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Old 06-27-2006, 11:26 PM   #3
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Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Lost in the hills, Sydney
Oddometer: 9,865
We get lots of questions about which is better - the ktm or the bmw.
Expect OC to resoundingly say the ktm. Doh!

Therefore a bit of almost humour about the eternal GS v 950 debate from a fellow who had owned both for a little while. Looking then buying his bike, now he's got a few miles on the 950 finally oops, guess what happened!

On a more serious note, people ask what are the first modifications to a 950.
Obviously the choices are quite personal but the common answers seem to be:
  • exhausts - lose weight, heat and gain sound!
  • jet said bike to suit pipes and altitude.
  • if USA spec canisterectomy is a must do...
  • tune suspension to suit rider style and weight
  • perhaps crash bars and pannier mounts to help your toy survive the inevitable
  • centre stand if you don't have one.
  • fit ultra heavy duty tubes as field tube repairs are one PITA
  • going to an aftermarket seat seems popular but you will get used to the stock one...
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Mouse screwed with this post 07-12-2006 at 10:45 PM
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