I'm happy to announce!

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that I'm now the proud owner of a 2001 KTM 200 EX/C :cool:
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I bought it today, and the person that sold it to me owns House of Horsepower in Cottage Grove. He's going to dial in the suspension for me, and hopefully I'll have it in my possesion by the weekend!
I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it :)
Hmmm, maybe I'll have to think about changing my username?!
(wow, so happy that my grammer is suffering!)
 
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WOW! Congrads! You wouldn't happen to want to ride it in Moab over Labor Day weekend, would you?
 
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wow, I'd love to...

ride in Utah, especially Moab! I've always wanted to ride there :)
maybe someday!
 

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Congrats! We can keep each other posted on KTM upgrades. LoriKTM is way ahead of us though. Give us a ride report ASAP. :cool:
 

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Yet another convert...:cool:

Soon, very soon, we will TAKE OVER THE WORLD! (maniacal laughter)

Good choice, and enjoy the new scoot, KTMHolley!
 
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Pumpkinheads Unite!!

I am hoping to get it by this weekend, so I can ride it on Sunday.... it's *almost* too pretty to ride though!
Maybe I won't crash as much on it as I do on the YZ though ;)
I know nothing about KTMs, so I better start learning ASAP!
I'm proud to have joined the elite ranks of pumpkinheads all over the world:eek:
 
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Whaaaa hoooo! Another female member in the punkin' patch! :) Congratulations! Excellent choice. You're going to love it. Man, I wish we all could be together at DW01!

We are definitely going to have to organize another women's ride. I have a feeling the favorite color will be ORANGE!! :)
 
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Where do you do most of your riding? I haven't ridden at all up in your neck of the woods and would love to come up and try it - any suggestions of where to go that doesn't have a lot of steep downhills? I'll bet your new bike is immaculate knowing Richard - think he cleaned it with a silver brush after every ride :cool:
 
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T Bone....

we ride almost exclusively in the Tillamook Forest, since it's so close to our house. We stage at Browns or Rogers Camp, or Lyda camp. There are intermediate trails to totally gnarly trails as well.
We also ride the Trask, but it's over by Tillamook, quite a bit further. I like it better, there is nobody over there and the trails are in really good shape, but it does have alot of steep stuff.
You should come up and ride with us, are you down in the Eugene area?
I haven't got the bike yet, Richard is doing the suspension and swapping out rims and tires, but Mark took pictures of it...and it's almost too pretty to ride!
It looks like Richard is as fanatical as we are about keeping our bikes clean and maintenenced! He was horrified when Mark told him we ride in the sand though!
 
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Yes, we're down in Eugene and we'd love to come up and ride. I know that I've been to all those places at one time or another when my husband is racing. I'm game for going up anything steep just wimp out when it comes to heading back down. I'm working on that though.... someday I will succeed!
Your new bike is definitely sharp. I rode a KTM 200 a couple of weeks ago and really liked it - I'm envious!
 
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T Bone, you'll have to come up and ride, we're not that far...just got the bike yesterday....
all I can say is ' WOW!'. I have only been able to ride it around the house, but I can't believe the difference between it and the YZ....I think I'll be able to get up the hills with NO problems!
As for going down hills, I don't know why, but I MUCH prefer it...doesn't scare me as much. Maybe cuz I used to race slalom skiing?! I'm used to going down steep things....just not UP them...
This bike feels like it was made for me, I can now touch on the tippy toes of both my feet...Richard took it down 2 inches for me. And we ordered the seat foam that will give me another inch, I think it will be perfect then.
I guess that's what happens when you have a professional sell you a bike :)
I can't wait to go riding...I'm calling in sick Wed. afternoon, wanna meet us at the Albany track?!
 
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Sorry for the late reply but we took a couple of days off and went salmon fishing. I've never ridden on a MX track and don't know if a Wed practice night would be the time to start - I'd probably tick off a lot of riders:p How do you like the bike? Richard said he lowered it and it turned out really nice - congrats! I was hoping to get a KTM 250 4-stroke but I guess they've put a hold on releasing them so now I think I'll check out the TM 250's.
 
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I do love it....ALOT! I rode it for the first time yesterday, and found I was able to climb trails that I wouldn't think of doing on the YZ. Just rode right up them like a little orange mountain goat!
Need to fix the jetting however, something is really wrong with it.
And Richard did an AWESOME job on the suspension (of course!). I'm glad he lowered it a full 2 inches since I can still barely touch ....but it makes all the difference in the world. It's heavier than the 125 though, and I had to pick it up a couple of times....ugh! OTOH, I didn't fall all the time like I do on the 125 in the woods :D
Also, it has a steering stabilizer on it that I have no idea how to use. I cranked it all the way to the left, and it seemed to work best there. Any clockwise setting at all had the bike not wanting to steer...which was not good since it almost sent me over a cliff!
My bum wasn't sore at all either, nice cushy seat on that bike compared to the 125 as well. And Sharla, I'm not having trouble with the clutch at all, it's very easy to pull on, almost butter clutch.
I think it will be fun on the track if we stiffen up the suspension too.
I think I'm in love!
 

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Glad you like it! Did the previous owner do anything to make the clutch light?

As for weight, I removed the kickstand, headlight, taillight, and stock silencer. I think most of that was done to yours though. I don’t fill up my gas tank either unless I’m going for a looonnng ride.

Do you know what jets are in it now? I am running a 1468 needle on the 3rd clip, a 182 (or 185—not sure) main and stock 45 pilot. We have it pretty close. I’m not fouling plugs anymore and it starts easily but it still spooges a bit and Steve thinks we can get it closer. I’ll let you know what I end up with.