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Old 09-18-2013, 07:42 PM   #8521
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New Horn

I got tired of no one hearing my wimpy 990 ADV horn so it got replaced with something bigger. The new horn wouldn't begin to fit in the stock location so I put it in the left upper where the canister used to be.




That lump next to the horn had to go so it was Dremmel time.


The lumpectomy left a big hole that weakened the panel so I added an aluminum stiffener which got bonded to the plastic. I'll keep an eye on it and if it de-bonds I'll pop rivet it in place.



The horn as installed. The horn wires actually exit from the left side of the harness and normally cross over to the stock horn location so they were plenty long enough to reach the new horn location.



No I can command some respect at those rare moments when I hit the klaxon button.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:05 PM   #8522
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Stubby Turn Signals

Since I had the front Tupperware off to replace the horn (see previous post) I decided to do something about the turn signals which had a bad habit of breaking off when I augered in.

My son had some Proton turn signals that he was going to put on his GSX-R 1000 but I snagged them before he had a chance to install them.

I cut off the stock turn signal at the first rib. This is just above the end of the embedded metal mounting stud.
The Proton has a very small mounting stud maybe 4-40 or M3 so I drilled a hole just a little bit smaller than the stud at the back edge of the cut off stalk.
This let me press the Proton mounting stud into the hole where the friction of the rubber held it in place.
A couple of one ounce packets of SUGRU air curing silicone putty filled the gap and provided a smooth surface.







Sorry I didn't take pics of the actual modifications. I was afraid he would catch me using his Protons and take them back.


The ACC2 connector was getting to be rather busy with the addition of the Protons since they require +12V along with the stock turn signal wires. I had already added a digital voltmeter and one of our TAPP all-weather USB power ports to this connector. The solution was to make this splitter with a mating spade connector on the ACC2 end and four shrink jacket bullet connectors on the other. The GND side splitter only needed two bullets as the turn signals are grounded with the stock wiring.




Here's the finished setup running in the "strobe" mode.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:12 PM   #8523
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Here's the finished setup...
Looks good from the side but not so good from the front-where it counts.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:21 AM   #8524
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Replaced my stock rear rotor with a new stock rear rotor.
42000 miles out on the first one!

Old rotor was deeply grooved and I had to push the brake pedal a great distance to get the bike to stop.



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Old 09-19-2013, 08:08 PM   #8525
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Remove grooved waterpump shaft and replace


Now I'm ready to ride.

How many miles did you get out of the water pump saft?
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:31 PM   #8526
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How many miles did you get out of the water pump saft?
Around 10k miles. My 2010 990r has 30k miles total and I replaced this last year. From what I read I think that's typical for a water pump, but a bit less than the original.
I'm also thinking that I ran my bike hard and hot a lot more these last 10k miles so maybe it wears more than usual. I'm thinking the extra pressure in the hotter coolant presses on the seal which causes the lip to tighten up around the shaft. ( I'm just guessing )

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Old 09-19-2013, 09:26 PM   #8527
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Around 10k miles. My 2010 990r has 30k miles total and I replaced this last year. From what I read I think that's typical for a water pump, but a bit less than the original.
I'm also thinking that I ran my bike hard and hot a lot more these last 10k miles so maybe it wears more than usual. I'm thinking the extra pressure in the hotter coolant presses on the seal which causes the lip to tighten up around the shaft. ( I'm just guessing )
From what i have read the CJDesigns shaft was suppose to get better life than the equivalent stock KTM shaft. 10k miles is not a lot.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:03 AM   #8528
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took the 1190 to an offroad dirt festival

OK, I can say with certainty is that the 1190 crashes really well....

Prepping for the trip - the Mitas E-09 being fitted by Just Bike tyre:



All loaded:



As we know by now the 1190 handles incredibly on the tar and the trip down there was a breeze, even with the short screen. The wear on the Mitas E-10 and E-09 was also quite good. (I did take some care in accelerating and braking gently) The rear E-09 is a little square and this impacts cornering at high speed on tar just a little. I had the front E-10 just a tad to soft and at a point when I had to brake hard, from about 180km/h, it snaked a little, but after inflating it to about 2.7 bars it was much better.

Sunset and sun downers at Sierra Ranch - the guys had quite a couple on Thursday night:



My regular riding mate CharlesS had some excuse about work and money being important so he only came down on Friday so I headed out with Dave (pillioning his wife Jude) from RAD.


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Nice tree pic:



We soon hit the Red route:
Everything went well - (I did not enjoy the rocks though and had some deflections from bigger stationary ones) even at a 100hp you had to be super smooth on the throttle especially with plenty of "marbles" on hard pack and up hills - until we got to this spot:




This was quite a steep down hill (as always the photo gives it no justice) and just past where I took the pick there was a little donga in the middle of the road with off camber tracks on both sides - I run out of talent, going way to slow, and dropped the 1190 upside down on its head into the donga.

The aftermath: 1 broken GPS bracket, 1 broken folding mirror and on broken front brake fluid reservoir (the break reservoir broke straight out of the mount leaving a big hole inside of it spilling 90% of my brake fluid - we manage to save enough brake fluid (with some duck tape) for me to do the rest of the ride. This was a little freak drop so the damage is unusual, but if the 1190 had a 990 type aluminium bracket this damage would not have occurred. I blame it on a lack of skill though....




From there we headed out on predominantly the yellow route (by no means easy) and here the 1190 shined. It was phenomenal on the single track. It is extremely smooth, extremely well balanced and I had a fantastic time and just so much fun...






SGB fixing some punctures on the road:



I picked up a straggler (so Dave went ahead) who lost his mates and did not have a GPS so we got to the lunch spot a little late:








Running a little late I decided to take the Green route home consisting of fast flowing district roads with hard pack and pebbles on top. I should have stick to the yellow route. Going way to fast I hit a small hill on the road which was followed by a sharp turn in the road, off camber (off course) with a small bridge and the reason why bridges are there a river. It became instantly apparent that I was not going to make the turn, so I instinctively put the bike down to slide and as I put it down I just caught my foot and this hyper flexed my knee to the side..... it was eina. I went down hard... OK here the thanks start thanks to Ricky for picking me up (and all the guys stopping to enquire) and as there was no cellphone reception calling the medics on his way back.

The crash spot:


My company whilst I was waiting:


Bertus (thanks a million to him and Graham the ambulance driver) the first medic on site:


My ride home:


As there was no more place on the trailer to trailer my bike home, Andrew who broken his Super Tenere but was still in one piece rode my bike back to Sierra Ranch (thanks to him as well) As I arrived back I though sh!t this is going to cost me some rounds at the bar, just to be surprised by Bertus sticking a beer in my hands: from Andrew he said, whom really enjoyed his test drive on the 1190... I think he just felt guilty because he was telling the ambulance personal all day that he hopes he gets to ride a 1190... Thanks mate - all your fault....


Back to my original point - the 1190 crashes really well - from this crash the aftermath was only cosmetic damage to the crash bars and plastics and nothing serious...

So Saturday I was drive to the lunch spot by Jude and Margi and just had a rustige day out there:



I have to say the ACDSF is well organised, I thought that the routes where well planned and huge fun and was a full and hard days riding.

Final thanks must go to Dave who trailered my bike back to JHB - straight to RAD for repairs of course and to Mark Roach from KTM SA who drove me back and dropped me off at my front door - Thanks a million guys - will definitely see you out there next year again - on the 1190...

I think for tech riding the gearing is to long and the 16 from sprocket that I put on was the correct decision, but a 45 rear might be better. The suspension was sublime maybe a little to hard for the big rocks (will chat to Hilton - I am sure we will be able to sort this out with one or two small mods) I had no smileys but am still concerned about this, so would most likely still go for the tubed tyres shortly as this will allow me to run lower pressures (I ran about 2.3 in the front and 2 in the rear)

....and guys the 1190 is a more capable off-road adventure bike than you might think.

the aftermath tore my mcl and pcl - in a brace for 6 weeks and a couple months worth of rehab
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:50 AM   #8529
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Now that's a hard post to follow...

It's not riding an 1190 in South Africa, but I finally figured out how I wanted to mount my GPS to my RC8.



I did have to make a spacer for it though.



Now I can go explore Charlotte and when I get lost, just punch the "Home" button.

That's all. Back to more exciting people...
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:35 AM   #8530
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gave her a nice wash... cleaned her up...










and then put her up for sale on the local classifieds
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:31 AM   #8531
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No beautiful body soft and warm to the touch but, i have a very small desire
Give me a dark.. long.. winding road, three gears to go and my Hellas on fire
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:12 PM   #8532
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From what i have read the CJDesigns shaft was suppose to get better life than the equivalent stock KTM shaft. 10k miles is not a lot.
Our CJ shaft failed at 700 miles, hardening spalled off, we expected better too.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:27 PM   #8533
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The current stock shaft seems okay. I got 40k+ km from mine and the bike is now at 70000ks on the second one.

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Old 09-22-2013, 03:19 PM   #8534
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The current stock shaft seems okay. I got 40k+ km from mine and the bike is now at 70000ks on the second one.

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Similar experience here, 18k miles from original (2006) to fail, 30k miles from the updated part until I replaced it (somewhat worn, but no leaks and no sign of imminent failure), I'm going to stick with 30k intervals.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:26 PM   #8535
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