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Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 394,017
Posted By bb74
Harley's are well built viceral bikes that.... ...

Harley's are well built viceral bikes that....

(drum roll)....

weigh far too much, are poorly suspended, lack cornering clearance, have poor brakes, uncomfortable seat / ergo's for 8 hour days,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By bb74
The SE is not a light bike, just well balanced. ...

The SE is not a light bike, just well balanced. These are not single track trail bikes (unless you stand at least 6'3), they are desert racing bikes for open trails and mid + speeds. Balanced,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 28,522
Posted By bb74
Had a firebolt in 2003 as well. Your statement...

Had a firebolt in 2003 as well. Your statement reinforces my point - some of "us" either like the peculiar aesthetics of just overlook them in deciding the buy a Buell. I don't think there's anyone...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 28,522
Posted By bb74
Having owned a number of bikes including an...

Having owned a number of bikes including an XB12S, I have to say that Buell builds niche bikes that simply won't generate the volume sales of a Honda / Kawa, etc.

Form follows function with the...
Forum: Europe 06-18-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 192,148
Posted By bb74
Cry For Sale. 2007 KTM 950 SE (only been on the...

For Sale.

2007 KTM 950 SE (only been on the road since April 08) - 3200 Kms, Great Condition. New set of TKC 80's. Lowered seat. Revision at 800 Kms at KTM dealer. All paperwork. Located in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By bb74
Forget shaving the seat on the SE - best you can...

Forget shaving the seat on the SE - best you can get is about 3/4ths an inch and then you're on the plastic and you can't narrow it much as the frame will rub your legs. I have an SE btw.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By bb74
OK cool. I'm in Haute Savoie so unfortunately a...

OK cool. I'm in Haute Savoie so unfortunately a bit far for some offraod jaunts... Good luck to your friend on finding the bike!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-22-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By bb74
try google - ktm, occasions, and you should have...

try google - ktm, occasions, and you should have a bunch of sites - lacentrale.fr, etc have them as well.

Aftermarket the owners don't take much off the list price for the ADV but they always...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-05-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,567
Posted By bb74
I'd add a Husa 650 E with the extra tank and a...

I'd add a Husa 650 E with the extra tank and a set of DP tires to the stable if I could and see which fits the bill after 6 months.

The SE is a great bike - amazing and over the top in every...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-01-2008, 03:07 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 27,828
Posted By bb74
Motor configuration is irrevelant to me as long...

Motor configuration is irrevelant to me as long as it builds power off idle in a predictable way and can move you comfortably at 65-75 mph.

Basically my "wish list" would be something like this:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,879
Posted By bb74
can't blame the second guy aside from following...

can't blame the second guy aside from following too closely. It looked like his exit was left - makes sense as you don't need to cross over the central hump. When he saw his friend go wide left he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2008, 04:47 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,914
Posted By bb74
We, unfortunately, are conditioned to live in the...

We, unfortunately, are conditioned to live in the world of bigger, faster, shinier, is undeniably better....:cry

The reality of it is that is this BS.

Look at what most of us started riding on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,719
Posted By bb74
You're right that you CAN ride the SE or the ADV...

You're right that you CAN ride the SE or the ADV like a big dirt bike and they are pretty impressive machines in this regard.

i guess my point was that for fast street riding on an SE with slicks...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,719
Posted By bb74
not to be an a-hole but regarding the "training"...

not to be an a-hole but regarding the "training" comment I'd suggest a couple of pointers for the twisties.

keep the feet on the pegs for one. if that thing slides on the street at those speeds...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By bb74
When KTM dealers are selling the SE's at below...

When KTM dealers are selling the SE's at below cost you have to wonder how long production will continue...

Over here I saw one with less than 800 miles for about 6K... It's a great bike but an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By bb74
Here's my profile. 07 SE, just installed a pair...

Here's my profile. 07 SE, just installed a pair of MiVV carbons from Italy. I didn't want more sound, don't need more power, and couldn't afford a 1:2 setup over here.... so went with the MiVV for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2008, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By bb74
Does it lower it at all?

Does it lower it at all?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,403
Posted By bb74
any will work. I got mine at a local shop (over...

any will work. I got mine at a local shop (over here in Europe) for about 20$ - most any sports shop that sells decent bicycles will have a whole selection.

It makes a massive difference and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-15-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By bb74
Maybe a bit late but I thought I'd give my...

Maybe a bit late but I thought I'd give my thoughts on the Karoo (as I haven't ridden the others)

For street riding at legal speeds - the Karoo set-up is pretty impressive in that they stick,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-15-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,403
Posted By bb74
My solution is on long rides get bicycle shorts...

My solution is on long rides get bicycle shorts with padding. I've done 600 km days with bicycle shorts and normal leathers - no problems. On the SE.

It makes a world of difference and saves the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-02-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By bb74
Fair enough. The point about the 2 kids is I...

Fair enough. The point about the 2 kids is I don't want to be stranded in the desert, alone, with a tool kit and 2 liters of water. I'm all for the adventure stuff but I tend to take things a step...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-02-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By bb74
Many thanks Dindn'tdoit I'm looking at that...

Many thanks Dindn'tdoit

I'm looking at that tour on the Adv / SE in March because the thumper tours are full - I'd prefer the singles in the dunes but we'll see....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-02-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By bb74
I think there's a KTM shop near Geneva - maybe...

I think there's a KTM shop near Geneva - maybe Lausanne that could be worth a shot...?? Never tried but with what you're going thru, possibly worth a try once they get things sorted on your Adv this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-02-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,458
Posted By bb74
I have the KTM standards with the aluminium brace...

I have the KTM standards with the aluminium brace - strong enough to take a branch / trunk and will save the levers in a fall (tested).

the plastics aren't big enough to really protect the gloves...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-02-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By bb74
KTM Adventure Tours - Experiences?

OK, did the search and found 2 threads about GS's...:huh

So quick question to those in the know, has anyone done a KTM adventure tour (Thinking Morocco) and what's the feedback?

I have the SE...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By bb74
thanks - that's what I figured. SP bike...

thanks - that's what I figured.

SP bike (from my experience) can go from hot to cold in a flash - I think most of the staff are new these past 12 months and although I haven't had any problems, I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By bb74
Which dealer btw? I'm in the area and...

Which dealer btw?

I'm in the area and interested in my option.

Thanks and good luck getting things sorted.
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,502
Posted By bb74
So who's going this year??? I have one...

So who's going this year???

I have one vacation day left for the Friday to get there!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2008, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 996
Posted By bb74
absolutely - I'm working out some dates right now...

absolutely - I'm working out some dates right now and will send an email across to see if any would work for you as well. Busy times...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-21-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 996
Posted By bb74
First Impressions - 1000 kms on the 950 SE

Well, I dropped the SE off at the dealer today for the first check-up and thought it's as good a time as any to throw my two cents into the ring regarding this bike.

For the perspective, I had the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,890
Posted By bb74
glad to hear you made it out without a scratch! ...

glad to hear you made it out without a scratch! Lucky there!

For the forks, I'm not sure but you maywant to check the head bearing for play - that should tell you how hard they were hit - given...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By bb74
I like the 2 into 1 idea but not with a pipe...

I like the 2 into 1 idea but not with a pipe hanging off the side and low down. I'd be afraid of the pipes getting holed, bent, or taking off the header bolts on a fall....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By bb74
Did it on the SE - to be honest I don't think you...

Did it on the SE - to be honest I don't think you can get more than an inch or so of height as the width is fixed because of the frame.

The foam is pretty sturdy so a circular grinder with 300 to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By bb74
I had the Superduke - 06 model. The FI is (was)...

I had the Superduke - 06 model. The FI is (was) twitchy - on / off on the first 10ths of a twist compared to the carb bikes. The other thing about the 990 is that it built power starting at about...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By bb74
I second that - I had the 990 SD and didn't like...

I second that - I had the 990 SD and didn't like th FI - I just picked up a 950SE and it is much more fun to ride - the motor feels smoother, more mechanical and you can control the throttle better -...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 78,747
Posted By bb74
Just picked up a brand new SE yesterday (and then...

Just picked up a brand new SE yesterday (and then a 500 km ride home in the rain :huh)

I wouldn't want the SD motor in the SE - the on / off FI and cam profile isn't really made for the dirt, or...
Forum: EMEA 04-07-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,226
Posted By bb74
does it have the maps as well or just roadbook...

does it have the maps as well or just roadbook type directions - names, distance, direction?

I saw it on amazon and will pick it up - worthwhile with the 950SE coming this week ;-)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,723
Posted By bb74
The bold part had a bit of influence on my...

The bold part had a bit of influence on my decision as well. I bought the SD at list but I doubt I will ever again buy a KTM at list - just wait the year for the blowout prices - even if it means...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2008, 05:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,723
Posted By bb74
Thanks! Probably won't have the chance to catch...

Thanks! Probably won't have the chance to catch up prior but if so wonderful. If not I'll give a shout when I get her back to Annecy and we can get together and see what she has to offer!

That'll...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2008, 05:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,723
Posted By bb74
Plan on keeping the DP tire set-up for the first...

Plan on keeping the DP tire set-up for the first go-around - then perhaps Scors - but I need to see how the DP feels in the dirt and on the road.

I'm not bashing the SM in any way - great bike -...
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