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Old 10-13-2012, 12:44 PM   #61
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From: Pullman WA

I Ride: the parts counter...
Bunch of girls bikes- really the 883 Sportster of the dirt world
Especially the Super E- total girls bike. Especially if you spoon on the paddle tire.
Total crap never buy one- motors are $$$ and wholly unreliable. My Berg 570 has 260 race hours and I had to check the valves once, this is completely unacceptable

The '12 250 SX- grass track destroyer


The Berg 570- Desert whoop destroyer, general purpose high speed machine


The Super E- So f'n stupid fast... So f'n little traction

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Old 10-13-2012, 01:30 PM   #62
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From: Bellingham

I Ride: On the sidewalk
^^^ sweet pics

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Old 10-13-2012, 01:51 PM   #63
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From: spokane, wa

I Ride: 2013 Gasgas 300xc w/lic plate + 1985 RZ350 + 2010 YZ250F +
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KTM 1190 Adventure.
Pretty much an oddly colored Gold wing.

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Old 10-13-2012, 02:40 PM   #64
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Joined: Nov 2010
From: Puyallup

I Ride: '08 1098, '12 300 xcw, '12 RMZ 450
The off road bikes are easily the best. Brembo brakes, hydralic clutches, billet hubs, etc. The hardware they use for small things like nuts and bolts are all better than anything the Asian bikes use. Re-sale is better than the others too.

If you like a light, modern 2 stroke with an adjustable power band, there is only one choice.


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Old 10-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #65
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Joined: Apr 2012
From: Olympia, WA

I Ride: a slow bike, slow
two words, Orange.

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Old 10-13-2012, 05:19 PM   #66
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Joined: Aug 2012
From: Seattle

I Ride: Ninja 650 or somebody elses.
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two words, Orange.
Or. Ange.

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:14 PM   #67
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From: Spokane Valley

I Ride: 2010 KTM 690smc, YZ250, CR125, 99' ///M3
I love mine. change the oil and check the valves and keep riding. Lc4 based engines are tanks

http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showt...5-70-000-Miles

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Old 10-14-2012, 03:45 AM   #68
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Kronrief Trukenpolz Mattighofen makes some of "the" best rolling interior art" so when you're not riding it/them your heart can wish you were, when you gaze upon it/them all day/night long. Thenn when you're bored you can just roll them around to change the ambiance of your landscape. Who needs furniture?


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Old 10-14-2012, 06:30 AM   #69
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I Ride: Ninja 650 or somebody elses.
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Kronrief Trukenpolz Mattighofen makes some of "the" best rolling interior art" so when you're not riding it/them your heart can wish you were, when you gaze upon it/them all day/night long. Thenn when you're bored you can just roll them around to change the ambiance of your landscape. Who needs furniture?

I'd be perfectly OK dedicating a room to motorbikes, but I'd probably rip the carpet out and put in some astroturf or maybe a mock-up flat track.

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Old 10-14-2012, 06:47 AM   #70
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I Ride: Ninja 650 or somebody elses.
I think you guys have convinced me to get a KTM, perhaps a 690R or maybe something in the 450 range.

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Old 10-14-2012, 09:22 AM   #71
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From: Renton, WA

I Ride: 05 KTM450SMR, 04 YZF250 and one bad ass Truck hehe
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I think you guys have convinced me to get a KTM, perhaps a 690R or maybe something in the 450 range.
you won't regret it

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Old 10-14-2012, 09:25 AM   #72
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From: Mill Creek, Wa

I Ride: slower than you with a bigger grin!
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I think you guys have convinced me to get a KTM, perhaps a 690R or maybe something in the 450 range.
If you buy from a dealer, make sure you have them throw a battery tender in with the purchase because your ninja won't see much action once you have a choice between the two.

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Old 10-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #73
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I Ride: Ninja 650 or somebody elses.
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If you buy from a dealer, make sure you have them throw a battery tender in with the purchase because your ninja won't see much action once you have a choice between the two.
The Ninja is going to get a facelift in the meantime and get ridden to death--she's going to get some nice new dual sport-y tires, a penske rear shock, something yet undetermined up front, steel brake lines and EBC pads, and some bark busters for good measure.

We're going to prove that an inexperienced adventure rider with a costco sized bottle of locktite, football player esque gear, and utter disregard for plastics can conquer the world....or at least a good portion of the United States in early 2013

P.S. Grant, I'm going to get over the F'ing log in Koorblah's front yard or wherever the hell it was. It might not pretty but me and the bike will be laying on the other side. I need to collect those internet points.....muffler bearings could use replacing.

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Old 10-14-2012, 11:36 AM   #74
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I Ride: slower than you with a bigger grin!
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The Ninja is going to get a facelift in the meantime and get ridden to death--she's going to get some nice new dual sport-y tires, a penske rear shock, something yet undetermined up front, steel brake lines and EBC pads, and some bark busters for good measure.

We're going to prove that an inexperienced adventure rider with a costco sized bottle of locktite, football player esque gear, and utter disregard for plastics can conquer the world....or at least a good portion of the United States in early 2013

P.S. Grant, I'm going to get over the F'ing log in Koorblah's front yard or wherever the hell it was. It might not pretty but me and the bike will be laying on the other side. I need to collect those internet points.....muffler bearings could use replacing.

k.. let me know when you attempt it, i'll come and try it too.


(hopefully on my dirt wheels.)

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:37 PM   #75
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From: Kent, WA

I Ride: 05 KTM 625 SMC
They're the bee's knee

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:02 PM   #76
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Hate to rain on the parade but I had a 950 Adventure. Worst bike I've ever owned and I've owned quite a few. I'll forego all the little nagging things that went wrong cause I'd be here all night. Engine spun a bearing less than 1000 miles after a dealer service. Bike was in the shop for 3 months waiting for parts.

Before that 3 of us with the same model year bike all bent our front cheapo Behr wheels on a mild forest service road. KTM said we were riding the bikes to fast for conditions. Next year KTM switched to Excel wheels, what a coincidence!!

I got rid of my junk and bought a Husky which performed flawlessly. That's before BMW messed the whole company up.

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:27 PM   #77
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I Ride: 990 superduke | KTM 625 smc | TL1000S/R | wr450 (x2) | CB350 | xr100 | CRF50/88 | TTR50 | your mom
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Hate to rain on the parade but I had a 950 Adventure. Worst bike I've ever owned and I've owned quite a few. I'll forego all the little nagging things that went wrong cause I'd be here all night. Engine spun a bearing less than 1000 miles after a dealer service. Bike was in the shop for 3 months waiting for parts.

Before that 3 of us with the same model year bike all bent our front cheapo Behr wheels on a mild forest service road. KTM said we were riding the bikes to fast for conditions. Next year KTM switched to Excel wheels, what a coincidence!!

I got rid of my junk and bought a Husky which performed flawlessly. That's before BMW messed the whole company up.

I taco'd my behr wheels as well.. put on excel hoops with the same stock hubs..

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:30 PM   #78
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I taco'd my behr wheels as well.. put on excel hoops with the same stock hubs..
i have a feeling i'll be lacing up some black excel 17's once my behr rims get bent.

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:48 PM   #79
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I Ride: 990 superduke | KTM 625 smc | TL1000S/R | wr450 (x2) | CB350 | xr100 | CRF50/88 | TTR50 | your mom
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i have a feeling i'll be lacing up some black excel 17's once my behr rims get bent.

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:58 PM   #80
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I Ride: 05 KTM 625 SMC
My front behr has a small bend on the lip...

Guess it's time to start saving

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