Ktm Adv 950 high miles

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by john_aero, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    Just do the TSB's and check on the 'HOW' what other culprints there might be. Once u gone trough all the little nitpicks the bike is bulletproof. It just needs some attention.
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  2. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    my concern is what has and hasnt been done regards warrnty and recalls but hope service history
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  3. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    Don't thrust dealerships or someone else on engine work. If you know your way around wrenches, just do a checkup on the whole bike and you wil be rewarded with a bulletproof commuter.
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  4. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    Yes like do bit spannering

    Concidering doing course dat on at nite
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  5. Rodknee

    Rodknee sensitive? who, me?

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    highlight from that 100K+ thread...

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    that is very impressive. :freaky
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  6. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    saw that earlier, some serious miles there

    but seem be more lads with new enginer than thoes with high miles or is it just thoes with high miles are on bike while rest are online
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  7. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    You might be right about that.

    I was with MY ADV the day he rolled over 100,000, and IIRC, the conversation indicated his engine was both original and relatively trouble-free. But he joined the forum about the same time I did, and yet he has only 437 posts, so yeah: as I sit here writing this, he probably is out riding. :D
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  8. MY ADV

    MY ADV "ZERO.. POINT.. ZERO"

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    My 05.5 950 made it to 106K miles, (170590.5 Kilometers), before it was struck from behind by a pickup truck and it was totaled. I came out of it okay, luckily I landed on my head. Picked up a new 2012 990R in April and I'm at 7.8K miles so far. :evil

    MY ADV
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  9. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    OK, 438. :d
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  10. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    looks like the key is get one that has plenty history and not one the nothing more than the key
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  11. drued

    drued Adventurer

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    Exactly 1 year ago i sold my 05.5 950 with 90,000 miles and bought a new 990 and now have 31,000 miles.
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  12. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    time to go find one, sadly not many in my budget but lets keep the hunt going
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