Thank you, everyone, for the welcome!
I had hoped to pick up the bike this weekend, but that may have to wait until next weekend, as work is rearing its continued-paycheck head again… So to speak...
So, it sounds like the side stand relocation kit and skid plate are going to be required. I have heard the seat is not all that comfortable, and that the wind screen allows too much buffeting… What else? This is all good to know, and I will be looking into the side stand relocation kit and skid plate for sure! Thanks.
Unaweep - I live up in Longmont... Where are you at?
BigNastybrp – As much as I do love the pig, reality sometimes sucks. I can’t afford to keep both.
Turbojet – The BMW is a longer story, here’s the short version… I was going over Weston pass, riding well and “helping” the bike up the west side, which one section seems to be paved with baby-heads and larger. Two 990’s went by like I was on blocks. The BMW is a nice bike, I think the KTM will suit me better.
Faint is the heart that runs from a fight, but it's a sorry set of legs 'let a man take a beating.