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2008 KLR650 for sale in Buenos Aires, 14k miles

LOOKS: First off the bike is ugly. Good ugly though. Maybe even tough ugly. The week before I left Texas, Mexican authorities found 48 decapitated bodies on the side of the road I would be taking and every person on the planet seemed to be telling me I would be killed as soon as I crossed into Mexico on such a beautiful bike...the bike truly was beautiful, having only been ridden 1,100 miles when I bought it....so to appease my family and my own sense of fear, I sanded it down and painted it Battleship Grey!

Since riding down from Texas, I've never once had a cop solicit me for a bribe. If aesthetics is your thing, this bike turns heads big time. I rode with some other KLR riders in Medellin for a week and people gawked at the insanity of my bike while ignoring their brand new bikes. Still not convinced that an ugly bike is your friend? The first time you drop it and realize you didn't mess up the paint job but only added to it...well that, my friend, is priceless.

I'm currently in Sucre, Bolivia with just over 11k miles on the clock but will have closer to 14k by the time I get to Buenos Aires. If the timing is right, I'm also willing to sell in Punta Arenas or Ushuaia.

THE IMPORTANT PART!
The bike is mechanically solid. I haven't had any problems with the exception of altitude hiccups which were cured by an incredible and highly recommended mechanic I found on Horizons Unlimited out of Cuenca, Ecuador. The bike has been rejetted for altitude and even managed a 16,000 ft pass through the Andes, 2 up.

The bike is lowered a couple of inches...the first owner bought this bike in 08, set it up to be "Ready for anything" after going through a divorce, then decided he'd just get another wife and sold me the bike to his specifications. I had no idea it was lowered as I'd already been riding it comfortably for several thousand miles. I'm 6ft1 and its been perfect. You will soon appreciate not having to throw your leg so high over the seat. If you want it raised, I'm told its an easy adjustment, I've just never bothered.

Full service maintenance in San Antonio, Texas...San Miguel, El Salvador....Medellin, Colombia....Cuenca, Ecuador...Lima, Peru...and now in Sucre...I've taken care of this bike, just haven't washed it. I like attention but not from cops! New front brakes in Medellin plus a custom seat thats not only comfy but great for a passenger. Oil changed every 2k, chain cleaned and lubed regularly as well.
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Unfortunately for me, fortunately for you, the bike has barely seen anything but pavement. Brand new Perelli tires in Ecuador, though the rear will probably need to be replaced in Buenos Aires.

I can't say enough how much I love this bike and how fun this trip has been. If whoever buys it is willing to leave the current I'm Sexy and I Know It paint job on and ride it back up to Texas, you can bet your ass I would buy the bike back, I just don't want to pay 2k to ship it.

Extras:

Happy trails skid plate and engine guard.
Happy trails soft or hard luggage racks. I have soft bags but there are slots on it for hard cases to attach.
Nelson Rigg saddlebags + rain covers
Trunk Lock box, fits a laptop plus a bunch of clothes.
KLR softbags that run through custom mounting on the Trunk Lock Box (see pics) Plenty of storage!!!
The big thick owners manual that cost me 70 bucks but the bike has been so solid that I haven't taken it out even once the entire trip.
Custom seat, with raised passenger seat.
Aftermarket exhaust so its louder (and lighter) than most. Want to piss off every village you ever drive through? Take off the airbox lid and its insanely loud. I did this before rejetting the carb and it was so loud I had to wear earplugs.
Upgraded subframe bolts PLUS professionally welded extra aluminum to the rear to provide more support. All bolts were loc-tited back home and again in Medellin just to be sure

I can include all of my tools, riding gear, and spare tubes (I've never had a flat!) for an extra fee. I would even be happy to have the bike fully serviced in BA to make sure you can ride off into the sunset as soon as you get here while I curse you from my airplane seat home. Bike is registered in Texas.

Priced very fair at $4,300, including more than $1000 in extras!
markdennis1111@gmail.com

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I'm very interested in your bike and sent you an email.
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hey,
is the bike still for sale?
if so? where and when?
i might b interested so mail me contact details on yellow_cosmic_warrior@yahoo.com
and i'll call u or whatever u prefer.
Arne
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Hi is your motorbike is still for sale ?

I would be interested if you haven't found somebody to buy it.

Thanks oeilduzig@gmail.com

Pierre-Olivier
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