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Old 04-25-2011, 07:03 PM   #436
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I wish the battery was the only thing! This bike came out of LA and they were more concerned about what it sounds like (anyone want to buy a set of Leo Vance SBK's). Then there's the starter, sounds like a coffee grinder! But hay, buy the time I get all the bugs out of it she will be a great bike. Hopefully I don't find any BIG bugs.
+1 on the sucky...but then again, once you do sort the bits; BaaaaM (ala cooking guy; whats his name Merril), sweet 950...

Just hope nothing else creeps on you...


and that was a lot of ketchup...
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:25 PM   #437
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[QUOTE=Senor Siesta;15759229]+1 on the sucky...but then again, once you do sort the bits; BaaaaM (ala cooking guy; whats his name Merril), sweet 950...

Just hope nothing else creeps on you...

The thing that really gets me is I had really thought about flying into southern CA and riding it home! And the seller said that it was good to go. I'm so glad I had it shipped, other wise I'd be sitting in a KTM shop some where that I did not want to be. As far as the inmate I bought this from I'm holding back until it's on the table and I know more about what's going on inside! But yes, in the end it's going to be a sweet ride with a great home and friends to hang with in the garage when it's not out playing in the dirt.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:02 PM   #438
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she's pur dee, now need to get her dirty after the nursing

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Old 04-25-2011, 09:09 PM   #439
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I know a place you're 950 might like to go





my buddies 950 on the great basin, doesn't she purr nice. I was on a 800gs and it doesn't purr the same.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:31 PM   #440
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She has been a "Kept Bike" and I think suffered some abuse & neglect but no more! Her ADV stickers were even peeling off, oh the horror! But I have some new shiny ones.
Yes, the Great Basin & the list goes on and on.
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:37 PM   #441
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A battery can let go at any time. Hopefully that's all it needed.


Anyway, a group of friends and I are planning on meeting at 10:00 on Thursday at Big Jim's in The Dalles, if anyone is interested.

The plan will be a fairly short, mellow pace 100% paved ride, likely to get lunch at a small town cafe somewhere (yet to be decided).

It will likely only happen if the weather isn't too crummy.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:14 AM   #442
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I spent most of my day sitting in beautiful, sunny and warm Government Camp.

Sure is shiny....

Your first clue she sees little dirt? Those stock Scorpion tires.
While good for what they are, they gotta go.
You order that Mefo rear yet?

That high fender sure looks tough for cruising on the LA Boulevardes....
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:52 AM   #443
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sweet bike

I lllike it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PS: I'm going back to MEFO'S too, price initually is high, but you get a quiet way longer lasting tire...my 2c.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:19 AM   #444
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I lllike it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PS: I'm going back to MEFO'S too, price initually is high, but you get a quiet way longer lasting tire...my 2c.
Have you run the front Mefo in the past also? I'm thinking it has to be good in dirt and gravel?
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:56 AM   #445
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another fan favorite tire option on the big dirty bike is the dot tkc80. We ran these on our 2wk/4K mostly dirt loop and I was impressed with the amount of avail rubber ane wear pattern post trip. Front still had about 50%, rear was around 30%. They have good pavement manors and feel sticky on the gravel. Not cheap though but kind of goes with the new territory...
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:24 AM   #446
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I know a place you're 950 might like to go





my buddies 950 on the great basin, doesn't she purr nice. I was on a 800gs and it doesn't purr the same.
this brings back some great memories. Would love to do that trip again!

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Old 04-26-2011, 10:33 AM   #447
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Anyway, a group of friends and I are planning on meeting at 10:00 on Thursday at Big Jim's in The Dalles, if anyone is interested.

The plan will be a fairly short, mellow pace 100% paved ride, likely to get lunch at a small town cafe somewhere (yet to be decided).

It will likely only happen if the weather isn't too crummy.
Hmmmm. 10am Thursday @ Big Jim's....

I'll keep that in mind as a maybe..... really wanna.....
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:06 AM   #448
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I'm going back to MEFO'S too, price initually is high, but you get a quiet way longer lasting tire...my 2c.
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Have you run the front Mefo in the past also? I'm thinking it has to be good in dirt and gravel?
I did the Mefo front and rear 2 changes ago.
LOVED the Mefo Super Explorer Rear 5500 miles +, twice now.
Way better in Gravel/dirt than the Scorpion, and not so bad on pavement,
still a good enough road feel at almost all speeds, just a loss of about 10%, which does not matter, really.

I did not think the Mefo Explorer front ( They don't offer a Super Explorer front) was good enough in gravel/dirt,
to justify the loss of paved road goodness.
It's not much better than the Scorpion on gravel, and noticeably worse on pavement.

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another fan favorite tire option on the big dirty bike is the dot tkc80. We ran these on our 2wk/4K mostly dirt loop and I was impressed with the amount of avail rubber ane wear pattern post trip. Front still had about 50%, rear was around 30%. They have good pavement manors and feel sticky on the gravel. Not cheap though but kind of goes with the new territory...
I run the TKC80 up front. It gets good life (5500 miles barely) up front.
The loss of pavement capability is worth that compromise for how much better it is off-pavement.
It is slightly shaky above 90mph, and "turns in" a bit sketchy for a while until it gets scrubbed for about 2k miles,
then it's good at 100+ and corners just fine.

I'm not sure I could justify the short lifespan of a TKC80 rear when the Mefo SE works so well in back, unless I did very little pavement.

Ladukebob uses TKC80 F&R on his wee.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:17 AM   #449
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+1 on the TKC front. I'm sure a good rider could corner faster with the Scorp, but it corners fast enough for me. The only thing I noticed about the TKC is that it tracks a little wider in a corner. Once I got used to that, it no longer bothered me. I have never noticed any straight-line handling problems.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:32 AM   #450
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Thanks Jeff,

Called Trail Tricks and have new tires on the way! Great deal for ADV riders!!! So, Mefo rear TKC 80 front.
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