Originally Posted by DiRtsoUP
It's not the mileage so much as it is the uncertainy of proper care or lack of. Some of the stuff I've have seen in my day is why I only buy new. This way I only have myself to blame if I mis-wrench something (which of course never happens).
Too many damn people playing where they shouldn't....IMO high mileage bikes only increase the likely hood of issues....I like a clear mind at 140kms.
I understand that, but if I find a vehicle that has had one owner with very good maintenance records, I don't get scared off. My SM has 46,000 miles, all of them mine, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy a high mileage KTM if I had a clear history to go on. Records kept by someone wrenching on it themselves would be good enough to me as I know the right questions to ask and things to look for having wrenched on mine quite a bit. There is only one dealer i have taken it to that I I trust. The other I have tried is a disgrace and shouldn't be allowed to work on the big KTM's.