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Old 11-10-2012, 06:53 PM   #15271
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #15272
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Hi inmates...
Coming from a 640 Adventure, I have recently bought a 990 Adventure S 2007.
I will post some pics soon, for the moment I haven't had the chance to ride it as much as it deserves...

Been doing some cosmetic and farkling jobs instead, and now I'm analysing how to mount my Garmin Zumo 550.
I could see that to mount it directly onto the factory dash is too low for me, so I discover kind of a mount option between the clocks and the head light: it's an aluminiun plate with 4 holes. The upper part of the dash has what I figured out are two pre marked oval holes to be opened where it meets the windshield... does anybody know if this is correct? has anybody made a mount to be used there?

Other mounting points on the handlebar are not an option because I'm used to see/use it higher in fron of me... (each crazy man has his own issues... )

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-18-2012, 09:34 AM   #15273
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:54 AM   #15274
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Been doing some cosmetic and farkling jobs instead, and now I'm analysing how to mount my Garmin Zumo 550.
I could see that to mount it directly onto the factory dash is too low for me, so I discover kind of a mount option between the clocks and the head light: it's an aluminiun plate with 4 holes. The upper part of the dash has what I figured out are two pre marked oval holes to be opened where it meets the windshield... does anybody know if this is correct? has anybody made a mount to be used there?
Cheers!
That is where the factory /Touratech mount fits. Uses the 4 holes and 2 rubber pads that rest on the top of the dash.

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Old 11-18-2012, 01:13 PM   #15275
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That is where the factory /Touratech mount fits. Uses the 4 holes and 2 rubber pads that rest on the top of the dash.
Peanuts, thanks for your data. This is quite a surprise for me because when I have just bought the bike I asked at KTM Chile about a GPS mount for the 990, and they only offered me handlebar mounts. I can see now that those were what they actually have in stock, not all the options as I expected to be informed.
I will start my search from here then

Cheers and thanks again.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:23 PM   #15276
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:29 AM   #15277
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Warning: Off topic

Off Topic? certainly yes...
Almost everyone will enjoy it? definitely yes
(come on... we are riders, it's a bike and it's a KTM )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=3IDyNesztHQ

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #15278
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Off Topic? certainly yes...
Almost everyone will enjoy it? definitely yes
(come on... we are riders, it's a bike and it's a KTM )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=3IDyNesztHQ

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:35 PM   #15279
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A better tire makes a better rider makes a better ride.

I'd offered to pay for a new set of tires of many riding partners to stop their bitchin and keep up the pace. Riding a tire at the end of it's life just to milk the last ounce out of it... is a total disrespect of how little free time we actual have to enjoy being out on a ride. And how in one split second on a bald tire, things can go from fun to done. Funny how cheap a $200 tire is compared to a trip to the ER for a tweaked ankle or bunged up shoulder.
Not to mention a potential of months or a year off the bike for rehab & healing.

BTDT, got the T-shirt.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:12 AM   #15280
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Not to mention a potential of months or a year off the bike for rehab & healing.

BTDT, got the T-shirt.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:26 AM   #15281
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A good carpenter doesn't blame his tools.
Spot on. A good carpenter makes sure his tools are sharp and in good repair. He doesn't keep wasting his time with a dull hand saw that will wear him out, or a frayed cord on a power sander that could electrocute him.

Good carpenters don't like working with bad ones. I've ridden with guys with bald tires & bikes in poor repair. If they are consistently holding up the group because they require constant attention, then I no longer invite them along on rides. I spend way too much time and $$ preparing for rides to have my time wasted by those that don't.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:04 AM   #15282
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Good carpenters don't like working with bad ones. I've ridden with guys with bald tires & bikes in poor repair. If they are consistently holding up the group because they require constant attention, then I no longer invite them along on rides. I spend way too much time and $$ preparing for rides to have my time wasted by those that don't.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:45 AM   #15283
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Spot on. He doesn't keep wasting his time with a dull hand saw that will wear him out, or a frayed cord on a power sander that could electrocute him.
Is this why you are upgrading from a KLR to an SE?



er... and since this is a pitcher thread...

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Old 11-20-2012, 12:04 PM   #15284
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Is this why you are upgrading from a KLR to an SE?



er... and since this is a pitcher thread...

Somewhere in Idaho/Montana
Shhhhh..... It's not a done deal yet. I don't want to alienate my KLR "friends" quite yet. After all, I will still need to sell the old bike in the spring.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:18 PM   #15285
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