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. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    REALLY like these photos!!! :clap
  2. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    They'd be better if I had a real camera. I've been using a Casio Commando on my trips and a beat up old Kodak Sport because they are water proof. The kodak is one finger and hangs around my neck for on the fly shots, both 5mp.

    Thanks, I so very much want to go back there. Those were taken on the Edgerton Hwy a couple hours or so out of Valdez, Alaska. It's a dead end road but worth it.

    I'm looking to finally get a real travel camera that can live in bad weather, preferably a Pentax WG-2 with GPS. The nice thing about using the Casio is the photos can be geo-tagged so if I forget where I took it, I can get the coordinates from within. You have to go to the source of the photo, you can't download the ones above, but if you go to the photo where it is linked from like on my photobucket, download to your desktop or where ever, you can right click the photo and browse the properties to get a GPS coordinate of where it was taken. Some times it is pretty accurate but sometimes off a hundred feet or so.

    BE CAREFUL when photographing children and things you don't want stolen with the GPS in your phone or camera turned on, the location will no longer be a secret. Downloading from Advrider seems to strip personal data from the files.



    End of the road, Kennecott Copper Mine (taken at midnight)

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  3. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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  4. Tim McKittrick

    Tim McKittrick Long timer

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    I'm surprised you didn't include a picture of the Kuskulana bridge- made in 1910. You rode over it on the way to Kennecott.

    <a href="http://s159.beta.photobucket.com/user/amazingmrfixit/media/P1020763_zpsfe9b19da.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t153/amazingmrfixit/P1020763_zpsfe9b19da.jpg" border="0" alt="kuskulana river bridge photo P1020763_zpsfe9b19da.jpg"/></a>

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    I hope you managed to take the tour through the mill when you were at Kennecott- that was well worth the $25!

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  5. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    So preparing for this trip !!!!! :drif

    Just not so sure it will be a round trip .............
  6. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Sorry, I did not get to see the inside of the mine. I saw one guy while I was down there and he was as personable as and looked like the moronic gang leader on "Wild Hogs".

    I did use my bike as a step stool....

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    to take a walk...



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    to see a river...


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    That road was very rewarding in both scenery and wildlife. The only Grizzly I saw was on that road. Also saw a mother and calf moose just 30 yards off the road. It was also the only road where I nearly bit it. I wasn't paying attention and hit a "creek crossing" at speed with only enough time to get 6" of air between my butt and saddle before crushing my nuts into the tank bag when I hit the lip on the other side. Luckily it was less than a foot deep but a good 10+ wide. I guess the water had to cross some place. There was one sectgion getting rebuilt and the Inn owner in the village before the rock cut said they state had planned to improve the road for more tourist


    I plan to go back after I pick up a fresher 950 or go through my motor. By the time I can afford both, mine will be closing in on 100k miles
  7. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    :drif :clap

    BTW, "Mike's Shopping List":
    - New motor,
    - Fresher 950/990, and...
    - a real camera...!!! :cry :lol3
    (as you already said many times before!)

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  8. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    Today, someone actually asked me "So you would rather have one of these than a KLR650?"

    It took all my willpower not to let my jaw drop. :huh

    "Uh... yeah.... I like my Adventure way better than the KLR I had 15 years ago".


    And then I went on a night ride to clear my head :D

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  9. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    nice! :clap

    Riding out here is like taking a shower :cry
  10. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    I can't ride because my collarbone is healing, but I still have to warm her up. :D

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  11. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I know, I gotta quit being a cheap bastard!!




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  12. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    :rofl

    I can't talk for others, but IMHO... bigger or smaller, almost everyone seems to have a cheap side now and then... :D
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  13. dva78

    dva78 Adventurer

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  14. Gus Hough

    Gus Hough Adventurer

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    Great shot!! KTM should buy it and put it on a poster. I'd put it up in my garage.
  15. deepsea rider

    deepsea rider Adventurer

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    Promptly ran her up this hill, needed to see how she was getting a little down and dirty!!! "I like it I like it alot" :wink: :clap

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  16. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    Great shot!:clap
  17. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    Any of you guys use a Wolfman Rainier tank bag on your 990/950? How is it?
  18. nikkyver

    nikkyver Adventurer

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    Nice to hear someones pushing the 100 grand mark. Mines playing on the over sicky thrice (63,000) side, daily driver........
  19. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Your not far behind, I just know the numbers are going to continue to climb now that i have more time to ride.
  20. blakken

    blakken dirt napper

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    Its nice with snowmobile tracks:clap