Picking her up tomorrow...

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Mr_Snips, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Mr_Snips

    Mr_Snips Husky BRAAAAAAAAP!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    356
    Location:
    Yucca Valley, CA
    Well tomorrow i will be picking up my first ktm 990 adventure r...I already plan on adding some form of panniers no idea soft or hard or what yet...i already ordered a little extra light in the form of a 6in dual led bar good for an extra 2160 lumens.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    also gonna throw some more street friendly tires on for now.
    #1
  2. bykpimp

    bykpimp Live and let ride

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,410
    Location:
    Santa Cruz Ca
    Congratulations!!!! Good looking machine!!!
    #2
  3. KTMADV

    KTMADV Hammer Down

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    189
    Location:
    Willows Ca
    Nice bike.
    #3
  4. KTMSAM

    KTMSAM Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Oddometer:
    140
    Location:
    within sight of Lake Superior
    Very Nice! You're going to love it! Congrats :freaky
    #4
  5. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,106
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    Very cool. Corn-grats from Iowa.
    #5
  6. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,046
    Location:
    San Diego
    I designed that DSM logo.

    You must never remove it. It is a design of beauty and function.

    Oh- I'm sure you'll find the suspension too tall for you, and you'll want to find a low-mileage standard bike with which to swap components. One in Southern California.
    #6
  7. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,011
    Location:
    Jefferson, GA
    Sweet . . . Yes, we hope you have long legs. The Seat Concepts seat is awesome . . . But adds 2" :evil

    Have fun . . .
    #7
  8. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,046
    Location:
    San Diego
    No, we hope your legs are short, and desperately need to lower the entire contraption.

    I may know someone who'll be happy to facilitate :evil
    #8
  9. Mr_Snips

    Mr_Snips Husky BRAAAAAAAAP!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    356
    Location:
    Yucca Valley, CA
    The bike is way too tall...but i shall not change it..
    #9
  10. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,046
    Location:
    San Diego
    Oh, I'm sure you'll feel so much more comfortable with it just a bit lower. And think of the money you'll save by avoiding those pesky tip-overs...

    Remember, I'm here for you....
    #10
  11. DuctTape

    DuctTape Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2011
    Oddometer:
    351
    Location:
    Kansas
    LOL.............congrats!
    #11
  12. Mr_Snips

    Mr_Snips Husky BRAAAAAAAAP!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    356
    Location:
    Yucca Valley, CA
    Already had my first tip over so there :lol3 a nice gentleman on a multistrada helped pick it up too..


    With that said is it normal for the bars to moved back and forth (front and back) a little bit with bar risers?
    #12
  13. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Oddometer:
    7,613
    Location:
    Ben Lomond, Highway 9, California
    No.
    #13
  14. Mr_Snips

    Mr_Snips Husky BRAAAAAAAAP!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    356
    Location:
    Yucca Valley, CA
    le sigh
    #14
  15. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Oddometer:
    7,613
    Location:
    Ben Lomond, Highway 9, California
    What Risers? I have the Rox Risers and they are rock solid.
    #15
  16. Mr_Snips

    Mr_Snips Husky BRAAAAAAAAP!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    356
    Location:
    Yucca Valley, CA
    ITs not the risers that are moving...its the rubber bushings that the bars and the damper mount to that are flexing...

    (the two that go through the top triple)
    #16
  17. Keith

    Keith Slabbing it

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Oddometer:
    980
    Location:
    901
    I'll take that 908 off your hands when you swap on new tires.

    I'm just down the hill from you.
    #17
  18. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,106
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    That kind of movement could be a couple of things. It could be that the bolts holding the bar mounts down to the triple tree could be loose. But, you usually feel that looseness when you move the bars left and right. The bolt that is closest to the key is really, really hard to tighten, so your prior owned might have messed with them while installing risers and not gotten both perfectly tight. Check that.

    The second thing it could be is that the rubber bushings are worn out. My bike is an 05 with 34,000 on it, and the bushings are not worn out. However, CJRacer makes a solid mount because these do wear out: http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/products/ktm-solid-bar-mount-bushings/

    And make sure that that bike has a sidestand relocator on it. The sidestand is mounted to the aluminum case at the factory, and it has to be moved off or you will crack your case on day, so make sure it either has a relocator or that you order one immediately. I bought mine from Black Dog Cycle Works, but there are other makers out there.
    #18
  19. High Road

    High Road Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Oddometer:
    58
    Location:
    Western Pennsylvania
    Congrats on the new bike.
    #19
  20. Mr_Snips

    Mr_Snips Husky BRAAAAAAAAP!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    356
    Location:
    Yucca Valley, CA
    Honestly if you help me change the tires you can have it...i already have new tires i just dont want to pay for them to be mounted.
    #20