Oil Change - where did this come from?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Singletrkmind, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Singletrkmind

    Singletrkmind Adventurer

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    Hey all,
    Doing the first oil change on a '07 990 I picked up last fall. Everything was going along fine until this aluminum bushing dropped to the ground. The left side fuel tank was off at the time. I was on the left side of the bike, reinstalling the battery cover and postioning the guards when the bushing dropped to the ground from somewhere unbeknowst to me.

    I've looked at the microfiche parts list but I can't see where it came from. Anyone know?

    Thanks in advance

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  2. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Inside of the lower mounting point of the fuel tank.
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  3. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    +1 The fuel tank rubbers rest on spacers.
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  4. Singletrkmind

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    It's not that one. The lower mounting alum bushing inside the rubber is in place.
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  5. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    There's an outer and an inner bushing...that's the inner. #14 on your 'fiche.
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  6. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    Its possible the previous owner lost it in there andreplaced it and now you found the original.
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  7. Singletrkmind

    Singletrkmind Adventurer

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    Thanks guys. I loosened the guards on the right side and the bushing fell out of the lower tank mounting point.
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  8. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    I lost one of those from the rear mounting bolt. I couldn't at first figure out why the tank was fitting below flush to the rear body panel.

    Found it, put it back in, and everything fits fine again.
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  9. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Mines been like that for the three years I've owned it. I only recently found out there should be an inner bushing in there and ordered some with my last parts order.

    Three years and I'm still straightening out shit the previous owner screwed up... :huh
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  10. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Ditto, I've got a stack of washers under there on one side cause I can never remember to order that part when I'm ordering the important expensive parts.
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  11. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    I put a dab of rtv on mine to keep them from falling out
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    grinns Semper Fi

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    There like 3 bucks if you loose one :evil
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    That's the great thing about KTM, parts are cheap and easy to get :D
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  14. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Plus a $25 minimum order and $12 shipping...you guys must have a KTM dealer within driving distance...must be nice! :D
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    I actually have two, one is just 25 minutes away, and the other is about one hour away :clap the other side of the story is that I can barely drive my KTM off the road in this country, it's either some sort of national park, or it's a build up area.
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    I can't bring myself to tell you guys my situation, it would be too cruel. :(:



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  17. Motocimek

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    Where is Orygun? Is it in Suriname?
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  18. MortimerSickle

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    In the Norwet. :D
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    Only the Washingtonians seem to complain about where they can't ride in the NorWet. :D

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