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Old 06-03-2013, 11:34 PM   #91
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I found this thread:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...769525&page=12

nice writeup.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:53 AM   #92
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The water pump seal is not oring shape and is not made from "viton" material. It is a seal made of teflon, in place of the older one made of red rubber.

http://www.ktm950.info/how/ktm_950_issues.html

Whatever info you need you can readit in here http://www.ktm950.info/ and educate all these KTM employed clueless guys.

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I'll call Mike at KTM back and find out if this is an even newer updated seal or not... Frustrating that he was responding with info he was "reading straight off of the KTM TSB bulletin".
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:18 AM   #93
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Thanks! I don't think I have seen this. I will definitely study all of it!

I installed one of CJDesigns SS Oil Drain Lines the other day. This will definitely make oil changes quicker and easier! However, there was one thing about the installation that I did not like. The idea of the SS line and plastic end laying on the skid plate, bouncing around did not sound like a good idea. As I was taking a ride yesterday, I give it some thought and come up first with the idea of simply wrapping the hose end in a rag/towel to insulated it from possible damage from bouncing around down there. Then I remembered that I have some one inch foam pipe insulation, so I dropped the plate, cut about 7" of the foam tube and slipped it over the end of the hose. It fits such that I don't think it can come off, it can be removed instantly and it weighs near nothing! Assuming that the residues that find its way to the skid plate don't deteriorate the foam, I think the modification to the modification will work quite well and give that added peace of mind!
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:06 AM   #94
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Water pump kit Seals

I ordered from the kit from KTMTWINS then read about the other kit with extra reliable shaft. Started then wondering what seal I was getting.

Found this thread

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...php?p=13536216

Appears to be telling me the grey shaft double lip genuine ktm seal is also used by the other supplier. Double lip seal in good reliable material sounds heaps better than single lip crap product guaranteed to fail.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:10 AM   #95
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My list for updates, spares, modification include:


CJDesigns SS Oil Drain Tube with my modification- Installed

Spare Fork Seal - On Moto

2 Fuel Filter Kits from gefr - order when I return from Mexico - install one upon arrival and have other as a spare, establish as 20,000 - 30,000 mile PM

Spare fuel pump from gefr - order when I return

Convert rear wheel to tubeless with Goop - ???

Order Water Pump rebuild kit from ???

Purchase Crashbar Bags from akarob???

Purchase under seat tray from hontri - when I return


Please offer advise as to included items and/or items to include.

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:17 AM   #96
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I pulled this off of Crashmaster's RR when he did a couple years on a 2007 990ADV. Have any of y'all had issues like this and if so at what mileage? I was of the impression that the water pump problems were more of a pre 990ADV problem.

"Hola hermano! Wow, 40,000 kms on the orginal water pump? I have not heard of one lasting that long. I dont know man, it wouldnt hurt to do it then you dont have to worry about it for a long while.

I'm on my third water pump in 40,000 kms. "
My 08 990 had 40,000 miles before my first wp rebuild. I could not believe it either but yeah.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:34 AM   #97
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I suggest going tubeless

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tubeless-kit...d8775d&vxp=mtr
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:33 AM   #98
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Screens

Just slightly off topic but related to trip preparation.

I've ordered this set up from Madstad and side deflectors from aeroflow. Had a madstad screen before and they are brilliant. My hearing gets messed up from buffet even with C3 and good moulded ear plugs so anything that helps makes a trip more enjoyable. Might be worth looking at.

If I didn't have hearing problems already I'd always cut screens down to shorties and get into clear air. Buffets buggered my hearing and can't be underestimated in damage it can cause. Pic here of the set up I'm getting.

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Old 06-04-2013, 11:10 AM   #99
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This fellow has had very good luck with nothing but Goop! I bought my $7 tube today! I use metal 90 degree and straight metal valve stems from Rocky Mountain ATV for $2.00 each. I have been using them for the past five or six years with 200,000 miles plus and never had one fail!

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My 08 990 had 40,000 miles before my first wp rebuild. I could not believe it either but yeah.
I replaced a seal on the KLR once and both Goldwings had their's replaced in the 150,000 to 186,000 mile range under warranty!

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Just slightly off topic but related to trip preparation.

I've ordered this set up from Madstad and side deflectors from aeroflow. Had a madstad screen before and they are brilliant. My hearing gets messed up from buffet even with C3 and good moulded ear plugs so anything that helps makes a trip more enjoyable. Might be worth looking at.

If I didn't have hearing problems already I'd always cut screens down to shorties and get into clear air. Buffets buggered my hearing and can't be underestimated in damage it can cause. Pic here of the set up I'm getting.
I just received my "new" used windshield from an Inmate yesterday. Cee Bailey makes two heights for the 990, I bought the shorter of the two, even though the descriptions suggested I probably needed the taller. They was right, I was wrong! The taller is better! Now I need to put my old one up for sale, maybe the OEM one as well.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:25 PM   #100
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I Like this:

And the steering stops...


The factory set the steering stops wide out for shipping purposes I suspect. That contributes to an extremely exaggerated wide turning radius. By adjusting the steering head stops down to just before the bars hit the side fairings, you gain a much greater turning angle... for a more agile feel on the bike. It made a huge difference and boost in fun factor/ confidence for me. I got that info from here and this savvy community( thanks Geo!!!).

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I did not know these could be adjusted! I did not like the very limited turning radius my moto had. I have adjusted them in a bit, plus balanced them since they were not the same. My bars won't hit the fairing due to risers, how far can the bolts be adjusted in? How much is too much? Is there a correct amount? I assume the more they are screwed in the worse tank slapper you could have!
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:28 PM   #101
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My list for updates, spares, modification include:


CJDesigns SS Oil Drain Tube with my modification- Installed

Spare Fork Seal - On Moto

Adjusting Steering Stops - In Process

Trim Mudgaurd that is hitting Swingarm - Soon

Dril Drainage holes in Swingarm - ???

Check Screws on Plastic Chain Slider protector - Soon

2 Fuel Filter Kits from gefr - order when I return from Mexico - install one upon arrival and have other as a spare, establish as 20,000 - 30,000 mile PM

Spare fuel pump from gefr - order when I return

Convert rear wheel to tubeless with Goop - ???

Order Water Pump rebuild kit from ???

Purchase Crashbar Bags from akarob???

Purchase under seat tray from hontri - when I return


Please offer advise as to included items and/or items to include.

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Old 06-04-2013, 02:36 PM   #102
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I just received my "new" used windshield from an Inmate yesterday. Cee Bailey makes two heights for the 990, I bought the shorter of the two, even though the descriptions suggested I probably needed the taller. They was right, I was wrong! The taller is better! Now I need to put my old one up for sale, maybe the OEM one as well.
Good to know you have the wind sorted. Makes longer days easier as well as saving on hearing loss. Consider using the shorter screen with MRA X screen. I've just brought one for the Bandit combined with zero touring screen, but...playing with the idea of sticking MRA on top of Madstad going on KTM 990 to both tweak air flow and tilt MRA down in the mountains or slower riding scenic stuff where it's good to be able to get more above screen viewing area.

Testing when Madstad arrives. Probably need to call Mark and find out when.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:49 PM   #103
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Good to know you have the wind sorted. Makes longer days easier as well as saving on hearing loss. Consider using the shorter screen with MRA X screen. I've just brought one for the Bandit combined with zero touring screen, but...playing with the idea of sticking MRA on top of Madstad going on KTM 990 to both tweak air flow and tilt MRA down in the mountains or slower riding scenic stuff where it's good to be able to get more above screen viewing area.

Testing when Madstad arrives. Probably need to call Mark and find out when.
Too late for the hearing, I already wear hearing aids! But noise is the reason I went with the higher screen. I did not have a problem with wind moving my helmet, just the noise. Of course, if I replaced this cheap Bilt Flip Helmet, that would probably solve the problem! Trouble is, I like the helmet! The noise is not a problem if the clear shield is flipped up because it covers the gaps that hinge the front down. Maybe a non-flip helmet!
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:27 PM   #104
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You know, before you start suggesting someone is a liar, you should at least check their Profile, maybe see if they have done any Ride Reports. No, I did not ride 40,000 miles, each of the last two years. I rode 51,091 miles in 2011 and 37,992 miles in 2012. The high during the last ten years was 52,000 and the low was 32,000 miles.

No, I don't need to work. Over 32 years in the tire and tube manufacturing business with jobs spanning janitor work to General Plant Manager along the way. It may also be a lie, but I think I earned a MBA. Most importantly, good retirement benefits along with the intellect to invest and capitalize on the stock market worked to my advantage. I am not "rich" by my standards, but I am comfortable.

There are riders with a lot more miles than me. But I have rode a fair amount. Since I came home in April I sold a Goldwing with 242,000 miles that I purchased new. A KLR with 87,000 miles that I purchased with 840 miles on it. A KLX250S with, I believe 8,100 that I purchased with 1,503 miles, and I just sold a R1100GS with 103,000 on the odometer and 7,000 documented with a GPS while the speedo cable was broken. It had 28,000 on it when purchased. What about you? Have you been riding any?

Given that I have only read of a few 950/990s with more than 40,000 miles on them and given how much I ride, I think the question is very reasonable. I did not originally purchase this moto to be my only bike and was not intending on it being a 40,000 mile per year moto. But, I did not plan on my wife of 38 years dying, nor did I plan on selling my house and living on the road.

I don't feel any reason to justify a damn thing to you, but if you are curious, check out some of these Ride Reports:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=876310

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=802682

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=596373

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767492

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=750875

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=615106

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=708584

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=650267

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=729277

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=392321

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=466441

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=550086

You might not want to be quite as quick to openly question someone's honesty on a public forum, you just might make an ass of yourself. But, if you come down to Mississippi before I leave, we can go riding!

Other than when I lived in Texas and worked in Mexico, where I occasionally rode my moto to work, I have very rarely used the motos to commute to work.
If that "gentleman" from the front range hadn't said what he said I would not have bumped into your great ride reports. Many thanks for posting these great reports.
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:04 PM   #105
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If that "gentleman" from the front range hadn't said what he said I would not have bumped into your great ride reports. Many thanks for posting these great reports.
Thanks! I appreciate that!
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