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Old 07-28-2014, 02:50 PM   #556
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When you sell it and buy something else, only to buy another 950 because there's else nothing like.
Yup, me too. You guys said I'd be back...boy were you right!
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:56 PM   #557
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You almost crap your pants every time you accidentally downshift into neutral!
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:58 AM   #558
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Yup, me too. You guys said I'd be back...boy were you right!
And me!
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:58 PM   #559
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And me!
You used to have that sharp blue Dakar graphic replica... What now?
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:55 PM   #560
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You used to have that sharp blue Dakar graphic replica... What now?
This was my first ever KTM.



And this is what this little piece refers to........


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You meet her at the dealers for a test ride with a nervous smile, anxious inside, you wheel her gently down the road. Not too fast though, the smile instant as you hear the burbling soundtrack coming from her high exhausts.

You hit the highway and the smile widens into a dumb grin which gets wider as the revs get higher. You feel like you've never felt about a motorcycle before, is it love?

You go home kicking your heels together thinking of nothing else, only to ride her again. You meet a second time, this time you make a commitment to her you're going to take her home and treat her right, lavish her with gifts and jewellery.

Bags, new rubber shoes for special occasions, bashplate, crashbars, headlight grill and carbon all to protect her. Automatic oiler to keep the drive chain smooth, HID lights so she can see better in the dark, Akros so she can speak louder, Satnav so she can find her way around better, heated grips to keep the cold at bay and finally a new facet pump to keep her alive.

You take her to exotic places in far away lands, you spend so much time together riding on foreign tarmac, you take pictures of you both together; in mountains, through rivers, along gravel roads, through thick mud. She carries you along, safe and sound loaded with all your belongings and she returns you home in good health.

You service her with care, change her filters, her oils, replace her worn brake pads and lavish her with soap and scrub her clean before polishing her to make her sparkle.

Somebody steals her from you, you hope, you pray, you cry, you lose, you mourn.

Then you go and buy another one without so much as sitting on her, it's not the same, but the affair will grow for sure and you begin the love affair all over again.
And then after I got paid out by the insurance company I bought the Red Bull rep one you're talking about

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Old 07-30-2014, 09:50 PM   #561
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You know you're a 950R owner when...

Everybody (even other KTM owners) say it's too tall and all you can think or say is...

I DO NOT CARE (even at 6-1)

There is no bike that can match it - on road, off road, it doesn't matter which.

I am, however, embarrassed by the Heidenau's I mistakenly spooned on and can't seem to wear out. Absolute rubbish off road, but I'm too cheap to throw away. Give me a couple of more rides.
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:02 PM   #562
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you live in Alabama and everyone will ask ,WTF kind of bike is that? I have to explain when they ask KTM? Who makes it?
Had this problem when I rode a Cagiva Gran Canyon....
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:07 AM   #563
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Ktm

Made by Kawasaki
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:15 AM   #564
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You are convinced that you can go anywhere that the little bikes can

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Old 12-18-2014, 06:57 AM   #565
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Made by Kawasaki
No shit. I get that same thing at almost every fuel stop:

"Nice bike - what is that?"

"Thanks, it's a KTM."

"KTM huh? Who makes that, Kawasaki?"

"Yes, it's a Kawasaki."
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:16 AM   #566
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You are convinced that you can go anywhere that the little bikes can
You know your a 950 owner when you look at a KTM 530 and call it a "little" bike.

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Old 12-18-2014, 12:50 PM   #567
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You know your a 950 rider when the other bike just sits
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Old 12-18-2014, 04:20 PM   #568
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You are convinced that you can go anywhere that the little bikes can

And you often prove yourself to be correct.
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Old 12-18-2014, 04:24 PM   #569
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I was told that LC8 owners are morally obligated to run slightly loud pipes to let the guy behind them know when to duck. Puts a whole new meaning on the saying "Loud pipes save lives"
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Old 12-18-2014, 05:33 PM   #570
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LOL! I love that!
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