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Old 03-22-2013, 02:11 PM   #601
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BAH - YOU are arguing sematics. Look at what you wrote before you open your trap.

"the 350 EXC is an enduro while the FR is a hybrid Trials bike"

The FR is *not* a hybrid trials bike (as YOU wrote). It comes from enduro with light frame, suspension and brakes. An *enduro* engine tuned for more torque.

What a dweeb.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:30 PM   #602
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How did they do ?
I would like to think that not bad at all...
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:36 PM   #603
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I would like to think that not bad at all...
I like your scientific approach .
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:17 PM   #604
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BAH - YOU are arguing sematics. Look at what you wrote before you open your trap.

"the 350 EXC is an enduro while the FR is a hybrid Trials bike"

The FR is *not* a hybrid trials bike (as YOU wrote). It comes from enduro with light frame, suspension and brakes. An *enduro* engine tuned for more torque.

What a dweeb.
whoa there, simmer down...
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:16 PM   #605
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Acording to my local big box store dealer we should start seeing these in showrooms come fall...
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:04 AM   #606
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Acording to my local big box store dealer we should start seeing these in showrooms come fall...
Ask him if they will be plated for street.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:37 AM   #607
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first impression

Just had a new Freeride out the last couple of weeks,getting better now it is loosening up a bit.It has really opened up a lot of new places to go on our normal route.
http://s656.photobucket.com/user/ktm...fa7f3.mp4.html

Everyone that has ridden it has come back with a big grin,it certainly creates interest wherever you go.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:09 AM   #608
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Just had a new Freeride out the last couple of weeks,getting better now it is loosening up a bit.It has really opened up a lot of new places to go on our normal route.
http://s656.photobucket.com/user/ktm...fa7f3.mp4.html

Everyone that has ridden it has come back with a big grin,it certainly creates interest wherever you go.

Glad you're enjoying it. When can we expect to see the 20 litre evo kit for it?
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:47 AM   #609
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when, oh when, mighty orange one.....

Hey, Austrian Dude, how's 'bout releasing the Freeride 350 to us undeserving yanks? THEN, directed injected Husky next year. Attaboy
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:28 AM   #610
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I just got back from a weekend away camping and trail riding with mates, and I've got to say that this bike is blowing my mind, it's that good.

I feel like I'm a better rider now than I was in my 20's, I have a mate who's similar vintage to me (late 40's) ,similar experience and skill ,on a CRF450, and I'm leaving him behind on the trails.

This has got nothing to do with me becoming a better rider and everthing to do with the Freeride being so easy to ride, I'm having a go at gnarlier hill climbs than I ever have before (it helps when you've got 7 mates pushing you to go harder ).

It is almost as much fun sitting around the fire at night re-telling the day's stories (and embelishing them with much laughter)

I'm bloody sore, but I'm stoked.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:48 AM   #611
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When is theU.S. dealer meeting? We should know about the free ride shortly thereafter. Street legal in the USA and I'm a buyer, I'll put my deposit down sight unseen. NVTS
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:28 PM   #612
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When is theU.S. dealer meeting? We should know about the free ride shortly thereafter. Street legal in the USA and I'm a buyer, I'll put my deposit down sight unseen. NVTS
The dealer meeting last year was June 26th. I posted last year (pg.23 post#344). The dealers I've talked to in the U.S. seem to say fat chance of it ever coming here, too environmentally friendly. It just doesn't dig deep enough ruts or make enough noise for consumers.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #613
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too environmentally friendly. It just doesn't dig deep enough ruts or make enough noise for consumers.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:43 PM   #614
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So anyone manage to rack up some serious miles on them? I'm starting to see them everywhere thanks to the 5,000+ Duke 200's sold last year.

I'm wondering how reliable they've been for guys who do LOTS of miles. I'd be thrilled if it came close to the reliability of my KLX351 (250cc with 351cc big bore). My 351 has got close to 50K KM now, (90,ooo on the whole bike). It's only had 1 valve check and about 7 oil changes in that time and no problems. It's got more power/torque than the "detuned" freeride though probably weighs a few kg more...

I'm just throwing those numbers out there as a reference point: cheap 350 engine, producing 30 rwhp, massively long service intervals and no issues in 50K KM.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:42 AM   #615
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So anyone manage to rack up some serious miles on them? I'm starting to see them everywhere thanks to the 5,000+ Duke 200's sold last year.

I'm wondering how reliable they've been for guys who do LOTS of miles. I'd be thrilled if it came close to the reliability of my KLX351 (250cc with 351cc big bore). My 351 has got close to 50K KM now, (90,ooo on the whole bike). It's only had 1 valve check and about 7 oil changes in that time and no problems. It's got more power/torque than the "detuned" freeride though probably weighs a few kg more...

I'm just throwing those numbers out there as a reference point: cheap 350 engine, producing 30 rwhp, massively long service intervals and no issues in 50K KM.
I have 110 hours on mine, 65 hours on my wife bike, and another 40 hours on last year Romaniacs rental bike.
No problems what so ever.

But they are NOT dual purpose bikes like your KLX!
Those are play bike that can go to the hardest trails with ease. They are not designed to go fire roads or highway for more than few miles. They are not comfortable in "high" speed of over 50 mph.

If you like single tracks, hills, slopes, rocks these bike is for you. Get it modified to your needs and start loughing on your friends
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