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New (to me) MotorSikkel

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by cycologic, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. cycologic

    cycologic Registered Member

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    Well, I finally did it. After reviewing threads here and on advrider.com I sprung for my first dual-sport bike. I go and pick her up tomorrow. I'm as anxious as a virgin teen ager in a room full of cheerleaders.

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    2004 KTM 950 Adventure
    30 mm bar riser
    HID Eye of God
    Carbon Fiber tank guards
    Remote trip buttons/console control
    2 12 volt power outlets
    Givi luggage mount system
    Carbon Fiber ducts in windshield to reduce helmet buffeting

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    I am SO looking forward to getting this thing out on the road, be it paved or dirt or sand or mud. To answer the thought on some of your minds: Yes, I fully expect to dent it, scratch it and tear something up.
     
  2. nc87k5

    nc87k5 3/4 ton status

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    sweet! be safe.
     
  3. cycologic

    cycologic Registered Member

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    First stop with it is a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course to polish up on safe riding habits. It's been a while for me, so I fully intend to do just what you recommended: be safe.
     
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    nc87k5 3/4 ton status

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    I need to take a riding course also. I've never had a bike until September and I do really ok with it, but could always make room for improvement. I've got about 8 more months on my permit and I don't really want to take it before they expire.

    I've heard that they will provide the bikes for you to take the course; is that true?
     
  5. cycologic

    cycologic Registered Member

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    Short answer: Yes. I'm not sure exactly which course it is, but at Coastal Community College in Jax they offer a course with bikes. Camp Johnson has them too, I have been told. I have heard of it in other locations, but can't recall them off the top of my head. If you have a bike and regiatration/insurance most places should let you trailer or haul your bike in to take the course. I will be dragging mine around, as I want the skills building for MY bike and not some Yamaha 250.

    If you are active duty military, the courses are mandatory and free. Sign up with through Base Traffic. This is the category I fall into. Mandatory or not, I would like to destroy some bad habits and pick up a few new (good) ones.

    I'm not too sure about NC, but for me I can use my MSF tests to qualify for my TX class M license. A major benefit for me.

    Try this: http://www.msf-usa.org
     
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    nc87k5 3/4 ton status

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    thanks for the link.
     
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    dig the bike, not so muchon the baby blue
    KTM orange is better IMHO


    i am looking for a XLR650 myself
    but i do like those KTM's
     
  8. cycologic

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    according to everyone who owns a "real" KTM, the fastest one's come in orange and the tallest one's come in orange and blue. i got a kick out of the forum trollers who swore that one color was "faster" than another.

    The color scheme on this bike is black and silver, it just didn't show up well in these photos. I agree, orange is a better color. i couldn't find an orage one for this sweet of a deal though. orange, black, silver: it all looks good with mud, scratches and vegatation for background anyway.
     
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    this is true
    i miss my bike
     
  10. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Cool! I like the later KTM's. I rode a super duke the other day. Very nice!
    I'm racing my 450exc tomorrow in a team enduro. Gonna be a hot day!!
    Enjoy your bike!
     

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