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Old 11-22-2013, 09:03 AM   #1156
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Having read all the G-spot stuff I thought I'd check out what happened in theNeighbours garage and happened to read through this thread.
I wrote that you should get a real bike aka a BMW instead of fooling around with this Austrian hobby bike. It turned out to be the other way around....
Your thread is toxic and contagious, I have caught the orange sickness and since then bought 2 KTM bikes, one 990 adv and one 950 SE, I still have the BMW and I will keep it as well
I now have the best of what Teutonic ingenuity can produce.
The BMW and the 950 reside in jolly olde Sweden where I reside and the 990 ADV is in Mexico awaiting my arrival for a continued trip to TdF.
Methinks that your KTM has reached to the top of the evolutional mountain.
It has been fun to read and follow.
Hadn't I squandered so much money on MC s I could have had at a six wheel drive by now.
Thanks for letting us share, so far so much fun.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:38 AM   #1157
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:19 PM   #1158
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>>Chokes..chokes..chokes

Weather dependent! So far every morning the bike has started without the choke. Damn!
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:35 PM   #1159
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>>Chokes..chokes..chokes

Weather dependent! So far every morning the bike has started without the choke. Damn!

More than just weather! If the bike was inside all night, then weather doesn't matter so much.

When it gets really cold out (I store my bike outside) I have a heat lamp overnight pointed at the oil tank and underside of the engine. Two days ago, when it was in the mid-30's, I didn't even need ANY choke. Usually in that temp I'd need at least half-choke and it would take a while to run without choke.

So, leave the bike outside. Tell me where it is, and leave the keys in the ignition. I'll make sure it's safe.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:20 PM   #1160
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>>More than just weather! If the bike was inside all night, then weather doesn't matter so much.

It's been outside for a few days and starts up pretty easily in the morning with no choke.
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:15 PM   #1161
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Having read all the G-spot stuff I thought I'd check out what happened in theNeighbours garage and happened to read through this thread.
I wrote that you should get a real bike aka a BMW instead of fooling around with this Austrian hobby bike. It turned out to be the other way around....
Your thread is toxic and contagious, I have caught the orange sickness and since then bought 2 KTM bikes, one 990 adv and one 950 SE, I still have the BMW and I will keep it as well
I now have the best of what Teutonic ingenuity can produce.
The BMW and the 950 reside in jolly olde Sweden where I reside and the 990 ADV is in Mexico awaiting my arrival for a continued trip to TdF.
Methinks that your KTM has reached to the top of the evolutional mountain.
It has been fun to read and follow.
Hadn't I squandered so much money on MC s I could have had at a six wheel drive by now.
Thanks for letting us share, so far so much fun.
That is some funny stuff. Welcome to the rowdy side. I still have a BMW and I love the brand deeply but there's just something about the KTM that is truly intoxicating. The sound, the power, the hooliganism that they promote. Yes, unless I can get Chris to CNC some 1100cc cylinders there's not much more to do - but ride it! Yeah. Finally!

Gregor

PS Dear god Chris, please don't leave it outside. You have a miserable track record with things left in the lot. I do as well for that matter. Last time someone rammed a van through the locked gate, passed over a Ducati and a BMW and loaded my KTM 525 in and that was that. Maybe we can rent a drive in freezer?
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:40 AM   #1162
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:16 AM   #1163
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HI Gregor,

You are probably aware, but your BMW is featured in a special BMW supplement in Bike magazine that just arrived this week in the UK.

I am going to write to them and suggest they do a feature on the 950 Refresh.

All the best

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Old 11-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #1164
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HI Gregor,

You are probably aware, but your BMW is featured in a special BMW supplement in Bike magazine that just arrived this week in the UK.

I am going to write to them and suggest they do a feature on the 950 Refresh.

All the best

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Very cool. I hope it comes stateside. Not in the digital version.

Thanks. It would be fun to get some press on this bike.

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Old 11-26-2013, 12:13 AM   #1165
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Very cool. I hope it comes stateside. Not in the digital version.

Thanks. It would be fun to get some press on this bike.

Gregor
I can send you a copy if you want?

Cheers

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Old 11-30-2013, 03:45 PM   #1166
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I can send you a copy if you want?

Cheers

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Pete it looks like we don't get the supplement here so PM me your Paypal info and I'll buy you a beer or two for your trouble!

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Old 12-01-2013, 11:14 AM   #1167
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Pete it looks like we don't get the supplement here so PM me your Paypal info and I'll buy you a beer or two for your trouble!

Gregor
Thats a kind thought Gregor, but I won't take anything for it. After what you have given everybody here with this thread its the least I could do.

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:53 PM   #1168
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Thats a kind thought Gregor, but I won't take anything for it. After what you have given everybody here with this thread its the least I could do.

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Old 12-01-2013, 11:26 PM   #1169
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Holy hell! I gave the index at the beginning of this thread a quick glance and thought I'd spend 10-15 minutes here. A few pages later, a cast of characters emerged and 10 hrs later I had consumed the entire 78 pages.

Gregor and crew thanks for the laughs. There's quite the collection of quips, one liners and wisecracking to entertain. Not to mention the passion and love for this two wheeled addiction and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talents and curiosity because thats what makes for epic projects coming to life.

I was luck enough to meet Craig and his mean green "Be all it can be" machine last year. I was really impressed by both! You guys have taken this another step. Great stuff! Hope to sample one of these great pieces of art again soon!

Has the "left coast" been added to that rolling piece of passion yet?

"Put a bird on it!" err two. Cheers.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:08 AM   #1170
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>>More than just weather! If the bike was inside all night, then weather doesn't matter so much.

It's been outside for a few days and starts up pretty easily in the morning with no choke.
:cough.....
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