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Old 10-26-2009, 04:03 AM   #91
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09 990 R, 1800km's. Experiencing all the common issues regarding loss of power etc. I'm taking it in to have it checked out. 99% convinced it's the fp.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:07 AM   #92
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I don't think running WFO has anything to do with it. As far as I know the fp needs to maintain a certain pressure all the time. The increased flow demand shouldn't significantly hasten wear, as far as I'm concerned. Plus, some have done 50k and others less than 2k. Something ain't right with the design or whatever.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:52 AM   #93
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08 35,000km not a problem. Lots of dirt and suspect fuel over the year i've had it.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:52 AM   #94
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Just to fill you guys in . The KTM guys checked the FP and filters. Pump was putting out the correct psi , the inlet filter was very blocked and has been replaced. The bike is now running fine. I wish there was some sort of after market kit to solve this problem of the filters blocking way too quickly.

Anyway from now on , I will have a spare filter kit with me at all times.

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Old 10-26-2009, 06:05 AM   #95
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Thanks for posting your findings. All too often these threads just end with no resolution. I'll add it to my list of things for the dealer to check when I eventually take the bike in this fall.
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:32 AM   #96
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I am having this problem now, on an '08 with 18,000 miles. Exactly the same symptoms as explained on here. When bike is hot it can start to splutter and give up over 5K and 80 mph. Keep riding and it just gets worse and worse. One solution is to switch the bike on and off as you are going along, this seems to cure the problem for a while.

I DO run my bike down to low fuel levels all the time. I run up to about 25 miles over the reserve light pretty much every other day. However, only rarely to I end up with so little fuel that the bike starts to die. (Incidentally, you can get about 5 miles on a pluttering bike by swinging it from side to side. It goes on for ages.)

When it first happened I took it back to the dealer, P&H in Crawley, West Sussex, UK, which is a new large franchise dealer. They had no idea what the problem was, and eventually thought it was a fuel line seal, and ordered a new one from KTM, which took 8 weeks to arrvie and cost 15p. Problem solved, but now the problem is back. If it IS the FP, then whatever the service centre did - clean out the system - then this solves the issue for a while, but not for ever.

Love this bike, but this sort of major problem and shoulder-shrugging crap from dealers will just send me straight back to Honda. The new VFR looks nice, hmmmm.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:32 AM   #97
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I am having this problem now, on an '08 with 18,000 miles. Exactly the same symptoms as explained on here. When bike is hot it can start to splutter and give up over 5K and 80 mph. Keep riding and it just gets worse and worse. One solution is to switch the bike on and off as you are going along, this seems to cure the problem for a while.

I DO run my bike down to low fuel levels all the time. I run up to about 25 miles over the reserve light pretty much every other day. However, only rarely to I end up with so little fuel that the bike starts to die. (Incidentally, you can get about 5 miles on a pluttering bike by swinging it from side to side. It goes on for ages.)

When it first happened I took it back to the dealer, P&H in Crawley, West Sussex, UK, which is a new large franchise dealer. They had no idea what the problem was, and eventually thought it was a fuel line seal, and ordered a new one from KTM, which took 8 weeks to arrvie and cost 15p. Problem solved, but now the problem is back. If it IS the FP, then whatever the service centre did - clean out the system - then this solves the issue for a while, but not for ever.

Love this bike, but this sort of major problem and shoulder-shrugging crap from dealers will just send me straight back to Honda. The new VFR looks nice, hmmmm.

I am with you on this shoulder shrugging crap, but electronics will do that.

Seen the write up on the vfr today ...nice tourer but it wont handle the dirt to well
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:43 AM   #98
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990 adventure 2008, 18.000 km - no fuel pump problems
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:17 AM   #99
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Until recently I had no probelms with the fuel pump on my 26000Km 2006 990 Adventure. I think that I may have problems now though ...



It was not a catastrophic failure...rather a dipsomaniac cager.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:18 AM   #100
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I bought a 05' 950 this summer. I have ridden it about 6000 miles since buying it from an inmate here on ADV. The bike has over 45,000 miles on it. Thats like 73,000km! No problems what so ever. I thank my lucky stars that the previous owner put so much into the bike. Everything just works great.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:54 AM   #101
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Replaced the f/pump after 1800km, problem solved (for now).
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:06 AM   #102
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I had a problem with the fp on my first 990, same as described previously in this thread. When the bike was hot the power was going from 0 to 100% every 5 secondes... until I let the bike cool down.

Got the bike stolen before I could fix it
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:28 AM   #103
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My fuel pump just quit with 7K a couple of mos ago. Got it replaced under warranty. Filters were clean, but laying the bottom of the pump housing were small strings of plastic. Pump seemed locked up. Got a spare to keep on the bike just in case. No pump no run.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:36 AM   #104
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:34 PM   #105
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Until recently I had no probelms with the fuel pump on my 26000Km 2006 990 Adventure. I think that I may have problems now though ...



It was not a catastrophic failure...rather a dipsomaniac cager.
How you do dat?
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