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. Paul_M

    Paul_M Adventurer

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    first picture of my new & first KTM:

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    notice the sticker ;-)
  2. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    Ahh, leadville. Worked there a while back for a few days and was lucky enough to buy my Indian from a wonderful gent before I left for home.
  3. Johnf3

    Johnf3 Long timer

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    Hey Geek--would of loved to have a riding partner--that area is sketchy by yourself.

    Webster is still snowed in, and it looks like it will be for the whole summer. The switchbacks on the front side of Radical Hill are still snowed in too. I came up from Deer Creek. After my detour to Radical Hill, I looped around and followed St. Johns north up the ridge. That is a pretty serious climb. The trail is rain-eroded badly in spots, and the jeeps have turned over some huge rocks. Being alone, there was no option except to make it so I did.

    I also rode Peru Creek (side trip to the very top of Pennsylvania Mine was VERY cool), Cinnamon Gulch, Chihuahua Gulch (first creek crossing was too deep to try alone), Boreas Pass (very easy but scenic), and tried Georgia Pass the back way towards Breck, but the trail was washed out and closed just after the Continental Divide on the Breckenridge side. Oh yeah, also did Keystone Gulch ALL the way to the top--the last mile of trail is pretty interesting. I sat at the top and watched a couple four wheel drive pick ups chicken out and turn around as the switchbacks got steeper, rockier, and narrower. Great ride!
  4. codys

    codys Lost in the Vizcaino

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    Whatever. :D

    After the Yellowpig ride I just had to wash it. The abuse!



    Geek- I'd say you could do it but I don't know your clearance. It's rough and it seemed to take a good while even on the KTM. I saw a nice looking road on the Ruedi Resv side that said Eagle that way. Maybe over Vail Pass and head in back route ?? Nice area. Tons of sailboats on Ruedi.
  5. codys

    codys Lost in the Vizcaino

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    It looks good airborne!
  6. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    The regatta was going on.. hence all the sailboats.
    I've 12-13" of clearance on the sprinter (until I put bigger tires on).
    Any idea the name of that Ruedi Resv road?
  7. codys

    codys Lost in the Vizcaino

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    Geek- FR105




    ANother pic from a recent ride.

    Yellowpig and acupuncture4u coming up Hancock Pass.

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    Offroad Victory. Man they're big.
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  8. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    WOW, makes the 950 ADVenture look like a 250 SX-F. :eek1
  9. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Frying pan rd?
  10. R Doug

    R Doug Recalculating

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    :rofl

    This is from a trip I took last weekend. I have some off road images to share too.


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  11. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Nice. Love the wheels!
  12. jacksonhitt

    jacksonhitt jackson990adventure

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    Hello.

    I'm new on here, but just wonder how many of you have taken your Adventure on track day?
    Here's me at Franciacorta, Italy, standard tires.
    I always wondered if knee down riding was possible on this beast....and the answers: YES! _NIM3479.jpg
  13. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    All you had to do was ask and I'd have told you, I've got my knee down on the 990 loads of times.

    Followed by my hip, elbow, shoulder...

    :bluduh





    :lol3
  14. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    Yeah no kidding. I would LOVE a set of those. :evil
  15. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    Great first post! :thumb

  16. jnberr0

    jnberr0 6Ninety Pilot

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    Awesome shot! I loved doing track days on my 950. Just bought a 990 Dakar last night, pick it up tomorrow. I'd love to hit the track with the new bike, but I'm afraid I'll scratch that beautiful paint job!! (Just kidding...)

    The hardest time I had on the track with my KTM was my outer leg wasn't long enough to stay on the pegs when I'd slide out of the saddle in corners. I'd end up with my knee hovering just above the ground on the inside and my outer boot flailing in the air, completely off the peg! More a function of my short inseam than a problem with the bike, I guess.

  17. R Doug

    R Doug Recalculating

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    Thanks. Woody does an excellent job. I love the feel of the bike w/ the 19" front and 17" rear. There are SO many tire choices for me now. :D

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  18. Endojim

    Endojim Adventurer

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    New Safari's, screen, LED's,

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  19. Endojim

    Endojim Adventurer

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    Profile shot

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  20. Endojim

    Endojim Adventurer

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    Loaded up and ready to roll