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Old 11-10-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
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New "General Purpose KTM'ers thread"...

OK... watch the language... the porn... and any other disgusting stuff... or it'll be this ... again.




The KTM GPT is open for business.




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Old 11-10-2004, 10:59 PM   #2
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Some of my favorite people ride KTMs
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Old 11-10-2004, 11:45 PM   #3
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OK... watch the language... the porn... and any other disgusting stuff... or it'll be this ... again.
Awwwwhhh shucks, it looks like I got here too late and missed all the good stuff.
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Old 11-10-2004, 11:47 PM   #4
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What colours do KTMs come in?

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Old 11-11-2004, 01:29 AM   #5
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OK... watch the language... the porn... and any other disgusting stuff... or it'll be this ... again.
Don't think it was ever banned, just moved to where it should have been. If you ask Arch nicely maybe he'll give you your own forum!

On a more serious note, how about brand subforums under THUMPER?? No more trawling through everything now that the search function is stuffed

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Old 11-11-2004, 05:58 AM   #6
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Old 11-11-2004, 06:17 AM   #7
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was it something i said?
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Old 11-11-2004, 08:30 AM   #8
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Well, this is off to a good start.

Tell ya' what... Lets just let this one die on it's own, as I never intended it to be the JM of KTMdoom. It was intended to be a "one stop shop" for KTM single guys to hang out and talk.
If it's already going in the same direction as the first one, then just let this thing die now.

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Old 11-11-2004, 08:47 AM   #9
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It seems you can take the fellas out of JM, but you cannot take the JM out of the fellas, eh?


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Well, this is off to a good start.

Tell ya' what... Lets just let this one die on it's own, as I never intended it to be the JM of KTMdoom. It was intended to be a "one stop shop" for KTM single guys to hang out and talk.
If it's already going in the same direction as the first one, then just let this thing die now.

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Old 11-11-2004, 09:20 AM   #10
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I just bought my first KTM 640 and I love it. I have owned 2 other KTM's in the past, a 85' MX and I had one of the first 540's in So Cal.

OK, flame away on the nOOb.
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Old 11-11-2004, 09:25 AM   #11
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Well, this is off to a good start.

Tell ya' what... Lets just let this one die on it's own, as I never intended it to be the JM of KTMdoom. It was intended to be a "one stop shop" for KTM single guys to hang out and talk.
If it's already going in the same direction as the first one, then just let this thing die now.

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No grief comin from here creeper; I miss the old thread already.

Just a lil ole two-step for giggles.

Hey, if I'm not single then should I piss off?

ps - maybe you should change that to KTM single guys "and gals"...
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Old 11-11-2004, 09:28 AM   #12
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OK, here's a KTM related question, well sorta. It has gotten COLD in a big hurry here, and I'm halfways considering winterizing the bikes. Of course I'll change the oil, add fuel stabilizer etc etc, but I'm wondering, once I add the fuel stab and run it thru, should I turn off the gas and let the carby run dry? I've usually just let em sit with stabilized gas in the carbys with no ill effects.
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Old 11-11-2004, 09:57 AM   #13
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A KTM question

Okay, I have a KTM question--apologies to creeper because I'm not trying to turn his thread into KTM Stories either but you guys seem like the practical experts. I know a bunch of guys who ride KTMs (640s and 950s). A number of them rode GSs before but at least one bought a 950 as his first bike! I'm no techno wizard and all I know about DS riding is what I've learned in the last 5 months and I'm aware that we all choose our bikes for sometimes odd reasons....but I'd like to know...

What is it about KTMs that makes them the bike you wanted? How are they different from other DS bikes? What can you do that you couldn't do with other bikes that you've ridden? When I last rode bikes there was no such thing as a KTM (that I know of) so where did they come from? What is the difference between a 640 and a 950 (besides the obvious)? If I wanted a KTM why or why wouldn't this be a good thing?
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Old 11-11-2004, 10:19 AM   #14
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What is it about KTMs that makes them the bike you wanted? How are they different from other DS bikes? What can you do that you couldn't do with other bikes that you've ridden? When I last rode bikes there was no such thing as a KTM (that I know of) so where did they come from? What is the difference between a 640 and a 950 (besides the obvious)? If I wanted a KTM why or why wouldn't this be a good thing?
KTM is from Austria... Just kiddin'.

Maybe I am not the best to answer those questions as I have not owned another DS. I am interested in long range touring in places where the asphault ends.

The big BMW was just too damn big. 650 lbs. Many here said the little BMW is a good bike, but needs thousands of dollars worth of upgrades to get to the level of the little KTM. The big KTM is interesting at only 100 lbs more that might not matter if you are a good rider (small is better to learn on I hear) but I heard the 950 was beating the heck outa Meoni in the Paris-Dakar. Over long distances the extra weight will take a toll.

That is why I choose the little KTM. It is pretty much setup from the get go. I bought the bike sight unseen from an out of state dealer (end of the US production run!) after boatloads of research. Couldnt find anything better for what I am interested in.

The little KTM has a bigger tank and likely a longer range and is lighter. Other than that you could ask flanny as he as owned and modified both.
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Old 11-11-2004, 10:22 AM   #15
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i chose ktm's because of their quality and the parts the use.

i have had zukis and hondas in the past and they cost alot of dosh to turn into good dual sport bikes. dosh you spend on the ktm when you buy it.... then there are no need to upgrade to better brakes, do the suspension, etc, etc.... they come with all the best right out of the box.

the 950 is a bigger engine in a refined chassis. my feel of the 950 after getting off my bike (640) is it's the same bike.... just an evolution of mine. it has more power, less vibration, smoother steering, and all round better manners. it's also alot heavier :(
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