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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by boyd32450, Feb 10, 2013.
How hard is it to hack a 990 Adventure or SE? Has anyone here done it?
Never been tried , nor has there been a thread in this forum asking that question.
Well I did a search
So did I
Typed ktm 990 adventure sidecar into google and got some hits ... as usual , ADV had the best results including those pics in a thread.
And the link to where I got the pic's from that discusses your question.
We get asked several times every year about doing one of these. So far no one has brought us a bike to design off of. I see no real issues doing this bike.
for all who like to travel with dogs
The only difficulty I see with the 990, especially the SE, is the high center of gravity on those right-handers. As long as you can deal with that OK, I think a 990 hack would be a cool backcountry rig! Looks like on those rigs in the pics above, all of them are sitting lower than a solo bike which to me kinda makes good sense. Low profile car tires and leading links.
The biggest downfall would be the engine.
Yes, I'm sure 105hp through a 6-speed gearbox will be horribly disappointing.
When you're sitting along side the road, trust me it's not funny. I have one!
They are lighter and higher than our ABSi GS easier to pickup or push off the road, BMW in recent years has had their share of disappointments available ! DB
A few years ago i was thinking about fitting a sidecar on to my ktm 950 adv . The 950 adv is gone ,so i will never know how good or bad it would have been .
I went with the bmw 1150 gsa instead.
I still think that a 950 - 990 adv with a Leading link front end and the 40lt tanks would make a unreal setup for off road . That photo of the blue Romer outfit still gives me a stiffy