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Old 06-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #1156
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Did try normal and it seemed to have too much compression damping especially in the front. Also, on washboard, it seemed to be packing up - the bike had a slowing down sensation.

I've backed off on the compression on both ends, and it seems a bit better. I just thought I'd see what everyone else is using as a starting point - I have a habit of twisting dials until it's really screwed up! :)



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Have you tried 'normal' settings and if yes, what is that you don't like?
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:54 PM   #1157
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Need to upgrade the seals and bushings, the stiction issues with these forks are the worst out there. The clickers can only do so much, the midtstroke damping needs to be addressed to eliminate the harshness as well. If your looking for just clicker settings, compression @ 23, rebound @ 18.
KTM offers the seals, wipers, and bushings for under $100.00, part number R14020.
I also offer bushings I had made for these 48mm forks as well.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:58 PM   #1158
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Did try normal and it seemed to have too much compression damping especially in the front. Also, on washboard, it seemed to be packing up - the bike had a slowing down sensation.

I've backed off on the compression on both ends, and it seems a bit better. I just thought I'd see what everyone else is using as a starting point - I have a habit of twisting dials until it's really screwed up! :)
Stiff compression on the front is a problem on this bike. You have nothing to loose to try lighter oil in the forks, something like 2W
I would suggest to use normal (or sport) settings on the back, but reduce preload 2 turns or so and use sport settings on the front with the lighter oil.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:25 PM   #1159
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Hey is there a way to put a factory tach on the SE? Also do these bikes have a revlimitter?
You can put a 950 Adventure Tach on the SE.
I was going to do it to mine but never got around to it.

If I remember correctly the Tach gets is signal from the #12 pin of the ECU.

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Old 06-05-2012, 01:31 PM   #1160
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Yes, 3 things:

- add a metal contact pin tot the correct slot in the connector going to the ECU. Don't know which number, just by memory. This provides the tacho signal.

- Look for a way to mount the tacho.

- Power the tacho via ACC2 (power when key on)
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:20 PM   #1161
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Stiff compression on the front is a problem on this bike. You have nothing to loose to try lighter oil in the forks, something like 2W
I would suggest to use normal (or sport) settings on the back, but reduce preload 2 turns or so and use sport settings on the front with the lighter oil.
Its actually the mid-stroke damping on this bike that creates the harshness you are feeling, along with the stiction issues. I have mounted a go pro on a 950 with crash bars just to see how little the lowers were moving over 2 to 4 inch braking bumps on a forest service road, and the forks were moving maybe 1/2 inch at most going 50 to 80 mph. These forks have the same issue's as the smaller KTM's of this year.
I have replaced the bushings, and seals along with polishing the lowers on numerous bikes varying in displacment and with the feedback I have gotten back I am positive with my outcome.
The harshness can be eliminated and I can provide stacks for people who can complete there revalves if theres an interest.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:22 AM   #1162
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You can put a 950 Adventure Tach on the SE.
I was going to do it to mine but never got around to it.

If I remember correctly the Tach gets is signal from the #12 pin of the ECU.

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now to find a tach
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #1163
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Has anyone run an Adventure sized rear knobbie ( 150/70-R18 ) in place of the standard SE sized knobbie (140/80-18 )?

Any issues/comments?


I don't have any issues with the stock size- I just happen to have a brand new 150/70-R18 TKC which I don't think I'll be using on the 990.

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Old 06-06-2012, 03:18 PM   #1164
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Thanks for the suggestions - heading out Friday for a Northern AZ run, so I'll get a chance to try out the new settings.

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Need to upgrade the seals and bushings, the stiction issues with these forks are the worst out there. The clickers can only do so much, the midtstroke damping needs to be addressed to eliminate the harshness as well. If your looking for just clicker settings, compression @ 23, rebound @ 18.
KTM offers the seals, wipers, and bushings for under $100.00, part number R14020.
I also offer bushings I had made for these 48mm forks as well.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:18 AM   #1165
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Has anyone run an Adventure sized rear knobbie ( 150/70-R18 ) in place of the standard SE sized knobbie (140/80-18 )?
Any issues/comments?
I don't have any issues with the stock size- I just happen to have a brand new 150/70-R18 TKC which I don't think I'll be using on the 990. tia

Thought I'd bump this-- anyone?????
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:41 AM   #1166
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I just finished burning off a 150 TKC on my SE (Only 900 miles!).

Seemed to work fine, but it does look a bit wide for the rim. Didn't really notice any handling or other issues.

Gonna look at the K60 next time for hopefully some better wear/mileage.



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Old 06-11-2012, 04:55 PM   #1167
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I have an '07 SE with Neduro ADV tank and of course 2-1 exhaust. The heat generated at the exhaust pipe union is intense and I think is detrimental to the rectifier regulator which is just above this union. Is there a way to relocate the rectifier regulator? Is this necessary? Is there a way to insulate the rectifier/reg ? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:49 PM   #1168
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I have an '07 SE with Neduro ADV tank and of course 2-1 exhaust. The heat generated at the exhaust pipe union is intense and I think is detrimental to the rectifier regulator which is just above this union. Is there a way to relocate the rectifier regulator? Is this necessary? Is there a way to insulate the rectifier/reg ? Thanks for any suggestions.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=668132
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:02 PM   #1169
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Can the SE front sprocket be changed without breaking the chain? Going back to a 17t for some long commuting......
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:13 PM   #1170
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Can the SE front sprocket be changed without breaking the chain? Going back to a 17t for some long commuting......
Yes, just undo it from the rear to give you slack.
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