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Old 01-23-2015, 07:47 PM   #1
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I'm back, well that didn't take long !!

Hi all,

I sold my '07 990S 2 years ago and have been riding a 530Exc mainly off-road.

The '07 990S was setup beautifully for my needs and ever since i sold her i've been regretting that decision. I couldn't take it anymore and bought a used '12 990Adv. It has about 20k kms on it and after 2 test rides i decided to buy it. The throttle seems really smooth compared to my '07 but can't find much difference in power (maybe i never took it all the way there ?).







The suspension is however a major disappointment. At 210mm of travel, this bike is really low !! i miss my '07 "S" version with uprated springs. Maybe in future i will install a taller suspension.. we'll see........
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:56 PM   #2
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Nice bike, welcome back.
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:14 PM   #3
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:30 AM   #4
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Hola Vicks, good to see you're back!
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:51 AM   #5
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:13 AM   #6
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:08 AM   #7
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Looks like you've got a great bike.

Mint condition, great bike. Welcome back. what is the rear tyre?
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:11 AM   #8
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:18 AM   #9
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:20 AM   #10
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:28 AM   #11
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I cant bear the thought of selling mine
they'll have to pry my cold dead hands off the bars

and yes they handle like crap in the lowered marketing friendly version

I will confess I have entertained the thought of selling it for a down payment on one of those overcooked 1190 KTVstroms though


interesting how those parking structures are pretty much the same all over the world
I inspect the rienforcing as they are built
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:39 PM   #12
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Welcome back Vicks
How did your racing go?
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:12 PM   #13
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This is why I bought a second950. I figure no use in selling one then returning again.

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Old 01-24-2015, 06:29 PM   #14
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Nice cans!

My R is 265mm. Kinda tall.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:59 PM   #15
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thanks guys

The rear is a Shinko. Went on a ride yesterday with the Mrs and it gripped really well in the twisties. This bike is definitely better handling than my old 990 when it comes to high speed touring. Probably the lowered suspension.

Hey Charlie, i might need one more of your side stand relocators

I've riding the 530 more and more in the desert and its not easy doing it with a full load of fuel and nav equipment. Currently, i've taken the extra stuff off and riding it in enduro version to get more saddle time. The original target was to participate in 2015 ADDC in April but i'm keeping that as a flexible target defined by realistic and practical aspects of my riding ability to take up such an undertaking. Thats just a way of saying that i might not be up to the task

You guys are right, i should have never sold my '07 but whats done is done. Hope i dont repeat the mistake again !!

thanks again for the warm welcome guys. Feels great to be back amongst you fine lot.
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