doesn't fit you could recoup some $'s. Good model year too.

Too bad it's red...those aren't as fast as the black ones ya know
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:12 PM   #26
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:15 PM   #27
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Hi Scott, ya bet me to it.

Datts wot imma bin trian to tel ya!
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:28 PM   #28
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$2300 klr

Just posted in Craigslist. Here's what that sub $2500 bikes might look like. I like the one above better.

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/mcy/3617586526.html
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:08 PM   #29
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Just posted in Craigslist. Here's what that sub $2500 bikes might look like. I like the one above better.

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/mcy/3617586526.html
I am on it thanks.
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