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post #1 of 11 Old 04-07-2008, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Advice needed prior to purchase.

I have an opportunity to buy a clean looking 1987 KLR with 4000 miles. Since this was the first year for the KLR, are there issues that were later remedied? Should I stay away from it? Help.

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-07-2008, 09:23 PM
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That is low miles for the year. What kind of shape is it in? What price? I think the doohickey is the only thing that needs upgraded and that is true even with the new ones.
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I have only seen pictures so far, so I am a little skeptical but the photos look good. It has approx 4000 miles and he is asking $2100.
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post #5 of 11 Old 04-07-2008, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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That's about what I had in mind. Thanks for the advice.
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post #6 of 11 Old 04-07-2008, 10:11 PM
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post #7 of 11 Old 04-10-2008, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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I'll keep looking. Couldn't reach a deal with the guy. Fortunately there are alot of KLR's around.
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Cheap is a relative term. It means something entirely different to my wife than it does to you and I. I just bought a new Triumph Bonneville and two new bikes is pushing it a little.
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Make sure the speedo is correct.Check sprockets for wear this is a good way to tell if the bike has a lot of milage.if they have been replaced beware someone might not be tellin the truth
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