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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-05-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19,163
Views: 7,883,649
Posted By turbojet
jean-ma

How do you like the Rally Raid fairing vs. Stock? And what rear luggage racks are those and how do you like them?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,214
Posted By turbojet
Thanks for the feedback. I really could not...

Thanks for the feedback. I really could not find info on the web or in the manual about the petcocks and I did read the manual and I can't find where it mentions the location of the fuel petcocks. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,214
Posted By turbojet
KTM 990 Owners: Drugs or Psychosis?

As a new KTM 990 owner (2012 990 Adventure) I'm thrilled. Having owned over the past 15 years a 1100GS, 800GS, KLR 650, Vstrom 650, Ural Gear Up, Gas Gas 270, etc, I'm used to dealing with the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-14-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,501
Posted By turbojet
Dude I just went through the same process in...

Dude I just went through the same process in slightly different order. I've been lusting after a KTM 990 for several years but have always been a BMW guy with a 2010 F800GS (prior to that had a 1999...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,365
Posted By turbojet
Zega Pro Panniers

I'm thinking about getting the 38L anodized (black) versions for my new 2012 990 Adv. It looks like the Touratech racks would give me multiple options for mounting soft bags for off road use, or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By turbojet
Wolfman Racks

I know this has been hashed out before but I own a new 2012 990 and am looking at luggage. I am familiar with all the options having had multiple BMW GS'S. So I've had Jesse and Happy Trail racks...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By turbojet
New 90 R/Farkles

Where'd you get it? I just picked up a 990 Adventure for similar reasons. I've been a lurker for several years but now have jumped into the fray. I'm looking to farkle mine up as well. I lived in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By turbojet
My Tale

Started out on a 1100 GS in 1999 and rode that across Idaho on jeep trails. Loved that bike for on road long distance touring. I realized I needed something that was more off road oriented and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By turbojet
I'm with you. I just picked up my new (and first)...

I'm with you. I just picked up my new (and first) KTM 990 Tuesday. My 800 GS is for sale. Previously had a 1100 GS. Let 's see some pix when you get it. I'll also be interested in your experiences...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By turbojet
top box size/CJ Designs tail rack

I've just purchased my first KTM, a 2012 990 Adventure and am trying to outfit it. Have already received the CJ Designs tail rack. Now I'm trying to figure out the best top case to put on it. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-24-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By turbojet
Dude, no doubt! Hope to get mine this week.

Dude, no doubt! Hope to get mine this week.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By turbojet
WHITE 990 Pix (with farkles)

:clapJust purchased a white 2012 990 and am trying to set her up. Since I thought I was going to buy the blue one now I need to see cool pix of the white 990 in action. Haven't picked her up yet but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,775
Posted By turbojet
White 990 Farkles pix

I just purchased a 2012 white 990 and want to see pix of similar bikes, especially farkled up! Haven't picked the bike up yet but am planning. :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By turbojet
I just purchased a 2012 990 for $13495 OTD. Now...

I just purchased a 2012 990 for $13495 OTD. Now I'm trying to prioritize the farkling.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-18-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,775
Posted By turbojet
I've ordered the CJ Designs rear rack. What is...

I've ordered the CJ Designs rear rack. What is the optimal Pelican case to mount to this and how have folks done it? Also can the Gobi/KTM aluminum case be modified to mount to this? I want...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,145
Posted By turbojet
Thanks for all the replies. I was looking at used...

Thanks for all the replies. I was looking at used 990/950's but they seem to hold their value ok. The only used 990 I saw was a 2008 for $9995 and I got my 2012 bike for $13495. Still haven't picked...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By turbojet
new 990

New 990 Adventure's in NW Oregon are going for $13500-$15000. Demo's with 400-1000 miles are going for $13000. I just jumped on a new 2012 990 Adventure for for $13500. Used 2008 seem to be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,775
Posted By turbojet
What skid plate do people like? Black Dog vs...

What skid plate do people like? Black Dog vs Weld86? :ear
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 25,869
Posted By turbojet
I too was concerned that we are seeing the last...

I too was concerned that we are seeing the last of the 950/990 line. I've been jonesing for a KTM 990 for over a year but have held off for various reasons. I did not want to buy a 1st gen 1190 and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,145
Posted By turbojet
Agree, one or the other. Have you been to the...

Agree, one or the other. Have you been to the new brew pub down at the beach?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,775
Posted By turbojet
New KTM 990 Farkles

Turbojet (dumbass) with yet another post that's been hashed over 1000 times before. I see other inmates have similar questions so I thought we could recap. I just put a down payment on a 2012...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,145
Posted By turbojet
Ladukebob, I live in Mosier, we should meet up...

Ladukebob, I live in Mosier, we should meet up sometime at Double Mountain. Or go riding. :rofl:rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,145
Posted By turbojet
Thanks for all the replies and good words for the...

Thanks for all the replies and good words for the Gresham KTM dealer, I just left there after putting a down payment on a 2012 990. And yes the price was very good! :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,019
Posted By turbojet
So I jumped in and just made a down payment on a...

So I jumped in and just made a down payment on a 2012 KTM 990. I really wanted a bike that was the last of its generation and I try not to buy first gen bikes as they usually have issues that need...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,019
Posted By turbojet
Thanks for all the replies. I am probably going...

Thanks for all the replies. I am probably going to spring for a 2012 990 this week. My only angst was leaving the BMW fold which has served me well for more than 25 years. Overall I think I'm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-08-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,145
Posted By turbojet
Mt Hood Guy, I'm in Mosier so we will have to get...

Mt Hood Guy, I'm in Mosier so we will have to get together. Thanks for all the replies, I feel the same way about the local dealer. I'm planning to go in there in the next day or so and put a hold...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-08-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,145
Posted By turbojet
Thanks for the excellent replies regarding...

Thanks for the excellent replies regarding Gresham KTM. My feeling was also that it was worth spending a little more to deal with a dealer that really knows these bikes and will support me and the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,145
Posted By turbojet
dealer loyalty/2012 990 price

I'm planning to switch from BMW to the Orange side and I have a local KTM ONLY dealer (who seems like they have all the parts, accessories, etc) has several 2012 990's for $14999 out the door. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,019
Posted By turbojet
It's all good! Thanks for the replies. Test road...

It's all good! Thanks for the replies. Test road a 990 today, definitely more go than my 800 and fun to ride (at least on the street). Seat seemed better than my stock 800GS 2x4.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,019
Posted By turbojet
Question Ktm 990?

I know this has been discussed ad nauseum but I thought I would throw this out in this forum again. I am thinking of jumping ship from a 800GS (before that had an 1100GS) to the last of the 990's. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,434
Posted By turbojet
Yes I am wanting to eat up on road miles. I find...

Yes I am wanting to eat up on road miles. I find the 800GS less than satisfactory for this compared to my 1100GS so I'm hoping to split the difference. And I want to be able to do long stretches...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,434
Posted By turbojet
2005 950 vs 2012 990

I'm jonesing to get my first KTM 990 before the 1190's come out and have been looking at 2012 990's which are around $14000 out the door. I've found a used 2005 950 with less than 7000 miles and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,894
Posted By turbojet
I appreciate all the replies to my original...

I appreciate all the replies to my original posting. I've ridden a 990 as well (on road) but my current bike is an f800GS. I do a lot of long distance high speed days and the 800gs has a mild high...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-26-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,894
Posted By turbojet
990 adventure vs BMW 800GS

I am looking at a 990 adventure to replace my BMW 800 GS. Issues that bother me are the seat, shocks, wind screen and wobble at high speed. I'm coming from a 1100 GS that I rode all over the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-26-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By turbojet
Wink 2008 vs 2012 990 Adventure

I'm a long term BMW guy (1100GS, currently 800GS) who is wanting to get a KTM 990 Adventure in Portland, Or. I can get a 2012 new 990 from the local dealers for between 12999 and 14999 or a used...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,986
Posted By turbojet
Super Tenere vs Weestrom vs F800GS

So I know this has been hashed out before but I really am trying to decide about jumping on the Super Tenere. Initially reviews turned me off but later reviews have me intrigued. Current rides are...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By turbojet
Raceway Services

:freakyCan't praise them enough. I took my Ural Gear Up down there today for the 500K service. In my opinion they went above and aboard what most shops do. I spent the entire morning in the shop...
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,739
Posted By turbojet
New Ural owner

I just purchased a 2011 Gear Up in February after wanting a sidecar for 4+ years. After looking at all the options (adding a sidecar to a KLR, Vstrom or BMW) vs an Ural I went with the Ural for...
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,330
Posted By turbojet
Gobi Pix

Love this Bike!:freaky
Forum: Hacks 05-25-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,330
Posted By turbojet
I had a similar situation with this same dealer. ...

I had a similar situation with this same dealer. It also involved a Gobi Camo in the New Jersey warehouse (I thought corporate headquarters was near Seattle, by the way) and he explained I would...
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