is this a good deal? 450exc

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by splatte, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. splatte

    splatte Adventurer

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    I rented a '07 450 EXC a couple years ago out in Moab and loved it. This seems set up perfectly for me but not sure on the price. I have all winter to look at bikes so I'm not in a huge rush to buy. On the other hand it is pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. Help!

    http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3434725767.html



    2006 KTM 450 EXC
    Colorado Titled and Plated. Low hours. Fantastic condition!
    This 2006 KTM 450 EXC is colorado titled and ready to ride. It runs great with crisp jetting and all the right extras.




    Details:
    Colorado titled, can plate for on-road use.
    120 hours, 3,000 miles.
    IMS oversize fuel tank.
    Enduro Engineering skid plate
    Rear disc guard, radiator guards
    Original KTM owners manuals, briefcase, paperwork.
    Very well sorted and ready to ride!
    Price & Terms:
    $4,200 FIRM.
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  2. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    I think its a fair deal.
    Thats what i paid for mine stock. but with 600 miles.
    But i live in California............
    By the way you will most likely get more response in THUMPERS.
    This is the LC8 sub forum.
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  3. Denalidirt

    Denalidirt High Plains Drifter

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    with the scotts remounted would be an even better deal.
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  4. Off the grid

    Off the grid Unsmooth Operator

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    I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Phenomenal Bike.
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  5. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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  6. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    If I was buying I'd pay $4100 (Flea Market price) if it included the damper (as already suggested).

    I paid $3000 for my 07 450 w/ 40 hours (stock/except for skid plate). Too good to turn down deal but the bike isn't worth more than $4000 and it's an 07 with much lower hours.

    After ~200 hours is when you may have to get the intake valves replaced which is something to keep in mind. Also the IMS tank won't work with the KTM cooling fan, only a PC style fan.

    Bike pictures -> looks to be in very nice condition.
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  7. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    things are definitely a little more expensive when you are basically located in the middle of nowhere. :lol3

    the midwest and the coasts seem to be where it is at for craigslisting.
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  8. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Rockies pricing is lower than West coast (OR/WA) in my experience. Demand for used 07s is obviously high in CA.
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  9. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    Hey, that bike is a great deal! :rofl

    Seriously though... My craigslist ad (I'm selling that particular bike for a friend), but I have personally owned or helped friends buy more KTM dirt bikes than I can count. Whether you buy this bike or not, some thoughts:

    • Condition. Critical with these bikes... Saving a few hundred on a beat bike is going to cost you *much* more in the long run.

    • Extras. While aftermarket parts are not necessarily worth their original cost on resale, NOT having components you will definitely need is more money out of your pocket. For me, a big tank, scotts mount, and skid plate are absolute musts, and about $450 to add if the bike doesn't have it.

    • Setup. Even a clean bike with the right extras can be a real bummer for a new KTM owner if not set up right. If your a KTM guy and can take care of this yourself, not an issue... If it is your first KTM and your not a carb or suspension guru, it can ruin the experience dealing with a stumbling, poorly set up bike.

    • Opportunity/location. There's always going to be somebody who bought a bike at a better deal and another who paid more for a different bike. Not relevant unless you want to spend a year looking for a bike instead of a year riding a bike.

    All said, there is a bit of room on the bike, but I like easy. I put firm on my craigslist ads because I have no patience with typical craigslist shenanigans and try and dissuade the "Hey, I'll go look at it, waste his time, and then offer him $500 plus my Chinese scooter in trade" idiots. I'd much rather sell it to an ADVrider local and help him get it dialed in perfectly.

    splatte, feel free to call me and talk about the bike. I'm not going to be offended if it isn't the right bike for you, but it sounds like your local and I'm always happy to talk KTM's with potential new owners.

    For the lurkers, this is the bike in question...

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  10. Off the grid

    Off the grid Unsmooth Operator

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    Hence the price....with the damper thrown in.
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  11. caflash

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    The 06 will need the intake valves replaced. Extra soft. In 06 and 07. And a rejet. Not jd kit btw.

    Sorry I build these everyday. The 450 is not enough for high speeds in the upper gears. Easy fix with a bigger cylinder.

    Buddy bought a 09 450 for $3500. In Denver. Someone needed money. Bad
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  12. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    :rofl

    Suurreee they do....

    If I was rebuilding a very high mileage RFS motor, might I upgrade the valves? sure. But to state that 06 - 07 RFS engines have "extra soft" unusable oem valves is just plain silly.
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  13. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    There goes the neighbourhood :baldy
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  14. Off the grid

    Off the grid Unsmooth Operator

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    +1 My 05 had 125hrs and had adjustment room on the intakes. As above, if I was doing the piston/rings I would drop in Ti valves, but otherwise just keep them adjusted and ride......
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  15. Crazy_Dave

    Crazy_Dave Back'in it in

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    Holy $hit noob how fast you need to go? I can hold 70mph all day long on my 03 450 RFS, faster if need be. I love the EXC 6 speed wide trans.
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