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Old 10-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #6751
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I practiced justifying the eventual AWD kit from CJ.



I love it. Some one that rides like I do! They sure sink fast.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:51 PM   #6752
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My 990 Adventure has 1700 miles on it now so time to make some changes.
Having corrected the front end bounce with having the rim trued I added Dyna Beads. It smoothed things out dramatically.
I then added KTM Heated Grips, once the temps get in the forties you gotta have them.
I also added Black Dog side stand relocation kit.
Lastly for now I added an AeroFlow standard screen. It really took the concussion from my helmet. There is still a slight bit of turbulence but greatly improved. I may try installing it with my Moose Racing shorty screen to see what that is like.
Next thing I may do is add the European Headlights.
Added the Euro headlights, much better than standard. Now I can go HID if need be!

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Old 10-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #6753
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Just finished reinstalling my forks and shock today, after having Superplush revalve both ends. While installing the shock I noticed a nice groove on the inside edge of the swingarm from the mud flap. Who'd of thought plastic is harder than aluminum?

Can't wait to try out the new suspenders! It's been raining the last 4 days, but I hear the sun may come back out by the end of the week.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:29 PM   #6754
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Stiffer springs and revalving the forks makes a big improvement.

You'll notice the difference straight away.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:58 PM   #6755
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:44 PM   #6756
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Out with the old




In with the new (well, after a bit more work)

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:42 PM   #6757
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Did you buy a new motor?
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:23 PM   #6758
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Did you buy a new motor?
Yes, for about the price most dealerships would charge me to learn how to rebuild the old one and who knows the quality. Finding a qualified experienced LC8 mechanic proved fruitless for me, the LC8's don't fail often enough for anyone to get experience rebuilding them. This engine was a chance buy from KTM USA Corporate that I found out about at the last KTM Rally. They don't normally sell engines alone. I plan to rebuild my old engine (Big Bore, Nitrous, etc ) at a slower pace but wanted to get my 990 back on the road quickly since it's also my daily commuter.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:59 PM   #6759
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Yes, for about the price most dealerships would charge me to learn how to rebuild the old one and who knows the quality.
They really do this? Teach you how to repair the engine?

I don't really think that's requires a lot of knowledge. You just have to have basic knowledge in mechanics and eletronics, get the repair book and the diagrams and work on it and take your time. I am sure it's not for anybody, however I strongly believe that the only difference between and experienced mechanic in LC8 and the newbie is that the guy with experience would take him just less time.

My LC8 was messed up just after 5000km I bought it and the answer with the price from KTM to rebuild my engine pushed me in the direction to do it by myself and I must say - you save quiet a lot of cash. Ofcourse it would need your time :-)

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:13 AM   #6760
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They really do this? Teach you how to repair the engine?

I don't really think that's requires a lot of knowledge. You just have to have basic knowledge in mechanics and eletronics, get the repair book and the diagrams and work on it and take your time. I am sure it's not for anybody, however I strongly believe that the only difference between and experienced mechanic in LC8 and the newbie is that the guy with experience would take him just less time.

My LC8 was messed up just after 5000km I bought it and the answer with the price from KTM to rebuild my engine pushed me in the direction to do it by myself and I must say - you save quiet a lot of cash. Ofcourse it would need your time :-)

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Nik, you might want to re-read my statement. Oh wait I can see how that could be read differently. What I meant was I would be paying the dealer's mechanics for them to learn how to fix my engine, since many I called readily admitted they did not have the experience for a full teardown and rebuild.

I've been doing all my motorcycle service for many decades, including teardown and rebuilds, it's just that the LC8 would take me awhile given my work schedule so I was willing to pay somebody else to save me time.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:46 AM   #6761
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What I meant was I would be paying the dealer's mechanics for them to learn how to fix my engine
Haha, aaah I get it. Yeah, I also can't get really a good mechanic around here and they require quiet a lot of cash

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I've been doing all my motorcycle service for many decades, including teardown and rebuilds, it's just that the LC8 would take me awhile given my work schedule so I was willing to pay somebody else to save me time.

Indeed, time is a big factor. I did not ride my Adventure for a lot of time, until I finished the engine rebuild. I just couldn't thrust anyone to do it , so decided that I leave out riding for some time till and I do the rebuild by myself...

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Old 10-31-2012, 11:33 AM   #6762
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Rode it out to see Round 10 of the 2012 National Hare & Hound series in Lucern Valley, Ca....

Pearson on the line...


Caselli getting to the line...


Pit row... Where the incident happened




Hung out with my buddy David Pearson after the race waiting for all the controversy to settle down....




checked out the windmills on my my home back to Arizona...



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Old 10-31-2012, 11:59 AM   #6763
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Did you buy a new motor?
judging by how easily he is holding it... I would say there is no crank, pistons, gearbox, clutch inside there ;)
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:11 PM   #6764
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In with the new (well, after a bit more work)


This is exciting

May I ask how much did the engine cost?

I agree is anyway cheaper than having it rebuilt with most of new parts!

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Old 10-31-2012, 03:30 PM   #6765
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judging by how easily he is holding it... I would say there is no crank, pistons, gearbox, clutch inside there ;)
It's a complete engine, honest!

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