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Old 09-30-2012, 09:09 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by AZ TOM View Post
Only my opinion, riding is 80% the rider & 20% the bike
I used to say the same thing back when I only rode Yamahas.

Originally Posted by Tachedoutoffroad View Post
.... Still have the higher maintaince, but as soon as you get in something nasty, you don't care about the easy oil changes and valve check.....
Yep. Funny how when you are sweating and whipped from busting your ass down a miserable, rocky, almost vertical trail and you are still facing an even uglier climb back out you don't give a damn about oil changes and valve check intervals.

But then again, if you even have to ask about two bikes that are so entirely different I don't know if the KTM is the right choice. The 25% pavement would sell me on the EXC. But then I consider having to slide a feeler gauge under a valve a fair trade for the extra power and top shelf suspension. I learned a long time ago that no matter how long the service intervals are or who made the bike you still end up working on it every singe time you hammer one offroad.
525EXC, 640 Enduro, XT200

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