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. goktugersavas

    goktugersavas n00b

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    Actually it has been 4 months I'm riding KTM. When you driving at dark night especially mountain it was very hard to see in front of you easily.

    Then we decided to use micro de for the auxiliary fog aim lights and FF50 for the visibility & to be able to see the road clearly.

    as you noticed that KTM has relatively small battery when you compare with 1200GSA, after start the engine I have turned on fog lights first, the on the FF50 to keep my battery alive.

    The best is FF50 is very sufficient and it is actually working. But if you say I would like to buy something tremendous I would definitely recommend Comet 200.

    Cheers.
  2. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Thanks!

    Oh, so you don't know what you are missing...? :lol3
    Fortunately, my wife is just fine with my extramarital activities :1drink

    Cheers!

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  3. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    I have Hella FF320 on my truck, they are very good, but didn't know how Hella perform for a riding use. Good to know your experience.
    Other point for me is the unreasonably high cost of the led lights en my country, while Hella halogen products are more affordable :evil

    Thanks.

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  4. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    Nice job!! :clap
  5. gozirra

    gozirra Spam?

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    Current parking spot, seat off for charging (Battery under seat, for now), storage tub on the floor has the stock bash plate, some add on bits and some oil service parts waiting to be used.
    Bike is currently waiting to be torn down, serviced, lubed etc. and then ridden in prep for my alcan event.


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    Second shot was the bath day (2nd day owning) to clean off all the dirt/grime to see what needed to be serviced, and what had been mcguyvered before it was mine (lots, and it all needs fixin)

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    Again, if you know this bike, history of this bike, stories or shenanigans of this bike, share please.
  6. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Be careful what you ask for.

    I just bought my 990 from a dealer. After posting about the purchase, a fellow inmate came forward claiming it had been his bike. He then posted videos & pictures of things that I would not do to my own bike.

    It was like finding videos of the 2 years your wife spent in a Mexican bestiality show before you met her. Some things are best left unknown.
  7. gozirra

    gozirra Spam?

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    I agree on one level, if this was to be my pretty bike I would want it to be untouched and ready to strut to starbuicks.
    But, this is to be my abused "I dont have a rally car round here" ride, and I plan on putting miles on it, and would like to know if something needs bumping on the repair list so it does not lunch the motor or drop a swingarm.

    I know it has been ridden hard, I bought it knowing that, and will build it out as much as I can to abuse it more.

    Guy I bought it from seemed to commute on it and was a little lax on the history/info about the bike (according to him and registration he only had it for a few months), said he kind of knew the original owner but not a lot of info on that front, maybe a work buddy or something.

    Realistically, it will make no difference to me, I have a plan for the bike and its not like hearing someone rode singletrack or baja is going to dissuade me, I plan on rebuilding/upgrading as necessary.

    So far as I can decipher, it is a Orange 2005 or 5.5 950 Adventure, converted to ADV S suspension and lengthened stands, custom painted, with 950 SE wheels and a single disc up front. Cannisterectomy and SAS delete was "done", handlebars/risers/heated grips added, Glove box trimmed for a prefiler, Battery re-routed to the underseat box, a tail cleanup was done with the plate holder piece removed and a LED taillight added, Oil has yet to be changed by me, coolant and pump will be serviced, I have a large list pulled from the H.O.W to check, second rad fan to add, some carbon/kev work to do, crash bars to add, sidestand relocate, stud/bolt/bearings update and lots more after that.
  8. vfrpilot

    vfrpilot Stress Relief Rider

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    this is my 990
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  9. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    On the road! Finally!
    Does anyone else think an Adventure with its tanks off looks like a dog that is shaved for the summer?
  10. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Auxiliary lights are IMO an absolute neccessity. I dont even need my factory lights when I turn these on.
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  11. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    HID's, no need for anything else :D

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  12. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    +1

    Everytime I think about getting AUX lights I find something else to spend the money on. I don't really need them after I went to HID's.
  13. BrooklynOffRoader

    BrooklynOffRoader Concrete or the Dirt.

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    Luckily I bought this the day before hurricane Sandy hit from a guy in Atlantic City. The other bikes in his shed all suffered salt water damage. 1040 miles on this baby. Still like new.
  14. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    :clap
  15. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Manchester...but from Rome!
    Nice Bike!!!!

    Nic
  16. FtheRedSticker

    FtheRedSticker Adventurer

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    That's some seriously low miles. Good find!
  17. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    HELL YEAH!! Nice!! :clap
  18. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I read the "no need for anything else"
    and in the first photo was a GS.. and it was gone in the 2nd photo.

    I didn't realize it was about headlights :rofl

    :freaky

  19. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Nice catch Geek
  20. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    The GS is on the trailer where it belongs...:deal