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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By Whele
Well I cannot speak for generic modern ABS, only...

Well I cannot speak for generic modern ABS, only for the 990 KTM adventure. if you don't agree with me just remove the 990 rear sensor and see if your front ABS works, that should at least...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By Whele
The ABS sensor ring must remain in place on the...

The ABS sensor ring must remain in place on the rear wheel.

One thing worth remembering is that the ABS system on the front wheel will only work whilst the rear wheel is rotating. If you lock...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By Whele
can I add some more questions? I have a pair...

can I add some more questions?

I have a pair of Safari tanks that I bought last month. They were second hand, and only came with fuel caps and keys.

Is there supposed to be a fuel pump...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-15-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By Whele
does anyone have the specification of the bolt...

does anyone have the specification of the bolt needed to plug the inlet and outlet holes of the ABS unit?

A normal banjo bolt bottoms out, of course the obvious choice is to cut down the bolt...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By Whele
They look better IMO, but....after it rains they...

They look better IMO, but....after it rains they retain water very nicely, so for the remainder of the day you look like you have pis$ed yourself.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,547
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: 1,814
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: 1,547
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: 987
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: 1,910
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: 1,910
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: 1,511
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: 12,199
Views: 2,739,502
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: 1,942
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: 1,139
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: 1,139
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: 1,942
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: 2,282
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: 12,199
Views: 2,739,502
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: 3,470
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: 1,277
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: 716
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: 716
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: 716
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: 171
Views: 24,042
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: 923
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: 923
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: 3,103
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: 12,720
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: 6,828
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: 824
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: 3,018
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: 8,005
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: 5,102
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: 12,199
Views: 2,739,502
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: 8,305
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: 37,024
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: 4,541
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: 3,792
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: 8,305
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...
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