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post #1 of 14 Old 05-03-2013, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Is this 2008 KLR worth it?

Hello everyone, I have been reading a lot on the klrforum and want to join in more but first i must buy one. I looked at a craigslist add and saw a good looking KLR with the following description:

{2008 KLR 650. 12XXX miles. Runs great. Recent battery, engine guards, 20MM ammo can hard rear bags and rack, KLX needle, UNI air filter, Ricor intiminator shock valves (huge improvement in handling and bumps), custom seat, trail teck bars and risers (cut vibes and relaxes shoulders on long rides), handwarmers, windshield riser, Eagle Mike torsion spring and balancer shaft lever (doohicky), and fresh rear tire, 75 percent front. This rig is a straight battle axe}

I offered $3,600 for it, was it/is that a good price with all the mods and gear?

let me know your thoughts? Thanks
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with all the farkels --as a financial adviser would say-that is a buy

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Ask if it uses oil and if the doohickey has been done. I learn a lot about the owner on the doohicky question.

What was the original asking price??

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Ask if it uses oil and if the doohickey has been done. I learn a lot about the owner on the doohicky question.

What was the original asking price??
The doohicky has been done with Eagle mike parts, he says the oil consumption hasn't been a problem. The original asking price was $3900. He also said he could throw in a helmet and jacket and other odds and ends.
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You can do better.
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You can do better.
How do you think its worth? Does him throwing in a helmet, jacket and gloves make it worth it?
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Doesn't sound like a bad deal at all, if it hasn't been abused.

A KLR is not a motorcycle, it is a blank canvas with which to paint the rest of your life.
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Do this first: Check out Craigslist (or www.claz.org to see CL listings nationwide) to see what KLRs are going for in a 300-mile radius.

There are some true deals out there. If you're satisfied with the price, go get it.

I can tell you that $3600 will get you a lot of bike. More than a 2008 with 12K miles.

Good luck.
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It's a fair price.

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A lot depends on location and supply and demand. As Dan was saying, check Craiglist to get a good idea of current area prices before jumping on anything. In my neck of the woods that's a very good price but I realize that prices are a lot lower on bikes in the States.

On a side note, I've noticed KLR's in my area jumping up in price with some farkled models being listed for at or above new price. Of course, that doesn't mean they're actually selling!

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