Pulled the Trigger 990 Adv. R

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by jameslawson, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. jameslawson

    jameslawson Adventurer

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    Well I pulled the trigger on a 2011 Adv R Almost 4 Weeks ago. The beast is almost showroom condition and under 3000 Miles. (Never been off road)

    The bike has already got some great Farkles like Factory crash bars, KTM Digital heated grips, GPS Mount, Scott Oiler Akros and TT Aluminium top box an side bins. :D

    Still haven't seen it in the flesh as I live overseas and its a UK Bike. A friend of mine went to test it and collect it on my behalf and i'll have it delivered all being well Monday or Tuesday next week. :clap

    To say that the wait has been agonising is an understatement.

    Planned Farkles from my perspective will be as follows:

    BDCW SideStand Relocator
    Low Temp. Thermo Switch
    BDCW 2nd Fan & Shroud (Gets Hot Here in Summer)
    2x Baja Designs Squadron LEDs

    Just cant wait to take delivery.

    Spent all my time reading everything there is here and on the HOW

    Looking forward to posting Some ride reports in and around Transylvania

    Thanks all for keeping me company and making the loooong wait more bearable

    only 48 is hours to go!

    Hopefully it'll be a bit more refined than my last bike a plated BRP or Honda XR650R
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  2. Sumi

    Sumi Long timer

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    Yaay:) Great! One more rider in the region:)) Congrats on your bike!:)
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  3. jameslawson

    jameslawson Adventurer

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    Thanks can't wait

    James
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  4. smj

    smj Been here awhile

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    Congratulations! I, too, have an 07 BRP and a 990 R - my guess is that you will love it! You will notice about twice the HP to the rear wheel going from BRP to the R... I find the R much more fun on the road than the BRP, but the R is surprisingly fun off pavement as well. That said, there are places I wouldn't take the R off road, but keep the BRP to do so when I feel the urge... Still, so long as you stay on top of the bike, the extra weight does not seem that big of an issue with the R. I find that I can throw the BRP around a bit off pavement, not so much so with the R. Respect the "mass" of the R and you should be fine. Also, the turning radius of the R is not as tight as the BRP - if you change it the bars would hit the shroud. Anyway - go have some fun!
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  5. rcautox

    rcautox Adventurer

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    Congrats! I bought damn near the exact same bike last weekend and have loved the 400 miles I've put on it. It feels like a great do everything bike! I was a little concerned about the height & lack of ABS but I'm 6'1" w/o shoes so no issues. Have had plenty of bikes w/o ABS-no issues.

    The only shitty part of the experience? Parking her for the night :D
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  6. jameslawson

    jameslawson Adventurer

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    Thanks for the welcome and encouragement.
    :jive Unfortunately had a call from the shipper today who said it'll be another two days!
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  7. Guano11

    Guano11 Stop me if you've heard this one....

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    It will be worth the wait.:johntm
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  8. Schmittenhymer

    Schmittenhymer Adventure Tourer

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    Congrats!

    Just picked up a 2010 990 R with only 3k on it too. :D
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  9. jameslawson

    jameslawson Adventurer

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    Thanks

    Just confirmed by the carrier, i get the bike tomorrow lunch time :clap
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  10. jameslawson

    jameslawson Adventurer

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    Well the wait is finally over

    Took delivery at lunch time and i've done about 90 miles so far on the tarmac.

    Immediate impressions I like :D

    Much lighter than i thought it would be! Nice amount of power and handles well.

    Almost forgot I'd got panniers in traffic!

    Front forks are a bit squiggly but i'll have a real play with them tomorrow.

    The throttle seems a little snatchy but I think i'll get used to it and I'm sure theres some slack in it.

    Seems to run fairly hot with the fan kicking in it was 26 degrees C here today


    Link to pics
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  11. Sumi

    Sumi Long timer

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    She sure looks great:)

    They all tend to run a little hot during the breakin period (and after aswell haha), nothing to worrie about until you don't see the red light and the flashing bars on the temp gauge:)

    Congrats once again:)

    Now get her dirty :D
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