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post #1 of 7 Old 05-16-2013, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Parting Out, Whats it worth?

Have any of you all parted out a KLR and what did it bring real numbers? I have a 2008 that might be a victim?
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-16-2013, 06:33 PM
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tom schmitz would know. he just did the same thing with an 08 i believe

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If the engine is a runner and doesn't use oil or has the 685 kit in already it could go for as much as $1500, the wheels $200 each, forks maybe $100 or so, CDI unit is worth a fair bit maybe $200, voltage rectifier $50, coil $40, Rad is worth $200 every day of the week IF it's in one piece and straight, body parts $250 if they are in good condition, Tank $150
It's the engine that could bring the most and try and sell it as a whole unit. IF the head wasn't oil starved at all, you will need to check cam bearings to be 100% sure, is worth as much as $700 seeing as many are getting cooked.
Header pipe is a $100 bang also.

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Agree with willys, except the prices are a bit steep (at least in my experience, but I gave a lot of stuff away but held on to the wheels, head, and jug). There's just a lot of stuff that people don't need or want very often. The frame is big and bulky, making it expensive to ship. There's not a huge call for electrical bits (aside from the black boxes).

Plastics - everybody wants the black ones, nobody wants the blue ones. Go figure...

Even though you can probably easily retrofit the forks to a Gen 1 with the front brake nobody seems to want to. I've never looked - what's the difference between the Gen 1 and Gen 2 hubs?

The rear swing arm and linkage doesn't seem to be in much demand. I guess if you need that, the bikes pretty well totaled, eh?

I guess what I'm saying is be prepared to sit on some stuff or give or throw it away.

Your money is where willys said it was - sell that stuff and be happy. Find happy homes for the rest of it.

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I have brocken one bike and that will be the last one! As Tom said you will throw a lot of stuff out after people want shipping costs and find it's too much or some excuse......seriously buy a new frame and build it up. That is your best thing to do. IMHO...sorry.

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moriver -

What happened to your '08?

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What happened to your '08?

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Long story short it had some case damage that resulted in an oil leak by the drain plug at the gasket. I posted on it last summer. Welder got it a little hot, case gasket failed and now I have a drip...I hate drips and I already have two engine jobs going......I am not going to do it however, I think I found a case on Ebay? The bike is just like I want it so heck I will just split it and do it right. It does not burn oil but if it does not have a 685 it will when I am done.......Also a low profile drian plug.
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