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Old 02-21-2015, 09:31 PM   #1
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2007 990 Adventure - Valves

In a different post I talked about a 2007 990 Adventure that I am considering buying. Overall looks pretty good (1 plastic panel has a crack in it from a tip over getting it off a hitch carrier and sprockets/chain are original with 25,000 mi). It has not had a valve check or anything else done to it except oil changes and new batteries and tires as needed. I don't think it has been abused but it also has not been maintained per KTMs maintenance schedule. It runs and shifts fine. How much of a chance would I be taking on possible valve damage or any other possible issues from not following KTMs overall maintenance schedule on this bike? Would you buy it? Price is $5000
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:39 PM   #2
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None...buy it! You'll want to check the valves for sure. It sounds like it needs some love. Offer him $4500.
If you're not going to buy it hook me up. Where is it?

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Old 02-22-2015, 07:50 AM   #3
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I would be buying from a friend in a different state which makes getting it checked out more difficult. Help me understand why I should not be worried about the valves...could there be damage if the valves have been too tight for a while? Also, I know he enjoyed riding wheelies...any possible clutch, transmission etc issues possible from that? I don't want to be stuck with big repair bills after purchasing. How is $5000 for this bike? Thanks
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:07 AM   #4
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I'm not worried. Tell Ya what- I'll send you 5 grand for it right now, sight unseen. Thats how much confidence I, or anyone else on here have in these engines. Let me know if you pass on the bike, because I'm serious.

Hope this helps your decision making process.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:44 AM   #5
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I'm not worried. Tell Ya what- I'll send you 5 grand for it right now, sight unseen. Thats how much confidence I, or anyone else on here have in these engines. Let me know if you pass on the bike, because I'm serious.

Hope this helps your decision making process.
While I don't have five grand to spare, he's right.
25k miles. Chances are very good that valves are still within spec.

Does it run good?
Then,...shut up and quietly/quickly buy it for 5k.
Make sure you have money left over for tires; she'll eat them like candy.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:46 AM   #6
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None...buy it! You'll want to check the valves for sure. It sounds like it needs some love. Offer him $4500.
If you're not going to buy it hook me up. Where is it?
Whoa, whoa, whoa!

Aren't you supposed to be selling off stuff and seeing the world in an RV?

What's this stuff about adding another KTM to the stable?!?!
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:58 AM   #7
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Whoa, whoa, whoa!

Aren't you supposed to be selling off stuff and seeing the world in an RV?

What's this stuff about adding another KTM to the stable?!?!
We all knew it would only take a matter of hours....

To OP. For that price i agree with the rest of the asylum. Seems like a GREAT deal - if it runs now, get ready for some serious fun.

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Old 02-22-2015, 09:35 AM   #8
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Thanks guys. I am hearing from you what I hoped to. It has sat for 2 years in his garage with monthly start ups so the seller is waiting for snow melt to get out on it to make sure all is good then we will meet up for the transfer. I will report back on it in the Spring. Thanks again for your input!
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:47 AM   #9
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I agree with Chuck, I'd offer him somewhere like $4500 for it to get it now. Don't let someone else scoop it out from Under you. And at that price don't let the seller change his mind (kinda like Chuck again ) once he gets it out and cranks it up with no snow on the ground to stop him, he'll most likely want to keep it.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:20 AM   #10
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Snow melt, eh? So it's not down South or out west...I sure wish you'd fill out your profile. And tell us where this bike is.

Cause...$5000 for an '07 Adventure w/ 25k miles in any condition...yeah. All day long. Right now I have the cash...hit me! (quietly...I don't want these guys to know about it, lest they tease me mercilessly! )
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:47 AM   #11
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Ah ha! I knew it, Chuck just wanted fuel injection all along!
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:13 AM   #12
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wheelies

The friend I bought my 07 from could not leave a stop sign or light without wheelieing! He does the same with the 1190 now. He had already put new sprockets and chain on the bike a few thousand miles before I bought it.
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:57 AM   #13
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I have done the negotiating to get it to $5000 and he is a friend so I will stay at the price we agreed on. I will be putting several hundred into it for valve check, fluids, chain and sprockets by a good dealer. He is giving me a good price understanding that I will be spending money on it right away to catch up on maintenance. I have done valve checks on other engines but they were not shimmed. I would like to learn how to do my own checks down the road but will go to the dealer for the first one. If it is snatchy in 1st gear should I get the throttle cam? Location is top secret!
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:27 PM   #14
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Would you please fill out your profile with your location though? Seriously...
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:00 PM   #15
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Did it. Throttle cam recommended if snatchy?
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