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Old 04-16-2013, 12:44 PM   #16381
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I've been looking at 990 Adventures for quite some time now.... Finally pulled the trigger on this girl last weekend! Loving it so far![IMG][/IMG]


Always liked the blue ones.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:39 PM   #16382
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:00 AM   #16383
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950 vs 990 help me decide

Thinking of selling my well set up dr 650 my 07 300xcw and looking to buy an adventurer, either a 950 or a 990. Would appreciate hearing any plus and minuses between the two. One thing I've heard is the fi on the 990's is twitchy and that many prefer the carbureted over fi models. What's the maintenance like, or does servicing require a shops skills?

Any input from 950 and 990 owners would be much appreciated!
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:32 AM   #16384
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Ummmmm.....it's just a thought ....but, shouldn't the dangerous end be pointed towards the door?......or are you afraid it'll take off without you if it sees a sliver of daylight?
LOL! I actually had it in the garage like that facing my Dakar to do some head-to-head comparisons of bar height, pegs heights, etc. Trying to get the cockpit to match the feel of 7 years worth of tweaking on the Dakar is proving challenging, ;) It IS fast though and maybe I should get some tie-downs to strap it in while I'm overseas working...
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:34 AM   #16385
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The twitchy throttle on the 990 is most noticeable when finessing through really technical single track. Even the 950 can be abrupt then.

Service intervals are average. My valves were at 44k miles when adjusted and still only 1 needed done. It's removing the tanks that kills time.

Pending the year and model will determine the seat height and suspension travel.

They are both great bikes

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Thinking of selling my well set up dr 650 my 07 300xcw and looking to buy an adventurer, either a 950 or a 990. Would appreciate hearing any plus and minuses between the two. One thing I've heard is the fi on the 990's is twitchy and that many prefer the carbureted over fi models. What's the maintenance like, or does servicing require a shops skills?

Any input from 950 and 990 owners would be much appreciated!
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:42 PM   #16386
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:42 PM   #16387
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:42 PM   #16388
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My newest addition to the garage up at Laguna Hansen in Mexico. I have rode my 530 many times there but its the first for the 990 and although its not the 530 I did enjoy the ride. The section of sand whoops (if you have been there then you know the area) prove to be challenging but doable with a few drops, nothing major but its definitely not like picking up the 530

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:33 AM   #16389
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Nice... I would not connect the giant loops front strap there. Exhaust heat will destroy it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:53 AM   #16390
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Nice... I would not connect the giant loops front strap there. Exhaust heat will destroy it.
Disagree. That's where my KTM tank bag has been secured for 31K miles.. No damage.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:49 AM   #16391
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:51 AM   #16392
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I think he was thinking that you could free up some leg room if you put them to the passenger foot rests.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:08 AM   #16393
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How do i get the photos to upload........

how do i get the photos to upload here?
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:52 AM   #16394
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Headlight / LED light guard. Is this cool or dorky to you?

So, there I was in church a few weeks ago trying to pay attention and connect with my creator. I usually like being in church with friends. This sunday I was mostly daydreaming about riding my 990R, and what modifications should come next. I had just installed a Baja Designs Onx 4 LED bar and really like the way it works. A rock guard would be good to keep the stones away from it and my head light above.

But, here in Cambodia there are not warehouses, and parts stores to just go and buy what ever I need. What to do? Then I looked up and saw the JBL speaker emitting some cool worship music my way. Check out the speaker grill. That would work great for a light guard! Where can I get one of those? OMG, perfect, but do I need to buy a speaker to have one?



All this is going on while church is happening. IT is a good thing God really likes dirt bikes, and the people who ride them. I believe He likes my creativity and fabricating pleasures.

A couple of hours wandering around Phnom Penh asking questions and I found a guy who manufactures big speakers. He was hoping to sell me speakers, but agreed to just sell me a piece of grill for $3.00.

I tested the grill as is and determined it blocked too much light so I created a pattern and snipped out pieces to increase the porosity. At first I was discouraged because I thought the idea looked like my Grand Father's old screen door. I kept going though and massaged the metal into the shape I wanted.

The BD LED light power cord exits the left side of the light and was a bit vulnerable to bamboo vines and other things that reach out to us while riding. SO I incorporated a bulge in the guard to protect it.

http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/kh...tml?sort=3&o=4

http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/kh...tml?sort=3&o=5

http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/kh...tml?sort=3&o=6

http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/kh...tml?sort=3&o=2

http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/kh...tml?sort=3&o=0

OK, so Inmates........... I am concerned that I have lived in Cambodia so long (20 years) and have made due with stuff that my design sense has gone dorky.

Please cast your vote and tell me if you think this guard is ..... 1 to 5. 1 is cool to 5 "what are you thinking, putting that on a nice bike!"

Thanks for your input.

Dave in Cambodia

KTMbageera screwed with this post 04-19-2013 at 08:28 AM Reason: did not post pics correctly, then read directions.. my usual methodology.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:21 AM   #16395
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how do i get the photos to upload here?
wales, KTMbageera,
To post Photos, see this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919

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