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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: Blikkies1 on August 16, 2019, 12:38:00 pm

Title: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: Blikkies1 on August 16, 2019, 12:38:00 pm
Just putting it out there - I've had a hate-hate relationship with my 990R since I bought it due to it initially being a money pit, was even thinking of selling it to some poor soul not too long go. I've sorted everything on the bike now and it's giving me an endless boner. I've been riding it everyday for the last month or so and it hasn't skipped a beat, the torque is incredible(new tires soon), did an offroad trip this weekend and was chucking it around like an enduro bike, cracked 200km/h on a quiet road yesterday and it was surefooted with hardly any vibration. The bike is now pretty much what I dreamed of when I bought it, having a total jol on it atm and can't fathom selling it, good weekend all, BRAAAP!!
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: Manic on August 16, 2019, 12:42:51 pm
Ok.
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: chopperpilot on August 16, 2019, 01:11:52 pm
Bly om te hoor hy's nou gesort! ;)

Dit bly 'n fantastiese fiets! :biggrin:

Lekker naweek! ;)
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: TeeJay on August 16, 2019, 02:40:30 pm
Nice - what issues did you have?

I've had a 950 Adventure, a 950SE and a 640 Adventure and never had any issues with any of them.
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: 0012 on August 16, 2019, 02:53:45 pm
... and it's giving me an endless boner. ...

Lekker vir jou   :lol8:

ek was nog altyd mal oor die 990R maar ek het die gevoel dis my "widow-maker" bike so sal nie een koop nie  :biggrin:

geniet hom   :thumleft:
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: Blikkies1 on August 16, 2019, 02:58:13 pm
Bent rims, worn seals, perished hoses, finished break pads, all bearings were basically toast, poked battery, shocks leaked oil, poked chain & sprockets, properly moertoe clutch, surging and the only key I had decoded itself which required a new immobiliser and key set, threw in a major service at KTM. I think she's pretty much sorted now, may be my confidence growing but it feels smoother and gruntier everytime I get on.
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: TeeJay on August 16, 2019, 03:54:08 pm
Bent rims, worn seals, perished hoses, finished break pads, all bearings were basically toast, poked battery, shocks leaked oil, poked chain & sprockets, properly moertoe clutch, surging and the only key I had decoded itself which required a new immobiliser and key set, threw in a major service at KTM. I think she's pretty much sorted now, may be my confidence growing but it feels smoother and gruntier everytime I get on.

Yussus bru - glad it's sorted now  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: drewdza on August 16, 2019, 04:23:49 pm
Great bike for those with a pulse 😎 enjoy 👍🏻
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: JK on August 16, 2019, 07:11:59 pm
Nice - what issues did you have?

I've had a 950 Adventure, a 950SE and a 640 Adventure and never had any issues with any of them.

Eish are u sure it is KTM's that u owned ???
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: dirtWarp on August 17, 2019, 01:10:09 am
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Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: dirtWarp on August 17, 2019, 01:17:09 am
Spent a week on mine in Netherlands /Denmark /Sweden.

Bike handled great, veral met knobbies. Ek ry gewoonlik eintlik te vinnig as dit technical raak en het nooit enige "oomblikke" gehad nie.


Ps. Mense wat reken daars nie ry plek in Europa nie, dink weer. Hiers befokte ry plekke
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Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: chopperpilot on August 17, 2019, 08:03:06 am
Bent rims, worn seals, perished hoses, finished break pads, all bearings were basically toast, poked battery, shocks leaked oil, poked chain & sprockets, properly moertoe clutch, surging and the only key I had decoded itself which required a new immobiliser and key set, threw in a major service at KTM. I think she's pretty much sorted now, may be my confidence growing but it feels smoother and gruntier everytime I get on.
Klink of bitter min hiervan die 990 se skuld is.... :o
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: BuRP on August 18, 2019, 11:42:08 am
Spent a week on mine in Netherlands /Denmark /Sweden.

Hiers befokte ry plekke

Biki misleidend want Europa's groot, met name Skandinavie... en niks van daai kiekies is in Nederland nie want daar's inderdaad omtrent forkoil, mense kry hul offroad kicks van speedhumps af.
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: dirtWarp on August 18, 2019, 04:55:42 pm
Spent a week on mine in Netherlands /Denmark /Sweden.

Hiers befokte ry plekke

Biki misleidend want Europa's groot, met name Skandinavie... en niks van daai kiekies is in Nederland nie want daar's inderdaad omtrent forkoil, mense kry hul offroad kicks van speedhumps af.

Burp jy of praat jy?
Van daai is in Nederland geneem.

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Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: lone riderer on August 18, 2019, 05:25:25 pm
Spent a week on mine in Netherlands /Denmark /Sweden.

Hiers befokte ry plekke

Biki misleidend want Europa's groot, met name Skandinavie... en niks van daai kiekies is in Nederland nie want daar's inderdaad omtrent forkoil, mense kry hul offroad kicks van speedhumps af.

Burp jy of praat jy?
Van daai is in Nederland geneem.

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Haha. Ja daar is naaice plekke om te ry, suide van Belgie ook. Net nie in winter nie!

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Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: Roxtar on August 19, 2019, 12:30:19 pm
I do a 100km commute every day 5 days a week on my 990... zero issues and I ride it like a hooligan.... properly wakes up the GS dozers who decide to haul them out to work for a ride when the car goes in for a service... :lol8:
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: Just Blip It! on August 19, 2019, 08:23:41 pm
The 990R is an aminal. :twisted: I have 2 of them, not ready to swap them for anything else. Long as you do regular maintenance ( does'nt sound like the previous owner of yours did so) it will always put a big smile on your dial!
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: 0012 on August 20, 2019, 08:07:21 am
Dit bly 'n fantastiese fiets! :biggrin:

@chopperpilot hoeveel kilos het joune op, en wanneer verkoop Oom?
Begin nou te oud raak vir die groot swaar fietse, veral omdat Oom se pragtige jong, slimline dame nou al die aandag kry  >:D
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: dirtWarp on August 21, 2019, 11:22:29 pm
Can see how the 990 gave the 790r carrots around the mx track:



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Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: Clockwork Orange on August 22, 2019, 08:48:56 am
That suspension is so well dialled in. There is no way that he has stock spring in the front forks
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: Jackol. on August 22, 2019, 03:11:30 pm
Can see how the 990 gave the 790r carrots around the mx track:



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Ek het die clip nou geniet!  Die ou verstaan `n 990 next level!!!

@Blikkies1 ek is baie bly jou bike is uitgesort!!!  Fantastiese bike!!!
Title: Re: 990R Is Awesome
Post by: Just Blip It! on August 28, 2019, 05:46:34 pm
That suspension is so well dialled in. There is no way that he has stock spring in the front forks

I have had my suspension fine tuned by PMC Racing Suspensions, same springs, just revalved and shimmed and it never bottoms out on the jumps. Remember the 990 Adventure S has 265mm front and rear travel.