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Old 02-01-2013, 06:43 AM   #20371
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Husky = BWM, now KTM

Not sure if this is good news or bad news..........

BMW sold Husky yesterday to KTM.

I had made up my mind to purchase a Terra 650, I was just researching how long it was going to take to get Tourtech panniers from Europe to the USA.

Tourtech doesn't sell the good stuff for the Husky in the USA, the fellow I have been e-mailing in Europe claims they can't keep up with production of the panniers for the Husky in Europe, so they won't be getting them in the US for awhile.

The nice thing about BMW being the owner was the parts were available for the bike at all the BMW parts warehouses in the US. KTM doesn't have the network that BMW has for parts.

Wonder if KTM did the purchase to get the BMW technology?
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:43 AM   #20372
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OK, we've got interest, but no destination. So let's throw one out there. How's Kitchen 64 sound to youse guys? (Ya'll, You'ins ... whatever your poison). Yea, it's a repeat, but it's close to 64 and has parking. 11:30?

Or does someone have a better idea?
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:43 AM   #20373
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KLR for sale...........

People,


My father is selling his KLR 650. At the present moment this is all I know.............
  • It is the year before they changed body styles
  • It runs perfect
  • Low miles
  • New parts
  • New tires
  • When he bought it, he had Casey Cycle City in Newport News go through and flush, service ,and tune the whole bike.
  • He is asking $3,000.00
  • The bike is in Newport New, VA
I'll try and get some pics and more info later...........
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:05 AM   #20374
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I had made up my mind to purchase a Terra 650
Cool, that bike has been getting stellar reviews. It seems to be even better than the BMW F650GS that it's based from if you plan on doing more off-road in your dual-sporting. I sat on one at the show, it seemed really nice with a decent level of refinement, especially for a $6999


http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-sto...nd-strada.htm/
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:15 AM   #20375
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OK, we've got interest, but no destination. So let's throw one out there. How's Kitchen 64 sound to youse guys? (Ya'll, You'ins ... whatever your poison). Yea, it's a repeat, but it's close to 64 and has parking. 11:30?

Or does someone have a better idea?
I'm good with Kitchen 64 at 11:30. I'll be wearing my Gerbings electrics.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:17 AM   #20376
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Kitchen 64 works for me. I think the gun show is also going on at the raceway. Anyone interested?
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:19 AM   #20377
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K64. See you there!

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:55 AM   #20378
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Ride-in-a-car to eat....Carmen invited herself...
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:58 AM   #20379
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K64...I'll see y'all there...it's a CTE for me tho...I have to see some customers & I DON'T HAVE A BIKE TO RIDE!!!

Need input...I'm getting new panniers for the BIG GS...
Touratech or Jesse?

Start firing away...
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:04 AM   #20380
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Has it been confirmed it is KTM?

There was a lot of discussion the other day that it was an investment fund run by the CEO of KTM. If that is that case what is the relationship with KTM?

If you are interested in another name as a POC for Touratech PM me. The place Is in Momlingen.

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Not sure if this is good news or bad news..........

BMW sold Husky yesterday to KTM.

I had made up my mind to purchase a Terra 650, I was just researching how long it was going to take to get Tourtech panniers from Europe to the USA.

Tourtech doesn't sell the good stuff for the Husky in the USA, the fellow I have been e-mailing in Europe claims they can't keep up with production of the panniers for the Husky in Europe, so they won't be getting them in the US for awhile.

The nice thing about BMW being the owner was the parts were available for the bike at all the BMW parts warehouses in the US. KTM doesn't have the network that BMW has for parts.

Wonder if KTM did the purchase to get the BMW technology?
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:19 AM   #20381
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If that is that case what is the relationship with KTM?
Yes, it's official:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/0...90U1AC20130131

http://www.business-standard.com/ind...-brand/500696/

http://beforeitsnews.com/motor-junki...w-2458188.html
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:26 AM   #20382
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Kitchen 64 works for me. I think the gun show is also going on at the raceway. Anyone interested?
I'm interested in the Gun Show afterwards. I just need to run by Velocity briefly and drop off some info.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:47 AM   #20383
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Gun Show is Sat & Sun only...and they raised the price to $10...

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:10 AM   #20384
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Somebody take a picture of the line..........
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:39 AM   #20385
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While ya'll are enjoying a nice meal at K64, I just gots me edumacated.

As some of you may know, I've been working on another inmates 1979 Moto Guzzi V1000G5. The bike had some carb issues (Dellorto VHBs), amongst other things, and I've been waiting for a couple of parts for them which came in yesterday.

Something had been bugging me about these carbs, primarily with the idle adjust screws and just what they did. I couldn't notice them making any difference when I did have the bike running briefly earlier, so I was curious just what the idle adjust screws did. I know how they work on other carbs, but at first glance I didn't notice any ramp on the side of the slides (like on cable actuated Mikuni slides) for the tapered and of the screws to work on. Finally figured that out. There is a ramp, but it is recessed in a pocket of the slide. I'm not so sure these weren't put in backwards since they will go either way. In backwards, the screws have no effect on slide height what-so-ever. In the process of sorting that out, I found something even more interesting.

When sourcing out parts, tI found that these carbs have accelerator pumps (as per the fiche). These are an integral part of the main jet holders - but I couldn't figure out how they actually worked since there is no obvious means of activation.

Mystery solved.

With the slide installed, the end of the needle hits the top of the pump's spring-loaded plunger and causes it to depress, i.e., pushes it down. The spring on top of the slide keeps the slide depressed down at idle. When you actuate the throttle, the cable raises the slide up releasing pressure on the pump's plunger and allows it to move up to inject a shot of fuel into the venturi and intake air stream. Pretty fooking ingenious.

Learn something new every day.

I've already sent an email to the owner telling him of this revelation.

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