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Old 02-09-2013, 07:34 PM   #2266
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Hi all, I am emigrating to Aus in 5 weeks and am trying to decide whether to try and import my 990 with me.

Its an 07 with only 3500 miles on it, and i will probably get around 10k AUD equivalent for it up here in the Uk. Maybe nine. It will cost me $2k and a whole heap of pain to ship it... which leave me with about $13k to buy something similar in NSW...

Will $13-$15k buy me a decent low miles 990 in Sydney???
sell it mate before you come as said. Australia import lawsand quarantine laws will give you headaches. There is quite a lot of good 990's for sale over here, 20,000km's is still low km machine for us. you might only have to outlay another couple of grand to get yourself a good ride.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:08 PM   #2267
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With a Safari tank and my 100kgs Im using 0.70's could have even gone to 0.80's for fully fueled and loaded and its awesome but a revalve is absolutely essential.
Best front end Ive ever had the pleasure of riding, comfy as and soaks everything up.
My springs came from MPE, just couldn't be bothered taking the forks off and shiipping to Qld to get them revalved. No plans on putting a safari tank on, so wanted the heaviest springs that work work without touching the valving. They thought .56 would work for my weight and would be an improvement over stock which I'm sure they will be. They had to cut down and modify a set of longer springs to work with the 200mm suspension on the non-R version I have as told me off the shelf springs aren't available for the std travel set up. You can hardly tell which end was cut down, great job.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:39 PM   #2268
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My springs came from MPE, just couldn't be bothered taking the forks off and shiipping to Qld to get them revalved. No plans on putting a safari tank on, so wanted the heaviest springs that work work without touching the valving. They thought .56 would work for my weight and would be an improvement over stock which I'm sure they will be. They had to cut down and modify a set of longer springs to work with the 200mm suspension on the non-R version I have as told me off the shelf springs aren't available for the std travel set up. You can hardly tell which end was cut down, great job.
Im sure it will be a huge improvement.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:36 AM   #2269
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Grog's reflash was a success, checked the tps and throttle body balance, disabled the SAI, (he's pulled this and put in the resistors already, not sure they are needed when its disabled in the ECU like it is now though) , checked an error code about the air temp sensor which we then cleaned and checked the connection - no further error code appeared on next start. Did the 15 min idle and all good. 09 Akro map to now 11 Akro map. Got to love TuneECU.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:19 AM   #2270
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With a Safari tank and my 100kgs Im using 0.70's could have even gone to 0.80's for fully fueled and loaded and its awesome but a revalve is absolutely essential.
Best front end Ive ever had the pleasure of riding, comfy as and soaks everything up.
What difference does the revalve do Cool b?
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:39 AM   #2271
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What difference does the revalve do Cool b?
The rebound dampening will not be able to slow the recoil of the stiffer spring, hence needs to be 'revolved' to suit, and compression dampening also would need work.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:06 PM   #2272
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The rebound dampening will not be able to slow the recoil of the stiffer spring, hence needs to be 'revolved' to suit, and compression dampening also would need work.
Yeah, thats pretty right.
The standard valving is completely overwhelmed by stiffer springs.

I actually did the .70 springs before a revalve and it was complete shit and nearly unrideable.
Did a full revalve and its the best Ive ever experienced, very impressed.

I did also revalve the rear and replaced the piston with a bladder.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:32 AM   #2273
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Sus Mechanic?

Who did the work for ya Cool b?
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:38 AM   #2274
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Who did the work for ya Cool b?
I started it all but it wasnt working out so took it to Terry Hay at Shock Treatment since hes done work for me before over the last 20 years and he worked his magic.
Very happy with the results.
I can fill you in a bit more with details and costs if you want, pm me.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:44 AM   #2275
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I started it all but it wasnt working out so took it to Terry Hay at Shock Treatment since hes done work for me before over the last 20 years and he worked his magic.
Very happy with the results.
I can fill you in a bit more with details and costs if you want, pm me.
I've heard good things of him, his son Grant shreds tyres. Thanks.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:26 AM   #2276
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Well the new front fork springs were a success, .56 a nice improvement over stock without having to revalve. Added some wider and straighter bars too, stock KTM bend pro tapers. Makes the bike feel narrower. Better standing position.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:04 AM   #2277
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Finally a Unifilter for 990 950

Well picked up my bike from Unifilter yesterday and have done about 100k's and the bike runs fine, will do some more k's as soon as the weather breaks and see if it effects fuel etc. Have some pics to share.
These are the neoprene washers


There are two filters yellow is the inner and orange is outer.



The inner fitted


The outer fitted


There is a rubber seal that goes in here to make it watertight

There are filters for the hoses too





I now have three foam filters, this maybe overkill but the bike is running fine and has really good protection. These will be in production in the next week or two and the kit will retail for about $95.00 AUS and will fit 950 also. I would like to add I have no connection with Unifilter they simply used my bike to make the prototype filter.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:55 AM   #2278
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Thanks for the info.
So what actually secures the filter ?
Do the intake trumpets touch the metal screen inside the filter ?

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Well picked up my bike from Unifilter yesterday and have done about 100k's and the bike runs fine, will do some more k's as soon as the weather breaks and see if it effects fuel etc. Have some pics to share.
These are the neoprene washers
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:12 AM   #2279
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I would of thought they could of catered for the offset of the intakes. Also their is a slight difference between 950 and 990 filters.

Also curious how they attach securely.

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Old 03-03-2013, 01:21 AM   #2280
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Thanks for the info.
So what actually secures the filter ?
Do the intake trumpets touch the metal screen inside the filter ?
The cage does fit over the trumpets and the filter seals around it, this is the prototype and they are looking at springs like in the pre filter too. This they will nut out over the next week or so. This version with the cage seems to seal well but I will wait and see what the guys at Unifilter decide works best and will up date later this week.
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