Welcome new 9x0 owners! Things you need to know about your new bike...

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Geek, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. VOLdog

    VOLdog Been here awhile

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    Who has the TO DO list for recently purchased 2007 950 SER used 3300 miles ? I have to wrk tooo much to search all the POST.
    :D
  2. TCal

    TCal DeathGRIP

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    As a note if you're looking to match the frame numbers to the engine numbers, the sidestand relocation bracket will hide the engine VIN (at least on my '10 ADV). This becomes important if you are trying to prove to the DMV that it aint stolen when trying to register an out of state bike. Note that removing the relocator involves removing the sidestand and the centerstand. I personnally had my katoom leaning against a tree with the skid plate, center stand and sidestand off showing the ever enthusiastic DMV lifer mu numbers. Easiest thing to do would be to remove the relocator at home and put the stand back to stock before the excursion to the DMV. One more note (again, experience limited to my '10), especially for those in CA, the 50 state emissions cert is under the right (starboard) fuel tank lobe.

    Austrians are sadistic.:pierce
  3. Balder681

    Balder681 Adventurer

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    Not really a problem reading the VIN with standart sidestand. If you can't read it with the relocation, then it's more probably that the producer did not think about that ;-) You should point this out to him/her.

    Cheers,
    Nik.
  4. TCal

    TCal DeathGRIP

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    Hey Nik,

    There's no getting around it, really. That relocator is non-optional because of the case vulnerability, and that's just where the backing plate needs to go. The main thing is to know that it's there; because knowing is half the battle.

    Todd


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  5. Meico640

    Meico640 Banned

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    James has made a new off the shelf for the 990

    Just get it !!!

    Well worth it.
  6. Balder681

    Balder681 Adventurer

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    Sure! Thx for sharing it anyway :thumb

    Cheers,
    Nik.
  7. laramie LC4

    laramie LC4 crash test dummy!

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    wow, thanks guys. this has helped a bunch.

    a few things i found after having my bike just at 30 days;

    1) there was already moisture in the swing arm. drilling the holes is a necessity. i live in the dez and the only water i can think of the bike has been exposed to was during washing.

    2) steering stops. mine were way to far out. adjusting them made a huge diff in the turning radius of the bike.

    3) for you LC4 owners. you can use the left hand mirror mount off the 640 as a repalcement for your right mirror mount that is attached to the master cylinder. not a "perfect" replacement but good enough to make due until i do get the correct one.

    thanks,

    laramie :beer
  8. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude Old Fart in Training.......

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    I too, did several of these tips just yesterday! I've only had mine for less than a week.......going to remove the screws from under the gas caps tonight! Before I forget!!!:rofl
  9. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude Old Fart in Training.......

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    There, all done with one more item.

    Also, a big thank you to GEEK and all the other contributors to this thread. It has been exactly what I needed in order to get familiar with the new steed. :freaky
  10. beergut

    beergut Thumper

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    Super awesome thread.

    As a new 950 owner, should be taking delivery tonight, this thread is very useful!

    A few things I plan to do to the bike as soon as I possibly can based on a conversation with CJ and things I have read:

    1: CJ's HD water pump kit regardless if it needs it or not. I am 99% sure it hasn't been done. This to me will be a great piece of mind knowing I shouldn't have any issues for a long long time with the water pump. I will likely send my case in to CJ to do the install.
    http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/products/ktm-lc8-water-pump-complete-kit-short-with-cover-gasket/

    2. CJ's fuel pump re-design kit. This will put my mind at ease at having a non-failing fuel pump. This will also turn the system into a true-dual tank.
    http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/products/facet-fuel-pump-kit-for-lc8-950-plastic-filter/

    3. clutch oil jet, seems like the right thing to do. CJ said it wasnt critical like the water pump or fuel pump but it is something that should be addressed.
    http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/products/clutch-oil-jet/

    These are my top 3 things I plan to do to the bike that seem to be hot issues wherever you look. I planned to do this before I even bought the bike knowing they likely haven't been done. Other things that have been mentioned in this thread are all things to consider and will address...and of course I plan to strip the bike down and make love to it putting it back together familiarizing myself with every nut and bolt. I think a 100% fluid change goes without saying.

    I have a few months until the real 'season' begins again so plenty of time to address these things.

    Again, thank you for this thread! I wish I would have found it when I started looking at a 9x0.
  11. everetto

    everetto Been here awhile

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    For 2012 the standard Adventure and the R model are both rated at the same HP (115 I think). The dealer told me all they did was put the R map onto the standard model. Do you feel that your R map gave your bike the same power as the R models (of 2011 and 2012)? In other words, no hardware changes/upgrades needed, just the map, to get the same power as the Rs?
  12. BOB RAMSAY

    BOB RAMSAY Not in the Clique -

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  13. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Perhaps you should consider one of these seats:

    [​IMG]

    Seats like this always bring up images of the SNL commercial for the Mercury Mistress. :evil
  14. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude Old Fart in Training.......

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    Now that was funny! I'd not ever seen that before.......:freaky
  15. beergut

    beergut Thumper

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    Thanks for the reply. I will take that into consideration!
  16. Wilmo

    Wilmo Orange Fever

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    Thanks for this thread, drilled my swing arm today and half a cup of water poured out the hole on one side! No creek crossings, washed the bike twice in 5 months, most recently yesterday.
  17. 99sleepyhollow

    99sleepyhollow JOEY DUNLOP 26 TT WINS

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    The oil pressure switch is prone to failure and if anyone has had the job of changing only the oil pressure they'll tell ya it's a bastard of a job but if you change the oil pressure switch every 9,000 miles when your doing the valves is a piece a piss to do as the bike is already tore down and it only costs a fiver or to you lot on the other side of the planet about 8 bucks
  18. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    I remember reading about an alternative oil pressure switch that was more reliable.
    For the love of KTM, I cant find it. Any help out there?
  19. Tikka Man

    Tikka Man n00b

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    Is this something that is an issue on the 2012 990 or just a problem on the earliest MY bikes and 950?


    KTM 990 Adventure, BMW F650 GS Dakar, Yamaha WR250R, Porsche 993 race car
  20. Patacca

    Patacca Pimp my SE italian style

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    Thumbs Up for the tread...:clap