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Old 05-06-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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Jr's in the market for a new ride

For those of you who've met young Son, he's offloaded the lil WRX. He's allowed to get a 650-700cc dual sport. No KLR's, thanks. He has his heart set on a KTM or Ducati. Budget will allow for a used ride. Hes picky and its his dough. If anyone knows of a garage queen looking for a new owner, pass da word.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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Hes willing to DS a motard. He already has a 250 off road bike so uber suspension isnt required. Something he can keep up with me n Mud on but take gravel if needed.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:10 PM   #3
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Hmmm... I have a KTM 690SMC that's in xlnt condition. I believe it's an '08 w/ like, jack for miles. Goes like hellfire and stink. What kind of range you figure junior's looking at?

There was one for a day or two on CL that had 3-4x the miles on it for $7k about a month or so back. I told a friend of a friend that he could have this one for $6.5 but he had some kind of personal need tugging at him at the time.

It's the orange one about four or five in...




Here's an example of a different 690 in nut bar mode complete with an unhappy ending that may seem curiously familiar. My grandma could mount up faster than this guy and could probably come up with a more impressive sneer. Fast forward to about the two minute mark:

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:39 PM   #4
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Major league agile and top drawer. It's hard to imagine outgrowing this one quickly.






As far as being able to keep up and not get too stretched out off pavement this might give you an idea of what it's like. It's a younger man's bike but it should be a young man with some discretion.





I've got too many bikes and this one can be cut from the stable.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:44 PM   #5
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I may need to motard my WR450....
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:03 PM   #6
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Can't forget Cycle World's test of the 690SMC. Probably not mom approved.


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Old 05-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #7
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I may need to motard my WR450....

as long as you've got a cush drive the hard part's done.

(edit: I've got two KTM 600 class sumo's and there will be one in the stable for a good while. they're the sports cars of the bike world. turn quick & fast, stop really hard, stand up in a heartbeat; on road, off road, no matter).

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Old 05-07-2013, 12:42 AM   #8
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You might look into the Husqvarna Terra. The Motorcycle Shop is getting a couple in that are sold, and they might come up as available to order as we get further into the season. Brand new bike with warranty for less than the cost of most used high performance 650's. ($6-7,000 depending on promo's).

http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com.../TR650%20TERRA
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:55 AM   #9
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Legion,
#1 - Neither Jr nor his sweet Mom need to see ANY of the above videos for painfully obvious reasons!

#2 - That durn AKMud has already got both of us trying to figuurr out how to wheelie. Thankfully neither one of us is very fond of doing them as evidenced by above video. (I thought for sure homey in the tunnel was gonna eat it in front of the semi....!)

#3 - PM sent regarding bike #4
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You might look into the Husqvarna Terra.
Thanks Andrew but Jr has a special fondness for all things orange. (THANKS D2D) It's $$ he earned on his own efforts so I can only say "Honda Ruckus" so many times before he turns off dad. We're familiar with Husky's from Baja, so it ain't like it's a bad bike, but he just ain't feeling it.

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Old 05-07-2013, 02:15 AM   #11
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as long as you've got a cush drive the hard part's done.
....and I don't think he meant that cupcake-fed hiney, mister!
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:01 PM   #12
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....and I don't think he meant that cupcake-fed hiney, mister!
Marbee you have too remember from who all this fine helpful info is coming from

http://legion.smugmug.com/Other/Jooo...M/ticket-M.jpg
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:39 PM   #13
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Marbee you have too remember from who all this fine helpful info is coming from

http://legion.smugmug.com/Other/Jooo...M/ticket-M.jpg
Hehehe....Jr has an earful every time he rides/drives from multiple ah-thor-ah-tyes! Getting a little guidance from the darkside shouldn't offset the balance too much....I hope.
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If that doesn't do it Iam sure you can arrange some fine weekend accommodations with a bunkmate
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:56 PM   #15
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orange crush........

Maybe THIS?
http://fairbanks.craigslist.org/mcd/3749555030.html


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