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KTMSAM 12-06-2012 06:10 PM

Another New Guy - Duluth MN
 
Hey guys/ladies,
I just wanted to introduce myself since I am new here and recently joined the adventure club. I have been riding for many years now and just traded my 2008 KTM Super Duke for a 2012 Adventure. I have only ridden it 150 miles before we got snow and I put it in my friends garage for the winter. I'm not new to KTM's, but the Adventure is definitely different and I'm really looking forward to adding fun accessories, learning more about the bike and what people like to do to them, and then stacking the miles on next year. Until then, I plan to spend a bunch of evenings on here chatting with all of you about the machines we know and love and then we can hopefully ride together some day.
The old machine:
<a href="http://s1358.beta.photobucket.com/user/ktmsam990/media/IMGP3588.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q761/ktmsam990/IMGP3588.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"/></a>
My new love:
<a href="http://s1358.beta.photobucket.com/user/ktmsam990/media/1106_10151107276316574_1985686798_n.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q761/ktmsam990/1106_10151107276316574_1985686798_n.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"/></a>

WIsixfitty 12-06-2012 06:37 PM

Welcome.

You live in the heart of supreme dual sport country. Lucky you.

Check out the central region for some really great local events. CADVR is a must. :1drink

Wisconsin also has a pretty damn capable orange crush asylum to rely on for expertise and parts.

KTMSAM 12-06-2012 06:42 PM

Thanks! I was just looking through both of those areas and it made me very anxious for spring to come. I have explored a lot of the paved roads in the area for many years, but there are 20x more dirt/forest roads and trails that I have never seen, so it was time to make a change in machine.

KustomizingKid 12-06-2012 06:45 PM

Lets go ride... in 6 months :rofl

KTMSAM 12-06-2012 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KustomizingKid (Post 20193876)
Lets go ride... in 6 months :rofl

Count me in! :nod

jas123 12-06-2012 07:24 PM

I have a superduke also, that I could never get rid of. Also picking up an 990 Adventure in the spring.

SCflyer 12-06-2012 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WIsixfitty (Post 20193825)
Welcome.

You live in the heart of supreme dual sport country. Lucky you.

Check out the central region for some really great local events. CADVR is a must. :1drink

Wisconsin also has a pretty damn capable orange crush asylum to rely on for expertise and parts.


Better yet, take a road trip...and the money you've saved over to Craigs place (CJ designs) in Wisconsin.

KTMSAM 12-06-2012 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SCflyer (Post 20194292)
Better yet, take a road trip...and the money you've saved over to Craigs place (CJ designs) in Wisconsin.

That's an excellent idea, I have been looking at many of the parts that he offers and plan to do some business with him soon

WIsixfitty 12-06-2012 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SCflyer (Post 20194292)
Better yet, take a road trip...and the money you've saved over to Craigs place (CJ designs) in Wisconsin.

Tech weekend for the win.

cjracer 12-06-2012 08:40 PM

Congrats and Welcome to the OC. :freaky

I see people are already talking shit behind my back..... :lol3
Thanks guys.


Please check out our events page. Always great to see new faces take part.

If you're ever in the area drop me a line.

See you on the trails,
Craig

KTMSAM 12-06-2012 08:57 PM

Thanks Craig! I have been admiring your products for many months now, so maybe I will have to save up a few extra dollars and go pick up the stuff personally. I'm sure you have a list of items that would look and work great on a brand new Adventure.:deal
I will certainly let you know as the spring arrives

Quote:

Originally Posted by cjracer (Post 20194621)
Congrats and Welcome to the OC. :freaky

I see people are already talking shit behind my back..... :lol3
Thanks guys.


Please check out our events page. Always great to see new faces take part.

If you're ever in the area drop me a line.

See you on the trails,
Craig


Ramv 12-06-2012 09:39 PM

Sharp bike(s)!

Great part of the world too. Beautiful county and some nice lakes!


Enjoy the new toy!

Hipster 12-07-2012 04:45 AM

Nice bike! Check out the Central forum, there's a couple riders just north of you that ride 950's http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=27

Nailhead 12-07-2012 06:40 AM

"KTM-- who makes that?": someone asked me that exact question at a gas station in Laramie one time.

It was a struggle to be diplomatic.

Sam, you live in a really appealing place-- I've always wanted to ride up the North Shore toward Grand Marais. Been to The Last Place on Earth, though. :evil

Nice ride-- enjoy it.

Welcome aboard.

KTMSAM 12-07-2012 07:19 AM

Thanks Guys, I'm pumped to finally have another dirt friendly bike and now I don't have to compromise highway ability either.
I have people all the time ask me who makes KTM, so I figured it was fitting. If anyone tries to guess, the most common answer is Kawasaki.... Why? Because it has a K in it?! So I might have to buy the sticker that spells out KTM's abbreviations and has a map of Austria on it. But it's funny to talk to those people

I hope to meet up with many KTM Adv guys in the area once spring comes


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