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Old 12-04-2012, 05:47 AM   #466
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Hey Guys,

After a couple years of lurking around and asking annoying questions I finally pulled the trigger and bought my first KTM 990 Adventure. Thanks for the help.
Sp now what sit and wait till spring or ride it through the winter.
Nice bike and welcome to the world of orange let the spending begin
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:47 PM   #467
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Hey Guys,

After a couple years of lurking around and asking annoying questions I finally pulled the trigger and bought my first KTM 990 Adventure. Thanks for the help.
awesome - but beware of anyone trying to convince you to ride "the Ahmic trail"
I'm interested to hear what you think of the massive wind screen
I read every post on the subject and then cut 4" off the stocker
had the Rallyraid screen - didn't find it any good for me
I like to look through the windscreen somewhat - habit from years on crotchrocket ?
mind you I'm just a bit taller than average !
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:45 PM   #468
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:51 PM   #469
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awesome - but beware of anyone trying to convince you to ride "the Ahmic trail"
I'm interested to hear what you think of the massive wind screen
I read every post on the subject and then cut 4" off the stocker
had the Rallyraid screen - didn't find it any good for me
I like to look through the windscreen somewhat - habit from years on crotchrocket ?
mind you I'm just a bit taller than average !
The tall screen is pretty sweet it looks goofy but with the heated grips its great. I can't really tell about any buffeting yet, I'm still wearing a motocross helmet even on the highways. Once my new helmet comes in I'll have a better idea. If the weather stays as it is I'll throw on the stock one and give you my thoughts or you can just borrow the screen and try it for your self.

I feel like I've gone from using a telegraph machine to a smart phone..... This bike is amazing. I will have to bulk up if I'm going to be wrestling this pig down any hairy trails though.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #470
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Powder Coating

I'm getting my crash bars powder coated soon so if anyone has anything that they need done let me know, we can get a better price if we have enough worth doing.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:14 PM   #471
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I'm getting my crash bars powder coated soon so if anyone has anything that they need done let me know, we can get a better price if we have enough worth doing.
Hay I know what you mean about the difference in bikes, went from a KLR to the 690. Like riding a tractor to driving a sports car that goes off road also.

As for the power coating where are you getting it done and whats the cost, might want to do my frame?
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:14 PM   #472
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Anyone out riding yet ? Thinking of bringing my bike out of storage after this weekend. Ice is finally off my back road, highways are nice and dry.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:04 PM   #473
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Anyone out riding yet ? Thinking of bringing my bike out of storage after this weekend. Ice is finally off my back road, highways are nice and dry.
I was waiting on a few parts, wheel bearings that is. Turn out the rear on the 690 is the same as the 950/990 but no one drives those bikes or needs rear wheel bearings.y bike is close to being back together just have a few loose ends to finish this weekend I hope. It starts and runs so that's a good thing. Hope to do a test spin on Monday then tie up the loose wires.
Bring the girl out what are you waiting for, spring. Saw some guys out on hogs today so if they can do it so can you.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:30 AM   #474
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Anyone out riding yet ? Thinking of bringing my bike out of storage after this weekend. Ice is finally off my back road, highways are nice and dry.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:31 AM   #475
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Hey Man, Well the big girls being stored in Bracebridge so I might head out from there for a ride, we should head out sometime next week if your around. Anyone else in for a ride ? If we get enough of us we can get matching jackets and create some terror.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:21 PM   #476
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Anyone up for some riding in the Muskoka/Parry Sound area?
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:28 PM   #477
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Make sure you don't get in over your head...



This was on the 85 (or 82?) trail between Novar Boundary rd and Old Centurion. I'd ridden it a few times in previous years. This time by myself (first mistake), and I didn't walk it first (second mistake). Rear end of the bike was submerged to the rack / seat for 2 hrs before I was able to get help and retrieve her. Mosquitos were nasty.

Once pulled back onto dry land, she started right up (after draining the exhaust system and cranking for 30 seconds...).
If I get the oil changed tomorrow and find no issues, I'll ride a bit with my son this weekend. But not that stretch.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:31 PM   #478
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I always thought those winches they sell for bikes were a bit of a joke but I bet it would have come in useful in that situation...


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Make sure you don't get in over your head...



This was on the 85 (or 82?) trail between Novar Boundary rd and Old Centurion. I'd ridden it a few times in previous years. This time by myself (first mistake), and I didn't walk it first (second mistake). Rear end of the bike was submerged to the rack / seat for 2 hrs before I was able to get help and retrieve her. Mosquitos were nasty.

Once pulled back onto dry land, she started right up (after draining the exhaust system and cranking for 30 seconds...).
If I get the oil changed tomorrow and find no issues, I'll ride a bit with my son this weekend. But not that stretch.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:07 PM   #479
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Make sure you don't get in over your head...



This was on the 85 (or 82?) trail between Novar Boundary rd and Old Centurion. I'd ridden it a few times in previous years. This time by myself (first mistake), and I didn't walk it first (second mistake). Rear end of the bike was submerged to the rack / seat for 2 hrs before I was able to get help and retrieve her. Mosquitos were nasty.

Once pulled back onto dry land, she started right up (after draining the exhaust system and cranking for 30 seconds...).
If I get the oil changed tomorrow and find no issues, I'll ride a bit with my son this weekend. But not that stretch.
Been there rode that lol. It looks like the same place I was kinda stuck today but more power was the key lol.
The beavers are busy on some parts of that trail and water is over the culvert, I didn't risk it cuz it was deep before and now 4" higher.
Took out a bolt on my foot peg hittin a rock today.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:16 PM   #480
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I always thought those winches they sell for bikes were a bit of a joke but I bet it would have come in useful in that situation...
While in intend not to get myself that stuck, again...
...I will be carrying rope from now on.
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