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post #1 of 3 Old 08-09-2007, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Greetings from Dallas...

I am a long time Yamaha sprort bike rider and will be making the switch over to a KLR 650. It will be used as a commuter, probably 800 miles a month. I want to look at the used market first before considering new, hoping to find one (1999-2006) with most of the mods at a good price. 2 questions, first, is there any year model I should stay away from? I haven't been burned on a used motorcycle purchase yet and want to stay that way...and second, how many commuter miles can these rigs go (with proper maintenance and conservative driving) before needing major repairs / overhauls. I will be looking for one with less than 10k miles and plan on putting 40-50k miles on it in the next 5 years...thanks in advance.
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They are all the same, no changes or anything funky to look for. I've been seeing lotsa nice KLR's for sale so you should be able to find a good deal. There have been several reports of bikes having near 100k so it'll last ya a while.
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Greetings from Dallas...

I am a long time Yamaha sprort bike rider and will be making the switch over to a KLR 650. It will be used as a commuter, probably 800 miles a month. I want to look at the used market first before considering new, hoping to find one (1999-2006) with most of the mods at a good price. 2 questions, first, is there any year model I should stay away from? I haven't been burned on a used motorcycle purchase yet and want to stay that way...and second, how many commuter miles can these rigs go (with proper maintenance and conservative driving) before needing major repairs / overhauls. I will be looking for one with less than 10k miles and plan on putting 40-50k miles on it in the next 5 years...thanks in advance.
Welcome to the forum TXSZKLR650. The KLR will give you years of service. When you buy a used one look for as many mods as possible. (its a plus) also a doo upgrade saves you some work and money. Read the posts and learn as I did. The KLR 650 is a great motorcycle. I bought a new 07 did the dohickey and some vibration reducing mods and am very happy.
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