Buying New KLR
OK, I want a new one. I have plans for it I can get into later.
The local dealer, Del Amo Motor Sports, seems friendly enough, but the bike seems about 1,500 overpriced out the door.
I have limited vehicle buying experience and really want to get one of these out thru California, Nevada anbd Utah, maybe more, this summer, so I need to watch my pennies so I can set the bike up so I can tour it. I've read a bunch of threads already, but my main concern is getting as much as I can out of the dealer out the door. Though I have been looking at these bikes for a couple years, I'm not sure what I might want from Kawi, center stand, taller windshield, crash gaurds etc, or just get a good price on the basic bike and do the rest myself, which is part of the fun, but also can get over budget really quick as I learned two years ago with my cruiser.
They have a used one I can test ride, an '11, which is cool.
Also, I'm a little hesitant going down from a 700 lb V-Star 1300 cruiser fully set up for camp touring, which is a bull on the open road down to a 650. Wind bothers me a bit. So the KLR is a bit of a question mark regarding the freeway, the long pulls between funner backroads and dirt where I can't take my big bike.
All feedback much appreciated, and thanks to the moderator for the welcome.