ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Australia
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-06-2012, 04:14 AM   #1486
Jdeks
Departed
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Oddometer: 943
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldfatbeerman View Post
On the rear brake issue, pull out the pins that the pads float in and out on and check that there is no 'notches' in them that stop the pads moving easily , this happened on my 640 , I have not seen it on other bikes but it's easy and quick to check .
Thanks for the suggestion, but doesn't seems to be the case for me.

The murky fluid says to me there's a seal somewhere not doing its job...
Jdeks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 04:20 AM   #1487
2upAussie990
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Hervey Bay
Oddometer: 437
This is only about the the 5th time I've fueled it since I bought it, first full tank was 250km's so I know it holds a lot more but maybe my jerry can slurp was more than I thought, oh well no fuel left for mowing the lawn tomora so all is good.
2upAussie990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 04:30 AM   #1488
hattah79
.
 
hattah79's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Somerville VIC AUST
Oddometer: 897
tale of too bikes

Two bikes same 2 day ride same distance same panniers and top box same tyres
Freeway + country roads
2011 990 standard except for FMF mufflers + short screen 15000 Kms 240Km low fuel light on
2009 990 AKRO map AKRO mufflers+ G2 200 throttle cam+ touring screen 40000kms 245Km low fuel light on
Go figure
hattah79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 05:55 PM   #1489
PBee
______________
 
PBee's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Kersbrook
Oddometer: 8,475
205?

Read the comments section.

__________________


QUORN SCHITZEL CLUB Est 2011. N
When in the FLINDERS RANGES SA stay at the
ANGORICHINA VILLAGE

PBee is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 01:16 AM   #1490
Knackers
Polishing Turds
 
Knackers's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Drinking Vic, Qld & NSW Sewerage, Adelaide SA
Oddometer: 4,769
Quote:
Originally Posted by hattah79 View Post
Two bikes same 2 day ride same distance same panniers and top box same tyres
Freeway + country roads
2011 990 standard except for FMF mufflers + short screen 15000 Kms 240Km low fuel light on
2009 990 AKRO map AKRO mufflers+ G2 200 throttle cam+ touring screen 40000kms 245Km low fuel light on
Go figure
Doesn't mean anything. Low fuel light isn't precise enough. And the way you use the throttle makes a huge difference to how the bike delivers fuel. Then are you running the same chains, same tyres, same psi, condition of air filters, grade of oil, your height and weight? I could go on and on but what were you expecting?
__________________
How the hell did you get all this together?

It just happened, Max, you know?

A p-p-p-p-piece from here and a p-p-p-piece from there.
Knackers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 03:00 AM   #1491
hattah79
.
 
hattah79's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Somerville VIC AUST
Oddometer: 897
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knackers View Post
Doesn't mean anything. Low fuel light isn't precise enough. And the way you use the throttle makes a huge difference to how the bike delivers fuel. Then are you running the same chains, same tyres, same psi, condition of air filters, grade of oil, your height and weight? I could go on and on but what were you expecting?
Dont have a problem with the fuel usage Just putting m2c how two differant bikes have allmost same fuel consumption
BTW both filled with 15 ltrs of 95
hattah79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 03:24 AM   #1492
Knackers
Polishing Turds
 
Knackers's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Drinking Vic, Qld & NSW Sewerage, Adelaide SA
Oddometer: 4,769
Quote:
Originally Posted by hattah79 View Post
Dont have a problem with the fuel usage Just putting m2c how two differant bikes have allmost same fuel consumption
BTW both filled with 15 ltrs of 95
Mate, they are the same bike. Once I got my akro map to stop over fuelling it delivered the same fuel economy or better as the standard map with the stock cans.
__________________
How the hell did you get all this together?

It just happened, Max, you know?

A p-p-p-p-piece from here and a p-p-p-piece from there.
Knackers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 03:29 AM   #1493
Jassky
n00b
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Canberra, Australia
Oddometer: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil_Fong View Post
Hey Jeremy,

did you remove the secondary butterflies from the throttle bodies or are they still in there ?
No, still all standard. I was holding off any mechanical mods until after my warranty expired. That's now happened, but i'm really happy with how my bike is running and don't want to change anything in case I bollocks it up. As has been known to happen...
Jassky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 03:41 AM   #1494
Jassky
n00b
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Canberra, Australia
Oddometer: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by choccoloco View Post
Thanks Jeremy and welcome, My G2 should arrive this week. I've adjusted my riding style to avoid the sweet surging spots, if the G2 kit settles it down a bit I'll be happy with that.

Finally had a bit of a ride today, just took an extended detour to visit my brother via whatever dirt roads I could find. I certainly need to get used to the rear steering action..... it does it so easy compared to all my previous bikes.... absolutely love it and just want more.

What's this bike doing to me.....
Sounds like the two of you are getting on just fine! Congratulations on your new ride. I'm still smitten with mine, and it's been over two years. Cheers.
Jassky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 06:35 AM   #1495
APC Rally
Banned
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Oddometer: 784
Meoni dakar 950 "The beginning"

I love my 990 but I personally think that racing the big girl thru the desert against other riders on 660 rallies would be near impossible , an incredible effort. RIP The man who was the king of this bike.

http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20...inner_950.html
APC Rally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 04:15 PM   #1496
Pete640
I hate sand.......
 
Pete640's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Sanding something in the shed...
Oddometer: 1,594
Quote:
Originally Posted by APC Rally View Post
I love my 990 but I personally think that racing the big girl thru the desert against other riders on 660 rallies would be near impossible , an incredible effort. RIP The man who was the king of this bike.

http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20...inner_950.html
There is a pic of meonis roll map that has a 6km straight where he has changed his speed to 185 km/h. Need huge balls to hit that off road
__________________
Pete
For those who sit at home and dream-let them...Meoni
Pete640 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 10:37 PM   #1497
Oldfatbeerman
Enroute to a PUB
 
Oldfatbeerman's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Lake Macquarie , NSW, Australia
Oddometer: 3,535
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete640 View Post
There is a pic of meonis roll map that has a 6km straight where he has changed his speed to 185 km/h. Need huge balls to hit that off road

One thing you need to think about ....... HE WAS RACING ......that means he will go as fast as is possible at any given point . He was there to win , not to wonder what would have been had he gone that bit faster where he could have ! Racers put their life on the line every time they front the start grid . Winning is .... ALL ABOUT ...... BALLS OUT . No real race was ever won by conservatism , except in fables .

Just sayin , ya know .
__________________
KTM 950 SE
Yamaha WR 450 F ( + Rally spec )
Oldfatbeerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 12:52 AM   #1498
ozbikedude
so little time
 
ozbikedude's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: south australia,ceduna
Oddometer: 1,966
am sure its been covered here before ,but what sort of kms/litre do you get out of your 990/950 litres/100kms? would around 7l/100km be around the mark???
__________________
nothing sweet about me
04 950 adv s
08 dr 650
ozbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 12:56 AM   #1499
boy60
Studly Adventurer
 
boy60's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Wandoan, Queensland Australia
Oddometer: 698
slow

beer man could not agree more. My riding is painfully slow
boy60 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 12:57 AM   #1500
1coolbanana
Beastly Adventurer
 
1coolbanana's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: NW Sydney, Australia
Oddometer: 1,387
Quote:
Originally Posted by ozbikedude View Post
am sure its been covered here before ,but what sort of kms/litre do you get out of your 990/950 litres/100kms? would around 7l/100km be around the mark???
950, I get anything from 6.5 to 9 litres/100 depending on my mood...............thats why I got the Safari
1coolbanana is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014