AR-NWA ADV BS thread

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Elvis70, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    The deal is already done, as I understand. KTM now owns Husky. (Or more accurately, a holding company owned by the guy who owns KTM now owns Husky.) I wonder if they are just going to shut it down, being a competitor and all. i can't see any economic sense in KTM continuing to build a brand that competes with it. Or maybe it's just a play for the Indian market. In any case, not good news. BMW was never really serious about Husky, and now they are getting out of the off road business altogether.
  2. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Not saying necessarily that it's a POS, keep in mind they built GS 650 motors in China for a while as well. Obviously, part of the reason Euro bikes cost more is because the labor is so high. Building stuff in China doesn't equate to junk so long as what's being built there is carefully monitored.

    Just understand what the Terra is. Heck, your Jap bike probably has half it's parts made in China. The company we used over in China to build our paintball loaders also made Yamaha levers in the very same factory.
  3. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I'm pretty sure they plan on keeping Husky going. I think it is a Bajaj move to get more manufacturing. Husky's never really been much competition, they sold about a tenth of what KTM does. A lot of KTM's growth can be attributed to the Indian market and I imagine the Husky brand will grow for the same reason. India will soon be the most populous country in the world so they have a huge market.
  4. Mister D

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  5. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    Duane, I could get a spongebob tag in my driveway..

    would that count?

    :D
  6. Mister D

    Mister D Long timer

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    IDK, is spongebob on Sesame Street? I'm not too up on the kids' tv. I sure would like it if you did actually find something so those whiners would shutup. Since I started playing again recently, they have complained about two out of three tag items I've picked. Thinking next time I will just tag a stop sign or maybe some asphalt.
  7. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    Ive been looking around, not finding what I want... the count, or cookie monster.

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  8. Vinduroman

    Vinduroman Been here awhile

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    Awwww quit 'yer whinin'. :rofl

    Scheduled to work Saturdays since the first of January... won't be off the 6 day work week until the end of March. (Unless they annull the train... highly unlikely.) Didn't get home from work last night until 10 PM. (11.5 hours for the shift if we're counting). Starting Monday I'll have a 13 day stretch without a day off. Typically been working 55+ hours per week... sometimes into the 60+ hour range. I expect to turn in 70+ hours Monday week. Oh... and I'll be 61 years old next month.

    Soooo... if you're a white male: Working for living costs 'ya. But, I knew the job was dangerous when I took it. Besides, they don't give retirements away, you have to earn them.

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  9. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    yeah that makes sense, I have never seen anyone NON-white over 61 working.

    :rofl

    damnit Andre..

    :D

  10. Mister D

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    Hey, there's a tag idea right there....
    :lol3
  11. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    wouldnt be hard to find around here.
  12. tcourdin

    tcourdin Resident Spooner

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    Thanks! It was great meeting you, your wife and Jtwest! We had a great evening out there, we will be seeing a lot of that place I'm sure.
  13. Mister D

    Mister D Long timer

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    Might be too hard for those idiots in the tag game.
  14. MountainMoto

    MountainMoto Ain't Life Grand

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    We should build custom ADV bikes in AR (with some chinese parts of course)--an Ozark 650 tenere since yammie won't come through.

  15. mouthfulloflake

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    :rofl

    you are most likely correct.





  16. DrLewall

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    pay back for all the trips back to the "Mutha" land :rofl
  17. stuckin

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    If any of u guys are really bored and looking to get out of the house i am in the drive way soon trying to figure out some dirt bike stuff. Carb and chain stuff on some new to us bikes. Got a couple not running right.

    stuck
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    Wish I was closer, I'd stick that spring on for you.
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    Anybody know anything about speedway tools. I need to find a new drive wheel for my wire feed. Cant find much about them except negative reviews regarding shipments
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    stuckin Been here awhile

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    Spring is in. new springs in the front. hole new bike now