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Old 07-28-2014, 03:17 AM   #10306
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Had a bad day, this is what I did to mine

Sprocket that drives the oil pump? Is that a pin from the gear selector you had on the loose?

Year and mileage on engine?

Engine replacement or possible to save it?

Let us know and good luck!

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Old 07-28-2014, 09:37 AM   #10307
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That is sweet. Did you keep the rear OEM or did you also put a Woody's on the rear too?

Yup, got a 2.5" Excel with Dunlop 908RR in the rear. It has been on there since early June.

Had a bit of trouble with the front hub at first; it was holding the spokes out too far and they were binding on the callipers. It was back to the drawing board for RAD and Woody's got me fixed up on time for my vacation by shipping the wheel back overnight (International!)












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Old 07-29-2014, 10:19 AM   #10308
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Talking Up and running

After having sorted my timing problems I went for a spin and then the clutch started slipping.
So back home with a modicum of speed and after having changed the slave cylinder and cleaned out the system and flushed it with ATF we're back in business.
It's nice to hear the brutish intake roar througf my SW foam filter.
What a change from my GSA, for better and worse but it's nice to have both.
I spend more time fiddeling with the KTM than the Beemer.
The SER is so superior on gravel.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:54 AM   #10309
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Replaced broken subframe with reinforced subframe on my 990 ADV

I recently had a cracked subframe on my 2012 KTM 990 Adventure. I believe this occurred from using a heavy rear dry bag and riding a lot of whoops in Baja. I found this thread about a subframe exchange program to solve the problem once and for all.

Ordered a reinforced subframe from BB Fabrication. The exchanged part was from an older KTM 950 but it fits the newer 990's too. I was a little concerned about there being a difference because of the different part numbers, but it's only a paint color difference and everything matched up perfectly.

Here are some pictures of my broken subframe.



You can see how there is only a tube section on the back of the subframe that cracked off.

Here is a picture of the new subframe with a lot more reinforcing at all the points of weakness, including the bolt locations where tabs can break off.





It came freshly painted black to match my original subframe too.



Thanks to inmate MommysLittleMonster for a job well done. Everything went smooth with the transaction and the subframe was shipped to me very fast.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:57 PM   #10310
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The welded plate over the previous fracture site appears to have less than optimal penetration. I know sometimes pictures don't tell the true story and my observation may change with a different look at the weld. But based on those pics, I think you would be money ahead to check those welds closely before running it.

I'm no expert on the TIG, maybe some others on the site who are skilled welders could also comment? I was speaking up because I've traveled this road before and have seen similar fixes, which subsequently became problematic. YMMV ? Good luck with it either way.
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:36 PM   #10311
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The welded plate over the previous fracture site appears to have less than optimal penetration. I know sometimes pictures don't tell the true story and my observation may change with a different look at the weld. But based on those pics, I think you would be money ahead to check those welds closely before running it.

I'm no expert on the TIG, maybe some others on the site who are skilled welders could also comment? I was speaking up because I've traveled this road before and have seen similar fixes, which subsequently became problematic. YMMV ? Good luck with it either way.
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Actually, the frame I received was never fractured. The reinforcement is just in the same area where the fractures typically occur. I'm not sure if the welding would have been done differently if there was actually a previous fracture.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:52 PM   #10312
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Just got a new air filter setup. Got rid of SAS and airbox, modded the intake trumpets and put on two UNI foam filters. Rejeted and readyfor rip in the am
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:10 PM   #10313
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Actually, the frame I received was never fractured. The reinforcement is just in the same area where the fractures typically occur. I'm not sure if the welding would have been done differently if there was actually a previous fracture.
Gotcha, I wasn't clear whether that was your first sub frame post repair , or the exchange unit that you had alluded to. A different one is good news for sure.

Just a thought; I'd be curious to know if the exchange unit was fractured in the same spot, then repaired? I would guess that yes it was also fractured in the same area, as that's the most frequently seen failure point. I'm sure your fab guy has taken all of the factors involved into account and used what is appropriate for a long term solution.

"EDIT" I just re-read your post and see that your replacement unit was not previously fractured. Disregard my question ;

BTW, there are other reinforcement approaches being used that address the aluminum failure issue a bit differently than the way your subframe was done. Certainly there are more ways than one to skin a cat. I hope it all becomes a distant memory for you. These can be pesky,remember to check those welds a few months from now.


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Old 07-29-2014, 09:20 PM   #10314
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...BTW, there are other reinforcement approaches being used that address the aluminum failure issue a bit differently than the way your subframe was done. Certainly there are more ways than one to skin a cat. I hope it all becomes a distant memory for you. These can be pesky,remember to check those welds a few months from now.
I hope so too. Thanks for the additional insight. I'll post back here if it does have any issues. Looks extremely sturdy though.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:25 AM   #10315
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realized that my radiator cap was intercoursed, ordered a new one
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:42 AM   #10316
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KTM 690 auxilliary tank

Extra 5,5 liters of gas... Full kit and about 3 hours installation.











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Old 07-30-2014, 02:06 PM   #10317
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Fit the 2-1 pipe, aux tank (thanks to Unkgd) and fit the off road wheels.











Also managed to throw one of my keys in the bin and realised after the bin men had been and emptied the fookin bin

Got a new one cut today, put a few miles testing the new tank out and almost binned it on a hairpin bend with the knobblies!
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:42 PM   #10318
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Nice discs, Gav ;)

How's the clutch & brakes smelling?
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:50 PM   #10319
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Hunky dory Kev! I'm happy to report
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:27 PM   #10320
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What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

I bought luggage racks from an inmate who never sent me the cross member. After several months I finally found the time to make my own.








Looks simple but took about two hours to make. Of course I painted it after test fitting.
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