I put an add in the Kijiji buy and sell looking for a winter project motorcycle. Someone contacted me with a 2006 KLR650 that runs but has electrical issues. He wants it gone but hopes someone will save it from the junk yard. He will even deliver it if I want to take it. It has been parked for the last two years. Adam dropped the KLR off at 10:00 this morning and we went to the insurance company to transfer it into my name. When I got home I rolled it into the back yard and sprayed it down with a strong cleaner and hosed a couple years of patina off it. It needs a fair bit of work alright. There is 26000 km on the odometer but it stopped working about 8000 km ago so 32000km. It had a rattle can paint job on most of the plastic and gas tank. The tank looks good inside and the petcock was turned off so the carburettor might not be too bad. The chain and sprockets are very worn out . It has new Dunlop D606 tires on it . There are a lot of zip ties holding parts on the bike. Apparently it would blow a fuse when you tried to crank the starter you could push start it though. The owner replaced the starter solenoid but that did not help. Previously the wiring harness was replaced for other electrical gremlins. He said he was tired of spending money on it and parked it. The first thing I am going to do is clean the carburettor and tank and change the oil and filter make sure there is coolant in it and get it running and take it from there. Worst case scenario I may have a good engine and lots of spare parts or a good cylinder head for a KLR that had a cam bearing failure. Rolling the bike in gear the engine has compression and I can hear the starter sprag clutch turning the starter. I'm a real sucker for punishment. But it will give me something to do when the weather turns cold.