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. Blur

    Blur Peddlin' motorcycles!

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    "Run what you brung" I always say. Makes the ride more interesting, forces you to make smarter choices, greater challenge, etc. etc. "Line choice is more important than tire choice" blah, blah, blah....

    I've gotta new set of TKC80's in the garage but I'm not gonna put 'em on the old gal until she's wears out the shoes she's got. I doubt it woulda made a whole lotta difference.

    Poop.... I've just derailed the thread :facepalm:

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  2. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  3. Hueychief

    Hueychief FNG

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    @ Blur
    Nice setup you got there, E2 or E3?
    Mine is just a bit smaller, E1 with a 500EXC.
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  4. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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  5. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    In the first three days I owned it- rode it off the floor and into a 1600 mile trip south. Let the farkleing begin.

    Wait- already has....


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  6. Dustodust

    Dustodust Long timer

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    WoW, thats nice !!
    wish mine was still new like that

    1600 miles would be quite a flogging

  7. PBee

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  8. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    I had a blast- once clear of the PACNW weather.

    No all I need is a nice windscreen. Something in a short, flexible carbon fiber. Designed to accelerate the windflow and reduce buffeting.

    Wonder where I could get something like that?
  9. Blur

    Blur Peddlin' motorcycles!

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    Izzat you, Ben?!? :wave


    Sorry, Huey... Dunno :shrug
    It was parked at my father's RV dealership and I got a smokin' deal on it.
    King beds in front and rear, slide-out with a fold-down dinette. 2-burner stove, refrigerator, furnace, toilet, shower. I like it.
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  10. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  11. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    cool, I miss my 990 :cry
  12. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    Me too, but I am just a couple of weeks away from replacing it with a 2006 950!

    :ricky
  13. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    A better tire makes a better rider makes a better ride.

    I'd offered to pay for a new set of tires of many riding partners to stop their bitchin and keep up the pace. Riding a tire at the end of it's life just to milk the last ounce out of it... is a total disrespect of how little free time we actual have to enjoy being out on a ride. And how in one split second on a bald tire, things can go from fun to done. Funny how cheap a $200 tire is compared to a trip to the ER for a tweaked ankle or bunged up shoulder.
  14. Hueychief

    Hueychief FNG

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    With a slideout it's an E3, very nice setup indeed.
    If you're into FaceBook, they have a Coleman Evolution page, highly informative.
  15. Blur

    Blur Peddlin' motorcycles!

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    If they can't keep up, your friends don' t need new tires, you need new riding buddies.



    Thanks, Huey! :thumb
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  16. DirtKnob

    DirtKnob Dirt Knob

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  17. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Hi inmates...
    Coming from a 640 Adventure, I have recently bought a 990 Adventure S 2007.
    I will post some pics soon, for the moment I haven't had the chance to ride it as much as it deserves...:cry

    Been doing some cosmetic and farkling jobs instead, and now I'm analysing how to mount my Garmin Zumo 550.
    I could see that to mount it directly onto the factory dash is too low for me, so I discover kind of a mount option between the clocks and the head light: it's an aluminiun plate with 4 holes. The upper part of the dash has what I figured out are two pre marked oval holes to be opened where it meets the windshield... does anybody know if this is correct? has anybody made a mount to be used there?

    Other mounting points on the handlebar are not an option because I'm used to see/use it higher in fron of me... (each crazy man has his own issues... :lol3 )

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers!
  18. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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  19. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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    That is where the factory /Touratech mount fits. Uses the 4 holes and 2 rubber pads that rest on the top of the dash.
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  20. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Peanuts, thanks for your data. This is quite a surprise for me because when I have just bought the bike I asked at KTM Chile about a GPS mount for the 990, and they only offered me handlebar mounts. I can see now that those were what they actually have in stock, not all the options as I expected to be informed.
    I will start my search from here then :wink:

    Cheers and thanks again.