Would you be worried about buying a high mile (60k) 950 adv?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Swashbuckler, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Szepy

    Szepy Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Oddometer:
    24
    Location:
    Hungary
    950 also had many issues in 2003. They're just solved in a few years (by KTM, or by the owner :) ). Same went to 990 and also goes to 1190 - there's nothing new under the sun. :)
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  2. Swashbuckler

    Swashbuckler Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Oddometer:
    511
    Location:
    Fort Collins
    So here it is!

    Started out with it everything being lineX'd (truck bedliner). All of the body was covered, the crash bars, and the luggage rack. I pulled a little bit away and thought it would take a couple hours to peel off all of the linex……………4 days and over 30 hours later!! Some of it came of easy and the rest was bad. Unfortunately the original black paint was underneath and still in pristine condition, but peeled off with the linex and I also found carbon fiber gas tank covers underneath the linex. I had to purchase some chemical agents to help get the linex off of the crash bars, and even with the best agents possible, I still spent two days removing the linex from those!

    As I was removing all the parts from the bike I took some time and cleaned the whole engine bay. Afterwards I started getting down to the carbs, which I removed and cleaned. Once I put it all back together the bike fired right up! I couldn't have been happier!

    New Paint
    I decided to plastidip the bike because I could play around with designs and change things easily without worrying. Eventually I'll vinyl wrap the bike once I"m set on the right colors, designs, etc. I initially plastidiped the whole bike white while the orange was on order. It looked ok, but needed color. Once I got the orange and put on a layer it was INSANELY bright…BLINDING BRIGHT! Oh well, it's just temporary. My neighbor watched and assisted and swore that it wasn't going to look good, but he's blown away at the finished product. I did use the KTM and ADVENTURE images and quickly made some stencils out of painters tape. It worked good enough, and so far I'm the only one to notice all of the little mistakes I made.
    *I did leave little bits and pieces of the original paint on that were hard to remove. I sanded them down and they were smooth. Once I put on a coat of plastidip it was easy to see that they were going to stick out so I had to remove the layer and spend hours peeling away the little pieces of original paint..
    The crash bars and luggage racks were in bad condition underneath the multiple layers of linex. I spent a couple days sanding them down and painting them with real paint. The look ok, but there really isn't any more I could do.

    All in all the bike is awesome! I really like the way everything turned out. After a ride I'm still noticing some lack in power during wot. I'm going to order new jets and see if that helps.

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    Peeled a little bit off and thought it would be an easy job…..
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    Painters tape Stencils
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  3. Swashbuckler

    Swashbuckler Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Oddometer:
    511
    Location:
    Fort Collins
    Here's also a list of everything that the bike came with:

    Forks resprung and revalved by Slavin’s Suspension
    Fork bleeders
    Emig steering stabilizer, triple clamp, and 3 inch risers
    Pro Taper KX High bars
    Shorty brake and clutch levers
    Heated grips
    KTM Super Duke mirrors w/extenders
    Euro headlight switch
    Aux lighter plug in glove box
    Moto aux spotlights (KTM hard parts)
    High fender kit
    Woodys Sun rims with Super Laced spokes
    Heidenau Scouts, front and rear, good tread
    Pelican tail box, waterproof
    16/45 sprockets and DID Gold chain, fairly new
    Uni Filter pre filter w/socks (keeps stock filter very clean)
    Stainless steel reusable oil filter
    Dual cooling fans
    Akropovic exhaust cans
    H2W jet kit good from Colorado passes to the Colorado River, Arizona
    Evoluzion clutch slave master cylinder
    990 style water pump kit
    “Back Off” taillight flasher
    Fastway foot pegs
    Touratek rear brake cylinder guard
    Aux charging plug
    Cut down windscreen (no more head buffeting)
    Black Dog kick stand relocator
    Kick stand switch disabled
    Front crash bars
    Custom “Linex” paint job
    All known factory TSBs completed
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