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Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by mrt10x, Oct 5, 2010.
One thing to consider in the Husky vs KTM discussion is the availability of aftermarket parts and support from dealers. I learned this lesson with my Husaberg, and that bike is 90% KTM, but finding an aftermarket gas tank for it is a nightmare. The KTM will just have WAY more options than the Husky. Only way a I would buy the Husky over the KTM is if there were some good discounts available.
Don't confuse me with logic.
Husky has a good selection of aftermarket parts, especially compared to my bike (a dutch guy hand welds the only tank available for mine.) Husky is seeing a 16% sales growth last year thanks to the fact they are now owned by BMW, so the selection is only going to get better. Also, if I am not mistaken, they were smart and make most of the parts fit across the entire TE line (350, 449,511)
Anyway, I have never liked the argument about aftermarket availability. Don't get me wrong, it makes total sense, but taken in the extreme we would all be riding the same make/model bike. :huh
well to be fair your bike was made for ummmmm 1 year And Touratech/safari does make a front tank for your bike too... at least they did for a while.
before discussing a new dirt bike I need to figure out the logistics: Odyssey is toast and my Accord has 247,000 miles, adding a trailer hitch may not be the best option...
So its almost broken in?
Put a hitch on it, drive it easy! Its only a cah
a 350 would be nice!
Buy a truck
made for 1 year, but sold for 3. That tells you how well it sold. Its a shame because it is such an awesome moto.
(The G650x is the first motorcycle I have ever owned that is increasing in worth. I can tell when there is a Siberski Extreme ride report going because I get unsolicited offers to buy my bike sight unseen.)
a guy can dream.
Those automatic trannies are not known for their reliability, towing at 247k will probably kill it.
I'm thinking Ridgeline or Odyssey, my last one (Odyssey) was good to me, totaled (for the second time) @238k and at this point it paid for itself 10x over.
Get one of these babies!
I have a Ridgeline. Fantastic. Only drawback is 18 mpg. I can get 2 bikesin it with no problems. it has a 5000 lb tow rating. if buying used, don't get the first year, the trunks leak. Back seat flips up an out of the way so riding gear goes on the floor, not the seats. Trunk is amazingly large and I can open it when there is a bike in the bed.
I have a 2007 (second year of production) Best vehicle I ever had!!!
So it happened that I stopped by the dealer last night, friendly place, I get deals like no one else :)
they had a minivan, practical side of my brain kicked in so I took a look at it, really good deal, roomy, reliable, boring, little dash indicator was showing 22 mpg average... went home and spent the rest of the night coming up with reasons why I should buy a Ridgeline that gets shitty MPG and costs 3x as much :)
I may still buy that minivan, throwing a hitch on it would be most economical solution
I don't mind jumping on the Honda bandwagon. It was my wife's turn for a new car and she wanted a CRV. I didn't particurally want a soccer mom car, especially since we don't even have kids. I can honestly say that I think its the most practical decision I've made, car wise. Nice mileage, stowage room, AWD, over 200k miles and runs like new. Great cars, great motorcycles, great outboard engines, everything they make is quality.
minivan I looked at was a Toyota Siena, I've owned 4 Toyota's in the past but I have been driving Honda for nearly 2 decades, my past rides are '85 CRX Si, '88 CRX Si, '89 Prelude Si (still in my garage), '92 Acura Vigor (5 cylinder, totaled) '95 Accord (passed on to my mom) '95 Odyssey (best handling minivan EVA! but small) 2000 Odyssey (totaled few month ago with 238K on the clock, still runs and drives but needs airbags)
Advantage of having a soccer mom grocery go-getter is it's practical and I never get tickets with it, was pulled over doing 90+ in the Odyssey through Old Lyme and trooper let me go! Ain't gonna happen when I'm driving my Yellow Prelude, got enough tickets in that to pay for a brand new one :)
Over the last 17 years of marriage we have leased 5 Honda Odysseys, bought a Ridgeline and have owned a 2009 Pilot since new. Never a problem and all pull a trailer fine. The bed of the Ridgeline was a little to small in my opinion for loading anything but my son's small bikes. Don't get me wrong it will hold a big bike, but barely.
As for the Pilot, it's seen snow, sand, mud, and water. It's only 2WD but I've never had the need for a 4WD.
My 08 civic gave me a happy surprise when I discovered it has a timing chain.
My Integra ended up at an Inlaw went 300K as a painters truck
FYI a real VAN like E150 gets like 18 MPG or better
My 2001 does deliver 17 on trips at 70 mph
Other than coils trouble free at 110K
Ridgeline is a pilot. (with a bed & 4WD) Same driveline and cabin. Different 3rd seat area.
I got mine used, w/ 34,000 miles for what I thought was a great price. Check Southern NH,(that's not New Haven) economy for used trucks was way better than CT
well here is an interesting rumor. maybe there won't be any difference soon: