KTM 950/990 Adventure owners show off your bike

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by dgrs2, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. jak

    jak Been here awhile

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    Thats the nicest looking 990 ADV in Reno even if I do say so myself.
    Congrats on the new wheels. Get home safe and enjoy the new ride.
  2. zavi

    zavi tra curve e tornanti

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    +2!
    Be careful! :thumb
  3. markie_wales

    markie_wales Been here awhile

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    Being way too lazy to do a RR, here's a couple of pictures from the annual jaunt, this year to the Pyrenees, and followed (pretty much) road books from : http://pagesperso-orange.fr/vibraction/index.htm numbers 1 and 3.

    Trying for that "alone and AdvRider-y" look:


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    Just having fun:

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    I can throughly recommend the road books - we did about 300 - 400 miles of off road which we'd never have found ourselves.

    cheers

    Markie
  4. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Looks great Cyborg! Just wanted to get a quick update. Are you still running your tubeless set-up on this bike successfully? If so, I'm going to go down your path soon.

    Thanks,
    Brent
  5. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Brent, yes I'm still running tubeless and did for this trip too, running 22-25psi on OEM rims. No problems. Just a few rim dents I pounded out, no air loss. Running tubeless limits the knobby tire brands/models you can use because you have to run a true tubeless tire. I chose the Metzeler Karoo T, largest rear is a 140, but they worked just as well as TKC-80's and quieter on the pavement. So far they have held up well to really sharp desert rock impacts, decent but not great in sand -- like TKC-80's, and have worn well on the highway because the tubeless setup runs the tires cooler so they last longer. I didn't wear the Karoo's out like some say they have in 500-1000 miles even though I was riding some very rough surfaces... those folks must be spinning the tires uselessly all the time... easy to do with the 990 and yes I know it's fun :lol3.
  6. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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  7. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    No RR yet, I'm still tired :tough I'll git round to 'it eventually...


    No Applegate Trail, several hours South of there, but I know that area too. We went direct East from Carson City on the real Pony Express Trail. Only critters I saw were cows, coyotes, deer at night and an owl. It was hunting season too, so the big critters were probably hiding...:huh Nevada does have great offroad riding.
  8. jiminwc

    jiminwc Adventurer

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  9. natedog39

    natedog39 Borderline Beefcake

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    That looks awesome,nice job.:thumb
  10. DakarBlues

    DakarBlues One-everythinged man

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    Congrat's Jim, that even better than the 990 S blue Dakar style.

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    Way to go!
  11. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    a beauty ! :clap
    wheels ? tubeless ?
  12. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    Yeah, what's the deal (brand) on the wheels? Looks like a set of BMW wheels to me. :huh
  13. xdbx

    xdbx Motorcycle Connoisseur

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    Woody's laces our hubs to BMW tubeless wheels. They could also be caponard wheels.
  14. Trailrider_77

    Trailrider_77 Adventurer

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    Range Rd 52A (aka McLean Creek) Tuesday Oct 6th. Just south of Bragg Creek Alberta.
    It had snowed here about 2 days prior.
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    A bit slipper, but managed to keep her upright.
    Looks sexy when she's dirty :wink:


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  15. jiminwc

    jiminwc Adventurer

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    caponard wheels laced to ktm hubs from woody's wheel works
  16. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Capo wheels are outer-laced like a BMW?
  17. wesleyelmo

    wesleyelmo Adventurer

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    Thank you for your service! My hat goes off to all of you. We are thinking about you and wish you a safe tour of duty. What a great 3 ladies to return to. You will love the bike. If ever in San Francisco you have a couch to sleep on and the drinks are on me.


  18. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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  19. BrooklynOffRoader

    BrooklynOffRoader Concrete or the Dirt.

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  20. HappyGoLucky

    HappyGoLucky Goeie Grys Giftige Gert!

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    Kevin from RallyConnex (Dirtinblood) doing what he does best :D

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