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Old 01-14-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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Used KLR question ??

Looking at buying a 2007 KLR , 1300 miles , looks like new . All stock , no accessories .. Asking $3850.00 . 8 hours of driving to retrieve it .
Sound like a deal ? According to KBB , listed at $3350 or close to it , seller will take nothing less than his asking price . Perfect platform for my future plans , just don't wanna feel violated
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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I wouldn't pay that much,3 k at the most.
There are too many low mile bikes out there to choose from.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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Bought a dropped one, with just scratched 07 with 6000 miles for 2400.

I would probably pay 2800 if it was in perfect condition.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:26 PM   #4
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Way too much, especially having to drive 8hrs to go get it. Even 08+ KLR's are dropping down into the mid to high 3's.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:40 PM   #5
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I figured as much .. The seller seemed like a know it all ... I am not accepting anything less cause I have something special kinda guy .
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:52 PM   #6
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,,,, mebby there is a cheaper one out there.... a new one is $6300 or so... this one is 1300 miles from new. its really up to you & if it's what you are looking for then who cares if its a couple hundred bucks more that what somebody else might have gotten on the internet... as you said, " Perfect platform for my future plans"

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:18 AM   #7
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Nada

I don't go by KBB alone for motorcycle values.
I go by Nada also.
Here is the pricing for Nada
http://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycle...dard-Equipment
And I only use those as a reference, not actual pricing.
I personally wouldn't travel that far for that price.
It's gonna cost you a couple hundred dollars just to drive there and back.
Then you need a room for the night if you don't plan on driving a 16 hour day.
Unless you're gonna do a fly and ride.
Then you have to factor in the price of a one way ticket and the 8 hour ride back.
I would keep looking for another bike closer to you and put this bike on the back burner.
For about $2K more, you can buy a brand new 2012 leftover or 2013 KLR.
And you won't have to travel 8 hours to get it.
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EDIT 1: Here is a better deal closer to you for a 2007 for $3100 with extras, if it is still available.
http://youngstown.craigslist.org/mcy/3457570415.html

EDIT 2:
2011 for $4800 http://delaware.craigslist.org/mcy/3483894301.html
2010 for $4300 http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...539223268.html
2012 for $4995 http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/mcy/3543409225.html
You get the idea. :-)

EDIT 3:
The bike 8 hours from you most likely never had the doo done either. Might want to ask him about that.
That's another $100+ cost if it wasn't done.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:21 AM   #8
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,,,, mebby there is a cheaper one out there.... a new one is $6300 or so... this one is 1300 miles from new. its really up to you & if it's what you are looking for then who cares if its a couple hundred bucks more that what somebody else might have gotten on the internet... as you said, " Perfect platform for my future plans"
+ 1!

Agree, Beezer; is the transaction about obtaining a desired motorcycle, or winning First Place in the World-and-Intergalactic Haggling Competition? (Appropriately documented on the Internet, to the applause of anonymous strangers, of course! )

A few miles, and a few hundred dollars one way or the other disappear from consciousness like the scenery in the rear-view mirror of a valued bike. The rare pearl sometimes fetches a great price, IMHO. Only the buyer can determine whether the quality justifies the price.

That said, to each his own, and if price dominates, lower-priced KLRs doubtless can be found. Buy whatever age, mileage, and condition suits you, at your price, Wannabee, not what we uninvolved Internet posters deem suitable! Best wishes on your selection, and again endorsing Beezer, "I say it's all good... don't feel bad either way "

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Old 01-15-2013, 02:52 AM   #9
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maybe not?

Does seem a bit high. If you want it now though, you want it now and you will pay his price! I bought an '07 about a month ago, 3900 miles clean, never off road, Givi trunk, blah, blah, blah. Guy was insistent on his 3450 asking price. It had not had doohickey service, rear tire was wore out and both tires were cracked from age. I got it for 3150. I wanted a bike sooner than later. I could have bought a different bike for less or a newer bike for more but I went ahead and bought this. 500 miles and a lot of mud later I am quite happy with my bike. It is 20 degrees this morning and I will be riding in to work. Did I mention I like this bike?
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:23 AM   #10
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I bought my 2007 KLR used at a dealer ship back in 2009 for $4200 it was bone stock with 3500 miles.

So I would say if you can get it for $3200 or so...
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:10 AM   #11
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+ 1!

Agree, Beezer; is the transaction about obtaining a desired motorcycle, or winning First Place in the World-and-Intergalactic Haggling Competition? (Appropriately documented on the Internet, to the applause of anonymous strangers, of course! )

A few miles, and a few hundred dollars one way or the other disappear from consciousness like the scenery in the rear-view mirror of a valued bike. The rare pearl sometimes fetches a great price, IMHO. Only the buyer can determine whether the quality justifies the price.

That said, to each his own, and if price dominates, lower-priced KLRs doubtless can be found. Buy whatever age, mileage, and condition suits you, at your price, Wannabee, not what we uninvolved Internet posters deem suitable! Best wishes on your selection, and again endorsing Beezer, "I say it's all good... don't feel bad either way "
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:28 AM   #12
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It is definately priced high, I would say even very high. Patience is the key, especially at this time of year. There are just not that many to choose from. In a few more months the sellers will be back and it will still be early enough that there will not be lots of buyers.

I've been following KLR prices very closely since I'm in the market for one. Keep in mind the total cost. Adding tires, radiator guards, hand guards, and so on can run the price up in a hurry. Especially when you are likely to find one with new tires and extras if you just wait.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:41 AM   #13
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I am actually not in a real hurry , but wa kinda wanting to get something in the garage so I can start doing what I want to do to it .
I have never even looked in Craigslist , I find that sight rather annoying sometimes , but seems like some nice bikes .
I am gonna pass on this guy , he has had it for this long he can sit on it . I am not really above paying top price , that not what the problem is . But not paying above top price for bare bones .. By the time I do what I wanted I would have enough in it to have bought a new bike and started with a fresh palate .
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:58 AM   #14
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I am actually not in a real hurry, . . . .
Cool!

Just wondering; was the discussion on this thread of any value to you, Wannabee?

You knew the asking price was over blue-book, the absence of farkles, and the distance to acquire at the outset.

Not a problem, by any means; just curious at the effect, if any, of forum comments.

Here's hoping you find the bike you want at your price on your schedule.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:04 AM   #15
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I bought my 03 heavily farkled for $2500 with 3000 miles on it. I sold it a year later with lots more farkles and 13,000 more miles for $3000. It had everything though, hard cases, top rack, saddlebags, upgraded suspension, windshield, skidplate, etc etc.

$3850 for an 07 with nothing is definitely high. I've seen new models for less.
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