Excellent!! My 02's only got 22K, but it also runs like it did when I bought it in 04' with 1200 miles on it.. It sips a little oil, but it's always consistant and I too enjoy riding my myself and it's always been a reliable bike.. Since I've got a Multibike Disorder, it only gets 3-4K miles a year, but they're always fun..
This thread has convinced me to seriously consider a KLR 650. I have read one or two threads which had put me off on the reliability front but this is good news here. 100K up yet?
Actually, the KLR seems to have a reputation as a very reliable machine. I guess it can seem otherwise when you browse forum threads detailing horror stories and issues that some riders have, but thousands and thousands more roll happily along with no problems at all.
It's also nice that if you have a problem, these forums provide a wealth of knowledge and help and the KLR is pretty simple, straightforward and easy to work on. If you're willing to ask for help and possess a modicum of mechanical common sense, you dont' have to haul it off to a dealer to get it fixed. For more complex work, a Clymer manual covers about any repair you're capable of delving into.
I met up with the Watt-Man at the Eagle Mike tech day yesterday. His Gen1 has over 102k miles and is still running strong. No motor work has been done...just routine maintenance. (He swears by Mobil1 oil.)
That's gotta tell ya something about the mighty KLR! Trusty, not pretty.
ABSOLUTELY! She is still talking about it. Cooler weather has prevented us from going out again but we are making plans.
She wants to do an over night trip with just me and her - nobody else!!!
I am starting to think that she really really likes me? LOL I treat her just like I did my boys and she already knows where all of my tools are and what each one of them does. her Mom asked her what she wanted for Christmas and she said a whole week with papaw!