990 Adventure

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by boyd32450, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. boyd32450

    boyd32450 Dirt Newbie

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    How hard is it to hack a 990 Adventure or SE? Has anyone here done it?
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  2. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    Never been tried , nor has there been a thread in this forum asking that question.


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  3. boyd32450

    boyd32450 Dirt Newbie

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    Well I did a search:D
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  4. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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  5. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    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.
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  6. hensmen

    hensmen Been here awhile

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    hensmen Been here awhile

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    hensmen Been here awhile

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  9. hensmen

    hensmen Been here awhile

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    for all who like to travel with dogs
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  10. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    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.
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  11. SamM

    SamM Jeep Overlander

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    The biggest downfall would be the engine.
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  12. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Yes, I'm sure 105hp through a 6-speed gearbox will be horribly disappointing. :rofl
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  13. SamM

    SamM Jeep Overlander

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    When you're sitting along side the road, trust me it's not funny. I have one!
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  14. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    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
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  15. pops

    pops Long timer

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    Hi boyd32450
    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 :cry.
    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 :1drink



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    Cheers Ian
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