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by Doerbird02
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Starting
Replies: 8
Views: 2278

Re: Stating

+1 on don't touch the throttle. Even if it takes a little cranking from the starter before it fires. If you mess with the throttle you're confusing the TPS into thinking that the idle position it figured out is wrong and that can cause other issues. It won't be the end of the world, as I've inadvert...
by Doerbird02
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Doerbird's How To Guide
Replies: 5
Views: 1580

Re: Doerbird's How To Guide

The short answer to the TPS question is no. I didn't have to fiddle with it, since it was in spec and wasn't causing problems. Some of the things that I wrote down on the list were references, in case I needed them later. That would be an example of that. I should also give credit to ADVriders, and ...
by Doerbird02
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Information problem Sevice Manual
Replies: 8
Views: 2395

Re: Information problem Sevice Manual

If you're looking for a paper copy of the service manual, I suggest doing what I did. Although not optimal or cost effective, I went to the local copy place and gave them the disk. The printed out the manual from the PDF. They offered ring bound or hole punched and I went with hole punched and just ...
by Doerbird02
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Doerbird's How To Guide
Replies: 5
Views: 1580

Doerbird's How To Guide

Hello all, As the 990 becomes less mainstream and more second or third owners are checking into this site, I thought I'd help them out and save them from having to search and read pages of multiple posts to find answers to some common questions. I have compiled a bunch of How To's onto a 61 page Wor...
by Doerbird02
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: White Powder in Fuel Tank?
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Re: White Powder in Fuel Tank?

Update: After consulting the HAZMAT folks at Public Works Department of the University, I was told that they come across the white stuff all the time. It's when the additives from the fuel separate due to sitting around for a few weeks without use. I buy that explanation as I haven't been using the ...
by Doerbird02
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: White Powder in Fuel Tank?
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Re: White Powder in Fuel Tank?

While "do nothing" is often the overlooked option, I would say that its worth opting for an alternative to get rid of it. My grandfather's sage advice here is probably appropriate. "If something is worth doing, its worth doing right." The boating website pictures show pretty excessive white stuff co...
by Doerbird02
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Crankcase breather to sas
Replies: 10
Views: 4082

Re: Crankcase breather to sas

As I understand it, the SAS only really works on startup. The crank case breather one way valve is worth keeping in place if you remove the SAS and just put a filter on top of the crank case breather line. I would keep an eye on your oil level over time and ensure that you're not sucking extra oil i...
by Doerbird02
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 2010 - 990SMT - TuneEcu/SAS
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: 2010 - 990SMT - TuneEcu/SAS

As stated, lots of great info on other threads. If you want to save yourself a lot of time, I highly recommend you download Kev's Mod Book. It gives some good step by step instructions and also will go through all of his data as to what mods do what and what you can expect. I personally did the SAS ...
by Doerbird02
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: White Powder in Fuel Tank?
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

White Powder in Fuel Tank?

During my latest labor of love, motorcycle maintenance, I ran into a strange issue that I hope you can help me with. I decided to take a look at the state of my fuel filters, since there are so many threads on dirty filters and I've never checked mine. (currently approximately 16,000 miles) Anyway, ...
by Doerbird02
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Intake/exhaust mods and low octane map?
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: Intake/exhaust mods and low octane map?

I can honestly say that I have run 87 out of necessity more times than I care to count. My thoughts are that it does make a difference in power, but for reasonable (dodgey word with this crowd) riding, it doesn't make much difference. I have about 13,000 miles with no noticeable issues. My usual fil...
by Doerbird02
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Rear light concerns
Replies: 17
Views: 5472

Re: Rear light concerns

The P3 lights are really a good purchase. I have gotten a lot of positive comments about them and I really notice people backing off, when following me too closely, if I tap the brakes. The price on that link seemed pretty high. I would go directly to P3's website. I'm sure I didn't pay but half tha...
by Doerbird02
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: LeoVince
Replies: 38
Views: 23232

Re: LeoVince

The Leo's are nice. Good quality and sound. A touch on the loud side, even with baffles in, at least for my neighbor's liking. I saw a 3mpg decrease when I gave my bike the full treatment. 2nd Flies removed, SAS/Canister, RC8 front stack, Rottweiler air filter, LV's and Kev's Map #20. The bike is tr...
by Doerbird02
Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Intake/exhaust mods and low octane map?
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: Intake/exhaust mods and low octane map?

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I thought I could add some thoughts. I looked into playing with disconnecting the low octane plug and running 87, as I have found that even if you are buying 92/93 from a single hose pump, there is at least 1.5galons of whatever the last guy put in (usually 87) in th...
by Doerbird02
Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 990 Power Commander 5 & Tune ECU custom maps
Replies: 2025
Views: 410120

Re: 990 Power Commander 5 & Tune ECU custom maps

Kev, Wanted to give you some feedback on Maps 14 and 20 for US fuel with E10 and 2% increase as you've recommended. Map 14 runs smoothly and provides a more refined character to the bike. I did notice a 1 mpg increase in range over 4 tanks of fuel. I was almost so satisfied with it that I nearly aba...
by Doerbird02
Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Technical Design Differences between cans?
Replies: 6
Views: 2478

Re: Technical Design Differences between cans?

Well, got an answer form Two Brothers directly. There is no difference between exhust slip ons, regardless of bike. Model differences are simply construction, as in Aluminum, Titanium, or Carbon Fiber. The internals are the same for all of them, so there is no performance gain, other than weight and...
by Doerbird02
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Technical Design Differences between cans?
Replies: 6
Views: 2478

Technical Design Differences between cans?

My question is: Are exhaust slip on cans (not the whole system) designed specifically for the bike they are intended to go on? I ask that question because I'm both cheap, and technically curious. The cheap side of me has a hardly used set of Two Brothers slip ons from a Honda ST1300 that would be a ...
by Doerbird02
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: My call to KTM Customer Service
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

My call to KTM Customer Service

As the miles keep adding up on my bike, I got to wondering if KTM offered a High Mileage medallion or some type of recognition for achieving 100,000 miles on the bike. I got the idea after seeing an old Mercedes with a 100,000, 200,000 and 300,000 mile medallions on it. Anyway, I called KTM USA cust...
by Doerbird02
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Charcoal Canister-ectomy How To?
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Re: Charcoal Canister-ectomy How To?

UPDATE: Here are my steps for removing the Charcoal Canister. (I did the SAS block off at the same time.) 1. Pull all hoses off the canister. One hose goes from the canister to a solenoid that is under the tail. You can pull the solenoid free for easy hose removal, but put it back when your done and...
by Doerbird02
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Charcoal Canister-ectomy How To?
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Re: Charcoal Canister-ectomy How To?

I guess I wasn't clear. I understand that the MAP sensor isn't exactly part of the charcoal system. My point was that there is a drain hose coming off each intake, 180 degrees off of where there is the same size hose going to that intakes respective MAP sensor. I just wanted to make sure I know what...
by Doerbird02
Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Charcoal Canister-ectomy How To?
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Charcoal Canister-ectomy How To?

Need a little help from someone that's done the Charcoal Canister removal. (US spec is the only one to have the canister, but it might be helpful to see how the vacuum lines are routed on a non US spec bike.) Found some good links on ADVrider and so forth, but non of the How To's I've seen have any ...