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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 09:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,309
Posted By GrenDesb
Other dirt oriented option : Pirelli XCMH ...

Other dirt oriented option : Pirelli XCMH

Best rear I've ran so far, last half as long as 908 but costs half also so it's fair enough for a much better grip.

Front is pretty good too.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,181
Posted By GrenDesb
Bought an Antigravity Battery for my 990...

Bought an Antigravity Battery for my 990 following the reading of some posts from guys (_cy_ and JoelWiseman) who spends their free time testing batteries and exploding Shorai's, etc.

Based on my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,147
Posted By GrenDesb
I beleive all 990 (07 and up) have the 16T...

I beleive all 990 (07 and up) have the 16T sprocket from factory.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,147
Posted By GrenDesb
I prefer a 17 front as I change the rear...

I prefer a 17 front as I change the rear depending of what I do. I have two rear sprocket on two separate carriers.

I run 17-45 when riding around and 17-42 for long higher speed rides/trips...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By GrenDesb
Pirelli XCMH is my favorite for the rear of my...

Pirelli XCMH is my favorite for the rear of my 990.

Great all around, decent price and life.

Teraflex is only good in the soft stuff.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-19-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By GrenDesb
My bike came with thoses which I didn't like at...

My bike came with thoses which I didn't like at all and which ended up broken at the stem.

http://product-images.highwire.com/330261/1887100.jpg

Now I'm back with the Double Take and love them....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-19-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By GrenDesb
Woody's

http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/

Or

http://www.radmfg.com
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,030
Posted By GrenDesb
Too far too soon to have my bike shipped. :cry ...

Too far too soon to have my bike shipped. :cry

If someone is looking for a rider to complete a team and willing to lend a bike, I'd fly there for sure.

I've been looking for such an event...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,825
Posted By GrenDesb
I'd love to have a winch when I'm alone in the...

I'd love to have a winch when I'm alone in the rough.

Too many times I've ended up desperately freeing myself, one day I'll just stay there wishing for a winch.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By GrenDesb
The '14 990 Baja came with 140/80-18 rear tire on...

The '14 990 Baja came with 140/80-18 rear tire on the same rim as the earlier bikes so there souldn't be much of an issue
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By GrenDesb
People who have RAD hubs (Woody's, etc.) be...

People who have RAD hubs (Woody's, etc.) be careful as the rear bearings are not the same numbers as stock and in facts, there are 3 in the rear hub.

I can post the PN if people wants them, I just...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,520
Posted By GrenDesb
There are at least two versions, On-Road and...

There are at least two versions, On-Road and Off-Road.

Don't know which version are the 9X0 ones though. Call Scotts, they'll tell you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By GrenDesb
PM Head2wind, he messes with adv/sm/se/sd...

PM Head2wind, he messes with adv/sm/se/sd harnesses and should know everything you need to know.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By GrenDesb
Otherwise, engine cutting out causes are most of...

Otherwise, engine cutting out causes are most of the time:

Wire cut in the loom that goes to the ignition switch

Worn out or dirty ignition switch contacts

Main relay and or corroded/loose...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By GrenDesb
When I was looking for a 9x0 adventure, SM seemed...

When I was looking for a 9x0 adventure, SM seemed to be easier to find.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19,142
Views: 7,871,319
Posted By GrenDesb
On a trip around lake St-Jean from Québec city...

On a trip around lake St-Jean from Québec city and back.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk288/grendesb/KTM%202014/FFC14FF5-9A99-4E34-9E29-541509DDC018_zps5ftpv9o8.jpg
...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 27,922
Posted By GrenDesb
Couple other taken by Eric: ...

Couple other taken by Eric:

http://www.rinho.net/Moto/RR2014/i-wwC8df3/0/XL/IMG_3892-XL.jpg

http://www.rinho.net/Moto/RR2014/i-Lgh7KB5/0/XL/IMG_3887-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 27,922
Posted By GrenDesb
Fixed :D

Fixed :D
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 27,922
Posted By GrenDesb
Same spot. When people (with lower air...

Same spot.

When people (with lower air intakes) started to honk the horn for me to turn around, I just had to pivot the bike around as it was floating on the side bags.
...
Forum: Canada 05-26-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 27,922
Posted By GrenDesb
Had a hell of a great time this week end. ...

Had a hell of a great time this week end.

This event is in line to be my best ride of the year.

Pics and video to come.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By GrenDesb
Great, that is what I wanted to hear. Thank...

Great, that is what I wanted to hear.

Thank you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By GrenDesb
I have a 245mm suspension (S 2006 to 2009 and...

I have a 245mm suspension (S 2006 to 2009 and 2011 up)

Buying a new one is expensive for what it is.

Taking out the welder and mod mine is by far the cheapest, simpliest and easiest way so I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By GrenDesb
9x0 longer center stand ???

Anyone modded a stock center stand to lenghten it and accomodate S, R or Powercell 277 suspension?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By GrenDesb
Few ressources that I know of. ...

Few ressources that I know of.

Mytripmybike.com

Motorcycleshippers.com

Uship.com
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19,142
Views: 7,871,319
Posted By GrenDesb
Looks tall for a 2007 S (245mm). Does it have the...

Looks tall for a 2007 S (245mm). Does it have the big (265mm) suspension?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 251,316
Posted By GrenDesb
Roaming Rally on a 990 - Day 1

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,365
Posted By GrenDesb
On the video at least, it REALLY sounds like...

On the video at least, it REALLY sounds like sheetmetal rattle so my vote to exhaust pipe joint or other exhaust pipe related rattle.

But from a video, can be really misleading.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By GrenDesb
Stupid me. :rofl Found the solution here:...

Stupid me. :rofl

Found the solution here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=562758
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By GrenDesb
Stuck Remote Preload Adjuster

07 990 ADV

Got the suspension serviced last fall.

This spring, remote preload adjuster is stuck. :cry

Anyone that could advise me where to look first?

Links, experience, etc.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-05-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,699
Posted By GrenDesb
Look for water pump rebuild on the HOW. ...

Look for water pump rebuild on the HOW.

http://ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Cooling%20System/waterpump/Rebuild/ktm_water_pump.html

Be careful to get the proper parts as the part number...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11,176
Views: 2,382,972
Posted By GrenDesb
I've had exhaust being too tight and intake being...

I've had exhaust being too tight and intake being too loose. I suspect the last people that did my valves were probably not the best mecanics.

I'd just keep an eye on them next winter or in 10 000...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11,176
Views: 2,382,972
Posted By GrenDesb
I burped it. ...

I burped it.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk288/grendesb/KTM%202014/36739BD1-A052-4821-993E-73346C7FBF4D_zps6gjenb7o.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By GrenDesb
When you get your suspension tuned for your...

When you get your suspension tuned for your weight and riding style, raising it is just only a 300-400$ extra.

1000-1200$ total but you get a bike not only raised but set up for yourself.

Alex...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,759
Posted By GrenDesb
First thing is to buy, ride, see the limit and...

First thing is to buy, ride, see the limit and evaluate but:

For the average rider, forks spring for sure.

Respring+revalve front and rear is best if you intend on pushing it some.

Being...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By GrenDesb
Thank you guys for your inputs. I'll clean...

Thank you guys for your inputs.

I'll clean what I easily can and ride. :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By GrenDesb
I used a piece of all thread, ground a point at...

I used a piece of all thread, ground a point at one end and two nuts tightened together at the other end.

Could use a long set screw too.

Threads are M8 x 1.25
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By GrenDesb
Janotech ergonomic clutch lever

I shortened my clutch lever last year to help with two finger operation.

Was missing the end ball so looked at options but couldn't find much, the other options are shorter but still have a big...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By GrenDesb
Air filter is clean, secondary throttle butterfly...

Air filter is clean, secondary throttle butterfly is clean too. That's why I beleive it comes from the gas itself.

Not too concerned about the cause for now as I'm pretty sure this has been caused...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By GrenDesb
Dirty intake ports

In the process of doing my valve check, I discovered some sh*t in my intake ports, on my intake valves and under the TB butterflies.

Looks worst in person than on the pictures. Looks like the shit...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,268
Posted By GrenDesb
Ignition switch or some of it's wire that is cut....

Ignition switch or some of it's wire that is cut. :deal
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