The KLR and the Vee are in completely different leagues as far as long-term durability. Yes, the KLR is a durable engine, and a tank of a bike, but 100,000 miles is exceptional. They're usually drinking oil long before then (then again a big bore kit is relatively cheap).
My Vee is somewhere around 115,000 miles and doesn't use a drop of oil, nor do I expect it to for a looooooong time to come. IIRC, the 400,000 mile guy wasn't burning any oil either, although he was seeing some base gasket leaks starting.
Again, I've seen a lot of folks miss literally years of riding over a couple hundred bucks; their "gotta get that perfect deal" urge is far stronger than the urge to go ride, which I don't quite understand.
TBH, I'd be far more wary of a very low mileage bike than one with 65K miles. Letting it sit is the absolute worst thing you can do to a motorcycle. Second worst, I guess.
And factor in travel time and various inconveniences, too; for example, a bike in Indiana is worth a bit more to me because there's a lot less bureaucratic BS to endure. I've learned the hard way that a bike in Kentucky is normally not worth the effort because they still require titles to be notarized down there and it almost always turns into a giant, pointless pain in the ass. I've bought bikes from Michigan and Illinois without too many issues.
On paper, that "high mileage" Vee is definitely worth a closer look, and if everything lines up and it seems reasonably well-maintained, make an offer and go ride!
2002 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, Dark Metallic Space Blue
1983 Suzuki GS850G, Cosmic Blue
2005 KLR685, Aztec Red - Turd II.2, the ReReTurdening
Last edited by bwringer; 07-18-2019 at 09:49 AM.