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post #1 of 25 Old 02-16-2010, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Buying a crashed KLR 650

Hi happy KLR riders! I've got the opportunity to aquire a crashed KLR for a pretty low price, since it's been crashed and all the hoods are cracked (held together with cable tiers).

I'm not too worried about the crash though, I mean, it's a tough bike, right?
But before I jump on it, I thought I should check with you guys here at klrforum!

Is there anything more prone to fail if you crash the bike (not head on, but say you end up on the side of the road with the bike scrubbing off a few meters of grass next to the road. I mean, it's been known to happen! Haha).

And of course, is there anything else I should check when buying an old KLR 650, it's from -91 if it's of any help.

All input appreciated!
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Do you mean crashed crashed or it was dropped. Either way, you'll want to check the frame. Depending on the severity of the "crash"...well, I probably wouldn't buy it if it really got grinded.

And what's the price? It would have to be pretty damn cheap...




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Buy it if the forks are strait. and if your mechanical. thats the limiting factor.

Mines been "Crashed" for 20,000 miles.

are you canoodian?

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Buy it if the forks are strait. and if your mechanical. thats the limiting factor.

Mines been "Crashed" for 20,000 miles.

are you canoodian?
Well said. That is the limiting factor. If you can weld, wrench, etc. it's a different game. I can't. But still, the price would have to be really good.




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Crashed like hit a car or crashed like dumped a few times on the dirt?
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post #6 of 25 Old 02-17-2010, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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More bumped than crashed I guess, you know, like when you end up too far to the side of the road and the bike ends up on it's side skidding a few meters on the ditch when it hits the grass.

I'm scandinavian, the bike is about 2/3 of the price for what an uncrashed one goes for here.

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You could always part it out if it was crashed too bad.
-head
-wheels
-cylinder is worth less than a '96 or newer cylinder
-gauges
-etc

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If you can live with the scratches dings and dents, Have the ablity to replace them when you have the time and money. Then it sounds worth it to me. They are plenty tought to get through a couple tosses on the ground.
Long term... it's going to cost the same as if it wasnt crashed. But, then again, You'll have a bike to ride now..

How much are we talking and where's the pics??

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are you canoodian?

TOBJ -

FYI, a canoodian is one who lives where canoodling is common.

People who live in Canada are Candanians.

As it turns out, though, he's Scandahoovian.

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post #10 of 25 Old 02-17-2010, 12:08 PM
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when they start talking "meters" and "tiers"

ya know they aint from round here.

and I'm waiting for tyres and colour to come out..

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