How much above NADA for a KLR?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Skibikejunkie, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Skibikejunkie

    Skibikejunkie Adventurer

    Mar 5, 2013
    Utah, behind the Zion curtain
    On my way to go look at a 2000 KLR 650. Here's the description in the ad. retail is $1000. Buyer is asking $2200. KLRs are in demand, so I don't think NADA is fair market value. Just wondering how much I should be willing to pay for this bike.
    Selling my 2000 Kawasaki KLR 650 dual sport / enduro / adventure bike. It has about 13,500 miles on it, I am the second owner. I bought it 2 years ago from the original owner (only road on the street) when it had about 9100 miles on it. I have done a handful of gravel trips on it. Mainly used to commute to the Utah State campus.

    I am asking $2200

    Bike was bone stock when I purchased it.

    I have added:

    Rebuilt and upgraded shock by Top Gun
    Skid Plate
    Wheatwhacker fairing mod
    O-Ring chain and sprockets
    Recovered seat
    Oury grips
    Master cylinder guard
    Happy Trails rear brake lever bracket
    Dirt pegs
    No Toil air filter
    Low profile rear blinkers
    Eagle Mike Doohickey
    heavy-duty tubes

    The bike comes with 50/50 tires on it and a set of Tourances for the street. The tires still have some life in them.

    The bike runs beautifully - starts right up every time. I would have no reservations about riding it through South America.

    Luggage and helmet are NOT included.
  2. tweeder

    tweeder Farkle Queen

    Sep 18, 2005
    Greeley, CO
    Without a good look at the condition of the bike, I think the seller is pretty spot on. I think NADA is way off for used bikes personally.

    Checking SF Bay Area C-List shows some similar prices. Might be a little high for a 2000, but depends on your local values as well.

    Bottom line, seller is in the ball park to me. Good luck!
  3. Masterpotter

    Masterpotter Adventurer

    Nov 17, 2008
    Eastern PA
    I think that price is high. I have a 2001 I'll be selling soon and was thinking of starting at 1,800. I'd offer him less say 16 and work back up from there. These bikes do hold value better than you'd think. How is the plastic? That year green gets very chalky. Best of luck
  4. Dual Personality

    Dual Personality How many more days in life do we get to ride?

    Jul 14, 2012
    North Georgia
    Hey Ski man -

    Agree with Masterpotter on this, that price seems high. Mine's a 2007 that was bone stock with 8K miles - I normally don't like buying from a dealer but talked 'em down to $3,300 which is worth it.

    I've seen them the same year you're considering from right around $1,750
    so don't go higher than $1,900 with the mods.

  5. JTucker

    JTucker Long timer

    Sep 27, 2008
    West By God Virginia
    I bought and sold a mostly stock really good condition 02 KLR about four years ago with 10k miles on it for $2k. I'd say he's a little high.
  6. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

    Jan 9, 2005
    Über Alles,California
    According to blue book(the only one that matters) that bike is exactly in line and fairly priced, miles are less than average and the add ons put it right at his price. He might actually be a little bit low.
  7. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

    May 29, 2002
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    i'd say the owner will take 2k for it.

    don't forget it's spring coming on and bikes are at their ask highest price of the year.
  8. Skibikejunkie

    Skibikejunkie Adventurer

    Mar 5, 2013
    Utah, behind the Zion curtain
    Owner would have taken $2k, but he's a nice guy, an inmate, and a grad student, so the extra $100 meant more to him than to me. He's a grad student in art, so he threw in a beautiful piece of pottery as part of the deal. Plastics are chalky as shit, but it runs like a champ.

    Getting it home on a borrowed mototote was uneventful until the mototote failed four miles from home. No damage to the bike even though I dragged it on one of the bark busters for a block before being alerted by the driver behind me. Rode it the rest of the way in.

    Thanks, all, for the advice.
  9. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

    Jul 23, 2010
    Twin Cities, Minnesota USA
    Hope it works out. The first gen. KLR's are unique and on some levels more fun to build on than the new ones.
  10. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

    Sep 10, 2009
    Bitterroot Valley
    It has some of the better upgrades already. Paid about the same a year ago for my 2002, but had to add a lot of basic upgrades this bike already has. If it hasn't been laid down, scratched up, dented underneath too much, If it looks good and the karma sitting on it is good, then buy it. Check the valve clearances and ride. Lotsa miles left.
  11. KickStart1

    KickStart1 Lurking,with intent

    Jan 9, 2008
    Marshall,Minnesota Scandinavian Prairie Ghetto :)
    I bought my Red 06 KLR 650 for 2,200 cash.I think,the owner was battling a divorce situation.But the bike had 5300 mile's and maybe 800 on a set of T-63's and was on Craig's List out of Alexandria,Minn.The owner had only put on the 800 mile's that were on the T-63's after his purchase of the bike,used from a Kaw dealer in Fargo,ND.I asked about the Doohickey and got a :huh what's a DH ?. Paid the money and loaded the bike,blew out of there and 2,000 mile's later,have now considered selling most of my other bike's,spend the money from them for farkle's. :D I could easily own,a much more expensive bike(BMW etc).This bike is a great weekend,back road explorer and fit's what I want in that catagory,very well :norton