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post #1 of 18 Old 08-05-2010, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Potential buyer of a 2006 KLR can you help

Looking at a 2006 KLR with 4000 miles. Any suggestions,comments or concerns with a 2006 model ? This would be my first KLR.
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post #2 of 18 Old 08-05-2010, 04:25 PM
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I have a 2007, it had 6400 miles on it. I have only made a few mods on it. This bike has been very good. From what I here on this forum, the Gen 1 may actually be better than the newer models (durability wise). I would say go for it, you can't go wrong

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I don't think there is anything specific to the 06...could be wrong. But, in general:

1) You'll want to know if the doohickey has been done.
2) Any other changes...lowered? Raised?

The rest is basic stuff for buying any used bike. Me? If it's dirty, I don't buy it (I figure the least someone can do is clean it). Check the chain...you can tell a lot about how someone maintains their bike by the chain. Was it ever dropped? As Paper pointed out a while back, if you can, look at the garage/house. This will also give you some insight into how the PO takes care of their shit.

Other than that...I mean, the KLR ain't a real complicated machine. Give it a good look over. If anything seems weird, including the seller, there are more fish in the sea. My .02.




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Not sure what the doohickey is. I have seen the term used in other post.
Thanks for your help.
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post #5 of 18 Old 08-05-2010, 04:43 PM
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Should the local Kawasaki dealers know how to change this out with the stronger aftermarket part ?
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IMHO, one that is shared by many, the Kawi mechanics should not touch your bike under any circumstances. Seems like a complicated job, but not too bad. Maybe someone in your area could help, too? And you can probably borrow the tools. The dealer will screw it up. They screwed my bike up doing much less and I'll never go back.




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post #10 of 18 Old 08-05-2010, 05:31 PM
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Hmmm...trying to think if anyone is around there...

Try putting up a new post "Doo help in NE Georgia"...it may take a few days cause this is a smallish forum, but I bet you'll get a bite.




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