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Old 08-29-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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picked up my 08 990 adv today [stall issue]

Well I finally got my money from the insurance money for the 1200GSA that was wrecked on Highway 17 in Santa Cruz and picked up my new 08 990 adv today.

First impressions -
Lighter, more nimble and seems to have more torque than the GSA. But the cockpit isn't as plush as the GSA, and tank size I will need to get used too since the GSA had a 8 gallon tank, but overall very nice bike.

I put about 80 miles on it today and had a very strange issue I am hoping you guys can help identify. Bike has about 89miles as of now but at around 30miles on the odo, I left a stop sign and just a second or two after switching into second the bike died and the back wheel locked up for a split second. I pulled it to the side of the road and turned it off and restarted no problem and sounded fine. Happened again about 15 miles after that.. a few seconds after shifting gears it died out and back tire locked up for a brief second. Luckily both times I wasn't traveling fast. Then the third time I was coming down the hill from Boulder Creek (very twisty road) and a few seconds after shifting into 3rd it does the same thing and this time I was traveling around 40mph. back tire again locked up for a brief second and because of the speed I was traveling it started again on it's own (basically a bump start but not on purpose).

To me it sounds electrical but not sure. I called the dealer and he said to ride it a little more to see if it clears up but worse case to bring it in and he will look for fault codes. Dealer is cool so I am not concerned that it won't be addressed. Just kind of sucks that it happened and to me it seems like a pretty dangerous fault.

Other than that it runs great, sounds great with the Akro's I put on it. Havent hit any dirt yet but plan to this weekend in Hollister.. hopefully I can fix the wierd stall issue.

anyone have any ideas on this?

I appreciate any feedback

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Old 08-29-2008, 09:54 PM   #2
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It needs to be broken in.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:58 PM   #3
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Yep, the 08's all do that ...


... just before they seize












kidding

probably just a little tight and dieing instead of idling. Put a couple of hundred on it. Assuming all the fluids are normal.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:07 PM   #4
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Wise guru says.......

Foot is bumping side stand while shifting. try hitting it downward with foot... you will see problem.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:12 PM   #5
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Yep, the 08's all do that ...


... just before they seize




kidding

probably just a little tight and dieing instead of idling. Put a couple of hundred on it. Assuming all the fluids are normal.

the mechanic actually did say the same about breaking it in for a while and see if it goes away. it surprises me that is the case. I have had many bikes in my life (mostly thumpers) and this is a first time I have experienced this type of break-in issue.. or maybe I just never noticed it.

I will keep at her for a few hundred more miles to see how she reacts. Hopefully it goes well.

thanks for the input.

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Old 08-29-2008, 10:15 PM   #6
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Foot is bumping side stand while shifting. try hitting it downward with foot... you will see problem.
never even thought of that.. I will have to check this out and see were my foot is in relation to the stand. I can't imagine I am hitting it, but it is worth checking out.

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Old 08-29-2008, 11:31 PM   #7
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It looks like Frog has a same problem.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=378672
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:33 PM   #8
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Boulder Creek?
New 990 Adventure?
Sounds like you are going through some unanticipated woes, Ditto.
We must be fairly close, probably saw you crus'n in and out of the American Gas station on the corner of 236 and Hwy 9?

All I can say is Moore & Sons is right on, so don't get too bent out of shape.
That guy Tom is a good mech/ person...

Same shi@ different day with the new 950.
It's getting much better with time.
I'm at 2250 miles now and the bike is really feeling nice.
Getting smoother and mufflers sounding better...
Best bike I've owned so far, my first bike was an RD350 in 1978.
5" 8" wife wants to ride it but not on the back...
Sturdi-built she is... not fat.
Gotta watch the back-hand.
Included herself as 10% on the Geico insurance.
Seriously...

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Old 08-30-2008, 12:09 AM   #9
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It looks like Frog has a same problem.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=378672
yeah thanks I agree his issue looks similar.
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:14 AM   #10
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Boulder Creek?
New 990 Adventure?
Sounds like you are going through some unanticipated woes, Ditto.
We must be fairly close, probably saw you crus'n in and out of the American Gas station on the corner of 236 and Hwy 9?

All I can say is Moore & Sons is right on, so don't get too bent out of shape.
That guy Tom is a good mech/ person...

Same shi@ different day with the new 950.
It's getting much better with time.
I'm at 2250 miles now and the bike is really feeling nice.
Getting smoother and mufflers sounding better...
Best bike I've owned so far, my first bike was an RD350 in 1978.
5" 8" wife wants to ride it but not on the back...
Sturdi-built she is... not fat.
Gotta watch the back-hand.
Included herself as 10% on the Geico insurance.
Seriously...

I was up in BC and Emprie Grade around 3pmish so maybe it was me.

I agree Tom is a good mechanic. And John Sr. is a great guy and runs a honest dealership so I am not concerned.

I am hoping the breakin is all it needs but I will keep an eye on Frog's post since it seems he has the same problem.

my only concern is if it is a real bug with the bike it sure can be a serious one at high speeds around corners.

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Old 08-30-2008, 12:35 AM   #11
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+1 on Moore and Sons. John Sr. and Tom are both great guys who know how to wrench. I have always had excellent service from them. Be safe, hope the bike starts acting like it should, which is going very fast.
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Old 08-30-2008, 03:19 AM   #12
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the mechanic actually did say the same about breaking it in for a while and see if it goes away. it surprises me that is the case. I have had many bikes in my life (mostly thumpers) and this is a first time I have experienced this type of break-in issue.. or maybe I just never noticed it.

I will keep at her for a few hundred more miles to see how she reacts. Hopefully it goes well.

thanks for the input.

Bodi
Something I experienced with a couple of new Ducati's I've owned. They typically needed a lengthy run-in period of up tp 20,000klm's before the motor began to run freely but I have not experienced any stalling with my 990.
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:05 AM   #13
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How does the bike idle when you come to a stop with the clutch lever pulled in? It should be around 1400 rpms. If it is lower or stalling, try adjusting the clutch lever to a longer reach, and make sure you squeaze it all the way to the grip. I know it sounds wierd, but it solved my stalling issues.
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:27 PM   #14
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Possibly a Throttle Position Sensor adjustment?
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:36 PM   #15
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Full two bars?

Probably already went over this, but are you making sure you are giving the bike the full warm-up to two temp bars before riding? The EFI is calibrating during this time.
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