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Old 07-30-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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100,000 mile club

I finally hit one of the great miles stones in my motorcycling life. I reached 100,000 miles on the same bike that I bought brand new with only 5 miles on the speedo. It rolled over at 100,000 when I was leading a group of riders on day 1 of my yearly NW Oregon Adventure Ride. And it just so happened to be that the owner of Gresham KTM who sold me the bike was along for the ride.


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Old 07-30-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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awesome!!
I am at 40,000 and plan on also riding it to 100,000 ++++
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:41 AM   #3
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Congratulations, and thanks again for a great ride.

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Old 07-30-2012, 11:46 AM   #4
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Nice work!!! looks like I need more saddle time, I bought my 07 in June of 08 and only have 34,000 on it. That is an impressive amount of riding you have there in a short time.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:46 AM   #5
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Well done!!
We all know the twin can do miles like that,and it's good to toot your own horn !!!! Hats offffffff to you.
she looks stock? Many more happy (s)miles.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:02 PM   #6
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I'm 1/10 of the way there. I'm not too proud of how little I've been riding lately.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:36 PM   #7
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I only know of 2 others up there. Pyndon and that Texas Limey Antware... and the radio played. I'm only at 32k in 6 years...small kids... tooo much work...
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #8
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You have to throw CJracer in the mix. That man rides!
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:00 PM   #9
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I forgot to ask: How many more miles do you expect to roll over before the kitchen is done.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:33 PM   #10
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In those 100k miles, can you list the issues you faced in order to get her mechanicaly sound again?

Just to clear some myths around this bike!
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:38 PM   #11
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That's a lot of tires!
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:53 PM   #12
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Yeah.. if you have time, I'm sure a few of us would like some more details on what you've run into.

Original engine build? Head work from valves getting out of adjustable range? How many clutches? fuel pumps? suspension service?

Congrats on the milestone.. I hope to be there one day.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:41 PM   #13
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Good on ya!
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:00 AM   #14
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Race bike or long distance touring bike?

Or perhaps a little of both as evidence proves. Who knew what potential the 9xx's had so early on... when we all jumped into ownership with both feet? And how many moments wasted worrying about how an aggressive design could last as long as it could and play as hard as it does.

I can official wipe away the guilt I feel when adding up the insignificant slab tally on my speedo... merely because my 950 is just so much fun to ride, regardless of how much lower the precious miles are actually spent spinning the back tire through nasty rock washes,sandy ruts and creek crossings.

The KTM 9xx is truly KING of the Adventure bike.

And long live the KING.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:25 AM   #15
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I finally hit one of the great miles stones in my motorcycling life. I reached 100,000 miles on the same bike that I bought brand new with only 5 miles on the speedo.
Not official until you hit 100,005.

And if you had your wheel size set to 21 inches on the trip computer, you might still be at 95,000 actual.

Cheers, nice going!
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