need a stablemate for 990 adv r

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by blakken, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. blakken

    blakken dirt napper

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    Hi all!
    I just sold my 690 enduro r and are looking for a bike to take the place.
    The problem is What bike is a god complement for an 990 adv.

    I sold the 690 because i can almost do the same riding with the 990.

    So inmates whats your opinion on bikes.
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  2. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    300 2-smoke.

    Maybe a 350.
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  3. slidewayes

    slidewayes slidewayes

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  4. catalina38

    catalina38 Long timer

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    I want a KTM 350EXC to share my garage with my 990R
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  5. milzispete

    milzispete who did what where?

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    What are you looking to do on the new bike? Currently your range is in between jet ski and snow mobile :evil
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  6. blakken

    blakken dirt napper

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    my wife has the 350 freeride she fooling round with.

    I would like to go little motard, but most very technical single tracks.
    And most off all snowmobile track with studded tires.

    i was in for a trial bike,,,but i dont now if i can hit snowmobile tracks with it.

    the freeride is to soft in the engine.
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  7. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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  8. milzispete

    milzispete who did what where?

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    hey blakken. i have a freeride 350 and a 690 enduro R. after getting the freeride I started to realise just how limited the 690 was. just bought a husaberg fe570 and I'm hoping it will be a much better fit as a ds bike. if you've got a 990 and a freeride, I can't imagine a better bike to fit in between them
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  9. Foot dragger

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    Ive got it! Find a restored Honda ATC 90 3 wheeler with go cart tires on it. It will do anything(more or less mostly less)
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  10. Whip

    Whip Onward through the fog

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  11. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Check out the Ossa Explorer, same crossober type bika as a freeride, not soft at all on engine and 164 pounds. Love mine enough that I sold the 200exc which is arguably one of the best tight woods bikes ever.
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  12. DuctTape

    DuctTape Been here awhile

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  13. motocrotts

    motocrotts Been here awhile

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    I'd recommend a 450/500 and a 300 smoker, but I'm biased.
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  14. alongat

    alongat Long timer

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    Ktm rc8r.
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  15. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    Another vote for the 300 xc two stroke.
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  16. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutofshape

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    See below.
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  17. Dances_With_Trees

    Dances_With_Trees Been here awhile

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  18. Schmittenhymer

    Schmittenhymer Adventure Tourer

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    I have a 525EXC to compliment the 990R.

    Perfect for when the trails get really knarly.
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  19. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    Half the weight of the 990. With SM setup, an absolute HOOLIGAN! (Maybe you shouldn't)
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  20. beergut

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