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A good buy?

Hi, I don't know much about KLRs but they look like the ideal bike to take RTW. I have been offered one for £535. It has no MOT and the guy says all it will need a new rear shocker and rear master cylinder. It is a KLR650 A2 - has covered 35 000 miles and apparently been well looked after and serviced regularly. So.....does it sound like a good buy or not?! Is a 35k KLR gonna be much passed its best?
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Me too! Sorry can't really answer your question but I would like to know the answer and would like to know if it's a good bike for a beginner to strip and rebuild? I reckon you've got to learn somewhere?
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I would say if you are going to moto the world, get one with less miles.
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I would say if you are going to moto the world, get one with less miles.
...based on what ? If it's been well maintained and had the oil regularly changed it could be a lot better than something that has been badly maintained with just 5k miles..... do you have some first hand KLR experience perhaps that you can share ? I've got a bike with over 100,000km on it (not a KLR for the record) and I wouldn't swap it for a bikes with less Km if you paid me.......
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I owned one of these machines a few years back now, it had more miles on it than the one you are considering, but its basic, cheap to fix and does what it says on the tin. I wouldn't worry about the mileage, mine went for years with just a basic service when I felt like it
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