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Old 09-28-2010, 03:42 PM   #271
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my conclusions

When you have to take more than just a dust cover off to change a water pump seal at only 1300 miles. To further this understanding you come to find out that this is a common problem with all LC8 engine platforms yet none of the 4 dealers within 2hrs of you carry the part in stock.

Uber-Engineering - it CAN be helped.

That they released the SMR, a premium performance ass hander...... no tach! Hmm???

People say "I like your Buell". your reply should be.... "its the other Orange and Black manufacturer...., ya dumbass" These are the same people that can pronounce "KTM" cause they think it is a word.

And lastly, when you can't sleep because you asked yourself the question, what does KTM stand for. At that point you scare the pets walking through the house nakid, Wikka-googling KTM to find out they used to be bicycle manufacturers with long goofy words. Most of these 12 character words have few vowels and are very hard to pronounce, keeping you up for more hours. Dont worry, you will have to do it again at work the next day since you forgot or are still trying to make it sound right.

I own two of the little orange bastards. I haven't learned yet.


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Old 09-29-2010, 05:04 AM   #272
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...you wait patiently for the nice lady behind the counter at your local North Carolina Department Of Transportation (NCDOT) office to assess your highway use tax and license plate fees for the new to you 2006 950 you just bought. And they have it valued at about a third of it's retail! Get it where you can and use the extra $ to buy shinny stuff for your new baby!
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:49 AM   #273
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You know you're a 950 owner

When you don't even have one and the addiction to finding one is nearly unbearable until all of a sudden, there it is. And the excitement of finally owning one is nearly unbearable.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:58 AM   #274
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When you don't even have one and the addiction to finding one is nearly unbearable until all of a sudden, there it is. And the excitement of finally owning one is nearly unbearable.
I hope you get yours and soon.

They are MUCH more fun than words allow.

There, does this help any?
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:53 AM   #275
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when you sell your 990 adv for a smaller capacity, less powerful, less wind protection, less comfortable bike[1] and are so excited your wife just sighs and shrugs. When realistically, you can't see anything other than Orange in your garage for quite some time[2].

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[2] unless it's a super cheap sports bike for the occasional day out
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:25 AM   #276
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When I've been watching Craigslist for six months for the perfect tug for the next hack project. I see an Oilhead, Bandit, (inserts lots of others here), and get all excited. For a moment. Just for a moment. Because after that moment I get depressed, for I realize that the damned 950 has ruined me forever.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:12 AM   #277
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When your wife's good friend who doesn't no anything about bikes looks at your 950 ADV and says " I don't know what that is....but its the coolest looking bike I have ever seen! ".
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:38 PM   #278
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...when your 21 year old KLR's mileage has been overtaken already by a 3 year old SE!

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Old 10-29-2010, 04:02 PM   #279
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You know you're a 950 owner when...

You love your 950 Adventure so much, you go out and buy a 950 SE-R to keep it company.

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Old 10-29-2010, 04:23 PM   #280
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Fat ass

When you are squeezing past a car in a parking lot to get to a space and you hit it with your big fat Gobis.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:38 PM   #281
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When you are squeezing past a car in a parking lot to get to a space and you hit it with your big fat Gobis.
LOL.. the day I bought my 950 I was at a gas station and went to cut between two gas pumps and sent a trash can flying across the pavement with my left gobi
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:31 PM   #282
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When you come across this thread for the first time and read ALL 19 Pages!!

When blasting UP a rocky single track you pass a dude crawling down on his DR400, as his eyeballs touch the inside of his goggles you know he's thinking WTF!!!!!
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:48 AM   #283
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..... When you're stuck in the middle of nowhere, no garages, filling stations or convenience stores and you have the third puncture of the day..... and a fellow KTM rider comes to the rescue




The rear tyre totally shot :



What to do? : :
Put a plea out to any fellow Inmates from Scotland via the UK KTM Forum requesting a part worn rear and an air compressor/footpump.

Sit and wait...............









Within 20 minutes we'd had 6 calls from fellow inmates offering help. An hour later RigHanger turns up, tyre round his waist and compressor in the tankbag! .


DeeGee screwed with this post 10-30-2010 at 12:53 AM
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:32 AM   #284
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..... When you're stuck in the middle of nowhere, no garages, filling stations or convenience stores and you have the third puncture of the day..... and a fellow KTM rider comes to the rescue




The rear tyre totally shot :



What to do? : :
Put a plea out to any fellow Inmates from Scotland via the UK KTM Forum requesting a part worn rear and an air compressor/footpump.

Sit and wait...............









Within 20 minutes we'd had 6 calls from fellow inmates offering help. An hour later RigHanger turns up, tyre round his waist and compressor in the tankbag! .

That's awesome.
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Old 10-30-2010, 04:02 PM   #285
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That's awesome.

THIS is amazing!
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