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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

Thanks for your input:animal0019:
 

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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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$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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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.*



Make me an offer, all proceeds go to the moderator lounge improvement fund.

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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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$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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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!!:character00286:
 

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I've still got a couple things I'm going to change
:confused: 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.
 

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I don’t know????? I would question the fact that the original owner spent hours of time and hard earned money to install a helmet holder on the back of his side box. Only to “lazily” and “haphazardly” just throw the helmet on the seat….. If you saw the other side of the bike you would see the cleverly positioned “vienna sausage cans” wire tied against the exhaust pipes…….. :63a:
 

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I have not seen this bike but have some larger pics it looks really clean and just emailing the seller it sound like it has been kept up and taken care of. He is selling because he just bought a 1997 BMW 650F from a friend and cant have both of them. I Like the bike it is about 240 mile away from where I live so I am just trying to do my homework since I know nothing about KLR's. Thanks again!
 

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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!!:character00286:
Meh. Considering what you normally ride, that Kermit looking cycle would be a big improvement. Buy the Kermit bike. It's for a good cause. Moderator lounge improvements are urgently needed. First on the list will be to pay the guy that owns the blue porta potty so he takes the lock off it. Its only money. You'll get more.

 

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I would question the fact that the original owner spent hours of time and hard earned money to install a helmet holder on the back of his side box. Only to “lazily” and “haphazardly” just throw the helmet on the seat….. If you saw the other side of the bike you would see the cleverly positioned “vienna sausage cans” wire tied against the exhaust pipes…….. :63a:
That's my front yard.. If I have to start locking my helmet with the bike sitting 6' from my front door, I'm moving.. :character00268:

I'm about to empty a can of vienna sausage (aka, hot dog in chicken broth) right now.. Pre lunch snack..:)
 

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He is selling because he just bought a 1997 BMW 650F from a friend and cant have both of them.
:confused:

Why not?? City ordinance on owning more than one bike?? I've got 4 bikes and a 150cc scooter in my garage.. I ride em' all..:) (Including the KLR in the photo, here)

Anyway, if you've got KLR questions, feel free to ask away!! That's what we're here for.. Ignore VAtrader.. He's just upset because I'm invading VA this weekend..:)
 

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I don’t know????? I would question the fact that the original owner spent hours of time and hard earned money to install a helmet holder on the back of his side box. Only to “lazily” and “haphazardly” just throw the helmet on the seat….. If you saw the other side of the bike you would see the cleverly positioned “vienna sausage cans” wire tied against the exhaust pipes…….. :63a:
Its worse than that.



This modification is thrown in free.
 

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If you can afford the KLR…. ? buy it… Trust me you will love it and will tell us later you would have spent more if knew how much fun it was……


As far as Bacons bike??? I found the smell
 
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