Originally Posted by Loutre
I've got an orange crush
The big Orange beast did really well and it was only the upper half of the machine (the rider) that had issues. I would however run a different rear tire for the sandy conditions around Moab next time. I was running a Hiedenau K60 and it is great for the highway and most
off-road conditions, but it seemed to just dig itself in when things got really soft. That may have been rider technic issues to, though.
Other than boiling fuel one day, the extra fan modification did the trick
and the 990 never even came close to overheating, even when the temp climbed above 112 degrees. The suspension was superb on even the worst surfaces and I think I had it dialed in perfectly after a little tinkering. Even when Paul was being pounded badly on his bike I could ride sitting down comfortably. Standing up, even the worst rock steps didn't bottom the suspension out.
I was very happy with the Adventure's performance all in all.
Next time it's going on Slick Rock trail!