Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
At $1,500... just buy it and ride it and repair the stuff that goes wrong. Even if you spend another $1,000 getting her in shape, you'll still only have $2,500 in it and you'll also know the status of everything you fixed. Working on the KLR is cheap and even an extremely mechanically challenged person like myself can do quite a bit. Parts aren't that expensive for the old thumper either and extremely easy to find.. arrowhead being a great example for outstanding service and fast response. I think you would know pretty easy if ANY motorcycle had over 100,000 miles on it. I doubt their would be any question at all the difference between 117,000 vs 17,000. Toss the battery ASAP, for $60 you can get a brand new no maintenance one and never worry about the status. Change all fluids ASAP also. Change tires if he has no sales receipt showing reasonable time period when purchased. Change out Chain unless receipt also. All this crap is cheap and easy and you'll know where you stand with the bike. Heck, it's a great time to upgrade a lot of parts also. Stainless brake lines, higher grade cables. You could really create the KLR of your dreams.
Last edited by TheWanderer; 07-20-2009 at 07:22 PM.