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Old 11-01-2013, 06:02 PM   #4111
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husky gone

I see an elefant in your future
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #4112
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Husky to KTM...

There's nothing more frustrating than buying a bike at the tail end of the season when it's puking snow. Closed a deal for this 950 earlier today - picking it up down in the States in a couple of weeks. Fingers crossed for some half-decent riding weather later this month to give it a test ride or two.

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Old 11-02-2013, 07:53 PM   #4113
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Andy! You're going to really like that bike. I still have fond memories. About time you got a big one.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:13 PM   #4114
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Thanks Dick - I remember riding yours a few years back thinking that some day I'll have to get one. Looking forward to getting out on some longer trips that weren't so easy to manage with the thumper.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:31 PM   #4115
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Lav, you're gonna LOVE that bike. I grin ear to ear every time it throw a leg over my 990. Congrats man.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #4116
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Looks like a well sorted bike!
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:58 AM   #4117
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Looks like a well sorted bike!
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It's a 2006 950, barely broken in with only 5500 miles. Plenty of upgrades on it from stock (Superplush suspension, 2-into-1 Akro exhaust, Renazco seat, Safari tanks, etc). I'm itching to ride it. May try to haul it south for a spell before spring to try it out.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:50 AM   #4118
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Congratulations!

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Andy! You're going to really like that bike. I still have fond memories. About time you got a big one.
I was a bit surprised myself.

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Lav, you're gonna LOVE that bike. I grin ear to ear every time it throw a leg over my 990. Congrats man.
No kidding, that's why I wear a tinted visor, so other motorists don't think I'm insane!

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It's a 2006 950, barely broken in with only 5500 miles. Plenty of upgrades on it from stock (Superplush suspension, 2-into-1 Akro exhaust, Renazco seat, Safari tanks, etc). I'm itching to ride it. May try to haul it south for a spell before spring to try it out.
I really want to do my suspension and may have to plan a little ride to San Fran to do it. No sense shipping when you can ride down. I would like to hear that exhaust and am sure I will when the snow is gone. That will be the first one with Safari Tanks around here that I know of. I see it has a Black Dog skid plate, CJ's clutch cover (on my list) and footpeg extenders. HDB handguards. Very nice! That was a lot of money for a bike that got nothing for miles put on it. Mine has over 71,000 on it now.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:57 AM   #4119
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I'm looking in to getting my suspension re-valved too. Apparently these local guys do good work, but a trip down to San Fran is also pretty temping.


I really want to do my suspension and may have to plan a little ride to San Fran to do it. No sense shipping when you can ride down. I would like to hear that exhaust and am sure I will when the snow is gone. That will be the first one with Safari Tanks around here that I know of.[/QUOTE]
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:03 AM   #4120
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Ssupension work...

Guys - Dave Clarke at Ride Concepts (in Chestermere) does great work on suspension if you are looking for revalving & respringing. I'm sure he could work wonders with the WP forks/shocks on a KTM twin.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #4121
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Guys - Dave Clarke at Ride Concepts (in Chestermere) does great work on suspension if you are looking for revalving & respringing. I'm sure he could work wonders with the WP forks/shocks on a KTM twin.

I am taking my shock in to him for a rebuild, since it is leaking. Sounds like he knows his stuff.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:08 PM   #4122
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There's nothing more frustrating than buying a bike at the tail end of the season when it's puking snow. Closed a deal for this 950 earlier today - picking it up down in the States in a couple of weeks. Fingers crossed for some half-decent riding weather later this month to give it a test ride or two.

I feel the same way. Just picked up a 2012 Super Tenere yesterday in Edmonton while it was puking snow.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:45 PM   #4123
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Guys - Dave Clarke at Ride Concepts (in Chestermere) does great work on suspension if you are looking for revalving & respringing. I'm sure he could work wonders with the WP forks/shocks on a KTM twin.
I had my Olin's shock rebuilt by him. I was quite happy with the results. James at super plush does nice work, I had my 250 front and rear done by him years ago, he come with some pretty serious recommendations. I don't know hoe Dave is with the WP PDS stuff, but James has it wired.

Nice bike Andy!
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:26 PM   #4124
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Guys - Dave Clarke at Ride Concepts (in Chestermere) does great work on suspension if you are looking for revalving & respringing. I'm sure he could work wonders with the WP forks/shocks on a KTM twin.
Dave rebuilt my rear OEM F650 shock. Great work and a decent guy. Its beeen rebuilt twice in 90000kms.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:58 AM   #4125
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Orange Tequila

Good way to piston up Lav1200.

After the honeymoon and the orange Tequila, you can join the KTM talk.

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