Spoke with money I never wanted to see

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11/9/2018 10:30 AM

So today I bought my first new bike with some money I never wanted to see in my account,my inheritence from my mother who sadly lost her 4.5 year battle with cancer.
I realised lifes too short, so a small slice of the money has gone on this beauty,my FIRST ever new bike
KX450 2019

So as this will be my 1st 4 stroke,any tips on running it in?

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11/9/2018 10:33 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/9/2018 10:33 AM

Damn they have a lot of nice new clean KX450s sitting there. cool

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Ed Johnson

11/9/2018 10:36 AM

Sorry to hear about your mother..

Congrats on the new bike though! A few heat cycles, then ride it easy for a few minutes, then ride her like you stole her. If she don't hold together now, she won't hold together later. Check all of your nuts and bolts before riding it. The front and rear fender bolts always seem to work loose on new bikes. Other than that, ENJOY!

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hammerfamily_4 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

11/9/2018 10:46 AM

Sorry about your Mom. Not sorry you got that new green machine. Life is short. Congrats.

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11/9/2018 10:57 AM

Sorry about the loss of your mother. I lost my father last year to his third battle with cancer, it sucks and know what you are going through. I still have those same thoughts as you had as death puts things in perspective of living your life while you can!

Congrats on the new bike, enjoy it!

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Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

2020.5 KTM 450 SXF FE
2006 KX250

11/9/2018 11:05 AM

grip it and rip it!! Enjoy!!

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11/9/2018 11:16 AM

What a great tribute to your mom. You should take a few more dollars and maybe some graphics that mention her somewhere on them as a part of the new bike. As far as break in, some say a gentle lap around the track and done, others are a bit more picky (myself included) and do a few heat cycles. I do 1/4 throttle 20 mins, cool down, 1/2 throttle 20 mins, cool down, 3/4 throttle 20 mins, cool down, oil change and good to go. Sorry for your loss and congrats on the new steed.

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11/9/2018 11:18 AM

Sorry about your mother and congratulations on the new bike,

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11/9/2018 11:19 AM

Sorry for your loss and congrats on the new bike. If you wanted to represent her in the bike you could get a seat cover and make the ribs the color of the correlating cancer ribbon

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11/9/2018 12:36 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss. I'm sure your mom would be happy knowing you will be happy riding the bike!

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11/9/2018 12:44 PM

usafwx wrote:

What a great tribute to your mom. You should take a few more dollars and maybe some graphics that mention her somewhere on them as a part of the new bike. As far as break in, some say a gentle lap around the track and done, others are a bit more picky (myself included) and do a few heat cycles. I do 1/4 throttle 20 mins, cool down, 1/2 throttle 20 mins, cool down, 3/4 throttle 20 mins, cool down, oil change and good to go. Sorry for your loss and congrats on the new steed.

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. How cool would that be to incorporate her in the graphic design though... I think that's an amazing idea.

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11/9/2018 12:47 PM

usafwx wrote:

What a great tribute to your mom. You should take a few more dollars and maybe some graphics that mention her somewhere on them as a part of the new bike. As far as break in, some say a gentle lap around the track and done, others are a bit more picky (myself included) and do a few heat cycles. I do 1/4 throttle 20 mins, cool down, 1/2 throttle 20 mins, cool down, 3/4 throttle 20 mins, cool down, oil change and good to go. Sorry for your loss and congrats on the new steed.

psg119 wrote:

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. How cool would that be to incorporate her in the graphic design though... I think that's an amazing idea.

x4!

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hammerfamily_4 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

11/9/2018 1:22 PM

Losing a parent is hard - sorry for your loss. You're right, life is short so enjoy it while you can. A new bike is a great way to do that! Hope you have many happy hours on that bike.

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Current rides: 2016 KTM 250SXF, 2017 KTM 350SXF

11/10/2018 1:35 AM

usafwx wrote:

What a great tribute to your mom. You should take a few more dollars and maybe some graphics that mention her somewhere on them as a part of the new bike. As far as break in, some say a gentle lap around the track and done, others are a bit more picky (myself included) and do a few heat cycles. I do 1/4 throttle 20 mins, cool down, 1/2 throttle 20 mins, cool down, 3/4 throttle 20 mins, cool down, oil change and good to go. Sorry for your loss and congrats on the new steed.

Thats just what im going to do,will run No51 as her year of birth,along with a nice graphics kit
thanks for the advice

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11/10/2018 1:36 AM

Kx125rider wrote:

Sorry for your loss and congrats on the new bike. If you wanted to represent her in the bike you could get a seat cover and make the ribs the color of the correlating cancer ribbon

great idea

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11/10/2018 1:38 AM

Thanks for all the messages,much appreciated
Some great ideas and advice

Cant wait to pick the bike up and ride

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11/10/2018 3:27 AM

Truly sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
So many ways to honor her with the bike... do what you think she would have liked it to look like. Graphics, rims, riding gear, so many options ...

My mom just spent 2 1/2 months visiting and we talk every day. She's 80 now and yeah ... funny thing is she needed a walker for a while (more thst 5yrs) and I laid down the law to her and forced her (lovingly) to the med assistance store. She was mad at me because... you know ... "walkers are for OLD people Kevin ..." blink
I reminded her ... YOU'RE FREAKIN 80 !! w00t laughing
She loves her walker now by the way... wink

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11/10/2018 4:42 AM

Terribly sorry to hear about your mom. Pumped for you on your new steed. Mom would be proud!

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11/10/2018 4:56 AM

Sorry to hear bro.

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11/10/2018 5:04 AM

Your mom is proud that you are enjoying yourself! Really nice purchase!

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11/10/2018 5:51 AM

Sorry to hear about your Mom passing. I lost mine 12 years ago to cancer also...such a cruel disease. Enjoy that new green 450 Kawi....and remember to show it respect like you did your Mom!

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11/10/2018 8:01 AM

Sorry for your loss. I am sure your mother will love seeing the joy that bike brings and you will have her riding along with you every time you hop on for a rip!

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11/10/2018 8:42 AM

Like other's have mentioned above , I'm really sorry to hear about your mom. But i do believe that in a situation like this , most mom's would want their son's ( or daughter's ) to have fun with that inheritance. And too me , that's exactly what your doing , and I bet it would of made her extremely happy. Congrat's on the new bike man!

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11/10/2018 1:48 PM

Keep us updated on the build too

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11/10/2018 1:55 PM

Sorry for your loss man. Let us know how the bike is though!

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11/10/2018 2:01 PM

As weird as it might sound, I’m sure your mother would enjoy knowing that you spent a little on something that would bring you joy. So sorry about your mother.

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