Gonna sell my bike. Some advise...

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10/17/2020 1:31 PM

So I’m about to list my 19 fc450. In the past I’ve always pulled all the aftermarket stuff and either swapped it on to my new ride or sold the stuff separate. I’m strongly considering downsizing to a 21 FC350 . Pretty much all the big ticket parts won’t transfer. Rekluse, KYB converted forks, exhaust etc... Seems like the market is just hot as hell right now for new and used bikes. To the folks who have recently sold bikes, how did you make out on your sale? Did you take a big loss on your aftermarket parts?

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10/17/2020 1:35 PM

You always take a big loss on aftermarket parts.

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10/17/2020 1:37 PM

You can't use the forks on the 21? Is that because the 21 dropped 10mm?

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10/17/2020 1:38 PM

Bruce372 wrote:

You can't use the forks on the 21? Is that because the 21 dropped 10mm?

Yep

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10/17/2020 1:41 PM

You -can- use the forks if you make all the proper adjustments.

You can almost always make more money selling the bike "stock" and listing the clutch and other goodies on their own.

Go for it!

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10/17/2020 1:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/17/2020 1:44 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

You -can- use the forks if you make all the proper adjustments.

You can almost always make more money selling the bike "stock" and listing the clutch and other goodies on their own.

Go for it!

Other than sliding them up in the clamps ( which won’t work unfortunately) how can I make them work?

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10/17/2020 1:53 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/17/2020 1:53 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

You -can- use the forks if you make all the proper adjustments.

You can almost always make more money selling the bike "stock" and listing the clutch and other goodies on their own.

Go for it!

Dirtfighter wrote:

Other than sliding them up in the clamps ( which won’t work unfortunately) how can I make them work?

You can ask some KTM set-up specialists, because, I know people are doing it. If I'm not mistaken, the frame has not changed...correct?

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

10/17/2020 1:58 PM

It’s always nice swapping parts over to the new bike, but as far as the stuff that won’t swap over goes isn’t that the point of buying a whole new bike? smile I’ve had my same TwinWall 997’s and ball bearing throttle tube on probably 4 different bikes

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10/17/2020 2:05 PM

Bruce372 wrote:

You can't use the forks on the 21? Is that because the 21 dropped 10mm?

Is this change Husky only? KTM still lists their fork as 950mm in the 2021 manuals while the Husky manuals do indeed show 940mm.

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10/17/2020 2:23 PM

Yes . I’m digging the lower hight

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10/17/2020 2:24 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

You -can- use the forks if you make all the proper adjustments.

You can almost always make more money selling the bike "stock" and listing the clutch and other goodies on their own.

Go for it!

Dirtfighter wrote:

Other than sliding them up in the clamps ( which won’t work unfortunately) how can I make them work?

TeamGreen wrote:

You can ask some KTM set-up specialists, because, I know people are doing it. If I'm not mistaken, the frame has not changed...correct?

No just forks and rear linkage

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10/17/2020 2:25 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/17/2020 2:26 PM

Dirtfighter wrote:

Other than sliding them up in the clamps ( which won’t work unfortunately) how can I make them work?

TeamGreen wrote:

You can ask some KTM set-up specialists, because, I know people are doing it. If I'm not mistaken, the frame has not changed...correct?

Dirtfighter wrote:

No just forks and rear linkage

So, you could sell your '19 w/2021 forks, shock and linkage?

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

10/17/2020 3:25 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

You can ask some KTM set-up specialists, because, I know people are doing it. If I'm not mistaken, the frame has not changed...correct?

Dirtfighter wrote:

No just forks and rear linkage

TeamGreen wrote:

So, you could sell your '19 w/2021 forks, shock and linkage?

I’m going with the husky because of the lower hight

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10/17/2020 3:52 PM

Why can’t you slide forks up in clamps? Doesn’t seem like it should hit bars.

Also, forks and shocks can be shortened without much trouble. If the linkage changed, the shock length probably didn’t.

10 mm shorter is not much really.

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10/17/2020 4:00 PM

erik_94COBRA wrote:

Why can’t you slide forks up in clamps? Doesn’t seem like it should hit bars.

Also, forks and shocks can be shortened without much trouble. If the linkage changed, the shock length probably didn’t.

10 mm shorter is not much really.

I have 2020.5 with the longer forks but my shock is the same as the 20s and linkage the rockstar editions didn’t get that change. You could prob have a spacer of some sort done to achieve what’s needed if you talk to the right tuner.

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10/17/2020 5:42 PM

erik_94COBRA wrote:

Why can’t you slide forks up in clamps? Doesn’t seem like it should hit bars.

Also, forks and shocks can be shortened without much trouble. If the linkage changed, the shock length probably didn’t.

10 mm shorter is not much really.

I already run them at the 3rd line and I run sfs clamps so I can’t have the forks so close to the bars.

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10/17/2020 5:47 PM

It might be BS but husky claims that shortened forks by just modifying the internals are more ridged due to the extra overlap of the outer tubes.

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10/17/2020 5:52 PM

To run your forks on the newer model you need the KTM length shock and linkage

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10/17/2020 6:08 PM

I’d pull the parts. I just sold my ‘18 KX with Ohlins front/rear, Raptor pegs, Hinson covers, bla bla bla...and got exactly what I’m guessing I’d have gotten stock. Likely would’ve made another grand or better selling everything separately.

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10/17/2020 6:32 PM

I’d find someone willing to trade stock for your kyb plus cash. That might be the easiest route, and I’d bet people would line up to do so. Other wise it adds zero value to overall sell price of the bike IMO

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10/17/2020 7:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/17/2020 7:51 PM

Dirtfighter wrote:

It might be BS but husky claims that shortened forks by just modifying the internals are more ridged due to the extra overlap of the outer tubes.

I believe they added 10mm in the forks to give a more spring fork feel. And the shock where the bottom half meets the body Ive heard of them make it longer to make the bumper hit sooner

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Thank you,
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10/18/2020 4:46 AM

Dirtfighter wrote:

It might be BS but husky claims that shortened forks by just modifying the internals are more ridged due to the extra overlap of the outer tubes.

Bennett59 wrote:

I believe they added 10mm in the forks to give a more spring fork feel. And the shock where the bottom half meets the body Ive heard of them make it longer to make the bumper hit sooner

They shortened them.

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10/18/2020 4:48 AM

omalley wrote:

I’d pull the parts. I just sold my ‘18 KX with Ohlins front/rear, Raptor pegs, Hinson covers, bla bla bla...and got exactly what I’m guessing I’d have gotten stock. Likely would’ve made another grand or better selling everything separately.

Leaning in this direction too.

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10/18/2020 4:52 AM

I just sold a 2019 KXF 250, 80 hours with STM clutch for 3500€. I separately sold the exhaust (full LM ti system) and got 400€. It's good money for the bike i sold

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10/18/2020 5:37 AM

Dirtfighter wrote:

It might be BS but husky claims that shortened forks by just modifying the internals are more ridged due to the extra overlap of the outer tubes.

Bennett59 wrote:

I believe they added 10mm in the forks to give a more spring fork feel. And the shock where the bottom half meets the body Ive heard of them make it longer to make the bumper hit sooner

I am sure they shortened them internally.

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10/18/2020 5:42 AM

You'd make more selling in Miami than in Naples

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10/18/2020 8:43 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/18/2020 9:06 AM

Dirtfighter wrote:

It might be BS but husky claims that shortened forks by just modifying the internals are more ridged due to the extra overlap of the outer tubes.

Bennett59 wrote:

I believe they added 10mm in the forks to give a more spring fork feel. And the shock where the bottom half meets the body Ive heard of them make it longer to make the bumper hit sooner

LKHill wrote:

I am sure they shortened them internally.

Nope. All new fork will shorter outer tubes

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10/18/2020 8:45 AM

EngIceDave wrote:

You'd make more selling in Miami than in Naples

Lol I could probably count the number of people that ride moto in Naples on two hands.
I usually list all over south Fl.

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10/18/2020 9:31 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/18/2020 9:37 AM

Food for thought:

Your bike is identical to the current bike ('19 & '21 KTM 450SX-F).
Bikes are going for SILLY PRICES...COVID, people deciding to go riding again..limitied availabilty...etc.
Parts & Accessories are selling REALLY, REALLY well (Your Clutch, pipe and other goodies).

You should be able to get really good money for your stuff if it's in good-great shape.

Also, personally, I -WOULD NOT- sell my '19 until the 2021 is in the garage along-side it. Too many stories of people NOT getting the bike they thought they were because it was sold before they got to the dealer. So...
Go get that new scooter!

Good luck,

Manny

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10/18/2020 9:35 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/18/2020 9:36 AM

EngIceDave wrote:

You'd make more selling in Miami than in Naples

Dirtfighter wrote:

Lol I could probably count the number of people that ride moto in Naples on two hands.
I usually list all over south Fl.

Try Tampa area listings, lots of riding around there and money.

BTW, something I thought of and did a couple weeks back when we sold my son's car, if anyone says they're going to look at it, tell them to send you a photo of an ID (Photo ID) for security purposes. So you know who is coming, also so you can notify someone else of who is coming to your location.

It's a crazy world.
Safe than sorry.

Everyone has a phone that can take a photo and email it, it's not a big deal.

Also makes it easy to prep the bill of sale in advance

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