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Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 179,257
Posted By Katoom990
I was in Bangkok last week and almost got caught...

I was in Bangkok last week and almost got caught out in the 10 pm curfew. Other than that all seemed normal during the day. Life goes on. Keep up the reports!
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 45,768
Posted By Katoom990
Thumb Nowwhat, that's a freakin awesome looking bike....

Nowwhat, that's a freakin awesome looking bike. You did a great job on the build.

Just wondering if the kit came with fabricated mounts for the tanks. The 690 frame doesn't have the mounting tabs...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 57,247
Posted By Katoom990
Fantastic pictures! Makes me want to load up the...

Fantastic pictures! Makes me want to load up the bike and head south away from the Wet Coast. Safe trip!
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3,791
Views: 1,742,759
Posted By Katoom990
Riding in flip flops seems to be the norm in many...

Riding in flip flops seems to be the norm in many parts of Asia. I was once riding in a car and happened to look out the window as an elderly chap pulled up on a scooter. For some reason I happened...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-04-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,027
Posted By Katoom990
I have a 990 Dakar Edition and found the same...

I have a 990 Dakar Edition and found the same thing with the Scorpions after about 9,000 km. Apparently there was a bad batch of the Scorps that were prone to some weird cupping as they wore. It...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-04-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,387
Posted By Katoom990
It really depends on how much stuff you need to...

It really depends on how much stuff you need to fit into the bag. You want to avoid having too much weight up high and behind the rear wheel axle.

For longer distance trips I use a North Face...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,887
Posted By Katoom990
The following link is a good report on the...

The following link is a good report on the longevity and performance of the K60's


http://petriemotorsports.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/heidenau-k60-scout-tires-a-review-on-a-big-bike/
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By Katoom990
Look at the Fuzeblock. They have really simple...

Look at the Fuzeblock. They have really simple yet effective system. I put one in my 990. Installed it in the glove box just in front of the OEM unit. Ran it directly off the battery so I wouldn't...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 78,505
Posted By Katoom990
An absolutely awesome ride report. Makes me feel...

An absolutely awesome ride report. Makes me feel like I'm right there along for the ride! Motivates me to get my 990 back together... And quickly. Keep up the great RR. :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 03-08-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,639
Posted By Katoom990
I have a 2011 and started to experience the...

I have a 2011 and started to experience the wobble after the bike had 4,000 miles on the odo.

It seemed to get worse when I had luggage loaded in the back. Another 990 rider said that it was just...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,149
Posted By Katoom990
I've had the 38L Zega Pros on my 990 for two...

I've had the 38L Zega Pros on my 990 for two years and have been very satisfied with them. I went with the 38 L size as a compromise between storage capacity and overall width when mounted on the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,241
Posted By Katoom990
That's a great adventure. It has inspired me to...

That's a great adventure. It has inspired me to follow pretty much the same route next summer. It's amazing the places one can explore right in ones own backyard (mine).

The google map of your...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 111,887
Posted By Katoom990
Welcome to Vancouver. The Sea to Sky is a great...

Welcome to Vancouver. The Sea to Sky is a great ride. Beautiful scenic route. Hope you stopped at Squamish for a coffee at Starbucks. It's a popular meeting point for motorcyclists.

Have a safe...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-31-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,238
Posted By Katoom990
I've used a Wolfman Ranier for the last two years...

I've used a Wolfman Ranier for the last two years and have been very impressed with the bag. It's large enough to carry all the necessities and keep them close at hand.

For larger riders, the bag...
Forum: Vendors 07-26-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,787
Posted By Katoom990
Thumb Purchased my Zega Pro panniers from Touratech...

Purchased my Zega Pro panniers from Touratech USA. Very happy with the product. Used them on the 990 Adv during a 3,300 km trip last summer. You get what you pay for!
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By Katoom990
I also had a F800GS but crossed over to the dark...

I also had a F800GS but crossed over to the dark side one year later. The fuel light on my 2011 990 Adv comes on around 240 +/- Kms when riding on pavement. Have pushed it to 280 Kms before...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,067
Posted By Katoom990
Great ride report! Fantastic pictures! Brought...

Great ride report! Fantastic pictures! Brought back memories of my two years working in KL. Enjoy your journey and ride safe.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By Katoom990
Check out the tail rack from Moto Overland (MOD)....

Check out the tail rack from Moto Overland (MOD). The rack has numerous attachment holes designed to accommodate a variety of top cases and mounting systems. Give Dave a shout if you need help....
Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By Katoom990
The 990's typically run hot. I have a 2011 and...

The 990's typically run hot. I have a 2011 and installed a second fan to try and keep things a bit cooler. You will find that the heat coming from the radiator is minor compared to the thigh-searing...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-26-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By Katoom990
Thanks for the insights. The bike is going into...

Thanks for the insights. The bike is going into the dealership tomorrow. We'll see what they come up with. Hopefully it's not another fuel pump. The last time, I had to wait over two weeks for them...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By Katoom990
It seems more noticeable from 3rd onwards and...

It seems more noticeable from 3rd onwards and definitely at highway speeds.

I did have the fuel pump replaced last Fall under warranty. It had developed a leak about four months after I purchased...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By Katoom990
Laboring past 5,000 RPM

I couldn't find any posts related to this issue, so I'm seeking the wisdom/experience of other inmates.

I have a 2011 990 ADV with close to 7,400 Kms on the odo. During the last few rides I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 179,257
Posted By Katoom990
Awesome report! I had the opportunity to work in...

Awesome report! I had the opportunity to work in KL for two years, but unfortunately no bike. Did travel around the country extensively, but I will have to experience it vicariously through your RR....
Forum: Orange Crush 06-18-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,947
Posted By Katoom990
Take a ride on both bikes and see which one gets...

Take a ride on both bikes and see which one gets your adrenaline flowing. Both are great bikes. Both have their own quirks. Like women, choose the one that turns you on ( no gender disrespect...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-13-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By Katoom990
I recently purchased a Nuvi 550 for my 990...

I recently purchased a Nuvi 550 for my 990 Adventure. I went with the Touratech Nuvi 500/550 Lockable Mount. Works great and has rubber isolators to keep vibration to a minimum. As with all...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-13-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,596
Posted By Katoom990
I've been using the 60CSX on my bike for the past...

I've been using the 60CSX on my bike for the past two years. It's a great unit. I eventually switched to a Nuvi 550 for the larger screen. The 60 CSX was hard to read sometimes.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-12-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,258
Posted By Katoom990
The new XD-4 is much improved for ventilation. ...

The new XD-4 is much improved for ventilation.

I find that there is noise at highway speeds, but it's not much noisier than my Shoei full faced helmet. Not sure if it's the visor that adds to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,731
Posted By Katoom990
It's been said many times, but thanks for...

It's been said many times, but thanks for documenting your trip with great pictures and story-telling. I will have to add this route to my bucket list. I ride a 990 Dakar also and was wondering...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 78,832
Posted By Katoom990
I'm only a foreigner by virtue of my passport. I...

I'm only a foreigner by virtue of my passport. I was born in HK but grew up in Canada. I've always wanted to visit China and it would be even better on a motorcycle.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-10-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,540
Posted By Katoom990
Thanks everyone, for the great advice. Will give...

Thanks everyone, for the great advice. Will give it a try this weekend. Cheers!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-08-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,540
Posted By Katoom990
990 ADV Handlebars Misaligned?

Hey Everyone.

I purchased a 990 Adventure last year and noticed from day one that the handlebars looked a bit skewed. It's definitely noticeable when traveling straight and the left grip is...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 78,832
Posted By Katoom990
Wow! Franki, if you ever decide to lead...

Wow!

Franki, if you ever decide to lead another trip like this, I'm in!!!

Truly amazing report.....:clap
Forum: Orange Crush 02-26-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By Katoom990
Sounds like a leaking fuel pump, which is mounted...

Sounds like a leaking fuel pump, which is mounted to the bottom of the left side fuel tank. I had a similar problem on my 2011. Had the entire pump replaced under warranty. Dealer said it was easier...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,824
Posted By Katoom990
I just did a 3,000 km trip with brand new Zega...

I just did a 3,000 km trip with brand new Zega Pros on the stainless racks.

Didn't notice any rattling, but most of trip was on pavement.

What Touratech says about the mounting pucks is...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-20-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By Katoom990
I recently had a fuel leak on my 2011 Adventure. ...

I recently had a fuel leak on my 2011 Adventure. Turned out to be a faulty fuel pump. The dealer replaced the whole unit under warranty. The area just around the fuel pump was wet with fuel and...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,455
Posted By Katoom990
Congratulations Aurel, You are an...

Congratulations Aurel,

You are an inspiration not only to fellow adventure riders, but to everyone who ever thought about going out and following their dreams!!!

Have a safe journey :clap
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By Katoom990
I use a Dowco Ultralite Plus for my 990...

I use a Dowco Ultralite Plus for my 990 Adventure. Lightweight and packs small. Waterproof too. Choose the one for Adventure Touring

...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By Katoom990
990 Adv Handlebars

Since i got my 2011 990 ADV I have noticed that the handlebars are slightly skewed. Dealer said that sometimes it's the rubber mounts but I suspect that the forks may not be aligned in the triple...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,919
Posted By Katoom990
Wolfman all the way! :clap

Wolfman all the way! :clap
Forum: Trip Planning 09-26-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,365
Posted By Katoom990
Did the norther portion of the PCH this summer. ...

Did the norther portion of the PCH this summer. Great ride, great scenery.
It's not about covering a certain amount of mileage each day. It's about taking enough time to enjoy being on the bike...
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