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Discussion in 'Australia' started by OZyankee, Jan 5, 2005.
Looks like Ken’s kit at Powercell in the USA .
Thanks to @braaap! for making such a good bracket. It took awhile for it to get to the other side of the world due to the virus but it arrived and it fits perfectly!
Glad it finally made it!
I'll put it in this thread. Don't want to stir up too many in the other thread.
Just a random one in the interest of future proofing the 990 and if a long term spare set of tanks would be worth it. Has anyone had any issues with ever cracking/ splitting a tank from regular ADV riding? I run the bottom tank protectors, crash bars and barkbusters I imagine would this be enough?
The 950/990 Adventure tanks are pretty robust units... I am sure that somebody - somewhere, sometime - has seen or heard of "someone" that split or cracked one... but I have had plenty of friends that owned 950/990 Adventure's that have subjected them to some very demanding offroad riding conditions (and stacks) without any diabolical failures.
That being said, the do get pretty "scuffed up" if you put them down the road (on gravel etc.), so there were a number of companies do replaceable bottom tank protectors for them... but that is largely for cosmetic protection.
With a set of crashbars and Barkbusters... the 990 is about as robust and dirtworthy big ADV bike as you are going to find these days.
I can attest first hand that the 9X0 tanks are very crash worthy and hold up to quite some extreme abuse / foolishness!
I don't run crashbars as they transmit crash forces back into the bike, I only have the carbon tank 'sliders'. Realtively cheap and easy to replace in the event (or post event)...
The tanks can absorb a 'metric shit ton' of crash load force...
I have seen the fuel line disconnecting coupling crack and leak. A spare of them could be useful one day
or you can replace them (OEM) plastic
Goodridge die cast replacement. (pricy x 4 times though).
I’m a victim of that year these plugs this year those syndrome. Who wants these? Brand new. My shout.
Oil leak question....appears to be behind oil tank on right side...it's not oil pressure sender....anyone had a leak in this area...point to possible cause/location....04 950 adventure... cheers
Will they fit 950?
Anyone interested in this? https://advrider.com/f/threads/check-your-oberon-slaves.1473180/
Maybe a group buy to save on shipping costs...
Just out chucking some skids.
Damn Poppy, that is a great looking bike!!
I wanted a Silver one, but had to settle on getting the S
I've popped for few of the Oberon Clutch slave covers which are being sent over from the US.
PM if you'd like one at cost + postage to your locale from Melbourne.
Recently I had a Pirelli Scorpion Rally fitted as I couldn't source my preferred front tyre, the D908F RR. Anyway, I don't like the Pirelli and it was suggested that I try the Michelin Starcross 5 Hard tyre.
Can anyone tell me how the Starcross 5 Hard tyre, when fitted to a 950/990, handles on the bitumen and on loose gravel?
Way back in time when they got it right
I had a Starcross on the front of my 1190 and didn't like the way it wore, but I know it is the goto front of many a rider on here.
I like the Scorpion though, so we obviously have different preferences.
You could try an MT21, nothing bad about them.