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. Phil in K.C.

    Phil in K.C. Been here awhile

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    of course I had to work...but it reminded me of this place...Going to the Sun road in Glacier NP from last Aug...bet it aint 74 there!!


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  2. Blur

    Blur Peddlin' motorcycles!

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    Thanks, Liferider!

    If you're son is 5, c'mon up to North Carolina and we'll get him on my son's CRF50. It's too small for him now. :D
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  3. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    This Indian is blind in one eye and can't see out of the other! (joke)

    I do have a gopro now but that was taken with a 5mp Casio Commando cell phone. I have a few crashes on my YouTube page I'll send you a link to.

    That is precisely where I was heading when I took the above photo
  4. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Nice weather this past weekend for exploring the grasslands.

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    After nearly breaking my leg last weekend, I decided the hard bags are only for commuting and touring. In any situation where I might have to dab, I'm sticking with the Giant Loop bag.
  5. Fatallybitten

    Fatallybitten Slow and getting slower

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    A Montana back road south of Great Falls in June

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    A couple from Wyoming, also in June

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    Alberta foothills looking west to the Rockies in July

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    Bow Lake on Icefields Parkway in July

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    Heading west on the Yellowhead Highway to Prince Rupert in July

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    Bear Glacier on the way to Stewart BC and Hyder Alaska in July

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    Washington Pass on Highway 20 in Washington State in October

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    A back road in Washington State in October

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  6. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    Sweet Pics :clap
  7. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    an Adventure (KTM).

    Nice imagery and mystique.
  8. criscris

    criscris n00b

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    hi liferider,the tank has a capa of 19liters aprox 5 gallon,and has a like build in skid plate the lower material is 5mm thik plus has a carbon inner lining ,i build the bike for fast enduro not for rock crawling ........best regs cris....
  9. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Definitely... top notch job!
    Thanks for your patience about my curiosity.:freaky
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  10. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Ok... I had some trouble getting flight tickets to "Nawph Cackalacky", but finally I did get a pair to Charlotte-NC... I think that's pretty close :thumb
    See you in 16hrs... :lol3
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  11. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Great pics and rides!
    I love Canada, you lucky canadians... :wink:
    Someday I hope...

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  12. Blur

    Blur Peddlin' motorcycles!

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    PM flight info. I'm 10 minutes from the airport. We'll be riding an hour after you and your son arrive :thumb
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  13. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    As good as it gets... :thumb :thumb :thumb
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  14. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Coming to Charlotte, I'll ride down, it's only a one tank trip, 480 miles, I can stay with my Niece. I may actually be riding through Charlotte in a few weeks
  15. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Wow...! it would be great to also meet you Mike overthere, just like that...
    And better for Blur, he can deliver me to Canada with you when he feels enough is enough with me... :lol3

    Anyway, don't be affraid, long rides and flight tickets are temporarily postponed for me, due to my little kids (6 and 5 years old) and to family's budget. I'm in the middle of a standby stage until they grow up a few years, until that time when they don't miss you a bit :D. I will then return to long rides, I dream with rides out of LatAm. :thumb
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  16. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Could you post more detailed pictures of your gas can mounts? :ear Do they mount to the passenger peg brackets?

    For the occasional time I need greater range, I'm hesitant to invest in the safari tanks.
  17. The Savage Rabbit

    The Savage Rabbit Adventurer

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    Stands out in a crowd. :lol3

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  18. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Black fly in the milk :D

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  19. Fatallybitten

    Fatallybitten Slow and getting slower

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    HellSickle, here is a close up photo of the gas can on the left side. It is your basic 5 litre plastic gas can that you can buy just about anywhere. I got two of them at Canadian Tire. I have one on each side. Nothing fancy about how they are mounted. They are held on by two web straps. One runs under the passenger footpeg, up inside the footpeg brace, around the gas can through the handle. This strap is held in place under the footpeg by two sided velcro straps looped around the footpeg. The second strap runs around the forward bar of my Happy Trails pannier rack and through the handle. I have traveled over 10,000 kms with the gas cans strapped to the bike this way without a problem, even over some very rough roads. I only fill them when I need the 500 km range the additional 10 litres of fuel gives me. Also, there is no interference with my size 12 riding boots. Cheers, David

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  20. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Thanks David!

    On our previous trip to BC I was on a KLR with 250-300 mile range. I only expect ~180 miles or so on the 990. I might look into a slightly larger can for each side. I might experiment with ~2 gallon.

    BTW, nice looking bike :evil . Have you considered painting the cans a KTM orange? :deal