Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Don't worry the salesmen at the Anchorage BMW shop got my dissertation just yesterday. 13K for a new 800cc GS with no panniers, not even the mounting brackets, no hand guards, bare! I've had quite a few motorcycles since I was fifteen years old so I'm not new to this.
I bought the KLR because I'm a survivor and hold tight to my money. I liked the 05 Dakar but was not about to pony up the dough for one. Furthermore I based the buy on the fact that in my travels I seldom have been somewhere that didn't have a Kawasaki Dealer, just in case. This bike was the smart money and I still feel that way. So a new fairing is in the future.
The fairing has been a sore spot ever since my first 1000 miles.