Guys as an addendum to my ride report......
Trusty and I have parted ways.
I know it may be hard for some of you to believe but I have traded Trusty my KLR in on a new KTM 990. It was hard to part with a bike that I have gone so many places and seen so much on. Last week I took Trusty to Duguays Kawasaki in Amherst NS, got her valves set, new chain and sprockets, battery and some other odds and ends, all the TLC she deserved after serving me so well. Many thanks to the guys at Duguays for all your great service!
Then I took a test ride on a KTM 990, borrowed from the KTM/Honda/and...shhhh....Harley dealer in Moncton, NB, Toys for Big Boys. I spoke with Brittany Baxter, who is an excellent sales rep, I bought a mower and a snowblower from Brittany in the past and she referred me to Frank Leger, their KTM specialist. Frank offered me a 24 hour test ride on his 990 demonstrator. I took a good ride around Southern NB on a varied roads, I love to ride and I was hooked. Here are a few photos from the test ride
And sadly here is the last picture I will take with Trusty the KLR
My wife Angele took this picture of me and Trusty in front of Toys for Big Boys just moments before I traded her in. I have to admit I was sad to see her go, but Toys offered me a fair trade on her and I am looking forward to a great relationship with them and new adventures on my 990. Mexico here I come! (This Winter)
So all you KTM/Honda or Harley guys passing through Moncton, if you need anything, check out Toys for Big Boys a big shop with a great staff. I know they would jump through hoops to help any ADVrider
Here is a picture of the new bike getting prepped in the shop.
Thanks to all my readers....stay tuned this fall for another epic ride with Kedgi and his new KTM
(haven't named it yet)