I got one!!!!!!

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

  1. Deviant666

    Deviant666 Present

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    Abs is really useful when you re pushing it on the street, how many times have you entered a corner a bit too hot and decided you had to break in the corner only to have your hair at the back of your neck raised because you are now facing lower traction than you thought (a patch of wet or some shiny patch of asphalt)? It is also not true that you can't drift the rear with abs on. All you got to do is set up the bike for it before the corner and throw that tail out with help from your inside leg. When the rear wheel is already sideways when the slide begins the ABS won't kick in or at least won't affect the drift that much. I do that all the time and it feels a lot safer than switching ABS off cause it's not a piece of cake to countersteer your way out of a 80mph mess, ABS does that for you...You can always switch it off in the rough when it becomes more detrimental than aid....
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  2. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    Yeah I'm just not a fan of it. I had a bad experience that has tainted me with ABS. I'll try it again and if I feel the same way I'll turn it off. Anyways KTM gives you the option of turnin it off for the dirt of if your like me.

    The whole kickstand thing bugs me a little bit but there are mods to fix it so it's a solvable problem. I think I'm going to go with the black dog bracket and the weld skid, I liked the way it was constructed. Those two are first on the list, then it's a giant loop bag.
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  3. 68deluxe

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    +1 on the BD side stand relocate. Congrats on the new bike.
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  4. dustoffdax

    dustoffdax Adventurer

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    Good for you! The local dealer here in Hell Paso still wont budge on the price of a 2011. 16K!!!! :puke1
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  5. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    That's to high especially when they got a grand off last week for 2011's. I
    Paid 14,025. Not a scream but a price I'm ok with.
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  6. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    Man, I'm feeling really good about the deal I got now. Not sure what Texas import laws are like, but there's a dealer in Jacksonville, FL selling one for $10,990.00. You'd have to go to FL to buy it, but even with travel and shipping (or a nice long ride) you would be way ahead.
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  7. JRod152

    JRod152 will work for tires

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    I'm a n00b too, but just as diseased. So much fun. Have a blast with your new bike!

    Jared
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  8. walstibsf

    walstibsf ADVENTURE-HOLIC

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    Hey Capt'n: CONGRATS ON THE NEW RIDE!!

    And DUSTOFFDAX: There's a shop up in south Dallas called Cycle Town South, in Lancaster on I-35E, which, I am told WILL play price. Munn recomended them. May be worth a checkout.

    Take care and laters......
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  9. cholla

    cholla earth rover

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    We want pics. This babe is centerfold material. Now get on it. Over and out!:D
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  10. skidxr

    skidxr Excuses

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    Oh and does anyone who how to get their shit eating grin of my face, I've tried everything.:norton[/QUOTE]

    I got a speeding ticket the other day that wiped that grin right off my face... But it's only a temporary solution :evil
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  11. walstibsf

    walstibsf ADVENTURE-HOLIC

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    Ride that grin as far as it'll go, brother!
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  12. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    I need a new photo hosting account smug mug wanted money. I really wish it was easier to put pictures on here.
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  13. walstibsf

    walstibsf ADVENTURE-HOLIC

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    for those of you that yahoo.....flickr IS free........
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  14. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    Here is a photo from my iPhone. I'll get better ones when I do my ride on sunday.

    <a href="http://s1049.photobucket.com/albums/s389/Erik_Rystrom/?action=view&amp;current=photo.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s389/Erik_Rystrom/photo.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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  15. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    Well I went and changed the suspension to "sport" and man it is stiff, a little to stiff, but it feels stuck to the ground. The bike feels a bit like my supermoto. I'm thinking I need to have super plush do my suspension though. I'm hoping to finish the beak-in miles this weekend and get the first oil change out of the way. Then it's a 24 hour endurance ride with the old man!!!:D I have a trip planned for Banff in september, and hopefully a trip to Moab as well and if I find the right group to go with... Mexico.
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  16. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    Be sure to contact some of us Calgary boys when you head to Banff! Search Calgary in topics or Calgarians. Plenty of 990's out here with riders who are out and about all the time.
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  17. bikepsych

    bikepsych Been here awhile

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    Conga-rats!!! You'll NEVER lose the grin. It follows you everywhere. [​IMG]

    Bg
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  18. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    I'm telling ya... KTM needs to modify the print on their fancy owners documents holder from...

    "WELCOME TO THE FAMILY >> TO THE FUN"

    to...

    "WELCOME TO THE FAMILY >> TO THE SHIT-EATING GRINS" :lol3
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  19. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    So my goal of finishing the break in period was a success, road from Mill Valley to Fort Bragg and back totaling about 400 miles. I did my first oil change... HOLY F**K was that a bitch. I'm not accustomed to taking that much stuff off to change my oil. The oil overflowed, a screw from the glove box fell down on top of the air box:becca and the gas tank was a MFer to get back on. I'm guessing you put about 2 liters in it start it for like 5 seconds to get the oil pumped then fill up the rest? It took me like 3 hours to do it. Its not a hard process just a long and tedious, I fallowed this shitty video on Youtube that missed a bunch of stuff I wished I knew about. The bike is a little sergy but I can deal with it, handles pretty good in the twisties I just haven't fully come to terms with the 21in tire, I doesn't feel as planted a 17 but it's not a 17 so that kinda makes sense. I'm still a very happy 990 adv owner. Any pointers on changing the oil would be much appreciated.

    Here is a picture from point Arena... That's not me, that's a riding buddy (who knows how a motorcycle works).
    [​IMG]
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  20. skipman

    skipman Been here awhile

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    Over 2 yrs. now and the big shit eating grin is as big as ever.Oil changes suck,get the valve on the oil tank. Lots of info on here. Bright side.....I only have 18 bolts to get to air filter now...LOL
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