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02 KTM Adv vs 85 Honda XL600LMF

Hi,

I have a Honda XL600LMF, great nick - needs a carb rebuild. a few good overland extras.

I have seen an 02 KTM Adv for sale at a decent price so I am not thinking about dosh here.

Can anyone offer me advice on which would *really* be the better bike for a trip to South America later this year. Mechanically, the Honda seems simpler. Is the KTM gonna be a nightmare to maintain and cost me silly money to repair or all those runours just false

Oh, and I'll be doing some 2-up!

Thanks for any pointers,

Paul
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Thumbs up Honda amigo!

Paul,i think KTM are great bikes but here in the south Honda is every where!!!!
In Argentina there are two KTM stores alone.
Honda you will find on every little city.Xl spares maybe not on every store but youl find them.
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