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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by dgrs2, Dec 17, 2004.
I got to use "lekker" today!!
At the end of a production of The Nutcracker my wife helped produce, I ran into a friend from South Africa. I worked 'lekker' into a sentence while speaking with him.... you should've seen the look on his face!!
You killed it with the kill switch or bumped it and forgot to turn it back on. This would be my guess, i have done it before....
Reload or change the battery.
Gagnaou, KN76, thanks for your responses.
The Kill Switch is on, never use it since it's an emergency option (of course It happened my kids or myself have turned it off accidentaly, but now it's not the case.... unfortunately ).
About the battery, I thought that could be the problem, but against this I can see all the wrong response of the bike is identical everytime I try to start it (I think it should be more caotic in that case?), and the lights are ok, and the pair of revs of the engine at each intent sounds always the same and with same healthy strengh.
I had check the batt cables adjustment and it's ok.
May be I should get a borrowed battery to test it with the bike, problem is I don't have any 99x owner near home. Should any 12V battery do the job just for a start testing? I only know about the Ampers difference, but don't know if it's ok to use the one of my pickup for instance.
It sounds like the battery. You don't have enough of a charge to start the bike. You hit the starter, the battery draws down and the computer resets. Recharge, jump or bump start work?
Seems like an age ago since we were playing in the desert
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.
It's the battery, change it.
Been there done that.
...and next time, start a separate thread. You'll get better responses that way.
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!!
Try a Honda dealer. Common battery on big Hondas and genuine Yuasa :)
Peanuts... there are Honda dealers here actually! I will give it a shot tomorrow early in the morning, thanks for the tip :OP
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)
Once its replaced it'll start right up Im sure.
Happy trails, ride safe.
Great pic Gav!
Jeff, you have brought peace of mind to my non-riding weekend confirming you have experienced the same as me... thanks!
So... no running engine, no way... I will have to give a shot to the decals I have received this week from CrispyDesigns...
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.
Some shots from a couple recent rides South West of Denver.
In the last picture you can see a nice icy water crossing that made an easy choice for my turnaround spot that day.
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.