Extended Warranty Questions - 2013 990 Baja

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  1. grant22

    grant22 Been here awhile

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    Hi men, let me first apologize for not having searched first.......I'm currently on my way to Phx to pick up a Baja and wanted to ask about opinions on an extended warranty, and was hoping you could all help without me doing a search.

    I'm not looking for the opinions such as 'I never get an extended warranty' or broad opinions like that. I've owned many new small engine vehicles and have never bought extended warranties. Never bought them for cars, either. It's also turned out ok every time.

    The 990 has me a little more apprehensive though due to its complexities and expensive repair costs.

    Regarding 990 Adventures specifically, what do you guys think about a 5 year warranty for $899? Yay or nay? Does any little mod void KTM's warranty?

    Within the first 5 years of ownership, have any of you needed to use your warranty or had problems causing you to wish you had a warranty?

    Thx for any help.
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  2. catalina38

    catalina38 Long timer

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    I wouldn't bother with the extended service contract and you have until the factory warranty runs out to buy it. Ride the bike for a year or two depending on the length of the warranty then decide. You can then shop around for a better deal with out the salesman pressure.
    $899 is not a good deal.
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  3. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    When faced with the same decision, I passed on the warranty. I figured I was likely to make so many modifications to the bike they could easily avoid paying out on it. Also, they could easily argue abuse based on the condition the bike will be in after the standard warranty expires.

    Further, I guessed the odds of my totalling the bike in some crash was greater than catastrophic loss of engine parts. For that, I have insurance.

    Don't know if that helps.

    Watch out on the highway with the 908 tire. Not stable. The Corvair of tire combinations.
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  4. grant22

    grant22 Been here awhile

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    Thx guys. I'll likely pass on it.

    Regarding tires, I'm having them put on some different tires.
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  5. GJ990

    GJ990 Been here awhile

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    The 908 front end has a wiggle when hitting a tar snake or crossing the center line under acceleration and after 2500 miles it has become less of an issue, but I wouldn't call them outright dangerous. They are so good off road that I've actually accepted the trade off. I find them stable up to 85 but they do get dicey above that. I would love to try this bike with proper road tires like the Conti TAs, but I'm hesitant in losing a lot of off road capability. The sandy tracks in FL will most likely not take well to a road biased tire.
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  6. catalina38

    catalina38 Long timer

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    PM sent 908RR tires
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  7. GJ990

    GJ990 Been here awhile

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    Which tires did you request?
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  8. grant22

    grant22 Been here awhile

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    T63
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  9. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    a 130:eek1? do they make a 150? I don't see it online?
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  10. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    I got it for $900 I sleep better does the Baja get a 24 month or 12 like the R?
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  11. PatSmith

    PatSmith Been here awhile

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    I would spring for it. You will need it
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  12. jon6.0

    jon6.0 Been here awhile

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    I put a T63 on the front and left the 908 on the rear. Clickers set to sport. Then set the preload to full stiff in front and full soft in the rear. That stopped the sketchy handling at highway speeds.

    What dealer in Phoenix are you getting the bike from? I got mine from Motocity.
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  13. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    I had super plush do the forks and shock and WOW:clap I will tell everyone Have the fork springs and valve work done. so much better! now if my front tire didn't pop on the highway at 70mph I wouldn't have done it. now that I see the change WOW its so much better At 260lbs it needed done :freaky
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  14. jon6.0

    jon6.0 Been here awhile

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    I just put .62 fork springs in mine and it helped a huge amount. I'll probably do a road trip to Superplush this summer or fall.
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  15. grant22

    grant22 Been here awhile

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    Yep, got the bike from Geoff at MC.
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    jon6.0 Been here awhile

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    Make sure they do a warranty claim to get the Supersprox rear sprocket. They have been shipping the bikes with plain steel rear sprockets when they should come with the Supersprox.
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  17. Apple Jam

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    After my second set of 908s F&R now.....I experience exactly what you do.
    And today, 85mph is fast enough.

    While front traction is much better off-road with this 908 front, mostly I just got tired of getting pinch flats (over 10) from the two 606s and the TKC. This front 908 has waaay stiffer sidewalls and allows pressure below 30lbs without bending the rim. The 606 went to about 95-100, and the TKC80 would reach 110 comfortably, but both gave me flats and bent rims. I know a suspension change would help lots, but I keep my farkle fund busy these days just buying tires and oil.

    The Scorpions prior to that gave me the speed buzz I needed then, during the honeymoon phase. Now my speed buzz is completely satisfied flying along at 40mph on nasty, bumpy, rut filled two-track troads. And not gettingflats just adds to that experience
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  18. grant22

    grant22 Been here awhile

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    Thx, already handled. I requested a 45 tooth and they're doing it. I get to keep the original, also.
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    jon6.0 Been here awhile

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    Cool. They just told me the 42 tooth was backordered until August, so they ordered me a 45 tooth as well.
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  20. motocityktm

    motocityktm Been here awhile

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    Now you two just need to get together and ride! :D

    Thanks again, we appreciate you!

    As for the warranty, it is 12 months standard on the 990 Baja, the offer was 48 months extended for $899, keep in mind that is a zero deductible and no mileage limitation plan! Since KTM no longer offers a factory backed extended service option we utilize Western Service Contracts, a McGraw Insurance Company....they pay well, are very easy to work with, covers towing, and can be utilized at any licensed shop, not just a KTM dealer. It is correct that it may be purchased anytime prior to the manufacturer warranty expiring and as I hope Grant will confirm...there was no "salesman pressure". We are not a high pressure shop and I absolutely will not sell you something I would not use myself, anyone who knows me, has purchased a bike from me, or knows me as a riders will confirm this.

    Cheers,

    Dozer
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