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Old 05-21-2012, 09:07 AM   #16
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lift the front wheel say 3/4 meter off ground, remove rad cap and let it run to full temp. Top off coolant and put the cap on. Done.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:15 AM   #17
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Mine did too, when new!

My second day on my '10 990 had the same problem when I was a noob to the 990.(still am compared to some of the extensive experience here with OC)!

Check this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=720421

Not to worry, thanks to all the help on ADV. Burped her, broke her in. No more temp woes(so far) I still plan on getting a second fan someday.

Good luck and laters......
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:22 AM   #18
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I had an overheat issue on my 07 990 last year, turned out my thermostat was not functioning therefore no fan turned on. I did the Adventure Machine additional fan and got the thermostat that turns the fans on 20 degrees cooler. No issues since then.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:25 AM   #19
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I have had mine nearly overheat in a warm Seattle day in stop and go traffic. I have since verified the system was bled, installed the second fan and lower temp switch and problem solved.

Riding through snow last weekend, there was no doubt in my mind that my Adventure would have overheated if it were not for the second fan and switch. There was lots of low speed high RPM flogging to work through the snow.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:12 PM   #20
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My new 2010 990 (under warranty) overheated on me at least twice in 80F temps and many times came close to overheating. Dealer and mechanic couldn't find anything and told me not to worry and just ride. KTM corporate told me to take the radiator cover off as a solution. I came to the conclusion that I was going to have to battle if I wanted the issue to get it resolved. I've seen threads where fighting something like this turned into a protracted nightmare, full of anger and wasted time. I opted for the more peaceful option and traded the bike with 15 months of warranty remaining. Shame cause I really liked the bike otherwise, but I couldn't enjoy riding while waiting for the other shoe to drop. I hope your luck and resolve lead to better results for you.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:49 PM   #21
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Interesting this issue on the 2010 and up bikes. Is that the year the water pump impeller design changed?
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:27 PM   #22
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lift the front wheel say 3/4 meter off ground, remove rad cap and let it run to full temp. Top off coolant and put the cap on. Done.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:53 AM   #23
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Sounds like my brand new 990 might need a bleed. MIne runs hot everywhere, even when it's cold out. I LOVE this bike but there are a lot of quirks that I feel KTM should have taken care of by now, I guess I just have to take care of them myself. Maybe KTM should do the 2 engineers to 1 lawyer meetings and these problems would go away.
Hahahah its like buying a Harley in the 80s. buy it then fix it. Im no beemer guy tho so i bought the KTM becasue i knew i would have to work on it... weird.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:55 AM   #24
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My new 2010 990 (under warranty) overheated on me at least twice in 80F temps and many times came close to overheating. Dealer and mechanic couldn't find anything and told me not to worry and just ride. KTM corporate told me to take the radiator cover off as a solution.
Thats kinda cool that they told you to take that cover off. like they know it impedes flow alot!
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