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Old 11-28-2012, 10:42 PM   #1561 (permalink)
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I though their motto was make Love not War.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:27 AM   #1562 (permalink)
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I though their motto was make Love not War.
I think that was the French.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #1563 (permalink)
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1962 square 4 Arial. Way before it's time.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:26 PM   #1564 (permalink)
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1962 square 4 Arial. Way before it's time.
What engine's in this Leader ?
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:56 PM   #1565 (permalink)
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1962 square 4 Arial - [Cooked its own engines due to poor heat flow properties] - Way before it's time.
Amended for you.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:15 PM   #1566 (permalink)
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What?!

Just happened to drop by the ole Robbinsville library and remembered they have a computer and thought to look up TriumphRATs (after a long time! I've been riding instead of typing LOL) and I came across this misunderstanding:

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I read your post BKK about Sparky 675. Fire side stories seem to have different tellings I see. I like her story to us better.
Hap, I never said any of what you said. I said I was doing a track day where you can ride all the KTM bikes on hand and I crashed an RC8 going about 70mph. I did flip the thing (and myself) 4 times however. I may have said that they didn't charge me for bike damages perhaps because they may have used my crash data in their further R&D. This is the only explanation I could come up for their supreme generosity because I read that they supposedly fixed some of the twitchy bugs in the breaks/throttle after that summer. You probably took it in your head that I had said I was a test rider but believe me, I didn't mean to imply that. I think you have to be an advanced rider to test bikes and I had just been bumped up to intermediate class.

There was that time at Road Atlanta where I got up to 147 mph on my 675 ... maybe you got stories crossed. Anyway ....

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I truly do appreciate your courtesy and compliments, HAP, but I feel duty-bound to point out that the details of "my story" about Sparky's incident were sourced from a 2+ year old post by Sparky herself. My contribution was merely to dredge it up and express my surprise - in a small world sort of way - that our paths had crossed before - figuratively. I was in a different group than she, so I wasn't the guy who ran her over, I swear.
Hey BKK Jack! Nice to sorta meet you again!

And really I am so glad it wasn't you that hit me from behind because he was pretty pissed off that they scolded him and not me, and he got in his car and drove back home to Canada.

Wasn't that day a lot of fun?! It was great riding other folks' bikes! KTMs, too! They are wicked fun bikes!
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #1567 (permalink)
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...KTMs, too! They are wicked fun bikes!

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:37 PM   #1568 (permalink)
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I think that was the French.

Compare the amount of warring the Frogs have done to the I-ties. If that doesn't convince you, compare their respective triumphs over other nations/culture. You cannot count the Romans, they are not strictly Italians in the same sense as a modern Italian is.
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'Sept for the fact it is Japanese, not Italian, I thought Lefty might go for this.

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