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Old 06-29-2013, 12:30 PM   #177
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Originally Posted by DesertSurfer View Post
Hey Donnie,
Now that you're in the thick of it... any remorse taking the big LC8 over a KLR or anything else? Has it limited your freedom of movement? Thoughts so far...???
Well, I sold my other four motos, so there was not really a choice! The 990 is doing great in it's first 3,500 miles of the ride! I do have a passenger now and it handles that great! It may not be quite as comfortable as the R1100GS, but the suspension is better on the topes. In the end, it will all boil down to how reliable and PM intensive the moto is for 35,000 to 45,000 miles per year. I really like the KTM, but I will not tolerate excessive down time or problems. Too many places to ride, too little time! Quite frankly, the tales I have read of the tough, fill in the blank with less than 150,000, miles the moto endured before needing to be opened up do not impress me at all! But for now, all is well!
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