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post #1 of 5 Old 08-07-2018, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-08-2018, 01:20 PM
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....when a 150hp KTM 1190R just doesn't have enough power for you! LOL

Hmmm; crap suspension, poor ground clearance, bad ergonomics, 100lbs of extra weight and exposed exhaust.........yep, sign me up!

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The lowered 'Off-Road' gearing has the poor thing bouncing off of the rev-limiter almost all the time. Better be prepared to replace valves & valve springs on a monthly basis!
And being as the speedometer reads off of the transmission output shaft/rear wheel the indicated road speed is "WAY OFF", because one can not compensate for the massive gear ratio reduction.

I'll pass, but he was a very skilled rider.

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Lol, that's cool! Crazy, but cool!

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