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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by giddyupgirl, Jun 12, 2005.
Hey, welcome gals!
Any other female KTM 640 (and up) adventure riders out there??
Does my 1150GS count?
Well, for displacement it counts,of course, but I was primarilly curious about KTM adventure riders...I see there are a LOT of Beemer riders...wondering about the KTM "minority..."..and no, I have nothing against Beemers!
Ya know, after I posted I re-read your post and realized that you were looking for KTM-specific bikes. Oh well - it's all about the two wheels, isn't it?
I was just trying to get an idea of how many female KTM Adventure riders were out there...curiosity..that's all...as I said..lots-o-Beemer riders...not many large displacement KTMs.
I am jazzed when I hear of gals riding ANYTHING with 2 wheels!!!
If I were tall enough to straddle the 640, I'd have one. (Hubby has one and loves it.) As it is I settled for a KLR650. Don't feel bad about scratching that one up, either.
I also have a KTM 400EXC for the single-track workout.
Hi ladies, girls, & women,
I ride a '97 bmw f650 & love it on and off road. I drool over the GS's too, but I'm not quite ready for the bigger machine yet. So glad to see all the women on this thread enjoying their rides!!
Has that bike seen anything more than a two track? Looks pretty clean and those look like 50/50 tires? Throw some real tires on it and get it grubby, now that would be an adventure.
Hmmm..Sounds like a bit of a taunt... This isn't jomomma! :)
Why, yes, since you asked... it HAS done more than two track!!
I had just gotten the bike in this pic, those were the stock tires..
So it was clean, pristine and virginal... not yet "deflowered"
I have since put Conti TKC 80 twinduro tires on it, (60 % off, 40% on) upgraded to a Big Gun exhaust, re jetted, put a PIAA halogen, etc. and have scratched and dirtied the hell out of it on and off road.
THAT IS WHAT IT IS FOR and THAT IS WHY I BOUGHT IT !!! :)
Trust me:After riding 30 + years..on and off road..I think I have an idea of what an "adventure" is when I encounter/create one!
(Ya' sure don't need an "Adventure" bike to have an "Adventure"!!)
Enjoy, fellow female riders..whatever and where ever you ride!!!
YAY!! The 400 ROCKS!!! AND, My name is ALSO Lory!
The 640 seat height is only 2.2 " taller than the KLR...but I realize that 2.2 INCHES feels equivelent to 2.2 FEET in seat height!!
(sorta like "dog years-vs-human years!")
I also borrow the BF's EXC 400 for the tight stuff... great bike !!
But the 640 can go nearly anywhere..just not nearly as light and "flickable" as the 400.. I would LOVE to have a 400,too,. but I can only afford one bike, so since I like long distance on/off riding/touring, I sold 2 bikes and bought the 640! KLR's are great bikes,too...I don't think you "settled" at all!
They are Bullet proof, reliable,versatile and easy to get parts for....and, yes, more affordable...the KTM destroyed my finances!!
..And BTW.. I have scratched the hell out of the 640..after the first scratch was out of the way, it wasn't as painful!! ( It IS a dirt bike, afterall..a BIG dirt bike!)
Glad more of you gals are out there!
No problem. Just wanted to see if I could get a rise out of you. You're not the only fecal aggitator around here. Happy trails and post the dirty bike pictures!!!! Nice ride by the way.
No offense taken..your post just seemed a little "jomomma- esque"!!
Dirty bike pics are forthcoming...not so easy to load pics here with the
antique, hamster powered computer I have..
...and a "techno-tard" at the helm (me)!
"Keep the rubber side vertical"!!!!
I tried hard to get my KLR dirty today, but that meant hitting some two track (i'm not sure if there's an official name for that? Its wider than a single track, but not at all wide enough for a 4 x 4) Anyway, it worked, I didn't fall over and the bike has a fresh patina of mud
Any dual sport women riders in eastern washington? I'm new to this (but ride a street bike and scooter already). Any riders groups that don't mind an occasional newbie. I'm comfortable doing most things on my own but figure I should learn a few things before heading off into the wild blue yonder solo when it comes to this type of "adventure".....any advice would be more than welcome.
I am in the Golden state , but have ridden in Wash..BEAUTIFUL!
(especially Palouse..the falls blew my mind!)
This is a good place to start..but BEWARE of "jomomma!"
That. Is. Awesome.
I already posted to this thread a few months ago, but last month I bought my first dual-sport. It's little, but it's a lot of fun
If I may say so ...
this thread rocks.
I will disturb no more ...
Thanks Gwen, that really means a lot coming from you! Youre one of my heros While I was following your cross-county trip here on ADVrider, it only made me realize that pretty soon Ill have to quit my job and take a few months off to tour this wonderful country of ours. Its women like you that inspire me to follow my dreams, I just wish I could wrench on my bikes like you
Congrats on the XT! Looking forward to seeing it in future reports!