1. Corneel

    Corneel Adventurer

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    What I hate about my 990 adventure is pulling of the tanks and crash bars for every stupid issue I encounter. Its just a lot of annoying work. I already have a extra hoze to change the oil.

    Are there fixes to skip a lot of the work? Like how to balance the tanks without 3 hozes and electric connections or a way to instantly remove the glove compartement? Or maybe a way to better attach the crash bars so the bolts are easyer to get to?
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  2. AliveDK

    AliveDK Been here awhile

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    1) Replace the 'clips' holding the bottom two bolts and replace it with 2 normal washer + nut. Makes it a lot easier to replace the bolts.
    2) Dremmel the holes in the alu plate a bit bigger.
    3) Lose the crash bars, they are useless in most cases
    4) Or if you want to keep the bars, replace the two bolts with studs.

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  3. B33P33

    B33P33 Been here awhile

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    Hall Of Wisdom
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    You're welcome !
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  4. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    I think you misunderstand the term hack.

    6 :a usually creatively improvised solution to a problem or limitation.

    Like in the second post.
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  5. nk14zp

    nk14zp Been here awhile

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    Thought this was fer a sidecar.
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  6. B33P33

    B33P33 Been here awhile

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    But those are taken for granted surely ? Why would you want glorified speed clips holding your tank on ?
    I thought you meant items like the RP snap out bracket that takes your storage box off in 2 seconds.
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  7. Dan Man

    Dan Man ex-adventurer

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    On #2 do you mean the lowest most bolt where you would replace the speed clip?. Dremel that hole bigger?


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  8. el Pete

    el Pete toda su base

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    Rottweiler Snap out, canisterectomy, and ditch the crash bars.
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  9. GettinDirty83

    GettinDirty83 Dirt Trail Hero

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    I'm all about those studs on the battery compartment, I might have to do that!
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  10. AliveDK

    AliveDK Been here awhile

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    Yes.
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  11. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    hack -- a person who does crappy work. At least that's the definition I'm familiar with. Besides the obvious weight loss, why ditch the crash bars? They seem fairly stout compared to some I've seen.
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  12. JohnnyWaffles

    JohnnyWaffles Been here awhile

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    I've bent my crash bars a few times. I think it just depends on what terrain you're in and skill level. My skill level is now much higher to where I only do low speed drops on shit terrain and have since removed the bars. The real catalyst was having to use a bottle jack to install them last time. I have done the stud mod too. Numerous threads here on crash bar pros/cons.

    Canisterectomy will give you less hoses to deal with when installing/removing the upper fairing. Doing all Rottweilers mods and removing the SAS will greatly clean up the engine compartment and create 15 second access to air filter. I don't know of any other hacks that make tank removal quicker.
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  13. tomdubz

    tomdubz getting there

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    Don't they flex with expanding & contracting tanks a little better than a standard nut/washer?
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  14. Corneel

    Corneel Adventurer

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    With a hack I mean good improvements, cheap or self made if possible. (I am not a native english speaker)

    I have done the sas removal. Its a european bike so no canister.

    I will look into the rotweiler mods.

    Already replaced the clip with normal bolt.

    I don't want to loze the crash bars. They have saved the tanks already a few times. (I also occasionaly go on the racing track .. not much plastic that survives a 100kmph slide on tar... )

    How does the dremeling help?
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  15. hennessyktm

    hennessyktm Still here...

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    Sames heres....?
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  16. AliveDK

    AliveDK Been here awhile

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    I don’t see the difference, the clips can only flex inwards, the same can the nut/washer. I might be wrong though.
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  17. AliveDK

    AliveDK Been here awhile

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    I’m lost, pls explain the joke.
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  18. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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  19. AliveDK

    AliveDK Been here awhile

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    Not sure If you are asking me but: Making the holes bigger makes it easier to remount the lower tank bolts, especially when you have the crashbar on.
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  20. AliveDK

    AliveDK Been here awhile

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