KTM riders: 3 reasons why you should have 3 street bikes?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by mcmann, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    You don't need 3 motorbikes, you only need two and there are two good reasons for that:
    1) 950SE
    2) Hayabusa
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  2. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    it's 3 bikes and 1 wife or 5 bikes and no wife
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  3. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    My wife started to give me grief about all the bicycles and motorcycles I have, told her I'd get rid of the them all but I'd take up smoking drinking and cheating:lol3
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  4. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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    Trying to rationalize owning three bikes sounds like you feel a little guilty about it; Asking others to rationalize three bikes is just showing off :D
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  5. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I agree,humans have lost their ability to live in the present,always saving up and waiting for the day they can really enjoy themselves.For many that day never happens.
    Best to getter done now is what I think. 3 bikes is OK,4 is barely is enough in my shed.
    But not all streetbikes in my case.
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  6. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Wifey says this,wifey says that.
    Guys who make their wife sound like their mom crack me up.
    I like it when a guy will come here to buy a bike,he wants it,hes ready to guy it,but the classic " I gotta see if my wife will let me" comes up. I couldnt bring myself to say such a thing.
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  7. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Having 3 bikes is neat..............as long as they get ridden.
    If I have one that just sits for months I start wondering if it needs to be here.
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  8. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    are 4 street bikes OK?...............
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    Chris
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  9. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    I never asked before I buy. Does that actually work?
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  10. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    A real man would say " Honey, I just bought a 3rd motorcycle. Take your clothes off and wrap yourself in Saran wrap, I'm on the way home"

    ( ... Sure hope no one's wife is reading this :-o )
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  11. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    +1

    That was my motivation for buying the 990. 10 years from now, I know I'll have to start scaling back on some of my riding. Enjoy it while you can, or you will go to your grave with regrets.

    I've chosen to go with the full spectrum:

    2010 990 Adventure - commuting, touring, easy dirt
    2006 450 EXC - Long dual sport rides with knarly single track mixed in
    2011 300 XC-W Light weight 5MOH & trail bike

    Now that I no longer have bikes that require kick start, I am officially old and infirm. :evil

    My wife has as many bikes as I do. I've been told that if she ever sees me use "SWMBO" in a posting, that I will be soundly beaten.

    The day I bought my white/orange 990, I took the wife on a date & bought her something in white/orange to match the bike. Both of them use batteries and have throttle controls.
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  12. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    Don't forget the strawberries:evil
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  13. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    If this is your wife, I'd suggest selling two of the bikes :D
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  14. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Haha truth. I just buy a bike, take it to a buddies house, take it apart and bring it in the garage in pieces. Over the next few months, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a bike magically appears. When asked, I explain it's built from parts.

    Oh and a storage unit:deal
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  15. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Trick learned from MCMANN... find the bike ya want , one that your wife would adamantly oppose ..tell her you are thinking about early retirement...fearing the end to her shoe collection ( Mortimersickle), she gives in without a whimper.

    Beware - if you go ahead and retire anyway, bad JuJu ahead ;-)
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  16. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Yeah, it's better to take the beating from the wife than to say that in front of another living human being.
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  17. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    "See Dear? I told you it would fit. One more bike in the garage, and it is hardly any more crowded.



    "Uh... Dear... why is my KTM all covered with Saran Wrap?"
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  18. sideup

    sideup Been here awhile

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    The last couple years have been an easy sell for me for new bikes and gear. My wife started riding her own bike two years ago and now she is the one suggesting to me we need new farkles and riding gear. She has two bikes and I have three. She wished she would have started riding ten years ago. She loves it.
    On our travels, many riders have told me: "Don't tell your wife, but you are a lucky man.":wink:
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  19. speedygee68

    speedygee68 dirt eater

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    Just last night, I brought home a friends KTM 990 to test out, since he's selling it. Wife wasn't too happy about this. :eek1
    But she knows my plan is to pass on my Husky TE610 to my son so that we could transition from off road to dual sport. As I sit here watching the funeral for Officer Michael Crain, Riverside PD, I realize that life IS too short. There is a saying that, "Life is uncertain, death is not". Gonna have some fun with my boy before he's off to college, military etc. (Sorry if I went all Plato/Aristotle on you guys/gals).
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  20. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutofshape

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    life IS short. go nuts. i have!
    a true lunatic...
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