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Old 04-30-2009, 08:30 PM   #3761
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Mine is 2.14 mts (7.02 feet) straight, and 2.08 mts (6.82 feet) with the handle-bar full turned. It seems like you won't need to change your Dakota ...

What I don't know is if Austrians had changed the lenght through the years (I don't think so).

I hope this helps.




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Old 05-01-2009, 09:13 AM   #3762
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Ok, I'm officially in the orange kool-aid drinking club again. Just picked up this very clean '97 with 17.000km on the clock. PO has 4 others bikes including an EXC and a SX so this heavy beast didn't see any off road. No scratches on swingarm, forks, wheels etc so I believe him.

Pretty stock right now, just some Rally pegs and extra seat, stainless frame guards and a high exhaust conversion. I am probably going to ride her like this for a while, but am keeping my eyes open for a Kawasaki 650 twin. I am considering doing an engine swap if there is any way it will fit.




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High exhaust from a newer Adventure:




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Old 05-01-2009, 12:42 PM   #3763
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:00 PM   #3764
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Ok, I'm officially in the orange kool-aid drinking club again. Just picked up this very clean '97 with 17.000km on the clock.
Congratulations for your new toy !!!
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:51 PM   #3765
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Ok, I'm officially in the orange kool-aid drinking club again. Just picked up this very clean '97 with 17.000km on the clock. PO has 4 others bikes including an EXC and a SX so this heavy beast didn't see any off road. No scratches on swingarm, forks, wheels etc so I believe him.

Pretty stock right now, just some Rally pegs and extra seat, stainless frame guards and a high exhaust conversion. I am probably going to ride her like this for a while, but am keeping my eyes open for a Kawasaki 650 twin. I am considering doing an engine swap if there is any way it will fit.




Rally pegs and frame guards:




High exhaust from a newer Adventure:




Extra Rally seat:

Very nice Lukas .......

I didn't realize yours was a 97 as well .....

Tomorrow I pick mine up ..... ....... and pics will be forth coming.

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Old 05-01-2009, 05:24 PM   #3766
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Thanks guys.

I gotta say that the immense support of the KTM community here on ADVrider played a large part in my decision to get another one. Before I found this site I thought I had sworn off LC4's for good....


G-Funk, looking forward to seeing yours as well. It will be interesting to get your feedback on how it compares to the 990. Bet it will slot in nicely between DRZ and the big twin.
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:31 PM   #3767
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Without ADV I would have never bought an LC4 either, and even if I had I wouldn't have been able to register it since they forgot to put the homogenization stickers on it... La Familia has taken care of all my needs

except for my lack of riding time.
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:53 PM   #3768
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Thanks guys.

I gotta say that the immense support of the KTM community here on ADVrider played a large part in my decision to get another one. Before I found this site I thought I had sworn off LC4's for good....


G-Funk, looking forward to seeing yours as well. It will be interesting to get your feedback on how it compares to the 990. Bet it will slot in nicely between DRZ and the big twin.


My thought exactly mate ..........

And I will of course be giving full reports on that. I love my DRZ ..... From where I live, I can ride 15 some odd minutes to hit the dirt.

My 990 is my long range adv tourer ........





As you can see why ..... I shit you guys not, from Santa Fe NM, on the tarmac, I did 620 miles with those tanks, before I had to fill up in Ludlow CA.
On dirt, and in stop and go traffic, I don't get that mileage .......

I'm totally thinking the 620 will fit in right between those 2.

More tomorrow ........

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Old 05-01-2009, 08:58 PM   #3769
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Hi, mates.
Ride test of the tall windshield

Conditions:
-- No wind (or not relevant),
-- I'm 1.85mts (approx. 6 ft 1 inch)



I think the improvement justifies the modification: it feels definitly more comfortable with the taller one.

When I started with this, I had to decide wich will be the correct angle of the wshield (vertical enough to do the job, but not too vertical to turn it in an unnecessary drag).
Also I though that giving it enough separation to the stock wshield will generate a high pressure zone between them, wich must impulse a strong ascending air flux, wich probably (yes ... I'm guessing) be a good help to cover me from the wind. I wish I'd be an aerodynamic engineer .... but I'm only an optimist enthusiast ...
Anyway, I have foreseen a longer upper spacer just in case it was necessary to increase the angle, but as far as I could see, it's ok as it is now.

This are the mounting points:








I hope this can be of help ...

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Old 05-01-2009, 09:12 PM   #3770
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I would be curious how much the stock mask deforms under the pressures of that windshield at 90 mph. I'm sure glad that wind blast doesn't bother me!
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