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Old 08-21-2013, 07:01 PM   #16
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Also agree totally on the damper....heard it'll basically save you from dropping the bike in the soft stuff.
Well, thats not exactly the reason for a damper. Its primary purpose is to mitigate tank slappers induced by front wheel deflections.

To ride sand, get your ass off the seat, attack position, keep your ass and weight back, constant throttle, loose grip on the bars, let the front wander how it wants, and steer the bike with the pegs. Dont chop the throttle, and never, ever touch the front brake. The damper will come into play when the front deflects off a rock or rut.

Keep a tube in the front. Excel A60, oversized spokes, HD or UHD tube. I ran a sealed rear wheel for a while and I liked it. I ran all kinds of tires on it, tube type, tubeless etc, and they all worked fine. The downside of running a tubeless rear IMO is that you cant really air it down too much or you'll ding the rim and lose the seal or possibly break the bead over rocks. Another down side is that when the tire starts to get worn and chewed up by sharp rocks it will leak air. If you put in a can of fix a flat to seal it up again, the chemicals will start eating away at the spoke nipple sealant after a while and it will leak through the spokes. However for pavement and gravel roads where I kept the pressure up in the 30's, I like the tubeless rear since flat repair was a 5 minute deal. Although real tubeless rim is the best option if you want to go tubeless IMO.

Yes, the stock forks are under sprung. Some folks simply put in heavier springs, some do the springs and re-valve. I would recommend Superplush suspension in San Fran. James knows the big KTM's and I have been very happy with his work. I left my rear shock stock as it worked well enough for me, but a Superplush re-valve would improve it as well IMO.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:26 PM   #17
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1) wider pegs
2) heavier front springs and a re valve
3) better skid plate
4) side stand relocator
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:58 PM   #18
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1=Front rim lock $2.50
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:27 PM   #19
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:54 PM   #20
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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   #21
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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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Old 08-22-2013, 07:20 AM   #22
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Well, thats not exactly the reason for a damper. Its primary purpose is to mitigate tank slappers induced by front wheel deflections.
Sorry...poor choice of words. Your description is much better
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:31 AM   #23
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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
Next paycheck I'll be picking up the side stand relocator I think but I'll be dmaned if I know when I'll have time to do anything else as I've definitely been riding the hell out of it!

And Thanks for all the awesome feed back everyone! Lots to consider....but since Im going to be riding in the shittier slop of Fall and quite possibly early winter....as well as the fact that we had to buy a new truck recently, I'm leaning toward just few mods to keep costs down(excluding the side stand relocator of course):

1-HID mod...Ottawa drivers need all the help they can get to wake them up from their complacent slumber!
2- Protective Crash Bars - Just incase the unthinkable happens!
3-Stabalizer OR heated grips....Im on the fence on this one at the moment.

Im definitelly going to be doing the skid plate and will try to get my finances in order to do the forks and a nice 2-1 with either a Akro or Wings can. Other than that, Im going to have to do any other mods on a case by case basis as I also need to save for a trip down the Great Divide next year with another 990 buddy. About the only thing that'll keep me sain over the winter
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:03 AM   #24
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You are wise Douf, to be sure. For the purposes of this particular thread Im concentrating on parts for the bike itself as I have learned from my time riding in the Italian Alps and Dolomites as well as the Apennines that warm, waterproof gear is a must for happy riding.

The coldest I've hit on the bike so far has been going over the Stelvio in early June....still lots of Snow with overcast and rainy conditions....the temps dropped to about 0C...maybe touch less AND believe it or not in Rome over the winter: Took my Ducati 748 to the shops and thought...."Geez...its chilly today!" then I rode past a scooter that had gone down on a giant puddle from a broken water main that was frozen solid....that ride sucked a bit... I remember huging the vents in the fairings at stop lights for warmth LOL!

As for agony in the hands....ugh...I know it brother. Heated gloves sound very appealing, just need to find a pair that are not too bulky. As for a jacket, I've found Im plenty warm with a good liner and outter protection, and considering I won't be doing more than short commuting in the colder months, I think I'll wait until next season for the electric vest/jacket.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:19 AM   #25
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:10 AM   #26
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3. Sheepskin seat cover
Can someone please explain this one to me???
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:08 PM   #27
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Can someone please explain this one to me???
When you are on your epic ride you will sometimes notice a sheep. Grab said sheep, slice him open, gut him consume his yummy meat, then place the leftover across your bike.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:10 PM   #28
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In reference to the entire post, I think he's pulling your leg...
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:40 PM   #29
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I think Andrew's part Welsh - it's like a perverted pacifier for him.
nuff said!
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #30
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Can someone please explain this one to me???
Yeah, he gotcha with that list... but don't take it too hard. When it gets down to 10° and there's frost on your seat you will looooove that sheepskin butt pad, DAMHIK. Plus, you'll get to listen to all manner of pithy comments from your friends and coworkers about pimped rides and what not. But, it's the same reason I run a Beadrider from May to Oct, for that matter, just the other end of the thermometer, dontcha know. Don't be an asshat slave to fashion- it's your ass, dammit!

Let's see, what are the first five things I did to my 990 (just bought it this past June):
- Cee Bailey's windscreen and Bikemaster adj. mirrors- turbulence pretty much gone now (I commute daily at high speeds.)
- CJ sidestand relocater- EXCELLENT quality insurance product for your engine.
- Black Dog rear rack- EXCELLENT utility product as I need to pack crap to/fr work. Plus is ready to take RotopaX.
- Found a used set of KTM/Trax black alum boxes and racks on the Parts subforum for a bit over 1/2 retail.
- Black Dog skid plate- another EXCELLENT quality insurance product for your engine.

Disclaimer: I got the dealer to throw on the R model fuel map, and a set of crash bars for 1/2 price that I put on the week I got the bike, so not counting this- but easily could make the list.

Next five, currently working on:
- Fuzeblock accessory switchable circuits fuse block
- Heated grips and ProGrip Gel grips
- Semi-mounted Heatroller for grips and portable dual Heatroller for jacket and gloves.
- CJ oil drain hose kit
- CJ sidestand height adjust mod w/big foot.

After that, depending on availability of funds, not necessarily in this order:
- suspension mods- springs, revalving up front
- ECU cable and TuneECU software
- Barkbusters Storm handguards
- Rottweiler intake kit
- Euro headlight conversion w/HID
- Pirelli Scorpion Rally front tire
- slightly lower profile custom seat
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