KTM 950/990 Adventure owners show off your bike

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by dgrs2, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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  2. Ferd

    Ferd been around

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    Well... that was the 3rd time and it’s starting to sag. All the trips have been really long though. There’s a trick too... to compress the suspension independently.
    I need to reinforce the 2” square tube.

    Also.. it’s a 950 and weighs about 450 w/o fuel.
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  3. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    3 days and 1500 km's.
    Saw pretty much every extreme in weather!

    This dust storm followed by rain for the rest of the day was interesting!

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  4. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    FOOK!!!
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  5. andresg

    andresg Adventurer

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    Where did you get that clear fairing?
  6. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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  7. ElwoodBlues

    ElwoodBlues Been here awhile

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  8. Jackskipper

    Jackskipper Adventurer

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    Hello all this is my 990 ADV S and I love it - Only problem it is a bit heavy on fuel high 7L/100km-
    Firstly was wondering if there is anything i should be checking or is that kinda normal.
    Also I have 2-1 pipe but unfortunately the LEO VINCE does not work with it as its a bolt flange not slip on.
    Does anyone have a single bolt aftermarket exhaust recommendations that would bolt up - If i bought a akropovic off another bike with the same bolt pattern would that work?
    As im thinking of going down the rear fuel tank path as rade garage underseat is no longer made ( anyone have either one for sale? :) )
    Any info would be great cheers
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  9. RadoR6

    RadoR6 Adventurer

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    Jackskipper, 7L is just about right/average. It can take a bit less when you easy on the throttle (who would be?), but can be also more. Forget the fuel consumption, just ride it. I'm Slovakian so our finances are tighter than other western European countries and I was never in my life calculated the fuel consumption. Had an F800GS, took around 4.5 litres but utterly boring. 990 takes around 1.5-2L more and it's a joy to ride. Extra money well spent.
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  10. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Brave ending a sentence with a preposition.
    Rally is in Breckenridge Colorado
    That seems like pretty poor economy. In our numbers, 33 mpg. My 2010 990R does 40 minimum and highs over 50 mpg. Akro map and twin akro cans.
    here in the US, I've never needed more fuel than OEM.
    I do have a 1.75 gallon Rotopax can for some other stuff.

    I'd look at valve clearances first, then what map. TuneECU on FB should link to available maps.
    Don't know on the end can question.
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  11. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    @Jackskipper Thats pretty bad, the worst I get is 6L/100 but average less.
    There are better maps available to install with TuneECU.
    If the 2-1 pipe you have has the standard 3 bolt pattern then a single Akra will work very well.
    That is what I use in combination with the CJ Design rear tank.
    Great combo for me

    BTW, what year is yours?

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  12. Jackskipper

    Jackskipper Adventurer

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    Mine is a 08 - and its recently had a major service including valves?
    You would happen to have a spare akro fro your 2-1 set up ? ha

    Also where abouts in NSW are you located Im Sydney area.
  13. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Sorry mate, dont have the other muffler.
    Im in NW Sydney.

    Theres some mufflers for sale in Fleamarket atm.
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    Salzig Long timer

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  15. Masso75

    Masso75 Been here awhile

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    Good weather for the Adventure
  16. Salzig

    Salzig Long timer

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    So and so...
    I didn't mind the rain, but would've been nice to see where I was going :lol3 (both pics are from today's ride).
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  17. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    SierraCB wadahp

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  19. Masso75

    Masso75 Been here awhile

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    Good ride in the Alps Yesterday IMG-20190928-WA0001.jpg
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  20. soupbone

    soupbone Been here awhile

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    20190929_070700.jpg rode to work today. The long way. Took a sand nap on the way.