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Old 01-25-2013, 06:40 AM   #4141
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:54 AM   #4142
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One thing to consider in the Husky vs KTM discussion is the availability of aftermarket parts and support from dealers. I learned this lesson with my Husaberg, and that bike is 90% KTM, but finding an aftermarket gas tank for it is a nightmare. The KTM will just have WAY more options than the Husky. Only way a I would buy the Husky over the KTM is if there were some good discounts available.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:21 PM   #4143
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One thing to consider in the Husky vs KTM discussion is the availability of aftermarket parts and support from dealers. I learned this lesson with my Husaberg, and that bike is 90% KTM, but finding an aftermarket gas tank for it is a nightmare. The KTM will just have WAY more options than the Husky. Only way a I would buy the Husky over the KTM is if there were some good discounts available.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:14 AM   #4144
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One thing to consider in the Husky vs KTM discussion is the availability of aftermarket parts and support from dealers. I learned this lesson with my Husaberg, and that bike is 90% KTM, but finding an aftermarket gas tank for it is a nightmare. The KTM will just have WAY more options than the Husky. Only way a I would buy the Husky over the KTM is if there were some good discounts available.
Husky has a good selection of aftermarket parts, especially compared to my bike (a dutch guy hand welds the only tank available for mine.) Husky is seeing a 16% sales growth last year thanks to the fact they are now owned by BMW, so the selection is only going to get better. Also, if I am not mistaken, they were smart and make most of the parts fit across the entire TE line (350, 449,511)

Anyway, I have never liked the argument about aftermarket availability. Don't get me wrong, it makes total sense, but taken in the extreme we would all be riding the same make/model bike.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:20 AM   #4145
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Husky has a good selection of aftermarket parts, especially compared to my bike (a dutch guy hand welds the only tank available for mine.) Husky is seeing a 16% sales growth last year thanks to the fact they are now owned by BMW, so the selection is only going to get better. Also, if I am not mistaken, they were smart and make most of the parts fit across the entire TE line (350, 449,511)

Anyway, I have never liked the argument about aftermarket availability. Don't get me wrong, it makes total sense, but taken in the extreme we would all be riding the same make/model bike.
well to be fair your bike was made for ummmmm 1 year And Touratech/safari does make a front tank for your bike too... at least they did for a while.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:41 AM   #4146
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before discussing a new dirt bike I need to figure out the logistics: Odyssey is toast and my Accord has 247,000 miles, adding a trailer hitch may not be the best option...
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:50 AM   #4147
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my Accord has 247,000 miles
So its almost broken in?

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:14 AM   #4148
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Husky ...the entire TE line (350, 449,511)
a 350 would be nice!
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:19 AM   #4149
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before discussing a new dirt bike I need to figure out the logistics: Odyssey is toast and my Accord has 247,000 miles, adding a trailer hitch may not be the best option...
Buy a truck
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:30 AM   #4150
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well to be fair your bike was made for ummmmm 1 year And Touratech/safari does make a front tank for your bike too... at least they did for a while.
made for 1 year, but sold for 3. That tells you how well it sold. Its a shame because it is such an awesome moto.

(The G650x is the first motorcycle I have ever owned that is increasing in worth. I can tell when there is a Siberski Extreme ride report going because I get unsolicited offers to buy my bike sight unseen.)

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a 350 would be nice
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:45 AM   #4151
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So its almost broken in?

Put a hitch on it, drive it easy! Its only a cah


Those automatic trannies are not known for their reliability, towing at 247k will probably kill it.

I'm thinking Ridgeline or Odyssey, my last one (Odyssey) was good to me, totaled (for the second time) @238k and at this point it paid for itself 10x over.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #4153
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Those automatic trannies are not known for their reliability, towing at 247k will probably kill it.

I'm thinking Ridgeline or Odyssey, my last one (Odyssey) was good to me, totaled (for the second time) @238k and at this point it paid for itself 10x over.
I have a Ridgeline. Fantastic. Only drawback is 18 mpg. I can get 2 bikesin it with no problems. it has a 5000 lb tow rating. if buying used, don't get the first year, the trunks leak. Back seat flips up an out of the way so riding gear goes on the floor, not the seats. Trunk is amazingly large and I can open it when there is a bike in the bed.

I have a 2007 (second year of production) Best vehicle I ever had!!!
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:01 AM   #4154
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I have a 2007 (second year of production) Best vehicle I ever had!!!
So it happened that I stopped by the dealer last night, friendly place, I get deals like no one else :)

they had a minivan, practical side of my brain kicked in so I took a look at it, really good deal, roomy, reliable, boring, little dash indicator was showing 22 mpg average... went home and spent the rest of the night coming up with reasons why I should buy a Ridgeline that gets shitty MPG and costs 3x as much :)

I may still buy that minivan, throwing a hitch on it would be most economical solution
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:22 AM   #4155
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I don't mind jumping on the Honda bandwagon. It was my wife's turn for a new car and she wanted a CRV. I didn't particurally want a soccer mom car, especially since we don't even have kids. I can honestly say that I think its the most practical decision I've made, car wise. Nice mileage, stowage room, AWD, over 200k miles and runs like new. Great cars, great motorcycles, great outboard engines, everything they make is quality.

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