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Old 08-01-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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Salvage 990

So I have never even riden a KTM, but they seem to be highly praised. As I was wandering the interwebz I found this salvage site with a 990 and it says it has "vandalism" damage. Any ideas about what that could mean? Is there any chance this belonged to a Washington inmate?

http://www.salvagebikesauction.com/v...gton/id/1/pg/1

I have some more research to do as far as what it takes to fully recover a salvage bike. Thanks for any help!
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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It could mean anything. I would be curious to know more about that site. They want you to pay them $25 to bid but won't tell you if the bike runs or when the auction will close? I would run for the hills unless I was able to inspect the bike personally. I would hate to see someone pay the $25 and then be told an insurance company had a reserve of 10k or something outrageous. Best of luck let us know how it turns out or if anyone has info and actually purchased a bike from them.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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So I have never even riden a KTM, but they seem to be highly praised. As I was wandering the interwebz I found this salvage site with a 990 and it says it has "vandalism" damage. Any ideas about what that could mean? Is there any chance this belonged to a Washington inmate?

http://www.salvagebikesauction.com/v...gton/id/1/pg/1

I have some more research to do as far as what it takes to fully recover a salvage bike. Thanks for any help!
No you don't want to bid on a wrecked 990. could be a can of worms.
Stay away from these things.

Thanks for the heads up

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Old 08-01-2013, 09:01 PM   #4
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Looks like they are a broker working through copart, which you can get to directly.

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Old 08-01-2013, 09:49 PM   #5
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That bike has been on Copart for 3-4 weeks now.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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Pity we do not have places like that in South Africa for bikes.

For the current bid of $1400,00, plus shipping to SA of around $600 it is a chance I will take, running or not.

Problem in SA is to get it registered, which makes it a great spares bike if need be.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:00 AM   #7
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It says no keys, so it's probably going to need a new ignition.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:19 AM   #8
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I am about 5 minutes away from that salvage yard. While, I don't have the funds to pick it up myself, I would be willing to take a look at it for an inmate if they wanted. Just shoot me a PM......
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:47 AM   #9
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Just make sure there is no problem with the paper work / who would be legal owner. Plus buy it very cheap and take off lights and unwonted body work and ride it off road or brake it for parts.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:44 PM   #10
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somethings fishy with this bike

That same bike, same pictures, same details was on their site back in April or May. I was looking at it seriously for a while and didnt figure it would take much to get it working and on the road. Just really need to wonder why its suddenly reappearing on the site again. If someone can go look for you take them up on the offer for sure. Hope it works out for you.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:37 PM   #11
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That same bike, same pictures, same details was on their site back in April or May. I was looking at it seriously for a while and didnt figure it would take much to get it working and on the road. Just really need to wonder why its suddenly reappearing on the site again. If someone can go look for you take them up on the offer for sure. Hope it works out for you.
According to Copart, theft recovery, notice no Keys.....

That in itself could be an expensive fix given the immobilizer, perhaps a certified KTM mechanic (or some unlucky inmate) well versed on the issue could ellaborate.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:20 AM   #12
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According to Copart, theft recovery, notice no Keys.....

That in itself could be an expensive fix given the immobilizer, perhaps a certified KTM mechanic (or some unlucky inmate) well versed on the issue could ellaborate.
Hmmm, good call. I have a DR650 and have no idea about all that immobilizer stuff

Does anybody have experience in salvage bikes in general? Where does it lie on the scale of "Very Doable" to "Causes Actual Nightmares"? It seems like it could be a really great combination of mechanical consternation and legal paperwork frustration. Then again, I am a sucker for painful projects...
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:45 AM   #13
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If it turns out to be a runner and the vin and engine number are not ground off it should not be a huge problem as you could give ktm the vin and engine and reg number and see if they can get new key or unlock the immobiliser other wise it be parts only an less you can bypass it.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:53 AM   #14
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Without a key, A guy would need to buy the complete lock system.
at $653, which has the gas caps, seat lock and ignition lock.
Another part would be the starter interlock at $ 89.

Stolen bike with no key, you don't know the mileage, or if it runs,
could be a huge can of worms.

It's got wolfman racks and crash bars.
If the PO is an inmate maybe he could chime in on what's up with
the bike.

I'm bidding on it !

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Old 08-03-2013, 07:57 AM   #15
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If it turns out to be a runner and the vin and engine number are not ground off it should not be a huge problem as you could give ktm the vin and engine and reg number and see if they can get new key or unlock the immobiliser other wise it be parts only an less you can bypass it.
If KTM can't provide keys, there is an easier route: get a 07-08 ECU and load the maps you want. 07-08 ECUs don't look for immobilizer so you're good to go, my buddy Martynho just did that to his '11R, also you won't be concerned by an immobilizer failure while riding between nowhere and fuckall.

BTW, I would buy that bike RIGHT NOW.
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