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post #1 of 18 Old 05-02-2013, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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'94 Barbie Not Running; Value?

Riding partner has a "Barbie" KLR650; complete, but not all together and not running . . . an erstwhile "project" job. However, he's been summoned overseas for a period of some months, and is considering forsaking the project.

His question; what's a fair asking price for the Barbie KLR650 (1994 Model, 1700 miles; repeat: 1994 Model, 1700 miles), as is and where is (northern Virginia)? Restore or part out; buyer's option.

Could be restored, parted out, or cannibalized as a parts bike; appreciate ideas of its value; owner intends to sell it and deploy overseas (asking as a favor for a friend, no financial interest myself).
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If it was me , as a gesture of friendship, I would put it back together for him while he was away. Considering your knowledge and expertise you should do the same.

As to value, $500 tops.

I just went through this with a Goldwing that I received in boxes. I got it free. Was going to put it back together but it wasn't worth it. Parted it out and made about $800.

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Thanks, klr4evr! Appreciate your response, and . . . believe it's in the ballpark of the current owner's speculation.

As to restoring the bike for him, a noble thought. Yet, I fear you over-estimate my abilities; maybe my industry, also! One logistics obstacle; workplace! This job appears beyond parking-lot/shade tree capable, my only accessible work sites.

Wish I could bite into this apple, restoring the Barbie, but reality rears its head, urging me to pass up the opportunity.

A good deal for someone with the time, space, and other necessary resources to enter the project, regardless.

Thanks again for the comeback; I'll pass it on.
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i have a 91 babrbie that had a blown head i paid 700 for it body and chassis was in great shape withnew tires and chain n sprockets ..figured tires and suspension with spare rims for 2001 id still be ahead ..

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I don't know how much $$$, but I've always wanted one and they get rarer all the time.




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Uh... What exactly is a Barbie edition?
All I'm picturing is a pink painted KLR embellished with rhinestones...
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Uh... What exactly is a Barbie edition?
All I'm picturing is a pink painted KLR embellished with rhinestones...
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Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959.
Here are some images of Barbie KLR650s:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...78&FORM=IQFRBA

Don't know if KLRs ever came as accessories for Barbie and her boyfriend, Ken, as this poster says, but--he's definitely imaged a pair of Barbie KLR650s:

http://klrworld.com/forums/stablemat...ins/msg131648/
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As to restoring the bike for him, a noble thought. Yet, I fear you over-estimate my abilities; maybe my industry, also! One logistics obstacle; workplace! This job appears beyond parking-lot/shade tree capable, my only accessible work sites.
You don't have a kitchen???

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You don't have a kitchen???
Yes, but . . . don't have the budget for the consequent DIVORCE, should the project be located there!
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Lol, I'm already divorced, you can use my kitchen!
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