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boyd32450 02-10-2013 05:44 PM

990 Adventure
How hard is it to hack a 990 Adventure or SE? Has anyone here done it?

FR700 02-10-2013 06:20 PM

Never been tried , nor has there been a thread in this forum asking that question.

boyd32450 02-10-2013 07:31 PM

Well I did a search:D

FR700 02-10-2013 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by boyd32450 (Post 20696799)
Well I did a search:D

So did I :lol3

Typed ktm 990 adventure sidecar into google and got some hits ... as usual , ADV had the best results including those pics in a thread.

And the link to where I got the pic's from that discusses your question.


jaydmc 02-11-2013 08:27 AM

We get asked several times every year about doing one of these. So far no one has brought us a bike to design off of. I see no real issues doing this bike.
Jay G
DMC sidecars

hensmen 02-13-2013 12:47 AM

hensmen 02-13-2013 12:48 AM

hensmen 02-13-2013 12:49 AM

hensmen 02-13-2013 12:51 AM

for all who like to travel with dogs

DRONE 02-13-2013 10:35 PM

The only difficulty I see with the 990, especially the SE, is the high center of gravity on those right-handers. As long as you can deal with that OK, I think a 990 hack would be a cool backcountry rig! Looks like on those rigs in the pics above, all of them are sitting lower than a solo bike which to me kinda makes good sense. Low profile car tires and leading links.

SamM 02-14-2013 01:22 AM

The biggest downfall would be the engine.

DRONE 02-14-2013 07:59 AM


Originally Posted by SamM (Post 20722142)
The biggest downfall would be the engine.

Yes, I'm sure 105hp through a 6-speed gearbox will be horribly disappointing. :rofl

SamM 02-14-2013 02:02 PM

When you're sitting along side the road, trust me it's not funny. I have one!

davebig 02-14-2013 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by SamM (Post 20726401)
When you're sitting along side the road, trust me it's not funny. I have one!

They are lighter and higher than our ABSi GS easier to pickup or push off the road, BMW in recent years has had their share of disappointments available ! DB

pops 02-14-2013 10:41 PM

Hi boyd32450
A few years ago i was thinking about fitting a sidecar on to my ktm 950 adv . The 950 adv is gone ,so i will never know how good or bad it would have been :cry.
I went with the bmw 1150 gsa instead.
I still think that a 950 - 990 adv with a Leading link front end and the 40lt tanks would make a unreal setup for off road . That photo of the blue Romer outfit still gives me a stiffy :1drink

Cheers Ian

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