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. sleipnir

    sleipnir Adventurer

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/myopix/11184042816/

    just got this baby 2 months ago. Since then we've been on a few adventures to Hungry Valley and of course the LA Barstow Vegas rally last weekend.

    She's pretty well kitted out but will add a new windscreen since I nearly chopped my head off in the whoops last weekend - thinking the Rally Raid might do it - a bit disappointed in the finish though. Any other suggestions out there?
  2. Brendan33c

    Brendan33c Been here awhile

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    Nevis Road, Central Otago, New Zealand
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    Dunstan Trail, Central Otago, New Zealand

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    manuherikia track, Central Otago, New Zealand

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    Black forest road, McKenzie Country, New Zealand

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    I love it here.:D
  3. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Nice one, where you located, Im NW Sydney and always looking to get away for the day or overnight somewhere, usually out west.
  4. Guiga Rodrigo

    Guiga Rodrigo Adventurer

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    Hi there....
    It look's like you are short leg....:freaky

    i'm 1.63m tall, 5'4", but on a normal 990.

    enjoy your rides! nice pics too
  5. Guiga Rodrigo

    Guiga Rodrigo Adventurer

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  6. TEZZA

    TEZZA ADV B4 DEM/TED

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    What is the Screen on the bike and dose it work better than the stock screen :huh
    I have tried the standard and the KTM Touring screen as well as the Double screen mod and had no joy with them .
    I use the standard screen but on long trips it would be nice to have the wind moved away from me a bit more .:clap





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  7. blakken

    blakken dirt napper

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  8. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    I don't know about that one in particular since it is transparent but I know Rally Raid was making some like that. KTM Twins had them.
  9. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Our 2007 990adv S is getting too ugly for the glamour shots,
    but she still kicks ass!

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    BigWan and I just did the LA-Barstow to Vegas ride, and it was awesome.

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    400 miles of offroad riding over 2 days. Lots of sand and rocks.
    We did the hard ways - many of the notes on the roll chart said "Not recommended for Adventure Bikes"
    but we figured they were talking to the BMWs. :evil


    The 9x0 is just a big dirt bike, right? :dunno



    There was a guy who had come over from Australia to do the ride.
    He said they have the 1190 in Oz, but it's just not the same as the 990.
    The 1190 is not quite up to the task.


    So, here's a little video of us riding the hard ways, 2up...

    On the best bike in the world.
    Long live the 990/950 adventure!
    :freaky




    Our riding partner (the organizers want everyone to have a "buddy") is on a 950adv S.
    We met him just that day and he was great (Wendell from BC).

    In case you are wondering, we turned around after waiting 30 minutes in the snowy rocks.
    There were so many guys piled up, it was going to be a long wait.
    After the logjam you see in the video, there were 2 more bottlenecks further up.
    Oh well.
    Too many guys on little dirt bikes, not enough 990s, I guess. :wink:
  10. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Yea for WANS!

    Those silly "little bikes".
    Always in the way.

    Thanks for the Video.
    Q~
  11. Grinderman

    Grinderman Been here awhile

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    Amazing riding, music, and entertainment. You guys always confirm your godlike status in my mind. Thank you so much for the morning entertainment.:freaky
  12. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    Now, that's a glamour shot in my book! You and the 9x0's RULE.
  13. MKJ

    MKJ Married w/ Children

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    Good job! Many of my buddies did that ride. Too many people for me. Those rocky sections that everyone was stopping on the trail would have sent my temper through roof. They're not that tough.
  14. Dusty

    Dusty Long timer

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    Keep your cocky in the pocky if i only had a brain....:lol3

    I think i know what 100 mph through the desert on a big dirt bike feels like now. So you see how fast you guys are now don't you? flyin by those thumpers.
  15. xTomKx

    xTomKx Been here awhile

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    Great video LittleWan and good riding :deal
  16. Tee2

    Tee2 I SAID! Woo Hoo!

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    Your videos make me realize I use 5% of what the bike is capable of. :cry And that is on a good day. :deal

    I would give anything to be in the heads of the guys on the small dirt bikes as you fly past them. You know their feeling good that their ripping it down the trail just to get smoked by a 990 2-up. :clap
  17. skipman

    skipman Been here awhile

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    Excellent video!,, well done:clap
  18. MKJ

    MKJ Married w/ Children

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    The guys being passed look like they are out for an easy day on the trail. Some riders just like to cruise.
  19. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    heh, what makes you think we weren't cruising?
    That is cruising speed on a 990...
    (you do realize you're in Orange Crush, right? :wink:)

    we were just having a nice day ride, too.
    a sitting-down, riding double, trail ride on a big bike...

    :ricky

    hell, Matt didn't even stand up once on this ride. :deal

    :lol3


    edit:
    MKJ -
    I'm just busting your balls because this thread is for getting excited about the 950/990 :D

    I'm glad some of you enjoyed the video - thanks for the kind words!
  20. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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