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Old 09-18-2012, 12:25 PM   #7681
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37-42 here..can get about 160 miles per tank max...I like to get off every hour to hour and a half so 140 to 160 mile range is fine for me.. ...I like to stop, stretch, smell the roses, look around. Just boring a hole into the day or night does not trip my trigger..
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:58 PM   #7682
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on my '06 950sm (with oem carbs, oemexhaust, bmc air filter) i estimate i'll get about about 155-160 miles per tank until i run dry. riding aggressively, it drops to about 140-145 miles per tank. i usually fill up at about 140 miles so i haven't had an issue so far. at the track, i've gotten as low as 17-18 mpg ...but i never ride like that on the street it's a non issue.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:20 AM   #7683
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I have completely ruined my TKC80s and they must be replaced. I admit I like the predictable dirt handling the knobs provide, but I'll try a dirttracker style tire again, now that they're gone. I have been studying the Maxxis DT tire and figured out that the aspect ratio is soooo high, that the tire has about a 3" wide contact patch, between the peak and shoulder of the tread. That is TONS of contact patch compared to what comes on the 100/90 or 110/80 x 19".

I just cut up a front Metzeler Tourance with my tire groover and it looks SHARP! I am trying to decide which 50%+ tire to put on the back: Tourance, Anakee, TKC, K-60 or Battlewing. Probably will go with a Tourance and cut it to match the front. Of course all this is bait for a "pics" demand, to be satisfied this evening...

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On a side note, my GF has just gotten the title/reg/plates/ins for her 71 Triumph Trophy 500 scrambler!! I now must get the Positively grounded Lucases all lined up, so I can have a new riding buddy
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:15 PM   #7684
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I have completely ruined my TKC80s and they must be replaced. I admit I like the predictable dirt handling the knobs provide, but I'll try a dirttracker style tire again, now that they're gone. I have been studying the Maxxis DT tire and figured out that the aspect ratio is soooo high, that the tire has about a 3" wide contact patch, between the peak and shoulder of the tread. That is TONS of contact patch compared to what comes on the 100/90 or 110/80 x 19".

I just cut up a front Metzeler Tourance with my tire groover and it looks SHARP! I am trying to decide which 50%+ tire to put on the back: Tourance, Anakee, TKC, K-60 or Battlewing. Probably will go with a Tourance and cut it to match the front. Of course all this is bait for a "pics" demand, to be satisfied this evening...

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On a side note, my GF has just gotten the title/reg/plates/ins for her 71 Triumph Trophy 500 scrambler!! I now must get the Positively grounded Lucases all lined up, so I can have a new riding buddy
We will also need pics of your girlfriend... er, um your girlfriend's Triumph I mean.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:58 PM   #7685
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Possible future owner....2006 KTM 950 Supermoto...


5,xxx miles.
Aftermarket exhaust, all else appears stock.

Any specific questions to ask the owner, recalls and etc.?

I'd be trading my "Fun Car", a 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata.

How much of a shock is the bike going to be compared to a DRZ400?
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:04 PM   #7686
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We will also need pics of your girlfriend... er, um your girlfriend's Triumph I mean.
+1!

I'd also like to see video of you sliding it sideways - your bike that is!
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:16 PM   #7687
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+1!

I'd also like to see video of you sliding it sideways - your bike that is!
Ya'll 'r in luck, since I happen to have a pic of the girl's Trumpet!!


Funny you should mention video, I just got a basic nonHD GoPro that I plan to mount in a few curious and revealing positions!

My hope is to get a few different views of sliding it in with both ends, then whipping the tail, all the way out, for the finish!

Of course the editing will take some time, since I only want the best angles to go public...

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Old 09-20-2012, 03:07 PM   #7688
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5,xxx miles.
Aftermarket exhaust, all else appears stock.

Any specific questions to ask the owner, recalls and etc.?

I'd be trading my "Fun Car", a 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata.

How much of a shock is the bike going to be compared to a DRZ400?
YOU DOG!!!! LOL...looks like the bike I have been watching, while I made up my mind which way to go. He who hesitates, loses. Congrats.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #7689
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YOU DOG!!!! LOL...looks like the bike I have been watching, while I made up my mind which way to go. He who hesitates, loses. Congrats.
Harrison, AR?

Have not yet done the deed, so you can still be the lucky one.:)

Have you seen the bike in person?

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Old 09-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #7690
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It's in Harrison Arkansas...no, I have not seen the bike in person, but was considering a look/see in a couple weeks. Just spoke to Woody and he confirmed you were coming down to look/trade. No worries, I'm not gonna buy it out from under you, as I'm in no hurry and really haven't totally made up my mind what I want.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:07 PM   #7691
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It's in Harrison Arkansas...no, I have not seen the bike in person, but was considering a look/see in a couple weeks. Just spoke to Woody and he confirmed you were coming down to look/trade. No worries, I'm not gonna buy it out from under you, as I'm in no hurry and really haven't totally made up my mind what I want.
I know the feeling.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:12 PM   #7692
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I have completely ruined my TKC80s and they must be replaced. y

So, how many miles did you get out of he TKC80's ?
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:23 AM   #7693
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Ya'll 'r in luck, since I happen to have a pic of the girl's Trumpet!!
Hmmmm...I'm not a native english speaker so i'm not sure if this is some slang and means we are going to see something naughty or nice? If it's a reference to something naughty i'm not sure i want to see anyones trumpet and i would wonder why on earth would you have a picture of the poor girls trumpet.
BUT if we are going to see a nice Triumph scrambler get on with the pic already! If i had more money i definitely should have some sort of a scrambler in my garage. Well...i'd need time as well but that i could get with money as well.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:23 AM   #7694
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5,xxx miles.
Aftermarket exhaust, all else appears stock.

Any specific questions to ask the owner, recalls and etc.?

I'd be trading my "Fun Car", a 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata.

How much of a shock is the bike going to be compared to a DRZ400?
Well, I actually went form a DRZ 400 SM to the 950SM. I had had bigger bikes before but was living in Hawaii before moving back to the mainland and was still lusting after the KTM.

There really is no comparison. The SM blows away the Suzuki in every aspect.
Power - check
Comfort - check
Hooliganism - Check
Top shelf components - check
Looks - open to debate but she will grow on you
Exclusivity - check
Wheelies - check

A bike with mileage that low likely won't have too many issues right away. Eventually the common things will pop up but likely not for at least another 10- 15,000 miles.

I also think this will be a lot more fun than the fun car, but I am biased. Hope you pull the trigger, you won't regret it!!!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:28 AM   #7695
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Hmmmm...I'm not a native english speaker so i'm not sure if this is some slang and means we are going to see something naughty or nice?
Wow! You write in English so well I thought you were a transplant to Finland from somewhere else! If you write this well in English, are you some kind of famous author in Finland? As you probably guessed, "Trumpet" is slang for "Triumph".

I'm picking up the SE splash protector today. I'm also doing a preventative water pump rebuild before my Colorodo trip. I got the official KTM holder and seal protector so I'm hoping it goes without any hitches.
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