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08 in Pitermaritzburg 3 years 2 months ago #110175

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This bike is at a dealer. Does anybody know it. Would like some info e.g. doohickey etc.
Thanks

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08 in Pitermaritzburg 3 years 2 months ago #110181

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Roes, I'm in PMB ...I'm not sharp with the mechanics but will willingly chat to the seller, go take pics and look at the bike for you if you want.. let me know. I haven't seen that bike around PMB and I've no idea who owns it. I can't find it on Gumtree, where is it advertised?
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08 in Pitermaritzburg 3 years 2 months ago #110182

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...I've found the ad ...I know where the dealership is.
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08 in Pitermaritzburg 3 years 2 months ago #110183

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Thanks Scab. I contacted them and they sent me more pics. There's accident damage on the rhs. Looks like shroud is broken. Would like to know whether there is more damage. And what your opinion is on the buy. If it's not any trouble.
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08 in Pitermaritzburg 3 years 2 months ago #110184

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Roes wrote:
Thanks Scab. I contacted them and they sent me more pics. There's accident damage on the rhs. Looks like shroud is broken. Would like to know whether there is more damage. And what your opinion is on the buy. If it's not any trouble.

Is the price VERY good? Otherwise I'd steer clear.

Look for one that is in your area where you can personally go and ride the bike. It gives you the opportunity to feel whether the steering head bearings are fine, the condition of the chain and sprockets, whether all electrics are functional, see hidden damage, feel the operation of the clutch and accelerator cables, feel the seat, etc, etc. These are all small things that be sorted out, but can quickly push the cost up by R10k, especially if you add a plane ticket or transport on top of it!

Oh! And keep in mind that the 2008-2009 silver frames were the ones likely to suffer from the "excessive oil usage/oval cylinder" issue!
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08 in Pitermaritzburg 3 years 2 months ago #110185

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www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters...47557040911154965109

This one (for example) you can view yourself and make the guy a fair offer. Low kms, plus you get to meet the previous owner. His house and character will tell you WAAAAYYY more than a quick external inspection of the bike!
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08 in Pitermaritzburg 3 years 2 months ago #110186

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Piet wrote:
Oh! And keep in mind that the 2008-2009 silver frames were the ones likely to suffer from the "excessive oil usage/oval cylinder" issue!

3 of my friends with 08 /silver frame jobs all have had severe oil consumption issues, to the point of doing 685 conversions to rectify it... yet some forum members here have not... either way I'd steer clear... just my 5c worth B)
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08 in Pitermaritzburg 3 years 2 months ago #110187

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Piet wrote:
www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters...47557040911154965109

This one (for example) you can view yourself and make the guy a fair offer. Low kms, plus you get to meet the previous owner. His house and character will tell you WAAAAYYY more than a quick external inspection of the bike!
Ek stem saam, Piet, maar daai ou wil R45000 hĂȘ en wil nie budge nie. Vir n 2008 is dit baie. Buite my budget anyway. Ek kyk maar net na al my opsies.
Daar is n baie netjiese 2006 vir 32k waarop ek definitief n offer gaan maak.
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2008 Green KLR so far so good! - sold
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08 in Pitermaritzburg 3 years 2 months ago #110188

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Roes, I've just been to view the bike....sent you a PM.
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08 in Pitermaritzburg 3 years 2 months ago #110189

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Scab wrote:
Roes, I've just been to view the bike....sent you a PM.
Thanks. Sent you a wattsap.
2008 Green KLR written off
2006 Green KLR put to rest
2008 Green KLR so far so good! - sold
2004 Blue Honda Varadero XL1000V
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