HELP! First time single tracking the 990

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by dirtybikefrank, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    You're right.
    I guess I should have added "...I have!" to take the sting out of it. :D
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  2. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    My 2011 990 adv with 20000 Km out of the blue started to spill gas all over. The plastic quick disconnect broke:eek1

    Now I want to go with the metal one but don' know the hose diameter (1/4, 5/16 or 3/8). Can someone help me?:evil

    Carlos
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  3. nordicbiker

    nordicbiker Been here awhile

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    Since your primary problem seems to be solved, some thoughts on the 950/990!

    Personally I think it's a great bike for long trips on roads and tracks without asphalt. I did two long trips in Scandinavia with mine, which were around 3500km / 4500 each, first one many many kilometers on gravel in Finland. This was still onroad however, even if those roads where not paved.

    If you really want to go offroad on single tracks, my opinion is that this bike is not the right choice. It's simply too heavy! Of course there are people out there who have tons of offroad experience and can do things which I can only dream of on any bike they choose. But for all other mortals like me, a much ligher bike will be necessary. And if you are "just" 1.71m like me, as soon as you can't safely get at least one foot down, gravity becomes your worst enimy on a +200kg bike. That's why I replaced the 990 with a 690 last fall.

    Now I just need to improve my offroad skills - no more excuses! :shog

    And before you get everything together you better take off all those tubings between the pump and the injection system - the last thing you want in there is sand!
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  4. salty bird

    salty bird n00b

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    I'm guessing the diameter of that fitting is 5/16's but would like verification of this as well as hose diameter.
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  5. dirtybikefrank

    dirtybikefrank Beast wrestler

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    I bought 2 really nice metal connectors and only needed 1. Shoot me a pm if anyone wants it.
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  6. sonoran

    sonoran Supreme Pinnacle of the Draco

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    5/16" is what I'm using, no issues.
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  7. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    I'm not that experienced and i disagree on the 'really offroad' part. The only thing the weight and size is stopping me from is going fast. Everything is more anticipated and tought trough. As with a lightweight off-raoder i can go fast and adjust to situations. The heavy adventure does not allow that (for me), so i have to slow things down a bit.

    On the other hand im a big bigger and can muscle the bike around if needed. If i was smaller and 'weaker' i probably would agree. :D
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  8. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    I send a PM to you did you get it?
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  9. Brokein2

    Brokein2 Been here awhile

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    I PM'd him 2 minutes after he posted that and already paid him for the connector. It is on the way to me for preventative maintenance... :clap
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  10. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    Ok I will buy the Coyote one.
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