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Old 11-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #46
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I did super plush and have been beyond happy. Literal night and day difference and the best 8 ball I've spent on that bike.

I think if you'll be offroading ANY suspension shop will improve your bike. All I know is super plush nailed mine.
I just realized konflict is in the Seattle area. I thought they were in LA only.

Might have to go with them because they will be local for me.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:12 AM   #47
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A safety issue to bear in mind

or to tackle permenently!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=551666
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:23 AM   #48
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I just realized konflict is in the Seattle area. I thought they were in LA only.

Might have to go with them because they will be local for me.
Should be good. Local is always good incase they didn't get it right and you need to take it back. S&H on forks and a shock is pricey.

Btw, if you want speed while riding offroad, suspension is the first thing you should spend money on.

Otherwise the 990 loves to bottom with a vengeance.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:27 AM   #49
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Brown Town, what's your weight?
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:13 AM   #50
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Brown Town, what's your weight?
200lbs
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:18 AM   #51
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Should be good. Local is always good incase they didn't get it right and you need to take it back. S&H on forks and a shock is pricey.

Btw, if you want speed while riding offroad, suspension is the first thing you should spend money on.

Otherwise the 990 loves to bottom with a vengeance.
Skid plate, side stand relocator, 600mi break-in, suspension...that is my plan. If I make it up to Seattle sooner, suspension will be first.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:43 AM   #52
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Skid plate, side stand relocator, 600mi break-in, suspension...that is my plan. If I make it up to Seattle sooner, suspension will be first.
Good plan.

At your weight (same as mine) then you should be in the area of:

6.4 n/mm front springs
Fork revalve
Shock revalve

The shock's stock spring is good, shouldn't need replaced for your weight.

This is what they did for my bike and it's been really good.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:44 AM   #53
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Remember to consider weight in your tank bag and the possibility of riding two up and/or luggage. Those all have weight and matter to the suspension tuner.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:36 PM   #54
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And does anyone have an opinion on two-into-one exhaust besides weight and freeing up space? Downside?
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:53 AM   #55
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Since this thread is already going I got an orange noob question too.

How many miles would you all consider too much on a used bike? 25k? 35k? 50k? I know Pyndon got 100k on his but I do not have the mechanical skills or extreme attention to detail he does. So what number would scare you away if you were looking at a used bike and did not want to spend a bunch on repairs in the near future? Thanks.


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My 05.5 950 Adv S dialed in after about 40000km, before that I had some strange problems with it and had to replace quite a lot of stuff. But after 40000km all I've needed to do is normal service and tires (well and 1 set of steering bearings(sp?)). Rest is put on fuel and fun... :)

I would be more scared to look at a 950 with low mileage (below 35000km) then one with more then 35000km. Of course the general status of the bike is important but as others have said a well cared and documented high mileage bike is far better then a low undocumented bike which doesn't look clean.

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Old 11-06-2013, 08:44 AM   #56
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Talking Another 990 Adv Noob

Hi my friends! Some days ago I bought my bike, I did my first 1000 Km and I decided to buy this things:

-Higuer screen, I really didnt like the factory one... that noise in my helmet... really bad bad bad

-The radiator protector... Im changing the plastic one cause the bike needs more air, more than the fans can suck trhough this plastic wall

-New lights, actually the same but with a bit more power (at least that was what my mechanic said - my bike is under warranty)

-I'm thinking about getting the auxiliary light kit because I preffer riding at night (better than being behind a thousand of big trucks on the road)

By the moment I haven't taken my baby off road, but next time I have some days off I'm sure I'll do it!
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:51 PM   #57
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Here's a pic of the footpegs

Here's a pic of the seat

This shows the high fender and the fork guards, and the lil brackets I made to make the guards work
You'll also see the roto pax here and doubletake mirrors


And like I said, with suspension and sag setup correctly (meaning head angle geometry is correct) you may find you don't need a damper. The only place I've found a damper would help is sand, but for me sand is just a 30 second at a time thing.
Grant, what rear luggage rack frame is that and how did you attach the rotopax?
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:25 PM   #58
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The racks are the standard ktm/hepco Becker racks. I thought the plates from beergut and then attached the rotopax mounts to that. Pricey, for the plates + mounts + rotopax cans but worth it. Buy here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883775

This way allows fuel or hardbags (I go back and forth). If you need baggage AND rotopax, just buy wolfman rockymountains or similar and strap them outboard of the rotopax's.

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The racks are the standard ktm/hepco Becker racks. I thought the plates from beergut and then attached the rotopax mounts to that. Pricey, for the plates + mounts + rotopax cans but worth it. Buy here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883775

This way allows fuel or hardbags (I go back and forth). If you need baggage AND rotopax, just buy wolfman rockymountains or similar and strap them outboard of the rotopax's.
Do you have/use the added support cross bar for the KTM luggage frame that goes under the rear fender?

It doesn't look like beergut's making them anymore.
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Yup. Dunno if necessary but I use it
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