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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #75 on: January 30, 2014, 03:32:49 pm »
Thats great to do all that suspension and engine work to match an out of the box KTM's performance, but wouldn't fix the lack of dealer network where I ride in US and Mexico

And it doesn't come in  orange like our bikes  ;D
The biggest advantage is service intervals.  They are using the same engine from the XChallenge.  And it is light!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #76 on: February 16, 2014, 10:33:02 am »
So, has the sorting slowed down?  Your big trip isn't that far away ;D

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #77 on: February 16, 2014, 06:39:48 pm »
He is probably out of funds! LOL
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #78 on: February 16, 2014, 07:35:43 pm »
So, has the sorting slowed down?  Your big trip isn't that far away ;D

Its been sorted!  Over 6 weeks left before the trips begin.

All I have left is install the rear trials tire and the front Michelin top shelf "desert" tire in the garage waiitng to go on the spare rims. Also I still need to wire more USBs and a power cable for the heated gear.  Maybe some axillary lights, or maybe I'll do when i get out west, if at all. Depends how blind I am 1st night ride  ;D

Before I start thrashing it like a rented mule I'll get final pics with the studio lights set up in the garage with the new GIANT LOOP luggage bling mounted.  After those pics the THRASHING BEGINS  8) 8) 8)
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #79 on: February 17, 2014, 08:23:47 am »
Its been sorted!  Over 6 weeks left before the trips begin.

All I have left is install the rear trials tire and the front Michelin top shelf "desert" tire in the garage waiitng to go on the spare rims. Also I still need to wire more USBs and a power cable for the heated gear.  Maybe some axillary lights, or maybe I'll do when i get out west, if at all. Depends how blind I am 1st night ride  ;D

Before I start thrashing it like a rented mule I'll get final pics with the studio lights set up in the garage with the new GIANT LOOP luggage bling mounted.  After those pics the THRASHING BEGINS  8) 8) 8)

Looking forward to the pics and a ride report.

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #80 on: February 17, 2014, 05:01:37 pm »
Looking forward to the pics and a ride report.

Thank you sir, I'm due pics and posting them now.  Its 99% done but a bike is never done so I'll continue with add-ons in this thread =)
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #81 on: March 20, 2014, 07:24:41 am »
I've slacked on a ride report.  Silly pic though, 150 mile day of ADV riding around the everglades on dirt, and we find a concrete bridge to take a group pic



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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #82 on: June 19, 2015, 09:13:51 pm »
Wow, I was looking for a pic and hit this thread and realized I never updated it!?  Update, the bike made it to Moab, Death Valley, and all over the SW desert



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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #83 on: June 21, 2015, 06:01:49 am »
Great pics. Making me jealous. How much better is it to ride the KTM off road than the KLR? Have been wondering if it is worth it to upgrade from my DR650.

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #84 on: June 23, 2015, 05:34:52 pm »
Great pics. Making me jealous. How much better is it to ride the KTM off road than the KLR? Have been wondering if it is worth it to upgrade from my DR650.

NIGHT and day.  I went from a KLR to the KTM, its no comparison! 

But, don't plan on riding the KTM "coast to coast" like i did on the KLR  ;D
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #85 on: June 24, 2015, 08:28:53 am »
NIGHT and day.  I went from a KLR to the KTM, its no comparison! 

But, don't plan on riding the KTM "coast to coast" like i did on the KLR  ;D

But that's exactly what I want to do. Maybe not coast to coast but I do ride multi thousand mile trips on my DR650 in the Rocky Mountains. Have been looking for an alternative for awhile now. All the big bore adventure bikes are plenty comfy but just too heavy to ride off road with my meager skills. But a KTM 680 might just be the ticket. 50% more power then the DR but the same weight (actually a few lbs lighter) than the DR. I want to be able to throw my camping stuff on the bike and get lost for a couple of weeks. That includes lots of pavement as well as dirt.

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #86 on: June 28, 2015, 09:30:08 pm »
But that's exactly what I want to do. Maybe not coast to coast but I do ride multi thousand mile trips on my DR650 in the Rocky Mountains. Have been looking for an alternative for awhile now. All the big bore adventure bikes are plenty comfy but just too heavy to ride off road with my meager skills. But a KTM 680 might just be the ticket. 50% more power then the DR but the same weight (actually a few lbs lighter) than the DR. I want to be able to throw my camping stuff on the bike and get lost for a couple of weeks. That includes lots of pavement as well as dirt.


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If you want the KLR style KTM, look at the "Enduro" 690.  You'll give up the "motocross" performance and single-track capability of the EXC line, but it will go the long distances with GOBs more power and much less weight than a KLR

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #87 on: June 29, 2015, 04:39:58 am »
I just looked at this whole thread for the first time....umm......PORN!!!   And I don't even off-road.  Yet.

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #88 on: June 29, 2015, 07:53:47 am »
+1

If you want the KLR style KTM, look at the "Enduro" 690.  You'll give up the "motocross" performance and single-track capability of the EXC line, but it will go the long distances with GOBs more power and much less weight than a KLR




 :thumbs: Exactly! You've got me drooling  :P