Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Sask , Alberta, Canada
The tenth digit in the VIN number is the year code. For a 2006 should be 6.
Only way to check wheel bearing is to remove the wheels. If you have a hard time removing the axles that may indicate some water related issues.
My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.
"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "
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