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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,400
Posted By Whele
is this true or is this an assumption? My...

is this true or is this an assumption?

My 990 Adv has only been to the dealer for the PDI stamp and 2 warranty claims. I have done everything else myself. In the service book I write the service...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By Whele
In answer to your question yes, get out of...

In answer to your question yes, get out of mainland USA/Canada/South America, with a gas station every 25 miles and into Mongolia where we had 650 miles without fuel and you start to realise, you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,400
Posted By Whele
+1 :thumb TBH that was my immediate thought...

+1 :thumb

TBH that was my immediate thought too. I would never trust a bike shop within Europe to deal with an oil change, plug swap, sprocket and chain replacement. If you are embarking on a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By Whele
Yes, be very careful. My switch got water inside...

Yes, be very careful. My switch got water inside the first time it stood out in the rain. The whole switch melted away before my eyes when I turned on the ignition. it even melted the surrounding...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By Whele
So First I did the cheap option from eBay, it was...

So First I did the cheap option from eBay, it was crap
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6000K-Xenon-HID-WHITE-H7-120-SMD-LED-Car-Vehicle-Driving-DRL-Fog-Lights-D-/171600376061


So I figured spend a bit...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By Whele
Yes, I tried it some weeks ago. Superbright LED...

Yes, I tried it some weeks ago. Superbright LED low beam bulb, it claimed to be brighter than 55w halogen bulbs. Sadly it was almost unusable. I took it out the next day and replaced it with a HID...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-05-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By Whele
I used to have the KTM tankbag and hated the...

I used to have the KTM tankbag and hated the protective cover and the faff of putting it on and off. Eventually it blew off in the fast lane of a German autobahn. That led me on the quest for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11,938
Views: 2,607,313
Posted By Whele
I am guessing the Madeira since the barefoot bar...

I am guessing the Madeira since the barefoot bar or Volks probably is not your scene
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-01-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By Whele
Hey Micky1, I sent you a PM, any chance you could...

Hey Micky1, I sent you a PM, any chance you could send me the map, I have been suffering the same issues ? Thanks.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By Whele
Sure, and even the amount of wear on the same...

Sure, and even the amount of wear on the same tyre makes a difference over its lifetime. However I am not sure I am so concerned about the 1 or 2 km/h difference. In standard form the discrepancy...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By Whele
A setting of 2140 gives me exact agreement with...

A setting of 2140 gives me exact agreement with my Sat Nav on a flat road.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By Whele
After installing a new map in Tune ECU it is...

After installing a new map in Tune ECU it is necessary to reset the adaptive map otherwise whatever is uploaded will be adjusted immediately according to the previous map installed.

Under the tab...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,146
Posted By Whele
FFS invest some money into gonad growth first :D

FFS invest some money into gonad growth first :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11,938
Views: 2,607,313
Posted By Whele
So the HESK 1 went to Brighton :D

So the HESK 1 went to Brighton :D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-27-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,229
Posted By Whele
Why settle for one bike, keep the 950 and use it...

Why settle for one bike, keep the 950 and use it for dirt and travel and spend you cash on a pure sports bike for trackdays, Starbucks trips and ripping up the 'hood on a sunny Sunday morning.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By Whele
https://plus.google.com/photos/1122389358544860926...

https://plus.google.com/photos/112238935854486092629/albums/5877933224655737489/5877933333400744018?authkey=CO-v9PLy3_qFoQE&pid=5877933333400744018&oid=112238935854486092629

Sorry for the long...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Whele
Thanks guys, the short term fix was a little...

Thanks guys, the short term fix was a little black tape over the FI light :D

...at least until the TuneECU cable arrives, then I will turn it off.

Chris also tells me the fuel dongles were sent...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Whele
Ok so I just checked manual and it says Secondary...

Ok so I just checked manual and it says Secondary air valve - short circuit to ground / positive or interruption Continues to run - so I guess the SAS pump I removed and replaced with a dongle from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Whele
F1 warning light woes

So this weekend I was mainly pulling apart my 2012 - 990 Adventure (European model). I undertook a full service and whilst in pieces, I fitted a Rottweiler air intake, got rid of the SAS pump,...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-19-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,818
Posted By Whele
I really wish I could agree with this sentiment. ...

I really wish I could agree with this sentiment. :waysad

Unfortunately I have a different negative experience of a $650 order not being dispatched as promised, a lack of transparency and a lack...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By Whele
perfect, thats the posting I was trying to...

perfect, thats the posting I was trying to locate, thanks for the responses and thanks for the advice of searching this site, very useful for the future.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By Whele
Fitting the BDCW Auxiliary fan kit

Just about to go out in the garage and fit the kit which arrived last week.

I remember seeing a thread here some months back showing fitting tips and how reach the electrical connects using a bent...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,972
Posted By Whele
I fitted a large capacity Scottoiler behind the...

I fitted a large capacity Scottoiler behind the rear registration plate. The large capacity unit holds sufficient oil for 5,000 miles of riding . To make the system robust when off-road I simply...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,754
Posted By Whele
I think the important part is "sport riding on...

I think the important part is "sport riding on tarmac or riders (and any luggage) weight over 90Kg"

or at least thats what how I read this.

For example my weight is 77 kg, my filled panniers...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,519
Posted By Whele
I would have to say if you can afford it, go with...

I would have to say if you can afford it, go with aluminum cases. Better security, great protection against water ingress, they make a great camping seat and can withstand huge crashes (although...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-10-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By Whele
Bringing a bike from Europe for a tour of US

I have been looking into bringing my KTM to USA for an extended holiday maybe from East Coast across to Cali and possibly down into Mexico or beyond. Currently return shipping of my bike from Europe...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,939
Posted By Whele
Like Evilclown says - if two is good, three must...

Like Evilclown says - if two is good, three must be better
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,532
Posted By Whele
It sounds great. Do the handlebars have to be...

It sounds great. Do the handlebars have to be raised? Most other dampers require this and I rather like the standard riding position so would be reluctant to change it.

The link to how the unit...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,992
Posted By Whele
I will post up some photos on Friday, i am off to...

I will post up some photos on Friday, i am off to Milan tomorrow.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-03-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11,938
Views: 2,607,313
Posted By Whele
European Tour This week I rode through...

European Tour

This week I rode through Germany, Austria, over the Apls into Italy. Currently in the Dolomites and heading along the adriatic coast to Slovenia and Croatia.

I tried adding some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-05-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,182
Posted By Whele
I am assuming you dont have a 2011 990...

I am assuming you dont have a 2011 990 adventure. You cannot reset the wheel size without snipping the brown wire behind the speedo.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 35,352
Posted By Whele
Surely to label any bike as a hooligan is just...

Surely to label any bike as a hooligan is just wrong, it the way it is riden. When I was 16 I was a bigger hooligan on an FS1E than I am now on the 990Adv. The only drawback is your face starts to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-28-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,443
Posted By Whele
FFS grow some balls. I dont think a big...

FFS grow some balls.

I dont think a big rufty tufty KTM is the bike for you, I'm sure she would let you have a nice shiney scooter.



unfortunately I couldnt find a gay smilie to go on here,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,758
Posted By Whele
I saw this posted - not sure if yours was...

I saw this posted - not sure if yours was Hungarian reg. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=728594

Stolen 99o Adv found in london, england... Orange... Topbox... Registered on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,182
Posted By Whele
The most important Mods, costs the nothing only...

The most important Mods, costs the nothing only time.

Drill two 3mm holes on the underside of rear end of the frame near the rear wheel nuts, to let the water out of the box sections. Remove the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 35,352
Posted By Whele
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-30-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,311
Posted By Whele
let me translate for the other members:- ...

let me translate for the other members:-

Take-Zappa: I hear of you with a large penis that dreeses to the right

:rofl at least thats what google replied
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,588
Posted By Whele
that looks great, but... one question, how do you...

that looks great, but... one question, how do you turn off your lights now?

I am guessing your bike is in the USA and is supplied with lights that stay on all the time the engine is running.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,747
Posted By Whele
yes it is deselectable via a button on the...

yes it is deselectable via a button on the clocks/display unit. However many here fit a more permamanet switch to disable the ASB so that it doesnt reset when turning off the bike (or stalling it)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,308
Posted By Whele
I have a different opinion, I run a 50 watt 8000k...

I have a different opinion, I run a 50 watt 8000k bulb and the increaced UV /blue colour is fantasic and illuminating white lines and other road markings over a huge distance. Very usefull...
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