What does KTM stand for ?

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n...@bnc106nbl.bently.com

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it's trivia time....
Like I said, What does KTM stand for ?
I've checked dealers, The KTM homepage, and local people, but no one
knows.
Since I ride a KTM I think I should know, nay, I have a right to know !

And yes, I do enjoy playing the straightman for any KTM jokes you can come
up with. give it your best shot....

Nate Littrell
'96 ktm 360 exc zip zoom eek bash !

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Benjamin Hill wrote:

>
> n...@bnc106nbl.bently.com wrote:
>
> >it's trivia time....
> >Like I said, What does KTM stand for ?
> >I've checked dealers, The KTM homepage, and local people, but no one
> >knows.
> >Since I ride a KTM I think I should know, nay, I have a right to know !
> >
> >And yes, I do enjoy playing the straightman for any KTM jokes you can come
> >up with. give it your best shot....
> >O.K. Here goes. (:-> Kick Twenty Minutes, Kill The Mutha, Kan't Turn Much.

> >Nate Littrell
> >'96 ktm 360 exc zip zoom eek bash !

Keep The Money?

BTW, Benjamin, did you know you had a little town in Mexico named after
you? Look in northern Sonora!

George
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Benjamin Hill

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n...@bnc106nbl.bently.com wrote:

>it's trivia time....
>Like I said, What does KTM stand for ?
>I've checked dealers, The KTM homepage, and local people, but no one
>knows.
>Since I ride a KTM I think I should know, nay, I have a right to know !
>
>And yes, I do enjoy playing the straightman for any KTM jokes you can come
>up with. give it your best shot....
>O.K. Here goes. (:-> Kick Twenty Minutes, Kill The Mutha, Kan't Turn Much.
>Nate Littrell
>'96 ktm 360 exc zip zoom eek bash !
>

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kiski

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KTM stands for "Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen"

"Kraftfahrzeuge" is the german translation for all kind of engine powered
vehicles
"Trunkenpolz" is the name of the founder of KTM
"Mattighofen" is the town in Austria where the bikes are build

Greetings

Thore from Germany

http://www.wi-inf.uni-essen.de/~kiski/Enduro.html
'96 KTM 620 LC 4 Competition

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Benjamin Hill (imay...@mindspring.com) wrote:
: n...@bnc106nbl.bently.com wrote:

: >it's trivia time....


: >Like I said, What does KTM stand for ?
: >I've checked dealers, The KTM homepage, and local people, but no one
: >knows.
: >Since I ride a KTM I think I should know, nay, I have a right to know !

I was told, and later believed, shudda Kept The Money

: >And yes, I do enjoy playing the straightman for any KTM jokes you can come


: >up with. give it your best shot....

Ooooohhhh, you don' wanna' go there... ;)

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>And yes, I do enjoy playing the straightman for any KTM jokes you can come
>up with. give it your best shot....
>
>

Nate,

you took all the fun out of it... :-)

Kan't Take Motocross. How's that?

TMaxel
Alright Jeremy! Go TEAM Nac Nac!

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teidam

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On Thu, 03 Apr 1997 18:11:52 -0600, n...@bnc106nbl.bently.com wrote:

>it's trivia time....
>Like I said, What does KTM stand for ?
>I've checked dealers, The KTM homepage, and local people, but no one
>knows. Since I ride a KTM I think I should know, nay, I have a right to know !
>

>And yes, I do enjoy playing the straightman for any KTM jokes you can come
>up with. give it your best shot....
>

>Nate Littrell
>'96 ktm 360 exc zip zoom eek bash !

Kan't Take Much

Tom Eidam
"When in doubt, GAS IT !!!"

Stumpy

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Benjamin Hill wrote:
>
> n...@bnc106nbl.bently.com wrote:
>
> >it's trivia time....
> >Like I said, What does KTM stand for ?
> >I've checked dealers, The KTM homepage, and local people, but no one
> >knows.
> >Since I ride a KTM I think I should know, nay, I have a right to know !
> >
> >And yes, I do enjoy playing the straightman for any KTM jokes you can come
> >up with. give it your best shot....

I think it's Katoom.

Stumpy

SSmyers102

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Check out the KTM web site I think it has the history of KTM.

The K and The T are the initials of the two guys who started the
business- pretty sure the T is for Trinkenpolz, or something like that. .

The M is for Mattighofen, the town where KTM is located.

Probably the only serious response you will get to this post, what with
all the KTM envy out there.

Did I tell you guys I got my new 620 ? It's wonderful !


Scott Smyers

Pete

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Alle ist klar!

Almost wished I didn't know.

Pete


kiski wrote:
>
> KTM stands for "Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen"
>
> "Kraftfahrzeuge" is the german translation for all kind of engine powered
> vehicles
> "Trunkenpolz" is the name of the founder of KTM
> "Mattighofen" is the town in Austria where the bikes are build
>
> Greetings
>
> Thore from Germany
>
> http://www.wi-inf.uni-essen.de/~kiski/Enduro.html
> '96 KTM 620 LC 4 Competition
>
> n...@bnc106nbl.bently.com wrote in article <8601120...@dejanews.com>...

K hunwick

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>>n...@bnc106nbl.bently.com writes:
>
>>And yes, I do enjoy playing the straightman for any KTM jokes you can
come
>>up with. give it your best shot....
>
>

>Nate,

>you took all the fun out of it... :-)

>Kan't Take Motocross. How's that?

>TMaxel

Besides Kick Ten Minutes, the real German name is Königswald Technische
Motorenfabrik for the tiny and picturesque Black Forest hamlet of
Königswald-unter-Überhoff that was founded on the ancient Roman camp of
Rotaxis and where the Rotax motor manufacturer first developed and
patented the compression release.

keith - anxiety ridden XR-less searcher of the perfect bike

John Appel

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On Thu, 03 Apr 1997 18:11:52 -0600, n...@bnc106nbl.bently.com wrote:

>it's trivia time....
>Like I said, What does KTM stand for ?
>I've checked dealers, The KTM homepage, and local people, but no one
>knows.
>Since I ride a KTM I think I should know, nay, I have a right to know !
>

>And yes, I do enjoy playing the straightman for any KTM jokes you can come
>up with. give it your best shot....
>

How about Kan`t Take Motocross?

Dongerous

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In article <19970404161...@ladder01.news.aol.com>,
khun...@aol.com (K hunwick) wrote:

> Besides Kick Ten Minutes...

That depends on the model. On some, KTM stands for Kick Twenty Minutes and
on others, it stands for Kick Thirty Minutes!

- Don

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Tom Mahoney

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OK, I'll try;

Known To Mangle
Keeps Torturing Me
Kills Timid Motocrossers
Kidney Tormenting Motorcycle
Kneed Trackside Meatwagon
Known Teutonic Mistake


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Glenn Mayor

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Troy, whats up with your posts, I get a blank space then the sig. Is
it me or is this what everybody else see's?

Glenn

Steve Jamison

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On Fri, 04 Apr 97 10:40:10 GMT, pat...@pop.erols.com (Jo Jo) wrote:

> Here's the scoop........got a KDX the stock rear tire is worn out, the tire
>size 100/100 18 My girlfriend bought me a tire for the bike for Xmass it's a
>Michelin MS11 the size of the tire is 120/90 18. Is this tire size ok to use on
>this bike ? What is the difference between the tire sizes ?? thanx in advance.
>Joey
> (note to MX TUNER ) if you read this you'll remember we talked about this
>before..I gave you the wrong tire sizes....
>
>
I'll give an IMHO on this one. For trail work I prefer to go one size
larger than the recommended size here in the northeast where trails
are mostly rocks, roots, and mud. Several reasons influence this
decision. First, I like the larger side wall for flat and rim
protection. Second, I like the larger footprint when it starts to get
real deep and muddy. I am generally a midrange rider and try not to
spin the wheel excessively. Try to be smoother and not moto in the
woods. For deep sand runs this advice goes out the window as you
will need to be able to break the tire loose and an oversize tire for
the engine will not allow you to do this easily.

Steve Jamison
aged CRE250 pilot


djone...@aol.com

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>Here's the scoop........got a KDX the stock rear tire is worn out, the tire
>size 100/100 18 My girlfriend bought me a tire for the bike for Xmass

The world needs more women like yours! Treat her well!

David

Ross Meyer

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"Kost Too Much" to buy and maintain. I know two guys that bought new KTM's and
they sold/traded them within a year. Each one had crank bearing/seal problems
and one had clutch problems. Needless to say niether of them will ever buy
another KTM. On the otherhand I know a couple other guys who have had no
problems and rave about their bikes, luck of the draw I guess.

Ross Meyer
94 xr600r


Steve Jamison

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Kreigsmarine Thomfenagle Motorwerks
Steve Jamison
aged CRE250 wannabe

Jo Jo

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Here's the scoop........got a KDX the stock rear tire is worn out, the tire

Jo Jo

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My spokes are still tight, but not as tight as they were when they were
new....they don't have that "boynggggg" sound to them when you tap
them.....anyway, the rims are still very true also. Is there a certain
"pattern" that use use when tightening then as to not pull them out of round??
I already know not to tighten all the spokes on one side..... is there a secret
to it or is it like tightening the spokes on my old BMX and mountain
bikes.....The spoke wrench that's built into the spark plug wrench is kinda
cheezy any brand favorites that you like to use...... thanx again Joey

Cam Mitchell

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> Did I tell you guys I got my new 620 ? It's wonderful !

Don't think so, but congrats!! I was thinking of getting a 97 KTM360M/XC, but
I just bought a '94 KX500 last night.. it was MINT, about 20 hrs on it, never
even been on its side, gas in it was a year and a half old.. and the owner was
an ex-motocrosser so it was all tuned and dialed in for the climate.. it's just
perfect! See ya on the trails!

> Scott Smyers

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Steve Jamison

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On Sat, 05 Apr 1997 03:59:15 GMT, mxt...@atl.mindspring.com (Mark
Klein) wrote:


>MX Tuner
>P.S. I still want your wife's sisters number
>
>
Sorry MX, you'll have to earn your own. They just don't give national
supercross numbers to any twinkie. :-)
Steve

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In article <33451ae1...@snews.zippo.com>, gma...@erols.com (Glenn Mayor) writes:

>Troy, whats up with your posts, I get a blank space then the sig. Is
>it me or is this what everybody else see's?
>
>Glenn
>
>
>tma...@aol.com wrote:
>
>>
>>

No that is just the very latest in AOL stealth technology.
White text on a white background. Plus it will double the
"bandwidth" because you still have room for another
post right on top of it!

David
(disgruntled AOL user)

Mark Klein

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The Michelins are sized differently from all other brands. A 120
Michelin is the same size as a 100 Dunlop or Bridgestone. You will
LOVE the MS11!!

Mark Klein

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>Like I said, What does KTM stand for ?

Kick The Mother!!!

MX Tuner


MXtexas

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Kick Twenty Minutes
Kill the Mechanic

Jo Jo

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On 4/4/97 10:47PM, in message <3355cb09...@news.webspan.net>, Steve
Jamison <xspa...@webspan.net> wrote:

> On Sat, 05 Apr 1997 03:59:15 GMT, mxt...@atl.mindspring.com (Mark
> Klein) wrote:
>
>

> >MX Tuner
> >P.S. I still want your wife's sisters number
> >
> >

> Sorry MX, you'll have to earn your own. They just don't give national
> supercross numbers to any twinkie. :-)
> Steve

> LOL LOL LOL I couldn't stop Laufing !!!! Joey

EnduroRidr

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>Kreigsmarine Thomfenagle Motorwerks
>Steve Jamison
>aged CRE250 wannabe

And all this time I thought it stood for:
"Kick Twenty Minutes"

-Pat

DAREL DOMDEY

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SSmyers102 wrote:
>
> Check out the KTM web site I think it has the history of KTM.
>
> The K and The T are the initials of the two guys who started the
> business- pretty sure the T is for Trinkenpolz, or something like that. .
>
> The M is for Mattighofen, the town where KTM is located.
>
> Probably the only serious response you will get to this post, what with
> all the KTM envy out there.
>
> Did I tell you guys I got my new 620 ? It's wonderful !
>
> Scott Smyers
You're pretty much correct. The founders of the company were Herr
Kronrief, Eric Trunkenpolz and the M stands for the town of Mattighofen.

Darel Domdey
97 300 EXC
95 620 RXC (Too much fun, I'm going to jail!)

Warren Murray

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KonTinuous Maintenance.

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Space Cadet

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On Thu, 03 Apr 1997 18:11:52 -0600, n...@bnc106nbl.bently.com wrote:

>it's trivia time....


>Like I said, What does KTM stand for ?

>I've checked dealers, The KTM homepage, and local people, but no one
>knows.
>Since I ride a KTM I think I should know, nay, I have a right to know !
>
>And yes, I do enjoy playing the straightman for any KTM jokes you can come
>up with. give it your best shot....
>

>Nate Littrell
>'96 ktm 360 exc zip zoom eek bash !

Good question, Nate--
I think KTM means Kronreif-Trunkenpolz-Mattighofen

I know the founder was Hans Trunkenpolz before WWII,
the company was founded in the town of Mattinghofen,
but Kronreif? A common German name, and there are companies
by that name, so maybe it was a partner of Hans? Not sure on this one.

I'll cross post this to the German motorcycle group--they'll know the
answer! Hope this helps!

Jon


__ratbikeracing____________________<<<<<<<<-00............

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In article <3347E3...@mail.connect.usq.edu.au>, Warren Murray <q885...@mail.connect.usq.edu.au> writes:

>KonTinuous Maintenance.
>
>
<LOL>
I like this one the best!! Never heard this one!

TMaxel
Alright Jeremy! Go TEAM Nac Nac!

Florian Ilgenfritz

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Tag zusammen!

jonb wrote in [33473345...@news.lava.net] concerning
,,Re: What does KTM stand for ?'':


> Good question, Nate--
> I think KTM means Kronreif-Trunkenpolz-Mattighofen

It means "Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattinghofen" and I'm quite sure
this can be found somewhere on the homepage.

BTW: Kraftfahrzeuge means motor vehicles.

> I'll cross post this to the German motorcycle group--they'll know
> the answer! Hope this helps!

There you go. :)

flo

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Rob Hunter

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n...@bnc106nbl.bently.com wrote:
>
> it's trivia time....
> Like I said, What does KTM stand for ?
> I've checked dealers, The KTM homepage, and local people, but no one
> knows.
> Since I ride a KTM I think I should know, nay, I have a right to know !
>
> And yes, I do enjoy playing the straightman for any KTM jokes you can come
> up with. give it your best shot....
>
> Nate Littrell
> '96 ktm 360 exc zip zoom eek bash !
>
> -------------------==== Posted via Deja News ====-----------------------
> http://www.dejanews.com/ Search, Read, Post to Usenet

Nate,

The K stands for Koenig (Austrian/German for King) nothing to do with
Shayne King.
The T stands for Trunkenpoltz (The name of the family that founded the
company).
The M stands for Mattighoffen (The small Austrian town near the swiss
bordrer were the factory is located.

Rob Hunter
http://home.xtra.co.nz/hosts/Motocross

Carey K. Umbarger

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Would you guys get a CLUE. there is not a JAP bike as well made , or that
has the quality of a new KTM. Look at any 3 or 4 year old KTM, verses a 3
or 4 year old Jap bike. The Japer is ready for the scrapper and the KTM is
still going strong. It may not steer like a Japer But with the right
talent it will smoke ANYTHING just as fast as any bike out there. KTM 4
stroke qualifies for a Supercross main... I wish they would hire some REAL
talent for the outdoor campaign.. the would kick some a-- guaranteed.
get on the wagon boys, KTM's future is going to be very strong and
eventfull.

SCAREY

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Rainer Tschauder

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jo...@lava.net (Space Cadet) meinte:


>I think KTM means Kronreif-Trunkenpolz-Mattighofen

no, it means *Keine Tausen Kilometer*

e.g. *Not 700 Miles*

that means KTM-Worker have done a good Job ;-))


Pokal oder Spital
(Sieg oder Flieg)

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Joachim Heller

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In article <3348c1eb...@news.rwth-aachen.de>, Rai...@ifas.rwth-aachen.de (Rainer Tschauder) writes:
|> jo...@lava.net (Space Cadet) meinte:
|>
|>
|> >I think KTM means Kronreif-Trunkenpolz-Mattighofen
|>
|> no, it means *Keine Tausen Kilometer*
|>
|> e.g. *Not 700 Miles*

No no no, 'Keine Tausend *METER*'
or another common one: Kick ten minutes :)))

Ciao Joachim

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Killer Trick Motor (yaa right, o.k. maybe cupcake qualifies)
Also the 550 qualifies as a Killer Teutonic Missile.
Kool Trick Machine I'm trying but I can't come up with anything
derogatory.
Kill The Maker

--
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In article <01bc431d$2482dd80$63ed61ce@default>, "Carey K. Umbarger" <hus...@willowtree.com> writes:

> there is not a JAP bike as well made , or that
>has the quality of a new KTM.

<LOL>

Scarey, your scaring me.... your taking this a little seriously aren't you?
Hey, KTM is getting the riders this year, lets see what happens. As a
former KTM owner, I dis-agree with your KTM view. Don't take me
wrong, I loved the bike, but it was a bitch to work on and COSTLY!

Hey, if your going to take KTM slams to heart, you better find another
newsgroup! KTM could win three consecutive Championships and they
will still be slammed in RMD! Its MX nature. :-)

TMaxel

P.S. The KTM stands for Kurtious TMaxel! :-)

Hans Angrick

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Am Mon, 07 Apr 1997 09:46:25 GMT schrieb Rai...@ifas.rwth-aachen.de (Rainer
Tschauder) hier:


>no, it means *Keine Tausend Kilometer*
***********
Must have been at times the KTMs were named KTK!


>
>e.g. *Not 700 Miles*
>
>that means KTM-Worker have done a good Job ;-))
>

IMHO the right translation is: K ein T ouren M otorrad
(no touring bike)


Hans
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Carey Umbarger

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Max,
your right, I may be taking this a bit to seriously, but the new bikes
speak for them selves. I will try to take all of you a bit less seriously.
Thanks,
Carey

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caribou1

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Gee, I think the power is kind of friendly. OK, I admit it. I'm afraid
to sit on it while its running. ;)
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95 KTM 300 MX/C "Sissy"
94 KTM 550 MX/C "Cupcake"
90 Intruder 1400 "Suzie"
Lynn 96 XR100 "Putt-Putt"

Kaneda

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KTM stand for "Kronreif-Trunkenpolz Mattighofen"
like some of the other already wrote, Mattighofen is the city where the
manufactory is, and the other two
are names, the founder: Hans Trunkenpolz from Mattighofen built KTM
("Kronreif-Trunkenpolz Mattighofen") and Kronreif I do not know right now!
Sorry.
Thats it, that shoud answer some of your questions. Oh one other thing
Kronreif means in German Crown-bracelet and Trunkenpolz is something like
drunkhead, thats one reason why you will not find anything on KTMs own
Homepage.

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Space Cadet

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On Fri, 04 Apr 97 10:40:10 GMT, pat...@pop.erols.com (Jo Jo) wrote:

> Here's the scoop........got a KDX the stock rear tire is worn out, the tire
>size 100/100 18 My girlfriend bought me a tire for the bike for Xmass it's a
>Michelin MS11 the size of the tire is 120/90 18. Is this tire size ok to use on
>this bike ? What is the difference between the tire sizes ?? thanx in advance.
>Joey
> (note to MX TUNER ) if you read this you'll remember we talked about this
>before..I gave you the wrong tire sizes....
>

Hi Jo--

If you were running a 100/100 18, you probably have a 100cc or 125cc
bike? The 120/90 18 will have shorter sidewalls (the 90 vs the 100),
so that is ok...*but*...the 120 is a lot bigger (wider) than your
100/100 was...and the tire may be too big to fit in the swingarm.

Try taking the back wheel off and see if the bare tire will even fit
in the swingarm without rubbing. If you have lots of room on both
sides, ok, but if it is close (1/4" or so), don't chance it. If you
mount the tire, it might be offset to one side and still ride.

If you haven't mounted the tire on the rim, you can probably exchange
it for a smaller tire that will fit, but if you mount it, it will
become a "used" tire and they won't let you exchange it.

jon

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Kaneda

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Apr 7, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/7/97
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> jo...@lava.net (Space Cadet) meinte:
>
>
> >I think KTM means Kronreif-Trunkenpolz-Mattighofen
>
> no, it means *Keine Tausen Kilometer*
>
> e.g. *Not 700 Miles*
>
> that means KTM-Worker have done a good Job ;-))


Das kenne ich auch auch noch "Keine Tausen Meter" und "Kinder Tret Mobil"
-children kick mobile?!

Christian Gockel

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Apr 7, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/7/97
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Hallo Hans!

Du schicktest am 07.04.97 zum Thema Re: What does KTM stand for ?
folgenden Text auf die Datenleitung:

> >no, it means *Keine Tausend Kilometer*
> ***********
> Must have been at times the KTMs were named KTK!
> >

> >e.g. *Not 700 Miles*
> >
> >that means KTM-Worker have done a good Job ;-))
> >
>

> IMHO the right translation is: K ein T ouren M otorrad
> (no touring bike)

Wasn't it: KartoffelTretMaschine? ;-)

Christian

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Nitrous Oxide

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Apr 8, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/8/97
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Kaneda wrote:

> Das kenne ich auch auch noch "Keine Tausen Meter" und "Kinder Tret Mobil"
> -children kick mobile?!

Bitte? No mein freunden the real meaning of KTM is:

Kitsch Technical Muppet.

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*HRC Kit Pending*

Posting email is a real domain and anti Spam tactic. Replies to that
address will disappear into the ether.

Real reply Email is: jo...@motorcycle.co.uk

http://www.motorcycle.co.uk/

Warren Murray

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Apr 8, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/8/97
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Carey K. Umbarger over-reacted:

>
> Would you guys get a CLUE. there is not a JAP bike as well made , or that
> has the quality of a new KTM. Look at any 3 or 4 year old KTM, verses a 3
> or 4 year old Jap bike. The Japer is ready for the scrapper and the KTM is
> still going strong. It may not steer like a Japer But with the right
> talent it will smoke ANYTHING yadda yadda yadda

Mmm, don't know about the reliability side of things . . . friend of
mine bought a KTM-250, was out for a quiet ride one day soon after
purchase, next thing back wheel locks up and he skids to a halt. Pulls
in clutch and the bike rolls forward - heart sinks. Seized piston,
stuffed bore. KTM replaced it under warranty, only after much umming and
ahhing and making excuses and trying to blame the rider. They reckon
it's the only case of it they've had in Australia.

Oh and then it blew the flasher unit for the indicators. So I'm just
going to go ahead and make a wild generalisation from this and say ALL
KTM's are unreliable!

But having said that I've ridden the thing and power-wise it is FILTHY!
'fraid they're just too esoteric and expensive to maintain/accessorise
for me to consider one a viable purchase tho.

Radbert Grimmig

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Apr 8, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/8/97
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hans.ang...@t-online.de (Hans Angrick) writes:
>IMHO the right translation is: K ein T ouren M otorrad

Nononooo - it means "Kick Ten Minutes". Seriously.

Gruss, Radbert
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Kaneda

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Apr 8, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/8/97
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Question of the week:
what does Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaky stands for?

;-)

Simmonsmc

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Apr 9, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/9/97
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Jon is correct,except this does not apply to Michelin tires they use a
different way to size thier tires.

Mike Simmons

michael piescki

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Apr 9, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/9/97
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you not knowing how to spell


Mark Klein

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Apr 9, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/9/97
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>If you were running a 100/100 18, you probably have a 100cc or 125cc
>bike? The 120/90 18 will have shorter sidewalls (the 90 vs the 100),
>so that is ok...*but*...the 120 is a lot bigger (wider) than your
>100/100 was...and the tire may be too big to fit in the swingarm.

The Michelin 120 is the SAME SIZE as most all other 100's.

MX Tuner


Keith Grünberger

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Apr 9, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/9/97
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Florian Ilgenfritz wrote:
>
> Tag zusammen!
>
> jonb wrote in [33473345...@news.lava.net] concerning
> ,,Re: What does KTM stand for ?'':
>
> > Good question, Nate--

> > I think KTM means Kronreif-Trunkenpolz-Mattighofen
>
> It means "Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattinghofen" and I'm quite sure
> this can be found somewhere on the homepage.
>
> BTW: Kraftfahrzeuge means motor vehicles.
>
> > I'll cross post this to the German motorcycle group--they'll know
> > the answer! Hope this helps!
>
> There you go. :)
>
> flo
>
> Florian Ilgenfritz - 90451 Nuernberg, GER - mail: f...@flo.franken.de --
> Honda CBX 550 F - The ACME Thunderer! - black'n'red - 94 db - 30 Mm ---

KTM are built in AUSTRIA (we dont have Kanguroos) and not in Germany!

Just wanted to get that straight!

Scotty!

Stefan Bigalke

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Apr 9, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/9/97
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Hi!

Ihr habt ja mal wieder gar keine Ahnung! ;-)
You nuts!

KTM = Kick twenty minutes

oder

KTM = Kein Tuning moeglich ( no tuning possible)

Tschuess, Stefan

Hugh A. Caldwell

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Good,Bad, and Ugly.

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Dan Nitschke

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Apr 9, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/9/97
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Kaneda wrote:
>
> Question of the week:
> what does Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaky stands for?

About ten minutes, and then their feet get tired and
they sit down.


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place to go, and just keep truckin' on. -- The Grateful Dead

Julian Simmonds

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Apr 10, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/10/97
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Since I missed the first article, and only have the gist of it, here
goes.

As a rule of thumb, 125's and 200's should have a tyre of 100/100.
250's should go for 110/100 and over 250's should have 120 - I think.

I had a magazine article somewhere but I dunno where so I am going from
memory here.

By running a wider tyre on the rim the first problem is that the engine
will bog down because of the increased grip. I don't know if it will
cause damage to the bike, (as long as it fits inside the swing arm) but
keeping it to the original spec's is advisable.

Exchange that tyre for one that is the same size as the original if you
can..............

Hope this helps.

Julian.


Space Cadet wrote:
>
> On Fri, 04 Apr 97 10:40:10 GMT, pat...@pop.erols.com (Jo Jo) wrote:
>
> > Here's the scoop........got a KDX the stock rear tire is worn out, the tire
> >size 100/100 18 My girlfriend bought me a tire for the bike for Xmass it's a
> >Michelin MS11 the size of the tire is 120/90 18. Is this tire size ok to use on
> >this bike ? What is the difference between the tire sizes ?? thanx in advance.
> >Joey
> > (note to MX TUNER ) if you read this you'll remember we talked about this
> >before..I gave you the wrong tire sizes....
> >
> Hi Jo--
>

> If you were running a 100/100 18, you probably have a 100cc or 125cc
> bike? The 120/90 18 will have shorter sidewalls (the 90 vs the 100),
> so that is ok...*but*...the 120 is a lot bigger (wider) than your
> 100/100 was...and the tire may be too big to fit in the swingarm.
>

> Try taking the back wheel off and see if the bare tire will even fit
> in the swingarm without rubbing. If you have lots of room on both
> sides, ok, but if it is close (1/4" or so), don't chance it. If you
> mount the tire, it might be offset to one side and still ride.
>
> If you haven't mounted the tire on the rim, you can probably exchange
> it for a smaller tire that will fit, but if you mount it, it will
> become a "used" tire and they won't let you exchange it.
>
> jon
>
> __ratbikeracing____________________<<<<<<<<-00............


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Mark Warren

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Apr 10, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/10/97
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I haven't seen anyone post this one yet:

KTM:

Kick Till Monday! :-)

-mw
'96 KTM 360 SX
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Wolfgang Decker

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Apr 10, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/10/97
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I am sure it was Kick Twenty (!) Minutes!!

Pope John Paul

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> Kaneda wrote:
>
> Question of the week:
> what does [...] Kawasaki stands for?

Keiner Ahnt Was An Schrott Alles Käuflich Ist


Carsten

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Apr 10, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/10/97
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>Question of the week:


>what does Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaky stands for?
>
>

Championships?!?! <LOL>

(Thanks for not including Suzuki ;-)) After this year, Suzuki will stand for
a '97 SX and MX Championship in the 250s! Go JMG!!!

O.K., I have that out of my system now.

TMaxel

Wolfgang Hermann

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Apr 10, 1997, 3:00:00 AM4/10/97
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Pope John Paul schrieb im Beitrag
> > what does [...] Kawasaki stands for?
>
> Keiner Ahnt Was An Schrott Alles Käuflich Ist

Ich
Kenne Aber Wesentliche Argumente Sich An Kawasaki Interessieren
zu müssen.

Deswegen sag ich euch jetzt was YAMAHA heißt :

1.) Yoghurtbecher, Aber Mit Aufgeklebter Hupenknopfbedienungs -
Anleitung

oder

2.) Yetibeförderung Auf Möhre, Am Himalaya Anzutreffen

oder , und das interessiert vielleicht die Andrea Trampler am meisten...
aber ich glaub die hat gar keine Yamaha.....

3.) Yoga Aufm Motorrad : Aber Hallo Andrea


und SUZUKI :

Saumöhre, Und Zwar Unterste Kategorie : Ihhhhhh


Gruß,
Wolfgang


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William Corona

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