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FS: 2005 Kawasaki KLR 650 in CA (with NC title) - USA

Hey guys,

I'm posting this KLR650 for my friend, John. He bought it 3 months ago (from another inmate, who also bought it from yet another inmate). His goal was to ride from his home in North Carolina, out to California and then back to North Carolina (via New Hampshire). The first part of his trip was great. He made it to Yosemite, where he parked the bike and went for a scramble up one of the domes. On his way down, his foot slipped... he slid down the ledge, went airborne, slide down another ledge, went airborne again and finally landed on a flat ledge about 100+ feet down... He ended up breaking his sacrum, a vertebrae (which came dangerously close to penetrating his spinal cord) and severely bruising his heal. He's incredibly lucky he didn't hit his head and lucky to be alive.

After spending a week at the hospital in Reno, he flew home to NC to begin the long road to recovery. Meanwhile, another awesome inmate helped get his bike to my garage (and that's a whole story in itself -- http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=888994). Sadly, he won't be riding anytime soon and he's made the difficult decision to sell the bike. I'm storing it in my garage. So here's the deal...

Bike Specs:
2005 Kawasaki KLR650
Mileage: 22K miles (4K from recent XC trip)
Color: Red
HUBB price: $3, 500
Registration / Title: North Carolina
Current Location: San Jose, California

Upgrades / New Parts:
Chain (which has been religiously lubed)
Heavy duty tubes
Brake pads
Happy Trails Cascade panniers (with locks)
Happy Trails 33 liter top case (with locks)
Happy Trails nerf bar / highway pegs / bashplate kit
Happy Trails SU rack kit
Happy Trails top plate
Lots of additional footman loops on panniers and top case for securing extra luggage on top.
Corbin dual platform seat
Pro Taper handle bars (with extra rise)
hand wind deflectors
IMS foot shift lever
Inline fuel filter
Relocated helmet lock.
Lots of stickers (so everything thinks you've been on adventures already)
Clymers manual

Brand Spankin' New:
Rear tire
Cleaned carb
Air filter
Oil change

What it could use:
Plastic side panels are missing

Spare Parts:
Air filter
Oil filter
Pre-routed clutch cable
Front and rear tubes
2+ gallon fuel jug
4x tie down straps
Assortment of bungee cables
Large blue waterproof tarp
Heavy duty coated wire cable with lock
Bottle of chain lube
Bottle of sunscreen
Large assortment of various tools
Riding gear may be available as well (assuming you're 6'3", 225lbs).

This bike is ready to ride cross country or cross continent and is the perfect opportunity for a fly and ride. I'm hoping a rider can put it to good use and keep the adventure alive! PM me if you'd like to come for a look. Thanks.


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