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Old 04-04-2012, 11:08 PM   #91
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I'm curious about this statement. This might not apply to me since I have the stock setup on my 2011 990 Dakar. I do have quite a bit of free play in the throttle and thought about simply adjusting the barrel adjuster at the throttle grip. My guess is that the cables stretch a little in the first year of riding. I did the same adjustment on my 650 Strom without issue. Am I reading more into this then I should be? Since this bike is new to me I find myself hesitant at times to start tinkering too much.
You just need to get TuneECU and hook it up to your bike. It has an "Adjusting the throttle cable" mode that will retract the stepper motor correctly so that you can set the proper throttle slack.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:47 PM   #92
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There was a very interesting post lately

stating the best antiseize was a mixture of aceton+ATF.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:07 PM   #93
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More than one tank of regular fuel

The manual says it's ok to run one tank of regular fuel through as long as you unplug it under the seat. But what do you guys do when you're out somewhere and it's going to be several tanks on regular fuel?

Would something like 104+ be ok to use?
http://www.amazon.com/104-Regular-Oc.../dp/B000LNUIUI

One of my favorite places in Oregon is heading out to the Alvord Desert. It's way out in the middle of no where, with one gas station that only sells regular fuel. With the Vstrom it was never an issue, but now I'm wondering how to handle this.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:14 PM   #94
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The manual says it's ok to run one tank of regular fuel through as long as you unplug it under the seat. But what do you guys do when you're out somewhere and it's going to be several tanks on regular fuel?

Would something like 104+ be ok to use?
http://www.amazon.com/104-Regular-Oc.../dp/B000LNUIUI

One of my favorite places in Oregon is heading out to the Alvord Desert. It's way out in the middle of no where, with one gas station that only sells regular fuel. With the Vstrom it was never an issue, but now I'm wondering how to handle this.
I just ran several tank fulls of Pemex Magna through mine with no issues. I never touched the plug. I'm sure the Pemex is lower octane than what you're getting in Oregon.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:03 PM   #95
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popular tire combos and their application would be much appreciated.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:55 AM   #96
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popular tire combos and their application would be much appreciated.
Try a little harder-- post 6 of this thread.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:44 AM   #97
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Try a little harder-- post 6 of this thread.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:03 PM   #98
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A serious thanks to GEEK

I bought my 990 from a friend with over 16K on it.....I have read this forum an I worry constantly about the obvious issues and worry even more that I have no advanced mechanical abilities. You guys who own these bikes seem to be very accomplished mechanics...I feel way over my head. I did not come from a dirtbike background so even wrenching on my sons Yamaha 125 is an adventure.

Hey ...whats the worse that can happen....? I throw the bike and all the parts in the truck and take to a dealer......

A thread like this settles me down...thanks Geek
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:00 PM   #99
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Hey ...whats the worse that can happen....? I throw the bike and all the parts in the truck and take to Geek.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #100
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Yeah, thanks to EVERYONE! Wasn't really a conscious decision, but I think maybe subliminally I chose the KTM over the BMW in part by comparing the OC to the Beemer forum. There is so much more pertinent information here. It has been an astounding help to have the Halls of Wisdom, with all its knowledge.
When I go to the GS forum I find this-
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:16 PM   #101
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For quick oil changes, mount the Fumoto F109N Engine Oil Drain Valve on the oil tank. Available on e-bay or at www.fumotousa.com.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #102
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I can't take the credit for this thread.. it evolved. Glad it is being found useful!


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Old 04-11-2012, 06:20 PM   #103
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Hey !!
I was priviledged enough to join the "why we buy high fenders" club last weekend !!!




Snow-ish crap from the Central Oregon sky turned this NICE dirt road into a nasty GLUE within 15 minutes,
......and we were still stuck out on it.

I never thought I'd purposely RIDE in crap like that....
....but crap like that just happened to us, while we were riding a nice dirt road.

Ripped that low fender right off, RIGHT-NOW fast !!
Fortunately I was still struggling with simply steering at a slow speed, and I just felt a big BUMP.


950SE High Fender is only $39.99
I haven't figured out which fork guards to use yet....
...the SX85 ones are kinda cheezy looking
...the 690SMC ones need a bracket made for the bottom,

We'll start with the fender, and see how it evolves
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:00 PM   #104
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I have three rides for a total of 800 miles on my new 990. All back roads and dirt roads. No woods roads or trail yet.

I believe the stock drive ratio is 16 front and 42 rear for a 990. Seems a bit tall to me.

I would appreciate advice on what ratio most people end up running?
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:10 PM   #105
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I have three rides for a total of 800 miles on my new 990. All back roads and dirt roads. No woods roads or trail yet.

I believe the stock drive ratio is 16 front and 42 rear for a 990. Seems a bit tall to me.

I would appreciate advice on what ratio most people end up running?
To the best of my knowledge the 07 - 10 (?) 990's had a stock ratio of 17/42. Whenever they came out with the new bikes (the ones with the different gauge cluster) they changed the stock gearing to 16/42.

For my 19/17 wheels I'm running 17/40 and love it. My 21/18 dirt wheel set is now 17/45. I normally run dirt logging roads, and some jeep trails with the occasional double track thrown in for good measure. I know that a lot of guys that are treating their 9X0's like overgrown endure bikes are running 16/45 for the super tight or super rough stuff. I've got a 250 XC-F for that crap.
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