Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
Ryandude I woulda bought that bike in an instant if the price was right !!
With the mileage so low very little would be expected to be wrong with it
such as the dreaded overtorqued drain plug or any parts failures at such a
You did the right thing by researching first what you chose to buy and yes the KLR
is one of the most reliable and fun bikes on the planet. The few issues there are
it seems you have addressed wonderfully and ready to rock.
I'm adding one heads up: Hard, dry tires. Those are likely the originals and fine
for some gentle motoring but please don't go highway speeds on old rubber if the
stockers are still on. The oval stamp on the sidewall with 4 digits are the mfg date code.
Literally code, not the date as we know it. Something like 3409 would be the 34th week of 2009, etc.
U gotta do some Googling possibly but all the info to track down the age is there.
Just search the manufacturer name and date codes in your search bar to decipher
it's secrets. lol
Have fun and enjoy your ride !! My '09 has only broken down once in 23,000 miles/ 30,000 km.
That includes wheelies, stair climbing, 6,000+ rpms on occasion, etc, etc. I beat the crap
out of my bike and it doesn't care one bit. DON"T FORGET TO LEAVE SOME SLOP IN THE
CHAIN, and keep that thing wet. +1 on keeping the air filter sponge wet too. The oil is the actual
filter and the sponge only keeps bigger stuff out.
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God