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Making Hay While The Sun Shines

Created by Simondo > 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
Simondo
VIC, 7888 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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I had a pretty productive patch of work from December through to now...

Is it wrong to hold a few grand back per month, from the wife's prying eyes...? I've got enough money in my little side account for a KTM 500 EXC (new).... When she eventually notices the smell of a new bike, and some Orange Thing in the garage in lieu of the current Red one... is it wrong to tell her the upgrade cost was $2,500...?

I also wish TNT Express could just ring me to confirm a McTavish Delivery Date & Time... That way I have a good chance of sneaking it into the garage un-noticed!


www.ktm.com.au/bike.php?bike=252

chrispychru
QLD, 7932 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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i would look for another wife if i had to do any of that. nice toys your getting btw

doggie
WA, 15849 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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Mate just do it! KTMs are the shizz!!!

Can I have a ride when Im over? (the KTM not the mal)

Ted the Kiwi
NSW, 14041 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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As long as she doesn't see the taxes.....

I think a surfboard is pretty easy to sneak into the garage.....especially when covers are used and a nice second hand option presented itself for a good trade a few weeks later

stuk
NSW, 826 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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For someone always sneaking off to Bells etc, you must have earned the extra, just do it.

boofy
NSW, 2110 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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Simondo said...

I had a pretty productive patch of work from December through to now...

Is it wrong to hold a few grand back per month, from the wife's prying eyes...? I've got enough money in my little side account for a KTM 500 EXC (new).... When she eventually notices the smell of a new bike, and some Orange Thing in the garage in lieu of the current Red one... is it wrong to tell her the upgrade cost was $2,500...?

I also wish TNT Express could just ring me to confirm a McTavish Delivery Date & Time... That way I have a good chance of sneaking it into the garage un-noticed!


www.ktm.com.au/bike.php?bike=252

Hey Simo
I love the KTM,s
I have had a 620 LC4, left foot kick beast of a bike could chew through a back tyre in one weekend, and my last bike was a 2003 300exc it was like a bmx bike with a 300cc motor we used to fill our camel backs up some times with rum and coke, dirty our number plates up and go on night rides through Sydney then my new missus came along and the kids and two dislocated knees and everything came to a screaming halt
Cheers Boof
My next bike will be a BMW gs1200 offroad tourer birdsville trips places like that

doggie
WA, 15849 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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boofy said...

Simondo said...

I had a pretty productive patch of work from December through to now...

Is it wrong to hold a few grand back per month, from the wife's prying eyes...? I've got enough money in my little side account for a KTM 500 EXC (new).... When she eventually notices the smell of a new bike, and some Orange Thing in the garage in lieu of the current Red one... is it wrong to tell her the upgrade cost was $2,500...?

I also wish TNT Express could just ring me to confirm a McTavish Delivery Date & Time... That way I have a good chance of sneaking it into the garage un-noticed!


www.ktm.com.au/bike.php?bike=252

Hey Simo
I love the KTM,s
I have had a 620 LC4, left foot kick beast of a bike could chew through a back tyre in one weekend, and my last bike was a 2003 300exc it was like a bmx bike with a 300cc motor we used to fill our camel backs up some times with rum and coke, dirty our number plates up and go on night rides through Sydney then my new missus came along and the kids and two dislocated knees and everything came to a screaming halt
Cheers Boof
My next bike will be a BMW gs1200 offroad tourer birdsville trips places like that




300EXCs are the best two stroke ever imo

62mac
WA, 24860 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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Simondo,your new board should not be an issue,the new bike yep tell her the change over figure is 2.500 and your old bike is losing too much money and needs to go before its worth nothing.

Just on the purchase thing,I'm driving my wife up to the big smoke to pick up a new car for her tomorrow,her current EOS has just 17000 on the clock but its four years old and would be worth jack in a year or two.

Note to self,I don't think there well be a problem when I order my next board.

Give,take,share and enjoy,that's my life

boofy
NSW, 2110 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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doggie said...

boofy said...

Simondo said...

I had a pretty productive patch of work from December through to now...

Is it wrong to hold a few grand back per month, from the wife's prying eyes...? I've got enough money in my little side account for a KTM 500 EXC (new).... When she eventually notices the smell of a new bike, and some Orange Thing in the garage in lieu of the current Red one... is it wrong to tell her the upgrade cost was $2,500...?

I also wish TNT Express could just ring me to confirm a McTavish Delivery Date & Time... That way I have a good chance of sneaking it into the garage un-noticed!


www.ktm.com.au/bike.php?bike=252

Hey Simo
I love the KTM,s
I have had a 620 LC4, left foot kick beast of a bike could chew through a back tyre in one weekend, and my last bike was a 2003 300exc it was like a bmx bike with a 300cc motor we used to fill our camel backs up some times with rum and coke, dirty our number plates up and go on night rides through Sydney then my new missus came along and the kids and two dislocated knees and everything came to a screaming halt
Cheers Boof
My next bike will be a BMW gs1200 offroad tourer birdsville trips places like that




300EXCs are the best two stroke ever imo

Yeah it was my first and only 2 stroke Doggie when I got it I thought shiz what have I been missing I could come up beside my mate on his WR400 drop it back a gear hit the band and spray shiz all over him
I cant imagine what the new 500 exc must be like 4 stroke but in such a light frame just get one Simo

Ted the Kiwi
NSW, 14041 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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I used to have a KDX 200 - loved that beast although it was none too popular with the cows and sheep. The trusty old XR four strokes were our main weapon of choice.

boofy
NSW, 2110 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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Ted the Kiwi said...

I used to have a KDX 200 - loved that beast although it was none too popular with the cows and sheep. The trusty old XR four strokes were our main weapon of choice.

The old xrs were indestructable Ted I had one on my learners then went straight to Kwakka GPZ 1100 fuel injected 4 into 1 pipe was a very steep learning curve for a 17 year old I dont know how I got through looking back

Scotty88
4214 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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Simondo said...

I had a pretty productive patch of work from December through to now...

Is it wrong to hold a few grand back per month, from the wife's prying eyes...? I've got enough money in my little side account for a KTM 500 EXC (new).... When she eventually notices the smell of a new bike, and some Orange Thing in the garage in lieu of the current Red one... is it wrong to tell her the upgrade cost was $2,500...?

I also wish TNT Express could just ring me to confirm a McTavish Delivery Date & Time... That way I have a good chance of sneaking it into the garage un-noticed!


www.ktm.com.au/bike.php?bike=252


It's all in the timing simondo. Oh, and jewellery helps.

stuk
NSW, 826 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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Didnt you say the monster doesnt get much of a go Simondo, maybe get on the duc more and leave the dosh in the bank.

Simondo
VIC, 7888 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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Mac, I wish I had room in the garage for your EOS, the wife would love it. Hell, I might even let her drive me down the Great Ocean Road in it!

Doggie, no problem, come over for a spin.

Boof, sounds great! I've been watching a few vids on the 500. Seems like a coin toss between the 450... The 500 is a low revver, unless you are a pro and giving it some stick. Dakar (South America) bikes are now the 450's, modified.

Funny comments from Chrispy, Ted, Stuk & Scotty.


Many great moto & Dakar vids out there... this is just one of them.

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Simondo
VIC, 7888 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2012
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stuk said...

Didnt you say the monster doesnt get much of a go Simondo, maybe get on the duc more and leave the dosh in the bank.


Stuk, after recent trips on the Monster I've now realised why I don't ride it that much.... It's set up with sports suspension, and unreal massive twin Brembo's up front. But it's the sports suspension that isn't much good around me. The roads around here are quite bumpy with sudden undulations... My Subaru Forrey just sucks them up, but they are bumpy enough to bounce the "in cabin" surfboards around a little bit. But once the Monster is onto the Great Ocean Road, it's smooth sailing, and great riding. But those good rides are 2hrs+ return. The local roads that are good for a squirt are too bumpy for the Ducati.

A KTM 500 will eat up anything and everything!

stuk
NSW, 826 posts
> 9 months ago, 18 Apr 2012
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Simondo said...

stuk said...

Didnt you say the monster doesnt get much of a go Simondo, maybe get on the duc more and leave the dosh in the bank.


Stuk, after recent trips on the Monster I've now realised why I don't ride it that much.... It's set up with sports suspension, and unreal massive twin Brembo's up front. But it's the sports suspension that isn't much good around me. The roads around here are quite bumpy with sudden undulations... My Subaru Forrey just sucks them up, but they are bumpy enough to bounce the "in cabin" surfboards around a little bit. But once the Monster is onto the Great Ocean Road, it's smooth sailing, and great riding. But those good rides are 2hrs+ return. The local roads that are good for a squirt are too bumpy for the Ducati.

A KTM 500 will eat up anything and everything!


I guess I am lucky we have numerous good road riding areas on the mid coast of NSW. Having said that some of the guys I ride with still have V-Stroms or Triumph Tigers. I toyed with the idea of swapping the ST2 for a multistrada, might do it one day.

doggie
WA, 15849 posts
> 9 months ago, 18 Apr 2012
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stuk said...

Simondo said...

stuk said...

Didnt you say the monster doesnt get much of a go Simondo, maybe get on the duc more and leave the dosh in the bank.


Stuk, after recent trips on the Monster I've now realised why I don't ride it that much.... It's set up with sports suspension, and unreal massive twin Brembo's up front. But it's the sports suspension that isn't much good around me. The roads around here are quite bumpy with sudden undulations... My Subaru Forrey just sucks them up, but they are bumpy enough to bounce the "in cabin" surfboards around a little bit. But once the Monster is onto the Great Ocean Road, it's smooth sailing, and great riding. But those good rides are 2hrs+ return. The local roads that are good for a squirt are too bumpy for the Ducati.

A KTM 500 will eat up anything and everything!


I guess I am lucky we have numerous good road riding areas on the mid coast of NSW. Having said that some of the guys I ride with still have V-Stroms or Triumph Tigers. I toyed with the idea of swapping the ST2 for a multistrada, might do it one day.


Stick with the ST2 I recon

stuk
NSW, 826 posts
> 9 months ago, 18 Apr 2012
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doggie said...

stuk said...

Simondo said...

stuk said...

Didnt you say the monster doesnt get much of a go Simondo, maybe get on the duc more and leave the dosh in the bank.


Stuk, after recent trips on the Monster I've now realised why I don't ride it that much.... It's set up with sports suspension, and unreal massive twin Brembo's up front. But it's the sports suspension that isn't much good around me. The roads around here are quite bumpy with sudden undulations... My Subaru Forrey just sucks them up, but they are bumpy enough to bounce the "in cabin" surfboards around a little bit. But once the Monster is onto the Great Ocean Road, it's smooth sailing, and great riding. But those good rides are 2hrs+ return. The local roads that are good for a squirt are too bumpy for the Ducati.

A KTM 500 will eat up anything and everything!


I guess I am lucky we have numerous good road riding areas on the mid coast of NSW. Having said that some of the guys I ride with still have V-Stroms or Triumph Tigers. I toyed with the idea of swapping the ST2 for a multistrada, might do it one day.


Stick with the ST2 I recon


Yeah thats the decision atm. We do about a 400km road ride every Thursday somewhere around the area and its a blast on the twisties and comfy on the drone Hwy rides.

doggie
WA, 15849 posts
> 9 months ago, 18 Apr 2012
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stuk said...

doggie said...

stuk said...

Simondo said...

stuk said...

Didnt you say the monster doesnt get much of a go Simondo, maybe get on the duc more and leave the dosh in the bank.


Stuk, after recent trips on the Monster I've now realised why I don't ride it that much.... It's set up with sports suspension, and unreal massive twin Brembo's up front. But it's the sports suspension that isn't much good around me. The roads around here are quite bumpy with sudden undulations... My Subaru Forrey just sucks them up, but they are bumpy enough to bounce the "in cabin" surfboards around a little bit. But once the Monster is onto the Great Ocean Road, it's smooth sailing, and great riding. But those good rides are 2hrs+ return. The local roads that are good for a squirt are too bumpy for the Ducati.

A KTM 500 will eat up anything and everything!


I guess I am lucky we have numerous good road riding areas on the mid coast of NSW. Having said that some of the guys I ride with still have V-Stroms or Triumph Tigers. I toyed with the idea of swapping the ST2 for a multistrada, might do it one day.


Stick with the ST2 I recon


Yeah thats the decision atm. We do about a 400km road ride every Thursday somewhere around the area and its a blast on the twisties and comfy on the drone Hwy rides.


Nice bike I have ridden a couple of them, better than an ST4 imo.

stuk
NSW, 826 posts
> 9 months ago, 18 Apr 2012
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doggie said...

stuk said...

doggie said...

stuk said...

Simondo said...

stuk said...

Didnt you say the monster doesnt get much of a go Simondo, maybe get on the duc more and leave the dosh in the bank.


Stuk, after recent trips on the Monster I've now realised why I don't ride it that much.... It's set up with sports suspension, and unreal massive twin Brembo's up front. But it's the sports suspension that isn't much good around me. The roads around here are quite bumpy with sudden undulations... My Subaru Forrey just sucks them up, but they are bumpy enough to bounce the "in cabin" surfboards around a little bit. But once the Monster is onto the Great Ocean Road, it's smooth sailing, and great riding. But those good rides are 2hrs+ return. The local roads that are good for a squirt are too bumpy for the Ducati.

A KTM 500 will eat up anything and everything!


I guess I am lucky we have numerous good road riding areas on the mid coast of NSW. Having said that some of the guys I ride with still have V-Stroms or Triumph Tigers. I toyed with the idea of swapping the ST2 for a multistrada, might do it one day.


Stick with the ST2 I recon


Yeah thats the decision atm. We do about a 400km road ride every Thursday somewhere around the area and its a blast on the twisties and comfy on the drone Hwy rides.


Nice bike I have ridden a couple of them, better than an ST4 imo.


One of the big differences between them is the low down torque of the ST2, it pulls out of the apex's really hard. Cheaper on the service to

doggie
WA, 15849 posts
> 9 months ago, 18 Apr 2012
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^^ No coolant

laceys lane
QLD, 15983 posts
> 9 months ago, 18 Apr 2012
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ummm, nice bike or whatever your suppose to say,


but is this really the place to be talking motorbikes

doggie
WA, 15849 posts
> 9 months ago, 18 Apr 2012
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laceys lane said...

ummm, nice bike or whatever your suppose to say,


but is this really the place to be talking motorbikes


No, we should be doing it in the other room [}:)]

Now they are talking about double ended paddles, very gay imo [}:)] [}:)]

stuk
NSW, 826 posts
> 9 months ago, 18 Apr 2012
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laceys lane said...

ummm, nice bike or whatever your suppose to say,


but is this really the place to be talking motorbikes


Ummmm, Simondo started it Mister Lacey, I know we've been bad boys.

Six of the best Mr Lacey[}:)]

laceys lane
QLD, 15983 posts
> 9 months ago, 18 Apr 2012
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stuk said...

laceys lane said...

ummm, nice bike or whatever your suppose to say,


but is this really the place to be talking motorbikes


Ummmm, Simondo started it Mister Lacey, I know we've been bad boys.

Six of the best Mr Lacey[}:)]


back in my day any surfer worth his salt wouldn't have been caught dead taking anything about motors.

tell that to young people today and they won't believe you



chrispychru
QLD, 7932 posts
> 9 months ago, 18 Apr 2012
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^^^^trying a new paddle lacey? how do the short ones go? nice pic mate

Simondo
VIC, 7888 posts
> 9 months ago, 18 Apr 2012
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Post a link to a bike you guys really like...

tankchamp
90 posts
> 9 months ago, 19 Apr 2012
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this is my 50 year old ktm

BulldogPup
6657 posts
> 9 months ago, 19 Apr 2012
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Geez you've spent some time & dollars on that girl - the Norton bit looks ok too

towball
4395 posts
> 9 months ago, 19 Apr 2012
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Now ya talking champ a real bike

tankchamp said...




this is my 50 year old ktm


cRAZY Canuk
NSW, 2525 posts
> 9 months ago, 19 Apr 2012
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Nice bike Tank



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