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Old 12-05-2012, 03:37 PM   #316
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. So much of this stuff on the forum is from guys who may not ride or have real experience, but use the insinuation to place themselves in a superior position- at least a legend in their own mind.
This is fucking hilarious comming from a born again rider who just got his first bike again after a 25 year break.

At 37, I am willing to bet anything that I (and many others here) have more miles under my belt than you ever will.

You have a lot to learn about bikes and riding.

Hope we don't see you again.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:10 PM   #317
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Damn, y'all were sure busy after my tongue in cheek XL600R rebuttal post. I missed all the fun thanks to actually having to meet a deadline or two at work. Good work on the head explosion and trip to Banned Camp.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #318
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They already have it! Update it for the noobies or just re-release it for the old timers!





Comfy seat and ergos, streetable power, a REAL d-sport vs a deturned desert rocket or mile high MXer,.....I'd buy it!
As long as Honda wouldn't put a nose bleed seat height on it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:54 PM   #319
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I like it,KTM is an awesome bike but then again so is the price and not every one wants or can afford a stratospheric priced bike.Then again give some one that rides a honda and a newbe a katoomer and see who gets whizzed on an roosted and left miles behind;).
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:56 PM   #320
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As long as Honda wouldn't put a nose bleed seat height on it.
Feet touching the ground means you're wasting ground clearance
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:20 PM   #321
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I would rather have a Honda true DS. posted the 390 link in hopes that the need for a 400-450cc MODERN bike will come out.

My XR400 with e-start and some front end work under at 285wet would be buildable and buyable
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:18 PM   #322
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I would rather have a Honda true DS. posted the 390 link in hopes that the need for a 400-450cc MODERN bike will come out.

My XR400 with e-start and some front end work under at 285wet would be buildable and buyable
If honda would build ANYTHING at 285 wet, bigger than a 250, with real power, that would be a HUGE step in the right direction ..........the question is WILL they do it, and when
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:42 PM   #323
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My honda 450X may be heavy and out-dated, but its alot less dusty when you're always way out in front . . .

I like riding with comperable orange bikes(300 2ST thru 525 4ST). Its always fun knowing that you have just a little bit more than the guy riding next to you and can pull away at any time. Its kindof like a cat toying with a mouse thing I guess.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:59 AM   #324
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I like it,KTM is an awesome bike but then again so is the price and not every one wants or can afford a stratospheric priced bike.Then again give some one that rides a honda and a newbe a katoomer and see who gets whizzed on an roosted and left miles behind;).
KTM EXCs from 02-07 are some of the best bikes made and can be found for around 2-4000$ in your area of NJ. In fact, most of the guys that ride dirt (that don't wear jeans when riding) are on KTMs of that year.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:01 AM   #325
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Not sure how this turned into a KTM vs everybody else thread. But most do these days. So I will add that I always bought new dual sports and always bought Yamaha, Kawasaki or Honda. That was right up until a ridding buddy turned me loose on his 625 SXC.

Sold. A dual sport that worked offroad. No more massaging the motor, reworking the suspension, ditching weight or buying better handlebars, pegs, etc. But I knew there was no way I could justify the cost of a new KTM when used they cost almost as much as a new XR650L.

But I also knew I could not justify ever riding Japanese again. So now there are two used KTM's in the garage. So I have two excellent dual sports for the price of a new Japanese bike that wouldn't work as well. Moral of the story: using price as an excuse to ride Japanese is a cop out.

That said, if the Japanese ever decide to get back into the game at the new benchmark set by European companies, I would go back in a heartbeat. I don't bleed blue, green, orange, red or yellow. I ride what works. But I just don't see any of the Japanese companies breaking out of the cheap dual sport box.

This isn't something I learned on the Internet. I rode (and still ride) KTM back to back with other bikes to decide. But if something comes along better........
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:24 AM   #326
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With Honda entering the Paris to Dakar this year there MIGHT be some hope. They can use that entry as a development mule and share some of that technology with a production model...
One can hope! Been a LONG time since I've owned a Honda
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:50 AM   #327
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My honda 450X may be heavy and out-dated, but its alot less dusty when you're always way out in front . . .

I like riding with comperable orange bikes(300 2ST thru 525 4ST). Its always fun knowing that you have just a little bit more than the guy riding next to you and can pull away at any time. Its kindof like a cat toying with a mouse thing I guess.
Really? Not saying you're wrong, but I would be surprised if a CRF450x would pull away at any time from a KTM 300 2T or a KTM open class thumper.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:03 AM   #328
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Really? Not saying you're wrong, but I would be surprised if a CRF450x would pull away at any time from a KTM 300 2T or a KTM open class thumper.
Ok, so I've only been able to easily pull away from the last dozen or so KTMs ive ridden with(Ive only had it a couple of months). Im only talkin about bikes WITHOUT an unlimited build up budget here. And Im not sure if you payed any attention to the last baja 1000, but i believe honda was almost an hour faster than the closest KTM, sorry.

For comparison, I also own and ride a KTM 380 2ST. The Honda has way more useable power and still nimble enough for 5MOH(look it up).

And yes, this is a Honda thread. Its ok. Im used to people complaining about my bike, but its really hard to hear them when you're out in front!
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:21 AM   #329
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Johnny Campbell is here!

Curious what it took to keep a 450x running for 40k miles. Do tell.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:08 AM   #330
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Curious what it took to keep a 450x running for 40k miles. Do tell.
40,000 miles divided by 750 hours = 53.33 miles per hour. Maybe it is Johnny, those are Baja numbers.

Either that or he used it for highway commuting.
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