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WTB DR650, KLR650, or similar in Europe

WTB 1996 or later DR650, must be electric start, may have racks, etc. Tank size not important. or, KLR650, doohickey done. Prefer cheap and reliable, maybe oxymoron here? Cosmetics not important. Tires can be replaced, windshield added, blah, blah... Budget around $2000 USD, wanted for April/May 2013.

Or similar bike? The closer the bike is to Russia the better. UK seems to have low prices, any others? PM with email address and I will get back to you.
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I'm guessing that you are from the States; there are various clues in your post!
The thing is that you are not going to find many of those two bikes for sale in Europe - new ones haven't been on sale here for quite some time, so there aren't many left nowadays.
Those that do remain are likely to be either well thrashed, with high miles, or owned as collectors' bikes by folk who either will not part with them or would ask for a crazy price, well beyond your 2K US.

If you scan through UK ebay eBay - one of the UK's largest shopping destinations then you will find over 20K bikes for sale at any one time and that will give you a current idea of what is available here in the UK.
Ditto for, say, ebay Germany etc etc.

Just as a "For instance":-
In the 600-650 cc bracket fall the singles:
F650GS, XT600/660, DRZ400S (well it nearly falls in that bracket!)
and the twins:
DL650, Versys, Transalp (but the Africa Twin is very over priced nowadays).

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OK, so I now look at Freewinds, Dominators, and different KLX, DRZ alphabet soup bikes.

BTW, Any HU/ADV folks in Germany who could go and look at a bike (or 3) for me? I posted a "help eyes in Germany" for Trondel, Warren, and Waldrach areas. Bikes are from private sellers. Maybe you know some bike clubs and similar?

I would love to get the crazy Polish guys to look for me, I bet they would be brutal!

PM me with answers and help from the gods at HU!
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I would love to get the crazy Polish guys to look for me, I bet they would be brutal!

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I know some DR650 SE here in Poland. KLR are not popular here, they are rare, but cheaper than DR. 2kUSD is enough. Are you going to Russia? On German/Polish plates? Or you are going to register it on your name?

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Where Bikes?

I have been looking at mobile.de and saw 3 bikes that were in the 1200-1350 Euro range, with about 30-45Km on them. I sent email to say interested, but no reply yet. My budget is to stay as low as possible. I need a bike similar to DR/KLR that is around 165 Kg, require a sound engine and transmission, electrics that are working and drive chain that will move the bike.

If the seat is not perfect, tank dented, rust on parts if the frame etc... does not matter so much. I only want 1 bike, but will look at many to help the search. The bikes above looked pretty good in a photo, not all that bad IMHO.

I was looking at these places so far:
*54320 Waldrach, Germany
West about 70 miles of Weisbaden/Mainz, near Trier and Luxembourg border (Freewind)

*24321 Tröndel, Germany About 20 miles East of Keil, 50 miles north of Lubeck (DR650SE)

*Warren (Muritz) Germany about 75 miles east of Hamburg, about 85 miles SE of Lubeck (Freewind)

I would register in my name with a German/Polland/?? address. Insurance in my name also. I hope to avoid useless stuff like VAT(?), MOT, and TAX like in UK. By the way, what are MOT and VAT?
Of course, a plus would be if the bike had topcase/side bags already on it and so on. The trip is to go across Russia to Vladivostok.

PM or email suggestions...
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.... By the way, what are MOT and VAT? ...
In the UK MOT stands for Ministry Of Transport and is an annual test that vehicles over 3 years old must pass for roadworthiness.

VAT is Value Added Tax which is a sales tax but it does not apply to secondhand vehicles although there are exceptions for some commercial vehicles but VAT will not apply for privately bought motorbikes.
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