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Thread: Dirtmobile - A KTM 990 Build

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    Quote Originally Posted by zolo View Post
    Holly hell that is a nice looking KTM.
    I freaking dig the Black Gobi cases on the white. Man that looks great. Talk about a fun bike. I'm jealous and I have one.

    Congrats man. I bet that was a good first ride. I hope the good ole WY wind wasn't to terrible.
    Haha, thanks! I'll try to get some better pictures of it this week. Random parking lot pictures never turn out very well.

    It was beautiful here, around 70 deg with no wind. I completed the entire break in interval over three days! The bike is amazingly fun, what a screaming banshee!

    One quick question...
    While adjusting the suspension, I was having trouble getting the dust boots off of the bottom of the forks (where you adjust the compression damping). Do you just take a screwdriver and pry the edge of the boot up? I can't really find anything about this online, and I don't want to tear the boots.

    Let me know when you are going to Baja. I really want to do some long distance rides!
    Last edited by Mechanical; 04-23-2012 at 07:14 PM.

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    Nice, every time I see a KTM they grow on me a bit more!

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    Very sexy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    Very sexy!
    Thanks Frank. I really like your KLR. It has been a lot of fun reading through your build thread, it's a great wealth of knowledge for the KLR people. I referenced it many times while I still had mine.
    Last edited by Mechanical; 04-24-2012 at 12:53 AM.

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    Thanks! I didnt think many people were looking at it with the lack of replies. I will be updating it shortly.

    A 990 will be my next bike!
    Last edited by Frank; 04-23-2012 at 08:43 PM.

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    Adds 10 hp to the bike, no $80.00 ECU reflash required.



    Now I need to get it dirty... it's looking far too clean.
    Last edited by Mechanical; 11-08-2012 at 05:10 PM.

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    Morphing this into my build thread. First post updated!

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    I want one! Let me know if anybody knows of one in norcal for sale, let me know.
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    I've been lusting after a 990 for the last three years...

    I'm curious to hear a KLR/KTM comparison. I"m sure there's something each bike does better than the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoastalDefender View Post
    I've been lusting after a 990 for the last three years...

    I'm curious to hear a KLR/KTM comparison. I"m sure there's something each bike does better than the other.
    The only thing I can think of that a KLR will do that a KTM can't, is pass a gas station.
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