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Buying a LC8 990/950: things to look out for
« on: November 10, 2017, 09:35:34 pm »
Hi guys/girls,

So Iím in the market for a 990. What are the pitfalls to be on the lookout for? Please share your experiences. I see loads of them for sale so there appears to be options aplenty.

Thanks in advance and look forward to reading your comments Dogs!


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Re: Buying a LC8 990/950: things to look out for
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 06:59:17 pm »
Anyone with some more info on original post? Possibly also looking at a 990.
 

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 07:04:57 pm »
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 04:06:59 pm »
Speeding fines!  :lol8:
 

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 08:34:36 pm »
Speeding fines!  :lol8:
Haha! No cameras on dirt roads i hope?


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Re: Buying a LC8 990/950: things to look out for
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 10:40:42 pm »
http://www.ktm950.info/how/ktm_950_issues.html :ricky:

Thanks for this.  :thumleft:

In the process of selling my GS and was certain an 1190 Adventure R is what I wanted. There aren't any for sale which I liked so I then broadend my search and have become fond of these 990 Adventures - a lot of bike for less money.

While searching I've looked hard for worst case scenarios where the bike is a dud and cannot seem to find any, suggesting that these are somewhat bulletproof if maintained and cared for. Reliability is a big factor as I'll commute with the bike.

Am I going down a dangerous path getting rid of a very reliable bike for an older one? (older than my current) Have you guys been in a similar situation and come out smiling?
 

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Re: Buying a LC8 990/950: things to look out for
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 11:26:26 pm »
http://www.ktm950.info/how/ktm_950_issues.html :ricky:

Thanks for this.  :thumleft:

In the process of selling my GS and was certain an 1190 Adventure R is what I wanted. There aren't any for sale which I liked so I then broadend my search and have become fond of these 990 Adventures - a lot of bike for less money.

While searching I've looked hard for worst case scenarios where the bike is a dud and cannot seem to find any, suggesting that these are somewhat bulletproof if maintained and cared for. Reliability is a big factor as I'll commute with the bike.

Am I going down a dangerous path getting rid of a very reliable bike for an older one? (older than my current) Have you guys been in a similar situation and come out smiling?
Good question. Eager to see responses.


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Re: Buying a LC8 990/950: things to look out for
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 04:56:54 am »
http://www.ktm950.info/how/ktm_950_issues.html :ricky:

Thanks for this.  :thumleft:

In the process of selling my GS and was certain an 1190 Adventure R is what I wanted. There aren't any for sale which I liked so I then broadend my search and have become fond of these 990 Adventures - a lot of bike for less money.

While searching I've looked hard for worst case scenarios where the bike is a dud and cannot seem to find any, suggesting that these are somewhat bulletproof if maintained and cared for. Reliability is a big factor as I'll commute with the bike.

Am I going down a dangerous path getting rid of a very reliable bike for an older one? (older than my current) Have you guys been in a similar situation and come out smiling?

Dont think about it too much. Just buy the 990.

Everybody should own an LC8 at least once in their lives to experience what true joy is.

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Re: Buying a LC8 990/950: things to look out for
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 06:27:09 am »
Fuel consumption is horrific....usually directly linked to the throttle
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 08:29:40 am »
Fuel consumption is horrific....usually directly linked to the throttle

Yep, I'm averaging 8.5l/100km when commuting. Granted that's a very stop-start commute almost entirely done in third gear or lower  :(
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 11:44:54 am »
Fuel consumption is horrific....usually directly linked to the throttle

Yep, I'm averaging 8.5l/100km when commuting. Granted that's a very stop-start commute almost entirely done in third gear or lower  :(
One really has to ride smoothly to drop consumption. Early braking, smooth pullaways...you know the drill. Problem is it's leka to hear those pipes working..
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Re: Buying a LC8 990/950: things to look out for
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2017, 10:08:29 am »
http://www.ktm950.info/how/ktm_950_issues.html :ricky:

Thanks for this.  :thumleft:

In the process of selling my GS and was certain an 1190 Adventure R is what I wanted. There aren't any for sale which I liked so I then broadend my search and have become fond of these 990 Adventures - a lot of bike for less money.

While searching I've looked hard for worst case scenarios where the bike is a dud and cannot seem to find any, suggesting that these are somewhat bulletproof if maintained and cared for. Reliability is a big factor as I'll commute with the bike.

Am I going down a dangerous path getting rid of a very reliable bike for an older one? (older than my current) Have you guys been in a similar situation and come out smiling?

Dont think about it too much. Just buy the 990.

Everybody should own an LC8 at least once in their lives to experience what true joy is.

You can thank me later.

Will let you guys know once I'v found one.

Are there any considerable differences between the early 990's and the later ones? The big difference I can see is the instrument cluster.