tuning 2011 990r in western wa.

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  1. ktmchristian

    ktmchristian adventurer

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    i have a 2011 990 adventure r with akra exhaust and emissions delete. who around here does tuning? im no good at the tune ecu thing so i need a profesional. went to hinshaws and they said the ecu is locked so you can only use the ktm mapping, i dont believe that is true since i have read many posts on the subject. anyone willing to help me out. love my bike by the way and am always lookin for more info on it since im new to the 990
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  2. alongat

    alongat Long timer

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    I think you have three choices available:
    1- use Tune ECU to load an already-designed / proven map from either the TuneECU site, Powertripp or CPR Rottweiler site
    2- buy a tuning module like a Bazzaz or Power Commander and load a map that you download or better yet, get a custom dyne tune performed
    3- go to your trusty dealer and ask them to load the 2011 KTM 990R Akrapovic map - this should take them all of five minutes plus 15 minutes for the "idle reset" procedure - this is not a bad map at all and it will ensure that you are not running lean with your setup
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  3. 1190RofDoom

    1190RofDoom ADV Ogre

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    Google Nels at 2wheeldynoworks. He is a tuning superhero, and has done amazing things with my KTMs and other bikes. He's based out of Woodinville.
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  4. NeptuneTriton

    NeptuneTriton Been here awhile

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  5. ktmchristian

    ktmchristian adventurer

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    thanks for the info i will check him out. i was hoping for a guru to do something custom
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  6. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutofshape

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    YES. He's done all my bikes.
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