Adventurizing a KTM 500exc for RTW Riding

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by rtwpaul, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. AdvMoto18

    AdvMoto18 NORDO Supporter

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    My 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser (BJ74) RH drive is my daily driver in the US. I actually prefer driving from the right side of the vehicle on the right side of the road. Makes going around tight RH curves a breeze.

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    Note my Backcountry 30 duffle is a perfect compliment.
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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    The interior colour co-ordination is perfect. Great job on finding a Yota to match! :thumb
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    Al, I know they are rather common down there...
    But not here, they were never imported.
    Mine had 68,000Km on the clock when I bought it 2 years ago. A farmer in Japan used it for his daily driver from his house to his rice field 1Km away.

    It took a while to find one to match my Mosko Moto luggage:D
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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Well done Bill!
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    spaceman_spiff Long timer

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    So back to adventurizing a 500 exc.....
    Geez you chatty Cathy's
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  7. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    a couple times, he also repeats that many times in his blogs ect, always saying packing is a personal thing.
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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    LOL, FFS are you for real?

    Awe geez, whos winding up the crank handle?

    Is it that some are easily offended or like to make some drama of it?

    Here you go guys (or girly blokes), how do you think the tools in the bash plate tool box will fair? Now with all those bags im sure Paul could muster up one for the tools! Uh oh nooo, egad! :lol3

    FFS, i LOVE Pauls bike. i love Pauls setup. I love Pauls Mosko Moto luggage. (Prick, wish i hadit!) I love how Paul has bought out the bag company! I love...I love....Awe geez i love Paul. Heed da man!

    When Paul comes past my joint in Straya, im gonna throw bags at him. Not roses, not chocolates (candy to you northern hemiqueer tards) but bags!!!

    Get a bag up ya! :lol3

    PS:- Paul, bring some poo tickets unless you want a fight. If you want a fight, make sure you have a handbag, actually a dry sack will do. Its all in the swing!

    Luv ya’s!

    Al.
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  9. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    The Mosko bags he’s running the R80 V3 Revolvers are now available for the low low price of $745 USD.
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    Requiem84 Riding around the world @gravelforbreakfast.com

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    Now that the pissing contest is over, can we get back to discussing a KTM 500 EXC motorbike?
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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Eh, get a life Reqe! :D
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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Hi skibum69. Thats something like $1,300 buy the time i get it.
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    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Yup, it’s $1000 CDN for me before shipping.
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    All good things come to pass...when one chills.
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    AdvMoto18 NORDO Supporter

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    Just think, ~20 years ago, they would not even have been available for purchase outside the US.
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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Less than that Bill.
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    Indeed.

    I actually meant most things produced on another continent weren't available for purchase until the "global economy" took off in the mid-90s. Before that, it was just village, regional and country economies/markets for the most part. Purchasing and consuming products that were available and/or at hand within those markets.

    Today, I order my KTM 500 fuel tank neck filters from Australia, over the internet, and FedEx delivers them in ~7 days.

    That was unheard of 25 years ago.

    No way could Paul have tricked his 500 out as is today without the "global market" and the ability to deliver goods quickly and efficiently internationally.

    Albeit, not so inexpensively. Yet, most of the markup is derived from one's home country import tariffs. And sadly, fullfillment centers charge a handsome premium to ship internationally since FedEx, UPS and/or DHL serve as their customs broker and charge and additional premium for the service.
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    Still are good deal and actually an investment with a very good ROI. They've need some repairs along the way, but the damage was always rider induced.

    My Reckless 80 V1 and V2 are still going strong. They've been on the following motos: KTM 350, 500, 690 and BMW R1200GSA and GS.
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    I plan on buying a set if I ever get back to work.
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    I hope to get a set if/when we can once again travel!

    Paul told me he is riding figure 8s in the back yard waiting for the borders to open. He probably doesn't his RTW kit for that trip!:D
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