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Old 05-01-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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Pissed Who is the Go TO shop for LC8 rebuilding?

Im broke down in Phoenix and it looks like a bottom end rebuild is in order. I live outside of Seattle and need to ship the bike. Any referals for a West Coast shop that you would recommend?
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your situation. Personally, If I lived in Woodinville, Wa. I would be emailing Ken at ADVmachines.com, he's just north of you, in Bellingham. He knows the 950/990 inside and out. Pick his brain. You can't go wrong there. He bleeds orange! (advmachines@advmachines.com) Let us know how it goes.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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Saw you have a 2007 990 Adventure. Here are a couple of used 2007 SuperDuke engines on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KTM-Superduk...514066&vxp=mtr (Looks like they had to do some case repair. I wouldn't buy this one.)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KTM-Super-Du...7f3151&vxp=mtr

They are both for about $2300. I'm pretty sure these motors would be compatible. You may want to ask the wisdom of the forums to be sure. Not sure if the clutch is the same. The cams are a little different, so you may need a bit of a tune, but you would gain some HP. The cams in these motors are actually the same as what is put in later 990 Adventures.

I'm sure you could part the good parts of your existing motor out and defray some of the cost. Probably what I would do instead of paying someone else to rebuild the bottom end. Plus, much less screwing around.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your situation. Personally, If I lived in Woodinville, Wa. I would be emailing Ken at ADVmachines.com, he's just north of you, in Bellingham. He knows the 950/990 inside and out. Pick his brain. You can't go wrong there. He bleeds orange! (advmachines@advmachines.com) Let us know how it goes.
And give Ken time to return your call. He can be busy, but he's great.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:15 PM   #5
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:14 PM   #6
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Saw you have a 2007 990 Adventure. Here are a couple of used 2007 SuperDuke engines on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KTM-Superduk...514066&vxp=mtr (Looks like they had to do some case repair. I wouldn't buy this one.)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KTM-Super-Du...7f3151&vxp=mtr

They are both for about $2300. I'm pretty sure these motors would be compatible. You may want to ask the wisdom of the forums to be sure. Not sure if the clutch is the same. The cams are a little different, so you may need a bit of a tune, but you would gain some HP. The cams in these motors are actually the same as what is put in later 990 Adventures.

I'm sure you could part the good parts of your existing motor out and defray some of the cost. Probably what I would do instead of paying someone else to rebuild the bottom end. Plus, much less screwing around.
I think the gearbox is a close ratio one on a SD. It might be too revvy on the road if you gear the bike down with the front sprocket for off road use.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:21 PM   #7
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Call: http://liorsmotoride.com/

His number is (951)415-5668

He has a mobile service and might be able to come pick up the bike? He does great work and knows the 950's and BMW's
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:36 PM   #8
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I think the gearbox is a close ratio one on a SD. It might be too revvy on the road if you gear the bike down with the front sprocket for off road use.
That would suck. I retract my suggestion.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:05 PM   #9
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Well hows this for an interesting turn of events? First off, thanks to you all for the advice. I was on the phone with KTM NA and they recommended Scuderia West in San Fran so I called them and talked to Niles. We talked about symptoms and what was going on just before, etc etc. I had dropped the bike at a shop here in Phoenix last week for a full service before heading out for a month long ride. Just a couple miles before I got to that dealership the bike started overheating. Apparently the water pump failed at the perfect time -instead of the New Mexico back country-and dumped its coolant into the oil. So they did a full service and a water pump. When I rode away yesterday there was enough residule water that the new oil filter failed and collapsed which turned on the oil pres light. I shut off the motor and coasted off the road and the same shop sent a trailer to recover.
Niles recommended another oil change and new filter and that fixed the issue. Now I'm back on the road, the bike sounds as healthy and happy as always. I went from a $3500 repair bill to a $30 one.
A valuble lesson: preemptively replace your water pump before it fails. Every 15K?
I do love my 990
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:10 PM   #10
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If you're wanting to get it fixed here in Phoenix then call Dillon at Zen Moto in Mesa. He does a lot of the LC8 work for many inmates here in the forum and rides a 950ADV himself.

http://www.zenmotostore.com/
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:24 PM   #11
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Well hows this for an interesting turn of events? First off, thanks to you all for the advice. I was on the phone with KTM NA and they recommended Scuderia West in San Fran so I called them and talked to Niles. We talked about symptoms and what was going on just before, etc etc. I had dropped the bike at a shop here in Phoenix last week for a full service before heading out for a month long ride. Just a couple miles before I got to that dealership the bike started overheating. Apparently the water pump failed at the perfect time -instead of the New Mexico back country-and dumped its coolant into the oil. So they did a full service and a water pump. When I rode away yesterday there was enough residule water that the new oil filter failed and collapsed which turned on the oil pres light. I shut off the motor and coasted off the road and the same shop sent a trailer to recover.
Niles recommended another oil change and new filter and that fixed the issue. Now I'm back on the road, the bike sounds as healthy and happy as always. I went from a $3500 repair bill to a $30 one.
A valuble lesson: preemptively replace your water pump before it fails. Every 15K?
I do love my 990
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:17 AM   #12
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Well hows this for an interesting turn of events? First off, thanks to you all for the advice. I was on the phone with KTM NA and they recommended Scuderia West in San Fran so I called them and talked to Niles. We talked about symptoms and what was going on just before, etc etc. I had dropped the bike at a shop here in Phoenix last week for a full service before heading out for a month long ride. Just a couple miles before I got to that dealership the bike started overheating. Apparently the water pump failed at the perfect time -instead of the New Mexico back country-and dumped its coolant into the oil. So they did a full service and a water pump. When I rode away yesterday there was enough residule water that the new oil filter failed and collapsed which turned on the oil pres light. I shut off the motor and coasted off the road and the same shop sent a trailer to recover.
Niles recommended another oil change and new filter and that fixed the issue. Now I'm back on the road, the bike sounds as healthy and happy as always. I went from a $3500 repair bill to a $30 one.
A valuble lesson: preemptively replace your water pump before it fails. Every 15K?
I do love my 990
How good did that make you feel??? I bet there wasnt a sigh of relief - just relief...
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:16 PM   #13
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:23 PM   #14
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:14 PM   #15
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I am always curious as to how people get to the "It needs a new bottom end" point without having done some exploration first.

Glad you got it sorted without paying someone to tear into the motor Flyred.
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