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Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 82,055
Posted By alshaffer
I've seen the H&B C-Bow bags, and I think they're...

I've seen the H&B C-Bow bags, and I think they're a great alternative to the MG panniers for the Custom, but I'm asking about tank bags. Anyone out there found a good alternative for the Cali? ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 82,055
Posted By alshaffer
Tank Bag?

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a Cali 1400 Custom, and wondering about storage. After riding adventure bikes for years (R1200GS and 990-Adv) old habits die hard, and I can't imagine riding...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-17-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,167
Posted By alshaffer
High Fender in Orange

I bought all the high fender parts (as described on the HOW link) in ORANGE for my '10 990-Adv. I had intended to install the mod before my Prudhoe Bay trip in June, but didn't end up doing it. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-10-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,502
Posted By alshaffer
990Adv Sidestand too long

I agree the problem is a too-long sidestand. You said "until recently"... what did you do to change yours? I've seen CJ offers a service to modify the stand if you mail it to him, which I'm...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-24-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By alshaffer
+1

I've also got a '10 990A, and wondering the same thing. I've seen a few sources that say the ectomy's aren't really needed on the newer bikes. I'll usually jump on any excuse to tear into my bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-16-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,614
Posted By alshaffer
This looks like an excellent solution ... and...

This looks like an excellent solution ... and cheap!

The website says "Available in two sizes: Small (for Street and Sport Bikes), Large (for Cruisers)." Any advice on which size works best for...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-07-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,337
Posted By alshaffer
Tubeless Tires?

I've ridden tubeless TKC-80s on my BMW 1200GS, so yes (assuming you consider those knobbies).

Here's a dumb question: if I convert my tubed rims to tubeless, do I also need to buy tubeless...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-09-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,785
Posted By alshaffer
+1

Agreed!
Forum: Orange Crush 01-07-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By alshaffer
Definitely not wasting your time with this mod. ...

Definitely not wasting your time with this mod. In fact, consider it mandatory.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-04-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 34,927
Posted By alshaffer
Rear Rack Dimensions!

Dr Kayak, would you mind posting the dimensions of the rear rack your built? It looks like it's the perfect size for a 2-gal Rotopax with KTM tail bag, which is the setup I have in mind for my 990A....
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,150
Posted By alshaffer
+2

Great setup badboyz! Can you provide any detail on how you installed the mounts to the Top Case? Do anything special to ensure water-tightness?
Forum: Orange Crush 12-29-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 43,350
Posted By alshaffer
Which Fork Protectors work best?

After reading through the entire thread, and reviewing the HOW Parts List, my only question is in regards to the Fork Protectors. A lot of discussion about modifying the 85SX protectors...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-21-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,755
Posted By alshaffer
Photos?

Any chance you can provide a photo or two of this setup? Thanks.

I'll add to the applause by saying the KTM bag is excellent! I had the Famsa bag on my former GS, and hated to see it go when I...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-16-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,532
Posted By alshaffer
Difficulty of Rekeying?

I had the same thought, but for my KTM cases (the gray plastic variant). I'd love to rekey mine so that they use my ignition key. Any ideas on how difficult this would be?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-14-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,296
Posted By alshaffer
Did It Myself

Great advice! I decided to do my own oil change this weekend on my 2010 9990-Adv, and it wasn't as bad as the blogs had warned of -- mainly a lot of time spent taking apart the left-side of the bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-28-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,489
Posted By alshaffer
K for "Kawasaki"?

After having more than one person ask me if the K stands for Kawasaki, now I just answer yes and make something up like "Kawasaki Touring Machine" (or something equally lame). Makes life simpler......
Forum: Orange Crush 10-26-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,501
Posted By alshaffer
Amazon Order?

Just checked amazon, but didn't find the light mentioned at the top of this thread. Did you buy a different model?

Also, does anyone know if this light fits the 990/Adv as well?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-23-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By alshaffer
More of a two-part answer: no, it won't...

More of a two-part answer: no, it won't interfere with the center stand; but yes, it does use one of the center stand mount points.

I agree with the other responder... it works perfect (speaking...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,451
Posted By alshaffer
This sounds like the simplest option, and since...

This sounds like the simplest option, and since my compressor came with multiple connectors, it's an easy attach to the 990A's battery "pigtail" lead. I tested the compressor on the battery lead and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-02-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,015
Posted By alshaffer
KTM 950/990 Hall Of Wisdom

The HOW has a page that discusses KTM 950/990 MY differences. Go here: http://ktm950.info/how/wotf/wotf.html
and word search "model year differences".
Forum: Orange Crush 07-08-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,088
Posted By alshaffer
KTM 2011 950/990 Adventure Special Edition Seat

Anyone out there have experience with the 2011 "Dakar" special edition seat, now offered as an after-market item? Does it fit on the standard 990-Adventure (mine's a 2010)?
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,270
Posted By alshaffer
It's Here

At the risk of jumping on a very old thread, I thought I'd add a response that Scorpion now has a dual-sport helmet, the VX-24. It's offered in several colors (incl. KTM orange), for a typically...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,679
Posted By alshaffer
Curious Too

Wondering the same thing myself. It's a great looking seat (having seen a Dakar model in my local dealership) that I've considered adding to my '10 990-A, but I wonder about the durability of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-24-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By alshaffer
Wisdom of the Forum

Checkout the Wisdom of the Forum website:
http://www.ktm950.info/how/wotf/wotf.html

Scroll down to "Model Year Differences" to see description of all differences from 2004 to present.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-23-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,036
Posted By alshaffer
Yosemite Dual Sport Adventure

KTM is sponsoring another event in the Yosemite area the weekend of Sept 24/25th. It's being put on by "Family Off-Road Adventures" (I'm not affiliated with them). A family run business (as the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-23-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,814
Posted By alshaffer
For the record, the free Garmin w/ RAM mount is a...

For the record, the free Garmin w/ RAM mount is a KTM factory promotion, so it's a non-factor for the dealership. When I bought my 990-Adv a couple months ago, the dealer filled out some form that...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-22-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,840
Posted By alshaffer
Was this the Tripmaster Plug?

Just curious if we ever confirmed this. I noticed the same unused wire behind my headlamp yesterday, and I also recently ordered the tripmaster switch -- it'll be nice if installation is as simple...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-22-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By alshaffer
This seat looks very nice, and surprisingly low...

This seat looks very nice, and surprisingly low at $175. However, what does "foam and cover only" mean? Do these need to be mounted onto the OEM seat body after purchase?
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By alshaffer
Got it! For anyone else trying to do this, the...

Got it! For anyone else trying to do this, the "tab" of the headlight/windshield assembly (one each side) is at the lower of the 2 bolts aft of the windshield.

Thanks all!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-20-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By alshaffer
Thanks! I removed the 3 upper bolts in each...

Thanks! I removed the 3 upper bolts in each fairing (2 just aft of the windshield, 1 in front of the gas cap) and this made it easy to pry the fairing out, but the entire windshield/headlight...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-20-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By alshaffer
Getting at the Instrument Console

I'm hoping someone can help me get at/under/behind the instrument console on my 990-Adv (2010). I need to get access to the speedo and tach wiring, and the first step of the installation...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-20-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 31,908
Posted By alshaffer
For those of you into the orange farkle look, a...

For those of you into the orange farkle look, a couple of the new items KTM Twins is offering are the orange KTM (H&B?) crash bars, and orange hand guards. These are the same ones that are OEM on...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-19-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,990
Posted By alshaffer
Great stuff! Thanks to all, and I'll try these...

Great stuff! Thanks to all, and I'll try these tips -- just what I was looking for!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-19-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,990
Posted By alshaffer
Chain Maintenance for Dummies

After riding a shaft-driven bike for years, now that I'm breaking in my new 990-Adv, I want to be sure I'm not neglecting the chain. Can anyone offer up a set of simple instructions for how best to...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,930
Posted By alshaffer
Black Dog Aux Fan Kit

Being a new 990-Adv rider, after reading seemingly hundreds of blogs on cooling fan issues I decided to go to the source ... Kurt at BDCW in this case. Just today, he said they're working up an aux...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By alshaffer
That's exactly how I bought my 2010 a couple...

That's exactly how I bought my 2010 a couple months ago. With 2012 on the horizon, they're motivated to move the '10s. You're right about cost. I got mine for mid $13k plus the free GPS & mount,...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By alshaffer
The 2011 990-Adv is offered in white/black or...

The 2011 990-Adv is offered in white/black or orange/black (same as the 2010). As well, this year they offer a special edition Dakar 990-Adv (not the R) that's blue with orange trim.

You can see...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-15-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,327
Posted By alshaffer
Original Post Removed

Too many useless replies to this one (with apologies to those whose weren't).
Forum: Orange Crush 05-11-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By alshaffer
Free Garmin Promotion

I also just bought a new 2010, and got the free Garmin w/ RAM mount (still waiting for mine too). It's actually a KTM factory promotion (not the dealership) -- here's what their website advertises:...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-02-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By alshaffer
Mirror Relocation Bracket worthwhile?

I assume this thread is referring to the KTM relocation bracket for the righthand mirror, which is mounted on the master cylinder causing a potential vulnerability: ...
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