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Old 11-16-2012, 04:46 PM   #31
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Don't listen to this guy.
He'll lead to a Kick-Ass good time
February 2011.
Like you KNOW you had that day !!!

That WAS in 2010, yaknow.....
Whatrya doin this Feb, Mort?

I think I need you to show me some of your last Fall's discoveries around Kinzua/Fossil.
I wanna see where that old sawmill was....was that Dad, or Grandpa at that mill?
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:04 PM   #32
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Like you KNOW you had that day !!!

That WAS in 2010, yaknow.....
Whatrya doin this Feb, Mort?

I think I need you to show me some of your last Fall's discoveries around Kinzua/Fossil.
I wanna see where that old sawmill was....was that Dad, or Grandpa at that mill?

Not sure of there is any interest in the Gorge and PDX area, but I belong to a local trials club (COTA) and I thought in the Spring it might be fun to do a trials event for adventure bikes, maybe on Saturday the day before the Sunday trials. Real easily stuff maybe even easier than Novice class. One of my long time trials buddy works for the Tigard BMW dealership. We could have a BMW / KTM team competition. All just for fun, of course but definitely would improve slow bike handling skills.
Our Dallespost Event site would be a good location for it. We are having our last trials event of the year there this Sunday, rain or shine. Spectators welcome. Across The Dalles bridge and turn in at the old Shell gas station/RV area. Trials site is at the back.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:06 PM   #33
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Like you KNOW you had that day !!!

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Well, it did have its moments.



I'll respond to the rest by PM, so as to dejack.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:08 PM   #34
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Spring it might be fun to do a trials event for adventure bikes....
Do I have to take off the seat?
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:14 PM   #35
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I bought my 990 (since sold it) from the Gresham dealer. I knew I was paying more for it when I bought it, but I knew the shop's reputation, so paying the extra money seemed to be a good investment. I didn't push hard on the price.

However, as I look back now after having sold it I wish that I had negotiated harder. The resale on these things is absolutely shit, so I should have squeezed as hard as I could on the price. It was my first KTM in over 40 bikes and while the bike was fine, it was the hardest bike I've ever had to sell and the one I took the biggest bath on...ever... hands down... no contest.

Normally, if I buy a new bike and buy it right I know I can sell it after a year for a $2k to $2.5k hit. At Gresham KTM's price, the hit was $4k+ and tough to find a buyer at that - just considered myself lucky to even sell it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:06 PM   #36
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I would go with the dealer that you know you're going to get your bike serviced at. It'l help immensely if you have any warranty claims. They can, and likely will, send you back to your original dealer if you try and go warranty on them.

See if they'll meet you half way and buy some parts off them at the same time to sweeten the deal.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:57 PM   #37
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Buying new only makes sense to me if it's the right vehicle,
and you keep it until you get your money's worth.
If it's temporary, you're gonna take that hit.
Had my 07 since 07.
I feel I got all $14k worth, and really don't care that it's only worth $6-$7k now.
I still have likely five more years of value left at only 46k miles so far.

LOVE this bike. Could NOT sell it. We'll see what happens when I've ridden the piss clean out of it...new motor, or new 1190R....hmmmm...,can't imagine a different mistress still. Honeymoon forever
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:16 AM   #38
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LOVE this bike. Could NOT sell it. We'll see what happens when I've ridden the piss clean out of it...new motor, or new 1190R....hmmmm...
But, if you were to replace the bike, you would have to buy a whole new set of scratches.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:26 AM   #39
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But, if you were to replace the bike, you would have to buy a whole new set of scratches.
Those aren't scratches.....
those are "notches" ,

kinda like....
Notches on a gun, or a bedpost!
They document things I've conquered.

and....You know I'd have NO trouble getting new scratches fast.
Buy scratches. Hmpfh.
That's like buying vowels on Wheel of Fortune, when you already know the answer.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:33 AM   #40
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That's like buying vowels on Wheel of Fortune, when you already know the answer.
At the risk of hijacking again, do you realize the magnitude of the confession you have just made?
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:17 AM   #41
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At the risk of hijacking again, do you realize the magnitude of the confession you have just made?
Well, TurboJet has already purchased his 990 from Gresham,
so I believe the thread has done it's intended job,
and is now ready and willing to be hijacked


And yes. If I bought a new one (not gonna happen ANY time soon),
I'd likely beat it up and/or crash it several times, just like my current one.
I thought you knew me well enough by now?
Why change now?
Maybe when I'm your age, and can ride as good as you do......

And we're taking TurboJet (he's local to the Gorge) with us on that ride out to Kinzua/Fossil.
He might want you to lead, tho....

You listening TJ? You get that beast home yet?
I think I saw your F800 on CL........(listed in HR area)
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:47 AM   #42
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Thanks for all the replies. I was looking at used 990/950's but they seem to hold their value ok. The only used 990 I saw was a 2008 for $9995 and I got my 2012 bike for $13495. Still haven't picked it up (it's being prepped) but of course the weather has turned to shit. I really felt like I wanted to buy from local dealer since I would be seeing them for service issues, parts, etc. And I didn't find a better price anywhere else. Plus I also like to support my local guys so I have them as a resource. It would suck to have to travel 30-60 miles for service issues, etc.
And yes that is my 800 GS for sale on CL.

And definitely will want to go riding, I love the ride out to Fossil.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:59 AM   #43
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And yes. If I bought a new one (not gonna happen ANY time soon),
I'd likely beat it up and/or crash it several times, just like my current one.
I thought you knew me well enough by now?
Why change now?
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No, I meant you confessed to being a game-show junkie.



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Maybe when I'm your age, and can ride as good timidly as you do......
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Fixt.

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #44
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... but of course the weather has turned to shit...
Don't let let that stop you... this is what these bikes are made for!
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:15 PM   #45
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I can say this as I'm sitting here in Sedona in my tee shirt and shorts


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