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 My new KTM 
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It has been a long time coming but I finally have a bike. I bought Simmo's 02 KTM 400EXC. It's fitted with pro-taper bars and grips, bridgestone gritty-ED12 tyres, and a pro-circuit exhaust. I don't have any plans for it at this stage as I need to get to know the bike before I can make decisions on how to modify it. At this stage all I know is it may need some padding taken out of the seat cos its a little too tall for me, and for my skill level (0.0001) it feels like it has plenty of go.
I hope to get at least a couple of short rides in before the training ride in september so I can get a feel for the bike and what I'm capable of. I'll try get some good photos before I go out and scratch up my new gear ;)
I'm sure most of you have already seen this bike before, but here's what it looks like sitting in my garage...


I hope they are empty cartons of piss in the corner of the garage :D

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Sun 21 Aug, 2011 4:35 pm
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DAN-B-GER wrote:
Good one saff youll be happy you didnt get a pit bike.
you can grow into that bike and keep it for a long time,youll love it mate :headbang


yeh I have to say, its got too much power for me at this stage. I'll have to be careful. when I took it for a test ride, it scared the sh## out of me! I'm so used to riding a heavy and gutless road bike where peak torque is at 10,000rpm, so my natural instinct is to flick the throttle every time I change gears. I did this going into 2nd not 50 meters into my roadtest. I felt all the weight shift to the back and the front got real light all of a sudden. I'm not sure if it stood up on its back wheel cos I had my eyes closed, lol. but needless to say, it was a pretty big wake up call. "This thing is a totally different animal to my ZZ-R250."

yes it will be peky as comperd to a zzr250,,, controls all up to you mate ,take your time and ride as much as you can,al the boys will help you out dont be to scerd to ask anyone. icon_thumright





PS: and yes my spelling is crap.......


Sun 21 Aug, 2011 4:50 pm
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yes it will be peky as comperd to a zzr250,,, controls all up to you mate ,take your time and ride as much as you can,al the boys will help you out dont be to scerd to ask anyone. icon_thumright





PS: and yes my spelling is crap.......


Thanks mate

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Looking good mate come for a Spin on saturday ..

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Im thinking about it, just not sure if i will be able to keep up

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Im thinking about it, just not sure if i will be able to keep up


dont worry about that bud. just get out there and ride with us. im sure they will wait if you lag behind.

take the invite while its there, other wise youll never get on the bike!

now go ride!

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but take some ear plugs... Hori talks alot and gets rather anoying :P haha

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take the invite while its there, other wise youll never get on the bike!

now go ride!


your the boss

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take the invite while its there, other wise youll never get on the bike!

now go ride!


your the boss


no your wifie is :P

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but take some ear plugs... Hori talks alot and gets rather anoying :P haha


your truely a Wanker You know this icon_thumright

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no your wifie is :P


true

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see you cant even keep your mouth shut on a forum ? you been talking to your self in mini chat too :P

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Shane-O wrote:
but take some ear plugs... Hori talks alot and gets rather anoying :P haha


your truely a Wanker You know this icon_thumright



Who's calling the kettle black Hori violent5

I can supply some ear plugs for a price if you need some bootyshake
yea i know where you are coming from Shane :headbang

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Hey Saff, good to see you got the bike and ready to go.


Mon 22 Aug, 2011 11:38 am
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I had a ride on one of these bikes when i still had my WR250 and i thought it was pretty dam good.It felt easy to flick from side to side and lighter than my WR


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