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Old 04-11-2013, 04:49 AM   #1
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2012 990R battery terminal access or battery relocation ideas?

Hi everyone. I just got my new 990Adventure R and noticed that where the tool box was in my 950 adventure (under the seat), there is much less of a compartment in the 990. I haven't opened up the box/compartment that seems to take up some of this space so I'm wondering:
1- is this where KTM puts the brains of the abs and since my R doesn't have abs, is this space usable for relocating my battery?
2- if this space isn't viable for battery relocation, what are other folks doing about either relocating the battery from the belly or at minimum, adding a remote terminal for boosting / charging?

Ideally, I'd like to relocate the battery since that belly location has proven to be less than ideal in my 950 (crud, dirt, hard to access, exposed to all sorts of elements, etc) - the idea of an under seat location in what was that space in my 950 seems like the perfect spot. I'll find another spot for tools, etc...

Thanks in advance everyone
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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No one?
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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Really? Everyone is satisfied with that horrible location for their batteries?
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:05 PM   #4
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http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19551955

950 but they're similar. If they want to go lightweight, most go for a lithium battery rather than tear the bike down.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:03 PM   #5
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Really? Everyone is satisfied with that horrible location for their batteries?

Opinions are like ............


The battery location is one reason I bought this bike. Make a heavy bike handle the best they can by lowering the center of gravity.

If you need to jump the bike you just drop the skid plate, open the battery compartment and they provide jumper cables right there for you to connect to. (2006 at least) Brilliant engineering in my opinion, and I have had no problems..

For charging I put in a Powerlet connector on the hot ACC wire and again thanks KTM for the brilliant engineering. Easy for me to keep this bike ready to go.

And don't get me started on the oil changes. I do them all the time without removing either fuel tank. I check the oil tank finger strainer when I do valve checks every 10K miles. I find this bike to be low (normal) maintenance for its performance capabilities..


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Old 04-12-2013, 04:53 AM   #6
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Yeah, I suppose that technically, the weight down low is advantageous to some extent but for me, I'm not sure that offsets the difficulty of access and all the crud that gets in there. If I can't move it, I'll extend some wiring to under the seat for access to power beyond what is available behind the dash. In my 950adv, the tool "box" under the seat was much larger and in the 990r, some of that space is occupied by something else.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:16 AM   #7
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+1 for were it's at. I like the battery there, it's easy enough (2 bolts) to get to and keeps weight down low. I just hose it out if it's cruddy. Jump start point's are there already. I did run a wire up to dash for heaver amp accessories. bete.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:58 AM   #8
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To me, it sounds like a great deal of fuss for very little gain.

I'd ride it instead of fussing over it.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:19 AM   #9
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What could be easier access than the factory provide?

Jump starting points (from another member's thread)


Battery tender point on the dash (aux / lighter socket)
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:39 AM   #10
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What could be easier access than the factory provide?

Jump starting points (from another member's thread)


Battery tender point on the dash (aux / lighter socket)
My 950 didn't have that terminal point for positive. I'll have to take a good look at my 990r

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Old 04-13-2013, 12:22 AM   #11
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Moved my battery under the seat 5 or 6 years ago. Not had any trouble with it. Easy to do. Give it a go.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:53 PM   #12
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another option

I just ordered one of these for my 950.
http://www.amazon.com/EKLIPES-EK1-11...9348284&sr=1-2
Seems to fit the bill.
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:38 PM   #13
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never mind

the more I think about that the more I think it's a bad idea
Maybe I'll locate one of these under the seat somewhere instead
http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:11 AM   #14
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Cleanliness is next to Godliness but this is horrible, has it ever been on the road?

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What could be easier access than the factory provide?

Jump starting points (from another member's thread)


Battery tender point on the dash (aux / lighter socket)
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:38 AM   #15
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I cant find the thread but I am sure you can find it, underseat tank I think.
However sombody there wanted to fit the underseat tank and relocated abs to fit it. He installed a foam type airfilter and then used the http://www.rottweilerperformance.com/thedoghouse.html to put the abs pump etc in.
You could use same to relocate the battery to the same location.
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