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Old 02-13-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Short on Time and Wondering Should I buy a 2004 KTM Adventure S GO!!!!!!

I've been doing a little research but wanted to get some opinions also. I found the deal yesterday and have to get a deposit on it today just because the bike is kinda far from me but he can ride it closer (so it'll only be 12 hours away) but he has to leave tomorrow for it to all work out. Anyways, it's a 2004 GO!!!!! model with 9,000 miles. It comes with a steering stabilizer, Renazco seat, Zip Ty axle blocks, KTM hard bags, extra set of brand new tires, FMF exhaust, and Noleen suspension. It has some light scratches on one side but not bad. He is the second owner his friend being the first. He said none of the tech bulletins have been done but he does have an extra water pump for it in the box for when this one goes bad. He will take $6500. So what do you guys think of all this? What will it take to get the tech bulletins taken care of? Thank you in advance.






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Old 02-13-2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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I could be wrong but I thought KTM covered the critical/safety updates? Mine 950 stopped burning oil at 9000 miles....
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:15 AM   #3
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Buy it!

I wouldn't even worry about the water pump. The only tech bulletin I would want done would be the starter sprag clutch update.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:24 AM   #4
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Good price! The clutch cover doesn't even look worn.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:24 AM   #5
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The only tech bulletin I would want done would be the starter sprag clutch update.
Does this apply to the 2004? I thought it was only for the redesigned part in the 05.5/06.

I *believe* if the TSBs have truly not been done, the dealer will do them regardless of the age of the bike. If you are concerned, get the VIN, call the dealer and they'll plug that into dealer-net and let you know what has been done and what needs to be done.

Price seems good given that it's the desirable GO! and has low miles and good accessories.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:34 AM   #6
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:36 AM   #7
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Okay I just called the dealer here in town and it's had 2 tech bulletins both of which have been taken care of. One was for a fuel tank connection and the other was a redesigned brake caliper for the rear brake.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:42 AM   #8
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based on what you've said, I would go for it.

My only concern, sometimes low miles can actually be a bad thing. -Parts are designed to be moved.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:47 AM   #9
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Okay I just called the dealer here in town and it's had 2 tech bulletins both of which have been taken care of. One was for a fuel tank connection and the other was a redesigned brake caliper for the rear brake.
I thought there was a cylinder head nut TSB for the older bikes. Also you'd want the generator bolts TSB.

http://ktm950.info/how/ktm_950_issues.html "Leaking head gaskets" "Freewheel bolts" "Crankcase Ventilation"

It's unfortunate that they did the fuel-tank connection one, it's actually the one that you'd like to avoid.

Anyways, the above is nothing that would turn me off the bike, but I'd check on the above three TSBs and see if the dealer will do them, else I would do the flywheel bolt one yourself, there was a recent thread about what happens when they back out.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:48 AM   #10
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I wouldn't even worry about the water pump. The only tech bulletin I would want done would be the starter sprag clutch update.
I have had the 04 GO!!!!!! since new. 70,000 now and as happy as the first day. The starter sprag was not a problem on the 04's. In fact that wasn't a problem tell 06 (the clack clack when starting, right).

The only TB you need to have checked is the freewheel bolts. They used the wrong locktite and need to be updated to the 648 locktite.





Looks like a really nice buy BTW.
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Buy It. If you dont send me the info and Ill pick it up.. You wont be sorry
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:56 AM   #12
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Check the size of that front wheel. Maybe just the pic, but it dosn't look like a 21 in wheel. I would think that would make the bike handle quite strange.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:08 AM   #13
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I thought there was a cylinder head nut TSB for the older bikes. Also you'd want the generator bolts TSB.

http://ktm950.info/how/ktm_950_issues.html "Leaking head gaskets" "Freewheel bolts" "Crankcase Ventilation"
Do you know why the dealer would not have these TSBs in his database for the serial number? Do some of these only apply to certain serial numbers?
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:12 AM   #14
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Check the size of that front wheel. Maybe just the pic, but it dosn't look like a 21 in wheel. I would think that would make the bike handle quite strange.
It's got a 19'' front and 18'' rear. Is this normal?
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:14 AM   #15
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It's got a 19'' front and 18'' rear. Is this normal?
No. 21"/18" is stock. Many people install a 19" front (for street) but it's combined with a 17" rear. If he's keen to sell, I'd negotiate over this. You can get a 21" front easily enough and you'll be half way to a second 19/17" setup

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439443

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Do you know why the dealer would not have these TSBs in his database for the serial number? Do some of these only apply to certain serial numbers?
No idea. Ask the dealer. Like I said, it wouldn't worry me. The only one that is critical is to re-loctite the generator bolts. Someone was selling a used bottle of the special locktite here recently for a good price, I can dig out his name.
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