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. maxjett

    maxjett Biketrader

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    I'm with her you don't the 950SM so sell it to me!
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  2. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Some of the most memorable times I have had in my life were riding with my son...hours together and you aren't being some boring ole dad, something in common years later...he loved my KTM too, by the way..
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  3. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    My SM is my dream bike:

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  4. bajarider1

    bajarider1 Adventurer

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    I am all for the 1 woman 3 bikes. They are easier to maintain and cost less over the long run!
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  5. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    I thought most blokes just ignored those remarks until they finally gave up and moved onto the next thing, like the lawns don't get mowed enough. So you need reasons.


    1. There's seven days in a week, so your four bikes short.

    2. KTM's are known to be unreliable so you need the third as a back up.

    3. You suffer from OCD and can't help yourself, but three bikes are cheaper than ten years of therapy.
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  6. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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  7. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Maybe this? (NSFW)
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  8. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Yup that's the reasons right there And all vary valid. Hard to argu with how to drawings
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  9. Guano11

    Guano11 Behind Bars....

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    As I recall, Cycle World's Peter Egan said the minimum / optimum number of bikes an enthusiast ought to have is FIVE - then went on to justify his assertion. Citing this renowned expert in the field, however, rarely (actually never) convinces Guanowife......
    It helps that even collectively, my bikes aren't worth all that much. And since her daily driver is a noisy 17yr old Toyota pushing 200K, It'd be tough to justify adding a $25K K1600GT or a more reliable version of my '04 950ADV to the stable.

    But I'm working' it.......:evil
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  10. It'sNotTheBike

    It'sNotTheBike Banned

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    The above is the winner in the "classic British understatement" category :-)



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  11. Falcon4

    Falcon4 Adventurer

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    There is that awesome bike again...
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  12. whitewater18

    whitewater18 funhog

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    I even sold a snowmobile and she still doesn't want me to have a 3rd bike!!
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  13. Orange Toaster

    Orange Toaster Been here awhile

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    Strictly speaking the Adv is no street bike, it is for off road use. Mount nobbies if she does not buy it. One down.
    Also the two KTM's are too uncomfortable for riding two-up, so you'll need the Kwak to ride with her (hope she is pillion or the argument falls). Two down.
    You'll need the SM for solo riding on street (as the Adv is for off road).

    Problem solved. If not, get her to get a license and give her the Kwak. Soon she'll be lusting after the SM. Give her that and upgrade to the new 1290 Super Duke.

    Good luck
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    OT.
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  14. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    Dangggg . . . I like the way you think!

    Unfortunately . . . I just shot myself in the foot . . . . added a windshield on the SM for the highway . . . . which is why I had the V. She doesn't ride anymore . . .

    I did get her a Library card for Valentines day . . . . that should buy me some good willll:evil

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  15. HellSickle

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    I fired up all three bikes today. The 300 got the new top end with a high compression head. Holy shit but it goes when it gets on the pipe! Every time I start thinking I should replace two bikes with one, I ride each one and realize how much fun each of them is in its own particular way.

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  16. mcmann

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  17. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Mine is plated :evil You're just living in the wrong state.

    It's been a long time since I've had a paddle tire, but I'm going to get one for the 300 and take a trip to some big dunes in Utah. That motor just begs to be pinned, and you can't do it anywhere else for more than a few seconds.
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  18. DirtJack

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    Mine's plated too. Get's some real looks when they realize what it is.
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  19. syzygy9

    syzygy9 Been here awhile

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    Mcmann, the fact that you are retired and still out their 'living' and not sitting in front of a box watching daytime TV and eating cookies while waiting to die, answers your question. Anything that keeps you out there, thinking, doing stuff, enjoying life is easily justified.

    Hell, how else am I going to justify $2G on panniers and farkles for the one trip per year I have the time to do!

    Don't underestimate the benefits to your sanity!
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  20. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    XR650R + 990A = as good as it gets for me for a while..!
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