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Old 02-05-2011, 12:35 AM   #1
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Hi everyone!!

So yes I am working on my Senior Thesis for my BFA at UAA (which happens to be a Gallery Show because my primary emphasis is on photography) And I was wanting to buy a KLR 650 so that I can drive around Canada and lower 48 in the last half of summer so that I can collect enough images to full up the gallery, I donít need a bike that is farkled to the max. In reality I just want a reliable KLR that has the doohickey upgrade and maybe the thermabob upgrade as well. Good condition and relativity low miles ( well as low as can be expected ) However Iím not really made out of money and when I factor in how much insurance is going to cost. I can really only afford 3800-4200 dollars. Is this enough to get me the bike I need to finish my Senior Thesis? Where could I go in anchorage to buy such a bike? I could get it from lower 48 and then drive it all the way back up but I really want to buy it up here so I have to deal with less paperwork for regestration. What do you think?


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Old 02-05-2011, 02:00 PM   #2
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In this case craigslist is your friend. I see them listed right in your price range - about one a month would be my guess. Even if you had to do the upgrades yourself after purchasing they aren't that expensive and there are enough of us owners around willing to supply tools and advice.

As far as insurance goes...I guess that depends on a lot of factors, but I know as a middle-aged dude with no tickets/accidents in 23 years I pay $130.00 a year for 2 bikes. Almost ridiculously cheap compared to what I pay on the 4 wheeled vehicles.

Good luck.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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When are you looking to buy? I was thinking of selling my '09 toward the end of the summer. It will probably have around 5000 miles by then, but I have not do the "Doo" or thermobob.
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