I took vital’s advice and bought a new bike

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3/25/2020 4:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/25/2020 4:32 AM

A little while back I posted a thread asking about the factory edition ktm’s and after some encouraging words from some members I decided to go and order one.

Today I finally got to pick it up and take it home and man I am glad I got one. Unfortunately now pretty much all of the tracks are now closed in SE Queensland due to the virus so it maybe a little while until I get to take it out on a track but in the meantime I’ll just be finishing it off by getting my numbers on it and throwing the swingarm and fork stickers on it. Can’t wait to get out and swing a leg over it! Stay safe everyone!

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The Villopoto strategy is simple. Get a good start and haul ass. If you don’t get a good start, haul more ass.

3/25/2020 4:31 AM

Enjoy it as soon as you can man!

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3/25/2020 4:31 AM

Nice man, congrats!!!

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3/25/2020 4:34 AM

seeing it's a new pumpkin but not two-smoke
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just kidding OP, enjoy. cool

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3/25/2020 4:48 AM

Last Braaap wrote:

seeing it's a new pumpkin but not two-smoke
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just kidding OP, enjoy. cool

Hahaha, I should of mentioned that in the thread title wink

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The Villopoto strategy is simple. Get a good start and haul ass. If you don’t get a good start, haul more ass.

3/25/2020 6:49 AM

New bike smell!! Still, no scratch n sniff option here...angry

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3/25/2020 6:53 AM

Congrats, best bike on the market! Enjoy!

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

3/25/2020 7:07 AM

Badazz, congrats.

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3/25/2020 7:15 AM

Nice. Good time to grease her up.

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3/25/2020 7:53 AM

Awesome....new bike day! There is nothing better

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3/25/2020 8:37 AM

project racer wrote:

Nice. Good time to grease her up.

I did exactly that with that 150 I bought several years back. Funny thing, upon disassembly I found it to be quite well lubed from the factory.

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3/25/2020 8:45 AM

Awesome bike! I have a 2018 factory edition and just got a 2020 Yamaha but I like the Ktm so much I can’t get myself to let it go! Photo

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3/25/2020 7:59 PM

Rooster#329 wrote:

Awesome bike! I have a 2018 factory edition and just got a 2020 Yamaha but I like the Ktm so much I can’t get myself to let it go! Photo

Thanks mate!

Keep the ktm if you can! If I can I’ll definitely try and keep this bike around for a long time

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The Villopoto strategy is simple. Get a good start and haul ass. If you don’t get a good start, haul more ass.

3/25/2020 8:15 PM

Might just be the prettiest production bike ever built-congrats dude. Beauty.

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"If you don't put your work ahead of your talent, you won't win." Mike Babcock

3/25/2020 8:23 PM

Can't ya go riding on trails or on a someone's "Personal Track"? Go on! Get'er done!

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

3/25/2020 8:44 PM

so damn sexy.

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3/26/2020 1:33 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

Can't ya go riding on trails or on a someone's "Personal Track"? Go on! Get'er done!

That’s what I’m doing! Got onto a mate today and gonna head out to his property this weekend cool

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The Villopoto strategy is simple. Get a good start and haul ass. If you don’t get a good start, haul more ass.

3/26/2020 2:09 AM

So jealous.. nice pick up mate

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3/26/2020 2:22 AM

Where's ya local track Jake?

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3/26/2020 2:29 AM

Nice bike!
This would be a great time to send the suspension off to get setup/valved for you.

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3/26/2020 2:59 AM

CPR wrote:

Where's ya local track Jake?

I live about 20mins away from Coolum, but I ride all over the place; mx farm, willowbank etc

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The Villopoto strategy is simple. Get a good start and haul ass. If you don’t get a good start, haul more ass.

3/26/2020 3:00 AM

kieran_macca wrote:

Nice bike!
This would be a great time to send the suspension off to get setup/valved for you.

Thanks mate! Yeah for sure it will be, just have to wait a little bit for the bank account to fill back up though laughing

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The Villopoto strategy is simple. Get a good start and haul ass. If you don’t get a good start, haul more ass.

3/26/2020 3:31 AM

CPR wrote:

Where's ya local track Jake?

Jake-247 wrote:

I live about 20mins away from Coolum, but I ride all over the place; mx farm, willowbank etc

Nice, but they're all shut?
Didn't Coolum just have Sunshine state series just last weekend?

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3/26/2020 4:10 AM

Nice man, very jealous.

I had a deposit paid on a WR450f a day before the country turned to shit. I had to bail pinch didn’t think it was wise to drop 13k on a toy as we go into the worst global recession we might ever see. Enjoy!

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3/26/2020 4:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/26/2020 4:14 AM

Such a beautiful bike! Excited for you! Feeling your pain though...everything is shut down in Vic..
I just dropped $750 for some badly needed new boots...bought 4 new tyres...couple of new helmets, piston kit for my 250 f, dropped $ 400 on club and Nat comp licence renewal.. $100 for a region round entry and $ 122 for the first round of the Vics then this shit storm hits 😡😡😡
If I had just bought a beautiful bike like yours...I'd be looking foward to the coming lockdown so I could spend some quality time out in the garage looking at it and drinking high quality lockdown beers!🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺

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2020 YZ450F
2006 YZ125
2013 YZ 250F special edition
2017 YZ 250
2015 YZ 250f soecial edition
2019 KTM 85 big wheel

3/26/2020 7:47 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

Can't ya go riding on trails or on a someone's "Personal Track"? Go on! Get'er done!

Jake-247 wrote:

That’s what I’m doing! Got onto a mate today and gonna head out to his property this weekend cool

Waaaaaaaay STOKED!

Get pics if you can. Have a great 1st ride!

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

3/26/2020 11:26 PM

CPR wrote:

Where's ya local track Jake?

Jake-247 wrote:

I live about 20mins away from Coolum, but I ride all over the place; mx farm, willowbank etc

CPR wrote:

Nice, but they're all shut?
Didn't Coolum just have Sunshine state series just last weekend?

Yeah sunny state was ran a few weekends back. All the tracks closed mid-week, couple shut on Tuesday and by Thursday they were all done unfortunately

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The Villopoto strategy is simple. Get a good start and haul ass. If you don’t get a good start, haul more ass.

3/26/2020 11:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/26/2020 11:30 PM

PJRAUS wrote:

Such a beautiful bike! Excited for you! Feeling your pain though...everything is shut down in Vic..
I just dropped $750 for some badly needed new boots...bought 4 new tyres...couple of new helmets, piston kit for my 250 f, dropped $ 400 on club and Nat comp licence renewal.. $100 for a region round entry and $ 122 for the first round of the Vics then this shit storm hits 😡😡😡
If I had just bought a beautiful bike like yours...I'd be looking foward to the coming lockdown so I could spend some quality time out in the garage looking at it and drinking high quality lockdown beers!🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺

Yeah it definitely sucks hey! Hahah don’t you worry all ready downed a few beers staring at it and I’m sure there will be a whole heap more over the next few weeks haha

@Tobz, Yeah mate as much as it would of sucked to do I don’t blame ya! Gonna be some tough times ahead that’s for sure

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The Villopoto strategy is simple. Get a good start and haul ass. If you don’t get a good start, haul more ass.

3/27/2020 2:11 AM

PJRAUS wrote:

Such a beautiful bike! Excited for you! Feeling your pain though...everything is shut down in Vic..
I just dropped $750 for some badly needed new boots...bought 4 new tyres...couple of new helmets, piston kit for my 250 f, dropped $ 400 on club and Nat comp licence renewal.. $100 for a region round entry and $ 122 for the first round of the Vics then this shit storm hits 😡😡😡
If I had just bought a beautiful bike like yours...I'd be looking foward to the coming lockdown so I could spend some quality time out in the garage looking at it and drinking high quality lockdown beers!🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺

Jake-247 wrote:

Yeah it definitely sucks hey! Hahah don’t you worry all ready downed a few beers staring at it and I’m sure there will be a whole heap more over the next few weeks haha

@Tobz, Yeah mate as much as it would of sucked to do I don’t blame ya! Gonna be some tough times ahead that’s for sure

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Ha ha! I just worked out what that little flat spot on the yamaha front guard where it meets the number plate, is for! 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
Unfortunately my poor old 125 couldn't make it to the party...shes locked up in my container with the motor on the bench...project for the lockdown I guess...thats if I can stay off the piss long enough to do it 😂😂🍺
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2020 YZ450F
2006 YZ125
2013 YZ 250F special edition
2017 YZ 250
2015 YZ 250f soecial edition
2019 KTM 85 big wheel

3/27/2020 3:10 AM

PJRAUS wrote:

Such a beautiful bike! Excited for you! Feeling your pain though...everything is shut down in Vic..
I just dropped $750 for some badly needed new boots...bought 4 new tyres...couple of new helmets, piston kit for my 250 f, dropped $ 400 on club and Nat comp licence renewal.. $100 for a region round entry and $ 122 for the first round of the Vics then this shit storm hits 😡😡😡
If I had just bought a beautiful bike like yours...I'd be looking foward to the coming lockdown so I could spend some quality time out in the garage looking at it and drinking high quality lockdown beers!🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺

Jake-247 wrote:

Yeah it definitely sucks hey! Hahah don’t you worry all ready downed a few beers staring at it and I’m sure there will be a whole heap more over the next few weeks haha

@Tobz, Yeah mate as much as it would of sucked to do I don’t blame ya! Gonna be some tough times ahead that’s for sure

PJRAUS wrote: Photo
Ha ha! I just worked out what that little flat spot on the yamaha front guard where it meets the number plate, is for! 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
Unfortunately my poor old 125 couldn't make it to the party...shes locked up in my container with the motor on the bench...project for the lockdown I guess...thats if I can stay off the piss long enough to do it 😂😂🍺

Nice stable.
Hope that 125 motor's getting bombed?

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