100,000 mile club

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by MY ADV, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. MY ADV

    MY ADV "ZERO.. POINT.. ZERO"

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    I finally hit one of the great miles stones in my motorcycling life. I reached 100,000 miles on the same bike that I bought brand new with only 5 miles on the speedo. It rolled over at 100,000 when I was leading a group of riders on day 1 of my yearly NW Oregon Adventure Ride. And it just so happened to be that the owner of Gresham KTM who sold me the bike was along for the ride.
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  2. kdscoates

    kdscoates Long timer

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    awesome!! :clap
    I am at 40,000 and plan on also riding it to 100,000 ++++
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  3. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Congratulations, and thanks again for a great ride.

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  4. killurtv

    killurtv free range moron

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    Nice work!!! looks like I need more saddle time, I bought my 07 in June of 08 and only have 34,000 on it. That is an impressive amount of riding you have there in a short time.:clap
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  5. gpthis

    gpthis Been here awhile

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    Well done!!
    We all know the twin can do miles like that,and it's good to toot your own horn !!!! Hats offffffff to you.
    she looks stock? Many more happy (s)miles.
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  6. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    I'm 1/10 of the way there. I'm not too proud of how little I've been riding lately.:fitz
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  7. Sporting Wood

    Sporting Wood I

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    I only know of 2 others up there. Pyndon and that Texas Limey Antware... and the radio played. I'm only at 32k in 6 years...small kids... tooo much work...
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  8. zorchdog

    zorchdog Adventurer

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    You have to throw CJracer in the mix. That man rides!
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  9. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    I forgot to ask: How many more miles do you expect to roll over before the kitchen is done. :D
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  10. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    In those 100k miles, can you list the issues you faced in order to get her mechanicaly sound again?

    Just to clear some myths around this bike!
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  11. Crashed Bad

    Crashed Bad Big man, little bike

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    That's a lot of tires!
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  12. bloc

    bloc Been here awhile

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    Yeah.. if you have time, I'm sure a few of us would like some more details on what you've run into.

    Original engine build? Head work from valves getting out of adjustable range? How many clutches? fuel pumps? suspension service?

    Congrats on the milestone.. I hope to be there one day.
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  13. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Good on ya! :clap
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  14. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    Or perhaps a little of both as evidence proves. Who knew what potential the 9xx's had so early on... when we all jumped into ownership with both feet? And how many moments wasted worrying about how an aggressive design could last as long as it could and play as hard as it does.

    I can official wipe away the guilt I feel when adding up the insignificant slab tally on my speedo... merely because my 950 is just so much fun to ride, regardless of how much lower the precious miles are actually spent spinning the back tire through nasty rock washes,sandy ruts and creek crossings.

    The KTM 9xx is truly KING of the Adventure bike.

    And long live the KING.
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  15. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    He is set at 19" and put on at least 150 more miles that day, and well over 200 the next.
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  16. MY ADV

    MY ADV "ZERO.. POINT.. ZERO"

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    Mort, Plans for the new kitchen are being drawn up. Looks like I&#8217;m going to have to stretch at least 150K out of the old 950.

    If you add the 19" wheel factor, which I think is .06, then actually I'm at 106,500. But who's counting and who cares. I just love this bike and love to ride. :clap
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  17. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    Congrats on the epic miles. This is what BMW never wanted to hear:ear
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  18. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    Now that's funny! :rofl

    With the digital dash they have to actually ask you how many miles are on the bike, they can't just peek to see your milage ranking!

    What you left out was the huge smiles per mile factor of your achievement.

    Congrats!

    Oh yeah, I just gotta ask: What kind of oil did you use?!:rofl
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  19. Joe

    Joe Debaser

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    100,000 miles and with a stock seat :eek1
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  20. MY ADV

    MY ADV "ZERO.. POINT.. ZERO"

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    An 'S' model steat at that, I didnt want the cut down 05.5 seat that it came with so I switched it out for the larger curb. I still have to sand up after about 100 miles to get the blood flowing.
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