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Forum: Australia 08-19-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,809
Posted By Desperate
The Compromise

I have a ktm 450 EXC (actually a 525 now) and a 990 Adventure ABS but with S spec suspension.

If I was too trailer a bike to a destination and then ride on the dirt only I would take the 450, the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-18-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Desperate
Spacers

I converted from 210 to 265 mm and just machined two spacers that had a spigot each end to the existing pipe and tig welded it and works fine for last two years.

I also used the same approach to...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,803
Posted By Desperate
Stretched

I have a 2007 abs stretched from 210 to 265 plus revolving, stiffer springs front and slightly softer on back.

It is the best change you can make now you can jump it and ride with confidence...
Forum: Australia 10-10-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Desperate
I agree if dry okay, in wet could be interesting....

I agree if dry okay, in wet could be interesting. If wet just stay to main tracks and no problem.

Need to be careful with the Murray at Tom Grogin if had rain within 24 hours.
Forum: Australia 06-28-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,824
Posted By Desperate
Tyre pliers

Why not just use tyre pliers on the bigger bikes once you break the bead the rest is not too hard.

For me I use the tools that I will have on the ride just to be sure it can be done
Forum: Australia 05-29-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,674
Posted By Desperate
Tom Groggin

The 990 will easily climb up to MT Pinnibar in the wet or dry.

I read in one of the posts there expecting rain, Tom Groggin river can be another thing. I turned up one year in November on a...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-22-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,471
Posted By Desperate
Snatchy Throttle

I have an 07 with Arkos brought second hand with inserts out. Was quite snatchy, the first thing I found was putting the Arkos inserts back in and not doing 15 minute idle thing helped.

The big...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-13-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,687
Posted By Desperate
Clutch

Australian prices are just a rip off but there are ways around it.

All the ktms are well designed but do require regular maintenance, what makes the difference is this site and ktm talk they...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-12-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By Desperate
High Beam

Hi to all,
My low beam seams good on 990 ADV 07 but high beam does nothing, seams to point to the trees for bird watching.

Do others have the same opinion
Forum: Orange Crush 05-01-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,510
Posted By Desperate
I am with GJ990 I have no issue with the standard...

I am with GJ990 I have no issue with the standard screen and motor cross helmet and this is at a steady 120 kmh.

For me I like the extra ventilation of a motor cross helmet.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-13-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By Desperate
When cold my is on minimum if it gets hot in...

When cold my is on minimum if it gets hot in traffic it will be somewhere near maximum but if it runs on highway about halfway between min and max.

The thing to do is when cold take off radiator...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-02-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,994
Posted By Desperate
I would go with taller suspension, I had a...

I would go with taller suspension, I had a standard converted to S (265 mm).

With more suspension travel you can run softer pre-load which makes for a smoother ride because you still have enough...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By Desperate
I have a 07 990 ABS version. As others have...

I have a 07 990 ABS version.

As others have said whether you buy standard or R you still need suspension fixed, too soft so yiu have a cost either way.

I brought the parts ($500 plus springs)...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-02-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,471
Posted By Desperate
TKC's

I have TKC's back and front on 990. I am a dirt rider and have no problems with them on the dirt for normal things, if I was to go serious offroad I would pick a full knobbie. On the tar I probably...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-28-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,299
Posted By Desperate
Yes maintenance is fiidly, but with the oil...

Yes maintenance is fiidly, but with the oil change every 7,500 km and valves, coolant every 15,000 km there is a lot of riding between maintenance intervals so whether it is 1 hr or 4 hrs to do the...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,735
Posted By Desperate
Black fella hand trail

Hi,

Blackfella Hand is easy on a road bike let alone adv bike. Ride to end where it hits the tar go straight across tar and follow trail to coperty (spelt wrong)

My 990 will up and running in a...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-26-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,398
Posted By Desperate
Check Valve

Isn't there a check that would stop the flow reversing?

If you goto www.efipurgemodules.com (http://www.efipurgemodules.com)

They talk about the check valve.
Forum: Australia 06-06-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Desperate
Sorry to hear about that Gimme 2 I hope that you...

Sorry to hear about that Gimme 2 I hope that you are okay?

I noticed on your profile that you have a 990 S.

How is my bike going, I am looking at between a 990 and a 1200 GS?
Forum: Australia 06-05-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Desperate
Thanks Trailcutter, I will see who drives in the...

Thanks Trailcutter, I will see who drives in the end.

Anyway Engineers will solve the problems of the world

Are you riding with us?
Forum: Australia 06-05-2011, 03:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Desperate
Hi KTM Matt, We start at Albatross at...

Hi KTM Matt,

We start at Albatross at 8.00am as you suggested.

Although I am not sure about leaving my car there overnight so maybe I need to park in Nowra somewhere.

I am not sure what...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Desperate
Gimme 2 your are welcome to come.

Gimme 2 your are welcome to come.
Forum: Australia 06-04-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Desperate
Okay we ride 25/26 stay overnight somewhere warm...

Okay we ride 25/26 stay overnight somewhere warm and serves beer and ride back next day

So where shall we stay?

Also we ride a lot at Clarence, Watagons so I am quite happy to return the...
Forum: Australia 06-04-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Desperate
I was hoping for The 25/26 but I think the...

I was hoping for The 25/26 but I think the weekend before 18/19is okay

Are we going for two or one day?


Hugh
Forum: Australia 06-02-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Desperate
Hi Matt, Now I am confused with all the...

Hi Matt,

Now I am confused with all the options!

Probably start at Nowra and head south as we would be coming from Sydney.

Do you want to go for 1 or 2 days?


Hugh
Forum: Australia 06-02-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Desperate
Can you get to pork chop on the same day or is it...

Can you get to pork chop on the same day or is it too far?

Looks like a small hill to me!
Forum: Australia 06-02-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Desperate
Hi Matt, No need to go to Ulladulla. ...

Hi Matt,

No need to go to Ulladulla.

Tracks look perfect to me.

So maybe a one day ride, any day in particular suits you?

Is it easy to extend further to Batesman Bay, etc?
Forum: Australia 06-01-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Desperate
Hi Matt, We all ride KTM 300, 450's, 525's....

Hi Matt,

We all ride KTM 300, 450's, 525's.

I am looking for around 25/26 th June.

Is Nowra to Ulladulla and back a one day ride?

Thanks,
Forum: Australia 06-01-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Desperate
Nowra to Ulladulla

Hi,

I am looking for help to mark out a route from Nowra to Ulladulla to include some good single trails, harder the better.

I was planning to start from Albatross.

Does anyone have any...
Forum: Australia 02-14-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Desperate
Importing a Road Registrable Bike

Hi

To go off on a tangent, what happens if you wanted to bring in a registrable bike, is their a way to get past ADR's?

Do you need an Engineer's certificate, maybe?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-26-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,241
Posted By Desperate
2 Problems

I have an 450 KTM and there is only two problems in the design:
1.shit sidestand
2.chain adjustment

It is good to see that I am not the only one perplexed by the whole chain adjustment issue.
...
Forum: Australia 09-30-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Desperate
Help Appreciated

Thanks for Help.

We will be all riding 450's.

The only problem is I want to go now!
Forum: Australia 09-30-2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
Posted By Desperate
Moving Bikes Around

I have a question, what is the story with taking a bike from one country to the next?

What happens with approvals, etc?

How do you go with registration?
Forum: Australia 09-30-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Desperate
Thredbo to Dargo, Help Reqd

Hi I need some help.

I am organising a ride from Thredbo to Dargo in November, I am trying to organise the best route. technical is better.

I know how to get to Mt Pinnibar but after that I...
Forum: Australia 09-02-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,830
Posted By Desperate
Having Your Own Business

I read with great interest the comments so far. I have my own business and it is a struggle. You need to keep reinventing yourself and the competition is fierce. The playing field has changed...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1,473
Views: 128,565
Posted By Desperate
Can Anyone Go?

Can anyone turn up to this event?

Who is organising, etc

Is it just easy or does it get interesting?
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,312
Posted By Desperate
KTM Reliability

I have an 04 450 with 150 hrs and 5000 km hard single track use, I pulled the head off at 100 hrs and the intake valves were worn and were replaced, exhaust valves, piston, etc was fine. I put this...
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