I got one!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Capt.saveaho, May 2, 2012.

  1. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    Well I ended up getting a good deal from my local KTM dealer and I will be picking it up tomorrow afternoon.:clap I was originally planning on a 990r but after thinking about it I went with the 990, IMO the price of the R doesn't justify the extra cost, plus you get a longer warranty with the 990. I hate ABS but a lot of people do and that will be a good selling point for when I never get rid of the bike.:D I'll post pictures of it tomorrow. Oh and does anyone who how to get their shit eating grin of my face, I've tried everything.:norton
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  2. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    Congrats, welcome to the money pit.
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  3. Pistolero

    Pistolero W. F. O.

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    Glad to have you! :freaky
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  4. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Trail Jester

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    You think the shit eating grin is bad now, just wait till you take her out for a real ride. No known cure. Congrats and post some pics where you get her home.
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  5. zeropoint

    zeropoint Been here awhile

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    from one noob to another....welcome and hoorah! :clap
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  6. Ks_Gman

    Ks_Gman Rank outsider

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    +1!:d
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  7. dirtbikebagger

    dirtbikebagger Adventurer

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  8. Deviant666

    Deviant666 Present

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    I hear you, you can always upgrade to the R suspension and keep the ABS which I found invaluable in more than a few occasions. Imho if Abs is included in most cars it should be included in ALL street using bikes...and if you say you don't have a use for it it's maybe you aren't pushing hard enough....
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  9. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    I picked one up a few weeks ago. Went for a ride with my buddy the following weekend and swapped up bikes for about 20 miles - 4 days later a shiny new 990 was sitting in his garage too. :rofl
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  10. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    IMO ABS is for those incidents where you're not thinking (freak incidents), I've done a lot of track days and let me tell you ABS will take you right off the track if you are pushing it. My BMW had ABS and when I would brake really hard into corners it would start going off, plus ABS won't let you put your bike on the front wheel or trail brake into corners. I'm no noob to ktms this is my third one and most definitely won't be my last. Once you go orange you never go back.:evil

    I plan on having the suspension revolved and resprung and I will have it raised as well. I can already see the debt growing.:D

    Hopefully I won't get into an accident trucking this bike home. :D
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  11. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    I don't think the Grin will ever disappear.. Congrads!!!!
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  12. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Congrats on the new bike.

    The ABS works well, and you can turn it off.

    Have fun!
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  13. dgrs2

    dgrs2 Where'd I leave my knee??

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    Congrats and welcome! You are already addicted!
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  14. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    yeah I've spent the let 3 hours at work looking at stuff for the bike. That being said what skid plate should I get? I like the black dog one but there is a member on here who makes a good looking one too. Feedback!!!!!
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  15. rnoliver

    rnoliver Adventurer

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    +4! The addiction spreads. Just got mine a few weeks ago and have finally been home enough to ride it this week. Been having a hard time getting to work!

    I put on the Black Dog skid plate and fit and finsh are excellent.
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  16. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    The Weld 86 skidplate looks really nice to me; I think that's the one I'll go with. I've been scratching my head trying to figure out what sidestand reinforcement / relocation bracket to get. So many options...
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  17. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    +5!
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  18. mikeegee

    mikeegee Been here awhile

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    el queso,

    I'm in the same position, and am sold on the weld86 bash plate, but prefer the relocator sold by cj. Of course, the weld86 one is much much cheaper, so the funds may just dictate the set from weld over the bash from weld and the relocator from cj.
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  19. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    That's exactly what I've been thinking Mike. The CJ set-up seems like the more bulletproof solution, but maybe the Weld / BD style plate is good enough.
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  20. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Congrats on the new ride! Beware the OC... it'll simultaneously save and cost you money :lol3

    I got my 990A in January and immediately got the Weld86 skid plate (black) and his side stand reinforcement plate (doesn't really relocate it... stock position is retained). The only complaint I have is that I wish he'd countersunk the holes where the side stand bolt up to like Black Dog's does. I like the idea of completely isolating those bolts from the engine block. I need to pull my plate and get that done pretty soon here.
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