By Bryan Bosch
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – January 27, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Warp 9 is pleased to announce its latest masterpiece. OEM sized KTM 950 and 990 Adventure wheel sets.
The Front wheel is running the OEM size 21” x 2.15” Rim and the Rear wheel is also OEM sized at 18” x 4.25”. the front rim we paid special attention to and made the rim out of our best 7050 grade aluminum and then rolled it 1mm thicker than stock to produce the best front Wheel possible for the Adventures. Warp 9 then topped it off with ABS ready 300mm Floating Rotors on the front and a 240mm Floating Rotor on the rear. Built up with oversized stainless spokes and nipples these wheels are ready for the back country.
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By Bryan Bosch
Who's mixing what tire brands/models front and back? I know this is common for enduro dirt bike riders, but how about when you spend 50-60% of your time on the street? Any issues to consider there? What are your experiences in the quest to find good street manners and solid off-road traction? What witches brew combos have you tried that worked out well?
By Eric Hall
I saw a similar video for the Tenere 660 and since that bike isn't sold in the US and the GS/GSA is and have sold quite a few, I thought I'd do a similar video. The things I go over in this video really apply to just about any adventure bike.
The key issue here for a lot of riders is what exactly do I need to do to my bike to outfit it for off-road riding? When I started out I had absolutely no clue and unfortunately wasted some time and even more money figuring all this out. I figure I can use my experience to save you money
I have to say though that I honestly didn't know how much I'd enjoy riding my bike off-road when I first bought it. I figured it was just a means to an end, not an end in and of itself.
However, these bikes don't exactly come dirt-ready off the showroom floor. There are some things you should do right away, some things before others given their importance and of course some things you really don't need to do. We've all seen that shiny sparkly bike at Starbucks all farkled up and you just know that thing has never seen anything more adventurous than a gutter in front of its driveway. Don't be that guy!
The other thread here "Post your gear questions here" is more for the apparel side. This is the bike part of that same set of questions.
I know it's long but if you're new to adventure riding or an experienced rider looking to explore more dirt, I think you'll find it helpful.
By Eric Hall
I figured now we have a bike, I'd put this thread here.
What we have is a 2011 KTM 990 Adventure with just 3,000 miles! It's very clean and has never even been off road before. We hope to change that!
My objective is to have a bike we can bring to all our regional events that can showcase some of the best the after market vendor world has to offer. It's purpose is to become a basis of discussion as to how these things make a difference in our riding. One of the reasons I picked a 990 is primarily because we couldn't get a new bike donated! It's also because there are a lot of people making stuff for the 990 and it has a lot of good real estate on which to put custom graphics wrap on. Besides, the 990 also happens to be a great bike in the dirt.
It's also important to note here that none of this stuff is "free" that we're getting just because XLADV is so awesome. This bike came out of my pocket and most of the aftermarket parts are being provided at simply a discount. I'm happy to showcase these products and put sponsors' logos on the bike for their efforts. That's one thing I wanted XLADV to stand out for and that's a solid partnership with the v