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Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 85,460
Posted By fat spider
Thanks for the explanation, I'd never heard of...

Thanks for the explanation, I'd never heard of that before even though I'm an old bugger, so I will try to remember that for future reference.
:clap:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 85,460
Posted By fat spider
OK Dominic for the uninitiated we need an...

OK Dominic for the uninitiated we need an explanation of how the tennis balls and laundry liquid are used to clean your sleeping bag ??????????
:ear:ear:ear
Forum: Australia 03-15-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
Hi Tezza, I have a 2007 also and on occasion use...

Hi Tezza, I have a 2007 also and on occasion use shell 98 with no problems but I may be able to offer some suggestions.
With some fuels they tend to leave a grease type deposit in the throttle body...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 85,460
Posted By fat spider
Tom Groggin

Dominick , you continue to amaze me, that someone from the other side of the world has been so successful at finding so many of our great motorcycle roads.
I hope you arrived at Tom Groggin from the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,846
Posted By fat spider
My sentiments exactly, I have ridden down flooded...

My sentiments exactly, I have ridden down flooded roads where the water level has come up to a point where my knackers were thoroughly drowned and yet the bike kept going. :freaky
Forum: Australia 11-29-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
Sorry Tezza but nowadays I've retired from any...

Sorry Tezza but nowadays I've retired from any sort of gainful employment but just give the boys at HPC a ring and they will quote you over the phone, I would recommend having them done inside and...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
[QUOTE=TEZZA;22886400]Has anyone got a contact...

[QUOTE=TEZZA;22886400]Has anyone got a contact details for either HPC of JetHot .:clap


Here's the link to HPC http://www.hpcoatings.com.au/ :freaky:freaky
Forum: Australia 11-29-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
[QUOTE=MymoJoe;22885648]Maybe you could tell us...

[QUOTE=MymoJoe;22885648]Maybe you could tell us of the benefit of ceramic coating.

I got mine done after seeing Hodgo's. Mainly for cosmetic reasons as mine were quite rusty. I was also told...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
I used to be an agent for HPC in Leongatha who...

I used to be an agent for HPC in Leongatha who were the original ceramic coaters in Victoria, another company that has come on board since is JetHot who I think are up around Castlemmaine.
Don't be...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 85,460
Posted By fat spider
Dominik I enjoyed your video, it brought many...

Dominik I enjoyed your video, it brought many memories flooding back but I kept waiting for the wildlife to come running out of the scrub.
I am not sure what you have been told regarding outback...
Forum: Australia 03-19-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
well obviously I haven't been following this...

well obviously I haven't been following this thread closely enough, i was under the impression you were asking about just adding a vertical foam sock in addition to the std filter setup so my...
Forum: Australia 03-19-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
Thumb well Gee1 I'm sure everyone will have a different...

well Gee1 I'm sure everyone will have a different opinion to me but my thoughts are that by using a unifilter as well as the std filter isn't the ideal situation. A unifilter has a reasonably dense...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,846
Posted By fat spider
I'm interested in this black shaft stuff, I...

I'm interested in this black shaft stuff, I always carry a spare shaft and seal in my kit on long rides but my spare is silver like the original, it was purchased around 2 years ago and was supposed...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
filter seller

Contact this bloke, he usually has 990 filters, I usually buy a pack of 3 from him for $26.00 delivered.
http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/fiwtarz/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686
Forum: Australia 10-06-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
Oil & filters

Try ebay for filters $10 and MOBIL 4T RACING is a great oil at around $60 :freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By fat spider
oil tank check

You are the man Groundhog, it's a pity my dealer wasn't as helpful, KTM Aus identified the problem to me but my local dealer bitched about doing the check because I do my own servicing and he wasn't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By fat spider
990 oil tank blockages

Has anyone got any details regarding a factory recall to check for obstructions in oil tank outlet or similar on 2007 990s.

:ear:ear:ear
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,261
Posted By fat spider
congratulations to all five of you

An outstanding effort, I traveled the same route as far as Mt Dare, [before heading for Kalgoorlie] two months earlier than you, and so appreciate your effort even more and that's without factoring...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,846
Posted By fat spider
just love your ingenuity for folding sheet metal...

just love your ingenuity for folding sheet metal AAAA+++++:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Australia 03-05-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
Mick you ask a stupid question, you get a stupid...

Mick you ask a stupid question, you get a stupid answer. I'm sorry if your ego was hurt:rofl
Forum: Australia 03-05-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
Mick you obviously don't ride in the desert much...

Mick you obviously don't ride in the desert much as with a Knobby on the front and in soft stuff, especially sand, the bike will get the shakes [ great sensation at speed ] so that's the reason for...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
Try the link below and keep your money in Aus,...

Try the link below and keep your money in Aus, advantages , local servicing, no need to replace top triple clamp, uses a riser that moves the bars forward as well as up which is essential.
I have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,846
Posted By fat spider
I keep seeing this H.O.W. in threads, can someone...

I keep seeing this H.O.W. in threads, can someone explain it or send me a link ??????????????:ear:ear:ear
Forum: Australia 02-29-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
I think a large quantity of bikes have the...

I think a large quantity of bikes have the problem just to varying degrees depending on suspension travel used and the amount of mud and sand you ride, I have seen some with a 6mm deep groove, when I...
Forum: Australia 02-29-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
I found it in OC six or eight months ago and it...

I found it in OC six or eight months ago and it seemed to be a reasonably common occurrence at that time.:cry:cry
Forum: Australia 02-29-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
Here's a short list of problems you should...

Here's a short list of problems you should research, water pump seal, fuel filters, shocker guard cutting the swingarm in half, water drains in the swingarm and sidestand relocation, that should keep...
Forum: Australia 02-29-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
Thumb Some might consider us interned in an asylum but...

Some might consider us interned in an asylum but some see the insane as the cruisers in life. You will not be disappointed by your internment especially with all that desert country on your...
Forum: Australia 02-28-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 308,031
Posted By fat spider
Thumb Having owned a 990 since 2007 in my experience I...

Having owned a 990 since 2007 in my experience I would think you are pushing --it uphill to find a great and CARING KTM mechanic, as others have said learn to do it yourself and then you can feel...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,846
Posted By fat spider
Qwik I think you misinterpreted my post I was...

Qwik I think you misinterpreted my post I was referring to tire mileage as I own a 99 Busa as well [ greatest road bike on earth] that simply eats tires and makes the 990 look anorexic by comparison....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,846
Posted By fat spider
well I would have thought anyone who owned a Busa...

well I would have thought anyone who owned a Busa would be ecstatic at the mileage you can get from the big KTM :cry
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,846
Posted By fat spider
CJ clutch covers

[QUOTE=xdbx;17380224]Finally had time to service out my clutch cover. I freaking love this thing! It's helped me diagnose several failed water pumps, clogged oil jets, and obviously, a backed out...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-04-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,886,226
Posted By fat spider
Thumb nice setup

schectanator for a young bloke you look like you have your bike well set up and are using it the way the great KTM god envisaged I applaud you, more pictures please
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2011, 04:17 AM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,886,226
Posted By fat spider
NO 3 there must be a way to do more than 1 at a...

NO 3 there must be a way to do more than 1 at a time ????????????????
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,886,226
Posted By fat spider
No 2

No 2
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2011, 04:14 AM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,886,226
Posted By fat spider
My first attempt at uploading, these photos are...

My first attempt at uploading, these photos are of my first solo trip into outback New South Wales, Australia, approximately 3 years ago. The photos show the roads in and out of Mungo National Park.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-19-2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 34,994
Posted By fat spider
not sure whether BKREXs question was for me or...

not sure whether BKREXs question was for me or not but I'll have a shot at it anyhow, closed loop o2 sensor control is usually limited to low rpm maybe up to 2500, my understanding is that not many...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 34,994
Posted By fat spider
I have had an 07 990 from new and fitted Akras at...

I have had an 07 990 from new and fitted Akras at 2000 KM then experienced lean-ness [pretty std with free flow mufflers] so then loaded Akra map which cured problem also increased torque and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By fat spider
fuel filtering

Profill in Tasmania make an excellent product for filtering fuel that every outback rider should own and yes you would be getting a lot more info on road condition if you posted your question in the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By fat spider
Mt Isa to Birdsville to Windorah, Queensland

Haven't ridden the complete route you're asking about but have ridden Isa to Boulia to Bedourie to Windorah in reverse and it would be a piece of cake two-up on a GS as long as it's not wet. Fuel is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By fat spider
I note that no-one has posted the fact that each...

I note that no-one has posted the fact that each fuel cock is turned on or off in the opposite direction to the other [ one turns toward the rear of the bike the other towards the front ] as both...
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