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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,978
Posted By XX4me
What made them think they could go around the...

What made them think they could go around the world on KTMs? Are they nuts?
I thought it was already common knowledge that BWMs were the required motorcycle for such a task.:rofl





Way to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 493,586
Posted By XX4me
Sorry if this has been beat to death but does the...

Sorry if this has been beat to death but does the 990 use a gear selector to pinch off the power at lower gears?
This is the first I've heard of this.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 65,916
Posted By XX4me
No my KTM 990 stable mate doesn't suck, actually...

No my KTM 990 stable mate doesn't suck, actually it blows.
It's a 2002 CBR1100XX Turbo :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 438,223
Posted By XX4me
What about just leaving the OEM screen full...

What about just leaving the OEM screen full length and attaching both the low and high anchor points to it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,973
Posted By XX4me
Yep I did something very similar last weekend...

Yep I did something very similar last weekend with a group of XX sport bike riders.
(It was at Rednexxt Jeff)
Being new to the 990 I had some reservations about how well it would corner. Not any...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By XX4me
:D I've got about 400 miles on my 2010 now. ...

:D

I've got about 400 miles on my 2010 now.
It is a hoot to ride.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,987
Posted By XX4me
Good Idea.

Good Idea.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,417
Posted By XX4me
What's sad is that we are limited to just two. If...

What's sad is that we are limited to just two. If Honda and Suzuki both made a big DS, meaning twin cylinder, with an off road slant this conversation would be a lot more exciting. I don't really...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,987
Posted By XX4me
I bought the HP bars for the reasons mentioned...

I bought the HP bars for the reasons mentioned above. I wanted something strong and that meant crossbar.

OK now please excuse my ignorance but what are swing arm spools?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By XX4me
My new 2010 990 is twitchy, or maybe jerky might...

My new 2010 990 is twitchy, or maybe jerky might be a better description, when going from off throttle to on.
Not really bad as I've gotten used to it. The rest of the throttle response is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By XX4me
Got the 665 when I picked my 2010 up. Installed...

Got the 665 when I picked my 2010 up. Installed it myself and it works great.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By XX4me
Me too. I've got about 150 miles on mine so...

Me too.
I've got about 150 miles on mine so far. I warm it up beforehand. I have been running the Rs all the way up and all the way down, all gears all speeds, more than occasional redline, more...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,981
Posted By XX4me
I've only got 60 miles on my 2010 990 and I can...

I've only got 60 miles on my 2010 990 and I can tell you the stock cans has got to go.
The heat hasn't been a problem yet but the sound is anemic.
I'm still debating the 2-1 vs 2-2. I'd like the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By XX4me
HeHeHe :D

HeHeHe :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By XX4me
Just score a 2011 Dakker

Got a call from the dealer where I recently bought my 2010 990. We had talked about me getting a 2011 Dakkar they had on order but i opted for the 2010. Anyway he told me it had arrived and the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By XX4me
It's a new 2010 "S" model.

It's a new 2010 "S" model.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By XX4me
Hey there big guy. What brings you here?

Hey there big guy.
What brings you here?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 42,116
Posted By XX4me
What are some other good options for cans? I...

What are some other good options for cans?
I don't mind a little bit louder but don't want a drone at freeway speeds.
Staintune?
Supertrapp?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,113
Posted By XX4me
While picking up the bike today I spent a bit of...

While picking up the bike today I spent a bit of time at the parts counter inquiring about parts for various years. According to the parts guy the ECUs installed in the '08 and '09-'10s had the same...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,551
Posted By XX4me
The orange crash bars are a good touch.

The orange crash bars are a good touch.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By XX4me
Nit Wit Service Manager

Stopped into the KTM dealer north of Springfield MA today to pick up the new 990. While there I inquired about having the R map installed before I loaded the bike in my truck.
The salesman was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,551
Posted By XX4me
Picked it up.:rayof Let the farkling begin.

Picked it up.:rayof
Let the farkling begin.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-20-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,427
Posted By XX4me
I tend to fall in the "ride it like you stole it"...

I tend to fall in the "ride it like you stole it" camp but I thought I'd see what others here thought. I agree wholeheartedly about frequent oil changes. In fact I change the oil after about 20-30...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-20-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,427
Posted By XX4me
Break In Procedure

What is the consensus here on how to break-in a new 990?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,387
Posted By XX4me
Bump again. Seems the TouraTech name keeps...

Bump again.

Seems the TouraTech name keeps popping up here.
I had planned on ordering the Gobi panniers but after listening to people say they are as wide as a bus I may go for the aluminum or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,434
Posted By XX4me
That was my thought too. If the '09 and later...

That was my thought too. If the '09 and later ECUs have an additional programed "switch" that has to be tuned on via the antenna ring for the bike to start and the '08 ECU is the same just without...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,434
Posted By XX4me
So.......theoretically it would be possible to...

So.......theoretically it would be possible to replace the '09-'10 ECU with an '08 and that would effectively get rid of the immobilizer feature.
Fuel maps ect would probably need to be changed but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,434
Posted By XX4me
I'm in the process of buying a 2010R and this...

I'm in the process of buying a 2010R and this thread has made me question that decision. I will seriously consider the thread about swapping a 990 from EFI to carbs.
I have had quite a few bikes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By XX4me
What years and models have this "feature". Is...

What years and models have this "feature".
Is it all FI bikes?
Has anyone figured out how to defeat it?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By XX4me
Pardon my ignorance but WTF is a "immobilizer...

Pardon my ignorance but WTF is a "immobilizer antenna ring" and why would I want an immobilizer on my bike?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 27,908
Posted By XX4me
That looks fun

That looks fun
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By XX4me
The bag setup that has me curious is the soft bag...

The bag setup that has me curious is the soft bag approach such as giant loop or the bags that black dog is selling now. They seem light, and snug, so the bike will be narrow. I think the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By XX4me
Side Bags?

Anyone have any thoughts or preferences and why.
I like the look of the plastic but the capacity of the aluminum.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 27,908
Posted By XX4me
Here is a link to a guy who has a turbo Busa....

Here is a link to a guy who has a turbo Busa. Different animal I know, but a lot of the principals and information is the same


http://azbiketech.yuku.com/directory
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 27,908
Posted By XX4me
My guess is that's where the wastegate opens up...

My guess is that's where the wastegate opens up at max boost.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 27,908
Posted By XX4me
I'm curious and have many many questions. Are...

I'm curious and have many many questions.
Are you running lower compression?
What boost level?
Didn't see an intercooler, are you running water injection?
How did you add fuel? Fuel pressure...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 27,908
Posted By XX4me
Pretty clean looking install. You should...

Pretty clean looking install.
You should probably consider an air filter though. Window screen will only prevent things like dogs and small children from being sucked up by the turbo.
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,996
Posted By XX4me
Another vote for the CBR1100XX. I've personally...

Another vote for the CBR1100XX. I've personally done a number of IBA rides on mine. I also know quite a few folks who have racked up lots of miles on XXs, some in excess of 130K.
The motors are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By XX4me
Do you have a chart that tells you the A/F ratio...

Do you have a chart that tells you the A/F ratio at specific O2 sensor voltage?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By XX4me
"If you take a look at the OEM KTM parts fiche...

"If you take a look at the OEM KTM parts fiche you'll find a different file set for the three different chassis (990 Adv chassis orange, 990 Adv chassis white, 990 Adv-R chassis) and a single set...
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