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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by blackohio, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. blackohio

    blackohio Generous jaywalker

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    Got a wild hair to sell my passat and buy a new Audi A6 wagon. After a couple weeks of looking for the right color combo I started looking at supermoto's again. Ended up deciding to keep the passat, ordered up some air lift V2 air ride, got Brian at Rotiform started on some 3 piece wheels for me, and bought a KTM.

    05 625 SMC w/ 3600 miles on it. Jetted, airbix mod, de-restricted exhaust, MX/Enduro headlight, scotts steering damper. All kinda of little ano'd orange bits.









    Thing is mint, but within 2 hours of riding it, died (fuel tank empty before the switch to reserve) then wouldnt start via started. Kicked over just fine. Got some gas, took it home checked forums and sanded the paint off the battery chassis ground post and it started right up.
     
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  2. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Why are the wheels so small ?
     
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  3. blackohio

    blackohio Generous jaywalker

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    not sure if serious or sarcastic. So i'll take the easy route. bikes a supermoto, not an enduro. Different suspension set-up, brakes and wheels.
     
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  4. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    I thought it was a pit bike for a full minute..

    Nice though. Mind your legs.
     
  5. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    If I lived where you do, my only forms of transportation would be bicycles and moto's.
     
  6. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    Nice! A buddy of mine has a similar ride and I've been able to take it out a few times. Super fun. I love my DRZ SM but if I trusted myself with more power I'd grab one of these.

    As for wheel size: Think fast MX bike with street rubber. Check out some supermoto footage on the interweb.

    A good bike analogy: Like riding a DH bike with hookworms a throttle. Smiles for miles. :thumb:
     
  7. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    I'd call that a win.
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    I always liked the KTM's..... I stay away from a throttle on stuff like that, I already am dumb enough on a cruiser, One day I will have a track only bike for my adrenaline needs
     
  9. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    A pit bike with a 37" seat height. :D
     
  10. blackohio

    blackohio Generous jaywalker

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    it's quite literally the most motorized fun you can have on 2 wheels.
     
  11. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    I thought they were metric inches
     
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    chillindrdude Turbo Monkey

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    i disagree...:D

     
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    Kevin Turbo Monkey

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    FTW

     
  14. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    What about a Thai hooker riding a unicycle in a wheel barrow?
     
  15. Jeremy R

    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    Trick question. She IS the wheel barrow.
     
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    Raingauge Monkey

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    That's rad!
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    The image of the wheelbarrow woman?
    Or the other ride?
     
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    gastro Monkey

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    I agree with you. :thumb:



    I have a KTM 530 that I'd love to throw some 17's on, but it's a relatively expensive experiment...and I find riding on road alternates between long periods of extremely boring and short moments of extremely scary.
     
  19. Kanye West

    Kanye West 220# bag of hacktastic

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    Wrong. 300cc 2-stroke decked out for offroad/MX is what you meant to say was the most motorized fun you can have on 2 wheels.