I did it...traded for a 2008 KLR650
Well, today, I traded my 2005 SV650S for a 2008 KLR650 with 10092 miles as a straight swap. Title for title.
It hadn't been started in 6 months and sitting in his garage. Started it up and drove it to my house. He had a standing drop onto the right side and busted the lower fairing panel at it's mounts. I checked to make sure there wasn't any other damage behind the fairing and there wasn't. There's barely a few scratches from the fall.
It also needs the recall work done on the rear turn signals. He had already taken it in for the muffler recall work.
It runs fine and has good rubber. Before he parked it, everything worked. When he started it up today, the headlights didn't cut on. I'm going to look at the fuses and start troubleshooting. The bike will clean up fine.
Will a Kawa dealer do the recall work even if I'm not the original owner? I'm going to start looking for a used panel before I buy a new one.
Any common issues with the headlight relay/electricals that I should be aware of?
As soon as I figure out how to upload images, I'll show a picture of it.
Next will be figuring out where to ride around here. We moved down from SW Virginia last August.