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Old 04-15-2013, 01:18 PM   #7906
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That's the thing... I'm really torn: I test rode your 690 and the FI was absolutely perfect, same as Joe's 450 'Berg, but can that be achieved on, say a '07 990 ADV? Some people say that there are no issues, others convert their FI into a carbed bike out of desperation... you guys are the only ones I know that rode them both and I value your opinion, so what to do?

Considerations:
I don't feel like I need the ABS;
I plan on riding mostly dirt and gravel (two-up too) and long distance;
I can modify the stock suspension myself to raise it up the "S" height;
I can't afford anything newer than '08;

Help!
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:20 PM   #7907
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It's not looking good for TN for me.

I might be able to do a local ride on Saturday though, anyone in ?
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That's the thing... I'm really torn: I test rode your 690 and the FI was absolutely perfect, same as Joe's 450 'Berg, but can that be achieved on, say a '07 990 ADV? Some people say that there are no issues, others convert their FI into a carbed bike out of desperation... you guys are the only ones I know that rode them both and I value your opinion, so what to do?

Considerations:
I don't feel like I need the ABS;
I plan on riding mostly dirt and gravel (two-up too) and long distance;
I can modify the stock suspension myself to raise it up the "S" height;
I can't afford anything newer than '08;

Help!


I've got an '08 990. Just remapped the ECU Saturday using tune-ecu. Seems to have mellowed out the jerkiness somewhat. Right now it is noticeable primarily in first gear when (for some reason I can't identify) I am following Bruno on a trail made for 125 woods bikes. And it can stall pretty easily at very low speeds off-road. But general riding it's not a real issue. The nice thing about the FI is how it starts every time, carbs don't gum out, floats don't get stuck, and the little description in the repair manual that says "do not adjust". You are welcome to try my bike out on one of our rides, or PM me. Randy
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:33 PM   #7908
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I love my 07 990 even with the jerky low speed throttle response. I plan on using the Tune ECU to tweak it, but it looks like a piece of cake to do.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:36 PM   #7909
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Thanks for another great day gents. Just a little orange love. Yes there was 1 more hiding.

Fun ride yesterday, particularly considering the weather started out kinda pissy. Really liked the new play area, despite the gunshots. Here are a couple videos of the tough hillclimb, and another beauty shot. Randy

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Old 04-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #7910
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That's the thing... I'm really torn: I test rode your 690 and the FI was absolutely perfect, same as Joe's 450 'Berg, but can that be achieved on, say a '07 990 ADV?
I think so. I really enjoyed the time i've spent on an 07 990, and that bike was stock. It wouldn't take much to make it just right.

I'd go for the FI, but it's really a personal decision. Either one will rip and put a big smile on your face.

Don't forget about the SE. With a few mods, it's an adventure with slightly less plastic to break


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Old 04-16-2013, 09:59 AM   #7911
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Where's our thread ?
What Happened? This quote was in 2008.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:08 AM   #7912
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See post #4
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:22 AM   #7913
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I've got an '08 990. Just remapped the ECU Saturday using tune-ecu. Seems to have mellowed out the jerkiness somewhat. Right now it is noticeable primarily in first gear when (for some reason I can't identify) I am following Bruno on a trail made for 125 woods bikes. And it can stall pretty easily at very low speeds off-road. But general riding it's not a real issue. The nice thing about the FI is how it starts every time, carbs don't gum out, floats don't get stuck, and the little description in the repair manual that says "do not adjust". You are welcome to try my bike out on one of our rides, or PM me. Randy
I just picked up an 08 990. I'd be interested to see how your remapped bike run. Mine is really choppy in low rev.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:34 AM   #7914
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I've got an '08 990. Just remapped the ECU Saturday using tune-ecu. Seems to have mellowed out the jerkiness somewhat. Right now it is noticeable primarily in first gear when (for some reason I can't identify) I am following Bruno on a trail made for 125 woods bikes. And it can stall pretty easily at very low speeds off-road. But general riding it's not a real issue. The nice thing about the FI is how it starts every time, carbs don't gum out, floats don't get stuck, and the little description in the repair manual that says "do not adjust". You are welcome to try my bike out on one of our rides, or PM me. Randy
Thank you Randy, I might take you up on that!

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I love my 07 990 even with the jerky low speed throttle response. I plan on using the Tune ECU to tweak it, but it looks like a piece of cake to do.
...mmmh sounds pretty good...

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I think so. I really enjoyed the time i've spent on an 07 990, and that bike was stock. It wouldn't take much to make it just right.

I'd go for the FI, but it's really a personal decision. Either one will rip and put a big smile on your face.

Don't forget about the SE. With a few mods, it's an adventure with slightly less plastic to break
I'm up for the FI also, I'm just worried, mainly because I have no idea of the severity of this issue.

The SE is indeed a friggen hot bike, But I'm looking to tour 2-up on gravel and pavement, so a dirt-ready ADV with the dual front disc looks more appealing to me.

I'm pretty sure you guys converted me. I am, in fact, tired of cleaning carbs and chasing flat spots.

The search is on... ideally an '07 990s... come to daddy!
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:48 AM   #7915
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The search is on... ideally an '07 990s... come to daddy!
Jason bought my dream adv, stole it. Like a racoon in a zorro mask in the night

Let's see some pictures of that bad boy, Jason !
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:57 AM   #7916
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Jason bought my dream adv, stole it. Like a racoon in a zorro mask in the night

Let's see some pictures of that bad boy, Jason !
I found this one digging through his FB pix .
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:53 PM   #7917
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:26 PM   #7918
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don't forget about the se. With a few mods, it's an adventure with slightly less plastic to break
We could use another SE in the group... It only took me a year to find one close enough and cheap enough for me to buy it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:58 PM   #7919
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I just picked up an 08 990. I'd be interested to see how your remapped bike run. Mine is really choppy in low rev.
Sure, I'd be happy to swap em out and compare them to confirm if the re-map made much difference. You can PM me to meet on the weekend, or join up with one of Bruno's weekend rides. Randy
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #7920
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I love my 07 990 even with the jerky low speed throttle response. I plan on using the Tune ECU to tweak it, but it looks like a piece of cake to do.
Yep, it was really easy. Just need a windows laptop and the cable, pull the seat and the ABS module cover underneath it. I have the custom cable if you want to borrow it ($50+ new). Randy
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