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Old 02-20-2013, 12:20 PM   #16
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Patience is the key here...

Mileage on these LC8 motors is less of a concern then responsible ownership... and important aftermarket add ons.

Study the HOW for the nuances of the various years and their weaknesses. Find an owner that followed these courses of upgrades when needed.

Decide which version of the bike suits your wants/ needs/ budget.

Don't shy away from a well maintained carbed bike if you find one with the "right" upgrades. Test ride various years so you can to judge the throttle between early EFI V. Carbs response, and engine vibration/ smoothness between various years.

The earlier carbed bikes have more of an analog feel, more overall feedback between throttle, braking, engine vibration and response. These areas were all smoothed out over the course of the production.

Try to hone in on your actual usage requirements and riding terrain to dial in which model you're best suited toward...

If you plan on mostly tarmac commuting, you may like the EFI's fuel usage, ABS and the lower standard suspension.

If you are planning trips into areas where clean fuel may be compromised you may prefer a carbed model with no in-tank fuel filters to get clogged, and no fuel injectors to worry about.

If you want the lighter, slightly shorter and most rugged version with more dirt track design... take a look at the 950 Super Enduro.

And the various models offer different luggage options and capabilities depending on your travel/ carrying needs. Some of these bikes were sold with KTM hard luggage and rack mounts and go with the bike.

Most importantly, don't rush to judgement. Making the right choice here will be a lifetime of fantastic ownership.

(Just my shallow and humble opinion of course).

Enjoy the process and good luck.

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:28 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=, you may like the EFI's fuel usage, ABS and the lower standard suspension.
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Thanks for the great info!! Are the EFI bikes/990's all lower than the carb'd bikes?

Also if anybody see's a good bike under 6500 come up outside of the normal channel shoot me a PM. I'm near Memphis, TN and will travel up to 1200 miles or so, maybe a bit farther if it's a great deal LOL I of course like the adventure, and the Super Enduro, might, just might, slightly entertain the thought of a Super-Moto.

Thanks!!!

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:55 PM   #18
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The "S" and "R" models have varied through the years, here are the numbers.

Adventure Suspension Travel:
2003-04: 9.0" (230mm) - "S" 10.4" (265mm)
2005-06: 8.3" (210mm) - "S" 9.65" (245mm)
2007-08: 8.3" (210mm) - "S" 10.4" (265mm)
2009-10: 8.3" (210mm) - "R" 10.4" (265mm)
2011-11: 8.3" (210mm) - "R" 9.76" (248mm)
2012 "R" 9.65" (245mm) ? per the owners manual

Adventure Seat Height:
2003-04: 34.6" (880mm) - "S" 36.0" (915mm)
2005-06: 33.8" (860mm) - "S" 35.2" (895mm)
2007-08: 33.8" (860mm) - "S" 36.0" (915mm)
2009-11: 33.8" (860mm) - "R" 36.0" (915mm)
2011-11: 33.8" (860mm) - "R" 35.2" (895mm)
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:36 PM   #19
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The "S" and "R" models have varied through the years, here are the numbers.

Adventure Suspension Travel:
2003-04: 9.0" (230mm) - "S" 10.4" (265mm)
2005-06: 8.3" (210mm) - "S" 9.65" (245mm)
2007-08: 8.3" (210mm) - "S" 10.4" (265mm)
2009-10: 8.3" (210mm) - "R" 10.4" (265mm)
2011-11: 8.3" (210mm) - "R" 9.76" (248mm)
2012 "R" 9.65" (245mm) ? per the owners manual

Adventure Seat Height:
2003-04: 34.6" (880mm) - "S" 36.0" (915mm)
2005-06: 33.8" (860mm) - "S" 35.2" (895mm)
2007-08: 33.8" (860mm) - "S" 36.0" (915mm)
2009-11: 33.8" (860mm) - "R" 36.0" (915mm)
2011-11: 33.8" (860mm) - "R" 35.2" (895mm)
Got it!! Thanks!
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:19 PM   #20
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Awesome! Thanks guys!! Well the hunt is on! Just gotta find one now :) my budget is fairly capped at 6500 so I'm looking on the low end of the price range for them. But I'm daily checking the flea market and craigslist!
Last Memorial Weekend I picked up a sweet 04 with just under 15,000 k on it for under $6000. Deals are out there keep watching be ready to buy. I am usually willing to drive 500 miles to get a nice bike.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:38 PM   #21
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I got my 06 with 30K on the clock in NOV for 6400. Perfect shape, seller was 2nd owner and had a decent set of records. The carb models sure don't start as easy as the EFI models...

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:36 AM   #22
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I like hearing the tales of good bikes purchased within my budget! Keeps the hopes high :)
Are the carb'd bikes a pain to start or just not smash the button and go like the FI?
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:53 AM   #23
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I think I'm over 95K. I never look anymore, just keep changing fluids on a regular basis.

As I ride so much, and work on other peoples bikes for a living, I gave up on "mileage" based service a few thousand miles ago. Now I just go by time-change the oil once a month, etc. Saves brain cells. I don't usually go more than 2500 miles in a month, and some months a lot less so the oil's usually still pretty fresh when it gets changed. Everything else gets dealt with when something's worn out.
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I like hearing the tales of good bikes purchased within my budget! Keeps the hopes high :)
Are the carb'd bikes a pain to start or just not smash the button and go like the FI?
I have 2 carbed 950's, an SE and an Adventure and both always fire right up hot or cold.

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:25 PM   #25
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Good info as always guys!!!

Nice looking 950's!!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:51 PM   #26
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Carbed bikes generally fire up quick and easy...

The carbed bikes are designed to fire up quick and easy. If not, there's a problem... either something simple like idle set too low... or more serious... carb gunked up with ethanol residue... or a cracked carb boot, split carb hose or cracked carb smog rubber plug.

These carbs are designed to have precision tuning range. When done properly, they fire quick and easy. And they run very smooth.

Of course having a Head2Wind jet kit on desmogged motor is the ticket!!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #27
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Thats an understatement! If you see Crash's bike in classifieds ("Never raced or rallied, one careful professional owner"), even for less than 6500, run. Run a long way

Adult owned, only ridden on one trip.

I really want to justify buying a new bike, but I can't seem to destroy the one I have. I think its going to destroy me before its all over. Its not pretty, but it has been ridden hard, yet very well maintained.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #28
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Some good mileages here and good testimonials for the bikes durability looks like me and the 990 Adv could have a long life together as she has only done 230 miles so far lol
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:50 AM   #29
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:03 PM   #30
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Just wanted to say thanks again for all the great advice It was invaluable in my search for a new bike! But the search is over here's my new toy! Got it from a fellow inmate for a great buy!

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