KTM 500exc RTW...on as much dirt as possible

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  1. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    A decade of collecting worldwide offroad routes and tracks from research and speaking with other riders is making this ride happen.

    The premise is simple: take a KTM 500exc RTW on as much dirt as possible...

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    ...and put a huge dent in this

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  2. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    And it starts...
    Nice to get on board on day 1 of your ride report.
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    Anthiron Hell hath no fury like a womans scorn for Sega

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    SlowMovinDream Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    firecrotch Been here awhile

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    In on the first page! Almost as exciting as the ride itself. Almost …
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  17. trailrider77

    trailrider77 Been here awhile

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    If you decide to travel thru Texas and need a free garage todo some
    Maintenance let me know. I have a 2015 500 xcw and want to build it for TAT and BDRs. I am following your build out for guidance.
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  19. advrockrider

    advrockrider Been here awhile

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    Love my 500, do you have a build thread? What GPS are you using? Can't wait...
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    Does he have a build thread... :jjen
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