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. DARKRYDER

    DARKRYDER NoNoob

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    Here's my 2010 R...and no, I have no interest in a new 1190. This bike rocks on so many levels :super

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  2. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    Nice! DARKRYDER I bought and extra set of rims to cover all bases :wink:

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  3. DARKRYDER

    DARKRYDER NoNoob

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    Very nice R you have there too..I'd love to get an extra set of rims and tires for the street myself. Still have a lot more farkling to do, it never ends!
  4. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Luckily my addiction is being a tightwad, coupon clipper, it helps cancel out the urge to splurge!
  5. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    resist the urge to buy.....one of the 7 laws of gold!
  6. ian408

    ian408 Oh? Administrator

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    Glad to hear that.
  7. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    :thumb

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  8. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Did you clip a coupon for that electric jacket?
  9. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Twas on sale!
  10. Gaston.R

    Gaston.R 990 ADV. R

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  11. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    It really looks bad ass.... :wink:

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  12. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Nice bike. But i would take off the headlight cover. These headlights can take some beating, i´ve been roosted many times and can´t see it on the headlight.
  13. laramie LC4

    laramie LC4 crash test dummy!

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    here is my new toy, a '12 990R. bought it new a few weeks ago. have put over 500 on it so far with about 120 being in the dirt.

    picking it up at the dealer...

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    so far i have added crash bars, cases and carriers, BDC side-stand relocator, and the OEM plastic tank covers.

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    so far i'm tickled pink. only issue i have found is that at high speeds, on wash boardy, graded roads, she get's a pretty nasty head shake. i've never used a damper before but i think i might with this bike. it's a little un-nerving to have that much mass, moving at that speed, and try to get away from you...:eek1

    laramie :beer
  14. KTMSAM

    KTMSAM Been here awhile

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    Congrats Laramie! That's a good looking machine. I have a steering stabilizer on my to-do list as well, i'm sure that will help your situation. Enjoy!
  15. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    :wave hi Laramie! Nice ride. SE front speings helped solve that issue for me

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  16. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Great upgrade, Laramie "LC8", congrats!

    We were Inmates in both 640 threads, we are inmates here now, we changed to 990 almost at the same time :D (you are 5 model years ahead though...!).

    I'm also trying to get used to this new to me beast, the weights and behaviour are very different from our mighty 640. I still couldn't ride her much as I would like, can't wait to ride her offroad and get to know each other... sure we'll have situations and discussions but hope she can be patient and compassionate with me, that will make us a good couple... :lol3

    Cheers!

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  17. laramie LC4

    laramie LC4 crash test dummy!

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    thanks guys. good to see ya.

    although we are still getting to know each other the 120 miles i did in the dirt was an eye opener. spent most of the day steering with my rear tire and just haulin' arse. the weight is the biggest thing, you gotta be prepared to deal with it at any moment. moving is better than not though. hell, i think the scariest part is simply getting on the bike and getting going. all that weight seems to want to tip at a moments notice, like it's constantly checking to make sure you are paying attention to it.

    laramie :beer
  18. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    You'll lose a bit, well, quite a bit of turning radius, a bit of ground clearance and a gain of stopping distance so plan ahead on line selection.

    Treat it like a kid, manipulate it to do what you want, don't fonce it unless you're so big you make it look like a 125!
  19. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Mike, yes... to plan ahead on line selection seems to be what's all about, considering I was riding the last 5 years a bike which already was part of me.
    I'm not a small guy, but I think I can't make it look smaller than a 890... :lol3

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  20. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    Looks like the 990R are all getting grabbed up. Just got mine with 60 miles on it after the first ride.
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