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Unread postby LeeDavis » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:54 pm

This KTM 500 EXC-F dual sport made me take it home. I was powerless to resist!

KTM New On Trailer.jpg
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Re: New Bike!

Unread postby beachy » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:07 pm

I am sure you were powerless NICE
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Re: New Bike!

Unread postby Bob » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:11 pm

Wow--just made the DRZ obsolete. <muaha> Congrats! Heading to Colorado with the right equipment next time?


Edit: just looking at the specs, 258 lbs. Thats gotta handle like a dream in the rough.
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Re: New Bike!

Unread postby LeeDavis » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:54 pm

Yeah, 60+ lbs lighter than the DRZ and literally twice the horsepower. It goes like stink! Here's what a professional enduro rider does with one of these (not me, not even from a distance).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60-lYyMId-k
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Re: New Bike!

Unread postby Brick » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:50 pm

Whoa! [THUMBS UP SIGN]


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Re: New Bike!

Unread postby LeeDavis » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:34 pm

Brick wrote:Whoa! [THUMBS UP SIGN]


I've got a DRZ here with your name on it. <rdr>
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Re: New Bike!

Unread postby Bob » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Can you put a Rekluse in the KTM? I'd love to take a short spin on the DRZ before you sell it to see what all the fuss is on the Rekluse.
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Re: New Bike!

Unread postby LeeDavis » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:22 pm

Bob wrote:Can you put a Rekluse in the KTM? I'd love to take a short spin on the DRZ before you sell it to see what all the fuss is on the Rekluse.


Yes, there's Rekluse for KTM. But, in my limited experience with the gobs of power and wide ratio gearing it's not going to be a necessity like it is for the DRZ. Rekluse on the DRZ makes it so the engine can't stall out in the low speed tough stuff when set up with stock "S" gear ratios suitable for highway. It's a great confidence booster.
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Re: New Bike!

Unread postby tripletango » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:23 am

LeeDavis wrote:This KTM 500 EXC-F dual sport made me take it home. I was powerless to resist!

KTM New On Trailer.jpg

Nice bike.


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Re: New Bike!

Unread postby Broz » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:45 pm

Nice ride Lee. Congrats! Better start practicing your wheelies.
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