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Old 02-21-2015, 06:10 PM   #1
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Looking at picking up a 990, questions about price

Hey folks,

Found a local '08 990, been on the hunt for quite some time but they aren't overly common here in Northern Alberta. My question is about millage, currently has 57000kms on the clock (35000 miles). In the last 10000kms it's had the valves adjusted, fuel pump and filters replaced, new plugs and rear brake pads. Chain and sprockets have about 15k on them, suspension has never been serviced and he says tires are good for about 5k before they will need to be replaced.

Has skid plate, crash bars, tank bag, panniers, cruise and extended windshield.

He is asking $8900. I would imagine I can get him to move a little on price, but I'm wondering if it is worth it. Should I just keep looking, still a couple of months away from ridding season or should I snatch it up and start prepping it for riding season.

I should add, he claims it's only seen about 1000kms of offroad use. I can assure you if I do pick it up, it will see a hell of a lot more kms of offroad.
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:08 PM   #2
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Hard for me to comment about pricing in Canada, but the mileage is fine. New tires rarely last 5k when new. The bikes you get up there may be a little different from US spec. Here the '07.'08 were the first gen FI and some people think they are a little surgy.
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:29 PM   #3
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08 990

I paid 8k for mine with 20k on the clock in california. Mine had a lot of miles in baja with a few scratches. Bags, crash bars, suspension front and rear all service up to date but needed tires. My riding buddy has 80k on his and has never had the motor apart, not easy miles either! If you can get him down to 8k I would think its a good deal. Mine also had the G2 throttle so I haven't noticed the surge that some had reported. Good luck.
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:15 PM   #4
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I paid $9K US for my 2008 with 9K miles on it. No meaningful services had been done, but that was OK, as I was going to do every service myself anyways.
Seems a little pricey.
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:31 PM   #5
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Current conversion rate has 8900 canadian worth about 7100 US. It does seem a little high, but there are extremely hard to find.
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:32 PM   #6
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That's about $7100 US...that's not a bad price at all.
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:44 PM   #7
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How often should the suspension be serviced? I'm guessing at 55k it's long overdue.
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:47 PM   #8
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Ride the bike first, see if it draws attention to itself. If you find yourself thinking, "Hey...this suspension kinda sucks", if you're all over the place with adjustments and just can't quite get it to do what you think it should, then yeah, it's due.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:17 AM   #9
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Now this is a smokin' hot bike for the price $9K:
http://modesto.craigslist.org/mcy/4838243887.html


A bit too far away and then there is the whole aduana issue.
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:49 PM   #10
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With the exchange rate these days it's hardly worth it to look south of the boarder.
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:00 PM   #11
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They're certainly holding their value. I think I gave mine away @ $5500 w/ 60k miles. I seriously doubt, unless the bike is a junkyard dog we'll ever see prices that low again. Last year at this time $6000 would have been a common price for any 2007.

The 1190's have ensured our 9X0's have bottomed out and surely clean, low mile bikes will rise in price from here. Thank you KTM!
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Old 02-24-2015, 04:58 PM   #12
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I saw one sell, today, at a dealer for $8900, 2009 990 Adventure, white, immaculate, 6800 miles. Front exhaust header was still shining like new.

Included hard aluminum pannier boxes, rear racks, top plate, and hard GPS mount.






This was a good deal, but still a fair price. They sold new here for $14,000.

Your quoted price sounds high.
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:24 PM   #13
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Did you mean "Sell" or "For Sale"?






*Not for me, of course...for a...a "friend"...yeah, that's it.*
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:21 AM   #14
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In all of Western Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC) I've found 3 9x0 for sale. An '04 950 at a dealer with 31000kms and some farkles for 9k, the '08 with 56000km I mentioned for 8900(he's willing to take 8500) and a 2012 with 4500kms and FMF exhaust for 14k (he's willing to 13k for it), I'm really leaning towards the 12, but he's 7 hours each way from me. Thinking of flying there and ridding it back, provided the weather cooperates.

Like I said, these things are hard to find up here. I've been checking every source I know of.
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:24 AM   #15
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I saw one sell, today, at a dealer for $8900, 2009 990 Adventure, white, immaculate, 6800 miles. Front exhaust header was still shining like new.

Included hard aluminum pannier boxes, rear racks, top plate, and hard GPS mount.


This was a good deal, but still a fair price. They sold new here for $14,000.

Your quoted price sounds high.
Even that is $11000 here with exchange rate.
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