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Old 09-01-2014, 03:06 PM   #1
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Why I bought a 07 990 Adventure over a 1190 or a BMW 1200 GSA

Being Basically a Noob I wanted my first Adventure Bike and strongly Considered a 2011 up BMW 1200GSA, a New KTM 1190 Adventure R, a New Yamaha Super Tenere, or a KTM 990.

My Truck was paid off a few months back and a $15,000 or so budget looked good until I called Allstate Insurance to get some Quotes. 43 years old with a perfect driving record the GSA full coverage was $148.00 a mo and the KTM 1190 Adventure R was $249 a Month. At that point I had to also buy gear and catch any used bike up on Maintenance.

It all boils down to Money, I never got an Insurance Quote on a New Super Tenare but I refuse to Hate on guys that have a higher Adventure Bike Budget than I. I got a cool 2007 KTM 990 with aluminum panniers, 3 wind shields and new chain and sprockets for $7200 private party. Not bragging about a deal on how much I saved in Dealer Taxes and that my Insurance is $52 a month full coverage but the cost at
That point made it possible to become an adventure rider that can afford to buy fuel to leave town and have some gear or a Farkle or 2.

The point here is to enjoy the ride and Learn about the Shortcomings of the more expensive 1190's and GSA's along with the advantages. After all this is the Orange Crush, in the and it's all about ADV
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:42 PM   #2
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I'm in the same spot you were -- fully farkled used bikes are great deals -- but the lure of power and shiny and new is hard to resist . . . .
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:55 PM   #3
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Wow and I thought I was quotes high for insurance. Sounds like you picked up a great bike and saved a ton of cash, congrats!


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Old 09-02-2014, 04:26 PM   #4
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Very cool.
Welcome to the orange-side.
I went the used route as well, though I snuck across the border from GSpot.
It's OK, though I have a Starbucks sticker.

Pictures or it didn't happen.

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Being Basically a Noob I wanted my first Adventure Bike and strongly Considered a 2011 up BMW 1200GSA, a New KTM 1190 Adventure R, a New Yamaha Super Tenere, or a KTM 990.

My Truck was paid off a few months back and a $15,000 or so budget looked good until I called Allstate Insurance to get some Quotes. 43 years old with a perfect driving record the GSA full coverage was $148.00 a mo and the KTM 1190 Adventure R was $249 a Month. At that point I had to also buy gear and catch any used bike up on Maintenance.

It all boils down to Money, I never got an Insurance Quote on a New Super Tenare but I refuse to Hate on guys that have a higher Adventure Bike Budget than I. I got a cool 2007 KTM 990 with aluminum panniers, 3 wind shields and new chain and sprockets for $7200 private party. Not bragging about a deal on how much I saved in Dealer Taxes and that my Insurance is $52 a month full coverage but the cost at
That point made it possible to become an adventure rider that can afford to buy fuel to leave town and have some gear or a Farkle or 2.

The point here is to enjoy the ride and Learn about the Shortcomings of the more expensive 1190's and GSA's along with the advantages. After all this is the Orange Crush, in the and it's all about ADV
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:21 PM   #5
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I think mine was like $500..... per....... year.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:17 PM   #6
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:12 PM   #7
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Here it is

[QUOTE=Mr Head;24986651]Very cool.
Welcome to the orange-side.
I went the used route as well, though I snuck across the border from GSpot.
It's OK, though I have a Starbucks sticker.

Pictures or it didn't happen.[/QUOTE
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:20 PM   #8
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I have drooled over a GS since 1997. I always wanted one but I bought a 990 KTM. A decision I will never regret ! This bike is THE bike. Welcome to the club.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:21 PM   #9
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Very cool.
Welcome to the orange-side.
I went the used route as well, though I snuck across the border from GSpot.
It's OK, though I have a Starbucks sticker.

Pictures or it didn't happen.
Had to drive about 150 mi
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:24 PM   #10
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:40 PM   #11
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Very cool.
Welcome to the orange-side.
I went the used route as well, though I snuck across the border from GSpot.
It's OK, though I have a Starbucks sticker.

Pictures or it didn't happen.
Sorta took the Orange out of my day
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:19 PM   #12
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You have been busy.
Very nice indeed.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:51 PM   #13
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You have been busy.
Very nice indeed.
I've been riding it to work and its been really solid so far. I have it caught up on Maintenance at this point. Looking forward to a ride up to Monument Valley later this month.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:22 PM   #14
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Nice looking bike @ the right price. I currently own an 1985 R80 bemmer. I was in my local BMW/KTM/Triumph/Suzuki dealers last weekend. Meet a bloke with a new 990smt ?, got to sit on it, that was a mistake. Nice and light & slim,great for lane splitting Sydney traffic. Like I said, big mistake now I want one,but like you I`ll have to buy a second hand one. Keep us posted on repairs & maintenance.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:44 PM   #15
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You lose more money on new vehicles but

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Nice looking bike @ the right price. I currently own an 1985 R80 bemmer. I was in my local BMW/KTM/Triumph/Suzuki dealers last weekend. Meet a bloke with a new 990smt ?, got to sit on it, that was a mistake. Nice and light & slim,great for lane splitting Sydney traffic. Like I said, big mistake now I want one,but like you I`ll have to buy a second hand one. Keep us posted on repairs & maintenance.
I think lightly used is the way to go. 2 or 3 years old is the sweet spot IMHO
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