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Old 04-01-2014, 06:36 AM   #40951
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A hundred horses and knobbies! Who'd a thunk that was ever gonna happen?



I gotta get me another LC8. sigh...
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:37 AM   #40952
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908 is usually worth the $ in looong run

just about says it all.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:48 AM   #40953
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A hundred horses and knobbies! Who'd a thunk that was ever gonna happen?



I gotta get me another LC8. sigh...
been done, ala yamaha
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:04 AM   #40954
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Yeah, that's ridiculous and prolly about 170hp.

I was talking more about the 100hp dual sport motorcycles built in recent years for the masses. People now have to worry about tire wear and magical traction.

It's a good time to be alive and riding motorcycles!
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:44 AM   #40955
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Yeah, that's ridiculous and prolly about 170hp.

I was talking more about the 100hp dual sport motorcycles built in recent years for the masses. People now have to worry about tire wear and magical traction.

It's a good time to be alive and riding motorcycles!
That is why I have always been partial to high torque motors like the XR/R's and the LC8.

Torque equal hookup, HP equals spin.

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Old 04-01-2014, 07:49 AM   #40956
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The guy on the R1 looks like he's having a heck of a time though.

They must break that out for planting season.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:04 AM   #40957
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Wink R1 w/knobbies

That's some crazy sheet right there! I'm glad I'm all growed up when I see stuff like that... Not quite as much chance of trying to replicate it...
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:21 AM   #40958
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That's some crazy sheet right there! I'm glad I'm all growed up when I see stuff like that... Not quite as much chance of trying to replicate it...
Mid '80's CR500 or KX500 will give near the same thing.

Safety harness recommended.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:29 AM   #40959
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My buddy had the Honda and used to do knobby spewing smoke shows on the pave with it!
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:39 AM   #40960
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Mid '80's CR500 or KX500 will give near the same thing.

Safety harness recommended.
yep for sure, or the service honda cr500af, hell of a supermoto I'm thinkin
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:02 AM   #40961
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I would love to get my 950 SE out there. Then you would see some dirt fly.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:14 AM   #40962
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I would love to get my 950 SE out there. Then you would see some dirt fly.
True dat!

Hard thing about the 500 was guessing when the power was going to hit and then holding on to the fucking thing. Power to weight was stoopid!
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:19 AM   #40963
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True dat!

Hard thing about the 500 was guessing when the power was going to hit and then holding on to the fucking thing. Power to weight was stoopid!
stoopid freakin fun!
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:23 AM   #40964
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Local guy goes to work for KTM

This is interesting (to me anyhow). My Tucker Rocky (giant motorcycle parts and gear distributors) representative for the past many years, is now the KTM regional sales manager dude for the Northeast USA.
It would be hard to describe just exactly how nice a guy, Scott Buxton really is. Scotty is an expert moto-crosser, long-time veteran of the industry, and is held in high regard by motorcycle shop employees across northern New England.

I wish him the very best in his new job.

http://www.dealernews.com/dealernews...es-manager-ktm
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:25 AM   #40965
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This is interesting (to me anyhow). My Tucker Rocky (giant motorcycle parts and gear distributors) representative for the past many years, is now the KTM regional sales manager dude for the Northeast USA.
It would be hard to describe just exactly how nice a guy, Scott Buxton really is. Scotty is an expert moto-crosser, long-time veteran of the industry, and is held in high regard by motorcycle shop employees across northern New England.

I wish him the very best in his new job.

http://www.dealernews.com/dealernews...es-manager-ktm
Tell him to bring the 990 back!

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