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post #1 of 33 Old 07-13-2014, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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So, I'm looking at this bike and was wanting to see if a few of you experts could offer advice as to whether a fairly loaded 05 for 2900 was worth it.
Here's the verbiage form the ad:

'2005 Kawasaki KLR 650 in excellent condition, only 14,000 miles. this bike has all the options! Two windshields (short and tall) crash bars, heated grips, happy trails fork stabilizer, light guard, center stand, hyw pegs, heavy duty off road pegs, super trapp exhaust, luggage rack, heavy duty shifter and I have the stock one, heavy duty skid plate and I have the stock one, after after light control with high beam flasher, and I have the stock one. 5 extra oil filters, always garaged.'

Living here near Sun Valley it looks like a standard rich guy bought a toy, tricked it out and now wants to sell. Besides the Do, what other questions would be good to ask? Any specific things to check out while looking at it?
Sorry for the newbness, new to powered bikes and am still learning. Don't want to let this one pass if it's a good deal.
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post #2 of 33 Old 07-13-2014, 06:14 PM
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I'm not familiar with US prices but here in Canada that bike would go for an easy grand more... At least!

Best way to gauge the price is to look at comparable bikes in other ads and areas, if his price is in line and it has what you want/need it's a gooder!

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I've checked prices pretty good and this guy comes in as a sweet deal, just like to check around before I drop 3 grand.
I used to live in Calgary, everything bike related, pedal and motor, was crazy expensive! I look forward to cruising up there on a bike soon.
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You don't say how many miles are on it. Sounds like a decent price for the rest. You can probably get it for $2500.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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The post says 14k
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My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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Buy it.

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That's a good deal except for the Supercrap Exhaust.

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post #9 of 33 Old 07-20-2014, 06:04 PM
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Thats what KLRs are selling for around here too..
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post #10 of 33 Old 07-20-2014, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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I'm checking it out this coming week. Going to try for $2500. It looks sweet in the photos, but ya never know.
Might be a real member of the club here soon..........
Thanks for all the input, hopefully I'll have some photos here soon. After I ramp up the posts, of course.
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