Newbie here, just finished my basic rider course and looking to get a bike. I like the idea of the versatility and simplicity of the klr 650.
This will not be my main transportation, but I do plan to take some longer trips (maybe 300 miles each way). Probably will commute one day a week. Mainly going to use it for the trails here in southern AZ. Anyway, I don't want to spend too much and have a few options. Please let me know if I should avoid one or the other.
'87 with 7500 miles. New brakes, tires, carb. Don't know about the doohickey. Says it runs fine.
'89 with 21k miles. Completely ''gone through", not sure exactly what.
'06 with 35k miles. Good shape, leaky fork seal, new tires.
All are around $1700. First thoughts says the 06, but don't know if that's too many miles. I want something reliable until I learn the mechanics well.
Let me know what sounds good! Any major differences between the years? Initial research says they are all pretty similar. Lower miles with an older bike better than more miles with the newer? I know it's all about maintenance, but assuming they are similar.