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Offline 2StrokeDan

Re: Dont sell ur 990 yet !!!
« Reply #60 on: November 08, 2018, 09:43:20 pm »
The 950/990's has always reminded me of superbikes that were beaten into submission to become D/S bikes.

Full fairings and all.

Nice on superbikes, impractical on D/S bikes.

Those HP2's......look like some or other model of 1950 Puch, and then of course the Germans would try to dapper it up with touches of battleship grey. :xxbah:
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Re: Dont sell ur 990 yet !!!
« Reply #61 on: November 08, 2018, 11:29:57 pm »
I'm battling to get on with it after a plethora of BMW's but it is super pretty and is well suspended.  Had a nice ride home tonight.  My preferences are the black, orange and white ones.  post more pics guys!
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Re: Dont sell ur 990 yet !!!
« Reply #62 on: November 08, 2018, 11:50:00 pm »
post more pics guys!
Still love mine  :love4:
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Re: Dont sell ur 990 yet !!!
« Reply #63 on: November 09, 2018, 07:21:11 am »
The 990 is the ugliest bike in the history. Maybe cute suspension bla bla, but ugly as sh!t..
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Re: Dont sell ur 990 yet !!!
« Reply #64 on: November 09, 2018, 08:30:03 am »
Doesn't matter what it looks, like, the 990 will eat just about anything you throw at it for breakfast...
 

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Re: Dont sell ur 990 yet !!!
« Reply #65 on: November 09, 2018, 08:51:53 am »
Cum on feel the noize! >:D
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« Reply #66 on: November 09, 2018, 08:54:03 am »
990 = sex on wheels chaps, took my boy for a ride a few days ago, he said the acceleration feels like when a plane drops in mid air because of turbulence .
 

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Re: Dont sell ur 990 yet !!!
« Reply #67 on: November 09, 2018, 10:18:11 am »
990 = sex on wheels chaps, took my boy for a ride a few days ago, he said the acceleration feels like when a plane drops in mid air because of turbulence .

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I rode to Luckhoff and back yesterday. Took it really easy going there, but then I got away a bit late and needed to get home before dark. No matter the condition of the dirt road, which was pretty k@k in places, the 990 just takes everything in it's stride, no matter what speed you choose to ride at. Then letting it go just a little, at 170 km/h on the tar, it rides as if on rails - rock steady.
As for the acceleration, I'd like to quote a friend: "It will roll your foreskin back!"  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

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Re: Dont sell ur 990 yet !!!
« Reply #68 on: November 09, 2018, 10:29:51 am »
990 = sex on wheels chaps, took my boy for a ride a few days ago, he said the acceleration feels like when a plane drops in mid air because of turbulence .

Haha! Not to mention the noise, vibration.....love this bike.

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Re: Dont sell ur 990 yet !!!
« Reply #69 on: November 09, 2018, 12:14:47 pm »
I love my 990S - 194 000km's and she still makes 96 BHP on the back wheel. Tad heavy on fuel, but the best suspension and still to my mind the best big adventure bike ever made.
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Re: Dont sell ur 990 yet !!!
« Reply #70 on: November 09, 2018, 12:18:35 pm »
I love my 990S - 194 000km's and she still makes 96 BHP on the back wheel. Tad heavy on fuel, but the best suspension and still to my mind the best big adventure bike ever made.

Man with taste, same helmet!

Hell those 990Ss are so freaking nice!

We seem to forget what big a deal it is that there are adv bikes above 200kgs with 265mm suspension.

Thats insane in a world where the replacement bike has 210-220.

Not talking about the 790R though.

You just cannot replace the 990S and 990R with 265mm suspension. No replacement for suspension travel!


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Re: Dont sell ur 990 yet !!!
« Reply #71 on: November 09, 2018, 12:22:36 pm »
You guys are lucky then. My relationship with my 990 was a love/hate one. With hate being the operative word. I must have had the last Friday of the last year just before the last xmas version
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Re: Dont sell ur 990 yet !!!
« Reply #72 on: November 09, 2018, 12:27:18 pm »
I love my 990S - 194 000km's and she still makes 96 BHP on the back wheel. Tad heavy on fuel, but the best suspension and still to my mind the best big adventure bike ever made.

Man with taste, same helmet!

Hell those 990Ss are so freaking nice!

We seem to forget what big a deal it is that there are adv bikes above 200kgs with 265mm suspension.

Thats insane in a world where the replacement bike has 210-220.

Not talking about the 790R though.

You just cannot replace the 990S and 990R with 265mm suspension. No replacement for suspension travel!


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« Reply #73 on: November 09, 2018, 12:28:40 pm »
Talking about long suspenders on the R, I'm 6'4" and have to stand on my tiptoes when I stop, it's really tall, anybody else have this issue? I'm proportioned quite normally so it's not a case of kort bene.
 

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Re: Dont sell ur 990 yet !!!
« Reply #74 on: November 09, 2018, 12:29:33 pm »
I love my 990S - 194 000km's and she still makes 96 BHP on the back wheel. Tad heavy on fuel, but the best suspension and still to my mind the best big adventure bike ever made.

Man with taste, same helmet!

Hell those 990Ss are so freaking nice!

We seem to forget what big a deal it is that there are adv bikes above 200kgs with 265mm suspension.

Thats insane in a world where the replacement bike has 210-220.

Not talking about the 790R though.

You just cannot replace the 990S and 990R with 265mm suspension. No replacement for suspension travel!


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Nothing crashes as well as a 990 either, these bikes take a beating and bounce back.

Hopefully I never have to test that hypothesis!!

I would cry the day I crash him

Ive decided my do anything bike will be the 790R, saving my legends for marriage. Thats how special these bikes are.


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Dont sell ur 990 yet !!!
« Reply #75 on: November 09, 2018, 12:30:20 pm »
Talking about long suspenders on the R, I'm 6'4" and have to stand on my tiptoes when I stop, it's really tall, anybody else have this issue? I'm proportioned quite normally so it's not a case of kort bene.

Im also on my very tippy toes on both my 990R and SE

Im 186cm


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« Reply #76 on: November 09, 2018, 12:38:45 pm »
Snap Renrew,  I've only had the bike 4 months, I used to ride a lot of enduro and before I bought the bike I imagined riding mountain trails etc. but the idea of hitting off-camber on this thing scares me a bit so haven't really explored the things I wanted to.
 

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« Reply #77 on: November 09, 2018, 12:41:54 pm »
Did you by any chance come past me on the west coast road on the way to Melkbos on Wednesday?
 

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« Reply #78 on: November 09, 2018, 12:44:33 pm »
Did you by any chance come past me on the west coast road on the way to Melkbos on Wednesday?

Nope, if youre talking to me.

We should do a ride, Im based in Green Point.

Yeah also do Enduro and off-camber scares me too on these bikes.


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« Reply #79 on: November 09, 2018, 12:49:00 pm »
Anytime bud, I'm always keen, I kinda recall your handle for some reason,  you from Jozi and used to do the Moto101/e-dirt rides?