DO I take a chance on 07 KTM 990 with 98k miles?

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by DaninAZ, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. DaninAZ

    DaninAZ n00b

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    She appears to be sweet... Clean, recent service, no smoke, no issues that we can see. At $2900 obo, do I give it a go? Normally, I would never consider this high mileage, but I am intrigued...Thanks!
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  2. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    For that money if it rides well and pulls strong it sounds like a deal worth taking a chance on to me!
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  3. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    Do it! They're hearty and able to go that distance.
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  4. Crazy Carl

    Crazy Carl Drank the Kool-Aid

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    If you can afford the risk I say do it. I like to gamble, but you could part it out for that kind of money.
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  5. Dan Man

    Dan Man ex-adventurer

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    Take it for a ride and I bet you’ll be sold. I think I saw the ad for this one and it looks nice and clean in the photos. If you plan to travel you may be looking at some upgrades like a rack, seat, comforts.
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  6. Rips Millar

    Rips Millar capt. mediocre

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    Nope nope nope

    you should buy a 2013 with 38k

    I know a guy....
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  7. albani

    albani Been here awhile

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    Miles don't matter. Care does. If this is the one I think you're referencing, you'll be fine.

    These old bikes go the distance and will serve for years to come. They'll tolerate a lot of abuse too.
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  8. selecw

    selecw Been here awhile

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    Yes. I was lucky and picked my 06 950 (22,000 miles) for $2000 earlier year BUT the cheapest I have seen since then is $3900.
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  9. NKL

    NKL Been here awhile

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    My 2007 has 72k miles now and no intention of getting rid of her, if it sounds okay, go for it
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  10. Mleaky

    Mleaky Been here awhile

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    I was looking at that one too...just to have a spare.
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  11. Salzig

    Salzig Long timer

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    My 2007 has 120k km (~75k miles) and will be with me forever.
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  12. TheQuickerVicar

    TheQuickerVicar Adventurer Supporter

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    My '07 has similar mileage to the one you're looking at. I wouldn't hesitate if there are good service records like mine has.
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