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Old 12-30-2012, 10:04 AM   #691
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He has another KTM for sale in the flea market... feel free to visit.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:01 AM   #692
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Wow! $17,000 for that bike with a bad water pump and other things at 2,000 miles. Hope thing will work out for you and your luck will turn around in the New Year. I really enjoy reading your RR.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:16 PM   #693
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Fucking sux, not like it was a bargin either.

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Old 12-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #694
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You would think so wouldn't you, I wanted to keep it below the deck and deal with the previous owner but he will not respond to any emails of phone calls.

Not going to be too long before I hang the dirty laundry out on him.

This is how it was advertised



This is how it was sent





Sent with bad waterpump, fooked shitty oil, stuffed oil filter and shit all through the motor .... bit disappointing really.
What a flipping toolshed this jerk is!
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:55 PM   #695
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The Other KTM for sale

Dont think ktm950se will be selling the other one so quick.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:47 PM   #696
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Been subscribed from the get go and enjoying except for Ellen's get off. And now this. Shipping a bike without cleaning it is bad enough but misleading the condition is unforgivable. $16,000 in extras is a new bike in its self

Hang in there Andi, hoping things get better.

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Old 12-30-2012, 10:20 PM   #697
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That is a shitty thing to do. I'm having a similar experience with my recently purchased 990, although not nearly as bad. It is my fault for not being diligent in my inspection of the bike and more direct in my questions before buying. Had I known about the lack of maintenance, the extent of needed repairs and the real possibility of a complete engine rebuild I would have offered $2k less.

If the previous owner had been forthcoming about the bike's problems, I would have known the guy to be honest and taken my chances on the deal. Again, it's my fault for not being thorough, but that doesn't excuse his deception and his willingness to let me drive off with a time bomb.

Too bad, now he's just another guy I can't trust.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:52 PM   #698
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Having seen what Andi has gone thru up close, it is certainly disappointing for him.

I recently brought a 990 then same way, for me it was a great experience and I now count the previous owners as friends.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:13 PM   #699
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That is a shitty thing to do. I'm having a similar experience with my recently purchased 990, although not nearly as bad. It is my fault for not being diligent in my inspection of the bike and more direct in my questions before buying. Had I known about the lack of maintenance, the extent of needed repairs and the real possibility of a complete engine rebuild I would have offered $2k less.

If the previous owner had been forthcoming about the bike's problems, I would have known the guy to be honest and taken my chances on the deal. Again, it's my fault for not being thorough, but that doesn't excuse his deception and his willingness to let me drive off with a time bomb.

Too bad, now he's just another guy I can't trust.
Mate I am sorry to hear that too, if I had known that this guy was FOS and just deceitful I would not have gone near it either or gone WAY less to cover for repairs.

Lesson learnt for me being a dumbarse trusting Kiwi, got to get around this in cost damage recovery mode hence selling basically all the good bits and put back on the factory stuff, expensive mistake unless he stumps up.

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Having seen what Andi has gone thru up close, it is certainly disappointing for him.

I recently brought a 990 then same way, for me it was a great experience and I now count the previous owners as friends.
If it weren't for the support of the local Phoenix crowd and our mates here it would be bloody hard to the point I probably would have packed it in and gone home by now, to be honest I have had enough of troubles and wouldn't mind a bit of a good run for a change.

Anyway, happy new year all, hope you have a great time with family and friends.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:12 AM   #700
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what a bugger...to have a bike so well set up yet in such poor condition must be a real let down.He is a poor judge of things though selling to a fellow adv rider and in the middle of a ride report too...whats he expect is gonna happen!
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:56 AM   #701
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Happy New Year

Andi and Ellen, we hope you have vastly improved fortunes in 2013.
As kiwis we find it hard to believe the latest let down you are dealing with. I want to come over and give you a big hug.
Hopefully you are getting loads of help and support from the good people around you.

The fireworks in Queenstown exploded with exuberant joy. I hope that your New Year does too.
Kia kaha
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:29 AM   #702
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Im sorry to hear of your shity luck in buying the bike. Looked like such a nice bike from the add.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:40 PM   #703
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Good luck Kiwis.

I can't believe the guy shipped you a dirty bike. You might, in some strange universe, and even that's a stretch, overlook the water pump, but shipping a dirty bike is just WRONG.

The guy needs a beat down just on principal. I looked at that add several times, and like you, I assumed it was a sweet ride. If I recall he said he had some kind of "life event" that forced a sale? Who knows the real story?

When I sell a bike, I prep it like I am going on a long trip myself. Full service. Then I detail it to the max. I always divulge any issues I have had and and any existing if there are any.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:31 PM   #704
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Happy New Year 2 Kiwi's
I hope all this bad karma can be left behind in 2012.
Time to ride into 2013.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:54 PM   #705
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Happy New Year 2 Kiwi's
I hope all this bad karma can be left behind in 2012.
Time to ride into 2013.
Happy New Year to you too mate, and to the people supporting us, Doug you are a good man, really appreciate it, so much support from the ADV community.

Have to admit to feeling a little less than party enthusiastic today ... few more drinks may raside enthusiasm
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