Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
Sounds decent. Check to see if it's been stored outside. That causes trouble over time from sunlite. Dry rot on the tires, cracks and splits on fuel and vacuumm lines, fork boots, etc. If the bike has been taken care of it's worth it. If you need to replace the tires and a bunch of plumbing, tell the seller that it needs $300 in replacement rubber and vinyl, and hopefully he'll drop the cost to compensate.
Find out if the fan is bad. Might be the switch, or the temerature sending unit.
(which is good for you, much cheaper to replace.) Luckily KLR's run cool anyway
and the fan isn't critical until off roading really hard or too much stop and go in town
riding. It needs to be addressed for sure, but it won't stop you from riding.
If the needle starts to climb to the upper half of the gauge, it's time to get some wind across the radiator or shut it down for a few minutes.
If you can, get all the original removed parts. Many riders don't like the K&N unit.