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Old 02-14-2011, 10:54 AM   #16
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My 990A isn't my most favorite bike of all time but it beats the crap out of whatever's in second place. My favorite bike would be the 990A and an unlimited budget for mods.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:27 PM   #17
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Konquers Three Missions





3, at least.
No... 4 missions.
You forgot the big-ass smile it puts on my face every time I ride it !!
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:46 PM   #18
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Never fails.....

Mine never fails to thrill.....got it out and rode 60 miles around the National Guard tank training range south of Boise during a bit of nice weather this past weekend. Can't wait for spring!

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Old 02-16-2011, 04:00 PM   #19
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mine never fails to thrill.....got it out and rode 60 miles around the national guard tank training range south of boise during a bit of nice weather this past weekend. Can't wait for spring!

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Old 02-16-2011, 07:26 PM   #20
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This morning, I rode my 990 to work in 28 degree weather,
for 16 miles,
and it rained last night,

Except for the first two slippery miles....
....It felt surprisingly like this tank-bike, that jehu had posted




Gawd, it's predictable too.
Feel the front sliding on ice? Stop turning.
Feel the rear tire skid as you stop? Let go of the brakes.
As long as you can get away with it, like where I ride

DogDamn I love this Bike!!
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:12 PM   #21
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Gawd, it's predictable too.
Feel the front sliding on ice? Stop turning.
Feel the rear tire skid as you stop? Let go of the brakes.
As long as you can get away with it, like where I ride

DogDamn I love this Bike!!
You are a bloomin' psycho, man. I don't know how I ever let you lure me onto Mt. Hood in the dark of night. Wet? icy? wet? ic..?





Maybe I'm just chicken, because I still remember what the pavement feels like.

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Old 02-16-2011, 10:10 PM   #22
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You are a bloomin' psycho, man. I don't know how I ever let you lure me onto Mt. Hood in the dark of night. Wet? icy? wet? ic..?





Maybe I'm just chicken, because I still remember what the pavement feels like.

I'm just learning this year that it's actually possible after seeing these other psychos here do it on big bikes.
I'm tired of that lonely bike sitting all winter while I get withdrawal syptoms without my "new drug"

Now in the dark, with traffic, that was a little hardcore of us
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:31 PM   #23
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Now in the dark, with traffic, that was a little hardcore of us
I don't know, I think felt my core going a little squishy.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:38 PM   #24
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I don't know, I think felt my core going a little squishy.



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Old 02-17-2011, 02:12 AM   #25
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I started working on my 07 990 that was purchased a week ago. Installed fork springs, rear sprocket, and a BMC air filter. I was really impressed with how compact and well engineered this bike is. I have had a few Kawasaki, Duc, Yamaha, and Aprilia. I have a 1973 Penton 250 Hare Scrambler and was so impressed with the design and easy trail maintenance features is has. I live 10 miles from the Amhrest, Ohio KTM headquarters and attened the monthly Penton owners group meetings. John Penton and his son Jack attened many of the meetings and talk about the inspiration John had in building the Penton bike. I feel KTM has kept John's intent of a race ready bike off the showroom floor with a very high quality build.

Lots of folks complain about how hard KTM's are to service, but I feel it is different than working on my ZX-14! Can't wait to get the rest of my parts installed and start riding
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:42 AM   #26
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some will say this adventure is no dual-sport...

And they're right !!
it's a tri-sport !

it's not 100% perfect at anything,
it's -

2/3 touring bike
2/3 dirt bike
2/3 sport bike


i know it doesn't add up....
But that's just how good this bike is

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Old 03-14-2011, 11:17 PM   #27
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I don't know, I think felt my core going a little squishy.
That was Funny Mate!!
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:22 AM   #28
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what else i can say....i'm the proud owner...
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:08 PM   #29
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bought my 2010 990adv in Orange County last friday. Rode up to Oakland up the coast the entire way. Normally I get antsy when I get stuck behind a cage after cage of slow tourists. But not on this bike and this horsepower.

Passed one line of cars at 110mph standing on my pegs to help my vision!

Yes, it felt good.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:49 AM   #30
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bought my 2010 990adv in Orange County last friday. Rode up to Oakland up the coast the entire way. Normally I get antsy when I get stuck behind a cage after cage of slow tourists. But not on this bike and this horsepower.

Passed one line of cars at 110mph standing on my pegs to help my vision!

Yes, it felt good.
I really like how so many drivers will actually notice this wide orange "thing" with a single headlight behind them,
VERY quickly getting bigger and bigger and bigger in their rear view mirrors,
and how they will politely slow and pull to the side a bit to make passing easier for me.
They just KNOW it's gonna happen....

And I REALLY like thinking, as I BLOW quickly past them,
"Thanks, but not really neccessary!" .........VRooooooM....



And the Camry and Accord drivers, that never seem to notice anything behind them,
I do enjoy seeing them wobble just a bit, in shock and surprise as I blow by them.
They normally never cuss, but I imagine them saying, after they regain composure...
"Holy Shit, Martha, did you SEE that Maniac"
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