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Old 02-06-2007, 10:29 AM   #1
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Value on KLR650?

A buddy is looking at a 1998 KLR 650 with 16,000 miles, doesn't sound like many upgrades. Minor scratches and some fading on the paint. Unknown yet on tire conditions, etc.

What's a good price for this kind of bike? Thanks!
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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Around here (CO) ........

$1000 -1200 great, act now- oops, you hesitated and the wolfs and vultures beat you to it.

$1400-1600 Damn Good - as long as it's running.

$1750-2000 Typical and still good - I've bought and sold in this range mostly.

$2000 - 2500 - ok if it's in good shape has farkles or you in need/lustfull

$more - it's newer, tricked out, well cared for, you absolutly need a "new" 22 year old bike.........
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:16 AM   #3
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A buddy is looking at a 1998 KLR 650 with 16,000 miles, doesn't sound like many upgrades. Minor scratches and some fading on the paint. Unknown yet on tire conditions, etc.

What's a good price for this kind of bike? Thanks!
I sold my 1998 (20k miles) for $3000. It had a red headlight fairing (previous owner replaced when he was in US Army in Germany). I'd have asked $3200 if it had been the correct color.

It was well farkled, Progressive Springs, Travelcade Seat, Cycle Brakes kit 320mm kit, K9 fork brace, Engine Guard, soft luggage racks, new rear shock (Kawasaki) with MSM spring, euro Switch Kit, H/D McDonald Bros shift lever, Happy Trails Rad Guards, reinforced rear m/cyl mount, rear m/cyl guard 15, DR650 footpegs

Fading of the plastic is easily restorable with a hair dryer/heat gun (carefully).

My bike was meticulously maintained, doohickey done. If I'd have been selling it as stock I'd have wanted $2000 for it. I find the blue book prices are low. Anything above $1500 and I'd say you're getting a good deal.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:23 AM   #4
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www.nada.com Most dealers and lending institutions use this as a pricing quide.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:41 AM   #5
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www.nada.com Most dealers and lending institutions use this as a pricing quide.
Doesn't realistically reflect the price of KLRs IMHO. Best guide is to search the FleaMarket here and locally on Craigslist, CycleTrader.

If you were getting a loan on the bike, or trading it in to a dealer, NADA would come into play but I figure you'll be paying cash.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:56 AM   #6
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www.nada.com Most dealers and lending institutions use this as a pricing quide.
I'm sure you happy to reference nada when trading into the dealer, or when the INS company is telling what your bike was really worth...

By all means, do let me know when your selling, anything based on NADA.........
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:59 AM   #7
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I'm sure you happy to reference nada when trading into the dealer, or when the INS company is telling what your bike was really worth...

By all means, do let me know when your selling, anything based on NADA.........
Retail NADA is bad enough when your bike is totalled and the insurance company tells you it's worth $500 less than you paid for it 6 months earlier. There was a thread here recently where Progressive's "research company" was calling dealers, who's policy is to only quote NADA trade in, which is what the person was offered in settlement for their totalled bike. Ouch !!
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Old 02-06-2007, 02:24 PM   #8
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You can also check out www.kbb.com which usally quotes higher prices. Depends if your buying or selling. Find out who the banks and dealers use in your area and see what they use for a pricing guide.
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