KTM 990 Question

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by DRTII, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. DRTII

    DRTII Been here awhile

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    I really like that setup Taco, it's exactly how I envision setting one up, Wolfman/Rotopax, though I think I'd stop short of that huge yellow drysack on the top. It would just be an excuse for me to store all the shit up there and wonder why I'm 100lbs more top heavy! That being said, you have to put the tent somewhere. Oh well, good to know you don't have an issue hauling all of that gear and still have the ability to whip it around with the throttle.

    What tires are you running? I haven't memorized tread patterns at this point (except I know the 908's have a chevy bowtie)
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  2. tacosupreme

    tacosupreme Been here awhile

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    The tires are pirelli scorpions. They are supposed to last a long time, and they probably would if you only used them on the street, but roosting around on gravel roads I get about 3000 miles out of them. I think I'll go with Mefo SE for the rear this spring, still undecided for the front. Yeah the banana bag is just for light stuff...spare jacket, sleeping bag, small tent, food, etc. The black ones get very hot in the sun. Nothing worse than a hot sammich on the trail.
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  3. DRTII

    DRTII Been here awhile

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    Interesting, I wouldn't have thought about the black bags getting hot. Not really a welcome surprise either. I like those crash bar bags, I'm assuming you keep tubes in there?

    I've heard a lot of good things about the Mefo, but almost always in relation to a different front. Everyone seems to like something different. The Scorpions look like they'd be a good all around tire (stock aren't they?) - prob handle like shit in the mud, though.
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  4. Zuber

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    I know of a lowered 07/08 990 in Eugene that will be for sale. Early model, but it has always run like one of the best ones. PM me if interested.

    Hell's Al is right, some times. But, these bikes will get up and float on sand. If you give it enough throttle.
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  5. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    It just takes a while to trust it.

    Just like a boat on plane
    .....it is more efficient and easier to control on TOP of the sand.

    Just like a boat on plane
    ....except for the tumble into the sagebrush if you get it wrong :lol3
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