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 3MTA3

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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
  2. DirtKnob

    DirtKnob Dirt Knob

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    :D I Stole (I mean, bought) this from a friend of mine. http://[​IMG]] :D
  3. 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!
  4. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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  5. 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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  6. 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.
  7. coolmoose

    coolmoose coolmoose

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  8. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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  9. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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  10. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Not to mention a potential of months or a year off the bike for rehab & healing.

    BTDT, got the T-shirt.
  11. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    A good carpenter doesn't blame his tools.
  12. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Spot on. A good carpenter makes sure his tools are sharp and in good repair. He doesn't keep wasting his time with a dull hand saw that will wear him out, or a frayed cord on a power sander that could electrocute him.

    Good carpenters don't like working with bad ones. I've ridden with guys with bald tires & bikes in poor repair. If they are consistently holding up the group because they require constant attention, then I no longer invite them along on rides. I spend way too much time and $$ preparing for rides to have my time wasted by those that don't.
  13. Hueychief

    Hueychief FNG

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    Well said!
  14. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Is this why you are upgrading from a KLR to an SE? :photog

    :freaky

    er... and since this is a pitcher thread...

    Somewhere in Idaho/Montana

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  15. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Shhhhh..... It's not a done deal yet. I don't want to alienate my KLR "friends" quite yet. After all, I will still need to sell the old bike in the spring.
  16. wshoc840

    wshoc840 Been here awhile

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    Flashback to my West coast trip.....

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  17. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    That trip sucked...... :evil


    It was way to short!

    When can we do it again???? :freaky
  18. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Who says you need to be able to get BOTH feet down to ride a 950 offroad..... Just don't stop!

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  19. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    So THAT'S the secret! Now, why didn't I think of that? :lol3
  20. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Love.that.pic!!!