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Forum: Orange Crush 02-15-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By ktmmac
I had similar problem n the 990. It could be the...

I had similar problem n the 990. It could be the side stand switch. If it cuts out as you engage the clutch fully.
On the 990, i think 950 is the same there is a micro switch that stop the engine...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-29-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,631
Posted By ktmmac
Has anyone else had problems getting grips go...

Has anyone else had problems getting grips go stick. Tried proper grips adhesive, eco stick, araldite. They keep coming loose. Help please
.

Sent from my HD7 T9292 using Board Express
Forum: Orange Crush 12-17-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By ktmmac
Try Ferodo, you'll never bother with anything...

Try Ferodo, you'll never bother with anything else. Give a lot more feel.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-15-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,458
Posted By ktmmac
Aurel and Marion, Thanks for sharing such a...

Aurel and Marion,

Thanks for sharing such a fantastic adventure. We looked forward to getting your update emails and enjoyed every word and photo. You really are a special couple, to get on with...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-07-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,119
Posted By ktmmac
Heated Grips Adhesive

I am having trouble getting my grips to stick to the bars.
I've tried the recommended adhesive and even gave Araldite a go. But after a couple of uses they start rotating again. What is anyone else...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,849
Posted By ktmmac
Brake pipe mod

There was problem with the early 06 990's in Europe. I've got one.
It used to boil the fluid due to routing of brake pipes. The early brake pipes came out of the master cylinder and along the sub...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-07-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By ktmmac
KTM 990 Adventurer. April 06. 36,000 miles....

KTM 990 Adventurer. April 06. 36,000 miles. Original battery. Always connected to Optimate when in garage.
Just left it disconnected for 2 weeks to ensure battery will survive whilst away touring....
Forum: Orange Crush 01-04-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By ktmmac
Awesome thanks for sharing that.

Awesome thanks for sharing that.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-03-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,998
Posted By ktmmac
Emergency food

During our trip to the french Alps this year I took ill. Man Flu given by the girlfriend!! I had to ride back 800 miles, off my food feeling really ill. energy levels dropping, aching, etc. I was on...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By ktmmac
990 April 06, 35k miles, original battery. Always...

990 April 06, 35k miles, original battery. Always connect to Optimate.
Forum: Europe 06-08-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By ktmmac
insured with Adrian Flux, through Bikeinsurer. ...

insured with Adrian Flux, through Bikeinsurer.

Talking to some mates it appears to be standard requirement now.
Really annoys me the way these insurance companies sell European policies but...
Forum: Europe 06-08-2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By ktmmac
Insurance warning.

I make no apologies for posting this on several threads.
I was warned last night if you don't tell your insurer that you are going to mainland Europe you may not be covered.
I spent a lot of time...
Forum: Europe 06-08-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,679
Posted By ktmmac
Further warning.

It has just been pointed out to me that unless you tell your bike insurer that your going abroad you won't be insured.
I renewed recently with European cover and sure enough in the small print I...
Forum: EMEA 06-08-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 574
Posted By ktmmac
Insurance warning.

We are going touring in mainland Europe in 2 days time. We were warned last night to check our insurance to see if we needed to notify the insurance company.
Although I chose my policy carefully...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By ktmmac
Help for Zumo 660

I have a Garmin Zumo 660. I am having problems connecting it to my PC. It has connected previously, however after each update it stops connecting for a while (days). Not it now won't connect at all....
Forum: Orange Crush 07-21-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,217
Posted By ktmmac
I've had this problem a couple of times. One...

I've had this problem a couple of times. One appeared to be a bad tyre. That was about 3 years ago.
However during a recent trip to the Pyrenees I suffered again, albeit fully loaded 2 up. However...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-05-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,181
Posted By ktmmac
Totally agree with Big Tall, I have an 06 990 it...

Totally agree with Big Tall, I have an 06 990 it ran a lot hotter when it was new. The 6th bar used to come on a lot, now rarely see it.
'JRTFT'!!!
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,040
Posted By ktmmac
Thanks for that MTN. I rang Autocom who were very...

Thanks for that MTN. I rang Autocom who were very helpful and also told me I needed an Isolator lead.
Purchased and fitted, all perfect now.
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,040
Posted By ktmmac
990 Adventurer, Garmin Zumo 660, Autocom=problem

I recently bought the new Garmin Zumo 660 for my adventurer. Mounted on dash no problem there. It's wired into ACC1, permanent feed.
The Autocom intercom system is mounted in the rear space behind...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,207
Posted By ktmmac
As I said if you don't get this report then it's...

As I said if you don't get this report then it's not the bike for you. It is a riders bike!
The amount and difficulty of maintenance on this bike is mainly perception not real world, tanks take...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-30-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,207
Posted By ktmmac
Tester who gets it!!

At last I come across a report on the 990 and the tester get's it completely!
For those who are choosing between the KTM and Beemer this summarises it nicely.
I've had a 990 since April 06 and...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,313
Posted By ktmmac
I've got an o6 990adv, 24,000 miles and sorry...

I've got an o6 990adv, 24,000 miles and sorry there are problems..............................but they're not mechanical. It's work preventing me getting out on it more!!!!!!!!!

I'd have no...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-10-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 88,065
Posted By ktmmac
If bacon is passing through the Ports to...

If bacon is passing through the
Ports to Europe either way. I'd be happy to collect or deliver or take him on a ferry trip. He can see the white cliffs of Dover then. The Ace cafe is a must while...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,912
Posted By ktmmac
Kanstatic Thrill Machine

Kanstatic
Thrill
Machine
Forum: Trip Planning 11-04-2008, 04:07 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 88,065
Posted By ktmmac
I volunteer for Japan! THE LIST: ...

I volunteer for Japan!


THE LIST:

NORTH EAST:
<st1:state><st1:place>Massachusetts</st1:place></st1:state> (can connect to NH/VT/CT/RI/NY) theothersean
New Hampshire/Vermont:...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-20-2008, 03:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,371
Posted By ktmmac
mileage

My 990 was difficult at low speeds when I first got it. I've put on the Akra's with map a 16 t front sprocket and now it's fine. I think it is a mileage thing though. It did appear to get better as I...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,705
Posted By ktmmac
I'm a road rider and ex road racer with club wins...

I'm a road rider and ex road racer with club wins and top 6 finishes at national level, so I like to think I know a little about riding and tyres.

I exchanged a fireblade for my 990. This is the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By ktmmac
Seems to me there a lot of old bollcks spoken...

Seems to me there a lot of old bollcks spoken around beemer reliability. Ask my mate who was stranded in Slovenia with no gearbox, (common problem, it appears) on his 1200 GS. Now rides a 990 and...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-08-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,493
Posted By ktmmac
I had exactly the problem described. It was...

I had exactly the problem described.

It was a couple of sets of tyres ago, Scorpions. the weave started when tyres were half worn and got worse as the wore. When I changed them it went and haven't...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-07-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By ktmmac
Blown indicator fuses.

My 2006 990Adventurer keeps blowing the Indicator/brake light fuses, the tacho and horn also comes off it. Has anyone come across this.

I can't get it to blow sitting in the garage only when...
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