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. Xtremjeepn

    Xtremjeepn Motorhead!

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  2. Xtremjeepn

    Xtremjeepn Motorhead!

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    Still some snow up on Engineer Pass


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  3. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Nice! :clap

    Are those this year? Things are opened up?

    Any luck with Hurricane or California? (I think they plow Eng/Cin).
  4. Xtremjeepn

    Xtremjeepn Motorhead!

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    Those photos are from yesterday:lol3

    The road grater was at work on the road down by Silverton. So it was nice and smooth until the pass itself. (where we have decided that my gearing SUCKS for this right now:lol3 time for a -1+2) Found myself on a bit of a ledge on one of the pass switch backs with not enough grunt, or traction to really get the bike to climb. Its these moments of shear terror thinking you are going over backwards off a 1,000 cliff that keeps motorcycling fun :lol3 It was also over heating on the climb....so dual fans are also no the list.
  5. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Statements like that make me wonder if I should convert my 990 into a 100% road bike! :lol3 Anybody got a little 250 they want to sell me cheap? :rofl
  6. henryroten

    henryroten Been here awhile

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    Been thinking the same thing...maybe a KTM 350 with a 3 gal tank?
  7. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Closer pic of the chain

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  8. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    OK Gavin:
    The ride bell was SUPPOSED to prevent things like this!!! :lol3


    Jeff
  9. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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    Look how far the sprocket is from the spokes. Talon have adapted a narrow wheel to fit the Adventure by making an overwide sprocket carrier. That cannot be right?
  10. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Ha ha yes I know :rofl

    How you doing Jeff??
  11. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    My Rally Jacket looks the same as DeeGees, just not as CLEAN.


  12. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Just a little bit of snow......:deal
  13. Xtremjeepn

    Xtremjeepn Motorhead!

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    I think I'd worry more about your riding :lol3.....:freaky


    To be fair to my statement and the 950, my bike has the 17/42 stock gear combo and a stock set of Perelli Scorpion tires at high street pressure on it right now. Even a slight change in gearing to 16/42 or 16/44 would have made a huge difference, especially with knobbies at trail pressers. :freaky
  14. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Bahh.. you'll love Engineer Pass David!

    It's Black Bear Pass that you'll shit your pants on :D

    :freaky

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  15. Xtremjeepn

    Xtremjeepn Motorhead!

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    Been down Black Bear in a Jeep! The cover photo of the 2005 "Jeep Calander" is me going up Pokipsey Gultch......there is a good reason I chose Engineer Pass for a solo trip on the KTM fully loaded:freaky

    All run trails of the area......here is the edit with the Jeep cover photo!

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  16. Narsisco Lopez

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    I think my first attempt at Black Bear will be on my Specialized Stumpjumper :lol3
  17. Meico640

    Meico640 Banned

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    Hey Pat, what happened to the Orange crash bars ?
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    mickd crash test dummie

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    ok so she is still new with less than 500k's on the clock but i had to show her where she will live most of her life :lol3:lol3

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  19. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Replaced with the stainless steel units when I ordered the bash and pannier racks. Thought it matched the racks better and avoided the future scrape > rust > paint cycle on a high contact part.

    Plus... when you ride with a young buck who has sustained serious head trauma and flies the jolly roger wrap, you know there are going to be some flying W's and munched signal lights in store! :rofl
  20. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    Plus... when you ride with a young buck who has sustained serious head trauma and flies the jolly roger wrap, you know there are going to be some flying W's and munched signal lights in store! :rofl[/QUOTE]

    What are you trying to say? You're the bad influence that got me onto a 100+ HP dirt bike in the first place!!!!