990 Adventure Maintenance and other stuff
Been riding adventure bikes for a while. Had a couple of Strom 1000s and now ride a 2002 R1150GS. The 990 Adventure has been tickling me for a while, and I am strongly considering it as my next bike. Every summer I typically take a 5,000 mile trip. Mostly paved, but, since I avoid the interstate like the plague, I often find myself, unexpectedly, in the middle of a dirt/gravel road.. The latter kinda roads also seem to come along in National and State parks, when I want to get to the really cool spots.
Seems like the Crush is calling louder. Downloaded the manual yesterday, and have been reading quite a number of reviews. One of the reviewers states that service intervals in the 990 Adventure happen more often than in most bikes, including valve adjustments. Is this true? Bike seems to be praised for its simplicity, which is one thing that makes it attractive.