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ATV_Macho_Man

2009 KTM 450 SX and 505 SX

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oh, see, i stand a lot, in the woods with roots, rocks and ruts if you don't youre bounced all over the place and after 2 hrs of hard riding your insides feel like they're a can of soda that was shooken for an hour...

i like the ktm, just as i like my honda....

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I loved the KTM until I sat on one. I had been considering trading in my Honda but the ergos bit me.

I'm one of those wierd ones, even in the woods with the rocks, roots, and ruts I sit mostly. Well I keep my butt about an inch above the seat and hold on like hell with my knees. Almost like a jockey on a horse.

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I have my butt on the seat or hanging off the side of it unless I am jumping, going though whoops or if I am being bounced around too much. I like to keep my center of gravity as low as possible because I am hauling ass most of the time.

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me too, you'd be amazed how much faster i am when i stand....

off to unadilla tomorrow :) check me out in live scoring on the

The New GNCC Racing Online

website! race time is 10AM on Saturday morning (Eastern Time), i'm racing women's novice! The Live Scoring button is Red and is on the right side of the screen :)

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thanks scott :) i finished third in my class...got caught up in some bottlenecks...think my 400's about to blow..had to pull over a few times to let her cool down......i'm uploading some pictures..

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I would consult a dealer, but I imagine that there are twist throttle kits specifically for machines with a TPS.

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hi there, when you say "she was about to blow" are you only refering to it getting hot (and needing to stop for a moment to cool down) or that the bike was also making loud strange noises from the engine?

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I have a 08 KTM 525xc and I'm 6 foot. The egro's are perfect!!!!!!! I've ridden alot of quads including the Honda 450r,400ex,250r/ Yamaha's Blaster,Raptor, 450. By far the best before the KTM was the 250r, now by far NO QUESTIONS ASKED the KTM is finest in every aspect of a sport quad you could ever ask for. I suggest you ride it not just sit on it before you make up your mind. When first sitting on them they definitely have a diffrent approach/feel, for me it just seemed to be the front fenders throwing me off. After the first ride it was a completely diffrent story.

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What may be perfect for you, ergonomics wise, is not perfcet for everyone. I tried a KTM, very nice quad but I will stick with my Honda. I have too much money and time invested into my 450. Plus my knees don't suffer from that plastic ridge.

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I know this was many years ago. But I recently picked up a 2008 450xc with less than 7 hrs on it for five grand off of a family friend. What a steal!

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