Aussie 950/990 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by ADVJake, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. OZWAZ

    OZWAZ In The Dust

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    Yes Gee1 the tune system really made a diff.as i now have 2 maps on call and no more fuel is used unless i want it to and the whole bike runs so much better.On full noise, power map used, it is a cranky bastard but thats what its all about isn`t it? The local dyno tune agent just mucked me around and acted as if he was talking directly to the dyno god and said i would have to wait 6 weeks for a booking @ $570 for a map job :huh. F that.
    Tight work last week (Coast road Lions Den Hotel 2 Cairns) 199.4km = 9.8l of premium on econo mode
    Wide open (Inland road Cairns 2 Rossville) 270 km = 26.2l of premium 40 deg.c ambient :rad fun mode
  2. Gee1

    Gee1 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply OZ. Reckon I'll be lookin into this setup
  3. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    I would like to hear from someone who has done the conversion on a carbed bike............ re the jetting ?????



    Trial and error is not my strong point .:wink:
  4. carmima

    carmima All Orange :-)

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    Always seemed that way when we rode together :evil

    How you going mate...it's been a while. Was looking forward to catching up at Moonan but the guys I was riding with were a little soft!! :D
  5. DustyWheels

    DustyWheels Nomadic motorcyle traveller

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  6. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    G'day Mark , I was lookin' forward to catching up at Moonan too , pity you were riding with young soft cocks :lol3, I was with a pair of crusty old buggers :lol3, so we made it in without issue :freaky.

    Where you residing these days ????
  7. Aussie Steve

    Aussie Steve Long timer

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    :rofl
  8. CitrusTwin

    CitrusTwin A Better Attitude

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    I always wondered if I'd be prepared to Skull drag my beautiful big girl under a tree if I had to....... Yep, and the adventure continued. The alternatives were an hour back the way I came then an hour of bitumen, or work through it with the saw on my Leatherman :huh:huh .
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  9. carmima

    carmima All Orange :-)

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    G'day Al. Yeah would have been good to catch up.

    I've just moved up north NSW. I bought 5 acres near Brunswick Heads and am in the process of building a house. Lots to do! :eek1
  10. wairau

    wairau south pacific itinerant

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    Just back from Peter Stevens in Melb. They had a 990R in there for 18990. Looked new not a demo. Quite cheap I thought.
  11. Meico640

    Meico640 Banned

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    Was quoted that about 6 months ago....

    ended up with a new 990 12 in White, :D
  12. wairau

    wairau south pacific itinerant

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    Well, if the fuckers had it that price when I was looking I'd prolly be on one.
  13. Meico640

    Meico640 Banned

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    They held mine at Dalby for almost 6 months cos some multi billion $ company put a Fucking writ on me...
    They over paid me & wanted it back, the bastards...:wink:

    Cost me $6500 just to get the loan sorted... money I could have well spent on me farkles...

    & here she is !!!!

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  14. lopealong

    lopealong Adventurer

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    • have a 2010 990 with just over 50k.lm getting a thud sound when using the front brake.was wondering if the steering head bearings need replacing or just adjusting.unfortunately l could not afford to get them done at the 45k service[needed a few tyres and chain and sproket at the time]l realise the wear on the bearings has a lot to do on how the bike is ridden,ld say im fairly conservative ,although that 50k has 10k of dirt.so what is considered ' normal milage for replacement.also the bike is now out of warranty lm going to start doing my own oil changes,are the oil filter advertised on ebay any good?
  15. Dale950

    Dale950 Long timer

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    Might find the bottom bearing may need changing , mine went a lot earlier than 50 K .
    If you mean the Hi Flow oil filters on Ebay , Ive had no problems with em , on about my 3rd or 4 th one .
  16. Pete640

    Pete640 Long timer

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    Prop the bike on the ctr stand ora bike stand to take the weight of the front wheel. Grab it at the bottom of the forks (with the front wheel off of the ground) and rock it back and forward. If you can feel ANY movement then you need to investigate both the top and bottom bearings. Now turn it side top side lock to lock. If there is any binding or a feeling of "gravel", not being uniformly smooth then again you need to investigate. Could be a loose head nut or could be bearings???
    Now with the wheel still off of the ground tilt the wheel just off ctr to the left and then the right. It should just fall of its own accord. If it falls too fast then you may just have a loose head stem nut. If it doesnt fall at all then it may be too tight or the bearings worn. Just a few quick and easy ways to check bearing health before you go heading in.
    At 50k km Id prolly go in and check them for a re-grease at a minimum. A lot of muck gets thrown around there in general day to day riding let alone off road.

    Bearing part #s from Boltons if interested; (I have nothing to do with them but they have the parts fische online)
    Reference: 16
    Original Part number: 54201081000
    New Part number: 542 01 081 100
    Description: B2 TAPERED ROLLER BEARING CPL. 06
  17. hattah79

    hattah79 .

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    http://www.garagenight.tv/ep-5-replacing-steering-head-bearings/



  18. lopealong

    lopealong Adventurer

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    thanks for the replies,really good info.low beam bulb just blew,have to pull upper fairing panels off to replace it ,so might as well have a go at the head bearings,will follow the above mentioned vid.
  19. boy60

    boy60 Been here awhile

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    My fuel light has has stopped coming on, which has caused some running out of fuel :eek1. Is there a sensor somewhere and is it easy to repalce. The bike is a 2003 950ADV.
  20. Speedzter

    Speedzter Been here awhile

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    The sensor is in the left tank.
    Make sure the connector is plugged in.