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Old 08-30-2012, 07:23 AM   #226
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:33 PM   #227
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i think I've got the best of everything covered with my stablemates
You suck. And your mother dresses you funny.

I've just been to my first muslim birthday party. Musical chairs was a bit slow but F**k me, pass the parcel was bloody quick.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:59 AM   #228
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The The two Benelli / Montgomery Wards 'Giro bikes and the Norton are getting along quite well with the KTM thank you , and no I don't think they suck .

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:26 AM   #229
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Originally Posted by dynodave View Post
Thanks HOT DAMN! It's all original.

LOVE THIS THREAD!!! Yes the Maico 490 Mega 2 is a peach. I had a 450 M1 and my buddy had a 490. They are truly beastly motors putting out as much HP as bikes today. My 450 had the crank balanced and it was actually a bit better so we put in the 490 frame.

The key with these B*&## ards was understanding the starting drill and having to stand on the left side sucked monkey balls. The kickstarter pawls would round off and if the bike backfired, it would kill the coil (at least on mine). However they hold a dear place in my heart.

Wouldnt mind owning one now. Course I wouldnt mind one of everything!!!!

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:46 PM   #230
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Laugh Not any more!

Does it suck, that is...

2011 690 Enduro R followed me home.

Got a fantastic deal - 1750 km, still under warranty - couple of scratches from one BC trail ride. Only damage - bent rear brake lever. I'll get a nice billet replacement.
So far, so good. First back roads ride this Sunday.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:27 PM   #231
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #232
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Most definitely not!![IMG]Photobucket[/IMG]
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:45 PM   #233
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Originally Posted by GoThere@50 View Post
Orange and green go well together here. The 530 EXC is modified for long distance running including intake, exhaust, oil cooler, electronic dash, stator and 28 other modifications. The KLR is a 705 with a Cary Aspy Stage-2 head and over 40 other modifications. My time invested and the parts have price tags, getting them EXACTLY where you want them is priceless! The 990 is an ongoing work in progress. So, very happy with the stable mates.

Not perfected the pic loading just yet !!
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:34 AM   #234
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I miss round headlights.

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:51 PM   #235
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What better to keep a KTM company than another decide which one is the stable mate though technically the EXC came first. The only sucking here is in fuel and air!

...and i second the immediately above thought clean!

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:57 AM   #236
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I know, but it really sucks offroad.
< KTM 950 Super Enduro| Husaberg FE570 | Honda CBX 1000 Z >
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:45 PM   #237
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Oh Snap!!!!

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Most definitely not!![IMG][/IMG]
I have always liked the looks of my 08 530 best until I saw this baby!!!! Its HOT!!!!!
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #238
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New ADV rider!

She may only be a humble Honda Storm, but she certainly does not suck. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome my son George to the ADV Rider fold. He is 18 this week and now eligible for his Chilean driving licence

I cant wait to get out on the road with him. Looks like the 990 will be taking a well earned rest for a wee while.

Hopefully we can graduate him onto something a bit bigger in time for the Ushuaia trip next January.

Happy days

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Old 05-06-2013, 06:45 AM   #239
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Sucks the paint right off of slow moving cars!

Some of you know me and I have ridden with for years. For those that don't.....My name is Dave Heimer, and Im in Boise. Prior to that I was in N. Ca. I have been a sport bike guy for 20 years. Not long after moving to Boise, I decided to try more dual sport and found that I enjoyed it as much if not more than my sport bikes. I started slowly selling off the sport bikes that I found I was no longer riding.......It was quite the little collection. Last year I put up my two last sport bikes, An Aprilia Futura, and a Aprilia Colin Edwards replica to help pay for my newest acquisition a KTM 990 ADV. Sold the Futura and decided to keep the Edwards.
Now due to recent life changes, I was forced to sell the Edwards as well.
Here is a pic taken an hr. before the new owner picked her up. Had to take her out for one last ride around Boise.

She will be missed.

Glacier ride report-
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:00 AM   #240
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My new to me 2006 950 Adv won't be home for a few more weeks. I know moving and changing families can be stressful...... This is the support system that awaits her..... Varying levels of suckage.....

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