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. 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.
  2. vfrpilot

    vfrpilot Stress Relief Rider

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    this is my 990
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  3. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    Does anyone else think an Adventure with its tanks off looks like a dog that is shaved for the summer?
  4. 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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  5. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    HID's, no need for anything else :D

    Before

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    After

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  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    :clap
  9. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Nice Bike!!!!

    Nic
  10. FtheRedSticker

    FtheRedSticker Adventurer

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

    Blur Peddlin' motorcycles!

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    HELL YEAH!! Nice!! :clap
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  12. 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

  13. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Nice catch Geek
  14. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    As you should....

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  16. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    In the *caged* trailer? Must be one savage bike.

    HID question: The standard US headlight is two bulbs. Is one high beam, one low beam? Or is one of them a running light.

    After installing a few of the DDM hi/lo HID kits, I'm not keen on the "wobble" the bulb has in the socket, but I am keen on the light output.

    Which way should I go for an HID conversion? Euro headlight assembly?
  17. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Yes, the US and Euro headlight assembly has one light for low, one light for high. The difference is that the US has only one light on at a time; either the low or the high beam. The Euro light has one or both lights on; the low is always on and the high beam turns on to add to the low beam, not to replace it. Also the way the reflectors are shaped is different and the pattern of light is actually better. Personal experience.

    I have HID50's in my Euro assembly and haven't noticed any "wobble". Wish the ballasts were a bit smaller and the wires a bit shorter so I can shoehorn them into place easier but all in all I'm very pleased.
  18. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Dont know what the US setup is.
    Mine is a Euro headlight, high is H3, low is H7.
    Both are 55W HID slim digital, not DDM.
    It also has a little 5W running light.
    No wobble, perfect fit.
    Best $85 I ever spent............apart from the 220W of HID I put on the GS :rofl
  19. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Euro with HID

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    All fits very nicely

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    Right here

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  20. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I'm not sure that this is correct.
    My understanding is that the US light has only a pilot up top. It is a dual filament main bulb.
    The Euro light has separate bulbs up high and down low.

    A graphic I made a few years ago that has been posted in the HOW. This is my US light on the left and my Euro light on the right:
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    Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    :freaky