Thanks for welcoming me to the forum! I have the opportunity to purchase a 2008 KLR 650. This bike is currently in storage at a hangar and is in like new condition with less than 5k miles. This bike is owned by a widowed coworker so I will be able to get it for a more than reasonable price. My question is should I avoid this year? After researching I’ve found negativity towards this particular year more than any other. I’m not concerned about adding oil here and there as I’ll consistently check it on any bike I purchase. I am worried about coking and any other problems that come with burning of oil. Sorry if I’m beating a dead horse here. It’s just that this will be my first street legal motorcycle that I will own and don’t want to start with a bad taste in my mouth. I’d really like to purchase it based on the friend aspect and that I know it’s been maintained extremely well. She really wants me to be the new owner. But can easily avoid with my local Craigslist! I’m relying on you all here 🙂. I really appreciate any of your opinions!