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Old 08-09-2010, 09:36 PM   #2926
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I chose the SE because it's around 40 lbs lighter, easier work on (less plastic) and it looks cooler , no EFI and I got it brand new for $10,499usd. the money I saved is going into goodies.


And ebrew ( my bubby ) has one. He was threatening to kill my pet monkey if I got an adventure.
that is basically the price i had figured to pay for a used adventure in the coming weeks. it is also significantly less than the price for an SE a dealer quoted me just last week for a nearly new SE.

the SE was on my short list of bikes for getting back into biking after selling my beloved bmw airhead. i asked the ktm forum about this bike and the adventure, and no one said boo about the SE.

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Old 08-09-2010, 09:50 PM   #2927
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that is basically the price i had figured to pay for a used adventure in the coming weeks. it is also significantly less than the price for an SE a dealer quoted me just last week.

the SE was on my short list of bikes for getting back into biking after selling my beloved bmw airhead. i asked the ktm forum about this bike and the adventure, and no one said boo about the SE.
how hard are you going to ride off road? if you are thinking the type of off road riding you used to do on the beemer...the ADV is for you...
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:36 AM   #2928
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To put the Super Moto tank on an SE you need the SM motor mounts (4) and the seat and tank. I had to have a new mount fabricated for my steering damper as the SM tanks sits closer to the triple clamp. First time it took me a couple of hours but now it takes about 30 minutes to take it off and on. Picture shown with street 19 and 17 inch wheels. Bruce
Thanks for the info
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:10 AM   #2929
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:44 AM   #2930
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[stunning picture goes here]
It's great riding with Geek. I always end up with gorgeous photos after the ride!

( he plans great routes as well... )
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:41 AM   #2931
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There will be a difference in handling (for the better in the woods for the SE) between the 2 also, due to the head angle.
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:30 PM   #2932
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wow. bike, location, and photo skill all came together on this one.
the SE is still on my short list. very few for sale at any one time, though. lets see if my first Orange pics land in this thread, or the adventure pic thread!
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:52 PM   #2933
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That is a damn fine pic!
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:09 PM   #2934
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whoa. hang on a second. as someone who is shopping for a ktm adventure, i have got to ask why you feel the SE is a better do-all bike than the adv! anyone who has sampled both (i havent), would love to hear your opinion on this one.
It's easier to Adventure-ize an SE, than it is to SE-ize an Adventure.

Both great bikes. The riding experience is amazingly different given the mechanical similarities.

I lurve my SE.
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:23 PM   #2935
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whoa. hang on a second. as someone who is shopping for a ktm adventure, i have got to ask why you feel the SE is a better do-all bike than the adv! anyone who has sampled both (i havent), would love to hear your opinion on this one.
If you can, ride both. I have owned an Adventure and never felt as comfortable as I did after 2 minutes on a SE. Do I have one? Not yet...but that is one ride that I can remember like it was yesterday. Oh and I will have one.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:02 PM   #2936
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whoa. hang on a second. as someone who is shopping for a ktm adventure, i have got to ask why you feel the SE is a better do-all bike than the adv! anyone who has sampled both (i havent), would love to hear your opinion on this one.
Like choosing between a blonde and a redhead. I choose both!
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:08 PM   #2937
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It's easier to Adventure-ize an SE, than it is to SE-ize an Adventure.
LOVE my SE.
Just did 1500 miles this weekend. Rode from CO to MO and back mostly (90%) backroads.


Paul/Chris your photo is way better.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:10 PM   #2938
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Like choosing between a blonde and a redhead. I choose both!
Well there you go.


Um... which is the SE?
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:45 AM   #2939
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Did you guys paint that mountain orange?

COOL..
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:00 AM   #2940
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LOVE my SE.
Just did 1500 miles this weekend. Rode from CO to MO and back mostly (90%) backroads.
Wow, you did that in this heat, you must have baked? It reminds me of when we came out your way in June, it was 103 in Dodge city with a 30 mph cross wind... I saw all of those Antelope you guys have running around in Co and wondered why we don't have them in MO? To which my friend replied, would you cross KS if you didn't have to!

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