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Old 02-27-2013, 03:00 PM   #22996
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Somebody getting a new bike excites me too!

Congratulations!!
Spittin and pissin orange again!
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:04 PM   #22997
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you dont need to stinkin kickstarter..."use the botton Luke" (your best Obi Wan voice).

It does come in handy once in a while...
Almost got the 500 like you, but since my wrist surgeries I still need therapy, which means I have to twist the throttle further on the 3fiddy... therapy I can live with
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #22998
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Spittin and pissin orange again!
Welcome to the club. I am glad you can do it, cause I just can't fathom dropping 8gs on a dirt bike.
More power to you. Can't wait to see it!
Think I might be riding the oldest ktm of the par gang.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:14 PM   #22999
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Welcome to the club. I am glad you can do it, cause I just can't fathom dropping 8gs on a dirt bike.
More power to you. Can't wait to see it!
Think I might be riding the oldest ktm of the par gang.
Priority, Perspective, Pocket book.
Remember itís not how may breaths you take Ė itís how many moments take your breath away.
My 8K 5hunny takes my breath away all the time and I love it. Well worth the cash. But thatís just me!
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #23000
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Priority, Perspective, Pocket book.
Remember itís not how may breaths you take Ė itís how many moments take your breath away.
My 8K 5hunny takes my breath away all the time and I love it. Well worth the cash. But thatís just me!
Trust me, I envy him...
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:09 AM   #23001
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... just can't fathom dropping 8gs on a dirt bike.
....I might be riding the oldest ktm of the par gang.
When cringing at the price, I reflect and hypothesise on what may have been spent on a lesser bike to rival this which one aspires to obtain, and spend that up front as if it were monopoly money. Then when the thrill hits, I envision patting myself on the back.
Until the thrill, I can't fathom the merit either, so my check book won't be balanced until after the bike has been ridden a time or two.
Betting your young self rides an aged ktm better than my aged self can ride my new one... so my grin costs more perhaps... but I'm still grinning dammit
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:43 AM   #23002
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Somebody getting a new bike excites me too!

Congratulations!!
Speaking of exciting...
Look who's one post away from 2,500 !!!
Wayyyyy too much free time.
(OK admitting I'm just jealous)
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:19 AM   #23003
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When cringing at the price, I reflect and hypothesise on what may have been spent on a lesser bike to rival this which one aspires to obtain, and spend that up front as if it were monopoly money. Then when the thrill hits, I envision patting myself on the back.
Until the thrill, I can't fathom the merit either, so my check book won't be balanced until after the bike has been ridden a time or two.
Betting your young self rides an aged ktm better than my aged self can ride my new one... so my grin costs more perhaps... but I'm still grinning dammit
Just like the old Miller High Life commercials said, you only live once! Go for all the gusto you can grab! (Or something like that).

That's why I raced the 24 hour at Perry Mtn, why I rode the BRP in 2011 and the TET with Barney last year and why I'm doing BAJA in June! Enjoy your hard earned pleasures and the abundance we are blessed with...I say
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:20 AM   #23004
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Welcome to the club. I am glad you can do it, cause I just can't fathom dropping 8gs on a dirt bike.
More power to you. Can't wait to see it!
Think I might be riding the oldest ktm of the par gang.
Joy stealer. Ya I know noobs gone wild.

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:23 AM   #23005
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Priority, Perspective, Pocket book.
Remember itís not how may breaths you take Ė itís how many moments take your breath away.
My 8K 5hunny takes my breath away all the time and I love it. Well worth the cash. But thatís just me!
I like this vico1 guy!!!
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:39 AM   #23006
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Think I might be riding the oldest ktm of the par gang.
Not that I'm part of "the gang", but I ride a 2003.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:45 AM   #23007
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Not that I'm part of "the gang", but I ride a 2003.
Nor am I. I ride a 75 Hodaka Road Toad.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:55 AM   #23008
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Nor am I. I ride a 75 Hodaka Road Toad.
I think Madhouse had something similar once upon a time. Sounds like a cool bike.
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His was a Super Wombat Combat. What ever the heck that is.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:00 AM   #23009
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That's why I raced the 24 hour at Perry Mtn, why I rode the BRP in 2011 and the TET with Barney last year and why I'm doing BAJA in June! Enjoy your hard earned pleasures and the abundance we are blessed with...I say
Errrr. Got some catching up to do. Haven't even sat on mine yet.
Baja is in my very near future though, but June is too soon. Drats!
Enjoy and report sir!

Shipping update;
Tennessee based dealer stated early this AM that the bike failed to ship yesterday, due to an outstanding recall service that had not been performed on the bike. Said the parts were overnighted and expected on the bike today, in time (fingers crossed) to ship sometime after 4PM.
Might not make it here by Friday.
CRAP!
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:19 AM   #23010
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I think Madhouse had something similar once upon a time. Sounds like a cool bike.
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His was a Super Wombat Combat. What ever the heck that is.
Anticipation is hard to endure.

Regarding the Hodakas, had all three of the 125cc series.
The Wombat,(lights/blinkers/carry rack) the Combat Wombat (play bike that I raced and got a bunch of 2nd place trophys locally in the amature class, and a Super Combat (their pityfull racer, expansion chamber, reed valve, slightly better suspension) that was given to me by a neighbor. It was in really good shape and ended up giving it to a friend's sons who quickly trashed it.
Hodakas had some weird names. Road Toad, Dirt Squirt, Thunderdog,,,,,more that I can't recall at this time.
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