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Old 04-20-2012, 12:16 PM   #13951
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This is one of those bikes that,let's say "Is just a badass" . Me and all my KTM buddies can't explain it. This bitch runs like a scalded ape.


Satan's 950. That damn thing will outrun the word of allah through a nigerian church camp.

I'll put it this way, there's a few 750 and 1100 sport bikes around that have learned all they need to know about messing with a KTM 950 at a redlight when they screwed with this one. If we can ever figure out a way to keep the front down so we can stay in the power band in the first four gears this thing will be a threat - before you start, yes it has a 17 front sprocket. I've told SS that I think we aughta drop a couple of teeth off the rear sprocket and tall it up a little more to see if that will help keep the front down - either that or just go ahead and put wheelie bars on the damn thing.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:32 PM   #13952
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Same as here, I think..?
Same jacket , helmet and bike I believe. I'm with Hochtouren, sad and happy at the same time.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:01 AM   #13953
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Finally Joined The Asylum

After nearly 2 years of lurking in and around the O.C. I have finally taken a big swig of the Orange Kool-Aid, well black in this case because I hear they are the fastest , and joined the ranks of the 950 Adventure owners club.



A special thanks goes out to DieselTwin for parting with his baby. She will be rode hard and well taken care of.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:32 AM   #13954
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After nearly 2 years of lurking in and around the O.C. I have finally taken a big swig of the Orange Kool-Aid, well black in this case because I hear they are the fastest , and joined the ranks of the 950 Adventure owners club.



A special thanks goes out to DieselTwin for parting with his baby. She will be rode hard and well taken care of.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:38 AM   #13955
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She hasn't posted since 2007 and her TankGirls.co.za has had no activity since 2010. Wonder if she's still riding? Makes me wonder about the fate of Tonto. Is she permanently in stable?

From her TankGirls website...

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Old 04-23-2012, 10:25 AM   #13956
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I haven't ridden in weeks due to a minor knee surgery, but I felt well enough for some easy riding on Sunday.
So I headed out onto the Apache Trail.





My 2008 990 Adventure loves to pose.





Yeah, but it's all washboard...





Then the sunset happened.





Good Night!

Man those are some pictures!
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:06 PM   #13957
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initial reaction?



Is that an exhaust or a culvert? Ugly ass windscreen in pursuit of eliminating turbulence?
Cool swingarm. I like the idea of a solo seat like the new Tenere or a GS.
Where's the skid plate going to bolt to? Is there a new luggage system with clips that attach to the bulbs on the backend?
I have a feeling it would look a lot better with a high fender because the beak is so angular...

I'll pass judgement after I see what it looks like ready for dirt
Millions of dollars of R&D and testing. Do you really think the flat black gas tank is the only thing they do to disguise the bike's design from corporate espionage?
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:22 PM   #13958
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Ugly. My God...uglier than a BMW!
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:57 PM   #13959
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Laugh

As promised I posted some thoughts on the Touratech seat here.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...t18527092:evil
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:24 PM   #13960
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:49 PM   #13961
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Ugly. My God...uglier than a BMW!

Don't go freaking out... that's just the test mule. You can bet dollars to donuts it won't look anything like that in production.

My 990 is heavy enough for my skinny, short body. I can only imagine what this one will feel like in the dirt.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:10 PM   #13962
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Hopped on some of the ATV trails here in Wisconsin. They seem to be doing a little logging here and there.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:51 PM   #13963
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No pix in use; thankfully haven't needed it. We've rigged it up and the kids have pulled various things around the yard, no pix of that.

The kit:



This is 160 feet of ~1300 lb 4mm; 100' of 6mm takes almost exactly the same space. I like the reach of the longer rope, once you start creating MA with pulleys it uses up rope in a hurry.

The 4mm is harder on the hands, but a clove hitch on a 'biner helps that significantly.
==

Zipped up. In addition to the stuff in the pic above, there's a big 4mm loop (about 5' diameter), another about 3', and a few odds n ends. The bag is about 11x5x4 inches.


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I reckon you should make these up and sell them along with some laminated weatherproof instructions. Some of us aren't clever enough with this soft of gear and have no real off-road recovery experience other than swearing and sweating. I would buy one. I reckon a few of my friends would too.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:32 PM   #13964
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initial reaction?



Is that an exhaust or a culvert? Ugly ass windscreen in pursuit of eliminating turbulence?
Cool swingarm. I like the idea of a solo seat like the new Tenere or a GS.
Where's the skid plate going to bolt to? Is there a new luggage system with clips that attach to the bulbs on the backend?
I have a feeling it would look a lot better with a high fender because the beak is so angular...

I'll pass judgement after I see what it looks like ready for dirt
Come on Geek, you know you want that exhaust. I personally hope that bird cage thing on the back is included....
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:30 AM   #13965
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I swopped Tonto almost two years ago for a Triumph Scrambler. For the last year that I had him, he was mostly standing in the stable waiting for parts... SA KTM support........

The triumph is called Griet.

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