Used KLR question ?¿?¿

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Wannabee, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Wannabee

    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

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    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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  2. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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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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  3. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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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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  4. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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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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  5. Wannabee

    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

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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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  6. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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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"

    I say it's all good... don't feel bad either way
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  7. RandoCommando

    RandoCommando Wannabe

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    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/Motorcycles/2007/Kawasaki/KL650A7F-KLR-650-651cc/Standard-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.
    Search tempest is your friend.

    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/nva/mcy/3539223268.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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  8. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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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! :D)

    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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  9. Pugsly

    Pugsly n00b

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    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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  10. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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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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  11. Kawidad

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    There is wisdom in this post. :freaky
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  12. past_tense

    past_tense Adventurer

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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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  13. Wannabee

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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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  14. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    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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  15. pjm204

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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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  16. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    feeling violated is your call -- what the bike is worth, to you, may not be what it would be worth, to me . . . . .


    that said, if it is that far away, it's tough to KNOW what kind of shape it's really in . . . . .



    my first question would be, why does this bike have less than 250 miles a year on it?
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  17. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    New 2013 (or 2012) KLR650s for less than $ 3850?

    Referral, please.
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  18. trapperj

    trapperj Been here awhile

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    I have owned a few KLRs and have a 2012 now that I may sell. I bought and farkleled her up and after getting her like I wanted may sell. I know there's a flea mkt section and may list there later.

    In my experience if a seller can get 1/3 to 1/2 of the $ he spent on accessories he's lucky. Thats the question one has to answer...pull the farkles and sell the bike stock or sell it all fixed up. Thing is, everybody's idea of a perfect KLR is going to be different.

    Not trying to hijack the thread here...hope I'm not breaking any rules..but my black 2012 has 3300 miles..SW motech bars..adv monster #60 LEDs ..hid on both low and high beams..Cogent rear shock..progressive front springs..wolfman tank bag..nice rear tail bag. Larger windshield. New hiendau k60 on rear. It's black ..the Matt finish with black wheels. Ill ask more but if it sold for $5200 I'd be happy. Oils been changed 4 times..I truly think its better than new.

    Op...enjoy the hunt. IMHO the best part of buying a new bike is the hunt. KLRs are kinda like dead cats. They are everywhere.
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  19. Wannabee

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    I have found the opinions usefull , I ask because I have never owned a KLR , but have bought bikes in here and tripled the mileage and sold it for what I paid for it . I guess it's all in what that particular person is looking for at the time .
    I did ask why so little miles and his answer was he has sportbikes and didn't like riding this one . Why he kept it for 6 years I don't know .
    I will keep looking for the perfect bike for me , and will probably ask other questions if the time arises
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