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  • #28972
    Jody Goodlad
    Participant
    • Bike: KTM 950 SE
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Hi, My name is Jody, I am just getting into adventure riding, I have just picked up a 2007 KTM 990 Adventure and I’m 6’5 and would like to make the bike taller. Can I do this with the stock shock or do I need to upgrade. I am also looking at an aftermarket seat but want to do as much with the stock bike first (if possible). Any help would be greatley appreciated, thanks in advance.

    #28974
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Hi Jody

    Both the 950 and 990 came out in an ‘S’ model variation that had longer legs and I believe a taller seat. The amount of extra height varied and was tallest at the beginning of the 950 and end of the 990 production runs. Neither are common in NZ and I don’t know if the taller suspension was due to internal setup or different units.

    I had the rear shock on my 950 rebuilt due to a seized dampening adjuster, the tech mentioned there was some possible adjustment in the stock shock setup but I have no idea how much of a difference it would make.

    #28987
    Jody Goodlad
    Participant
    • Bike: KTM 950 SE
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Thanks for the info and the reply, it’s really appreciated.

    #28988
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    @Jody_Goodlad said:
    Thanks for the info and the reply, it’s really appreciated.


    @bryceecyrb
    might be able to tell you more, he is K-Tech suspension in Wellington.

    #32341
    john moffat
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi Jody,

    I too have just purchased an 07 990, and am 6’5″. I am in the process of getting xlarge pegs (Size US15 feet) and bar risers.
    How did you get on with the seat height?

    John

    #32342
    Jody Goodlad
    Participant
    • Bike: KTM 950 SE
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Hi John,

    I actually took my seat to a local trimmers and they made me a seat that was a bit taller and more comfortable, initially I found the bike a bit on the low side but the seat fixed that, I no longer have the 990 and have managed to get hold of a KTM 950 Super Enduro and there is certainly no seat height problems there, good luck with your new toy.

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