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Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By RiderVic
Removed barke line clip

I have since removed the brake line clip nearest to the caliper, this will allow flexibility in movement of the brakeline as the pads wear down and caliper self adjusts. Tied the ABS cable to the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By RiderVic
Rear caliper banjo bolt alignment is critical!

Just a follow-up on my issue with the dragging rear brake. I followed the suggestions from you guys and ended up removing the caliper and cleaning the pistons, since I was installing new pads and a...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By RiderVic
Thanks guys, I'll check these out today. I know...

Thanks guys, I'll check these out today. I know my right toe is not the problem, as I always ride on the balls .... of my feet!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By RiderVic
Rear Brake Dragging - 2012 990 Adv w/ ABS

Fellow inmates!

I have approx 12,000 km on my bike, I changed the rear pads out at about 10,000 km since I was heading out on a trip, andthey were almost worn down. After the trip the pads are...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-21-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,621
Posted By RiderVic
Copper washers reuse

I'm too cheap and/or lazy to get new copper washers for these jobs. I anneal the old ones to restore their "crush" properties. Support the washer with piece of electrical wire, heat the washer up...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-21-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,607
Posted By RiderVic
Twin Kolpin tanks mounted on tailrack

Here is what I use for occasional need for extended range:

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Forum: Orange Crush 03-20-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By RiderVic
1 mm is approx 0.039 inches. The 30 on the jet...

1 mm is approx 0.039 inches. The 30 on the jet indicates .30 mm or about 12 thousands of an inch (.012") for the standard jet size.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-18-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,000
Posted By RiderVic
Here's some more: ...

Here's some more: (
Forum: Orange Crush 03-18-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,085
Posted By RiderVic
Issues with rotating the throttle assembly

OK, I've installed my homemade bar riser, the new position is fantastic, can't wait for the freezing temps to go away so I can try it out:
Forum: Orange Crush 03-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,870
Posted By RiderVic
Ottawa rider

I'm paying $600/year for liabilty/comprehensive coverage on my 2012 990. I didn't opt for the optional accident benefits coverage, not worth it in my situation. This is with TD Monnex,
Forum: Orange Crush 03-15-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,000
Posted By RiderVic
Aluminum Far*%es

Here are a couple of homemade items made from aluminum, some need to be finished/lightened like the bars risers. The rear plate has holes for mounting an aluminum plate that carries two gas tanks...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By RiderVic
My 2012 990 Adv was stalling occasionally,...

My 2012 990 Adv was stalling occasionally, usually after a cold start. I've bypassed the o2 sensors with the plug (available from Greek guy on ebay) a few months ago; haven't stalled since.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-17-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By RiderVic
FI error code

You may want to check the routing of the wire harness from the sensor to the connector. My dealer had assembled my 2012 990 with the rear sensor wire sandwiched between the frame and the crash bar...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By RiderVic
Is it an aftermarket seat? I bought a used...

Is it an aftermarket seat? I bought a used Corbin seat for mine and I'm still in the process of shimming the rear pin to the proper dimension so the key will turn easily; the amount that this pin...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-13-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10,453
Views: 2,162,672
Posted By RiderVic
Wink Homemade farkels for 990 Adv

Here are a couple of things I whipped up on my new (to me) lathe/milling machine, Emco Maximat V10P, 70's vintage Austrian machine. Hmm, Austrian machine .... I'm starting to see a pattern here...
Forum: Face plant 04-01-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,309
Posted By RiderVic
Another possible lesson, (5). give the tires a...

Another possible lesson, (5). give the tires a few miles to come up to temperature before demanding full traction from them.

Maybe more important in Canada than in Texas, but a factor nonetheless!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-09-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 503,628
Posted By RiderVic
Baja, Sea of Cortez

Baja Feb 2008, as far south as I got Bahia Concepcion just south of Mulege, damn, it was just starting to get warm!
Forum: Canada 01-08-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 95,616
Posted By RiderVic
I have had three very different experiences with...

I have had three very different experiences with three different bikes imported from the States:

08 KLR 650 bought new in San Diego - Kawasaki US head office very helpful, faxed me a copy of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18,794
Views: 7,529,263
Posted By RiderVic
New guy from the Great White North

Hello All,

I'm joining the group as a 2012 990 Adv owner as of last month. I managed to get a few hundred kms in before the freezing weather hit. :eek1 Would like to thank the group for helping...
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