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 Post subject: Decided to sell my XB12
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:46 pm 
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I've finally decided to sell my pristine XB12SCG after much thought over Christmas due to it being a little too harsh on my bones and back and probably opt for a KTM990 Superduke.

Not sure I'm making the correct decision but I'll be posting the ad here under For Sale at the weekend :cry:

When the weather improves, I will take some pictures so that you can all take the p155.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:12 pm 
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I'd like one of them too, the ktm. Reviews on them, they are faultless, top choice :yup:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:19 pm 
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You know you don't want to sell it, and that you will regret it as soon as you advertise it.....
Wait until you can see the other side of the current bad weather...if you still don't want to ride it, then sell...you know it makes sense.... :yup: :sun: :4roz:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:20 pm 
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Might be easier on my knackered skeleton at my age :|

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:25 pm 
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if yer bones is getting a bashing consider the KTM 990SMT it's not as harsh as the SuperDuke or SM in the suspension department.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:23 am 
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grillphilbuell wrote:
Not sure I'm making the correct decision


You're not lOl


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:09 pm 
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deepsix wrote:
if yer bones is getting a bashing consider the KTM 990SMT it's not as harsh as the SuperDuke or SM in the suspension department.


Having covered a couple of thousand miles on mine in the last year, much of it with pillion and panniers, it is a mighty fine ride :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:39 pm 
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conquistador wrote:
deepsix wrote:
if yer bones is getting a bashing consider the KTM 990SMT it's not as harsh as the SuperDuke or SM in the suspension department.


Having covered a couple of thousand miles on mine in the last year, much of it with pillion and panniers, it is a mighty fine ride :)


yeah but how about the bike :?:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:08 am 
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Hi i understand exactly your predicament as i am at the same place as yourself , and will be selling my X1 that i've had for 6 years for either a KTM 990 or Aprilia Tuono , want yo stay with a v twin but something a bit more sedate ..:)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:56 pm 
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deepsix wrote:
conquistador wrote:
deepsix wrote:
if yer bones is getting a bashing consider the KTM 990SMT it's not as harsh as the SuperDuke or SM in the suspension department.


Having covered a couple of thousand miles on mine in the last year, much of it with pillion and panniers, it is a mighty fine ride :)


yeah but how about the bike :?:


Oh aye, that as well :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:18 pm 
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I have ridden a friends 990SMT back to back with my City X. I have to say it is nice and comfy.....like a rocket powered armchair! lOl There's more in reserve for passing artics and the SMTs fairing is also effective.

Strange, but I am still glad to swap back to my XB with its compact chassis and friendly more characterful engine.....and at fill up time as it uses significantly less fuel! 8-)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:18 pm 
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I'm still in two minds. Bloody difficult decision.....
I may hold off until spring, then I'll decide one way or another, plus it gives me a chance to gather more cash.

I've even thought of putting the bike into a dealer to put on show. That way it's still mine but being stored at the same time. I'd hope that over time it would appreciate in value :hehe:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:05 pm 
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When buying a KTM v-twin, I would certainly want to do my homework and check out the forums on mileage reports. My friend with the SMT had a 950 adventure before that and reckoned on 3 major service items for the 950 by 20,000miles. These were valve adjustments, steering head bearings, fuel pump replacement. Worst of all were stories of a forth item in having to replace a gearbox component (a complete motor strip down)!

He did the first 3 himself and passed the bike on to the trade before the fourth item materialised. Then bought the much newer 990. That was also much better to ride than the old Adventure. Hopefully the later bikes have been improved since. ;)

Personaly, I'll put up with new head bearings every 10k.....and we'll see what Maz finds if and when he looks inside my 40,000+ mile XB. :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:13 pm 
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I don't think a super Duke will be much different to the Xb
We have both

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:01 am 
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Looking at the the models, the newer 990 SMT looks the better but I'll need to pay a premium. Looks like I'll need to dig deep if I decide to change bikes.
I'll see if I can get over to a dealer in Essex soonish and have a look about but I'll leave my credit card at home ;)

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