'01 KLR250 in storage 15 years...what to do?
Got my first n only bike in '01, before marriage then a decade overseas ended my riding. Bought an '01 KLR250 with only 90 miles that'd been totaled after a drop, from a dealership. No idea why it was totaled, as only damage was the end of one handlebar n a 1in scratch on the flywheel. Nothing more. Bike rode perfectly for 1100 miles before my riding ended. Due to a quick move, had no time to sell it. It's been in a garage n climate-controlled storage n now need to decide what to do with it. Want to start riding again n appreciate any suggestions. Dealers I called for advice said what I expected- it'll cost >$1K to get up n running, But...problems are likely to continue. Both advised to sell it as a project n buy a newer bike. Worked on cars for 20 years when needed, so I'm capable, but have no desire to learn serious bike mechanics right now, so I could do the easy fixes, but paying a mechanic is the only way to get my bike up n running. Shame, bc it still looks new n the parts seem to be worth quite a bit, but I can't part it out. Suggestions? TIA