KTM 950/990 Adventure owners show off your bike

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by dgrs2, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Seems like an age ago since we were playing in the desert :cry

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  2. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Ian408, it would be great news if the battery's causing this, I'm really affraid to have just bought a bike with a hughe and expensive electronic problem :eek1

    It would be great also to know if I can test start the bike with any 12V batt (anybody knows this?) or I will have to wait to find another 99x owner to use his battery. There's no Yuasa battery sellers in Patagonia so I can't buy one to change it an see what happens. And during week end, I can't reach any battery shop in order to test the battery itself.
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  3. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    It's the battery, change it.
    Problem solved.
    Been there done that.
  4. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    ...and next time, start a separate thread. You'll get better responses that way.
  5. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Rub, great you have had same behaviour as me... it's odd that can be different types of behaviours from the same low-response-nearly-dead battery. But as I have said: I'm completely new to this bike... what can I know...?
    (in my 640Adv, the stock Yuasa batt lasted 5 years but before it died, it noticed me with some lazy starts... less electronics make different results I think)

    Akarob, ok, didn't know. Thanks for your advice.


    I will be contacting a Yuasa seller in Buenos Aires tomorrow (hope they have this model in stock).

    Cheers guys, thanks for your help and my apologies for being such a 990's noobie!! :D
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  6. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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    Try a Honda dealer. Common battery on big Hondas and genuine Yuasa :)
  7. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Peanuts... there are Honda dealers here actually! I will give it a shot tomorrow early in the morning, thanks for the tip :OP
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  8. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    The EFI system requires a higher voltage at start up than the carbed bikes do.
    My 950 (carbed) is still using a battery that would NEVER start a 990 (EFI).
    (one more reason why I like carbs over EFI) :evil

    Once its replaced it'll start right up Im sure.

    Happy trails, ride safe.
  9. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Great pic Gav! :clap
  10. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Jeff, you have brought peace of mind to my non-riding weekend confirming you have experienced the same as me... thanks! :clap
    So... no running engine, no way... I will have to give a shot to the decals I have received this week from CrispyDesigns... :evil

    When I was offered a 2007 model, I knew it was the 1st 990 EFI year. I had never owned anything but carbed bikes before... like almost everything, all have advantages and disadvantages as well.

    Cheers!
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  11. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Cheers Ed :thumb
  12. JTMETZ54

    JTMETZ54 Adventurer

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    Some shots from a couple recent rides South West of Denver.

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    In the last picture you can see a nice icy water crossing that made an easy choice for my turnaround spot that day.
  13. Grizzwald

    Grizzwald Been here awhile

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    Hey Guys, After a couple years of lurking around and asking annoying questions I finally pulled the trigger and bought my first KTM 990 Adventure. Thanks for the help.
  14. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Swapped my Tiger with another inmate for a while today. Loads of fun.
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  15. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I had to buy him lunch to get him off of it :lol3





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  16. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Couple more from my Moroccan trip.

    Love this shot of the bike and the missus, dunno why, nothing special, but love it all the same.

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    More sand :)

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    Deep sand

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    Wide open space :ricky

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  17. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    That's why the ride, the guitar and the girlfriend must never be lent... :D

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  18. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    I agree with the ride and guitar. :lol3
  19. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    There aren't too many bikes I wouldn't hop off for a Bitchin Baltic Burger.
  20. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Just picked up a 2010 990 (standard) last week. Got to explore the wide open prairies last weekend. I've got to get with the program and get some more bike pictures.

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    This is an upgrade from a KLR650. The weight for the first 30 minutes was intimidating. After I started standing & treating it like a dirt bike, the rest of the ride was an absolute blast.