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Old 11-15-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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KTM 530 Computer (hours correct)

Ok so I am in the market for a 530, is there any true way of knowing if the hours and miles on the computer are the true actual hours and miles on the bike? Is there a way to tamper with them at all? I have found bikes for sale with less than 40 hours on them that are four years old, and it makes me wonder if they are really not that low in hours. Enlighten me :)
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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Ok so I am in the market for a 530, is there any true way of knowing if the hours and miles on the computer are the true actual hours and miles on the bike? Is there a way to tamper with them at all? I have found bikes for sale with less than 40 hours on them that are four years old, and it makes me wonder if they are really not that low in hours. Enlighten me :)
One could always buy a new computer for that 'new bike feeling' I suppose. It's not uncommon for someone to buy a bike, and then not really use it. I think there will always be low hour/ mile bikes as people buy them as toys, or their buddy buys one, so they need one too, but just aren't into it. I have come across a lot of bikes that have been garage (or all weather) queens. I picked up a 5 year old Vespa this summer for a friend of mine, and it had 200 km on the clock. I put 40km on it just taking the long way through town to her house.

You should generally be able to tell a 40 hour bike from a 200 hour bike. If at 40 hours it looks rough, I would walk away anyway, regardless of what the meter says.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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Ok good point, so looking at wear from boot marks and such could be an indicator, but there is no "internal computer" or anything that you can plug into in order to get the exact numbers? I know with outboard motors on Bass Boats you can plug them in and get exact info from the internal computer, wasnt sure if there was something like that on the ktm's.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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Ok good point, so looking at wear from boot marks and such could be an indicator, but there is no "internal computer" or anything that you can plug into in order to get the exact numbers? I know with outboard motors on Bass Boats you can plug them in and get exact info from the internal computer, wasnt sure if there was something like that on the ktm's.
No there isn't, like on 99% of other bikes.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:17 PM   #5
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just give the bike a good look over and see if the wear ect looks good for the number of miles. people could just unplug or tske off the speedo and then refit when they sell them.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:21 PM   #6
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Gear lever and foot pegs are the easiest way of telling if she's got a lot of hours ,
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