So I've bought another 990

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So I've bought another 990

Postby Motogoon » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:07 pm

I guess I should be in the hello section even though I've been here before, have bought myself another 990. Previously had a 2005 totally standard model and also a 2007 SDR with Akra's.

Here's the new one

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Along with the pipes the previous owner has fitted a motohooligan airbox and remapped it with one recommended on here, and it's freakin AWESOME!

I always meant to do the mods on the other 2 I had but never got around to it, I should've made the effort because the smoothness is just ridiculous, you can actually ride around town now.

So a few things I've learnt, I think the SD990 is the most fun road bike you can own. Now I have to say I haven't ridden some of the newer stuff like the 1290, Tuono V4 etc but this is my 45th bike (I'm 44) so have tried a few. So I could be totally wrong and be blown away by something newer but I reckon something with 110ish bhp thtat looks and sounds awesome, will pull a nice wheelie or light up the back tyre under acceleration is all you need on the road. What do I need 170bhp for, especially here in New Zealand where they'll fine you for going 4km/h over the speed limit!

I've had 1000cc sports bikes and I didn't enjoy them on the road, the track is a different story but then I still think my CBR600RR was more fun so even there maybe 100bhp is all you need. Or maybe I'm just too old for my brain to process 170+ bhp. :D

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Re: So I've bought another 990

Postby Stu990 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:10 pm

Looks awesome!
I've just been told mine's w/o, so waiting to find out if i can buy it back or get something different. Good to know you like them so much you're on your third and they get better!

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Re: So I've bought another 990

Postby DribbleDuke » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:02 pm

Very nice and welcome home. I do believe that people would be hard pressed to find another bike that lets you check off all the important riding prerequisites and still leave a handful of money in the bank as dose the SD. I would love to try the first iteration, it may be more exciting.
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Re: So I've bought another 990

Postby Motogoon » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:15 am

Stu990 wrote:Looks awesome!
I've just been told mine's w/o, so waiting to find out if i can buy it back or get something different. Good to know you like them so much you're on your third and they get better!


Does look good, a credit to the previous owner.

I would say a love/annoyed relationship with the previous 2, always liked riding them but a spate of many niggling problems on both led to their sale.

This ones a keeper though, I'm not gonna let anything get to me this time!

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Re: So I've bought another 990

Postby Mr_Trecolareco » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:08 am

Welcome back!

I don't sell mine because I fear to come to the same conclusion :lol:

Best bike for twisty roads, don't need any 200mph/200 bhp rocket.
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Re: So I've bought another 990

Postby Motogoon » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:25 am

DribbleDuke wrote:Very nice and welcome home. I do believe that people would be hard pressed to find another bike that lets you check off all the important riding prerequisites and still leave a handful of money in the bank as dose the SD. I would love to try the first iteration, it may be more exciting.


So I bought it from Nukem, I believe it may have a left rearset that used to be yours...?

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Re: So I've bought another 990

Postby 05DUKE » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:46 pm

Sweet looking machine

Is there some1 in NZ who does the mods? or are they all sourced from over many sea's?

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Re: So I've bought another 990

Postby Motogoon » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:48 pm

Na bugger all available in New Zealand, everything mostly from the UK, I don't think the US even got the earlier models


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