Convert to S or Buy/Trade for S

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by drdfblackm, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. drdfblackm

    drdfblackm VeeFeer

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    It looks like it is going to cost around $1000-1500 to convert my 950A to an S model. I am a tall guy and my Adventure is not tall enough for me. So are my figures correct or is it more or less $$ to convert a regular 2005.5 950 Adventure to an S. Would it just make more sense to sell/trade it for an S model??

    Just wondering what the consensus of the group is?:ear
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  2. cdndog

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    Since you already know the bike you have and you'd be getting the taller suspension valved to your weight, riding etc. I'd say it's a no brainer. The new to you bike might still need to be valved to your liking and you don't really know it's history. My 2 cents.
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  3. Sumi

    Sumi Long timer

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    There is a conversion kit for it.

    http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-non-abs-adventure-r-spec-suspension-kit

    You can do the forks for yourself, it's easy. And take the shock to a service, and they'll fit the parts for a couple 100 bucks. You also need to get a new side & centerstand. So yes, all in all it will sum around $1200.

    The best is if you can find someone who would swap theirs with you - I was lucky enough to find someone, and the whole thing cost me 200 bucks. Oh, and for $1000, IMO its not a good mod. I know it looks sexier, but isn't really worth that amount of money.
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  4. crazybrit

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  5. mdfehrmann

    mdfehrmann Been here awhile

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    Have your bike raised and tuned for your weight and riding style.
    Best upgrade I ever did, I used SuperPlush.
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  6. drdfblackm

    drdfblackm VeeFeer

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    I would love to trade a short guy for his S suspension but that has not happened as of yet. I mean my rear shock was completely rebuilt like 1000 miles ago and the forks were rebuilt just 0...yes 0 miles ago!!!

    Superplush is the way to go!!!! Just trying to decide if I want to have them build the suspension which adds cost or see if I can find S model and have them refresh them.

    Thank you for the input, keep it coming!
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  7. GrenDesb

    GrenDesb Been here awhile

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    When you get your suspension tuned for your weight and riding style, raising it is just only a 300-400$ extra.

    1000-1200$ total but you get a bike not only raised but set up for yourself.

    Alex at Konflict did mine.
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