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post #1 of 8 Old 01-04-2008, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Purchasing a used one in the morning

I will likely be purchasing a "new to me" KLR in the morning and thought I'd get input here first.

The bike is a 2000 with low miles and I know the owner well. It has upgraded forks and not been layed down. Along with it is all the salvaged parts including complete engine from another 2000 that had 2K miles on it when totaled in a front end hit. What price range should I offer?

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-04-2008, 01:48 PM
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The bike is worth (according to Kelly Blue Book) between $1500 and $2500.. It'd start around $1800, but I'm cheap..

See what he wants for it and decide if it's worth that to you.. If you feel it's too much, then it's too much and walk away (after attempting to counter-offer)..

There's a ton of these bikes out there, and you'll find another..
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Looks like I can get the whole package for right at $2k which sounds reasonable to me. I rope my old 500 honda for 40k miles before wearing it totally out but loved the bike. By the looks of all I've read the KLR will be much better.
Looking forward to it.

BTW... As for my intro to the forum, I was a team rider for Honda in the late 70's and then for Kawasaki for a year before blowing my left knee out. I have my own home cnc machine shop and do custom LED lighting so this bike may get tricked quickly. It will see a lot of dirt and rock also.

Nice to find the forum...
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-04-2008, 03:07 PM
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Welcome, and we like pictures...
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-08-2008, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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You have a CNC machining center at home? I am impressed. You do metal work?
Yup... I also work in an aluminum industry with 35k sq ft of manufacturing space. My first order of biz for the bike is getting some serious LED lights mounted on her. May very well replace the factory headlight but need to check into some DOT reg's first. Either way I will at least "add" more retna burners the the front.
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More than you'll ever want to know about all kind of lights (mostly flashlights) here www.candlepowerforums.com

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More than you'll ever want to know about all kind of lights (mostly flashlights) here www.candlepowerforums.com
I just spent an hour with a heat gun "fixing" some side covers. They look much better now. I've known about candlepowerforums since it's start but they are not as cutting edge as they lead you to believe. Being in the industry we get the latest samples as quick as anyone and some of the latest parts are truly nice. They would never work in a flashlight though so its unlikely you will see much on them over there with those quirky people.

Come on X6 show us the pics... I am considering a paint scheme and want to know what "not" to do... LOL

As I develop the lighting I will post details.
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About CandlepowerForums - quirky? Why would someone who pays $500 for a flashlight to shine in the backyard and impress friends be called "quirky".

Seriously, I found them when I was searching for better alternatives to the WalMart flashlights. When my vision started to fail, I started using flashlights more and more around the house and office to search cabinets and drawers. I'm amazed at the small LED lights available at fairly reasonable cost.
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