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Old 06-23-2011, 12:04 PM   #1
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Anybody purchased a 2011 990 Adv Dakar seat cover?

76. 60007040350 Seat Cover.
http://www.ktmshop.se/index.php?part...4&c=C116010713
My question is, has anyone got a cover and fitted it onto an older adv seat?

If so would you recommend it?
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:41 AM   #2
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:27 AM   #3
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Curious Too

Wondering the same thing myself. It's a great looking seat (having seen a Dakar model in my local dealership) that I've considered adding to my '10 990-A, but I wonder about the durability of the suede portion. Will it hold up in rain?
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:47 AM   #4
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If I'm not mistaking: the dakar seat is a straight seat, like the one on the R and the S. The regular adventure seat has a hollowed part for the driver to sit in. Not sure if the dakar cover will fit the standard seat.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:59 AM   #5
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The cover sounds cool, but the step concerns me too. In some photos I've seen, the Dakar seat definitely looks flatter than the stepped seat on the base 990.

http://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com/...-dakar%205.jpg
http://www.indomotorcycle.com/wp-con...1-1024x768.jpg

But, the entire seat is showing up at KTM Twins and KTM parts for $152. It's very tempting to try switching it out entirely!

http://www.ktm-parts.com/60007040300.html
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-...l-edition-seat
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:50 AM   #6
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Wondering the same thing myself. It's a great looking seat (having seen a Dakar model in my local dealership) that I've considered adding to my '10 990-A, but I wonder about the durability of the suede portion. Will it hold up in rain?
I got a seat from the Dakar Edition bike and have it fitted to my 2007 model Adventure.

The 'suede' effect cover does absorb water - there is a waterproof layer between the suede effect stuff and the foam (so the foam does not act like a sponge) but if it rains you will get a wet backside !

The finish does seem pretty good - I have done about 6,000 miles on my seat now and it still looks like new.

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The cover sounds cool, but the step concerns me too. In some photos I've seen, the Dakar seat definitely looks flatter than the stepped seat on the base 990.

http://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com/...-dakar%205.jpg
http://www.indomotorcycle.com/wp-con...1-1024x768.jpg

But, the entire seat is showing up at KTM Twins and KTM parts for $152. It's very tempting to try switching it out entirely!

http://www.ktm-parts.com/60007040300.html
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-...l-edition-seat
The seat on the production version of the Dakar bike is quite different to the one displayed at the bike shows late last year

Dakar seat (fitted to 2007 Adv 990)


Seat as displayed at Milan show


The shape of the 'production' seat seems to be very similar to the 2010 seat so the cover should fit.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:22 AM   #7
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i have the dakar model and that seat cover is no good. get caught in a little rain and the seat gets wet and stays wet. it takes hours to dry,you just can't wipe it off,it holds water until it drys..if your bike is outside at night and it rains your seat is wet all day..i had to buy a cover off the adv..just more money spent on the 990.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:22 PM   #8
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Sorry if its already been asked: Will it fit my 2006 KTM 950 adventure?

What's my best bet?


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Old 04-24-2012, 04:38 PM   #9
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Sorry if its already been asked: Will it fit my 2006 KTM 950 adventure?

What's my best bet?


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Old 04-25-2012, 08:18 AM   #10
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dont do it - it absorbs water like a sponge and takes hours and hours to dry. In full italian summer sun it took 2 hrs to dry.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:20 AM   #11
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dont do it - it absorbs water like a sponge and takes hours and hours to dry. In full italian summer sun it took 2 hrs to dry.
I was reading through this thread and thinking I'd post this same thing and you beat me to it. It's a nice seat until it rains then it is like sitting on a sponge and it rains a lot here in the PNW.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:08 PM   #12
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I rode my 950 ADV about 15k with this seat and i-love-it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:59 PM   #13
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I cut my stock seat foam flat and installed the suede cover over the vinyl cover . . . So it does not soak up moisture etc . . . Works great.

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Old 09-03-2013, 06:58 AM   #14
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I got mine installed aswell, fits the 950s seat perfectly. And the sponge claims are overruled. My ass did not get any wetter then with the normal seat, it dries up very quickly to.

And since i been using the A* drystar pants my bum has been dry trough the craziest monsoons.

Biggest plus is, it does not slide anymore like the stock vinyl does.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:46 AM   #15
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I got mine installed aswell, fits the 950s seat perfectly. And the sponge claims are overruled. My ass did not get any wetter then with the normal seat, it dries up very quickly to.

And since i been using the A* drystar pants my bum has been dry trough the craziest monsoons.

Biggest plus is, it does not slide anymore like the stock vinyl does.
+1

I have a suede XPC seat and got caught in rain/monsoons many times over. Dries really quickly and love that I don't slide around when I don't want to.
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