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Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By bobz
Ideas on field oil change

First of all I'm going from 10 to 13k miles, so a oil change will be in order. After looking carefully at the oil tank drain I figured out you don't have to take the left gas tank off. Just above the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-11-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By bobz
why a Scott oil filter

I don't understand why a reuseable oil filter would be great for a field oil change. With a OEM filter you just remove it and replace it, your done. With a reuseable you have to clean it carefully...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-10-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By bobz
field oil change ?

Has anybody come up with a easier way to do a field oil change. Like sucking or siphoning out the oil. Or maybe plumbing a drain hose from the oil tank to the bottom of the engine and protected by...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-21-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By bobz
A new concept in valve checking/adjustment in Europe

An interesting note, there was a owner who if I remember right bought his bike in Britain and was riding across Europe when his first service was do. He had stopped by ex-eastern block country's...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,151
Posted By bobz
new tank bag

For your info, there's a new one in the parts section on the flea market. bob z:clap
Forum: Orange Crush 04-14-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 403
Posted By bobz
lower 990 or 19"/17", how to lower ?

What the best way to lower a 07 990 Adv. a little. Not necessary the cheapest. Are the 19"/17" wheels the way to go? Are there more tires to choose from? Or can I slide my fork tubes up 3/4" to 1"...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-18-2008, 02:02 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 40,588
Posted By bobz
990 Canisterectomy resister Value idea

<HR style="COLOR: #575757" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->Being a new KTM owner (990) I'm reading quite a bit on this forum about my new ride. Having done a engine swap on a jeep...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-18-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By bobz
resister size

15000 to 20000 ohm 1/4 watt will do. Search all my threads and replys and you will see that I and others wrote a lot about it. bobz
Forum: Orange Crush 03-17-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By bobz
I carry one on long trips

I got one from Mikes KTM for a little over $300. There's quite a bit to it. It's high pressure with a regulator and about the size of the pump in my Chevy Pickup. Every KTM shop I called didn't stock...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,258
Posted By bobz
Price for 07 990

Just paid $12700 out the door in the San Diego, Ca. area for a new 07 990 before XMAS. bobz
Forum: Orange Crush 01-30-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,060
Posted By bobz
Changed ASAP

I sit very tall in the saddle and the face blast was bad. It was so bad at speed that I took off the shield. Then I went to the Cee Baileys tallest widest shield. It reduced the blast by 95%. When I...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-23-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,337
Posted By bobz
a few more items that I like

I agree with your list but everyone could add a few more things here and there. I like the European head light switch, Bill Maiers custom seat made to your butt while you wait and highway pegs. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-19-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 65,048
Posted By bobz
new idea for clutch oil jet

since this plugged so easily the factory needs to come up with a little screen or filter that fits on top of the jet to catch any crap before it blocks that tiny orifice. every time I check it, it...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-14-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,060
Posted By bobz
My screen sucks until I ----

Put a Cee Baileys windscreen on and now It's quiet at high speed with a 3/4 helmet and sunglasses. I'm 6' tall with short legs so I sit tall in the saddle like a 6'3" guy. bobz
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By bobz
try a tyrepliers

I got the typepliers from a BMW dealer on the net. Small and works great. The stock rims on the 950/990 adv are some of the hardest beads to break of any bike out there. this tool does it easlily....
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,510
Posted By bobz
clutch oil jet idea?

Every time I take out the clutch oil jet it's clogged. How about a little filter or fine mesh screen that drops in the hole on top of the jet. That jet is so small that when I do a oil change I run...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-27-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,434
Posted By bobz
990 Adv fuel pump is ---

The 990 fuel pump is made by Keihin, I believe that's who makes the rest of the fuel injection system. I'm planning on some rides starting next month so I gathered some extra parts that doesn't take...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,972
Posted By bobz
saving watts at start-up

The Euro lite switch turns off the head light, tail light and that little parking light thats above the main head light. It's nice to have that power available to start your bike or when your going...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By bobz
Try a Cee Baileys

I got my 990 last month and because I sit tall on this bike the wind was unbearable to me. I tried the Cee Baileys tallest model and it has reduced the wind by 95% :clap without affecting my good...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,972
Posted By bobz
watt conservation program

You guys in the cold climates might consider one of those European Ktm head lite switches. You can turn off all your lites in those hard starting situations. That would probably save 90 watts:clap ...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-03-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,948
Posted By bobz
front fork air bleed?

I wonder if bleeding the air out of the front forks like the manuals states, should be done more often? I wonder what the wisdom of the forum thinks about that? bob z
Forum: Orange Crush 12-03-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,828
Posted By bobz
torque trick I've used before

If I'm working on some wield item like a nut on a spinning shaft IE pinons, motorcycle clutch shafts etc and I can't get a suitable locking device or don't want to put excessive load ( like putting...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-02-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By bobz
Maxvert

I'm the new guy here with a one month old 990. I sort of understand bypassing a coil here and there from my new chevy in a old jeep swap done legally in California:wink: . But what is hard to...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By bobz
Kind of proves the fact---

That kind of proves the fact you don't need the exact electrial resistance of the valve your replacing to convince the ecm that the valve is still in circuit to prevent a trouble code. plus your...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,714
Posted By bobz
I like it

Good to know you only need common 1/4 watt resisters. And your only drawing .008 of a watt and not 15 watts that the 25 ohm resister would be drawing plus the fact you found them at radio shack and...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By bobz
22k ohm resister----More input is good

[quote=FastEddy760]Works fine. Perhaps a lower wattage would have also worked, but its already soldered in.

Here is a link to the image of the Radio Shack part...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-30-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By bobz
A new approach to what resister value to use

<HR style="COLOR: #575757" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->Being a new KTM owner (990) I'm reading quite a bit on this forum about my new ride. Having done a engine swap on a jeep...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-30-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,714
Posted By bobz
You most likely have a European spec ECM thats...

You most likely have a European spec ECM thats not programed to look for the SAS or Evap system conponets and throw a code when their missing. Lucky you. bob z
Forum: Orange Crush 11-30-2007, 12:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,014
Posted By bobz
while your at it.

While your down there working check the tightness of the chain slider bolts that lay inside those bucket washers. There is only one on top and one on the bottom front leading edge of the swing arm...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-30-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,714
Posted By bobz
New idea on what resister to use

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Forum: Orange Crush 11-30-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By bobz
Eh? New 990 Canisterectomy Resister Value Ideas

Being a new KTM owner (990) I'm reading quite a bit on this forum about my new ride. Having done a engine swap on a jeep with a modern Corvette motor I knew what your talking about when you have to...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By bobz
Planning a trip to Timbuktu

If I figure out what parts and tools I might need when things turn to crap than I will never need them. Many years ago I did a adventure ride to Panama before we had the term adventure motorcycles....
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By bobz
water pump R&R question

Having read and sort of understand how the water pump overhaul goes, I had a question for you guys that have done this before. How does the water pump bearings get their lubrication? There must be...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-16-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,289
Posted By bobz
consensus of which clutch hydraulic fluid?

I'm new here and have read most to the forums ideas of hydraulic fluids choices. I pretty sure we don't want brake fluid or even ATF in there. That LHM plus is not just sitting at the local US parts...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,574
Posted By bobz
I just picked up a new 07 990 adv with the latest...

I just picked up a new 07 990 adv with the latest Nov. 07 remap. My first two tanks the low fuel lite came on at over 200 miles and got 50 and 51 mpg while driver 90% 65 to 75 mph with a 17" tall Cee...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2007, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 424,499
Posted By bobz
I just got a new 990 adv and couldn't beleave how...

I just got a new 990 adv and couldn't beleave how bad the wind noise was, the freeway was painful. After I installed a 17" Cee Baileys style 1 the noise and wind is about 90 to 95% gone. I can now...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,929
Posted By bobz
I just got a new 07 990 Adv. Make sure you have...

I just got a new 07 990 Adv. Make sure you have the latest remap. My dealer didn't know about it until he downloaded it from their dealer website. It made a difference, this bike does 70 mph by just...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2007, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By bobz
Newbe to 990 adv need some help

After reading most of the posts that pertain to the 990 Adv, I went out a got a new one. Now I'm trying to figure out how to bulletproof it as much as I can for the known possible problems. Years ago...
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