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Old 04-28-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Tearing up Washington on my KTM 990 R

Today is a good day. I sold my BMW R1200GS and picked up a brand new 2011 KTM 990 R yesterday. Going to add some updates right away, including a Black Dog skid plate and stand relocation plate.

No jokes about a KTM being towed by a BMW!



Here she is



Black Dog skid plate:



And their stand relocation plate:



Ready to ride!
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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Now you are cooking...

I have one just like yours...great bikes!

I would suggest Akra cans and KTM folding mirrors. I would also recommend going to NAPA and get some Stainless Steel valve stem caps.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:25 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new motorkykle... I have been missing my 950 for some time.

Where about are you tearing up Washington?
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:13 PM   #4
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Nice! You'll love it. Make sure you post up pictures of your trips!
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:19 PM   #5
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I have one just like yours...great bikes!

I would suggest Akra cans and KTM folding mirrors. I would also recommend going to NAPA and get some Stainless Steel valve stem caps.
Go with the Wings cans! Cj designs has great folding mirrors too and they actually helped with the buffeting issue.
Congrats!
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:17 AM   #6
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Thumb Nice bike Bro!

Congrats on an excellent choice! I kinda came from the other way: KLR 650 to KTM. Nice to see someone that has experienced the big GS having some Orange koolaid! Absolutely LOVE my '10 R!
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:32 AM   #7
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No jokes about a KTM being towed chauffeured by a BMW!
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:43 AM   #8
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Went from a GSA indirectly to a 990.....apples and oranges....
totally different ride...you will love this bike.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #9
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I did the same thing. I got the pleasure of riding anouther inmates gs a few weeks ago and I am definatly happy with my decision. I've done about 18k on the 990 so far, what a amazing bike!
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:02 PM   #10
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Good call on the swap
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:44 AM   #11
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I bought one last year, best buy ever - love it.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:39 AM   #12
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Apple and Oranges

I am thinking about making the move to a 990 R, and I am curious about the differences in ride. I found a dealer willing to sell a 2011 new for $11.7k but, I have read if you don't have a tall inseam you won't be happy. So, all you inmates that have made the move, please provide your input.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #13
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I am thinking about making the move to a 990 R, and I am curious about the differences in ride. I found a dealer willing to sell a 2011 new for $11.7k but, I have read if you don't have a tall inseam you won't be happy. So, all you inmates that have made the move, please provide your input.
thanks
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I am 6' tall, with a 33" inseam, and while I am not flat footed, coming from a motocross background this suits me fine.

I posted this under ride reports, but will post here as well on my thread, breaking her in on dirt seemed logical...

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Old 05-02-2012, 04:23 PM   #14
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I'm 5' 9" with a 30" inseam. Initially the bike will seem tall but you adapt and it soon becomes second nature to you. No worries. Go for it!
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:57 PM   #15
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5' 10" w/ 32' inseam on a 2005 950 Adv, which is just a tad shorter than the current 990R. You get used to the height quickly.
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