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Old 03-01-2013, 10:31 AM   #136
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silviu, you still have the ktm 950 as your signature...is it up and running after you high speed get off?
Still have the bike... That thing crashes well

I haven't gotten to it, still waiting on the insurance (things are a lot slower here than you might be used to when insurance claims are involved) but she'll be getting a total face lift (paint change included) as most of the damage is cosmetic, the mechanics of the bike are still perfect.... Actually, if I was on a RTW I could have bought a couple of mirrors, re-bent the rear sub-frame, repaired the center-stand (which bent and was touching the chain) and keep riding her.... (Still, there where other pieces bent that will be changed, like the front sub-frame, handle-bars, ripped bracket for the choke lever, broken instrument cluster, I need a new windshield... mainly cosmetic stuff)

I'm glad I'm OK though (100% now), if it came to it, the bike is replaceable .

Here a few pics of the bike after sliding on the pavement at 120 MPH... Totally rideable. (check out the lower part of the crash bar.... I figure if it was not there, the tank would have been punctured, gas would have leaked and with all the sparks flying around all that would be left would be a charred piece of metal)





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Old 03-01-2013, 10:36 AM   #137
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DAMN...

that must have looked like fireworks flying down the road with sparks going everywhere, main thing is glad you are OK again
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:49 AM   #138
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DAMN...

that must have looked like fireworks flying down the road with sparks going everywhere, main thing is glad you are OK again
Don't really know, I was doing my own flying/sliding at the moment...

When I stood up, she had already stopped... I lifted her up, collected my stuff from the road, tied the Pelican case that ripped and she fired right up... Even rode her two kms until I got to a small restaurant where a tow truck was parked who the gave me a lift to the hospital in Barinas.

As you said, it has slowed me way down... which probably is a good thing
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:05 PM   #139
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Paul;
Here are some weights for you........

Adventure tank.......6.95kgs or 15.29lbs
Stock muffler........4.83kgs or 10.6lbs
KTM SXC muffler....3kgs or 6.61lbs
Dam muffler.........2.8kgs or 6.1lbs
Akro muffler.........2.1kgs or 4.65lbs

Hope this helps.
UPS just delivered...while i was out

27 liter safari tank - 11.4 lbs

don't have any other comparisons
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:01 PM   #140
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We need photos of that tank!
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #141
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We need photos of that tank!
i was waiting for that comment so here you are and its friggin huge..........Mount Everest just landed in my living room



























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i don't have a tape measure handy so what is good for measuring with that is internationally known



and its four cans tall

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:43 PM   #142
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:22 AM   #143
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Nice looking tank. I installed a Safari tank on a buddy's Husky and was really impressed with the quality of the tank.

Where does the petcock/petcocks mount??
Any way to take photos with the tank mounted?

We need more photos!!

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #144
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Any way to take photos with the tank mounted?
you're like this and i'm like this and soon we'll both be like then i'll be like
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:47 PM   #145
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you're like this and i'm like this and soon we'll both be like then i'll be like
Nope........I'm like this.............
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:50 PM   #146
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Nope........I'm like this.............
where the hells cloverdale , screw building a bike i'm coming for a beer
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #147
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Cloverdale is about 30km's east of Vancouver, BC. It has been gobbled up by the ever expanding metropolis of Surrey........Cloverdale sounds so much nicer than Surrey, as Surrey locally has a bad rap!

I have a full beer fridge in the shop, so just come on by. Sent you a pm!

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Old 03-02-2013, 03:18 PM   #148
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Cloverdale is about 30km's east of Vancouver, BC. It has been gobbled up by the ever expanding metropolis of Surrey........Cloverdale sounds so much nicer than Surrey, as Surrey locally has a bad rap!

I have a full beer fridge in the shop, so just come on by. Sent you a pm!

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1280 miles for a beer, lets say i've got it penciled in...i did ride 1600 miles one way, for a beer last year...gotta have destinations and priorities
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:35 PM   #149
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1280 miles for a beer, lets say i've got it penciled in...i did ride 1600 miles one way, for a beer last year...gotta have destinations and priorities
The don't forget to add this to the 640 build..........



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Old 03-02-2013, 03:43 PM   #150
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might take the old bottle opener from XT, its got history

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