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Old 08-15-2011, 10:20 PM   #151
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Hi all,

2010 990Adv R @5000km, in getting fuel pump replaced under warranty as we speak.

Pump issues would only arise after at least 1 hour of riding, usually after slow, technical sections where everything on the bike had time to heat up. Loss of power, bike stalling - almost thrown over the bars a couple of times in deep sand Was very noticeable when needing full throttle after a slow section. It was clear that the issue was not with the filter, as the bike would happily accelerate past 180 earlier on, once left to cool right down she was once again happy to go as fast as asked. Had also thought it might've been an issue with the fuel heating up, but with ~10L left in the tank on a 15C day it really shouldn't have been.

Tanks never run dry, only run on the best premium available.

Not so much fun having your mate on an 800GS riding slow circles around you while you wait for the big girl to cool off...

A big thumbs up to the KTM dealer on the Gold Coast here on their lightning-fast service, a big thumbs-down for my previous local dealer who had the bike for nearly 2 weeks and would only say "we think there might be water in the filter" .................................................. ............
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:09 AM   #152
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yes, had/having a problem.
It is leaking (already replaced the inner seal, outer was missing in delivery)
KTM 990 Adventure (Stealth one ; 2008-), now S-d & Beta 350 RR 2013 to play with
Suzuki DL-1000 V-Strom (2004-2008) and Suzuki GSF 600 Bandit (2002-2006)
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:54 AM   #153
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Bike has just had a new pump installed at 26,000 km. The last one was having problems for about 2 weeks before it quit. Definately heat related. I rarely ran the bike into reserve, but the tanks get smokin' hot even in northern climates. I will be insulating the tanks at the next oil change in about a week. I also carry an auxilary fuel container so that reserve will be an emergency situation only.
I've learned so much from my mistakes. I'm thinking of making a few more.
09 KTM 990 Adv
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:01 AM   #154
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2010 990 ADV, problems started at around 4000km. Started at slow speed feathering the clutch in traffic, rough running then completely cutting out. Then couldn't push through 5000rpm when giving it stick. Replaced under warranty.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:07 PM   #155
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No.... not yet...07 990 29000klm, 09 690 15000klm regular servcing.
My EXC530 Adventure
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:08 AM   #156
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'07 990 with 47,500kms and no problems with the fuel pump so far.
2007 KTM 990 Adventure (the fast one )

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Old 08-17-2011, 06:22 AM   #157
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I had a tank replaced under warranty for the same reason. I was playing around with the expensive o-rings for a month before I finally took it into the shop. They got me a new tank under warranty.

Originally Posted by Roeligan View Post
yes, had/having a problem.
It is leaking (already replaced the inner seal, outer was missing in delivery)
Minnesota North Shore Shindig 10-13 September 2015 -- Finland, MN

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Old 08-17-2011, 06:46 AM   #158
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No issues with fuel pump. 2007 990 Adv, 23,000 km. I'll service it this fall anyway.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:37 AM   #159
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Puke Yes: Stranded due to faulty fuel pump/filters

While riding in Africa I noticed my bike ran poorly and started "coughing" and failing on higher revs.
After fueling up bike ran great.
The coughing started again when fuel was running low.
After filling up second or third time the bike still ran great but after idling a few minutes it suddenly died.
It would not start again.
Sometimes it started but died after a few seconds.
Fuel pump replaced, problems gone!

Bike is 990 Adventure 2009 @ ~21k km.

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:28 AM   #160
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2009 990A, 1100 miles on the clock.

Though, I may do a preventative swap when my Safari tanks arrive (IF they ever arrive... feel like a kid waiting for Santa!)
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:34 PM   #161
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2006 Adv with 27k kms had fp failure.

Originally Posted by tumbler45 View Post
Teed in a fuel pressure gauge to confim the problem.
The bike ran perfect and the stalling problem under braking went away!
Very interested to know, what was the normal fuel pressure you read?
It seems there may be an alternative out there. I will report ASAP.

Mine bit the dust at 27k kms. It has been giving some signs since 17k kms but very rarely. Last summer was acting up in summer weather and heavy traffic. I had a dealer check it out for me. He said when hot, pressure was plunging down to 2,8bars. He checked it out using the tee qauge procedure.


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Old 04-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #162
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Awesome pictures ... we are heading that way

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No problems yet.
Changed filters at 25,000 miles, with many long hard days in challenging
Kyrgyzstan near the Tajik and China borders

Local gas

Twist it, MAX
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:33 PM   #163
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2010 990, 9000 miles, no problem.

I've never had to fuel up with bad gas. That may change end of the month in Baja.

Check out, my site with lots of links to Adventure products and information. (I don't sell anything) Send me a PM if you have a link you want to add.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:50 AM   #164
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Hi, My name is Kradmelder and Im a katoomaholic.... I cannot go more than 2 days without riding

2011 990 dakar. 15 000 km and no problems, except that it decided to lie down once in snotty mud. No other problems
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:32 AM   #165
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2009 had those fuel starvation symptoms at about 5000 miles. Hot days and the sound of boiling fuel in the left tank were also contributors to the picture, if not to the problem. Found a malformed factory cylinder filter which could have allowed debris (mostly flaky filter glue which attaches the pleats to the cap and base) to go into the injectors. Took it to the dealer who replaced the pump under warranty after it failed the requisite KTM tests. Bike was better than new when I got it back. Like it found 15-20 HP. Before reassembly I applied insulation to the inside tank surfaces.
2009 KTM Adventure

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