How long will a 990adv last???

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by dwj - Donnie, May 20, 2013.

  1. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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  2. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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  3. R-W

    R-W Been here awhile

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    Donnie,

    Sorry to hear about your Dad. I am back in Clarksdale now.
    Would like to pay my respects. Let me know if you need
    anything.

    Send me a PM or email.

    Regards, Royse
  4. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    I arrived in Mississippi yesterday. I rode the 1550 miles from south Mexico to Dallas, TX from Saturday afternoon till Monday night. Yes it was very tiring! :deal Two 15 hour days on the moto back to back. The Mexico roads were considerably worse on the return trip due to the rain fall and flooding that occurred while I was in Mexico. The 990 turned over 32,000 miles before arriving to Dallas. That makes 12,000 plus miles since this thread was started five months ago. I rented a car in Dallas and brought my daughter and grand-daughter to Mississippi with me. My father's funeral is Saturday. I will return to Dallas next week to take them back and then ride back to Mississippi, maybe with a detour to Amarillo, TX.

    The moto done the last trip to Mexico with no problems! :clap I am the Executor for my father's estate and depending on how things work out, I hope to return to Mexico within the next four weeks, and then do another round trip from Mexico to MS and back to Mexico before Christmas.
  5. bigdon

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  6. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    I took my daughter, grand-daughter and rental car back to Dallas last Tuesday. Then rode the moto up to Amarillo, TX to visit family and returned to my sister's here in Mississippi today. In the five weeks since I left for Mexico, I have ridden over 5,200 miles and driven the rental car 1,000 plus miles. The 990 has been trouble free except for the loose rear wheel spokes that were due to the accident last July. Total mileage on the odometer is now 33,400. The speedo has been set for a 19" wheel since I purchased the 990 with 4,900 miles. While that makes the speedo accurate, the odometer under measures mileage by about 4.5%. So the real total mileage is close to 35,000 miles.

    Hopefully, I will be able to return to Mexico in the near future! :deal
  7. dwj - Donnie

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    I did the socket repair and it seems fine for them moment. Time will tell. I will probably order one and have it waiting for me when I return to the states in a month.
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    I did the socket repair and it seems fine for them moment. Time will tell. I will probably order one and have it waiting for me when I return to the states in a month.
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    My disk has loosened up some by the time I returned to Mississippi, but not as much as it was before I "repaired" it. I ordered a new one. :d
  8. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    From yesterday on a different thread: My 2007 990 Adventure will only run in neutral! It dies as soon as you put it in gear whether the side stand is up or down. It will crank in gear. I am going out now to check the clutch lever.

    The piece that is mounted to the side stand was loose and not making contact to the proximity switch.

    From an Inmate: The sidestand switch, neutral switch and clutch lever switch work together to keep the rider from riding off with the sidestand down. The ignition is cut if motor is running, bike in gear and stand down--as soon as clutch lever is released. The sidestand switch is a 2 piece assembly. It is a Hall effect type with no physical contacts. The circuit is made/broken by a magnet moving through the field created by an energized switch. The magnet is on the sidestand. The switch/field part is bolted to the frame. The sidestand switch can be bypassed with a plug in device from KTM or DIY by removing the 2 pieces, leaving the connections intact and securing the magnet piece to the fixed piece so that that the circuit is complete--making the ECU think the sidestand is down. Sidestand switch failures are very common.

    I need to check the bolt that holds the magnet when checking for loose bolts and screws on the moto during PM. :deal

  9. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Anyone have one of the first generation SPOT units that is not being used or maybe has upgraded to one of the newer styles? The back cover that goes over the batteries on mine has broken. Thanks! :D
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    Installed the new rear brake disk today at 34,085 miles. This was not a wear situation, it was due to damage from an incredible amount of loose spokes and associated wobble. :deal The loose spokes were due to the rim being bent in an accident July.

    The 990 was flawless on the trip to Mexico. It has accumulated over 6,000 miles since I left September 1. The only maintenance I have performed since Sept 1 has been an oil change, changing the rear brake pads and tightening nuts and bolts.

    I will be headed back to Mexico Oct 22 and will be returning to Mississippi mid Dec to attend attend to my father's affairs. I will be carrying an air filter for a change in a couple thousand miles, but expect no other PM till my return. Of course, I always have spare brake pads with me just in case.

    I would expect that he moto will be approaching or pass the 40K mark by year's end. :D
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    The moto clicked over 37,000 miles today! No problems other than loose and bent spokes on the rear wheel from the accident back in July. Should have replaced rim and spokes like I did the front. Replacement rear wheel purchased from an Inmate is en-route to Dallas, TX. I will mount December when I pass through. :deal
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    I will be headed to Dallas, TX from Escuintla tomorrow morning. I have a number of items that have been purchased and sent to my daughter's house. Included in the list is the rear wheel already discussed here. A second cooling fan. I have had issues a number of times going through Austin, TX and Acapulco, MX. I am tired of being paranoid of the moto over heating. A spare Water Pump seal and shaft, plus front and rear tires. A KTM aluminum Timing Cover Plug. And a host of other PM supplies.

    The moto continues to be trouble free! :clap Current mileage is about 37,500. I have not taken any long rides this past month due to the rear wheel issue. I will return to Mexico before Christmas and will be headed back to Central America Dec 29. :D
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    keep a eye on the radiator hoses look for bilges they should be changed at 45k. have fun B.
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    KaytM Just a fella.

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    I've just joinged the 50k club.
    I hope I never have anything to add here, ie nothing drastic ever happens.
    I did consider trading her in for a new 2012 or 2013 990 but decided to keep her, mod her up exactly to my specs and ride her till she dies.
    But I will keep you posted.
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    Congratulations! :clap
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    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    I was given a good offer from my Mexican Insurance Company to repair my moto! :clap But I have not received the money yet. :evil I decided to "gift" the 2007 990 oto to my cousin who is a huge KTM fan, past owner and racer as well. I had my daughter purchase a low mileage 2010 KTM 990 Adventure for me while I was still in Mexico. I will pick it up this afternoon.:D

    The original reason for this Thread was trying to determine the 990s reliability for long distance travel and it ability to be reliable for 100,000 miles plus. I can't say that that question has been totally answered, but it has been satisfied enough that there was no real question as to what the 2007 990 would be replaced with! :evil OK, I give a little thought to the new 1190s, but decided to wait a while for that.

    Due to the interest in this Tread while it was active and because I would like to keep info flowing for my own purposes and maybe help someone else as well, I plan on starting a new Thread for the new moto. I will put a link here.

    Oh, the new one is white. :D
  20. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Good luck on the new one. I'm sure the miles will rack up quickly. Down in Puerto Vallarta now on my 950, and this bike works well on the cobblestone and topes. Good Mexico machine.