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Old 05-06-2014, 06:33 PM   #541
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Took a vacation day and did 250 miles on my 500 EXC. Had a blast ripping around on forest service roads up in the Cascade Mountains. It sure makes waiting for the 1290 a little easier.....for awhile...!
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:44 PM   #542
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Not fair !

My 570 is up in WNC, and I'm waiting in Florida.
250 miles is a pretty good ride for a 500EXC.
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:11 PM   #543
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Hey 442, would another seat perhaps relieve the complaint you had with the seat? Is it because there's little room to move around ..back & forth? The ECU has wheelie control, no? Were you able to fiddle with the controls? I plan to use this bike to sport tour and general hooliganism here in my neck of the woods. We got some pretty good 1/2 day rides nearby. The dragon.(over rated) is 40 minutes away....skyway & bunches more unpopulated areas to leave black marks on! Q

Hopefully. The angle is what pushes your man parts into the tank with the type of force in which it feels very uncomfortable. It could be my proportions or height, not sure. 5'11", 240lbs. Not fat, but not buff.
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:14 PM   #544
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Hopefully. The angle is what pushes your man parts into the tank with the type of force in which it feels very uncomfortable. It could be my proportions or height, not sure. 5'11", 240lbs. Not fat, but not buff.
Tech specs should fix that.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:14 AM   #545
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Tech specs should fix that.
Worked for my rc8r, basically required for any type of spirited ride.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:23 AM   #546
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Hopefully. The angle is what pushes your man parts into the tank with the type of force in which it feels very uncomfortable. It could be my proportions or height, not sure. 5'11", 240lbs. Not fat, but not buff.
I'm 6'2", and 230#s, and I didn't notice any angle issue with the seat on the 3 rides I had. Maybe you need some acceleration to counter any perceived angle.
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Tech specs should fix that.
Tech specs ?


I stopped at my dealer on the way into work this afternoon - STILL no word.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:37 AM   #547
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My dealer got an email yesterday from the KTM North American Sales Manager. In summary, the bikes shipped on May 8 but one third of the May order is delayed due to problems at the production level in Austria. No date was given for the shipment of the delayed bikes.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:58 AM   #548
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Tech specs ?

Tech Spec tank grips

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Old 05-09-2014, 11:35 AM   #549
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Thanks - no wondered I hadn't heard of an aftermarket seat company with that name.
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:46 AM   #550
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Thanks - no wondered I hadn't heard of an aftermarket seat company with that name.

They are life savers, my 675 has a steeply sloped seat AND a narrow ass tank, they are the only thing between the jewels and the back of the tank most of the time.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:16 PM   #551
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My dealer passed on the email his rep sent him today. It said his bike shipped today. Only black bikes available. He will not get any demos, he will not be getting orange bike (s) until June best case, but the rep said that this is unsure as well. He originally ordered 6 bikes. He's only getting 1 as of now. So sad

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Old 05-10-2014, 06:01 AM   #552
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Mainland in Texas has a black 1290...so they should start showing up now!

About time!
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:16 AM   #553
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... Only black bikes available. ... he will not be getting orange bike (s) until June best case, but the rep said that this is unsure as well.


Well, more time to sell the Hypermotard.
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:39 AM   #554
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Looks like we have one on the way, the good looking black one.
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:49 AM   #555
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Looks like we have one on the way, the good looking black one.
Bugger off !



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