I have had a little time with the KTM. When you buy something, you always wonder what don't you know about it and why is this guy selling it. In the case of the KTM, the fact that he was selling a 2 year old bike with only 765 miles made that question even more prominent.
The guy did a really good job of cleaning the exterior, but even lifting the seat showed dirt covering everything. There were other clues. For example, replacing handguards, brake and clutch levers, the muffler, the skid plate, and missing graphics on the rear fender might suggest some light damage from an accident. It also could mean nothing more than these are parts the guy wanted to upgrade, as the replacements are all premium quality parts.
Sidebar - The replacement muffler is quiet light and is made of titanium with carbon fiber ends. Do you know the correct procedure for "washing" titanium? I didn't. The manufacturer recommends you use a cloth and WD-40. And it works. Apparently, solvents, even soap, can react with the surface of the titanium and damage it.
As I have dug deeper into the bike, I found a layer of stubborn NY dirt on everything. This stuff is so tough that even Dawn dishwashing soap won't cut it. The only way I have found to clean this stuff is using Simple Green. Everything was coated. Both sides of the fan blades. The cloth wrapping the wiring harness. Truly everything.
I also found up to 1/4" of caked mud in the strangest places. For example, the rear fender sits directly on the fuel tank and all the gaps between were filled with mud. The area around the fuel filler on the top of the rear had mud caked around it. The radiator still had mud in the fins.
I have finally gotten the thing cleaned up and have guessed at a reason for him to sell. I think he was way out in the woods somewhere and got it totally stuck in the mud. I think that when he finally got it out, he decided that this bike was too heavy for real offroad use. And I concur.
Working on fitting the new low fender and will post some pictures when that is done. Boy, carbon fiber is truly stiff stuff.