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. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Give me a heads up. If I'm not on my way to FL or back, it would be great to meet up.
  2. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Haven't ridden that in years...
  3. Wantajustride

    Wantajustride Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]

    Now the rear view.
    The setup works well when loaded. the 60 litres of space makes a guy pack lighter. You really don't notice the bags behind you.
  4. Wantajustride

    Wantajustride Been here awhile

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    Straight on side view

    WJR
  5. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Fatallybitten, kaia, hi mates.
    Great refueling ideas! But let me tell you I'm concerned about these setups because they seem to be improved "legs eaters" to me, as I like to call them :D
    Why? I have been in trouble twice getting into fesh fesh faster than I should, needed to correct the situation putting my foot on the ground, the fesh fesh took my leg backguards and.... my side case (Gobi KTM/H&B) hit (ate) my leg in a quite rough way :huh... it was ok just because of my boots and fortunately I didn't bit the dust :wink:
    Now you can see why these setups look as improved legs eaters... just saying
    May be you are not riding offroad, may be you are, just thought I had to mention my experience (ok, may be I'm the one and only stupid :lol3)

    Cheers!
    .
  6. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    In the near future, we have a deal :deal :clap


    Dakar's LatAm Edition born in Patagonia in 2009... couldn't believe that... I had THE DAKAR in my backyard... :evil
    It was amazing, on TV you can feel that... imagine how is it to feel them centimeters away from you... they are crazy guys.
    Unfortunately, many pilots (riders and drivers) had complained because of the excessive roughness of our Patagonia, they said it was far more tough than ever before in the Dakar, lots of hit broken machines and withdraws. The ASO fear the worst son it has been moving the run north more and more since then :huh
    - 2009 edition: my city
    - 2010 edition: closest run was 200kms away
    - 2011 and 2012 edition: closest run was 400kms away
    - 2013 edition: closest run was 1000kms away
    still plenty affordable though...

    You can see what kind of riders we are here... we beat the crap out of the Dakar riders.... :rofl

    Now seriously, there's a commercial goal in every sport event lately, I can understand that, but the equilibrium is always a tough one.

    The coolest runs -with their distances from home:
    - Mendoza - Nihuil Dunes - ARG, (not this year) 400kms
    - Atacama Desert/CopiapĆ³ - CHI, 1.600kms
    - Nazca/Arequipa Dunes - PER, 2.500kms



    We should organize an ADV
    Dakar Ride 2014 (ADR 2014!) to follow the Dakar, what do you think??? :D
    Some of you can bring their bikes, others can rent bikes here... should be a great way for us to meet each other :freaky and experience the Dakar live...
    I can't receive all of you at home :evil, but we can define an Operations Center on the Dakar's route...

    Cheers.
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  7. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Great! That's very kind of you mate.
    Now I have 2 reference spots to link .... :wink:

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  8. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Agreed. The aluminum brackets would do Bad Things to your leg. I think I've been convinced to go with the Rotopax on the rear rack. I can always put a large dry bag over the top of them for extra capacity.

    I rode a week ago and stuffed my right leg under one of the Gobi bags when I dabbed on an off camber. As I mentioned, from now on, I'll only run the soft bags for commuting & touring. For dirt, snow, and ice I'll run either dry bags or the Giant Loop.
  9. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    BTW, nice plate. Reminds me of Pirsig. :wink:
  10. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Jeff: you might take a look at this thread from a couple of years ago when a big group of us rode 950s to Montana and back.. we did the CDR and there is that one stretch with 200+ miles without fuel (this was before (and one of the reasons why) I had safaris).

    The thread is here:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=595730&highlight=divide

    Post 72 is where I came up with my "aux fuel" solution. (durability tested in post 78)

    Post 286 was Diek's solution
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    Dave and Jason used Rotopax:
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    Miguel used a Ned tank
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    Diek with the wine bladder in post 315:
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    ...and just some LC8 pr0n since I'm missing summer
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  11. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    The turtle-pac 5 gallon Jerry can looks interesting, but I can't seem to find a place to buy them.
  12. Fatallybitten

    Fatallybitten Slow but Sure

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    The comments about the risk of injury offroad with my gas cans on the foot pegs are all valid. It is one of the reasons I didn't go with the Pegpacker system. I read too many comments about the "Achilles" issue. I have had to put a foot down a few times with the gas cans on the rear foot pegs and so far, touch wood, have been lucky that they have all been off camber enough that my leg bounced off the relatively pliant gas can. For that reason I don't use either the hard panniers or the gas cans on footpegs when I am going into the rough stuff. For that I have a set of soft bags and simply strap a gas can on top of the luggage if I need added range. I have looked at the rotopax set up but haven't been able to justify the cost. Here are a couple of photos of my luggage options. I haven't ever used both dry bags because I haven't needed the capacity. I also have a camera dry bag that I use with the smaller Sealine bag when I want to carry two DSLR's. Later on in the year I added a CJ Racer rear rack which is a great platform for the luggage and Outdoor Research dry bags that strap to the top of the aluminum panniers to hold tent, awning, etc. so I can put up some shelter before unloading the rest of the bike..

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    Didn't mean to turn this thread into a luggage/gas discussion. So here are a few of photos more in keeping with the theme:

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    Cheer, David
  13. KarimADV

    KarimADV Adventurer

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    Roncesvalles

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    Camping in Cabo Finisterre

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    Lost in Portugal

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    Erzberg Rodeo 2012

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    Action!!
  14. skipman

    skipman Been here awhile

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    Not sure i'd want to camp next to the anal examiner.....:rofl
  15. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    Concrete jungle ride today. Certainly didn't buy her to ride slab. But with clear skies and dry road... who could resist?
  16. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    That's a lot of mud, Anal Explorer!! :lol3





    edit: My apologies. Sometimes I forget I'm not in Jo'Momma.
  17. KarimADV

    KarimADV Adventurer

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    Yo mamma is so fat? :D
  18. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Caught in the flight...:D
    Didn't know, good additive :thumb

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  19. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    David, glad to hear you are aware and prepared! :thumb
    I only wish I can define if it will be a simple offroad/onroad ride or a rough ride before I start it... Most of the times I end in the middle of nowhere :lol3

    BTW, I like this pic.
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  20. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    :rofl