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Old 11-27-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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I Drank the Orange Crush

Sold my F800GS and got my 990 Baja.

WOW. WOW. WOW. Best upgrade EVER. The 990 is the bike I wished the F8 was!

More power, MUCH better stock suspension, smoother gearbox, smoother throttle (yes I said that) and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more fun in the dirt. I am in lust. There is a sh!t eating grin on my face every time I ride it.

Thank you KTM.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:34 AM   #3
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Sold my F800GS and got my 990 Baja.

WOW. WOW. WOW. Best upgrade EVER. The 990 is the bike I wished the F8 was!

More power, MUCH better stock suspension, smoother gearbox, smoother throttle (yes I said that) and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more fun in the dirt. I am in lust. There is a sh!t eating grin on my face every time I ride it.

Thank you KTM.
Now we need to go get it dirty.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:47 AM   #4
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Now we need to go get it dirty.
Sorry I missed that ride! I'm trying to find a dirt route from Tucson to Phoenix so I can skip the slab altogether.

Oracle control road is in my very near future if it's still open.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:49 AM   #5
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The 990 gearbox is as smooth as ex-lax.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:27 PM   #6
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The 990 gearbox is as smooth as ex-lax.
I was pleasantly surprised.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:28 PM   #7
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Had the F8 as well?
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:10 PM   #8
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The 990 gearbox is as smooth as ex-lax.

Mines is still this smooth after nigh on 50k miles.

I have ridden brand new 990's and mine is just as tight and even more smooth.

Once they are sorted they are extremely robust. The interior of my engine looks brand new ...

I am probably going to put carbs on mine but I'll still take my bitchy KTM over a fragile BM any day.

My better half rides a BMW 650 Dakar (staple of reliability )... I don't buy it... My water pump lasted longer than hers . I do all of my work and a bit of work on her bike and I have to say my 990ADV is WAY easier to work on in EVERY way. I really like her bike and it's very fun to ride, especially after a suspension upgrade, but man is it a PAIN to work on.

EVERY vehicle will have issues eventually I would rather have something that is easy to work on than something that will "last forever." Because nothing actually does that.. I know the general consensus is that the ADV is very hard to work on and all that... I don't get it...

PS I'm not a BMW hater, just an observation. (that my BM riding better half agrees with. )

Ride on OP! We are glad to have you!
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:37 PM   #9
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:13 PM   #10
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Run for it now while you got the chance! Soon you'll be buying orange stuff, wrenching on complex machinery. and attempting adventurous acts that a man half your age and twice your size shouldn't be trying! And it will all end with a high speed cartwheel over the bars, right after you yell, "hey guys watch this!"

Oh yeah, and the grin never goes away!
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:03 PM   #11
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The clutch is a hellofalot easier to fix.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:52 PM   #12
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Had the F8 as well?
No F8 for me, I was referring to the shit eat'n grin every time the new Baja is ridden.
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:03 AM   #13
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Have them both. F8 is no match.... well maybe on fuel economy! But if trying to ride the 800 and have fun like the 990... the fuel economy ain't so different... however the 800 won't last long!
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:13 AM   #14
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And it will all end with a high speed cartwheel over the bars...
This sounds familiar to me
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:11 AM   #15
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My better half rides a BMW 650 Dakar (staple of reliability )... I don't buy it... My water pump lasted longer than hers . I do all of my work and a bit of work on her bike and I have to say my 990ADV is WAY easier to work on in EVERY way. I really like her bike and it's very fun to ride, especially after a suspension upgrade, but man is it a PAIN to work on.

EVERY vehicle will have issues eventually I would rather have something that is easy to work on than something that will "last forever." Because nothing actually does that.. I know the general consensus is that the ADV is very hard to work on and all that... I don't get it...

PS I'm not a BMW hater, just an observation. (that my BM riding better half agrees with. )

Ride on OP! We are glad to have you!
Same here, My wife has an F650GS injected single and while it's been reliable it's a pain to work on, especially that bodywork and all the little screws

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