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post #1 of 6 Old 04-21-2016, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hi from Long Beach CA, o and 1 more thing.

Hi thanks for the add

I have not gotten a klr but. I am going to I have saved the $ up now do I blow it all on a new klr or save some $ for cool parts and get a low mile 2006 2007

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-21-2016, 05:11 PM
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Man, you opened a can of worms. I bought an 08 new and if I could go back I would buy a lightly used bike. My .02

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-21-2016, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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I know so hard to decide

6500$ new


4000$ supper nice used and have 1500 to get cool parts
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-21-2016, 11:18 PM
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I would buy a decent used bike.

Under no circumstances would I buy an '08 or '09 due to the potential for oil burning problems.

I am eminently qualified to make that statement. My first KLR was an '08 and my current KLR is an '09 ;^).


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post #5 of 6 Old 04-22-2016, 01:57 AM
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Depends on your history. If you have been riding for a while and know that a KLR650 dual sport is what you want, then you can get a new one and break it in and fit it out as you want. You will know personally where every scratch and ding came from.

If you are new to riding, you might want to get a used one for a lower investment. You can learn about dual sport bike and dual sport riding. You may learn that you like street bikes better or bigger or smaller or that you don't really like motorcycles as much as you thought you would.
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-22-2016, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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well i had an xr500 for a few years and loved it but can go on the street i ride an honda elite 250 to work every day for the last 2 years and love that but not when every one is doing 80 mph then it sucks so if i put the 2 to together in my head its a klr
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