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    Polar Opposites

    I had a chance to take a few laps on a whooped out mx track Sunday on a 17 KX450. As underwhelming as the TW was to me the first time I rode it, the KX was over the top amazing. It hooked up like I was riding on velcro. More power off if idle than a diesel F350 dually .Words cant tell you how much fun I had. Having a bikes so different from the other makes me appreciate each for what they are.
    I want and love my TW, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't want a KX450 too.
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    The TW does make you appreciate a bike with real power and suspension. My old worn out KLR 650 feels like a rocketship after a few weeks of nothing but TW.
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    There is no alternative for horse power. Those Dunlop 606's might have had something to do with the Velcro hook-up as well
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    I have never ridden a real dirt bike. I have a feeling it would ruin the thing I have going on with my TW and I don't want to mess with that.

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    If a dirt bike can be sexy, that’s first on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterb View Post
    I have never ridden a real dirt bike. I have a feeling it would ruin the thing I have going on with my TW and I don't want to mess with that.
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    A man has to know his limitations! Hot dirt bikes are a thing of my past that I dearly loved but as I grew older I also became wiser and realized I had to slow down because it hurt too much and for way too long when ever I did a trail side nap. I don't know what it is about us guys but if we have a motor under us capable of going real fast we have to do it. When I finally found my first TW I came to the realization it was the remedy for my need for speed. When I had bikes with the power to do wheelies I had to do wheelies. When I had bikes with the suspension to do jumps and woops I had to do all that cool stuff and just be the basic A hole Iv'e always been. The last real dirt bike I rode was a KTM, 320 I think it was but an absolute monster with more than enough power and suspension to get me that thrill but to get me hurt quick. I had to admit to myself that I am unable to control myself and must swear off hot dirt bikes. At 65 years old if I hopped on a 450 anything I would need to be in a bubble suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryL View Post
    A man has to know his limitations! Hot dirt bikes are a thing of my past that I dearly loved but as I grew older I also became wiser and realized I had to slow down because it hurt too much and for way too long when ever I did a trail side nap. I don't know what it is about us guys but if we have a motor under us capable of going real fast we have to do it. When I finally found my first TW I came to the realization it was the remedy for my need for speed. When I had bikes with the power to do wheelies I had to do wheelies. When I had bikes with the suspension to do jumps and woops I had to do all that cool stuff and just be the basic A hole Iv'e always been. The last real dirt bike I rode was a KTM, 320 I think it was but an absolute monster with more than enough power and suspension to get me that thrill but to get me hurt quick. I had to admit to myself that I am unable to control myself and must swear off hot dirt bikes. At 65 years old if I hopped on a 450 anything I would need to be in a bubble suit.

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    lol.....I'm beginning to realize the very same thing!
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    A man has to know his limitations! Hot dirt bikes are a thing of my past that I dearly loved but as I grew older I also became wiser and realized I had to slow down because it hurt too much and for way too long when ever I did a trail side nap. I don't know what it is about us guys but if we have a motor under us capable of going real fast we have to do it. When I finally found my first TW I came to the realization it was the remedy for my need for speed. When I had bikes with the power to do wheelies I had to do wheelies. When I had bikes with the suspension to do jumps and woops I had to do all that cool stuff and just be the basic A hole Iv'e always been. The last real dirt bike I rode was a KTM, 320 I think it was but an absolute monster with more than enough power and suspension to get me that thrill but to get me hurt quick. I had to admit to myself that I am unable to control myself and must swear off hot dirt bikes. At 65 years old if I hopped on a 450 anything I would need to be in a bubble suit.

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    Yep thats what I'm talking about. I'm 57 but still love speed and have had enough broken bones for a life time. The TWs limitations help slow me down and I'm ok with that.

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    I went to a KTM dealership just a few days ago. Turns out they can lower the XC models two inches. That was very nice until the owner stated to compare it to my KLR. Got to changer the oil every ten hours and no more than fourty hours between valve valve checks! Sorry!!! I spent more times working on my old Bultaco then riding it and I'm not going back.

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