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Forum: Beasts 01-07-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6,189
Views: 1,283,415
Posted By Groundhog
2010 Multi S Touring

Just got my 2010 MTS delivered the other day. Sold my '07 KTM 990 Adv to an inmate this fall after moving back to Kansas & no trails to ride on.

We have had snow since the Duc got here, so I...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,259
Posted By Groundhog
Be careful. My wife and I spent 3 days in a...

Be careful. My wife and I spent 3 days in a detention center (Maryland in the 70s) when the label came off of a plastic vitamin c bottle. They said it took that long to get the vitamin c pills back...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By Groundhog
Very nice film - thanks

Very nice film - thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,512
Posted By Groundhog
Some things to think about; 1) See what the...

Some things to think about;
1) See what the insurance company plans on doing. If they want to repair it you may not have much choice (have it repaired or take the money and repair it yourself). But...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,691
Posted By Groundhog
CDI Torque Products is owned by Snap-On and...

CDI Torque Products is owned by Snap-On and makes, repairs and tests torque wrenches under several brand names including Snap-On and CDI (which are Snap-On quality but less expensive). You can find...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,617
Posted By Groundhog
Great, great footage. Thanks so much. Don't...

Great, great footage. Thanks so much.

Don't know why, but for some reason it reminded me of hare scrambles in the early 60s. I had a BSA 441 Victor then, but there were quite a few 650 BSA and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By Groundhog
Paul, A while back I had a 426YZF set up for...

Paul,

A while back I had a 426YZF set up for trails. Then I added a KLR. The 426 sat unused while I played on the KLR. I decided I liked this dual sport stuff so I sold both and got a KTM 640 Adv....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,391
Posted By Groundhog
Got mine from an online speed shop (Jegs, Summit,...

Got mine from an online speed shop (Jegs, Summit, or one of those).
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,812
Posted By Groundhog
I'm just a self taught amature with not too much...

I'm just a self taught amature with not too much machine shop experience but have a small 3 axis CNC mill (soon to add the 4th axis), real small manual lathe, small powder coating facilities, tig &...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By Groundhog
I don't believe in coincidence and I've been...

I don't believe in coincidence and I've been trouble shooting mechanical issues for many years. IMO it would be a coincidence if your fuel pump failed because you dumped it. Not impossible, just...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,135
Posted By Groundhog
Just an idea. I had a lot of popping and...

Just an idea. I had a lot of popping and backfiring on deceleration on my '07.

Then I (just) repacked my FMFs and almost all of it went away! Imagine that! I had about 12,000 miles on the original...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,387
Posted By Groundhog
If it were me I would do as you say and change...

If it were me I would do as you say and change oil & filter to be on the safe side. Doesn't look like enough heat or enough metal removed to worry about anything else. Maybe someone else can point...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By Groundhog
I made pdfs from my '07 manual, but now I can't...

I made pdfs from my '07 manual, but now I can't figure out how to send them to you. PM me with your email address or other suggestions on how to get them to you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,374
Posted By Groundhog
Before I learned the difference I had several...

Before I learned the difference I had several failures on the ski lifts that I work on. Having 300 pissed off, frozen people yelling at you because they were suspended 50' in a blizzard while you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,374
Posted By Groundhog
I think this is a very popular misconception. ...

I think this is a very popular misconception.

The instructions probably say to apply to the spark plug boot. It helps seal, insulate, prevent sticking, etc. It does not promote electrical current...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,374
Posted By Groundhog
Dielectric grease is an insulator and should only...

Dielectric grease is an insulator and should only be used on the housing / sealing areas of connectors. Although it is usually pushed aside by the pressure of the contactors and will still conduct...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By Groundhog
Compressed air? If you have a circuit diagram you...

Compressed air? If you have a circuit diagram you should be able to find a port that leads to the back side of the plunger. Maybe?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-01-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,265
Posted By Groundhog
I'd never gotten better that 3,000 miles on any...

I'd never gotten better that 3,000 miles on any rear tire - mostly less (990A). Just took off a set of Mefos that had almost 6,000 miles (90% highway).
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-01-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Groundhog
Allstate RVRoadhelp. About the same as AAA I...

Allstate RVRoadhelp. About the same as AAA I think. Along with the usual they will pay some for meals & lodging if you are broke down away from home. Lots of travel related discounts too.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-25-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Groundhog
I just tried yet another switch (not looking...

I just tried yet another switch (not looking forward to getting rear-ended in traffic). This one is working properly.
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,363
Posted By Groundhog
Used to do excavation near wetlands in WV. We...

Used to do excavation near wetlands in WV. We would start off with Skin So Soft but after a few hours the bastards would get to liking that and eat you right through your shirt. So we would change to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By Groundhog
Found this; ...

Found this;

http://www.peachtreecarwash.com/990_KTM_TSB_0904.pdf
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By Groundhog
I didn't save the bulletin, but as I recall there...

I didn't save the bulletin, but as I recall there is a special tool (a little ball on a flexible rod) that you stick up the hose fitting in the tank. The bottom fitting on the right side if I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-16-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Groundhog
Check me on this, but I don't think welding a...

Check me on this, but I don't think welding a frame is something insurance companies normally do. They will replace the frame instead (which probably means totaled). I could be wrong, just something...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-11-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Groundhog
Same with my '07. I almost need to lock it up (or...

Same with my '07. I almost need to lock it up (or activate the ABS) before the light comes on. I also replaced the switch , bled the system, etc. Brake itself works fine.
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,400
Posted By Groundhog
A friend has a shop with anchors imbeded into the...

A friend has a shop with anchors imbeded into the floor. He put an old truck frame below the concrete before he poured the floor. Ran heavy grade chain from it through coffee can sized holes (with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,835
Posted By Groundhog
2 Wheel Dyno Works (Nels) has a portable dyno and...

2 Wheel Dyno Works (Nels) has a portable dyno and travels to a lot of Pacific North West roadraces. According to his website he will be at Oregon Raceway Park (south of the Dalles) 2 weekends in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,835
Posted By Groundhog
Like Kenbike said. I took my stumbling '07...

Like Kenbike said.

I took my stumbling '07 to Nels at 2 WHEEL DYNOWORKS in Seattle (I know - wrong coast). He fixed stumble, throttle jerk, added horsepower and kept milage. He used Tune ECU.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,478
Posted By Groundhog
I just had to fix the same problem with mine the...

I just had to fix the same problem with mine the other day. The rubber grommets have gotten a little thin. When the shoulders of the bolts tighten there is still room for the skid plate to move...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,733
Posted By Groundhog
+1 for the PLB and cell phone

+1 for the PLB and cell phone
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-14-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,810
Posted By Groundhog
Just had to replace my chain & sprockets (had...

Just had to replace my chain & sprockets (had 16/42 and stayed that way). If you want a damped 16T sprocket get the one for the newer models (16T for the 07 is not damped). Part #60033129016

Don't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-04-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By Groundhog
You might want to give some thought to a gasoline...

You might want to give some thought to a gasoline proof sealer on the bolt threads. "Seal All" brand is a pretty good sealer, but it might be too thick to seal threads.

Groundhog
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,033
Posted By Groundhog
One last try. From an Australian “Full...

One last try.

From an Australian “Full Public Report” (similar to US MSDS) for Viscoplex 5089 from Exxon Chemical. “viscous liquid rubber-like polymer with light yellow color”. Viscoplex is part...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,033
Posted By Groundhog
ATF has a bigger additive package than even...

ATF has a bigger additive package than even engine oil. The main differences as I see it are viscosity, seal swell and friction modifiers. All which will slow the movement.

Probably not enough to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,033
Posted By Groundhog
As a mechanic with 45 years experience (which...

As a mechanic with 45 years experience (which doesn't mean shit, I know, but I've had a lot of oil on my hands) on everything from RC plane engines, drag racing equipment, motorcycles, snowcats,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,044
Posted By Groundhog
Another 6 pack and you won't care one way or...

Another 6 pack and you won't care one way or another!:beer
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,575
Posted By Groundhog
63 and still manage to put around 5K miles on the...

63 and still manage to put around 5K miles on the 990 Adv. every year.

I admit that the trails I pick to ride are getting to be the easier/smoother ones and I stop "to enjoy the view" a lot more...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Groundhog
http://order.waytekwire.com Waytekwire is...

http://order.waytekwire.com

Waytekwire is another place that can probably help.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-24-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By Groundhog
I have a TT model that looks like the bottom...

I have a TT model that looks like the bottom picture (locking & aluminum color), but the base of it is like the black one. Smaller anti-vib mounts, single stud and smaller radius metal where they...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,070
Posted By Groundhog
INS gets me too. I use a little battery powered...

INS gets me too. I use a little battery powered trimmer and mow them little hairs down to the root.
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