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Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by RickB1975, Apr 20, 2015.
Y u think i am getting dr650 ? The ktm is good , just dont break anything. ..
Some older AA guy raced tough like RORR on one just like that
And he made the main event
Yes. Just like any other accident, if your insurance doesn't cover it then you're on the hook for the bill.
Well I had this stupid thought in my head today as well that when I get a new bike to get another set of wheels and dirt tars on them. Pretty sure I'll just stick to my crappy shinkos on alum wheels and continue to pass those pesky BMW's and KTM's on the spring ride. ( I still really want a 1090 )
I called about a 2014 leftover with a stupid low price on it but they wanted to give me $500 for my Strom and not a penny more. I kinda laughed it was so insulting. I told them I have offers already for over $3k and they told me to strip all the extras, sell on ebay and bring them the bare bike.
Today I worked on the Why-Zee. New tires, tubes, oil, oil filter, brake pads and I cleaned the air filter. I also pressure washed it before hand cause the last time I didn't and it left 20 pounds of dirt in my shop. I'm also pretty sure it's catch fire this weekend.
It's easily said. But I go on rides that are several thousands of miles long. I put 4K miles on the Strom this summer in just over 2 weeks. It's just not the kind of thing most guys do on KTMs. And if they do, on any bike, it's not the kind of riding that needs the extra power, suspension, or a class A enduro rider. I wouldn't ride any big bike like Chris Birch rides that big KTM on any trip if I'm alone and miles from civilization. Why would I pay twice the price for the KTM if the Strom can do what I need it to do.
If this makes you feel better about not owning a KTM,that’s great.
That was my friend Rob Trout and he's not AA, but he is a hell of a rider. He races A SR 45+ in the enduros. He's not that damn old Ivan, haha. I can't remember if he truly made the main, but I know he didn't run it.
Say that to Jeff....
I don’t get the need to justify why so and so doesn’t ride xxx brand or yyy brand sucks etc
I get whatever bike moves my soul and for me that’s always been a euro bike for some reason
I don’t sit here and try to justify why I ride what I ride.
Life’s too short not to get what you like or want.
And I won’t try and justify why my choice is better than yours.
I here ya- But I just can't get past the name "gas gas". Which sucks becuse I really like the bikes, I love the trials Gasser I've been renting and Frank's trials Gasser is pretty sweet- and The Dealer I want to supoort (Matto) is a gas gas dealer - but that FUCKING name I hate! Kinda like dating a girl and loving everything about her- but she has a god awful annoying laugh-
I'm pretty fucked up.....
Jumping Jack Flash....
It’s a Gas Gas gas
That’s my MO.
Just ride the fucking think.
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The name Gas Gas literally means "to gas it" (to accelerate, give it the gas, turn the throttle - to go faster.) The Gas Gas founders have, at times, expressed misgivings about the chosen name inasmuch as that name causes confusion outside Spain. Others have joked that Gas Gas are so good that they had to name them twice. The slogan "Gas Gas = Fast Fast" was used by the US importer, Gas Gas North America, from 1999–2002 to try to help people understand the unique name
I actually feel better knowing that I do not own a KTM.
I never said KTM sucks or that my V-Strom was intrinsically better. I did say it was better for what I do with it. I do not haul the V-Strom to Colorado to ride it. If I want to ride in Colorado, I'll ride the bike to Colorado. When I was in Labrador I did not see a single KTM dealership. Every town had a Yamaha dealership and most bigger towns had a Suzuki/Kawasaki/Honda dealership. I would have felt a bit more uncomfortable taking that trip knowing I'd be over 1000 miles to any sort of dealership support if it was needed. The KTM is the better off-road bike, I'm not going to argue that. It's a big dirtbike and I'm sure it's a blast to ride. My V-strom is probably slightly more comfortable on the street for long rides. I can run it on sketchy 89 octane fuel and it doesn't blink. I'm not here to justify anything, I chose the big Suzuki because it was a better bike for ME. I could have owned a KTM if I wanted it. I love my V-Strom, I'd love a KTM Adventure as well, but if I had to chose, even if they were the same price, I'd chose the V-Strom. Most would probably choose differently, but I am not most.
All good points and I respect your opinion
The riding to Colorado
I’d rathe trailer out and get to the good stuff ASAP
I understand what you're saying. I owned a few ktm's and they were all fun. I think they are designed to appeal to a more aggressive rider, kinda like the Ford Raptor versus the Land Rover. Both will get you there, one is more of a hot rod, the other a bit more refined and comfortable.
I ride my honda AT better than i rode my ktm 950, not because it's a better bike, just because it fits me better. That's the only reason i bought the beta, lower seat height and lower center of gravity, which works better for me. i have absolutely no brand loyalty whatsoever, but you'll never see me on a bmw...just sayin
Happy Friday the 13th....
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