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Old 07-18-2010, 08:24 PM   #9631
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You can get anything you want ...at Alice's Restaurant! Qwik looks like you had a good day on Skyline.
first customer this mornin. No other bikes there on arrival. Kinda cool. Did a "Qwik" run up for breakfast.
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:57 AM   #9632
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My Adventure just gained a baby brother over the weekend.


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Old 07-19-2010, 02:45 PM   #9633
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:56 PM   #9634
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My Adventure just gained a baby brother over the weekend.


WOWZA, NICE bike!!!!
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:03 PM   #9635
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WOWZA, NICE bike!!!!
Thanks. Now all I have to do is add some knobbies to it!
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:22 PM   #9636
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:52 PM   #9637
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My Adventure just gained a baby brother over the weekend.



I got the same problem in my garage
and there's a big argument every week to see which one is coming out

Brotherhood... you know
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:53 PM   #9638
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Hope not to jinx myself. Here it is in the seller's driveway. I won the auction today. Now if the buyer that won MY auction pays promptly, I pay cash and she's all mine.

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Old 07-20-2010, 12:24 AM   #9639
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Awww! Nice to see you take the missus to our "Special place"

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Old 07-20-2010, 12:26 AM   #9640
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Doin the same thing. Waitin to hear if I got the loan for a 950 SE
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:29 AM   #9641
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Away with the missus.
How are you finding that back-bag?

I hit a bump, not even a jumpy bump, just a bumpy bump and the damn zip split, the thing flew open and shades, camera, wallet and all took a 60mph tumble down the track.

Anyone else had that happen or did I just get a dud?
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:54 AM   #9642
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:45 AM   #9643
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How are you finding that back-bag?

I hit a bump, not even a jumpy bump, just a bumpy bump and the damn zip split, the thing flew open and shades, camera, wallet and all took a 60mph tumble down the track.

Anyone else had that happen or did I just get a dud?
I'd take it back dude! one of the tags on the zip itself broke off, but other than that it's been fine. I've done a lot of off road miles on it in all kinds of terrain and I've managed to get both wheels off the ground and it's been steady as a rock.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:21 AM   #9644
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On Road.... The wind noise on the beamer is a roar, even with the extended windshield and it doesn't compare in the power category. My brother does get much better fuel economy than I do though. I think the Beamer is intended to be more of a road bike than the KTM is.

Off Road.... The seat is much lower, which is good for the vertically challenged, but the suspension geometry is not quite on parr with the 990. I do seem to end up picking my bike up off the ground more often than my brother, but it might just be my riding style



Rough stuff..... My brother keeps up fine on the rough stuff, but my bike keeps the mud under it a lot better than the beamer. The F800 seems to spray even the most minuscule puddles all over the place.

Long tarmac rides... Since I have the Renazco Seat and the touring windshield, I would prefer the 990, though the F800 gets considerably better fuel economy.

Over all they compliment each other very well for the type of riding we do. (70% dirt and rocks, 30% pavement) I wouldn't trade my 990 for anything and I think my brother feels the same way about his Beamer.

The worst thing I can see about the beamer is it is so darn ugly! (and my KTM is so damn sexy!)


Well put brother, although I can't think of a more biased opinion than that of someone who regularly posts on a forum entitled "Orange Crush" specifically created to show the love you all feel for your KTMs.

I will contribute my own didactic words, as someone who doesn't have any brand loyalty what-so-ever.



The beemer has better fuel injection. It has a better warranty, cheaper price tag, and maintenance intervals. It performs better when it's very cold (heated grips, better EFI) and it has more aftermarket parts. This being said, it has a terrible seat, no awesome wheelie power (you really have to try), and yes, the suspension is probably less refined than that of the KTM.


The big F800 vs. 990adv thing is a farse really, both will perform at or above your expectations if you're expecting a fat cow off-road and a vibrating cacauphony on the highway. Sadly, there will never be decisive victory on a general basis.

Fact is, I chose the Beemer because of the 36 month warranty and the cheaper price tag... Then I used the $2000 I saved on crash protection, windshields, a corbin seat (AMAZING), and bags.

In conclusion: Both bikes are fantastic and bring me much joy. Too bad both the local KTM and BMW dealers have about the same piss poor customer service and exorbitant prices. As long as your putting miles on your bike, it's the right one!
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:38 AM   #9645
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I'd take it back dude! one of the tags on the zip itself broke off, but other than that it's been fine. I've done a lot of off road miles on it in all kinds of terrain and I've managed to get both wheels off the ground and it's been steady as a rock.
I used it for two years (minus zip tags, they lasted about two months max! Repaced them with keyfob rings and they lasted.) and it was fine, then the zip just burst on me that day.

I was riding with the manager of the national KTM importer/distributor when it happened, he said he can order a new one for me to buy to replace it!



I guess it doesn't have a longer than two year guarantee.

Aside from that I liked it but for one thing: it is just a tiny bit too small to take A4, and as I ride to and from the office and to out of office meetings that is just irritating!

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