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Old 06-25-2014, 08:02 PM   #16
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Yes, exactly. I don't fly Emirates either. Some things are worth the asking price even if it is very expensive. Sometimes its better to keep shopping or make my own. The free market has always been this way and I don't believe in socialism price regulation.


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I relish the opportunity to support the KTM adventure parts makers who possess courage, character and integrity. They are the ones who raise the limits of my riding experience and are worth every dollar to me... Some people like to tip... Others don't. But that's just me and wanting to show some support.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:30 PM   #17
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lol - all of the above missing the point, it's the Walmart mentality: "Why should I pay more than I want to pay regardless of what it cost or it's true value?"
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:20 PM   #18
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When I bought my 990 I was shopping top case options. Luckily Obama called and told me the free market is dead and I am only allowed the factory KTM option.

Luckily it was the cheapest of all aftermarket options :)
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:49 PM   #19
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Come on guys. Just because some of us feel that a lot of aftermarket is overpriced doesn't make us cheap or unappreciative of the people who bring these items to market.

There are good examples out there. I think one of them might be the Wings exhaust as compared to the Akraprovic brand. This is a little guy vs. the big company example and yet he appears to offer equal quality at a much reduced price. I think Rade from Rade Garage may also be a good example. His carbon fiber parts are a bargain compared to other offerings and he still makes other innovative offers for a reasonable price.

To not recognize or admit when something is excessively over priced, and being willing to simply accept it or even promote it as the new normal is turning a blind eye to things.

I've been around motorcycles for 20 plus years and honestly I've never seen a group that compares to the Adventure crowd. Specifically in the context of how much they are willing to accept the inherent and ignored design flaws in their favorite choice of manufacturer/model motorcycle, combined with their willingness to spend as much as an additional 25% or more above and beyond the initial purchase price to correct said flaws at artificially inflated rates. And when someone questions the status quot they are chastised for it.

That being said, sometimes we accept the cost of ownership. I'm guilty of this as I own a 990 and I do buy certain aftermarket bits to make the bike more to my liking or to remedy some issue I can't stand to live with. There is a fine line of balance in there somewhere.

I think those who are honest with themselves, despite how much they love their 990 for example, realize there are so many issue that KTM should have resolved over the years that were left unchanged and passed onto the owner to deal with. Now I'm off on a tangent of sorts.

I would love to support as many of the innovative people who make some really cool stuff as I can. But, like ADVill was alluding to in his short rant, sometimes the $$ is a hard pill to swallow. Everyone values things from their own perspective I suppose.

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Old 06-27-2014, 01:10 PM   #20
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I'm at a loss here: Interesting response from a guy who buys high-dollar machines and is against cheap, quick-fixes.

My guess is that you thought my Walmart comment was directed at you. That's not the case; it's the overall tone of the thread I was commenting on.

Hey, we're both Bay Area locals and it's expensive to live around here so I'm all for saving a buck, but I'm done with cheap alternatives.....well that's not true: you should see how I painted my 990 last weekend. (Plasti-Dip so it's temporary)

Come to think of it, I am a cheap bastard, but I seem to put a lot of $ between 2 wheels
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:55 PM   #21
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I'm at a loss here: Interesting response from a guy who buys high-dollar machines and is against cheap, quick-fixes.

My guess is that you thought my Walmart comment was directed at you. That's not the case; it's the overall tone of the thread I was commenting on.
Just messing with you, brother!
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:02 PM   #22
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I am such an easy mark....
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:49 PM   #23
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I get what your saying . My fuel pump went out , their are options and kits out there , was looking at being down a week or better . Kits out there between 60 and 200 . Ended up doing research and putting a facet pump on , ended up costing me around $65 vs well over a hundred if I bought a "kit" sure there was a little foot work but %100 markup is excessive . And I was running in a day . I also made my own side stand relocater and 2 into 1 exhaust . My ss relocater cost me a few bucks in hardware and a hour or two to fab . The 2-1 ended up costing me maybe $100 start to finish . Not everyone can fab their own parts but and I get the overhead thing but the price of things seems high to me . I did get a Rade screen and the BMac lights but didn't feel I was being overcharged . Things I can't make I research and buy the best for the money .
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