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Old 11-25-2012, 07:30 PM   #7
a has-been that never-was
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Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Baja Sur winter. PDX summer (that's like 6 wks!)
Oddometer: 2,441
Originally Posted by ktm55 View Post
I particularly like to hear for 950/990 owner's who have 50k miles or more. Beyond normal wear and tear, what has worn out or become an issue?
'05 950A from new, 57K and counting here, including mucho baja miles.


If you ride this bike like it demands, you will use tires like nothing you have ever ridden before.

And you will have no regrets about that!

Rear shock seal started leaking at 57,000 miles. Its been rebullt twice. This was the day after I strafed/lapped all comers at a go-kart track and took home low lap time and a fistfull of cash on 4K Montana-shagged tires! Second time this bike has had low lap time on pavement. Found the quad ring for sale at a bearing shop for 61 cents. Stay on top of suspension maintenance as it is one of the strong points of the bike.

Ride it like you stole it, don't look back.
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