Looking at a 2006 KLR 650
Hi all, I'm new to your forum and I bring questions.
I've been riding motorcycles since 1992 and I've ridden everything from ducatis, to goldwings, a kawi concours, and I currently ride a harley road king. I've been wanting to get into dual sports, and I've located a 2006 KLR 650.
It has less than 5000 miles, kawi green, and has bags of some sort. I know the guy selling it, and he tells me that it needs new tires (and he has a new set ready to go on it), and he thinks the carb needs cleaned up since he hasn't ran it for a year or so. I know it ran well a couple summers ago, because he would ride it to work; but it won't run right now.
I can score this bike for $1000 or less. I'm a decent wrench, but not a mechanic - and I'm unfamiliar with KLRs. Anything I should watch out for in particular? I don't think he abused the bike at all. I think $1000 is a bargain, but since I am not sure what the problem is, I'm a bit hesitant...so I'm asking for your experienced opinions.