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Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By drued
Ever since I put Clearwater Kristas on my bike,...

Ever since I put Clearwater Kristas on my bike, it seems like all the animals, not just deer, stay out of my way. These are led lights, 3 12watt led's in each light. Maybe I have just run across...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,862
Posted By drued
I had an 05.5 950 and now hve a 12 990. On the...

I had an 05.5 950 and now hve a 12 990. On the 950, there was a hook under the seat for the cable to lock your helmet to the bike. The 990 does not have a hook. My guess is that the toolkit didn[t...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By drued
Last year, on my '12 990, I had a similar...

Last year, on my '12 990, I had a similar problem. It turned out that inside the ignition switch a wire broke right at the solder connection. There is about 1/2" of soldered wire that sticks straight...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By drued
I also run Renthal RC high and like them. I also...

I also run Renthal RC high and like them. I also use KTM riser. That is RC high not CR high. There is a difference.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,050
Posted By drued
I wear a dirt helmet with a peak. I had bad...

I wear a dirt helmet with a peak. I had bad buffeting on my 950 until I went with Laminar Lip and it smoothed out the airflow. I transferred it to my 990 when I sold the 950. I am pleased with it....
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,159
Posted By drued
I had 90,000 miles on my 950 when I sold it two...

I had 90,000 miles on my 950 when I sold it two years ago. I have 45,000 miles on my 990, which I bought the end of August 2012.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-15-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By drued
I had the Clearwater Glendas on my 950 and was...

I had the Clearwater Glendas on my 950 and was satisfied with them. I have the Kristas on my 990 and are way more than satisfied. I keep them turned down with the low beams and they do not bother...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-09-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,116
Posted By drued
Question LED Headlight

I am tempted to get one of theses bulbs, but still hesitant. Has anyone tried them on the 990? Or do they sound too good to be true?<label...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-26-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By drued
Your problem (not the time for getting parts)...

Your problem (not the time for getting parts) sounds a lot like mine. Here is a link to that discussion. My bike was out for a month while they diagnosed and got parts. there is still no definitive...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-21-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,259
Posted By drued
No, I wish it were that good of mileage on the...

No, I wish it were that good of mileage on the 990. Normally around town I am in the mid to upper 30's. In May, on a 6,350 mile ride, I got 47 mpg several times, this was on the freeway with 75 and...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,259
Posted By drued
It seemed to me that it cut out when the fans...

It seemed to me that it cut out when the fans came on which is at 9 bars. the shop tested closer and found that it cut out when the temp reached 9 bars and just before the fans kicked in. It was...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-17-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By drued
Last April my 12 990 did the same thing. The...

Last April my 12 990 did the same thing. The break was in the ignition switch. There are two small wires going into the switch on the bottom. They are soldered into the switch with about 1/2" of...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-17-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,259
Posted By drued
After a full month, I finally have my 990 back....

After a full month, I finally have my 990 back. It is running again. The first thing that was done was replace the fuel pump. this was because the fuel pressure was 3.5 bars at idle and when the temp...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,259
Posted By drued
The diagnostic tool at the shop did not show...

The diagnostic tool at the shop did not show anything wrong with any of the sensors.
KTM thinks that some contaminant caused the hoses to fail. They suspect an oil leak. The hoses are very thin and...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,259
Posted By drued
Went to shop yesterday with all the suggestion....

Went to shop yesterday with all the suggestion. They had already come to the conclusion that a head gasket is the culprit for the hoses. Evidently there are two separate issues that coincidently...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-04-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,259
Posted By drued
Thanks for the input, everyone. Since the bike is...

Thanks for the input, everyone. Since the bike is still under warranty, it is in the shop. I will bring all of your input to the mechanic.

As far as volts, I have a digital voltmeter on the bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-03-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,259
Posted By drued
990 Quit

I couldn't find this problem on any other thread. If there is one, please point me to it.
I have a '12 990A with over 34,000 miles. It has run flawlessly this past year. A couple of weeks ago I was...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-31-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By drued
CRW, I sent you a pm.

CRW,
I sent you a pm.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-31-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By drued
And vented turnsignal. Such foresight.:rofl

And vented turnsignal. Such foresight.:rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,810
Posted By drued
Exactly 1 year ago i sold my 05.5 950 with 90,000...

Exactly 1 year ago i sold my 05.5 950 with 90,000 miles and bought a new 990 and now have 31,000 miles.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-19-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By drued
Northbay Motorsport in Santa Rosa has always...

Northbay Motorsport in Santa Rosa has always treated me right. This is on both an 05.5 950 (no longer have) and a 12 990.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By drued
:thumbHad an '05.5 950 for 90,000 miles and now...

:thumbHad an '05.5 950 for 90,000 miles and now have a '12 990 with 28,000 miles. They are very close. If I had not had the 950, I would say that the 990 is very smooth. but the 950 was smoother. But...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-10-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By drued
Had similar problem on my 12 990. It turned out...

Had similar problem on my 12 990. It turned out that a wire broke in the lower part of the ignition. Two wires go into the bottom of the ignition switch. They are soldered in place with about 1/2" of...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-22-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By drued
I have a set of Clearwater Kristas (2400 lumens...

I have a set of Clearwater Kristas (2400 lumens each light). These lights are great. They are made in Rancho Cordova, CA. They have a dimming function when turned on with low beam and when the high...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-28-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,473
Posted By drued
I have a Shoei Hornet dual sport helmet and an...

I have a Shoei Hornet dual sport helmet and an HJC SPXN dirt helmet. I have found that the Shoei is noisier and fogs up easily no matter the temperature. I much prefer the HJC. I have had no problems...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-30-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,471
Posted By drued
One simple solution is to tighten up the steering...

One simple solution is to tighten up the steering head bearings. My '05.5 950, with 90,000 miles, never had head shake while my '12 990, with 11,000 miles, had decel headshake until the bearings were...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By drued
Seats for 950 and 990 are interchangeable. I took...

Seats for 950 and 990 are interchangeable. I took my 950 gel seat and put it on my 990. Fits both bikes perfectly. (Then I sold my 950.)
Forum: Orange Crush 12-06-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By drued
About the coolant loss. On my 05.5 950, I had the...

About the coolant loss. On my 05.5 950, I had the same problem - loss of coolant and high temp with no visible signs of a leak. The problem turned out to be the coolant hoses had started to...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-14-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,742
Posted By drued
I had an '05 950 for 90,000 miles with no...

I had an '05 950 for 90,000 miles with no problem. I now have a '12 990 with 7,000 miles and this problem just came up. The dealer is taking care of it under warranty. The ball actually deformed the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-28-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,671
Posted By drued
Shuffler, My friend got herself a Butty Buddy....

Shuffler,
My friend got herself a Butty Buddy. She uses it on long rides with me. We got back from a 1500 mile ride and she said she was ready to go on another. She now swears by it. Once you have...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,671
Posted By drued
The backrest for the Gobi top box is a little...

The backrest for the Gobi top box is a little stiff. It should have been just a bit softer. Other than that, it seems to be fine. Just make sure that when you install it you make sure the template...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-19-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,898
Posted By drued
For me, the buffeting was eliminated by using the...

For me, the buffeting was eliminated by using the Laminar Lip. It may not be pretty, but it did help. You do have to temporarily mount it in order to find the sweet spot for you. It doesn't get rid...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-18-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By drued
I just got a new 990 and still have my 950. On...

I just got a new 990 and still have my 950. On the 950, the shift lever comes off very easily after removing the bolt. On the 990, the lever does not want to come off after removing the bolt. Since...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,064
Posted By drued
I have had the same type of wobble on...

I have had the same type of wobble on deceleration with no hands on my '05 950 and my '12 990. Both times it has been the steering head bearings too loose. Once they were tightened, there was no more...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,008
Posted By drued
Just bought a new 990 two weeks ago. Now have...

Just bought a new 990 two weeks ago. Now have 1800 miles. I had an 05 950 (am selling it) that I purchased used in 08 with 600 miles. It now has 90,000 miles with no major problems. Most ot the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-03-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,049
Posted By drued
I just bought a new 990 even though there is...

I just bought a new 990 even though there is nothing wrong with my 05.5 950. I wanted the ABS and wanted a new one before they changed the looks, etc.

I bought the 950 used in April of 08 with...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-30-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,843
Posted By drued
That happened to mine also. It turned out that...

That happened to mine also. It turned out that the radiator hose was deteriorating from the inside. This allowed air into the system and caused overflow when stopped. The telltale sign was that the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,787
Posted By drued
As for longevity, no need to worry. I have an 05...

As for longevity, no need to worry. I have an 05 950A with less than 200 mile to make 90,000 miles. I got it in 2008 with only 600 miles. The first oil change had not been done. It runs just as...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By drued
Be sure to check that you do not have a leak in...

Be sure to check that you do not have a leak in the cooling system. My 05 950 behaved the same way. In fact it went to 5 and 6 bars at 70 - 80 mph on shallow uphills. What I had was a deterioration...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,319
Posted By drued
I have been taking my friend for some longer...

I have been taking my friend for some longer rides on a 950. She bought herself a 'Butty Buddy' and is thrilled with it. We just got back from a 1500 mile ride and she said she was ready to go...
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