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Old 08-21-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Top Ifve mods/add-ons for 990 ADV?

After I picked up the 990 a few weeks ago I was in touch with buddy of mine in Vancouver who has a '06 ('07?? can't remeber) and asked him what he thought the top five must do's would be for the 990 Adventure.
His response was:

Add-ons? Well.. Paniers and rack for starters... I've got the stock Hepco and Becker plastics... they're actually quite phenomenal in terms of the beating they will take. They may not look as cool as the Aluminum, but they don't shred when you put the bike down and can be fixed with Duct Tape.
HID For sure... I'm super glad I upgraded the headlight on mine... the North American lights are Neutered compared to the European... the HID is a good way to grab some safety.
Crash bars for the front of the bike... I don't ride my bike as aggressively as I'd like to off-road because I worry about putting it down and not being able to afford to fix them.
Depending on how feel about the mapping on the bike, you can buy a Throttle Cam to smooth out the first little bit. Handy for around town.
HEATED VEST AND GRIPS!!! Now that you've got a bike that makes you want to drive nearly year round... get a heated vest and Grips so you can!
Depending on how much you want to push the bike off road, you can buy a kickstand re-locater, it moves the kickstand off of the outside of the engine... some guys who push their bike off road have torn the kickstand out of the Engine Case and well... that's expensive.
Also, there is an aftermarket kit that helps take about an hour of dicking around off of what will soon be the longest Oil Changes of your life. That's a nice to have.....

Wondering what others might have to add to that list.

Since winter will be here relatively soon (in my case anyway) I will have some down time to beef up the bike for next season, which I am planning to be as epic as I can afford to make it
That is unless this winter is unseasonably warm....in which case I won't have any down time
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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Wings mufflers. Less weight, less heat, great sound. And a lot cheaper than Akro's.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:08 AM   #3
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...but the Akro's are soooo nice!

That said, I have been looking into a 2-1 system. Thinking that having that extra storage on long trips could come in handy....also thinking a single can on the back might make the arse a little less toasty on long hot days.

EDIT: Scratch that... just had a look at the Wings.....very nice....very interesting. Tx for the heads up
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:15 AM   #4
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...but the Akro's are soooo nice!
EDIT: Scratch that... just had a look at the Wings.....very nice....very interesting. Tx for the heads up
The Wings are made in the same factory...
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:35 AM   #5
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Congrats on the new money pit ....aside from the usual bling farkles here are a few things to seriously consider in order to make these pigs ridable...

1/Suspension, revalved & sprung....can't stress this enough.
2/Steering stabilizer w clamps for the sandy stuff.
3/ Strong tubeless rims (Woody's)...easier to repair on the fly.
4/ Recluse Clutch...never put your foot down when sitting on 500lbs
5/ 2into1 exhaust...room for extra storage or fuel.
6/ Soft luggage...love the Gobi's but they're too wide for highway stability.

....after you've drained your bank account with these upgrades tire choice won't be an issue at high speeds loaded up. Enjoy your endless late night Flea Market browsing.

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Old 08-21-2013, 10:58 AM   #6
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Must do mods

1. Supension spring replace and revalve
2. Side stand relocator bracket
3. Clutch slave replace with aftermarket
4. 2 into 1 with aftermarket exhaust and adventure spare gas tank - I have akropovic which works well for 2 into 1 but there are others.
5. Add studs on front mounting points of front engine guards.
Others - Uni Pre-filter - works well and is easy to remove clean replace - do it when I do oil changes., Oil change kit from CJ, water pump rebuild kit from CJ, remap throtle jerkiness if earlier 990s, Roxx risers, 908RR for rear tires, sprockets, Renazco seat, etc.

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Old 08-21-2013, 12:10 PM   #7
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Others - Uni Pre-filter - works well and is easy to remove clean replace - do it when I do oil changes., Oil change kit from CJ, water pump rebuild kit from CJ, remap throtle jerkiness if earlier 990s, Roxx risers, 908RR for rear tires, sprockets, Renazco seat, etc.

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Definitely considering the water pump kit.... the water pump my buddys 990 packed it in when he got to my Place in Rome.... but Im still doning my research on whats been imporved upon with the 2011 model. Kick stand relocate is also one of the first things I'll do.

As for the throttle jerk...must be older models as mines fine. Either that or I don't notice it as Im coming from the Ducati 748 and the 996 SPS...you definitely learn real quick to be smooth on the throttle with those things... almost fell off my 748 the first time I rode it!
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:48 PM   #8
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1/Suspension, revalved & sprung....can't stress this enough.
2/Steering stabilizer w clamps for the sandy stuff.
3/ Strong tubeless rims (Woody's)...easier to repair on the fly.
4/ Recluse Clutch...never put your foot down when sitting on 500lbs
5/ 2into1 exhaust...room for extra storage or fuel.

Nailed it!
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:55 PM   #9
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Sidestand relocator to save the engine!!!!!

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Old 08-21-2013, 07:26 PM   #10
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1) wider pegs
2) heavier front springs and a re valve
3) better skid plate
4) side stand relocator
5) exhaust
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
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1=Front rim lock $2.50
2=skid plate $300 black dog
3=forks to super plush ???
4=wider pegs $85 zip ty racing
5=seat concepts foam and cover $160

the others
side stand relocate $50? black dog
rear rack plate $100 black dog
oil drain line?
d908 rear $210
rally front $85
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:27 PM   #12
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1 side stand bracket!!!!!!!
2 exhaust (2-1)
3 seat upgrade (Renazco for me)
4 light upgrade ( I did the euro headlight/switch and a PIAA Superwhite bulb)
5 Windscreen
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:54 PM   #13
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Most noticeable and probably cheapest mod is a new front sprocket to gear it down. The bike is plenty tall at the top end for highway and a tooth difference makes it so much more manageable off ride and at slow street speeds.

(But, Akros and a nice 19"/17" wheel set with street tires is lots of fun. )
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:55 AM   #14
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I vote for doing nothing. This is the damndest bike I have ever owned it really needs nothing. Do the side stand re-locator for piece of mind and then save your money for tires and fuel. Go ride the hell out of it
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