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Old 10-17-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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Can a LC8 950 Adventure be a collector item???


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That is the question I have been asking myself for quite some time...
...and I concluded that yes...it can in my garage! After having own 3 consecutive LC8 since 2004 I have now decided to double!

Tomorrow I will bring home one of the very first Adventure sold in UK. A grey early 2003 model with all its original parts and paperwork. Very decent overall canditions

Project is to bring it back to its original condition as it was when it was sold new...

I will keep you posted..

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Old 10-17-2014, 12:52 PM   #2
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I'm biased, so a big yes from me. They're the new Africa twin, and don't see them getting much cheaper than they are now.

My 04 (05 registered) 950 is a keeper, plenty of battle scars, but I personally like its patina, as I know it's history.

There are certain scratches that occurred in special places, that every time I notice them, I get transported back in time, to the time and place they happened.......................... it's like a bloody time machine.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:54 PM   #3
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Very Cool! Yeah, a good idea to do it while you can still get new bodywork, etc from KTM.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:55 PM   #4
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Not really.
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:14 PM   #5
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Not really.
Possibly...but why???

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Old 10-17-2014, 01:54 PM   #6
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I just bought one 05 Adv S with the same thought... However, there are not many people interested in them as much as BMWs
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:19 PM   #7
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To each their own. I only buy and own bikes I intend to ride. One day when Im super rich and cant find enough ways to spend my money I might decorate my mansion with favorite bikes of my past.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:29 PM   #8
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As I see the 1190, 1290, and the new 1050 all I can think is yes the 950 and 990 will become a collectors item. The 950 really is 95% Dakar rally bike. It should be desirable long into the future.
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:01 PM   #9
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I'm biased, so a big yes from me. They're the new Africa twin, and don't see them getting much cheaper than they are now.

My 04 (05 registered) 950 is a keeper, plenty of battle scars, but I personally like its patina, as I know it's history.

There are certain scratches that occurred in special places, that every time I notice them, I get transported back in time, to the time and place they happened.......................... it's like a bloody time machine.
My third one was a black 2008 model bought new in Dec 2009. After using it for long street trips (Manchester to Palermo and back among others) I decided to trasform it into an S model for off riding. I bought off ebay a whole set of scratch plastics and saved the black original one for collection porpouse. I don't want to sell it unless I will be forced!










...and after S conversion







This is the one I will be using regularly. The 950 2003 will be a "vintage" project!

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Old 10-17-2014, 03:03 PM   #10
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As I see the 1190, 1290, and the new 1050 all I can think is yes the 950 and 990 will become a collectors item. The 950 really is 95% Dakar rally bike. It should be desirable long into the future.
That exactely what I tought!

A 990 2008 model first and only owner
A 950 2003 model with complete paperwork

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Old 10-17-2014, 03:10 PM   #11
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I think so, its the last of the real rally / adventure bikes!
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:40 PM   #12
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My third one was a black 2008 model bought new in Dec 2009. After using it for long street trips (Manchester to Palermo and back among others) I decided to trasform it into an S model for off riding. I bought off ebay a whole set of scratch plastics and saved the black original one for collection porpouse. I don't want to sell it unless I will be forced!










...and after S conversion







This is the one I will be using regularly. The 950 2003 will be a "vintage" project!

N
When I first saw the blue Dakar s bikes I didn't like them, but now I think they are the cream of the crop. Absolutely gorgeous.


I still think the 950 has the best character, the low rev running has never been bettered by the injected bikes, good as they are with a bit of fettling.

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Old 10-17-2014, 04:14 PM   #13
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I'm sorry Frog, I really don't mean to be a dick, but did you have to quote that?
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:44 PM   #14
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I'm sorry Frog, I really don't mean to be a dick, but did you have to quote that?
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:52 PM   #15
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Did you have to quote the whole post? Couldn't you have just clicked on "Reply" instead? Just makes for a lot of unnecessary scrolling.

I know...I'm a complete tool for speaking up and saying something.
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