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Old 12-16-2012, 07:53 AM   #15421
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thanks guys. good to see ya.

although we are still getting to know each other the 120 miles i did in the dirt was an eye opener. spent most of the day steering with my rear tire and just haulin' arse. the weight is the biggest thing, you gotta be prepared to deal with it at any moment. moving is better than not though. hell, i think the scariest part is simply getting on the bike and getting going. all that weight seems to want to tip at a moments notice, like it's constantly checking to make sure you are paying attention to it.

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:11 AM   #15422
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I'm also trying to get used to this new to me beast, the weights and behaviour are very different from our mighty 640.

You'll lose a bit, well, quite a bit of turning radius, a bit of ground clearance and a gain of stopping distance so plan ahead on line selection.

Treat it like a kid, manipulate it to do what you want, don't fonce it unless you're so big you make it look like a 125!
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:43 AM   #15423
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You'll lose a bit, well, quite a bit of turning radius, a bit of ground clearance and a gain of stopping distance so plan ahead on line selection.

Treat it like a kid, manipulate it to do what you want, don't fonce it unless you're so big you make it look like a 125!
Mike, yes... to plan ahead on line selection seems to be what's all about, considering I was riding the last 5 years a bike which already was part of me.
I'm not a small guy, but I think I can't make it look smaller than a 890...

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:06 PM   #15424
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Looks like the 990R are all getting grabbed up. Just got mine with 60 miles on it after the first ride.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:08 PM   #15425
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Looks like the 990R are all getting grabbed up. Just got mine with 60 miles on it after the first ride.
Nice choice there B.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:23 PM   #15426
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Nice choice there B.
I saw your white one and was so jealous. after looking at the big adv bikes for years I had to have this 990 R.
Now I need to learn how to ride it.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #15427
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LOL I just came off an xr600 onto a 950a. The new beast is a lot of weight when not moving but once you get used to it it is really rewarding. Its funny though I remember when I was thinking of getting my xr and forum guys were saying THAT was too big and heavy for real off-road work. I wonder what they'd say about my new choice?!?

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Old 12-16-2012, 03:44 PM   #15428
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LOL I just came off an xr600 onto a 950a. The new beast is a lot of weight when not moving but once you get used to it it is really rewarding. Its funny though I remember when I was thinking of getting my xr and forum guys were saying THAT was too big and heavy for real off-road work. I wonder what they'd say about my new choice?!?

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pics! pics! pics!

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Old 12-16-2012, 04:21 PM   #15429
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pics! pics! pics!

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Old 12-16-2012, 05:47 PM   #15430
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How was Uvas today? Nice looking ride B!
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:09 PM   #15431
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so far i'm tickled pink. only issue i have found is that at high speeds, on wash boardy, graded roads, she get's a pretty nasty head shake. i've never used a damper before but i think i might with this bike. it's a little un-nerving to have that much mass, moving at that speed, and try to get away from you...

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Take the time to set up the suspension. The owners manual has all the base settings. Mine were all over the place from the dealership. Makes a big difference.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:59 PM   #15432
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How was Uvas today? Nice looking ride B!
Hey Ian,
Calaveras Reservoir was sweet no cars just a few bikes. than I hit sierra and some dead end roads.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:24 PM   #15433
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I'm jealous.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:49 PM   #15434
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Well at last have a pic to post,

This is one of only two White 2012 990ADV in the whole of Australia...

KTM OZ has stopped importing the 990 so I begged the dealer to get one in & KTM Oz brought 2 White & 6 Blue(Think)

Love it, just need to Farkle it up now...
It already has the Springs, Scotts Dampner, Triple Clamp & Risers, & of Course the Renazco Seat.. Thankyou James & Sonia...


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Old 12-17-2012, 03:31 AM   #15435
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Well at last have a pic to post,

This is one of only two White 2012 990ADV in the whole of Australia...

KTM OZ has stopped importing the 990 so I begged the dealer to get one in & KTM Oz brought 2 White & 6 Blue(Think)

Love it, just need to Farkle it up now...
It already has the Springs, Scotts Dampner, Triple Clamp & Risers, & of Course the Renazco Seat.. Thankyou James & Sonia...
KTM 640A and now this... you do know the path to heaven, my friend!

Congrats!

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