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Old 03-09-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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How much above NADA for a KLR?

On my way to go look at a 2000 KLR 650. Here's the description in the ad. retail is $1000. Buyer is asking $2200. KLRs are in demand, so I don't think NADA is fair market value. Just wondering how much I should be willing to pay for this bike.
Selling my 2000 Kawasaki KLR 650 dual sport / enduro / adventure bike. It has about 13,500 miles on it, I am the second owner. I bought it 2 years ago from the original owner (only road on the street) when it had about 9100 miles on it. I have done a handful of gravel trips on it. Mainly used to commute to the Utah State campus.

I am asking $2200

Bike was bone stock when I purchased it.

I have added:

Rebuilt and upgraded shock by Top Gun
Skid Plate
Wheatwhacker fairing mod
O-Ring chain and sprockets
Recovered seat
Oury grips
Master cylinder guard
Happy Trails rear brake lever bracket
Dirt pegs
No Toil air filter
Low profile rear blinkers
Eagle Mike Doohickey
heavy-duty tubes

The bike comes with 50/50 tires on it and a set of Tourances for the street. The tires still have some life in them.

The bike runs beautifully - starts right up every time. I would have no reservations about riding it through South America.

Luggage and helmet are NOT included.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:27 PM   #2
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just my .02

Without a good look at the condition of the bike, I think the seller is pretty spot on. I think NADA is way off for used bikes personally.

Checking SF Bay Area C-List shows some similar prices. Might be a little high for a 2000, but depends on your local values as well.

Bottom line, seller is in the ball park to me. Good luck!
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:32 PM   #3
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I think that price is high. I have a 2001 I'll be selling soon and was thinking of starting at 1,800. I'd offer him less say 16 and work back up from there. These bikes do hold value better than you'd think. How is the plastic? That year green gets very chalky. Best of luck
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:56 PM   #4
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Hey Ski man -

Agree with Masterpotter on this, that price seems high. Mine's a 2007 that was bone stock with 8K miles - I normally don't like buying from a dealer but talked 'em down to $3,300 which is worth it.

I've seen them the same year you're considering from right around $1,750
so don't go higher than $1,900 with the mods.

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Old 03-09-2013, 06:07 PM   #5
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I bought and sold a mostly stock really good condition 02 KLR about four years ago with 10k miles on it for $2k. I'd say he's a little high.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:19 PM   #6
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According to blue book(the only one that matters) that bike is exactly in line and fairly priced, miles are less than average and the add ons put it right at his price. He might actually be a little bit low.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:19 PM   #7
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i'd say the owner will take 2k for it.

don't forget it's spring coming on and bikes are at their ask highest price of the year.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:54 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by eakins View Post
i'd say the owner will take 2k for it.

don't forget it's spring coming on and bikes are at their ask highest price of the year.
Owner would have taken $2k, but he's a nice guy, an inmate, and a grad student, so the extra $100 meant more to him than to me. He's a grad student in art, so he threw in a beautiful piece of pottery as part of the deal. Plastics are chalky as shit, but it runs like a champ.

Getting it home on a borrowed mototote was uneventful until the mototote failed four miles from home. No damage to the bike even though I dragged it on one of the bark busters for a block before being alerted by the driver behind me. Rode it the rest of the way in.

Thanks, all, for the advice.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:07 AM   #9
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Hope it works out. The first gen. KLR's are unique and on some levels more fun to build on than the new ones.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:30 AM   #10
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It has some of the better upgrades already. Paid about the same a year ago for my 2002, but had to add a lot of basic upgrades this bike already has. If it hasn't been laid down, scratched up, dented underneath too much, If it looks good and the karma sitting on it is good, then buy it. Check the valve clearances and ride. Lotsa miles left.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:09 AM   #11
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I bought my Red 06 KLR 650 for 2,200 cash.I think,the owner was battling a divorce situation.But the bike had 5300 mile's and maybe 800 on a set of T-63's and was on Craig's List out of Alexandria,Minn.The owner had only put on the 800 mile's that were on the T-63's after his purchase of the bike,used from a Kaw dealer in Fargo,ND.I asked about the Doohickey and got a what's a DH ?. Paid the money and loaded the bike,blew out of there and 2,000 mile's later,have now considered selling most of my other bike's,spend the money from them for farkle's. I could easily own,a much more expensive bike(BMW etc).This bike is a great weekend,back road explorer and fit's what I want in that catagory,very well
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