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Old 08-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #346
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Donnie,
You kind of disappeared off the Mexico thread. So I found you over here. You can run, but you can't hide. Looks like you are making good progress getting the KTM ready.
Sorry to hear about your Dads troubles. That's tough on everyone. My oldest brother had brain cancer, but he cheated it by having a sudden heart attack. It was hard on my sister-in-law, but it was sure faster and easier on my brother.
Good luck with the KTM and let us know when you take off to Mexico.

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Old 08-19-2013, 06:13 PM   #347
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The front wheel come in from Woody's and has been installed. That purty new rims already has scratches on it! I rode about 90 miles and it's good to go, except that I sprung another leaker on the rear. It is actually one that I put new silicone on top of semi-melted and then when it leaked, I shaved the top off and tried to put a new "roof" on, didn't work! So I have dug out that single spoke and will re-do! It's all good!
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:14 PM   #348
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I have the rear wheel leak-less again! The parts from Inmate gefr are at the PO, I will pick up tomorrow. All of the parts may be on the way from KTMTwins, except for one tool that I can get by without. They say it was shipped Thursday, but UPS still does not show it as being picked up! I am in Mississippi and my house sale closes Wednesday. I don't know if the parts will arrive before I vacate the house or not. I really wanted to change my water pump shaft and seal in my garage with full access to all of my tools. That may not be possible now! I plan on leaving for south Mexico in the next 9 or 10 days. I will only be gone about five weeks. I must decide whether to do the shaft and seal before I go or wait till I get back. I would expect to ride no more than 6,000 miles on this ride, which would put the moto at 34,000 miles. What do y'all think, change it before I leave or take it with me and hope to make it back to Mississippi before it is needed? Even if it is needed then!

My list for updates, spares, modification as of August 23, 2013 at 27,975 miles include:


CJDesigns SS Oil Drain Tube with my modification- Completed

Spare Fork Seal - On Moto

Adjusting Steering Stops - Completed

Convert Rear Wheel to Tubeless -Completed

Anti Siege the Axle Adjusting Bolts - Completed

Trim Mudguard that is hitting Swingarm - Completed

Loctite and Torque Screws on Plastic Chain Slider protector - Completed

Flapendectomy - Completed

Bypassed Canister and vent tanks directly to ground - Completed

2 Fuel Filter Kits from gefr - install one, other for spare, establish as 20,000 mile PM - Completed

Received spare O-Rings for clutch slave cylinder from yellowbronco - Completed.

Spare fuel pump from gefr - Completed

Drill Drainage holes in Swingarm - ???

Order Water Pump rebuild kit - Ordered

Purchase Crashbar Bags from akarob. - Completed

Purchase under seat tray from hontri - Completed

Clean Clutch Oil Jet and make PM - Completed

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



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Old 08-23-2013, 04:30 PM   #349
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I made this a separate entry because it deals with a Life Changing Event!

When I leave and go to Mexico in a few days, I will not be visiting, I will be moving! When I return to the USA, I will be visiting! I will only be carrying what I can take on my moto, which will include a Debit card of course! I will be with my girlfriend and we will be traveling at least 50% of the time. The near future includes Central America again, then South America, Europe will follow. When we are not traveling, we will stay at her parents house and when we chose, we will get our own place. That may not be practical due to the amount of time spent traveling. I would expect to be back in the states to visit my daughter and grand-daughter at least every three months.

The reason that I will be returning in five weeks or maybe before is because my 86 year old father has brain cancer and I will need to check on him. He don't have much more time, but of course, we have no idea how long. It could be tomorrow or it could be six months from now! Only God knows!

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Old 08-23-2013, 08:50 PM   #350
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Buen viaje

Been enjoying this thread, and your life adventure...May you and your 990 live long and prosper..
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:54 AM   #351
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Good Luck Donnie!
If you need anything when coming through ,let me know.
You know where I"stay".
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:18 AM   #352
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Good Luck Donnie!
If you need anything when coming through ,let me know.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:47 AM   #353
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"All of the parts may be on the way from KTMTwins, except for one tool that I can get by without. They say it was shipped Thursday, but UPS still does not show it as being picked up! I am in Mississippi and my house sale closes Wednesday. I don't know if the parts will arrive before I vacate the house or not."

UPS finally updated to show that the parts will not arrive until Wednesday the 28th. We get deliveries here in the afternoon. Technically, it will no longer be my house when the parts arrive! I'm sure it will all work out. It just would have been a lot easier had they arrived on Monday!
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:04 PM   #354
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All of the parts except for one tool came in Wednesday. I changed the Water Pump shaft and seal today. The originals were as new at 28,285 miles. I also changed the oil, cleaned the filters, installed a Shoria battery, installed the right mirror relocator, installed the new right quarter panel, and replaced the orange valve stem cap I had lost!
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:06 PM   #355
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My list for updates, spares, modification as of August 31, 2013 at 28,285 miles include:


CJDesigns SS Oil Drain Tube with my modification- Completed

Spare Fork Seal - On Moto

Adjusting Steering Stops - Completed

Convert Rear Wheel to Tubeless -Completed

Anti Siege the Axle Adjusting Bolts - Completed

Trim Mudguard that is hitting Swingarm - Completed

Loctite and Torque Screws on Plastic Chain Slider protector - Completed

Flapendectomy - Completed

Bypassed Canister and vent tanks directly to ground - Completed

2 Fuel Filter Kits from gefr - install one, other for spare, establish as 20,000 mile PM - Completed

Received spare O-Rings for clutch slave cylinder from yellowbronco - Completed.

Spare fuel pump from gefr - Completed

Drill Drainage holes in Swingarm - ???

Order Water Pump rebuild kit and establish as 30,000 PM - Completed

Purchase Crashbar Bags from akarob. - Completed

Purchase under seat tray from hontri - Completed

Clean Clutch Oil Jet and make PM - Completed

Please offer advise as to included items and/or items to include.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:14 PM   #356
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I leave for south Mexico in the morning. I will be gone about five weeks. I will have SPOT on:

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Old 09-02-2013, 07:29 AM   #357
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hey donnie, reading through your list thought i'd mention a couple of things. i'm 17000 miles in on my 2011 990 and the following are the only items that have failed for me.....so you might want to keep an eye.

my clutch master cylinder started slowly leaking at 15500 miles. topped off for now and waiting for the bike to go into next service for a warranty claim.

graphite exhaust rings blew at 16000 and 16500 miles

replaced radiator cap at 16000 for new higher pressure version as have been losing coolant slowly

oh and if you have the adventure bags and care about your plastics try and tuck something soft behind them ( i keep a couple of microfibre towels behind them) otherwise they will start to scuff and scratch......

good luck and a fair wind........
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:33 PM   #358
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Hi!

I am down here in south Mexico and my rear brake ring rotor has gotten really loose! It was due to a bunch of loose spokes that was generating a wheel wobble. The rotor has a side to side movement of 1/8" plus! It is loose at the big hollow rivets looking things. Can you tighten those up some kind of way? Looks like maybe you can hold it against a steel surface and "hit" lightly with a flat hammer to tighten up. It is stopping fine, but is noisy on rough streets and may eventually come loose! Thanks!

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:43 PM   #359
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I don't think smacking the rivets to tighten them up is the answer. So the wheel was wobbling due to loose spokes? How are the brake pads?

If it's that bad, I would consider removing/drilling out the rivets and replacing with bolts/nuts/washers to get me home.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:28 AM   #360
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I don't think smacking the rivets to tighten them up is the answer. So the wheel was wobbling due to loose spokes? How are the brake pads?

If it's that bad, I would consider removing/drilling out the rivets and replacing with bolts/nuts/washers to get me home.

The wobbling wheel has been corrected. These are not normal rivets, these things are 3/4" in diameter. I called them rivets because I did not know what they are called. The brake pads are fine.
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