Contemplating KLR purchase
Ok, so I'm about ready to buy a KLR. However I have some important questions I need to know first.
First some background. I have been driving my Honda xl200r for about 5 years now. Although generally reliable (for a 30 year old bike) the Transmission has conked out on me. So I'm looking for a new bike.
I will use it primarily for in town commuting with some trail rides sprinkled in.
So for my questions, is a jump from a xl200r a big jump? It seems like it to me. I am very comfortable riding bikes I am familiar with, but I seem to get tentative on a new bike.
This may be a hard question to answer, but how many miles is a KLR typically good for, assuming a good maintenance schedule is kept? From classifieds I have looked at, most bikes i have seen get up to about 20k.
Also, aside from the Doohickey upgrade, am I correct in assuming the KLR is a fairly reliable bike?
Thank you very much for your time and any advice.
Edit: I found a great link that suggests that many KLR's will get in excess of 60k. However most people typically rate the bike at 30k.
Last edited by steferf; 06-21-2010 at 12:04 AM.