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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Will a 990 Adventure fit in a motovan?

I have been wondering all winter if my 990 adventure will fit in my Chevy Express. The bike is in storage 1000 miles away, so I cant just go out and measure it. I've got the extended wheel base van,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Well, thats embarrassing! I must have forgot how...

Well, thats embarrassing! I must have forgot how to work my KTM. My kill switch was off! should have deleted original post but thought I would leave it here for a laugh.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By dirtbikebagger
2010 990 adventure no start after storage/work

I just had the bike apart for a few months doing a valve check. I got it back together topped off the battery with a trickle charger, and went to start it, nothing, except lights. The dash doesn't...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-01-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,243
Posted By dirtbikebagger
That is hilarious! Why would harley want you...

That is hilarious! Why would harley want you messing up their nice chrome dash with a keychain danglin around on it!?

+1 on any barrel key opening the caps.

Hate to say it, but I put on 15k in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,644
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Honestly a dirty location and first time engine...

Honestly a dirty location and first time engine work both sound pretty sketchy to me. Headwork will likely cost you a grand or more. Without all of the proper measuring and machining tools you...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-22-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By dirtbikebagger
No experience with your bike but, I like to do...

No experience with your bike but, I like to do what they do on harleys and preform the "fall away" test.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Thanks for the input guys, Im at 15k miles. Im...

Thanks for the input guys, Im at 15k miles. Im still going to be in there after about 5k-10k to look at my new cam again and make sure the rest of them arent going to hell, so I can nit pick a little...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By dirtbikebagger
I think it would have to be a conscious decision...

I think it would have to be a conscious decision because when the front valves are at the TDC mark the rear valves are putting pressure on the valves, so theres no way to have all 4 valves out at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By dirtbikebagger
adjusting valves tight or loose?

I just did my second valve check, which included installing a new cam, due do some pitted surface hardening. I got it all buttoned up and now I am looking at my final clearance numbers.
Front left...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,725
Posted By dirtbikebagger
I have a 7 dollar ELM327 chinese one that has...

I have a 7 dollar ELM327 chinese one that has been working(on other vehicles) for years, Get a cheap one.
Cool app!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Yeah, I read that on the internet once too, but...

Yeah, I read that on the internet once too, but it would be almost impossible to do this without trying.
Slide diaphragm and bowl vents sound promising.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Wow! I thought mine looked bad!

Wow! I thought mine looked bad!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By dirtbikebagger
The steering locks are adjusted conservatively...

The steering locks are adjusted conservatively from the factory, I took the nuts off mine and screwed them all the way in without any problems.
In my opinion a helmet like that will never work on a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By dirtbikebagger
The little u shape marks on the ends are on all...

The little u shape marks on the ends are on all of them, and look to be stock grinding marks. The scratch looks like a little piece of chrome that peeled off. almost like if you pull a decal off and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,403
Posted By dirtbikebagger
lol!

lol!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,887
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Just keep riding till the semis are all clogged...

Just keep riding till the semis are all clogged up in the rest areas, or a few are in the ditch.
Seriously.
Luckily all the truckers stay in their cabs, so you wont have to come up with small talk...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,306
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Mine were rusty at 15k miles. The first 5k was...

Mine were rusty at 15k miles. The first 5k was mostly in the rain, so I kinda expected it. My bikes nick name is The Wave Runner.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Only because I took it apart, and did all of my...

Only because I took it apart, and did all of my service work, and It has only seen a KTM dealer for the remap. Maybe I have no need to worry, Luckily its a $139 part.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By dirtbikebagger
990 cam failure

Doh! Catches my fingernail :cry 15000 miles, checked them at 9000 and they were like new. I sent pics to KTM since I still have about 10 days left on my warranty. I guess I dont expect them to pay...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,753
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Im hoping someone at KTMtwins.com sees this and...

Im hoping someone at KTMtwins.com sees this and does something about it. Same day shipping is not too much to ask, in todays world it is the norm. I relayed my displeasure to them through email last...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,753
Posted By dirtbikebagger
An open complaint to KTMTWINS.COM

OH KTMTWINS.com Why is it that an order I placed last Thursday is just now shipping today, on Wednesday? All the parts that I ordered on Amazon and Ebay (on the same day) showed up two days ago. The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By dirtbikebagger
My 2010 manual says to change them every 15,000km...

My 2010 manual says to change them every 15,000km or 9321mi. The part number is LKAR8BI9. They are hard to find and they are an Iridium plug. The reason they have the same life as a conventional plug...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,479
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Needs a metal box to sit in and a proper battery...

Needs a metal box to sit in and a proper battery strap. Wont last long like that, especially if it was moved to improve offroad capability. Harleys been puttin it there for years!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Where do you get 09 later 990 spark plugs?

I need a set of LKAR8BI9 NGK plugs for my 2010 990 adventure. From a couple hours of searching, I either have to order them from the UK via ebay or try to get my KTM dealership to order them for me?...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Craftsman 14mm. fit very freely. Finding...

Craftsman 14mm. fit very freely.

Finding these damn spark plugs to purchase is proving to be harder than I expected. Good thing its raining.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By dirtbikebagger
The interwebs made me too nervous about that...

The interwebs made me too nervous about that spark plug tool, turns out a regular ole 14mm deep well socket worked great to remove the LKAR8BI9.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Thanks, just had to make sure, now I'm having fun...

Thanks, just had to make sure, now I'm having fun getting my 2010 spark plugs out =]
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By dirtbikebagger
990 valve check without throttle cable adjustment?

Im reading up on the valve check procedure, and just wanted to double check...
Can you remove the throttle bodies without altering the throttle cable adjustment?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,742
Posted By dirtbikebagger
I hate it when people play devils advocate with...

I hate it when people play devils advocate with serious safety stuff like this.
Scenario: Jump start with tiny wires, positive wire catches on fire melting all insulation. positive wire then...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,478
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Im convinced ABS makes my rear tire last longer....

Im convinced ABS makes my rear tire last longer. Also keeps me from flat spotting it while doing hockey stops at every light when riding with friends.:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,875
Posted By dirtbikebagger
I like the crash bars that KTM sells, I had to...

I like the crash bars that KTM sells, I had to drag my 990 down a loose shale rock covered hill and the bike doesnt have a scratch because of those bars.
Luggage
Windshield
Seat
Exhaust
Oh...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,825
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Gay ass thread

Gay ass thread
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,234
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Bored on a snowy day looking at my bike in the...

Bored on a snowy day looking at my bike in the living room...

7k or so miles later and I still like the seat. I must not have gotten it installed perfectly because the "taint ripples" never went...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,823
Posted By dirtbikebagger
If I had it to do over again I would send my seat...

If I had it to do over again I would send my seat in and have Seat Concepts put it on for me(which is still an option for you) I had no luck with manual or electric staple guns, and ended up buying...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-09-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,131
Posted By dirtbikebagger
My 990 made my buddy with the 800 have terrible...

My 990 made my buddy with the 800 have terrible buyers remorse every time we hit the throttle. He couldnt even throttle wheelie without alot of practice. I could only imagine the new bikes whooooopin...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,731
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Im considering the same thing, Just wondering how...

Im considering the same thing, Just wondering how this has held up over time? Rub any holes in your radiator or oil tank or anything weird?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Yall are speaking too generally for me. The 990...

Yall are speaking too generally for me. The 990 has different plugs 09 and earlier, and 2010 and later... when they changed the heads.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-16-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 14,983
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Rules of the road. A: Pay to Play B: Be a man...

Rules of the road.
A: Pay to Play
B: Be a man and learn to work on a motorcycle.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By dirtbikebagger
After 5k miles on it I really love my Seat...

After 5k miles on it I really love my Seat Concepts standard height seat. Its taller than the stock standard, but not too much. Its flat from the dip back so you can sit anywhere on it, great after a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,561
Posted By dirtbikebagger
Those last two statements confuse and frustrate...

Those last two statements confuse and frustrate me so I'll respond the way my gut wants me to...
If you noobs think that 5 more gallons of fuel is going to hinder top speed you are riding the wrong...
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