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Old 07-13-2011, 07:23 AM   #35
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Location: Mt Hood mud flow
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Originally Posted by SF_Rider View Post
I love my 990. I am however getting/am very frustrated with the short range. This was true before I added the remus pipes. But not while getting 20 to 25mpg it's redonculous. A 'touring' bike that can only go about 125 miles between filling.

Very intrigued by the bigger tanks. Weighing the pros and cons. The only cons seem to be $$ and added weight of having more fuel on board. Maybe in addition to a non-factory look.

Are there any other major negatives? Are there rattles, etc? Is the fit and finish solid looking up close?

The fit and finish is NOT perfect.
The finish is very dull and some edges and corners have small "tags" of plastic and small dents that look like knife notches.
The gas caps have different keys for left and right, but I never have to lock them where I live and ride.
They fit tight and they don't rattle, and there is very little "slosh".
You CAN see the fuel level inside these Orange tanks.

They look PERFECT to me.
With the shiny stock tanks, even shod with knobbies,
this bike got called a "street bike" by those that did not know what KTM is about.
With these big Pumkin Orange Safari tanks,
there is now no question what this bike's purpose in life is.....
To take me a looooong ways into noooo-where.

All the 80 & 90 year old men now stop and to talk to me,
obviously jealous of the adventures they did not have when they were young.
At every stop, I get "where you going?" and "where you from?",
even when I'm 15 miles from home.
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
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