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Old 12-08-2012, 09:33 AM   #16
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Two ktms go together well, 990adv and 250xcw for me
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:42 AM   #17
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get two

I'm thinking of doing the same thing my 950 for the daily commute and thrash rides on the way home and an 1190 for the longer overnight trips to chicken or the Brooks range.
This is in addition to a 525
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:27 AM   #18
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Got two, getting three

Got my 990R for the road and occasional fun off it (the road not the bike). Then I have the 350 EXC-F for racing and serious off-road stuff. Oh and a Moto Guzzi Griso (in orange of course) for when I want something else. But there is still room to improve things; swap the 990R for the new 1190R and if I can find a decent one a 950SE just because........

So yes two would make absolute sense, but maybe the 990 and the 950 SE OR the 990 and a 500/450/350/250 Enduro bike - either way thats a lot of fun and probably some serious explaining to do to your bank and partner
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:47 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Boatman View Post
An adventure and an SE are perfect stablemates. I first owned the adv and then bought the SE for a Moab trip figuring I'd sell one of them when I decided which one to keep. That was over 2 years ago. They are both staying!

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:37 PM   #20
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Nothing wrong with two KTMs, I have an 07 950 SE and an 09 450XCF. I recommend finding a good KTM 505 dual sport which is a great street legal dirt bike.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:41 PM   #21
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As soon as I'm done with my 990 I'm going to pick up a 690 for rides close to home and use the 990 for when I have to travel 50 miles or more to get to where I'll start the ride. I've got a Harley Roadking Classic that I'll never ride again (Harley Riders embarrass the crap out of me now.) and should just about cover the 690 and the mods I'll want to do to it.

Then I need a KTM 1190 RC8 Track bike to compliment the Ducati and Aprilia.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:48 AM   #22
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Why are you limiting yourself to just two?

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:37 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by cjracer View Post
950 SE is like a 530 after riding the ADV for so long.

Reason for 2 ADV is b/c one seams to always be cut apart testing new parts. The other is my Grocery getter every day bike..... For the most part.

If you can find them cheap, pick them up. They are a great spares parts bike for down the road. (used 950 ADV or New KLR ???) Sure beats a KLR.
LOL! That is one of the reasons I never have one bike. I like the 690 for a middle bike. I road my buddies 950 and it is pretty bad ass, but still a little heavy.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:17 AM   #24
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...I have the same problem...


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Old 12-09-2012, 12:00 PM   #25
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Three 950s for the price of one new 1190.

Collect the entire set.

950 Adventure, 950 Super Enduro, 950 Supermoto.

Pretty much covers everything you'd want to do on a big bike plus you have a couple to share with friends.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:57 PM   #26
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I have two big bikes but only one KTM.

I had two similar bikes and found one didn't get its fair share of use, so I replaced it with the A990, could not be happier.

My two bikes are an 09 Victory Vision, and a 10 KTM Adventure. I love both bikes. I do my long trips on the Victory, and the mountains and commuting on the A990.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:53 AM   #27
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same "matter"to me a few time ago.
I went for a SE keeping my 990 R
And now....I'm so happy about the choice!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:17 AM   #28
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Like Evilclown says - if two is good, three must be better
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:44 PM   #29
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I picked up a 2003 DRZ-400 for this very same purpose, and it's a blast. I can practically pick it up it's so light. It was dirt cheap and the aftermarket goodies are widely available. I even threw a paddle tire on it and had a blast in the sand.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:47 PM   #30
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. I can practically pick it up it's so light.
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