maintenance on a 990 adv

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by turnitonagain, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    SWEET !!!!

    I kinda figured if I could find one for the KLR there had to be one for the 990 .


    I have no idea how these guys will be for parts . I have never delt with them . Im hoping it will work out .

    I plan to ride the crap out of it !
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  2. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    For parts, I suggest becoming a lifetime member of KTMtalk and ordering parts through Munn via the "shop online" button at KTMtalk's site.

    The membership costs 100 (I think).

    The discount is significant- I've saved many hundreds beyond the cost of the membership. Munn is a high-volume dealer who carries a large inventory- I've never had a backorder. Helpful on the phone, and know all the pitfalls (like slightly different clutch plates from Rekluse/non Rekluse RFS motors etc. Odd bits like that.

    Sometimes local dealers will discount parts, but rarely and they usually don't have the knowledge Munn does.
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    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    I'll make you a sweet deal on some KTM Gobi cases and removable racks...:deal




    They're low maintenance so it fits with the thread. I promise.
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  4. two trackin fool

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    Thanks for the heads up on parts !

    I joined KTMtalk acouple weeks ago but haven't been able to do much looking around it yet .

    The Givi cases possible ? I am planing on leaving the dealership with a trunk ! I have to have that for now ......
    Well maybe shoot me a PM with some info . I have no idea what Im looking at yet . Ive been playing hell with some paper work issues due to the aftermath of Sally blowing thru my area .

    Finally looks like Ill be bringing the 990 home this weekend !!!! Yee Haaa
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  5. two trackin fool

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    I keep reading how maintance records are a big part of the resale value on these bikes . I have no plan to sell and keep my own records BUT .

    I see in the owners manual it states to report maintance to ktmdealers.net I am guessing that this is a dealers only network since I am not having any luck in finding such a usable site ..........

    Is it just personal records these guys are looking for when shopping for used bikes ???

    Thanks :ear

    Also I am in the midst of wiring in a 6 circut fuse panel for body warmers , lights , gps what ever I can think of this winter any suggestions ???

    Small farkles so far ~ fork air bleaders , snorkel removal foam airfilter & frame protectors for boot rash .

    Thanks again :ear:ear
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    Have you done the Sidestand Relocation Bracket? Its a MUST
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  7. two trackin fool

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    Not yet ~ the info is on the fridge . Just letting the wallet recover a bit , it's still a little weak from last months work out :rofl.

    Thank you for the heads up as I only JUST heard about the side stand upgrade !!!!!!!!!!!!
    I guess the BLACK DOG is the way to go ???
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  8. two trackin fool

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    I'm confused !

    Are you saying relocation or brace ? :hmmmmm

    Relocation to the foot peg ? If so do you have a good pic ?
    I just found one kinda pricy but the pic sucks !!! I'd like to see something before I purchase .........
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  9. Kelvininin

    Kelvininin Been here awhile

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    I'll toss my $0.02 in considering I am an X A990 owner.

    First of all the A990 is an impressive machine, but it is quarky, and it is maintenance intensive. I could look past most of the quarks. The maintenance eventually did me in. Even doing all my own work, the problem I was having is, time spent working on vs time spent riding.

    Maybe my Victory spoiled me, with 15 min oil changes and most other maintenance being quick and easy. But I finally got tired of working on the KTM. It reminded my of my first car, I was always working on it. If it where a project bike, then it would not have been a big deal but it wasn't, it was my daily commuter and weekend warrior bike.

    After a lot of wrenching on just maintenance items, then later a bad gasket forcing an oil leak, I decided enough was enough and traded it in for a Yamaha Super Tenere.

    I don't do much off roading, and most of what I do ride off road is dirt and gravel roads. I never pushed the A990 off road, and I will likely never push the Tenere, but I have found the Tenere a much easier bike to own, almost as fast, and much better at tearing up the road.

    Would I own an A990 again? Maybe, but this time as a toy only and not as a daily rider.
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    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Oh, you're going to get me started.

    I'm always astonished to see the terrible product photography vendors are using in this industry. Some great products they design, sweat, build only to put them out there like they're crap. A couple of companies irritated me so much I reshot their product and sent the image to them just because it pissed me off to see their efforts wasted.

    Good work represented so poorly. And you know their sales suffer for it. But there's no convincing, I've tried.

    (ok, rant over).

    Here's an image that might help your decision on one vendor's product. Might not be your choice, but at least you'll have an idea of what's included for the money:

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    (image not retouched- just a snappy)
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  12. two trackin fool

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    That's the brace I was thinking about ,, Looks like it has a little more support than the other that's out there .

    Then there is the relocation bracket by the other company that moves it too the foot peg I guess BUT the picture they have on the sight really blows & it's pretty pricy !

    I don't mind spending the coin were needed but if not needed I'd rather spend it somewhere else . I have a lot of farkles to buy ! Starting most needed first kinda thing ......

    and to think I had the KLR done :cry
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  13. Kelvininin

    Kelvininin Been here awhile

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    The side stand re-locator is an absolute must have, way better than cracking your case.
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    I would just like to see what I'm getting first :nod
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    My 2cents
    I can't speek to the 990 yet as I haven't enough miles yet too . But in my experience I haven't had a toy/daily driver yet that has not needed to be tinkered with . The '09 (bought in '10) KLR I just traded in with 30,000 miles for the A990 included .
    I'm sure the '10 A990 will have a much better smile return factor for me :freaky.
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    Tinker I can handle. quarky requiring too much work required is another thing. Trust me, I would have rather spent my money on something other than a new bike.

    But good luck, I am sure the A990 will be very impressive compared to the KLR.

    I would consider some must haves as the side stand relocator, rally fan, and cooler thermo switch, if your A990 doesn't already have them. Also keep it on a battery tender when not riding, it takes a lot of juice to get the A990 started. If the battery does not have enough juice, it will crank as normal but not start.

    The KTM heated grips are a very nice addition, and not too expensive.
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    My 2c..

    07 990 Adventure w 51k miles. Ridden hard but maintained religiously. Pretty rad that shes always come back for more if you ask me...

    Nothing has broken or failed due to the fault of the bike. Solid bike as a commuter AND blasting offroad.

    I guess everyone has their stories but take a little longer to change the oil with a smile on my face...
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  18. two trackin fool

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    Yea I just finished wiring in an extra fuse panel & heated grips. They are a must if you wanna extend your season at all.
    I plan on something with the side stand but not sure what yet , relocater or brace .
    I have read about the fan switch but haven't riddin in warm weather yet to see that . I kinda like where it's at so far .
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    My 990 would overheat in Seattle stop and go traffic in anything over 70F. KTM suggested I removed the front radiator cover. That is not a solution. The second fan kit is cheap compared to repairing or replacing an overheated engine.
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    OH I agree !

    So did the lower temp fan switch help at all ? I already put temp stickers on both sides of the rad so I can watch it !
    I do get into traffic from time to time ....
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