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Old 08-17-2008, 05:45 PM   #16
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What am I doing in an RFS thread?

Well, an RFS motor with 25K of racing abuse and little maintenance is interesting enough...

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Old 08-17-2008, 09:01 PM   #17
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25K? amazing!

these bikes have the pipes where they belong, down low, obviously KTM spy's nabbed photos of my 71' honda SL100

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What am I doing in an RFS thread?

Well, an RFS motor with 25K of racing abuse and little maintenance is interesting enough...

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Old 08-19-2008, 08:27 AM   #18
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:59 AM   #19
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What am I doing in an RFS thread?

Well, an RFS motor with 25K of racing abuse and little maintenance is interesting enough...

And it ran when we parked it... A little valve blowby made it a bit smokey, but otherwise ran good.
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:15 PM   #20
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And it ran when we parked it... A little valve blowby made it a bit smokey, but otherwise ran good.
don't overplead your case... wait for neduro to start hummin' and hawin' about it, and then casually say something like "it was all gud when you picked her up man" and maybe add "what'd ja do?"

25K of racing abuse on an RFS with no head work? KTM maintenance specs a lil' conservative?
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:53 PM   #21
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I had a visitor today...



Bike #98 is on it's way home with Gaspipe. The project is beginning...
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:02 PM   #22
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Hi Ned , is the motor a 554cc or 570/600 stroker, I'm building a simliar project for next years Aust safari
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:04 PM   #23
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Ol' #98 has had me thinking all day (while I drive myself home from a nice long ride). This one should be a really fun build.

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Old 08-19-2008, 09:10 PM   #24
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:39 PM   #25
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Very Cool!

I've been riding one of Charlies' 660 Rallyes around town (CA. plated don't 'cha know), and it's amazing the responses I get from people who either know what it is, or have no idea at all.

I had one guy ask me if I knew what I had in the back of my truck! I assured him I had some idea.

But by far the most common question (and my favorite) is simply "Why?".

Because it's cool. Because it's been there. And done that. Because I never will be there or do that. Because I can live vicariously through the stories the bike would tell me if it could.

And becasue it's still a really, really capable dirt bike!

Congratulations on a very cool project. I'm subscribed.
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Old 08-20-2008, 02:53 AM   #26
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Very Cool!

I've been riding one of Charlies' 660 Rallyes around town (CA. plated don't 'cha know), and it's amazing the responses I get from people who either know what it is, or have no idea at all.

I had one guy ask me if I knew what I had in the back of my truck! I assured him I had some idea.

But by far the most common question (and my favorite) is simply "Why?".

Because it's cool. Because it's been there. And done that. Because I never will be there or do that. Because I can live vicariously through the stories the bike would tell me if it could.

And becasue it's still a really, really capable dirt bike!

Congratulations on a very cool project. I'm subscribed.
That's great!!!! You're just on a long liason section...yeah that's it.

You should have told the guy..."really? I just picked this up to save on gas. Got it for a screaming deal...I think. Is $2000 worth it?"
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:50 AM   #27
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:38 AM   #28
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quality thread.
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:13 AM   #29
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quality thread.
+1....I'm in, too.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:07 PM   #30
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I always figured that with 200+ riders each year (in the Dakar), most of which have been on 660's and other various KTM iterations lately that the used market would be a little stronger for them. Surely not all are reused year to year, but they are not the easiest things to come by. Way to go Ned and GP, glad to see the old dogs brought back to life.

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