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#1 Gtractor ONLINE  

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Posted July 13, 2016 - 08:59 PM

I can't remember if its a KLM or KLR,  anyways,

 

While making a delivery today this darn bike was sitting there. People ought to know I can't resist a bike!  The temptation is just too much. I got a real bad case of "shiny object syndrome" on the spot.

 An employee at the customers owns it.  He has trouble reaching the ground because its so tall so he's thinking he'd sell it.  My nearly 300 pounds holds it a lil lower plus I'm taller than he is........

 

Forgot the year but it has a lot of miles.  35,xxx, which I'm not scared of, but know it effects the value. Brand new front tire, chain, and sprockets 600 miles ago.  Back tire is real good.  Runs perfect. Only thing wrong is the front forks leak slightly out of the seals. 

$1600 as is - $1800 with the forks resealed.  

 

I know some of you are into bikes.  I'd like constructive criticism.

 

Sorry the pic is foggy,  Had the air-co cranked in the company truck and humidity was something over 3000% as usual here in Missouri. [State of Misery]  When I got the camera out it fogged over.

 

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Edited by Gtractor, July 14, 2016 - 07:35 AM.

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Posted July 13, 2016 - 09:06 PM

I have a Goldwing and a nice XL250S dual sport. 

The Goldwing is too much bike for me anymore.  My low back and hips will not allow cross country riding so I don't need anything that big. 

The 250 is maxed out at 65MPH and buzzy.  It never see's mud,  but I do like a dirt road or unimproved trail now and then. 

Thinking maybe I should consolidate into one bike.    ???  


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Posted July 13, 2016 - 09:53 PM

Looks like a KLR to me. I would love to have one of the 650 thumpers but the ones I see for sale are out of my price range. I have rode all my life starting on minibikes as kid on the farm. I still ride big and small dirt and street. We have to keep a big bike around for the wife and I and the occasional road trips that we take. I seem to have a thing with vintage so most of what we have is usually 60's-80's stuff. One of my favorite vintage models is the Honda CB900c. Here is picture of one of mine. We took this one on a 800 mile round trip with a couple of newer Harleys and a Yahaha Harley wannabe and we seemed to out comfort everyone else,we got the best fuel milage and seemed to be able to out accelerate the other bikes too with our "old and smaller" bike. I would grab the KLR if it runs good.

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Posted July 13, 2016 - 10:38 PM

That's a beautiful bike!   :thumbs:

 

Back in the mid 80's brother had a full dress CB900.  He loved it. 


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Posted July 13, 2016 - 10:39 PM

The KLR650 is a pretty good bike.  The adventure rider guys are into them.  I'd say the price is kind of high, so I'd pass on it.  With everything working on it and no issues $1500 would be a better price.  I'd wait if I were you and get a nice Honda XR650L.  You'll be able to find one with half the miles and no issues for what the guy is asking for the KLR.


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Posted July 14, 2016 - 07:23 AM

Never was into the dirt bikes.  The style just didn't appeal to me.  Put several thousand miles on a '75 Goldwing full dress years ago.  A job change and bought a house so riding time was limited.  Gold wing went with a trucker to California.  Balance is not good enough for a bike any more so stay with 4 wheel under me, like GT's.


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Posted July 14, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Darn good buy!

In that condition, they generally outlast the owner, and run forever.
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Posted July 14, 2016 - 11:21 AM

$200 to fix the forks is cheap, parts alone are most of that.  He's either getting a deal on the fork rebuild or it won't be done right......


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Posted July 15, 2016 - 08:35 PM

The price is ok. I wouldn't pay an extra 200 for fork seals. Kit is like 25 bucks plus some oil. You can make a seal driver out of PVC pipe split down the lenght.

I am of a fan of the 650s. My buddy has an xr650l. It's a nice bike but a bit heavy for the woods for me.

I am over the woods now. I have been looking at a ton of bikes. I have narrowed it down to a ninja 650r and a fzr8. Might not buy anything till next year

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Posted July 22, 2016 - 12:03 PM

I haven't made a delivery to that customer since back on the 13th.  I did stop in on the 15th to tell him I'd take it but he was out spraying a customers field.  Then the 20th a co-worker made a delivery there and the guy said his wife put the kibosh on the sale.  :(

 

The good news is wives change their minds often - or so I'm told.   I've never had a wife.  :smilewink:

 

If she changes her mind again, I'll be ready...



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Posted July 22, 2016 - 02:50 PM

I've never had a wife.

 

Do you ever get tired of hunting and fishing all the time?


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Posted July 22, 2016 - 03:27 PM

Only hunting I do is for things with engines like garden tractors, motorcycles, trucks, and old farm tractors. 

Although I did have a bad infestation of starlings this spring.  :smilewink:

 

Haven't went fishing in two years.  Never was my thing.

Here is my  Thing

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Posted July 22, 2016 - 07:05 PM

 

Here is my  Thing

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C'mon Kris, This is a family forum!!   :wave:


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Posted July 22, 2016 - 08:41 PM

Sorry Doug.  I'll not show my thingy anymore.  :rolling:

 

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