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post #1 of 21 Old 01-12-2011, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for used bike

Hello Every one I am new to the KLR World and I am looking for a starter bike I would like something used and came across this on craigslist. It is in the price range I am looking for. However after looking up the NADA guideline I am a bit discouraged with the price is this a fair price?


1998 KLR 650 - $2000 (OLATHE)

1998 KLR 650 Very good condition. 20K miles. New Avon Gripster tires, brakes, coolant change, valve adjustment, dohickey, chain and sprockets at 15K mi. Progressive fork springs, eagle mike fork brace, corbin seat, barkbusters, tank & tail bag. Needs nothing but a new owner. 913-544-4138

kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/2154790670.html

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post #2 of 21 Old 01-12-2011, 05:55 PM
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Kelly Blue book on that year is $1920.00 so the seller isn't far off.
Price isn't "unreasonable". Really depends on how the bike accumulated those 20-thousand miles. I'm going to guess it's going to need a rear shock pretty soon...depending on the weight/activity of the PO...and perhaps your weight...
have you seen it??
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post #3 of 21 Old 01-12-2011, 08:37 PM
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$2000 don't seem bad to me. I'd probably jump on it. It's got some good mods already done so that will save you some money in the long run. (fork brace, Corbin seat, progressive springs) It's gonna depend on how it looks and what his other toys (or vehicles) look like. Does he take care of his other stuff? If so, he probably took care of this bike as well.

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post #4 of 21 Old 01-12-2011, 09:46 PM
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Hey there, huffmanba, welcome to forum. Hope you find what ya need, don't be afraid to ask if we can help.

You'll have to make your own call on the price of that bike. Some '97's are worth more than some '07's. In the right market, the bike will bring what the seller is asking. No different than a horse or a girlfriend, condition is everything.

If this deal falls through, I may be able to help you out on a starter bike. Nothing fancy, ridden by a kraut to polkafests. This bike was featured in the docudrama "Ride To The Frankie Yankovic Shrine", and three pork products commercials. Other than an unpleasant odor, it is ready to go. Will consider trades, flexible payments and promissory notes.*



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post #5 of 21 Old 01-13-2011, 06:57 AM
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But, that bike IS a shrine.. And it doesn't smell that bad..

I've relocated the saddlebags inside the house for sticker placement festivities. It'll be even faster next year.

And it's not for sale.. (But I have a 2008 Honda GoldWing that is)
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post #6 of 21 Old 01-13-2011, 08:48 AM
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$2000 don't seem bad to me. I'd probably jump on it. It's got some good mods already done so that will save you some money in the long run. (fork brace, Corbin seat, progressive springs) It's gonna depend on how it looks and what his other toys (or vehicles) look like. Does he take care of his other stuff? If so, he probably took care of this bike as well.
I agree 100% with this....
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post #7 of 21 Old 01-13-2011, 09:06 AM
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But, that bike IS a shrine..
I'd have to agree with this..

Paper,
That bike is EXACTLY what I want for all around use!! Hard bags, smaller but useable trunk that's waterproof, storage all over the bike to even the weight out, a seat made for sitting on, GPS, and I see little trinkets all over that bike that make it different than most others I've looked at.. Rectangle mirrors, fatfootlike side stand thingy, tool tube, and I see you relocated your helmet lock to the back of the saddlebag so you can actually use it..

I'm not trying to suck up, but that's a great set up!!! It IS a shrine!!

I like new tires.
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post #8 of 21 Old 01-13-2011, 09:09 AM
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I'd have to agree with this..
It IS a shrine!!
Thanks Skeeter. I like it, but I've still got a couple things I'm going to change this winter.. Some projects never end.
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I've still got a couple things I'm going to change
Like what??

The thing I like about your bike is that it's got it's own look.. If you had a row of KLR's, it wouldn't be hard to pick that bike out of the bunch.

I like new tires.
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Like what??
Nothing big. I'm mounting a set of aluminum Honda High bend bars, some quality bark busters, and maybe heated grips on it, while I have the bars off the bike..

Mostly comfort and protection stuff.
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