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Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
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:deal

:deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
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Beta, Husky, GasGas, Husaberg. 1-2 BMWs. ...

Beta, Husky, GasGas, Husaberg. 1-2 BMWs.

And that's it. Seriously.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
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300 exc.

300 exc.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 560
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:lol3 :deal

:lol3

:deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 560
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It should look almost too loose. Like it was...

It should look almost too loose. Like it was said, KTMs like a lot of chain slop. The countershaft does not like being taxed.

I was running 13/50 on my 05 450 and this is what it looked like. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,159
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It's not about the bike, it's the rider. There...

It's not about the bike, it's the rider. There was a guy back East who would do all the dual sport rides with his GF on the back of his 450 Husky and smoke everyone.

However, you take the same...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,159
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I love the Tenere as well, but it suffers from...

I love the Tenere as well, but it suffers from all the maladies that every other Japanese bike does....high weight, (and carries it's weight high) anemic power, really bad suspension. At least they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,159
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I had an FZ-1. Man, what a fun bike. A bit...

I had an FZ-1. Man, what a fun bike. A bit soulless, but fucking A it scared me it was so fast.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,159
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I've ridden both KTMs and Japanese bikes. I would...

I've ridden both KTMs and Japanese bikes. I would buy another KTM in a heartbeat. I wouldn't ride any of the 3-4 offroad offerings that the Japanese manufacturers make.

My opinion is worth...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,159
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These aren't fat old ADVers like the guys in this...

These aren't fat old ADVers like the guys in this forum. These guys are rev-limiter-hitting, Hare-scramble-doing Class B/A Vet riders. I can't keep them in sight when we ride unless they pare it down...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,159
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I know two guys personally who have 17k and 28k...

I know two guys personally who have 17k and 28k on their 520s, purchased new in 2001.
Guess unicorns do exist, and the Japanese companies are competitive in the dual sport market. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
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Buy it NOW. GO. Why are you still here?

Buy it NOW.

GO. Why are you still here?
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,159
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I was one once as well. Scared of KTMs. Scared of...

I was one once as well. Scared of KTMs. Scared of the finicky, high-maintenance garage queens with unavailable parts.

Then I walked through my fear and bought one. Man, I couldn't have been more...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,159
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It's not even the "high-tech, wiz-bang" goodies...

It's not even the "high-tech, wiz-bang" goodies that you fuckers seem to be so scared of.

It's working suspension that isn't disposable.
It's quality components like good hoops, bars, pegs,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 819
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Back East 2 personal friends of mine bought 01...

Back East 2 personal friends of mine bought 01 520 EXCs when they came out in 2001. As of 2011 one guy had 18,000miles on it, the other guy over 26,000+miles. 18k bike is still on the original top...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 819
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The mileage isn't high at all given the...

The mileage isn't high at all given the condition, it looks very well taken care of. Offer 4500-5k cash and see what he says.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,196
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Well, it can technically go anywhere. But you...

Well, it can technically go anywhere. But you will be exhausted in 5mins and have a much higher chance of injury. Not to mention piss everyone off behind you.

And with the DRZ it's not so much...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,196
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Fuck, I'd ride a DRZ if I got it for 500 bucks. ...

Fuck, I'd ride a DRZ if I got it for 500 bucks.
Have any pics of what it looked like when you got it?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
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Possibly the worst trail bike made out of all of...

Possibly the worst trail bike made out of all of them.

Pick up a used KTM/Husky/Husaberg and be done with it. Nothing else is in the same ballpark, especially if you need a plate.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,877
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The reliability of the RFS bikes are...

The reliability of the RFS bikes are well-documented. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,820
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Which may be true of the 690, admittedly my only...

Which may be true of the 690, admittedly my only experience was with the RFS series of bikes, and they came with great cans.



Ouch! :huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,820
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KTMs factory exhaust are some of the best units...

KTMs factory exhaust are some of the best units out there as far as stock goes. They are better/lighter than some of the aftermarket choices.

If it were me, I'd save the $$ for the exhaust and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,877
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+1 My ideal stable would be my Tiger or a...

+1

My ideal stable would be my Tiger or a 950 Super Enduro, 690 and 525/530 for woods duties.

I never quite understood those who place a high importance on "riding their bike to the trail,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,877
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I found my EXC to be extremely competent and...

I found my EXC to be extremely competent and pretty comfortable on the road. You can put your legs up on the shrouds for those longer highway stretches. I've done multiple 100+ mile road days with no...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,877
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The 07 RFS bike is possibly the best true 50/50...

The 07 RFS bike is possibly the best true 50/50 dual sport bike ever made.

Ride the piss out of it, check the valves every so often especially the intakes, and change the oil every 500-1k or so,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,196
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:photog *Might be correct as far as Japanese...

:photog

*Might be correct as far as Japanese offerings go, which is sad. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 951
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If you're going to upgrade, go all-in and switch...

If you're going to upgrade, go all-in and switch to a Euro bike.
Thank me later.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,196
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+1 And then call it the best thing since...

+1

And then call it the best thing since sliced bread. :lol3

And no, the WRR and DRZ aren't comparable. It's a 5-year old bike with recent tech vs a 20yr old bike.

C'mon now. The WRR is the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
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Absolutely. Completely normal. Those days I ride...

Absolutely. Completely normal. Those days I ride like a grandmother and just enjoy the scenery.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,196
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The DRZ isn't "old tech" compared to any other...

The DRZ isn't "old tech" compared to any other Japanese DS 400cc Enduro bike. In fact, it's the only option that guys that will only ride Japanese bikes have, really.

But compared to the Euro...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,490
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KTM owners need to stop correcting the collective...

KTM owners need to stop correcting the collective ignorance about KTMs.

There are already way too many of them out there.

Please let people believe or think what they want. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,490
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For your weight and riding style, the WRR would...

For your weight and riding style, the WRR would be perfect.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 32,439
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No doubt the WRR is a good bike, but what's sad...

No doubt the WRR is a good bike, but what's sad is it's the only bike the big 4 have produced in the last decade that's been any good.

Now if they made a WR450R with the same gearbox as the 250...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,454
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One of the problems with the XRL and Hondas in...

One of the problems with the XRL and Hondas in general is that while the seat height and standover height is tall, the riding compartment is very small and cramped. It's literally set up 70s...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
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Out of all the bikes you listed, the WR250R is by...

Out of all the bikes you listed, the WR250R is by far the best of the bunch.

Save your pennies and buy one, ride the piss out of it then graduate to a KTM or Husky/Husaberg/Beta.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,454
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Both the DR and XR have severe limitations that...

Both the DR and XR have severe limitations that would not be a good choice for RTW contention.

However, the XR is the better bike out of the two you are considering for RTW.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
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The piston is bulletproof, but the intake valves...

The piston is bulletproof, but the intake valves you need to watch.

Buy it without hesitation, it's the best bike KTM has made to date.

Where are you located? I'll buy it. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
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These things are worth their weight in gold for...

These things are worth their weight in gold for several reasons...
http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608028865167100510&pid=1.7
Best 12 bucks you will spend...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
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For the identical bike, fully serviced? Or your...

For the identical bike, fully serviced? Or your bike that you are considering?

Either way, it's about 2-3k too much.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,379
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Man, you Japanese bike owners are sensitive....

Man, you Japanese bike owners are sensitive. :lol3

But alas, I agree. KTMs are fickle, expensive, fragile garage queens.

Don't buy one.
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