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Old 06-26-2014, 01:52 PM   #10171
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Went for a nice ride


Stopped to take this pic

One of two small spot welds WTF??




and that is when it happened WTF


Now the bags looked used so I got that going for me!!
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:04 PM   #10172
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Wicked Sold it!

Sold my 990 to a buddy of mine that was riding a prehistoric Trans Alp. Now the Trans Alp is where it belongs, on a pedestal in his garage, and one more has joined the dark side.
I bought the bike to sit along side my beloved 950 and to use it for longer trips. But my love for the 950 has kept me from riding the 990. So when a friend asked if I would sell him my 990 I agreed. (insert smiling devil). Mostly because I wasn't riding the new bike but partly to get my buddy off my back. For about a year now I would get calls at night. He was sitting in front of a computer drooling over the 990.
It all starts with a simple question. "You wanna try the KTM?" A yes will usually end up with a purchase.
So I'll keep my 950 until someone asks. "You wanna try the 1190?"
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:41 PM   #10173
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Wink drained the tank

Sprinted around as much as I can get away with here in suburbia, in order to get my fuel tanks empty so I can start Phase IV mods and maintenance.

I really thought I was done after Phase III, but I keep thinking of more stuff I want to do to it. It's running pretty damn well now, so it must be time to dive back in there.
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:23 PM   #10174
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One of two small spot welds WTF??




and that is when it happened WTF


Now the bags looked used so I got that going for me!!
This would piss me off for sure. First you need to relocate the kickstand to where it should have been in the first place, and then you can't even rely on it in the end?

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Old 06-26-2014, 07:00 PM   #10175
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Here is mine so far... a 2014 690 Enduro.

Today, I installed the Highway Dirtbikes Rallye Lite fairing with a prototype computer mount! Big thanks to Paul at HDB, kit is pretty much exactly what I wanted.

More pics and details at http://therosshallproject.blogspot.com/





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Very nice setup
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:32 AM   #10176
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This would piss me off for sure. First you need to relocate the kickstand to where it should have been in the first place, and then you can't even rely on it in the end?

ben
It has the relocation kit on it. Just put it on wish that I would have seen the spot weld when I did it.
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:37 AM   #10177
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My 2009 has a bead of weld that goes all around, not just a tiny spot weld or two like this;



You can see mine here;

Ya I talked to my buddy Tony and his is like yours. I think that they did my stand on a Friday!!! Thinking of contacting KTM about it, not only did it scratch the bags but got the crash bars good too. I know that it was going to happen in a crash, but not like this!!
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:50 PM   #10178
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Sprinted around as much as I can get away with here in suburbia, in order to get my fuel tanks empty so I can start Phase IV mods and maintenance.

I really thought I was done after Phase III, but I keep thinking of more stuff I want to do to it. It's running pretty damn well now, so it must be time to dive back in there.
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is!

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Old 06-27-2014, 04:37 PM   #10179
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Installed and loaded my Wolfman Monarch Pass Saddlebags on a Bumot rack.


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Old 06-27-2014, 07:11 PM   #10180
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My 2009 has a bead of weld that goes all around, not just a tiny spot weld or two like this;
My 2012 R has a bead that goes all the way around, as it should and (nearly) all do!
You should contact them, that sucks
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:20 PM   #10181
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Gave her a new look. Something I've though about for a while. I was originally looking at wrapping but there was nothing out there I there I liked. Then I discovered Plasti Dip. Oh-boy! Hillbilly paint job here I come!

Anyway, I like it. I've looked high & low and not found anything like it anywhere on the internet.

So here it is. What do you inmates think? I curious if anybody out there has thought about doing a "KTM Camo" like this? Nice part is, if/when I get tired of it, it just peels right off.

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Old 06-27-2014, 08:09 PM   #10182
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Ludicrous, I love it.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:20 PM   #10183
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I flipped my bike upside-down today doing a brake-stand on hot pavement... Asshole move of the month right there 😐
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:43 PM   #10184
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KTM Camo?

It definitely hides the rally pedigree behind the mod Camo design... Which could easily disguise it among KLRs. Those who aren't keen on the big KTM's lines will especially love it. Your design skills are solid on the execution.

But... I may be of the rare few who really love the angled profile from the windshield through the side fairing into the tank and ending at the rear point of the side panel. It's a classic rally silhouette present in the predecessor rally Cagiva and Ducati big twins, the early Tenere twin and also in the Africa twins.. To me that profile kind of represents a rite of adventure passage.



And after a rough long week of work... even if I'm too burned out to go for a midnight ride I'll crack a cold one in the garage and fantasize about my next Nevada 3 corners ride or last Baja lost coast expedition while staring at my KTM Adventure.

But I do salute your individual spirit as equal to my own!
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:27 PM   #10185
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It definitely hides the rally pedigree behind the mod Camo design... Which could easily disguise it among KLRs. Those who aren't keen on the big KTM's lines will especially love it. Your design skills are solid on the execution.
Thanks, I appreciate your comments and of course the compliment! I too love the aggressive, angular & hard-core 'up right' look of the rally bikes but I've never been a fan of the "replica" look. You're absolutely right the camo does indeed hide the sharp contours, more than I thought it would. The Voodoo fairing also contributes somewhat to the loss of the Rally profile too, much the same way as the 1190's fairing & shield do.

My 990 is the black model and I contacted Crispy some time ago when he was on hiatus from making custom sticker sets so I ended-up not getting any, custom or otherwise. I'm kind of tired of the dark and although I seriously doubt it would ever be confused with a KLR, it's much more visible than it was as before. There's a lot of surface area on these bikes.

Thanks again.
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