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. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Wow - can't believe I missed the oot and aboot after all the time I've spent obsessing over your threads. Keep up the good work! Cheers.
  2. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    +1 on the oot and aboot! Hahaha.
  3. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    Thanks dude!!
  4. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    That hill climb was pretty steep but doable. Pretty sure my 908 rear is done though. Hochtouren went first and mad it up the farthest by at least 10-20feet. Had to fanagle his way to the top off the side of this trail. I made 2 attempts but it was too spun up and my rear tire couldn't bite. Gonna give her another go with new rubber next time. We both agreed that trying a new tractionator would be fun here! My 908 has a couple of mm's of center at best and the lugs that are there are starting to crack away.

    There may even be crash video of one of these attempts!
    <a href="http://s1168.photobucket.com/albums/r488/beemakilla/?action=view&amp;current=Image2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r488/beemakilla/Image2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
  5. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Sorry man - I was so winded from the left side slam, then the right side high-side, then fighting that heavy beyotch off to the side into the roots... I was struggling just to remember how my own camera worked at this point. Like you all know, pictures do no justice to slope angles. BK was about half a second from launching into the weeds here. So steep that your brain won't let you off the throttle even if you're no longer going in the right direction! We gave it hell though.:freaky
  6. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    We gave it hell though.:freaky[/QUOTE]

    Yeah we did! What a blast! Nothing like watching 20 grand fall like the roman empire not once but 4 times if you include both bikes. Ha!
  7. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    Nice pics! Looks like fun
  8. KTM Pilot

    KTM Pilot Been here awhile

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    I just converted my 990 to high guard and notice that one of you runs the brake lines inside the forks, the other outside. Is there a risk of the tyre eating the lines on the inside or, is there a risk of snagging bushes when run on the outside?:ear

  9. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    I've used the guide wires mounted on the brakes to keep the cables tight to the inside of the forks - haven't had any issues at all with tire interference so far, but will have to keep an eye on the guides. I've butchered the stock fender to produce fork guards, so don't have as comprehensive a coverage as Beema Killa with his 690-adapted covers, so he's routed a little differently as a result. In general, I end up in enough bush and scrub that I don't want the lines exposed on the outside - works for me, but everyone has their own application and decision drivers.
  10. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    We both run 'em inside the forks. Just differently due to difference in fork guards. Don't run them on the outside! You need to use the fork to protect them. If you look at mine you'll see mine are actually close to the rim(low) and then strapped to fork guards in a way they arc away from the rubber and up by the fender. Doing this means the only way for the rim to grab the lines is if you taco a wheel and the rim sidewall grabs them. I spent quite awhile finally deciding on this routing and after many rides where full travel has been utilized constantly, happy to report that speedo and brake lines are intact with no signs of wear!

    Happy trails dude!
  11. viola-tor

    viola-tor Needs to ride!

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    I run mine on the inside, and added some zip-ties to the fork legs where they meet the fork tube to make sure they refrain from flexing inwards towards the tire under compression and also to prevent chaffing of the line against the tube. 3yrs now, it's worked great.

    I think Pyndon and others run them on the outside without much issue, but I suppose the worry is snagging the lines in that config...
  12. KTM Pilot

    KTM Pilot Been here awhile

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    Great thanks - I'll leave them on the inside.:clap

  13. wantok

    wantok Been here awhile

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  14. wantok

    wantok Been here awhile

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    wantok Been here awhile

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  16. skipman

    skipman Been here awhile

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  17. emtecko

    emtecko Adventurer

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    What's the name/brand of the soft bags? Thanks
  18. viola-tor

    viola-tor Needs to ride!

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    Ha ha! Love the skid! :clap
  19. dgrs2

    dgrs2 Where'd I leave my knee??

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    It's orange Geek. Just the lighting.
  20. skipman

    skipman Been here awhile

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