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Old 08-09-2013, 04:27 AM   #1
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DirtyADV going fuel injected??? - 990R

Have enjoyed the 950 a whole lot.

But there have been some engine issues, worn engine cases by the cylinder base "Pyndon Syndrome" and shifting is acting up every now and then finding false neutral between gears.

There are now some -11 990 for sale at a decent price so thinking about upgrading.

Most of the upgrades should transfer to a new bike without issues.

Sadly the -11 R only comes with a 245 suspension travel (have a Pyndon monster 320 so would transfer that) but wanted to sell and think a 245 will have a lot less interest then a 265 (have a used 245 for sale already and no interest what so ever)


Will have to haggle the price some more but is there any point going for an R? They have stock 990 -11 also.

ABS? Easy to remove? ...or keep and se if it goes crazy from a 320 suspension?

Any other difference, know it was discussed a while back if there was different engine parts in the normal vs the R but did not pay much attention since I was happy back then with a carbed 950.

Please help out what do I do?

A replacement engine might be the way to go but dont want to ruin a season when mine breaks down searching an engine and wrenching.

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Old 08-09-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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A replacement engine might be the way to go but dont want to ruin a season when mine breaks down searching an engine and wrenching.
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Just don't wait for a breakdown. Find a good 990 engine now, swap it out when you have a free weekend. Keep your carbs, take the timing wheel from your 950, and sell the rest for parts.



Edit: OK, I spent a lot more than a weekend changing mine, but only because I got the bike back from the shop in a basket, and had to figure out where everything went.



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Old 08-09-2013, 04:08 PM   #3
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^This

Or get a 990R and throw a pair of FCR's on it.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:02 PM   #4
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Find a good 09-up 990 Adv R or Dakar. Put on a single exhaust, TuneECU map it with PowerTripp's map for single exhaust, G2 slow turn throttle and you won't be missing carbs.

I've had the tall suspension on an 05-950, now have standard suspension on 990 Adv with ABS. I don't miss the tall suspension at all. The ABS adds weight, but is non-intrusive for most riding and can be easily turned off.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:07 PM   #5
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I, too, have the bug for the fuel injection now. I had a 2006 950 Adventure S Not long ago. I went for that over a 990 because of price, and I wanted a carbureted bike. Fuel injection on a dirt bike? No way, I said.
But that 950 had it's issues, and nowadays the 990s have fixed a lot of those problems, and the fuel injection system is established enough that I would feel comfortable with a 990 over a 950 now. I'm happy to say my next bike (well, the wife might get a bike first...) will be a 990 Adventure, probably 2010 or newer. It will have a place right next to my 03 640 Adventure and my Chevy S10 pickup. Well... the pickup might have to go.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do though!
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:08 AM   #6
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Thanks for the input have not made up my mind yet ...but its my birthday soon so we will see.

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Old 10-26-2014, 03:21 AM   #7
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Mehh... ill be back.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:50 AM   #8
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And it will be awesome!!!

Have recieved the correct disc now:





Sadly I came back home from a getaway from the Swedish autumn in Spain with a seriously messed up stomach so trying to recover from that right now =(

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Old 11-14-2014, 03:08 PM   #9
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So feeling better by now at least but was some flu included as a travel package with the messed up stomach ...still feel very tired if up and doing stuff.

So Moto-Master disc for OEM caliper measures about 260 mm from outside rivet to outside rivet:



And the Race disc suitable for their 4-pot caliper measures in at 245 mm:



So there is an extra 7,5 mm of grip surface for the pads.

Have my dads bike on the lift right now for winter maintenance and some upgrades so work on the 990 will have to wait some more.

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Old 11-14-2014, 04:15 PM   #10
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Tummen upp till bygget.
Thumbs up on the build ;)
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:52 AM   #11
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Tummen upp till bygget.
Thumbs up on the build ;)
Tackar! (Thank you!).


Almost done (apart from suspension) with my dads 2005 950 Adventure.

It has almost 45000 km by now, he did almost 15000 last summer, about half was our travels to Schweiz.

Spark plugs was replaced when he bought it.

Rear plug (15000 km on it):



Front plug (also 15000 km):



And since starter could be engaged without pulling clutch in and switch was "hot" all the time I thought it had shorted out but seems someone had placed a pieced of metal pushing in the switch:



Cause they had placed the wrong clutch lever on it without the small bump to actuate the switch:



Should have my 990 back on the lift later this week and hope to finish up the front brake on that soon (have more plans for it I want to get done this winter.

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