KTM 950/990 Adventure owners show off your bike

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

  1. Antonio Salvagnoni

    Antonio Salvagnoni Adventurer

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    It's a akrapovic from Yamaha R1 '98. Installed in temporary mode because i have also the auxiliary tank. IMG_20190619_185858.jpg
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  2. Whodatschrome

    Whodatschrome Long timer

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    I pulled the rear shock and removed the front forks (currently down with Suspension 101 getting dialed in. Thank you @Torque for completing the work so quickly!) My buddy and I easily picked up the front end and slid the bike in the back of my ‘06 Scion xB. We were laughing like crazy afterwards. If there was ever a visual aid for “round peg in a square hole”, this is it.
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  3. mountaincadre

    mountaincadre Long timer

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    Tardis.
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  4. Sparky1994

    Sparky1994 Adventurer

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    Thats... impressive.
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  5. dooby

    dooby aka Frgich; www.lobagola.com

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    Are you by any chance rising it to 300 mm?
  6. Whodatschrome

    Whodatschrome Long timer

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    Sheesh...no way! I’m only 6’ tall. I could never handle 300mm suspension for the areas I ride in. I got my 245 raised up to a 265. I bet all of us here love the idea of having 300mm suspension on our bikes, but I really think there is a very limited use for something that tall. Maybe in an open desert it would be good, but anywhere else I think it would suck. But it would look pretty sweet though.
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  7. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah but, 300mm would be great for chasing Giraffes... You could give em’ a quick flick behind their ears :)
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  8. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    I'm way too old to care about extra suspension travel on a big, fat adventure bike. I use mine for travel. Not for doubling table tops.
    A 600# bike has zero business pretending to be a 250CC 2-stroke MX bike.

    But, spend the money boys, the suspension guys need to make those Porsche payments. :imaposer
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  9. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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    Just a nice winter ride 3E80779D-2795-4DDF-A13E-54A3C6DA8CF7.jpeg
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  10. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    A Smokey day down under.
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  11. Olmatey

    Olmatey Been here awhile

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  12. GSpear

    GSpear Adventurer

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    Hey Simosez, what bash plate you running on there , looks like it’s got storage space as well ?
    Cheers
  13. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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  14. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Not sure. It was on it when I got it.
  15. Irongig

    Irongig Been here awhile

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    High fender on

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  16. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    About time! Looks good, tuff!
  17. bobone

    bobone Been here awhile

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    nice! is it the acerbis supermotard one? or another one?
  18. Bootsy

    Bootsy Been here awhile

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    I find it too ...little
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  19. bobone

    bobone Been here awhile

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    size is not important. how you use it is what it matters
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  20. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    My complete rebuild is all but done. (Sidestand and centerstand stretch is all that’s left)The list of mods is obscene (So is what it did to my wallet) but I am happy with it.
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