Re: Adventures with a 1986 KTM MXC 500 Widowmaker
Just read your story about this KTM Monster.
I grew up in the 70's riding a Kawasaki 250 two stroke. I thought it was a bad *** bike until a friend bought a 1976 Yamaha YZ400. Your description of the power of your KTM brought back the memory of my first ride on that beast... Like you I was shaking when I got off that bike. Unbelievable power on demand. That friend ending up getting badly injured when he lost control of it and smacked a car. Bike was totaled, and friend was in the hospital for almost a year with multiple broken bones and spinal injuries.
Being older, wiser and more fragile, I now ride a 2007 Honda Shadow Aero...
Baby Orange my 2003 Kubota BX2230D: FEL, Two 60" MMMs
Fred Cain Landscape Rake
Big Mouth my 1985 Craftsman GTV-18 917.253730
W/44" Mower deck 917.253645
1984 Craftsman GT-18/6 917.253.744 (In pieces...)
Dozer my 1984 Craftsman GT-18/6 917.255910
W/Dozer/Snow blade 486.254021
Sears large yard cart 287.61520