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Old 10-10-2012, 02:39 AM   #91
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I had a DR BIG from 1988 to get my permit, loved biking, sat on a 990 once, so I bought the 990R ..

I just wanted the best from the beginning, this bike will stay with me for a long time so some "lifemarks" ain't a problem.
I dropped it already 6 times in the dirt..and picked it up.. no worries..

so, just go for it! ( but just don't stop using your brain when you're on it :) )

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Old 10-13-2012, 02:40 AM   #92
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My 990 ADV was also my first 'big' adv bike. Previous attempts for touring ard SE Asia was on my humble drz-sm.
All in all, no regrets or whatsoever. No need for the worry of too much power or what not. U'll L O V E it!!!


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Old 10-13-2012, 07:09 AM   #93
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Originally Posted by ilyaon View Post
Hello,

After reading many posts on this forum I see that a lot of people have several years off road riding experience before they switched to 990 Adventure.

I would like to ask if someone has 990 Adventure as they first bike? Or it's too much weight and power for the beginner.
So what are you going to do? I believe that the whole gamut of advice has been offered...interested to hear what you gleaned from it all.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:17 AM   #94
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my wife has take her driving licens this sommer on a ktm duke 690r!
she has never drive befor.
now when she sold the duke she bught a 990adv
she struggles lite but its work
she ride whit us men in lighter dirt

so hit it and drive saftly you will not regrat it
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:29 AM   #95
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Well, what is it to be, will you or wont you? Surely you rode one already? No, not the GS??
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