Aussie 950/990 Owners Thread

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

  1. tremmy

    tremmy Adventurer

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    Doing a trip across the Simpson later in the year. Currently have Heidenau rear on with TKC front. Looking at putting on a HP4 front with a 908 rear. How will they fair across the desert. I have a 800km bitumen ride to get to the off road section. Will they handle that amount of road work, and still be servicable. Or should I change over to them at the start of the dirt.
    Also any ideas where I can get some UNI filter prefilter sock for a 990.
    Cheers
  2. Dale950

    Dale950 Long timer

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    I got mine from a pool shop , there pool filter skimmer socks , sorry I lost the packaging item no . Just have to measure up for the closest one .
  3. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    Those tyres should be as new after 800k's of tar unless you smoke em up or sit on silly ( high ) speeds . Just put em on before ya go and go . Fuel load is usually more of an issue than tyres for the Simpson .
  4. Chop Chop

    Chop Chop Hector erector

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    +1 on the tyres, I run these on my 950 and get good mileage. I have been told by a former Safari winner that the HP4 is not the best in the sand, but I have limited experience with this and had no issues in short runs. Maybe others can chime in.

    Speaking of fuel, what would be a safe fuel load for the Simpson without Safari tanks on a 950adv?
  5. 1000

    1000 ?

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    Hello All,

    I thought I would ask the experts.

    Does anyone have a part no for the points in the Mitsubishi fuel pump. I need a set fairly urgently and am hoping to source some in Perth.

    If anyone has any info I would appreciate it.

    Regards Conrad
  6. DustyWheels

    DustyWheels Nomadic motorcyle traveller

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    sorry can't help with points part no, best advise is to chuck the oem in the bin and fit a Mikuni vacuum pump, $65 posted (overnight) ,some new fuel lines and clamps and then forget about it.
  7. Speedzter

    Speedzter Been here awhile

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    search for : pump point 18-4615
  8. TcRulz

    TcRulz Been here awhile

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    Hi Conrad, Can't find OEM points anywhere but here's a guy who found some aftermarket ones. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=611799

    Many ways to fix this problem. I went with the DR Bean alternative. http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange Garage/Engine/fuel_pump/fuel_pumps_index.html

    Works great, no rerouting of hoses or electrics:clap. Hope that helps and sorry, as no quick fix:cry.
  9. Gimme 2

    Gimme 2 wheels , with nobs

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    Hi Tremmy ,I did it back in 2009, it was great! you are going to love it!
    My bike was basically stock, only thing i did was fit heavier front springs, and ofcourse Safari tanks ,a rear rack ,2 ,5 liter plastic fuel cans. That's a whopping 56 liters of juice .
    The stock scorps did me thru the Gunbarrel ok ,then i fitted new rubber at Deserts edge MC Alice 08 95347944 they're a good bunch .I caught em on the friday before Finke and they still helped me out without a fuss, but i did preorder my donuts. Michy desert and a 908 Rally raid on the rear with UHD tubes. 800 k's is abit if it's at 140kph just take easy and she'll be good.
    Things i'll do next time.
    Carry the bare essentials. dump stuff if i have too at Mt dare.
    Fit a 16 tooth sproket, basically gear it so it's revs quicker down low, otherwise the clutch will get a f#@king total workout!!
    Fit a scotts .
    errr... take a buddy!

    Spend more time going across it. i think i did it like 15 hrs

    Don't throw my camera under the bike as i try to save it from falling on it's side:lol3 rendering it ....KAPUT![​IMG]


    Here are some inspirational pics from that trip, good luck mate !

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  10. 1000

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    Thanks for the info everybody, I will make a few calls in the morning to try and find points. Otherwise I will put a Mikuni on. Dont really want to try something new on the eve of a trip but looks like the best option.

    Thanks again

    Conrad
  11. Dale950

    Dale950 Long timer

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  12. tremmy

    tremmy Adventurer

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    Thanks for the info about the Simpson. will be doing it supported and meeting up with 3 trail bikes (getting carried up on a 4x4 ute) at MT Dare. That simplifies thing is I dont need to organise a tyre change. If the HP is no good on the front in sand, what about a 908 front? Keep up with the info, suggestions are welcome.
    Cheers
  13. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    The 908f rr is not much good on the big bikes. I found it followed every little bump and track.

    The hp4 shits on the 908rr front.





  14. Gimme 2

    Gimme 2 wheels , with nobs

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    full blown motocross tyre in that case, on the front. geomax or something like it.
  15. El Ponkin

    El Ponkin Bloodrunner

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    Michelin Starcross MH3 slightly wider spaced knobs than the HP4 or the Pirelli Scorpion Extra same pattern, I was recommended these by Tyres for Bikes in Brissy and got good mileage and handling out of both on my 990.
  16. KTM Pilot

    KTM Pilot Been here awhile

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    Not too many 950/990 riders over here, let alone same name. Have a good trip.
    Regards
    Konrad

  17. OrangeJim

    OrangeJim Oldnfat

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    Don't worry there is a few of us ,but some are just stalkers
  18. exiledinaus

    exiledinaus Get off my land!!!

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    Hi all, I am emigrating to Aus in 5 weeks and am trying to decide whether to try and import my 990 with me.

    Its an 07 with only 3500 miles on it, and i will probably get around 10k AUD equivalent for it up here in the Uk. Maybe nine. It will cost me $2k and a whole heap of pain to ship it... which leave me with about $13k to buy something similar in NSW...

    Will $13-$15k buy me a decent low miles 990 in Sydney???
  19. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    I'ed be selling it and buying another when you get hear that way you can save on a heap of paper work.
    Theres a few around in good condition go to http://www.bikepoint.com.au/ for a look.

    Cheers Matt
  20. BilBLAT

    BilBLAT Pom on a bomb ...

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    What's your definition of low K's, out of interest ? - I might consider selling my 08 ADV S with 30K kms but a heap of ADV accessories - incl. 2:1 pipe + AUX tank etc etc ...

    Agree about the paperwork. And don't forget about duty too ...