Unexpected Lust: 2008 KTM 990 Superduke

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by neduro, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Cafe Racer

    Cafe Racer Calspeed

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    This is my KTM SD. This bike has been on a few 7 days tours. And this June we will be traveling to Alberta and British Columbia on a three week trip.

    Planning on traveling light. Maybe meet a few ADV folks along the way?

    Miguel
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  2. gixxersteph

    gixxersteph Been here awhile

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    hello fellow inmates

    does anyone have any idea what is happening at superduke.net?
    site has been down for almost a week - I am having some serious withdrawal symptoms that even ADVrider cannot completely alleviate.:deal :lol3
  3. roamer

    roamer Been here awhile

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    They probably had their hosting hacked. I lost my .com name to a hack last month. Some how they are getting in and changing the expiration date and scooping up site names, then turn around and offer to sell it back for a few grand. I told em to pound sand, got the same name but with a .net , bastiges!:shoot
  4. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I was on there Sunday, maybe Saturday. Don't remember.
    That was the last time I could get on tho.:cry
  5. Trans4ormer

    Trans4ormer B to V 1983

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    I'm blaming a couple Old Goldwing guys for the problem with the Superduke.com site...they we slobbering on the keyboards while viewing the "naked" thread and shorted it out!! :wink:
  6. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    that is SHARP!!!!!!! :thumb:thumb
  7. Newbusa

    Newbusa Been here awhile

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    I live on Vancouver Island,If you make it that far look me up, And i can show you some twisty roads to the west coast. I also have a SD990:D
  8. Jerryn206

    Jerryn206 Jet City Hooligan

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    I'm a fairly new SD owner. I've had mine a little less than a month. Absolutely loving it so far. Bought my white '08 with 2400 miles on it and it now has a little over 3700. It had a slight tail tidy and ktm 400 throttle cam in it when I bought it, otherwise stock.

    Mods so far:
    FMF Apex exhaust...not as loud as everyone made it seem to be. It is loud but not to the point I feel I need earplugs. Love the tone.
    Akrapovic map
    Removed big awkward mirrors. Plan to put on some crg arrows or something angular to go with the body.
    Pazzo shorty levers in black with orange adjusters.

    On order:
    G2 quick turn throttle 50 cam (might try the stock cam before I install the quick turn to see how that goes)
    KTM front and rear axle sliders
    Motohooligan upper and lower frame sliders (and free mh clutch cover/slider for my order being delayed)

    Future mods:
    Motohooligan airbox
    SAS removal
    Secondary butterfly removal
    O2 delete
    Custom dyno tune
    Touring windscreen
    SD-R seat/tail conversion

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  9. Newbusa

    Newbusa Been here awhile

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    I have the CRG Arrows on mine,Very sexy:lol3
  10. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    Bump :deal
  11. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Funny for this thread to come up right now, I was missing my SD. But instead of buying another one, I stumbled across a cheap Street Triple R (the 675 naked Triumph) and decided to give that a try.

    Lacks the grunt of the SD, but similar in some other ways- easy position and handling, sporty but not too committed, fun to ride in town.

    Time will tell whether I enjoy it as well as I did the SD, I still regard that bike as a great one.
  12. IBleedHondaRed

    IBleedHondaRed Adventurer

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    i really enjoyed my 07 superduke. only had it a few months. it was an orange model with a leo vince exhaust. bought it at an estate sale for $6k with only 1,300 miles. picked it up figuring i might replace the cb1000r with it. ended up riding it for 2 months, loaded the europe fuel map at work (ktm dealer), put 2k on the odometer and still sold it for $8k

    it was a blast to ride by myself but no fun with a passenger, unless you enjoy getting head bumped every time you let off the gas by your passenger. fueling was too abrupt to be smooth even when being gentle, which i was ok with an on/off kinda ride for aggressive street riding but not for 2 up.

    completely different beast than the new 1290
  13. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    I've just begun to work on the fueling issues with my new-to-me '07 with 2500 miles, which on my bike don't seem to be that bad. Surges a bit at steady-throttle low RPM cruising, and is on/off abrupt. Mine has Akras and the corresponding fueling map AFAIK. I'm starting with the G2 throttle tamer, and am thinking about trying SAS blockoff plates, airbox removal, and an aftermarket fueling box like the Bazzaz in that order.
  14. justintyme

    justintyme Adventurer

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    Seriously considering picking up a Super duke, there are a couple for sale close to me and I have always wanted one