What is high mileage?

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Victorh
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What is high mileage?

Post by Victorh » Thu May 26, 2016 9:46 am

Very lucky to have owned a new SE back in South Africa back in 2008. Sadly sold it and moved to New Zealand. No SE's here. But I have just found one back in SA. Mate going to see it tonight. Km's at 80000.
Is that high or what sort of mileage have you all seen?
Second chance SE owner down under :D :D :D

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Wilso
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Re: What is high mileage?

Post by Wilso » Thu May 26, 2016 2:54 pm

Welcome to the forum

That's a difficult question, most SE's seem to have fairly low mileage, that I've heard of, the only one I'm aware of is doing a ROW trip 2 up, a guy from new zealand!

Heard of adventures with 140k miles what's that 200k KM? Same engine.

Like anything its more how well its been looked after I've seen bikes that are knackered after a few k but not been serviced and ragged from new.

Good service, check the valve clearances and if you hear a rattle, new timing chain. If its cheap enough strip down and rebuild of the engine but that would be overkill IMHO.

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Re: What is high mileage?

Post by Victorh » Thu May 26, 2016 11:16 pm

She started first time and was pretty quite. Over the moon to have a second chance at owning on....and all for under 10K.
Not so keen on the sticker kit but hey that is easy to change.
Now I just have to get it shipped to NZ.....how will I wait.
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Re: What is high mileage?

Post by MultiDoc » Sun May 29, 2016 5:04 pm

If the engine is basically the same as the 950 on the adventures, then 80k would be fine. As Wilso said, it's about how it was taken care of and not the actual mileage.
A good friend of mine has a 990 with more than 100k on it and if you don't read the clocks you can't tell the difference at all, runs as strong as day 1.
KTM 950 SE
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Re: What is high mileage?

Post by Wilso » Sun May 29, 2016 7:11 pm

Looks pretty sweet. Enjoy the new stead when she arrives.

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