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Old 07-10-2011, 10:03 AM   #11956
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But I want to opt out on the ABS.
It does complicate things and I can see why you wouldn't want it--I'm probably going to install a switch to disable the ABS rather than push the button all the time.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:06 AM   #11957
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Must have missed that, where are you heading?
I've been offered gainful employment in LA, doing the visa application thing now, expecting to move in January of next year.

And I am very much looking forward to the riding opportunities after living my whole life in small countries!



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And, yeah, I'd definitely take the R over the Dakar, although both are very nice (in much the same way I'd take the S over the regular 950 in hindsight).
It is my hindsight and borrowing an R for 70km or so a little while back that has made my mind up too.

Everything the standard can do and a little bit more!

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It does complicate things and I can see why you wouldn't want it--I'm probably going to install a switch to disable the ABS rather than push the button all the time.
I considered that, especially if I am going to be street riding on knobbies, but in the end the R still works out the better bike for what I intend to do with it.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:12 AM   #11958
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Sweet, hopefully we can meet up. You'll definitely want to do some cross-country riding when you get here , and I get drawn out west every so often (can't stay away for too long). Good luck with the move. Shoot me a PM if you think I can help with anything (I'm coming to the end of my 6 years on an H1B).
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:30 PM   #11959
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Sweet, hopefully we can meet up. You'll definitely want to do some cross-country riding when you get here , and I get drawn out west every so often (can't stay away for too long). Good luck with the move. Shoot me a PM if you think I can help with anything (I'm coming to the end of my 6 years on an H1B).
Do you ride yours into town-DC? I often do and find it the best to get around town.

you live in DC? I am NE of Frederick area.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:58 PM   #11960
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Sweet, hopefully we can meet up. You'll definitely want to do some cross-country riding when you get here , and I get drawn out west every so often (can't stay away for too long). Good luck with the move. Shoot me a PM if you think I can help with anything (I'm coming to the end of my 6 years on an H1B).
I'm looking forward to it! And yes, I definitely will!



And thanks for the offer, but currently I am exploiting Rallybug as he is one step ahead of me in the process!
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:47 PM   #11961
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I considered that, especially if I am going to be street riding on knobbies, but in the end the R still works out the better bike for what I intend to do with it.
Which is exactly how it should be. Just be careful of rain grooves in the pavement
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:08 PM   #11962
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I'm looking forward to it! And yes, I definitely will!



And thanks for the offer, but currently I am exploiting Rallybug as he is one step ahead of me in the process!
Cool, exploit him good
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:20 AM   #11963
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Just finished a rally this weekend, boy it was a tough one!

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Old 07-11-2011, 06:19 AM   #11964
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First time out testing the new bike.
Hey, I know that place:



Looks a little different in the fall. Did you continue all the way to Hawkins Hollow?

Congrats on the new bike.

Look me up when you have some free time, we have a local DS club with several LC8 owners.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:25 AM   #11965
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Welcome to the Asylum... Where was this pic taken?
Right here:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.971...num=1&t=h&z=17
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:35 AM   #11966
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An opportunity has opened up for me in a different part of the world, so I am upping, leaving and taking the family with me.

First port of call when I get there - the KTM dealer for a new 990.

But even though I know a new one is in the future, and it will be a newer model, and I'll grow to like it as much as this one, I still will be very sad to see this go.



However, I'll take the lessons I've learned with me and set the new one up right straight from the showroom!

First off, buy the R not the standard!

Good luck and get the R. No compromises.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:59 AM   #11967
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museo de la moto la cumbre, cordoba, argentina no habia KTM pero si esto


Museum of the Summit, cordoba, argentina had not KTM bike but if this



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Old 07-11-2011, 06:34 PM   #11968
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Here's a few pics from a little get together we had in the northeast this weekend.
It's hard to tell but it is a 990 going up the hill.


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Old 07-12-2011, 03:09 AM   #11969
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:11 AM   #11970
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