Does your KTM's stablemate suck?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by slowinfastout, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    I don't think so... go together in a Hansel and Gretel sort of way for those of you who appreciate aesthetics. Finally found an R90S - the 'bike I never had'. Score!

    It needs work - hasn't run since 2003, but it's all there and just needs some care. Sorry Beemakilla - this one doesn't need to be killed...

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  2. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    Great. Now I need to find a Norton project!
  3. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    That's would be cool, plus it's good for the economy... starts a whole new obsession and more expensive googling...
  4. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    I'm not sure .....but I think I see a spot under the KLR....No, my mistake....must have been a fly just passing through! Nice Shop!!!
  5. Mosseltje

    Mosseltje Alive

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    For the nasty stuff 1 cylinder is all you need.

    My Husaberg FE570
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    I was supposed to sell my Super Enduro when I bought my Husaberg.
    But I really could not separate from this wonderfull bike. It is just too much fun.
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    But driving the two bikes above is always a big risk. A risk for getting dirty as I cannot keep myself away from mud and dirt roads. So I needed something which is no fun at all driving offroad.
    Heavy as hell, bad suspension, no breaking power but the sound of 6 cylinders makes me smile all the times.
    My Honda CBX 1000 Z
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  6. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Trying to not suck
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  7. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    i think I've got the best of everything covered with my stablemates:D
  8. Norton guy

    Norton guy Serial bike owner

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    The The two Benelli / Montgomery Wards 'Giro bikes and the Norton are getting along quite well with the KTM thank you , and no I don't think they suck .:clap

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  9. 5 speed

    5 speed Been here awhile

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    LOVE THIS THREAD!!! Yes the Maico 490 Mega 2 is a peach. I had a 450 M1 and my buddy had a 490. They are truly beastly motors putting out as much HP as bikes today. My 450 had the crank balanced and it was actually a bit better so we put in the 490 frame.

    The key with these B*&## ards was understanding the starting drill and having to stand on the left side sucked monkey balls. The kickstarter pawls would round off and if the bike backfired, it would kill the coil (at least on mine). However they hold a dear place in my heart.

    Wouldnt mind owning one now. Course I wouldnt mind one of everything!!!! :clap
  10. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    Does it suck, that is...

    2011 690 Enduro R followed me home.

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    Got a fantastic deal - 1750 km, still under warranty - couple of scratches from one BC trail ride. Only damage - bent rear brake lever. I'll get a nice billet replacement.
    So far, so good. First back roads ride this Sunday.
    :ricky
  11. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Nope -

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  12. spsduc

    spsduc spsduc

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  13. VOLdog

    VOLdog Been here awhile

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    Not perfected the pic loading just yet !!
    http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t425/voldog/moto/071.jpg :D
  14. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    :drif
  15. Splisken

    Splisken I'm not dead yet...

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    What better to keep a KTM company than another KTM...you decide which one is the stable mate though technically the EXC came first. The only sucking here is in fuel and air! :ricky

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonvshields/1525544778/

    ...and i second the immediately above thought :eek2 wow...so clean!
  16. Mosseltje

    Mosseltje Alive

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    I know, but it really sucks offroad. :muutt
  17. 5 speed

    5 speed Been here awhile

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    I have always liked the looks of my 08 530 best until I saw this baby!!!! Its HOT!!!!!:clap
  18. Martynho

    Martynho No more Chilegringo.

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    She may only be a humble Honda Storm, but she certainly does not suck. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome my son George to the ADV Rider fold. He is 18 this week and now eligible for his Chilean driving licence :clap

    I cant wait to get out on the road with him. Looks like the 990 will be taking a well earned rest for a wee while. :rofl

    Hopefully we can graduate him onto something a bit bigger in time for the Ushuaia trip next January.

    Happy days :D

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  19. dheimer

    dheimer Burnin' fossil fuels

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    Some of you know me and I have ridden with for years. For those that don't.....My name is Dave Heimer, and Im in Boise. Prior to that I was in N. Ca. I have been a sport bike guy for 20 years. Not long after moving to Boise, I decided to try more dual sport and found that I enjoyed it as much if not more than my sport bikes. I started slowly selling off the sport bikes that I found I was no longer riding.......It was quite the little collection. Last year I put up my two last sport bikes, An Aprilia Futura, and a Aprilia Colin Edwards replica to help pay for my newest acquisition a KTM 990 ADV. Sold the Futura and decided to keep the Edwards.
    Now due to recent life changes, I was forced to sell the Edwards as well.
    Here is a pic taken an hr. before the new owner picked her up. Had to take her out for one last ride around Boise.

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    She will be missed.
  20. RENCRN8

    RENCRN8 Been here awhile

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    My new to me 2006 950 Adv won't be home for a few more weeks. I know moving and changing families can be stressful...... This is the support system that awaits her..... Varying levels of suckage.....

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