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    Default Latest addition to RDKNG103's stable

    KTM 450EXC..............time to join the dirty fun! Just hope I don't kill myself


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    Congratulations! Bike looks very clean. What's the mileage?

    Hope you can join some of the GR offride rides with us...
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    Congrats, Frank. Mine took a few rides to get used to the power and handling characteristics but now I absolutely love it. Sure you will too.

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    850km's. It is very clean. Was never taken off road by the previous owner

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    Pick it up on the 21st of this month. If my off road gear that I just ordered is in hand by that time I will be taking it straight to the riverside in Atsugi that TR was riding at today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdkng103 View Post
    850km's. It is very clean. Was never taken off road by the previous owner
    Wow, that's low! Never taken off road- hope you're going to change that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdkng103 View Post
    Pick it up on the 21st of this month. If my off road gear that is just ordered is in hand by that time I will be taking it straight to the riverside in Atsugi that TR was riding at today.
    No need for hardcore offroad gear at the riverside, so you can go even if it hasn't arrived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    Wow, that's low! Never taken off road- hope you're going to change that...
    Most definitely. Been itching for sometime to get some air

    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider View Post
    No need for hardcore offroad gear at the riverside, so you can go even if it hasn't arrived.
    Revzilla is pretty good at getting stuff out quick. Assuming the inventory on their website is accurate, everything I ordered was in stock. I'm guessing it will be on it's way to me on their Monday, our Tuesday. If not I'll figure something out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    Wow, that's low! Never taken off road-
    I'm guessing that the tires that are on the bike are original and you can see the street wear on them.

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    Congrats. Looks like a clean mean machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jav View Post
    Congrats. Looks like a clean mean machine
    Thanks Jav! I heard through the grapevine that you may have a trailer hitch bike carrier that you may be willing to part with. Any truth to that

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdkng103 View Post
    Thanks Jav! I heard through the grapevine that you may have a trailer hitch bike carrier that you may be willing to part with. Any truth to that
    The grapevine be true

    I have this http://www.discountramps.com/ultimat...0-BLK-Carrier/



    Guess i could part with it for $300. Used to haul a DRZ400, CRF450R and some other bikes on it.
    Quite stable when the bike is clamped in well. But does put weight on the rear suspension, so air shock
    or such might be needed.
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    Excellent looking bike ! Enjoy the dirt !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jav View Post
    The grapevine be true

    I have this http://www.discountramps.com/ultimat...0-BLK-Carrier/



    Guess i could part with it for $300. Used to haul a DRZ400, CRF450R and some other bikes on it.
    Quite stable when the bike is clamped in well. But does put weight on the rear suspension, so air shock
    or such might be needed.
    Am going to try and get my hitch installed this week. After that will coordinate a trip out to your place to see if it will work. Any idea if it will clear a rear mounted spare or will I need to get an extension?

    Currently running around in a Jeep Liberty that according to everything I've read it rated at 750 pound tongue weight. That is more than most bike carriers are rated for so I'm hoping this won't affect the handling of the vehicle by much.
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    Nice one Frank. That's a lot of bike you've got there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualta View Post
    Nice one Frank. That's a lot of bike you've got there.
    I'll be going slow and easy until I get my "dirt legs" back again

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdkng103 View Post
    Currently running around in a Jeep Liberty that according to everything I've read it rated at 750 pound tongue weight. That is more than most bike carriers are rated for so I'm hoping this won't affect the handling of the vehicle by much.
    It is difficult to say if an extension would be required. My Prado did not have the rear tire holder, and there was
    about 10 inches between the bike and the back door so you might be lucky. The KTM is pretty light so probably will
    not be a big issue for suspension. No worse than someone standing on the rear hitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jav View Post
    It is difficult to say if an extension would be required. My Prado did not have the rear tire holder, and there was
    about 10 inches between the bike and the back door so you might be lucky. The KTM is pretty light so probably will
    not be a big issue for suspension. No worse than someone standing on the rear hitch.
    Did a little research and found this on Jeep Forum (go to post 24):

    http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/h...74/index2.html

    Looks like I will need an extension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdkng103 View Post
    Did a little research and found this on Jeep Forum (go to post 24):

    http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/h...74/index2.html

    Looks like I will need an extension.
    Good info, seems straightforward.

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    Congrats Frank! Bike looks incredibly clean. My 400 is of the same 08-11 generation and I have been very happy with it
    See you on a dirty ride soon!

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