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. AJ990R

    AJ990R motorcycle guy

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    first road trip with the beast & new luggage
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    love this thing
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    thought I was done with farkles at this point
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    time for a real road trip,bike set-up to be ridden on my biggest adventure ever,solo of course, lots of planning, she was sooo clean here. 4300mi on her already here
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    two days of riding in rain in canada,thank god I packed my heated Gerbing liner,second day my aux power socket let the smoke out:cry
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    overlooking Dawson city,YT, Can
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    Me demonstrating proper riding gear @ D2D 2012. Next to Chad Yoshitomi of course. pretty much a BMW rally,got lots compliments on the big Katoom
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    finally! took a solid week of riding to even get here*you like my new BMW coat?? cuz I did,& still do! shipped my sportbike jacket home & proceeded to instantly abuse the most expensive jacket I've ever bought, on this hwy
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    my only proof I made it all the effen way. it was close to midnight in this pic,no one was around
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    camping off the Dalton

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    prepping her for the journey home here in Fairbanks. Adventure Cycle works is awesome! went there at 10 o'clock in the eve. it was the first KTM he had seen with the CJ designs oil drain hose kit. he pointed out that my rear pads were metal to metal(approx 8000mi), no prob, he had a set!
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    i shoulda had the tire replaced but wanted to see how long these Heidienaus would last,got 7800 mi out of the rear! I ride fast & hard, plus the bike was loaded. thank god I bought a tire in Fairbanks & carried it with me. took me 2 hrs. this was a sunday eve somewhere in Montana.
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  2. docaut

    docaut n00b

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    Some pics of the big one while some touring around the italian/french alps...

    The 950/990 is the perfect choice for travling offroad and makes always a lot of fun :D

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  3. Jarno123

    Jarno123 Adventurer

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    Is the fur all you did to adjust the seat? Or have you installed more for your comfort?
    The pictures look great!
  4. AJ990R

    AJ990R motorcycle guy

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    Thanks! my first time sharing photos on here! & I have a lot, considering doing RR on my Alaska trip. Yup, rode for three weeks with jus sheepskin on a stock R seat. I tried a couple of different seat pad set-ups, sheepskin was the best...but seemed to wear out considerably after a week in the saddle everyday. Wish I woulda bought a airhawk seat cushion, I refused to spend $650 on a seat, as that woulda almost covered all my fuel expense for that trip. I'm a cheap ass as you can tell by my $15 aux fuel tank set-up:D
  5. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Played most of the morning on dirty singletrack/atv trails, then hit the highway home.

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    I know, I know- get a skidplate.
  6. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    Mighty fine posts here lately! :clap
  7. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    Proper bad-ass KTM look on your face. :D
  8. A.J.

    A.J. Been here awhile

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    Went and picked her up in Florida last week and rode 1479 miles back to CT.
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  9. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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    Congrats! Sweet looking bike. Now update your signature:D
  10. A.J.

    A.J. Been here awhile

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    Thanks, and done. :freaky
  11. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    You really should. :thumb
  12. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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    AJ - Sweet set-up you purchased there. TKC 80s on the tires? How do they ride? I've had them on a GSA and like them, new to the 990s so curious.

    Gonna put storage on the left side there? Not affiliated but just an FYI - For those TT racks, If you get a CJ tool box, you'll have to have the rear brace tabs rewelded lower for it to fit. I've got a CJ fuel tank but think they're set-up about the same size. No big deal, cost me about $30. Just ask them to put the top of the tab where the bottom is now. Works great.
  13. etingelefunts

    etingelefunts retem-odo

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    TKC 80 rear, D606 front... just a guess :)
    Nice pictures AJ.
  14. etingelefunts

    etingelefunts retem-odo

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    Now you need an Excel REAR rim and HD powder coated stainless spokes to match the front. Come to think of it, I owe you those doo-dads... on its way soon, along with all the other goodies and your luggage dude. Glad you made it safe!!
  15. A.J.

    A.J. Been here awhile

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    Yeah tkc 80 rear as Kip already said. Rode great at 80-85 for the whole ride
    home. No noticeable vibration, haven't tried it offroad yet but I'd use the tires again. Thanks for the heads up on the cj storage box as I plan on ordering one. Thanks again to Kip for an awesome bike that couldn't have been set up better. :freaky
  16. AJ990R

    AJ990R motorcycle guy

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    To the other A.J.,
    Very nicely equipped bike you got there.
    Its only 2F outside right now in WI & I haven't ridden in a few weeks & starting to get cabin fever.
    Atigun Pass
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    My Fav
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    South Canol Rd entrance in YT,Can
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    showing Chad how the slow race is done here @ D2D 2012 :rofl
    *I was peer pressured @ the last minute to participate in the games b/c I rode from so far away
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    filthy
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    covered in calcuim chloride @ the Deadhorse pumps
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    loaded KTMs
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    End of summer fun running ATV trails @ CADVR5
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    My bike about 4 weeks ago after ripping through a construction area next to my work in the morning
    owned it exactly one year there, over 17k mi on her
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    AJ
  17. etingelefunts

    etingelefunts retem-odo

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    You're welcome A.J.
    I think one of my next mod's will be fog lights, probably mounted where my turn signals use to be. Will let you know how that goes.

    BDCW has some fork mounts for fog/spot lights that they were going to test on a 990 a while back to see if they cleared the Safari tanks. Not sure how/if they updated that result yet.

    As soon as I get a chance I will update my signature and profile photo to MY bike (instead of yours) :huh Awkward.:rofl
  18. elron

    elron Still Standing

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    AJ990, Great fotos of your bike. How useful/effective is the windscreen spoiler.? Notice it's removed in some other fotos.

    elron
  19. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Elron, Most people say its about worthless.
  20. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    AJ990R,

    You have succeeded in getting my Tiger into the 990 forum. Great pics from your ride. That was my first D2D. I was on the Tiger right behind you in your pic next to Hacky Moto. You know he got picked for the US GS Challenge team this year. I think they finished 9th overall.