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Old 26 Feb 2010
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Question how many Km is too much??

Hello there boyz and Gals!!! !!

i've planned a tour in south america, roughly 20.000km, and i'm gonna need a bike.... i have looked around for the last few months and i finally have my 2 option:

KLR 650

Africa Twin


Now, i never owned any of the two but i did lots of research on the KLR and seems to be a good bike , easy to fix and find part for it and a 4/5 years model is pretty cheap too.

i will start my trip in chile, and i might go to argentina to buy the bike.

well to make a long stori short...


HOW RELAIBLE IS AN AFRICA TWIN COSIDERING THAT YOU CAN ONLY FIND MAX A 2000 MODEL??
are 40 000 km too much for it>>>???


i know a lot of that can vary from the previous owner and the way he treated the bike, but lets say the bike looks good and has 50 000km and is a 1998....would that be ok with an other 20 000km on top of it??? 70% tarmak ??


thank you very much for taking some time to read this tread, i'm very cunfuse...i would love to buy an africa twin but i'm a bit scared is gonna be a bit too risky...

please thoughts!!!!


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Hello there boyz and Gals!!! !!

i've planned a tour in south america, roughly 20.000km, and i'm gonna need a bike.... i have looked around for the last few months and i finally have my 2 option:

KLR 650

Africa Twin


Now, i never owned any of the two but i did lots of research on the KLR and seems to be a good bike , easy to fix and find part for it and a 4/5 years model is pretty cheap too.

i will start my trip in chile, and i might go to argentina to buy the bike.

well to make a long stori short...


HOW RELAIBLE IS AN AFRICA TWIN COSIDERING THAT YOU CAN ONLY FIND MAX A 2000 MODEL??
are 40 000 km too much for it>>>???


i know a lot of that can vary from the previous owner and the way he treated the bike, but lets say the bike looks good and has 50 000km and is a 1998....would that be ok with an other 20 000km on top of it??? 70% tarmak ??


thank you very much for taking some time to read this tread, i'm very cunfuse...i would love to buy an africa twin but i'm a bit scared is gonna be a bit too risky...

please thoughts!!!!


Cheerss!!"!!!

As with any bike.. It's not necessarily the mileage, its the condition , and how it has been looked after.

You can easily put 100,000 PLUS on an Africa Twin with no problems. Many have done.

The Africa twin is better road bike than the KLR but quite a bit heavier. It really is a handful, especially when fully loaded.

Id be perfectly happy with a 1998, 50,000km Africa twin. Just swap the fuel pump for a vacumn one, check the countershaft seal and enjoy !!
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I've invested about £3000 in this bike over the last 12-18 months. I was going to put it up for sale in the Autumn for £2750 but if someone offers me something like that before then, i'd be hard pressed to turn them down !!

Very nice bike. If only I didn't have a TA.....

However, I'd consider blanking the 'plate using any image editing programme.

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