FS '08 SDR, should I? would you?

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FS '08 SDR, should I? would you?

Postby PBRnr » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:31 am

After I made a post about being disappointed by the new 790...I discovered this post put up 3 days ago:
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/mcy/d/2008-ktm-super-duke-990/6375501722.html

Here's what I had questions about (copied directly from my email to the person)
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- are you the second owner of the bike/chassis? if so, what's the bike's first owner history?
- what was the issue with the original engine?
- do you still have the original engine?
- what was the mileage on the second engine when you bought it?
- who installed the new engine?
- have you personally done any work on the bike?
- regarding FI light, what code is it blinking? Does it just stay on? Is the bike running OEM fuel map?
- you mention the new engine had "paperwork." Is the service history of the new engine and the current bike in hand?
- has the bike ever been down?
- what's going on with the fork sliders? there are signs of wear
- I can see the Catalyst Reaction stickers on forks. When were they serviced? Other work done on them? Rear shock serviced too? Have paperwork for that, if so?

I used to own an '08 SD for a number of years and am quite familiar with 990's. Your tank panels and battery cover are not stock (missing decals). Brake & clutch levers, footpegs, mirrors, throttle tube, windscreen (touring on there, not shorty) not stock either. The bike's also missing the chain guard/tyre hugger. Do you have the stock parts that these aftermarket bits replaced? (that goes for the exhaust too, though i realise the bike sold w akras as an option). Are the headers Akra headers?

Any general issues you've run into besides the FI light?"
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What kind of questions would you have about it that I didn't already ask?

What do you guys make of the bike/post?

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Postby No. 47 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:21 am

First question should be whether it’s a late registered ‘07 SDR or ‘proper’ full fat ‘08 SDR.
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Postby No. 47 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:24 am

PS - the wear on the fork sliders black nitride coating is to be expected for the stated mileage.

Would be interested if the first engine failure was a dropped valve..........
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Postby PBRnr » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:30 am

No. 47 wrote:First question should be whether it’s a late registered ‘07 SDR or ‘proper’ full fat ‘08 SDR.


Any way to tell? VIN?

Does this hold true to US models?
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Postby No. 47 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:05 am

Afaik, yes, applies to US models, others may chime in though - two external differences come to mind, full fat tacho has 10.5k, not 9.75k, rpm redline and plug coil packs are three, not two, wire.
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Postby DribbleDuke » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:27 pm

No and no I believe there are far greater examples out there and You have time and patience enough to look for a super clean SuperDuke
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Postby Aphex » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:33 pm

I would ask if the headers say Akrapovic under the engine. Then you'll know if it's a full fat SDR or a standard SD gussied up.

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Postby nampus » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:50 pm

You can see in the pic of the left side of the bike that they are the akra headers. The loop from the rear cilinder is a lot longer than on the normal sd headers.
Question is: was the replacement engine a full fat sdr engine.
Check the plug coils as no47 said.
Cause they could have changed the loom with the engine.

But I would just be patient and look for a better looking example without a dodgy history.

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Postby PBRnr » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:44 pm

Thanks all, can always depend on solid advice from this group. A few months ago I missed out on what seemed to be a far sweeter SDR whose owner obviously knew the bike and owned with pride. Descrip and pics said it all...sadly ad disappeared and I assume the bike as well to a happy new owner.

I’ll keep scanning the horizon rather than get stuck w a potential Frankenstein/lemon

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Postby PBRnr » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:45 pm

Also thanks for the info on the finer points of SDR-dom. I had no idea the differences went so far
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Postby SUPER DUKE #1 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:22 pm



PBRnr, I WOULD JUMP ON THAT ONE QUICKLY!

If you have any KTM VIN or engine number, anywhere in the world, you can have any KTM dealer run those numbers and find some history on the bike. Sometimes it will or will not show an engine change but if it's a legit VIN it will show the year NO MATTER WHAT BODYWORK OR CHANGES MADE BY THE OWNER(S). The VIN IS THE MODEL YEAR OF THE BIKE NO MATTER WHAT SOMEONE TRIES TO PASS IT OFF AS! If law enforcement, insurance, etc. runs a 17-digit VIN the 10th character will designate the model year and that is set in stone at the time of production, end of story.

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Postby PBRnr » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:25 pm

sweet jebus, save me :lol:
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Postby PBRnr » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:42 pm

fack, apparently another potential buyer ahead of me...will see...

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Postby DribbleDuke » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:23 am


An absolutely beautiful example but is too high priced. $7200 and you would should both be happy. No doubt that you are buying miles and the fewer stands to reason that the price will reflect that but at the same time your not looking for a garage queen and the seller seems too attached to the idea that brings value. If you want to eat off a surface buy a plate not that license plate.
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Postby PBRnr » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:16 am

I’m a weak haggler and the type of person who regrets too easily. Pics within 24 hrs ;)
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Postby Aphex » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:36 am

PBRnr wrote:I’m a weak haggler and the type of person who regrets too easily. Pics within 24 hrs ;)


If that means what I think it means, hell yeah!

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Postby No. 47 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:17 am

Essentially same spec. with slightly more miles as my second SDR for which I paid, I think, slightly over the odds at £6k ($7.9k) but if it has your name on it.......enjoy!
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Postby Adrock990r » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:04 am

Wow, that is an amazing looking example of an 08 SDR. Sounds like the right kind of person to be buying a used bike from. I was about to say that it hasn't even had enough use for the oem clutch slave to spill its guts yet but even if it had he seems like the type of guy to replace it with another oem unit. Very nice bike going by the pics mate :D

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Postby PBRnr » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:44 am

I’m back in the club now. Maybe I should post in the Hello section...
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Postby 05DUKE » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:13 am

Sweet looking number

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Postby Sarasota_Steve » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:30 pm

She looks very well taken care of. Got to ask, what’s with that seat?
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Postby PBRnr » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:34 pm

It’s a custom wrapped gel seat
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Postby crazyinp » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:30 pm

Could you look under the headlight if there is North Carolina inspection sticker? This looks a lot like my old bike :)
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