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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-14-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By Martynho
Back to the old country

Yep. My work here is done :D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-13-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By Martynho
Feel your pain Vince..

Just let my XX,000 mile 990R go this morning (mileage hidden to protect the guilty seller) Debating another one for when I get home to England but as riding offroad now gets you to be about as...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3,208
Views: 643,458
Posted By Martynho
World's friendliest and unfriendliest countrys...not

This just in from the Daily Mail in the UK (so it must be true)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2306868/Worlds-friendliest-country-Head-Iceland-avoid-Bolivia-costs.html

Reports are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,332
Posted By Martynho
Definitely

I did the same, replaced the ECU on my 2010 R to get rid of the immobiliser, for which you need a 2008 or earlier otherwise it will look for the RFID signal. You will need to upload the right map etc...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By Martynho
Hose

Mate, I had exactly the same issue. If it only happens once you switch ont he ignition, its the hi pressure fuel line somewhere. Either the quick connect or the hose itself. Mine turned out to be a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By Martynho
Poor sealing speedo

I have had 2 instrument clusters fail on my 2010 990R over 85,000 kms. Last one 2,000 kms ago had a severely corroded main board. I disassembled the last new unit and sealed it properly with silicone...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By Martynho
Rade tank

Pretty much on the money ref the Rade tank vs other solutions. I also had some grommet sealing issues on the breather and the main spigot. Now sorted. In fairness to Rade this was one of his...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-16-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,293
Posted By Martynho
Rumourmongering - but straight from the factory

Just heard first hand of a visitor to Mattighofen putting his head around an open door during a tour, spotting a stripped down version of an 1190 in 1050 guise. When the guide saw him/her looking,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,208
Views: 643,458
Posted By Martynho
Shite

Hey Amigos,

I have just got back from the UK and been offline for the last few weeks. I was absolutely mortified to read the news of the assault on Ellen, I really hope she makes a speedy...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By Martynho
Welcome back

Hi Amigo, good to see you back. I was only thinking that it is coming up to 4 years since we met here in Santiago. Sorry can't help you with the fork cap

I hope Marion and the family are well,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 132,611
Posted By Martynho
Crispy WW

I was in Lima a few weeks ago on business and saw a sweet bike graphicked up with Crispy's 990 racing livery. Good lad! :clap

BTW he had a real cutie on the back in booty shorts, I don't approve...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 132,611
Posted By Martynho
I don't know what all the fuss is about :D ...

I don't know what all the fuss is about :D

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q502/martynho2/DSCI0774_zpsa7ca8562.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-24-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Martynho
Mine started acting like a 2 stroke too at about...

Mine started acting like a 2 stroke too at about 45K km after a snotty ride in Bolivia, I think I ran it low on oil to be fair. Put in a set of rings (the pistons and bores were fine plus a set of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Martynho
990r

Hi,

Mine failed in the same way on my 2010R, my mechanic told me he has seen a lot fail. The symptom on mine was that the indicators would come on constant (no flashing) when the ignition was off...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-18-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By Martynho
Different continent, same situation

Hi mine looks to be in the same condition. I have been keeping on top of the oil level for a month now awaiting parts here in Chile with no issues (only a slight weep of fluid). The best solution I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By Martynho
Agree

Yep. I was bloody lucky, my immobiliser took a random shite when it was in my mates shop being rebuilt. It took us a while but we ended up putting in a 2007 ECU, and a 2007 std map Inmate Jaimoto was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-24-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,727
Posted By Martynho
Guilty!

Partially guilty your honour, I led him off the straight and narrow (It was twisty, rocky and narrow :D)

Just spent the last of the back one yesterday at 22000 km, rocks gave it a hiding :lol3
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3,208
Views: 643,458
Posted By Martynho
Cunning stunt

We have a cunning plan to ease Andy's tyre dilemma allowing him to sleep easy, watch this space :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-21-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Martynho
Lanckie in Chile chiming in...

I have had the sender go on both the 990's I have owned, they normally tell you by pissing oil out rather than lack of oil light. You have avoided that one by changing it out. Right, Friday tea time...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 169,065
Posted By Martynho
What Jaime fails to mention here is that we did...

What Jaime fails to mention here is that we did this with 5 x ADV990's (one with fully loaded Safari tanks!) a GS800 and a KLR250. Between 7 of us. I can still feel every one of the buggers today!...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,766
Posted By Martynho
Factory custom maps

Colebatch and Co were riding Husaberg 570's which were factory custom mapped, but they went up much higher to 6350m or so
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Martynho
Liked them

I used a set and really liked them. The way I looked at it you gained 40% performance on the road, and only lost about 10% on gravel roads. I wouldn't take them on muddy or sandy terrain but then...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Martynho
Balancer oil seal

I had similar issues with mine but that resulted in intermittent high idle. The balancer shaft oil seal had failed soaking the airbox in oil so that may have caused the failure. Once we swapped them...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,766
Posted By Martynho
Chile - Bolivia

I am one of Goti's mates here in Chile, as he says there are a lot of us riding fuel injected KTM990's down here and we regularly ride to 4800M with no issues. The ECU "derates" the engine of course...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,938
Posted By Martynho
390 Adventure!

So they can build a poxy 390 single "Adventure" but not a decent mid sized single or twin. Maybe the parallel twin 790/800 may make its way into an Adventurised bike?
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,851
Posted By Martynho
Trail near Santiago, Chile

This taken about 3 years ago, I rode it again last Sunday for the first time since then. They have put a dozer up the entire track so a lot wider but still loose and steep, and the drop offs are...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-02-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,727
Posted By Martynho
You will be fine

I ride a 990R and at 5ft 11 just manage to get my tiptoes down, a bit less than you do even with the stand up.

As many have said, it teaches you to ride feet up and plan your line in advance, and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 102,417
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Martynho
Thats a relief!

Thanks, I will get on with ordering the shaft now then, ready for the beasts return!

:clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 102,417
Views: 20,054,860
Posted By Martynho
Crash damaged DR650

Hey amigos,

I am completely new on here, although I post regularly on Orange crush as a KTM owner also

I have bought a DR650 for my 18 year old son to accompany me on rides here in Chile. We...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,688
Posted By Martynho
Just living

It is an awesome route indeed, I was very impressed. I also worked in Antofagasta for 2 years and toured all over the north for that time.

I came out here on my bike from the UK 3 and half years...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,688
Posted By Martynho
Finally! Well not quite...

Hey guys,

Back in Santiago last week after a great ride, but not without its dramas :eek1

I was having such an involved time in the ride I left the laptop completely closed throughout the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 295,756
Posted By Martynho
Ey up!

Ey up you Tuckers! I am that Burnley soldier! :D

It was a real pleasure to meet up with you in Chaiten, sorry we didn't stop longer but we were already late leaving and on a schedule to get our...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,688
Posted By Martynho
Take it easy on the kid?

Are you kidding me Steve? George is starting to kick MY ass! :D

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q502/martynho2/7_zps8153c6ab.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 794,869
Posted By Martynho
Here..

Just finished starting it....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=944154
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,688
Posted By Martynho
Mad dogs and Englishmen in Patagonia

I am going to make a good start to 2014. It's midsummer down here in Chile so prime vacation season is upon us as well as the Christmas/New Years break. Time for a trip.

For the last 3 years I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 794,869
Posted By Martynho
Patagonia bound

Hey Vinnie,

Been a while since I checked in with you mate, hope all is well with you and that you have great adventures in the new year.

I am starting as I mean to go on, heading down to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 73,448
Posted By Martynho
Roger that

+1 The tank e one of Rade's prototypes and it works great. I had some minor issues with the sealing of the breathers but that was all part of the development process and a few of us fed back to yer...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By Martynho
2009?

I have had issues with the immobiliser on my 2010 990R. I found the 2008 and previous models have no immobiliser so fitted a 2008 ECU with a 2007 map then copied and pasted over the values from a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By Martynho
Found this one in Argentina

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q502/martynho2/DSCI0479_zps605ef978.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,134
Posted By Martynho
Hi Mark, My apologies if I broke protocol,...

Hi Mark,

My apologies if I broke protocol, I plead ignorance.

Counterpoints don't rile me, but being told to shut up in private whilst a different picture is painted publicly of the true...
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