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Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9,782
Views: 1,484,589
Posted By KTMmiker
Video Excitement

CBRacerX;21825992]I try to take a decent ride on my new to me 950SM. I've got a good friend who knows some great roads in NJ and PA to ride along with, and on occasion others will join in. No...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,189
Posted By KTMmiker
All Are Good, but different.

I have owned both SV1000 s as well as the naked version and a couple of 1050 Speed Trips.
The SVS would be best for someone wanting to do alot of highway at speed, especially with Heli bars and a...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 27,417
Posted By KTMmiker
Like Capo, Love 1190 ADV

I like Capo's... alot. But I WANT that stinkin KTM!!! I just don't want to pay for it.
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 27,417
Posted By KTMmiker
19" Needed

They will probably slap the 19" wire wheel on there for the Rally Raid version, along with the flat Khakie paint. estimated price:.... $15,999.00 USD. Like umh..... Tiger Explorer.
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,198
Posted By KTMmiker
Fat Girlie

My 06 was very sweet and pretty quick on dirt roads. Herniation city to get back up though.
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,674
Posted By KTMmiker
Bike baby!

Been reading all the US rags since the early 70's. most of them have become pretty skimpy content wise these last few years. Now my favorite by far is the Brit mag Bike. Their tests are much more in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,886
Posted By KTMmiker
Miss Mine

Had an 07 stock except for an end can. After a couple of Speed triples and Sprint RS's. The Tiger was comfy, just as fast as the speed except on smooth pavement, and smoked them both on typical NH...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-24-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By KTMmiker
Me wanna SMT too

I'm on my second 950SM and my first 990 ADV. I have been a dirt rider since the early 70's and If I was really honest with myself (utterly impossible), I would probably sell these two and get an...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-19-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By KTMmiker
Its an Austrian Dirtbike for damn sake

Just ride it.
Change the fluids as needed. Spray the stinking chain. Pressure check tires depending on surface. Valve check it every 9-10k. It will do what it is designed to do.
Get a dang...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9,782
Views: 1,484,589
Posted By KTMmiker
dirt what?

I have ridden my SM on dirt roads and some two track. The suspension is way stiff for "offroad", but with better tires, never mind a nice 19" / 18" combo , she could be a dirt road demon.:evil
The...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9,782
Views: 1,484,589
Posted By KTMmiker
Plug Away

In that location, center tread, I would plug er up and ride it till it was gone. Sidewall would be different, especially if it bulged under proper inflation pressure. But to ride it to safety or...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-23-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,752
Posted By KTMmiker
They work

KTM's aren't for everyone. That's why there are Jap dealer's everywhere. If you want cheap trouble free, V-strom , Versys etc. Nice bikes, a bit bland. I am on my second 950SM, as I sold the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9,782
Views: 1,484,589
Posted By KTMmiker
wheels

I must admit, I have been thinking about having a 19" built for the front myself. I suppose a skinnier rear wheel would be in order also, prolly 18", but I would probably try the front change alone...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,993
Posted By KTMmiker
Miss Mine

Spring of 2010 I bought one with 2k. Put 7000 miles on her last year. Best Sports tourer I ever road, never mind owned. My wifes favorite bike also for the seat.
Then like a dope, I sold her to...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 201,074
Posted By KTMmiker
Capo in The Flea

This beauty is in the Flea looking for it next Adventurous owner. She has never let us down. I am just reconfiguring the stable.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By KTMmiker
No Luck so far

Thanks for the head's up. Checked their site, didn't find any rentals.
Maybe I'll call my local BMW triumph dealer and see if he can hook me up with them: Mature, responsible, fully insure...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-21-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By KTMmiker
Any Rentals in Wine Country Sonoma Cty?

Any of you inmates know of any rental outfits still in operation up in the Sonoma / Healdsburg area? Rented up there few years back from Wine Country Motorsport, gone now, apparently victims of the...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 201,074
Posted By KTMmiker
Nice Screen

Now that's what I call a touring screen! That Puppy will be sweet in the chilly weather, may have to get me one. :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9,782
Views: 1,484,589
Posted By KTMmiker
Time for tires. What are you liking lately?

Need to replace the Syncs at a bit over 3k.
Curious about what you guys are liking for fast backroads but still decent wear for long commutes. I was thinking about a Dunlop Roadsmart or BT023 on...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-11-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 90,744
Posted By KTMmiker
Cheap Yuasa

Bought a semi cheap, "manufactured by Yuasa", "Motocross Platinum YTZ14S" at Batteries Plus for $119.00 (full retail no less). Same spec as the OEM battery.

Of course I carried in the "Xtreme...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9,782
Views: 1,484,589
Posted By KTMmiker
wont start

Thanks Natty and Buck,

I did check the various contact points. All seemed tight and clean. Checked the fuses, all good. Put a battery in from another bike and it fired instantly. I assume...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9,782
Views: 1,484,589
Posted By KTMmiker
Question 06 Won't start

So she won't start. Road for couple hours in the 90 degree heat, ran fine. Went inside for couple hours, turned on ignition to a faded display,sort of blinking erratically. Thumbed the starter, no...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 201,074
Posted By KTMmiker
Sweet!

Major score on the Capo. It looks brand new, an essentially is. You will enjoy it very much.
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9,782
Views: 1,484,589
Posted By KTMmiker
Training Wheels

As we all know, loose surfaces are the best training for the road.
After a sweet session like that your ready to produce the same effect on the tarmack. No?:eek1
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,494
Posted By KTMmiker
Had all 3

Had all of the Triumph triples in 1050 form and a couple of 955 Sprint RS's.

For bad roads, the Tiger has the leg up with the travel, even though the rear shock bags out. (On all of them).

For...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,272
Posted By KTMmiker
Had a few

I had two of the 885 triples, three of the 955 triples, three 1050 triples and at least five of the new age twins. Never a problem nor have I met anyone who experienced issues.

But I do wait a...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,299
Posted By KTMmiker
Had both

The Wee is a great bike (tool), so is a very good choice for long distance. I put about 7k on one a hand full of summers ago. Comfy, reliable with little to nothing left past 75mph, never mind ...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 201,074
Posted By KTMmiker
First spin

Took my new to me 03 for first spin yesterday as I picked it up last Sunday in an ice storm.
More comfortable than I remembered from a few months of ownership back in 01.
Riding position not far...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 585,495
Posted By KTMmiker
My Current

My Futura was a bit of a find. SHe only had 2100 miles when I got her. It's been my most comfortable Italian yet.
http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss299/ktmmiker/Futura08Bonne002.jpg

With...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,755
Posted By KTMmiker
Both Sweet.

Have ridden both. Owned numerous KTM's and Aprilia's. Rotax motors in the Ape may be the lowest maint. motor you can buy in a sporting ride. Fantastic longevity to boot. The suspension is stiff...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9,782
Views: 1,484,589
Posted By KTMmiker
Nice!

Great shots. Your going to love the SM. I just bought my second one, an 06 with a couple thousand miles on her. I sold my last 950sm about a year ago off this site after putting about 7k on it. ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,556
Posted By KTMmiker
Sounds like

Practical is the Versys definition. It is a great bike, especially if you need a do it all tool. It will make your heart race, IF you try to flat track it down some west texas dirt road! Then...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,104
Posted By KTMmiker
Scorpian Syncs

My Pirelli Scorp Sync rear only lasted about 4k on a 950 Supermoto. Prolly something wrong with the bike!

I may give the Tourances a try on the new one. I liked them on a WeeStrom a few years...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,208
Posted By KTMmiker
Both beautiful but...

I too went for the Sport. Tank range, seat comfort and endless luggage options all contributed. I found the stock suspension setup a bit soft, but a few clicks on the compression and fork rebound...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 585,495
Posted By KTMmiker
New to me Futura on the way! Pretty Goose must go.

After getting rid of my Falco this spring for the more comfortable Guzzi Sport, I just bought a Futura w/ low miles. Trying to find a shipper to bring her from Buffalo, NY to Nashua, NH. Supposed...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 31,208
Posted By KTMmiker
What He Said!

I currently have a T-100 (stock) in the garage. They are very fun, easy bikes to have around. Definately underwelming in both stock (and modded form :huh), but a super comfy ride and day to day...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,854
Posted By KTMmiker
Might be the ticket if you appreciate.....

Fine Italian machines that are rare yet reliable (Rotax engine) and inexpensive to maintain, with quality hardware and performance that I suspect would be unrivaled at this price point....
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 585,495
Posted By KTMmiker
Go Guzzi!

Nice Blakebird. You'll enjoy the the Guzzi. Not as fast as the FJR, but comfy, smooth, beautiful.
I bought one a week and a half ago and have put 500 miles on so far and really like her (the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 585,495
Posted By KTMmiker
New Italian!

Well, after many years of contemplation, I finally bought my First Guzzi.:eek1
I must be getting old
http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss299/ktmmiker/Aprilia%20Falco%2002/GuzziFalco045.jpg

She...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,581
Posted By KTMmiker
Ermax Screen?

I justed picked up a low miles 08 S3. I do think I will try it naked. Had an 05 Speedy with the Triumph Dustpan on the front, liked the looks of it but buffetted me (6'1") on the highway. Will try...
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