I'm in the process of buying an '03 KLR from a local dealership. It's the first bike I've owned in over 20 years. First off, my situation is a little unusual. I recently had surgery on my right shoulder to repair a torn Rotator cuff (April 29). Due to the unusually tall bike combined with me being off a bike for so long, and my arm still too tender to do anything on the bike except to make a right turn, I really can't even ride it yet. The bike is in a town about 35 miles away. I had a brainstorm to talk to a few of my buddies who are seasoned bike riders and ask them to stop in and give that KLR a test ride and give me an opinion on it. That's when I found out this dealership does not allow test rides. You can only ride the bike AFTER you pay for it and all the paperwork is done. That's no problem with a new bike, but it concerns me a little about a 13-year-old bike. This dealer has been in business for over 30 years, and I've never heard anything bad about them, which is why I'm taking a chance with them. They won't even give me a glowing, "This is a solid bike." or at least "We believe this is a pretty sound bike", or better yet, "We know the past owner and he takes care of his bikes." Is this a standard practice for motorcycle dealers?