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Old 01-02-2013, 02:33 PM   #15616
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I agree on one level, if this was to be my pretty bike I would want it to be untouched and ready to strut to starbuicks.
But, this is to be my abused "I dont have a rally car round here" ride, and I plan on putting miles on it, and would like to know if something needs bumping on the repair list so it does not lunch the motor or drop a swingarm.

I know it has been ridden hard, I bought it knowing that, and will build it out as much as I can to abuse it more.

Guy I bought it from seemed to commute on it and was a little lax on the history/info about the bike (according to him and registration he only had it for a few months), said he kind of knew the original owner but not a lot of info on that front, maybe a work buddy or something.

Realistically, it will make no difference to me, I have a plan for the bike and its not like hearing someone rode singletrack or baja is going to dissuade me, I plan on rebuilding/upgrading as necessary.

So far as I can decipher, it is a Orange 2005 or 5.5 950 Adventure, converted to ADV S suspension and lengthened stands, custom painted, with 950 SE wheels and a single disc up front. Cannisterectomy and SAS delete was "done", handlebars/risers/heated grips added, Glove box trimmed for a prefiler, Battery re-routed to the underseat box, a tail cleanup was done with the plate holder piece removed and a LED taillight added, Oil has yet to be changed by me, coolant and pump will be serviced, I have a large list pulled from the H.O.W to check, second rad fan to add, some carbon/kev work to do, crash bars to add, sidestand relocate, stud/bolt/bearings update and lots more after that.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:15 PM   #15617
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:38 PM   #15618
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Does anyone else think an Adventure with its tanks off looks like a dog that is shaved for the summer?
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:02 PM   #15619
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Good looking bike!
I have a debt with my self about auxiliar lights... someday.
I have seen many inmates using the ones you have on your crash bars, but not the ones above, look like Hella? model? how do they perform there? thanks.

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Actually it has been 4 months I'm riding KTM. When you driving at dark night especially mountain it was very hard to see in front of you easily.

Then we decided to use micro de for the auxiliary fog aim lights and FF50 for the visibility & to be able to see the road clearly.

as you noticed that KTM has relatively small battery when you compare with 1200GSA, after start the engine I have turned on fog lights first, the on the FF50 to keep my battery alive.

The best is FF50 is very sufficient and it is actually working. But if you say I would like to buy something tremendous I would definitely recommend Comet 200.

Cheers.
Auxiliary lights are IMO an absolute neccessity. I dont even need my factory lights when I turn these on.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:45 PM   #15620
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HID's, no need for anything else

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #15621
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HID's, no need for anything else
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Everytime I think about getting AUX lights I find something else to spend the money on. I don't really need them after I went to HID's.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:09 AM   #15622
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Luckily I bought this the day before hurricane Sandy hit from a guy in Atlantic City. The other bikes in his shed all suffered salt water damage. 1040 miles on this baby. Still like new.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:30 AM   #15623
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Luckily I bought this the day before hurricane Sandy hit from a guy in Atlantic City. The other bikes in his shed all suffered salt water damage. 1040 miles on this baby. Still like new.

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Old 01-03-2013, 06:31 AM   #15624
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Luckily I bought this the day before hurricane Sandy hit from a guy in Atlantic City. The other bikes in his shed all suffered salt water damage. 1040 miles on this baby. Still like new.
Nice Bike!!!!

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:29 AM   #15625
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That's some seriously low miles. Good find!
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:37 AM   #15626
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Luckily I bought this the day before hurricane Sandy hit from a guy in Atlantic City. The other bikes in his shed all suffered salt water damage. 1040 miles on this baby. Still like new.
HELL YEAH!! Nice!!
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:26 AM   #15627
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I read the "no need for anything else"
and in the first photo was a GS.. and it was gone in the 2nd photo.

I didn't realize it was about headlights



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Old 01-03-2013, 09:54 AM   #15628
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Nice catch Geek
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:45 AM   #15629
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I read the "no need for anything else"
and in the first photo was a GS.. and it was gone in the 2nd photo.

I didn't realize it was about headlights

The GS is on the trailer where it belongs...
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:03 PM   #15630
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