Another New Guy - Duluth MN

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by KTMSAM, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. KTMSAM

    KTMSAM Been here awhile

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    Hey guys/ladies,
    I just wanted to introduce myself since I am new here and recently joined the adventure club. I have been riding for many years now and just traded my 2008 KTM Super Duke for a 2012 Adventure. I have only ridden it 150 miles before we got snow and I put it in my friends garage for the winter. I'm not new to KTM's, but the Adventure is definitely different and I'm really looking forward to adding fun accessories, learning more about the bike and what people like to do to them, and then stacking the miles on next year. Until then, I plan to spend a bunch of evenings on here chatting with all of you about the machines we know and love and then we can hopefully ride together some day.
    The old machine:
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    My new love:
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  2. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    Welcome.

    You live in the heart of supreme dual sport country. Lucky you.

    Check out the central region for some really great local events. CADVR is a must. :1drink

    Wisconsin also has a pretty damn capable orange crush asylum to rely on for expertise and parts.
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  3. KTMSAM

    KTMSAM Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I was just looking through both of those areas and it made me very anxious for spring to come. I have explored a lot of the paved roads in the area for many years, but there are 20x more dirt/forest roads and trails that I have never seen, so it was time to make a change in machine.
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  4. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    Lets go ride... in 6 months :rofl
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  5. KTMSAM

    KTMSAM Been here awhile

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    Count me in! :nod
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  6. jas123

    jas123 Been here awhile

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    I have a superduke also, that I could never get rid of. Also picking up an 990 Adventure in the spring.
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  7. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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    Better yet, take a road trip...and the money you've saved over to Craigs place (CJ designs) in Wisconsin.
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  8. KTMSAM

    KTMSAM Been here awhile

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    That's an excellent idea, I have been looking at many of the parts that he offers and plan to do some business with him soon
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  9. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    Tech weekend for the win.
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  10. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Congrats and Welcome to the OC. :freaky

    I see people are already talking shit behind my back..... :lol3
    Thanks guys.


    Please check out our events page. Always great to see new faces take part.

    If you're ever in the area drop me a line.

    See you on the trails,
    Craig
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  11. KTMSAM

    KTMSAM Been here awhile

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    Thanks Craig! I have been admiring your products for many months now, so maybe I will have to save up a few extra dollars and go pick up the stuff personally. I'm sure you have a list of items that would look and work great on a brand new Adventure.:deal
    I will certainly let you know as the spring arrives

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  12. Ramv

    Ramv Been here awhile

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    Sharp bike(s)!

    Great part of the world too. Beautiful county and some nice lakes!


    Enjoy the new toy!
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  13. Hipster

    Hipster Long timer

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  14. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    "KTM-- who makes that?": someone asked me that exact question at a gas station in Laramie one time.

    It was a struggle to be diplomatic.

    Sam, you live in a really appealing place-- I've always wanted to ride up the North Shore toward Grand Marais. Been to The Last Place on Earth, though. :evil

    Nice ride-- enjoy it.

    Welcome aboard.
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  15. KTMSAM

    KTMSAM Been here awhile

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    Thanks Guys, I'm pumped to finally have another dirt friendly bike and now I don't have to compromise highway ability either.
    I have people all the time ask me who makes KTM, so I figured it was fitting. If anyone tries to guess, the most common answer is Kawasaki.... Why? Because it has a K in it?! So I might have to buy the sticker that spells out KTM's abbreviations and has a map of Austria on it. But it's funny to talk to those people

    I hope to meet up with many KTM Adv guys in the area once spring comes
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  16. GSingWI

    GSingWI Been here awhile

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    Welcome!

    If you need farkles....CJ is the man! Went to the tech weekend this past summer at his place. Going to try and make it again this year.

    I'm just a bit south of you, but ride in your neck of the woods all the time in the summer. I've got an Adventure and a Super Enduro and always looking to ride with some new faces. Hope to see you on the trail.
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  17. KTMSAM

    KTMSAM Been here awhile

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    I will definitely be getting some CJ farkles as the winter goes on. If we can round up some people in the area to ride to the tech weekend together, that would be good times. Once the spring arrives, I want to plan an adventure ride north of here to explore the land that I haven't been able to before, I will let you know if that works out.

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  18. zeegman

    zeegman Been here awhile

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    Welcome New Guy,

    check out this ride report to see what the mighty 990 is capable of in the hands of amazing people.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=817794&page=2

    Also make sure you come out to the 2013 KTM rally in Colorado around mid September.

    It will be epic and you will meet awesome people (like CJ and others) who know what KTM means (even if we can't pronounce it)!! Hey we should have a contest at the rally for who can pronounce the real KTM name properly.

    Mike Z
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  19. KTMSAM

    KTMSAM Been here awhile

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    I would love to make it to the KTM rally, but I don't know if I will be able to since I am taking a vacation to ride to Pikes Peak to watch the hill climb at the end of June... Though it would be awesome to meet a bunch of guys like myself out there
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  20. Duke78

    Duke78 Been here awhile

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    Sweet Ride (both of them). I did the same as U a 3 years ago, only in LC4 :D But next year I'm going LC8 :clap
    KTM Rulez!
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