KTM 520 vs 426 question

Originally posted by Husker Mike:

Actually F-Pilot#5, it IS Jeff Ward who is the retired multi-time Supercross and motocross champion who now races Indy cars...

Anyway, it is nice that KTM builds motorcycles for those who are either too lazy or too stupid to be able to correctly kick-start a motorcycle.

It's also nice that KTM builds a bike for those who are too stupid/lazy to grease the rear linkage, change handlebars, mess with a new clutch perch/cable, use a kick-starter, add an O-ring chain, etc..etc.. :)

Nah...they just know KTM riders are better then Yamadog riders, so they keep us better by keeping us on the track/trail with our "no accessory needed" bikes instead of in the garage (Which is where Yamadogs should be) putting our bikes back together with tricker stuff. They do that for us....can you say... "almost factory" ??

:)

Nah...they just know KTM riders are better then Yamadog riders, so they keep us better by keeping us on the track/trail with our "no accessory needed" bikes instead of in the garage (Which is where Yamadogs should be) putting our bikes back together with tricker stuff. They do that for us....can you say... "almost factory" ??

:)

'01 520SX

wow....how'd that post twice?!?!! :)

What a stupid pissing contest...sounds like the hillbilly redneck ford-chevy debates. Grow up guys. Both bikes are great..The people who slam one bike company probably aren't much on the track anyway. Anybody knows that it ain't ever the bike. I've had guys (girls too..hate to admit) on every

make, size and model kick my butt on a track and woods racing at some time. You know what,

all are machines eventually break.

You just have to pay twice as much for Katoom parts....He He He sorry ..had to

emcdan,

Who's pissing now? Remember yellow on blue makes green! I hope that everyone looks at this in perspective, as it's all in good fun! And that's what it's all about, the FUN! It doesn't matter what make or color of bike you have, as long as we can ride and enjoy ourselves! Roost on Yamaha/KTM brethren!! :)

hey KTM guys,

I wouldn,t get too carried away with the reliability line. Check the post on camshaft bearing failures at http//:400thumpers.com.au

guyb63,

Looks like your URL has some bad bearings!

[This message has been edited by StormTrooper (edited 07-20-2001).]

Hey emc...

Don't even get me started on Fords...the only thing I hate worse than a Ford is a Ford with a KTM in the back!

Although a two-six jumping a Ford with a KTM in the back would make for a great shot! :)

All in good fun...ride on brothers!!!

J

Originally posted by StormTrooper:

guyb63,

Looks like your URL has some bad bearings!

400 Camshaft bearing failure

Very good sport all, I agree, if its got 2 wheels, and maybe even a motor, its all good! BUT, hey, its orange, is everybody missing that fact???? At least its safe for hunters and all, but It IS ORANGE and UGLY!!!! :) hehehehehehehehehe

<marquee>What dose KTM stand for anyway???????<marquee>

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<CENTER>Who knows what KTM stands for...</CENTER>

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<CENTER>Im sure KTM manufacturers know.</CENTER>

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<CENTER>KTM="Killing The MX sport?"</CENTER>

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<CENTER>Who knows but I sure love these marquees</CENTER>

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<CENTER>Roost on! LOL</CENTER>

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I get my kicks on a 426!

Motoman393's MX Site

[This message has been edited by motoman393 (edited 07-20-2001).]

KTM = K-mart Trail Machine

Kan't Top a Moto

Keep's The Mechanic busy

Kawasaki Test Mule

As you can tell I had many friends go the euro way. Funny that only one still is and he owns 2 of of 'em! :)

KING of THE MOUNTAIN!

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Motoman393...

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Marquees are definately cool...

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KTM=Katoom

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I'm 16 too, into HTML and Javascript a bit

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Do you have AOL IM?

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If you do, you should post or e-mail me your SN

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Everyone: 2nd Place is the 1st loser

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I guess KTM is a loser :)

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~YaMaHaYzFoUrTwOsIx~

[This message has been edited by teamtoxic (edited 07-20-2001).]

Something possessed me to post this picture

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[This message has been edited by RetSenior (edited 07-24-2001).]

Wow, I never thought that a simple question would start such a food fight! :)

I just have one thing to say... I will race anyone, anywhere, anytime on my 426. I may not win, but if it's an excuse to go riding then count me in! :D

I am in the position of buying a bike soon. I know for sure I want a 4 stroke.

The YZ426 retails $5999.00 the KTM 400SX retails $6448.00 and the Honda CR450F is in the range of the KTM I think.

The Cannondale is $7999.00. Why I don't know!It is out of the question for me.

The 400 or 500 dollars is not the deciding factor. All the bikes have pluses and minuses. I really would like a chance to ride them. I am sure one of them would fit my style and riding level best and that's the one I should buy. What ever happened to demo bikes. I would gladly pay a fee to cover insurance and such. It seems to me a dealer could get alot of return on a well thought out demo program.

The fit and finish of the KTM is impressive.

I am trying not to let the post regarding cracked fuel tanks and blown up engines influence my decision. It is scary to read "I will never buy a Yahmaha again". All of these bikes come with no warranty to speak of. We are at the mercy of the dealer and manufacturer to do the right thing. It has to be a factor.

Ret...

Looks like you have more $$ in the rack and the bike than the truck that hauls em.

KTM

Kant Touch My YZ...

Kooks Test Machine

FORD

Found On Roadside Dead

F*&%ed Over Rebuilt Dodge

Just being a punk....I really couldn't care less...It's just that with 94 more ccs you should be MUCH faster and you're not.(period)

Roostem if ya gottem....

J

Hey Team Toxic,

I do have IM email me so we dont have to clutter up the forums w/marquees LOL!

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I need to get a pic of my friends KTM520SX for yall it has about everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING you can put on a bike! I will try to post a pic soon! Cant wait to ride tomorrow...I gotta go clean my gear!

Garrett

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I get my kicks on a 426!

Motoman393's MX Site

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