super enduro

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by bradluke0, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. bradluke0

    bradluke0 Been here awhile

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    Hi all ! A freind of mine has a 2008 950 superenduro I am interested in . It only has 550 miles on it and is in like new condition . He has only run ethynol gas in it and some stabilizer . Is there anything special I should look for ? Is there anything weird about this bike ? The book shows $7800 in excellent condition , does this sound right? thx in advance everyone !
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  2. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Sounds like a great deal. But if you have an address, I might just need to swing by and "check it out".

    :evil

    Good luck, they are great bikes.
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  3. yuu

    yuu Been here awhile

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    There's some known issues on the 950

    http://www.ktm950.info/how/ktm_950_issues.html

    So there's some preventative steps to take early on to save yourself some headaches later. And the fork oil should do for a change out as it does age out.
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  4. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    Yeh, keep it quite...If you're not buying then someone here will pull his arm out of the socket.

    Fork oil will be fine, only gets dirty when used and has a shelf life of 65000000 years.
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  5. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    Can't go by "book" on these bikes. He could do at least a grand better on this site with only 550 miles. Worst case scenario you might have to do a quick carb clean - maybe just the pilot jets but maybe not if stabilizer was used. I already have one but I'd buy it just to have my next bike in reserve. So go make a deal!
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  6. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I've read posts from people on advrider who are really looking for the Super Enduro, and can't find one. It is the holy grail of dual sporting. :tb
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  7. RogerDe

    RogerDe Dust In The Wind

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    Yes,it's a 425 lb 90+ Horsepower Dirt Bike that will make you grin:D everytime you climb aboard the Beast. Need to buy extra tire's for her it loves rubber...Never will sell mine it's Awesome.....Ride On...
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  8. mountain eagle

    mountain eagle terrorist

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    You really should fill out your profile.............







    That way people would know if they have a chance to hunt around locally and poach it out from under you............. :lol3
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  9. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I know I checked to see if he was local :rofl
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  10. GSingWI

    GSingWI Been here awhile

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    :lol3

    Me too!

    I need another for back up...
    Just in case a buddy wants to ride the best bike ever made
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  11. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    I would happily trade my 990 Adv for one.

    I can remember looking at a new one at a KTM dealer a few years ago before I became a KTM owner and thought that it looked like a very fun bike, but where would you ride it? Now that I'm closer to good places to ride it and understand how such a bike works on paved roads, I'm thinking it would just plain be a fun bike. I may have to get more serious about searching for one.
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  12. bradluke0

    bradluke0 Been here awhile

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    Hi all ! Good to hear it's such a great bike . Luckily the known issues don't affect the 2008 model too much . It also has a full titanium exhaust and saddlebags . The bike is not advertised anywhere and hopefully he will soon agree to sell it to me . He is going to call the dealer and ask what it is truely worth . I bought a 450exc from him a few years ago and the way I got him to sell it to me was to show up at his house with my trailer and cash. I told him yesterday " don't make me show up with my trailer" we both got a good laugh . Thanks again for the great info everybody . ( If I posted my location nobody here would try to pull the rug out , would you? )
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  13. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    If it's Northern California, I would. :wave




    Not really. :lol3
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  14. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    I don't know about the 2008 model not having known issues. My 08 had the POS point equipped fuel pump that was about to die @ 4k miles. Me thinks they were all made at the same time and sat in inventory until sold - the later years just rebadged. Luckily the known issues are really not a big deal to fix.
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  15. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Gahh!!!
    MUST RESIST!
    Don't need two Super Enduros.....

    There great bikes if you like having your arms ripped from your shoulders and have huge testicles.

    Q~
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    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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  17. bradluke0

    bradluke0 Been here awhile

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    Hi all ! I am still talking to my buddy about his SE . It turns out the bike was not remapped when the titanium exhaust was installed and it runs rough at low rpms and pops on decel . Does anyone know of a map that will compensate for the Akropovic exhaust ? Also, is the FI system closed loop where it will learn and correct the mixture by itself? Thx again for any info....brad
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  18. Boatman

    Boatman Upward and onward!!

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    Ummmm..... SE's aren't fuel injected.
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  19. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    Its carbed, lift the needle up on one clip.
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  20. bradluke0

    bradluke0 Been here awhile

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    Hi all ! Can't wait to tell my buddy , lol . Thx guys.....brad
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