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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-18-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,493
Posted By marin ktm
Doug, thanks for that reply. That is just the...

Doug, thanks for that reply. That is just the feedback I was looking for. I'd love to have an R for the the dirt, but I think I would really appreciate the handling of the S after 7 years of mostly...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-18-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,493
Posted By marin ktm
Wow! I love the color and graphics. <script...

Wow! I love the color and graphics.

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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-17-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,493
Posted By marin ktm
Can't decide

Has anyone ridden them both on twisty pavement? I would like to know if the on road handling is a lot better on the standard.
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-12-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By marin ktm
Got it

Thanks for the good tips. I ended up drilling 2 holes and threading in 2 small screw eyes. Then I looped a couple feet of wire through them and slipped a hammer handle through the loop, gave it some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By marin ktm
Shift shaft seal extraction, 990 Adv

Has anyone done it? Mine is leaking and I got 2 new ones (1 extra just in case). I would like to pull the old one without having to pull the shaft itself. How can I get a firm "grip" on it and pop it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By marin ktm
It is one of those special moments that you will...

It is one of those special moments that you will never forget. When you go for the brake and it is not there, it almost feels like you accelerate!
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By marin ktm
Try this...

http://www.digitpet.com/product_group.cfm?cid=1001,2003,3027&pid=12075M

I have an 18 lb. dog that has logged thousands of miles in one and it works great. I hot cut a couple of slits in the bottom...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,157
Posted By marin ktm
Me to. I have had 3 Pirelli Scorpions and every...

Me to. I have had 3 Pirelli Scorpions and every one wobbled. I don't buy them any more.
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 305,225
Posted By marin ktm
I like the looks of that little thing too.

I like the looks of that little thing too.
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 305,225
Posted By marin ktm
I just got a new 2012 a week ago.

Wow. I have been riding a 990 Adventure for the last 5 years and enjoying it, but man, I forgot what it felt like to ride a real sport bike. I love this thing. There is zero to complain about, except...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,686
Posted By marin ktm
I've had 3 Scorpions and all of them wobbleled...

I've had 3 Scorpions and all of them wobbleled bad. All other tires I have had (knobbies and street type) have been perfectly fine.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-13-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,903
Posted By marin ktm
I have 54,000 miles on mine. I have never had a...

I have 54,000 miles on mine. I have never had a significant problem. Have never touched the water pump.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-10-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By marin ktm
I've had the 16 naked and 16 with rubber. I don't...

I've had the 16 naked and 16 with rubber. I don't notice any difference.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,910
Posted By marin ktm
Why is there a lock ring on one side? Where could...

Why is there a lock ring on one side? Where could the bearing possibly go? I left it off when I did my 450 rear bearings. I destroyed it trying to beat the bearing out because I did not know it was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By marin ktm
By the way, I tried the method of putting a...

By the way, I tried the method of putting a couple of washers under the rear sensor bracket to move it about 4mm away from the metering disk and got a strange result. It basically increased the ABS...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By marin ktm
Thanks. Will unplugging it kill the odo/speedo? ...

Thanks. Will unplugging it kill the odo/speedo?

I just this evening noticed that there is a fuse for the ABS right in the little "glove box" in front of the seat! I pulled it out and the ABS is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By marin ktm
Which plug would that be?

Which plug would that be?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By marin ktm
A 59 cent O ring from Ace Hardware (1"x1/16" I...

A 59 cent O ring from Ace Hardware (1"x1/16" I believe) and a about 50 cents worth of "lubricant laxative" mineral oil from the drug store and I am back on the road! Clutch feels fine and dandy. We...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By marin ktm
ABS cancel switch not working

The triangular lighted switch on my '07 990 has partially crumbled away but still lights up when starting the bike. When I push and hold it to deactivate ABS, nothing happens. It does not blink and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By marin ktm
Also, I removed the slave from the banjo bolt oil...

Also, I removed the slave from the banjo bolt oil line and as a test, I compressed the clutch lever and got good oil flow squirting out of the fitting, so I think my master cylinder is good.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By marin ktm
Thanks for the replies. I pulled the slave off...

Thanks for the replies. I pulled the slave off and took it all apart and everything looks ok, just some brownish fluid in there. I am finding 2 "O" rings, one that seals the outer housing into the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By marin ktm
I keep getting distracted by your Michelle...

I keep getting distracted by your Michelle Pfiefer avatar. She is so lovely.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By marin ktm
There are no external leaks anywhere. If I pump...

There are no external leaks anywhere. If I pump the clutch lever super fast a dozen times I can almost get a smooth shift.

When I bleed the slave, I get a very small amount of fluid movement per...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By marin ktm
Clutch not working

'07 990 Adventure with 54,000 miles. Clutch stopped working a long way from home a few weeks ago. I checked the reservoir (for the first time ever) and found no fluid. Stopped at 3 auto parts stores...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,442
Posted By marin ktm
Mounting big jugs of liquid on the gobi box seems...

Mounting big jugs of liquid on the gobi box seems like too much weight for it to support. I would think the latch and the plastic walls of the box would fail pretty quickly.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-24-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By marin ktm
Thanks. I have not had a chance to check into it...

Thanks. I have not had a chance to check into it yet, but I do have FMF silencers on it...no cats.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By marin ktm
Stinky exhaust

For the last few weeks, when I park my 990, I have noticed a different, more toxic exhaust smell. With the motor off, I smell each silencer and the one that exhausts the front cylinder is the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-09-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By marin ktm
Sudden drop in MPG

The last 2 fill ups in my '07 990 have had the low fuel light come on at 135 miles instead of the usual 155. It is getting about 30 mpg instead of the usual (for 50,000 miles) 36 mpg.

It is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,228
Posted By marin ktm
OK, I am sold on the 16/45. It will be fun...

OK,

I am sold on the 16/45. It will be fun to breath a little new excitement into my relationship with the old girl (I still love her even though she is over 50 now).

If for some reason I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,228
Posted By marin ktm
Does the lower gearing exacerbate the jerky...

Does the lower gearing exacerbate the jerky throttle/fuel injection issue?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,228
Posted By marin ktm
I could consider that combo, but I ride it mostly...

I could consider that combo, but I ride it mostly on the street and do some long top gear 80+ mph stuff at times. How is that with 16/45?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,228
Posted By marin ktm
The 990 came stock with 17/42. I switched to...

The 990 came stock with 17/42. I switched to 16/42 and like it. Got 25K miles out of it and put on another 16/42 combo. Now 25K miles later, I need a third chain and sprocket set. I am looking at the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,228
Posted By marin ktm
That's what I am thinking, and I like the idea of...

That's what I am thinking, and I like the idea of a shorter wheel base.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,228
Posted By marin ktm
So a 17/45 would be a tiny bit lower gearing. It...

So a 17/45 would be a tiny bit lower gearing. It would shorten the wheel base quite a bit, assuming a chain with the same number of links could be used.

It might make the handling and wheelying a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,228
Posted By marin ktm
Sprockets - 16/42 or 17/45?

I would think that the final gearing would be about the same. Is there any difference? Pros or cons?
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,389
Posted By marin ktm
Thanks for the replies. I have always run my...

Thanks for the replies. I have always run my chain loose. It looks pretty simple. Although it is hard to tell from all of the input what parts I should order. Seal? Bushing? Washer? O-ring? All of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,389
Posted By marin ktm
Oil leak at counter shaft on KTM 450

I have a slight oil dribble at the counter shaft on my '07 KTM 450 EXC. Does anyone have any advice on replacement?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By marin ktm
I have the SW motech racks. They are nice and...

I have the SW motech racks. They are nice and clean, with no proprietary mounting plates or hooks. I use a couple of Rokstraps to secure Ortlieb dry bag duffles on 'em. Put the stuff you will need at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-24-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,262
Posted By marin ktm
The gate was not open at first. By the time it...

The gate was not open at first. By the time it got opened, the sunrise had ocurred. It rained the whole time and was foggy but not too cold. We enjoyed it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-06-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By marin ktm
I did not like how the switch killed the motor...

I did not like how the switch killed the motor when my heal would press down slightly on the sidestand while standing, so I just detached both parts of it and glued/wired them together and tucked...
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