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Old 05-13-2015, 10:45 AM   #1
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New KTM 990 rider - fly-n-ride report

Purchased a 2008 KTM 990 Adventure from a fellow inmate. It was located in North Carolina and an awesome excuse for a couple days off and a nice ride back to Illinois.

The deal was right and the timing was right, so I flew down and mapped a ride back. I primarily used Google maps for the basics, knowing I wanted to stay off the interstate as much as possible

Here is the beast in question sent from the previous owner:


And the day I picked it up for the ride back:


I took 70 West out of Asheville over the mountains. It was not only beautiful but also very light in traffic, making for an awesome first day on the bike.

Leaving North Carolina:


I had intended on capturing all state line signs but unfortunately missed all the rest as I was preoccupied with the large grin on my face

I needed some way to prove that I made it in to Kentucky:


If you ever get the chance the tour was very cool....


...and the take home was nice too:


The final day was through Indiana and southern IL, I ran on the slab through to just south of Indy and then the next day got caught in the rain and the wind heading home. It was windy!! Tried the interstate for a few miles but with the cross winds and the trucks opted to take county and country roads home, even still some of the gusting was intense.

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Old 05-13-2015, 07:36 PM   #2
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Nice looking Adventure! I have the same bike, color, year, and all which I bought new and have just under 42k miles on. You're going to like it, especially if you get on some dirt. Thanks for posting this up.
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