New bike day - ktm

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  1. dern

    dern Well-Known Member

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    Thought this would be fun on the lanes. It's a 2006 KTM 950 Supermoto and the sun it out so I'm going out to play.

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  2. Boothman

    Boothman Elite Member

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    Sold the DR then?
     
  3. dern

    dern Well-Known Member

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    No, still got that for the green lanes, this is for pissing about on the back roads.

    Went out for an hour or so today and it's a very silly bike. Lots of fun.
     
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    You'll not spend many ££££'s on front tyres on that thing!Health to enjoy!!!
     
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    dern Well-Known Member

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    Three days on I think that this is one of the best bikes I've ridden. So much fun on the back roads.
     
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    dern Well-Known Member

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    This was exciting. Tail tidy fell off and wedged itself between the tyre and the hugger.

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    Yikes that must have got your attention in all the wrong ways - glad to see you didn’t lose it and end up hurt
     
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    dern Well-Known Member

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    Cheers. Fortunately it happened at 30 coming in to our village and I was able to pull over to investigate the noise. Thought one of my earplugs had popped out as it was a weird noise.

    Anyway, no harm, done. I'll soon wear through the slight ridge in the tyre and have ordered a new tail tidy from amazon. The old one looks exactly like the one I've ordered but I didn't fit the old one. The new one will be put together with plenty of thread lock but this bike vibrates quite a lot so I'll keep an eye on things like this in the future.
     
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    All sorted and back on the road again. Had some cheap led indicators that I threw on, fixed the erratic shift light and added a cheap rev counter and away we go. Did about 200 odd miles today by ending up near Bournemouth largely by accident. All the worn grooves in the tyre are work out and gone except for the bigger one in the centre. Doesn't seem to make any difference though.

    Could do with more power but it has enough to be fun with the lower gearing. Gearchange is the opposite of slick on occasions. Still huge fun though :)
     
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