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Old 07-09-2013, 10:23 PM   #31
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:10 PM   #32
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:42 PM   #33
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Laugh Sweeeet !!!!!

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Hi Alon.....

She does look beautiful with those new wheels. Did you go for a long ride after you disconected the wires & what were the results like !!!

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Old 07-10-2013, 01:50 PM   #34
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Hate to mention it but...

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Now you have to spend money on an SE high fender so you can show that front rim off more!!!
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:23 PM   #35
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I've been thinking about a high fender but have heard that they cause some high speed highway instability and I don't really ride in deep mud. Any thoughts on this high speed instability?



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Old 07-10-2013, 05:28 PM   #36
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High Fender skinny...

I've not heard anyone complain about any instability with the high fender. There are strategies to each, along with strong willed backers. I asked a proven rally veteran over beers last year and he simply said...depends on the conditions, wet or dry, cold or hot... and depends on the bike. Some only give you one choice.

For me, I'd only be concerned about a high fender if I was traveling very slowly in the dry desert... like Death Valley. I'd stick with low fender. To pair with supermoto wheels... I'd go with the high SE fender, which on your bike would look bad ass!

Personally I love hearing all the fender arguments. My first Enduro was a Yamaha DT 175 with a low fender. I put a high fender on it and went back and forth as a kid.

My 950 always freaked me out how hot it ran in the desert heat so I was paranoid about blocking the radiator with a high fender. I think the 990's run cooler so that would most likely be a non factor.

I know a KTM Rally mechanic who says water causes ithe worst potential damage to the 950/990. He urges people to not remove the low fender. He's a senior Orange Certified Tech and said at a tech session it was pointed out the 950/990's have vulnerabilities from the combination of water getting into the lower electrical on the motor, causing problems. And the low fender can reduce spray off the tire that can funnel down between the skid plate. For some reason this kind of stuck with me, but I'd be way more concerned about using a pressure washer then tire spray.

But you'll see cases on this thread where battery cables corrode, fuel pump points corrode, starter relay corrodes... I'm sure KTM knows all about the bikes weaknesses, thus the Tech training I guess.

I'd just change the fender up with the conditions, much like your tires!
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:11 PM   #37
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I've always liked the high fender look, had one on my 640 adventure but never bothered on my 950 adventure. I might look for a white SM style one since its so easy to swap back and forth on the 990s.

As for running hot, I'm convinced that the 990 runs hotter than my 950 ever did.
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