Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

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Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby Plake » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:05 pm

Hey guys

Thanks for having me. About to get my first KTM :D

This time last year I had a Fireblade but decided I wanted a naked bike. After a lot of umming and ahing I went for the BMW S1000R sport. It's a phenomenally good bike but after 6 months I've had enough...efficiency... and want a bit more excitement. The Duke made me cackle like a madman on my test ride last year. Dealer has offered me a fair price to change and so I now have a black 1290 Superduke about to be prepped for collection. Due to be picked up on the wife's birthday, she doesn't know I'm changing it yet. Might be slightly problematic, but nothing worth having is easy (the bike I mean :lol: )

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Re: Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby jmann » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:21 pm

Welcome Comrade: Just a tip. Hold off on the delivery for a few days and your marriage might last a few years longer.

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Re: Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby SuperDoopa » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:03 pm

Plake wrote:Hey guys

Thanks for having me. About to get my first KTM :D

This time last year I had a Fireblade but decided I wanted a naked bike. After a lot of umming and ahing I went for the BMW S1000R sport. It's a phenomenally good bike but after 6 months I've had enough...efficiency... and want a bit more excitement. The Duke made me cackle like a madman on my test ride last year. Dealer has offered me a fair price to change and so I now have a black 1290 Superduke about to be prepped for collection. Due to be picked up on the wife's birthday, she doesn't know I'm changing it yet. Might be slightly problematic, but nothing worth having is easy (the bike I mean :lol: )


Tell your wife the new 1290 is her burfday pressie, and she can admire it for as long as she likes. You can help her out giving it regular runs out, and nothing is too much for her :P

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Re: Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby tango2 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:28 pm

Welcome and congratulations on your purchase. On the basis of personal experience I would delay delivery by at least 24 hrs. My wife would recall such an event for at least 50 years ! :D

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Re: Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby Plake » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:43 pm

Cheers guys. Current plan is to take her out to lunch, but either before or after pretend the S1KR has to go to the dealers for a repair of some sort. Then hide the duke in the garage and play it by ear.

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Re: Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby grommet » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:07 pm

Welcome.

Jmann nailed it. Wait a few days.

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Re: Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby Mr_Trecolareco » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:48 pm

Welcome.

You got balls! Not only buying the beast but picking it on your wifes b-day :twisted:

Best of luck with both 8) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby jmjenia » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:29 am

Coming from a guy who is on wife version 2.0...don't give her a chip she can play the rest of eternity, "...and remember when you traded in your brand new BMW for ANOTHER bike..."?

Trust me on this one. Don't ask me how I know.

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Re: Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby Markey » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:18 pm

Congrats dude, you won't regret that PX i can tell you :wink:

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Re: Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby baggieman » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:58 pm

Good move Sir

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Re: Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby ma1290rky » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:45 pm

Sensible man - I took a look at the S1000R thing in the showroom some time ago and decided it had no soul.

You'll love the KTM

Your wife will understand I hope.

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Re: Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby Rxbenny » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:06 am

you 'had' to trade the bmw in for the ktm so you could buy her birthday present....dont forget to buy her something that gives her as much joy

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Re: Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby Plake » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:53 am

:D Thanks all. Monday is Duke Day, can't wait. Have booked a table at the missus' favourite restaurant in Brighton for lunch so hopefully she'll excuse me a couple of hours in the morning...... I know, I'm a terrible person.

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Re: Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:42 pm

Tuesday afternoon. No word from Mr. Plake. He is either riding with a huge grin on his face or looking for a flat as I type.


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Re: Hey - Chopping a new S1000R in for the 1290 SD

Postby Mr_Trecolareco » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:39 am

:lol:

I suppose a 1290 is welcome in my garage, Mr PLake could come and visit every other weekend :twisted: :mrgreen:
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