Used KLR Buyers Guide
I'm a noob with a question that's prolly been answered in many ways, in many different threads, but I haven't come across anything in here that really satisfies my needs.
I am looking for a KLR and want a good deal on it...obviously. I have read all the pros and cons on gen1 vs gen2. I'm satisfied that either one would do what I want. I want to try the duel sport. I will be commuting on it, and want to take it into the woods on weekend camping trips whenever possible. The KLR seems to be a smart choice for entry into this type of riding. The bang for buck factor is tops.
I've seen an '09 for 3995.00 with a little over 3000 mi. on it, and an '88 for 1795.00 with 17,000 mi. on it. I would buy the one that was most worth the money if I knew which one it was. How can I tell. I know the '09 is a good deal, but the lower price on the '88 leans me in that direction. Problem is that it is over 20 years old, and seems like it may have sat around a lot with so few miles on it. I know sitting around for long periods of time unused is not good. I am currently riding an '81 Suzuki GS650, and I'm looking for something that isn't going to need a new this or that all the time.
When I go to look at a KLR like this, what should I look for? And what the hell is a doohikey?