I've been looking for a KLR for a while now. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689739 I wanted to get a project bike (I do this as a hobby, actually addiction is a better word). So, I combined my 2 desires and have acquired a very sad 2000 KLR650. It is truly a sad little motorcycle. It was crashed about 3 years ago and shortly thereafter the PO parked it under a pole barn and left it to rot. I got an okay deal, but not smoking; however, time will tell on how good of a deal or not. The crash damage appears to be light. The biggest thing I can see is the frame is cracked right in front of the mount point for the sub-frame assembly. The crack is hairline and does not appear to be serious. I think a skilled welder (not me) could take care of it with relative ease. I also think the sub-frame itself is slightly bent sideways. However, it's so slight that further inspection and dis-assembly is required. The bigger issue is the weather damage from sitting uncovered exposed to the elements for 3 years. Fortunately, it came from a dry climate, so I hoping that will also be minimal. I just got it, so I don't know where it all stands right now. The PO said it ran fine when he parked it. He just got tired of it and drank some orange koolaid (that he ended up hating). My goal is to assemble a bike that I can ride the TAT or Great Divide Trail on, with comfort. Time will tell all. I'm not much on build reports, so I'll try, but it might be thin. I'll try to keep progress posted as I go.