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by jhalfhide
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Fuel filter
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Fuel filter

I've got a 990 Adventure Dakar. I have had to replaced my filters three times, twice in South America. They are the same filters and fuel pump. They fail randomly, the first I had about 20,000 miles on it, the second I had about 5,000. The third happened here in the US for no particular reason. The...
by jhalfhide
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Fuel filter
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Fuel filter

2013 SMT How often do you replace? I had some problems with the tank which eventually was replaced and coated internally by KTM. I was blocking up my filter every 6000 klms before the new tank. I’ve done 7.5k miles on my filter and have no issues. I have a spare under the seat but I’m leaving alone...
by jhalfhide
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Parts needed for tune up
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Parts needed for tune up

Did you need any O rings or valve cover gaskets. Stuff like that? :geek: No, I didn’t change any gaskets or o-rings, other than what normally comes in the oil filter Kit. Head gaskets we’re fine to reuse, just be carful with the front head if you plan on leaving the rad on (I did). Clearance is rea...
by jhalfhide
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Parts needed for tune up
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Parts needed for tune up

2013 990SMT I'm going to do a service myself. I've got a shim kit and crank holding tool, air filter, fuel filter, and spark plugs. What else should I order before I start? :geek: I’ve just finished my big service. You need a big (14mm) Allen key to crank the engine over to find TDC. Have you got f...
by jhalfhide
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: SMT: starting problems & where’s the starter relay?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: SMT: starting problems & where’s the starter relay?

Sounds like a reg/rec issue to me. Can you check the voltage on it?


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by jhalfhide
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Clutch /engine problem LC8
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Clutch /engine problem LC8

Crap. If chain and sprockets were done recently, was the manual followed with regards to chain slack? They run slacker than you’d think due to the suspension travel. If the fitter just went with what the norm is on other bikes, it could explain why it went tight.


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by jhalfhide
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Talking about calipers...
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Talking about calipers...

I’ve seen it done on Ducati Multistrada 1200s and their abs works the same way and it was fine. In this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiGDtdWJKeQ No, not on the video. It was a reasonably common upgrade on that bike as the brakes weren’t the greatest. SMT is a lot lighter so the brakes are...
by jhalfhide
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Talking about calipers...
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Talking about calipers...

Do you have abs on your smt? If so, I don’t think you can change calipers as abs is set up for the default ones. Yes, I have ABS. Abs works on pulses from the abs ring. Changing calipers won’t make a difference to the abs. I think the same. Anyone has done this performance? I’ve seen it done on Duc...
by jhalfhide
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Talking about calipers...
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Talking about calipers...

Abs works on pulses from the abs ring. Changing calipers won’t make a difference to the abs.


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by jhalfhide
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Is this a center stand for SMT?
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Is this a center stand for SMT?

Looks good to me. Pics all look right


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by jhalfhide
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Calsci Touring Windshield
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: Calsci Touring Windshield

And of course you get the option of an accessory bar on the Palmer so you can sit your nav right above the clocks.


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by jhalfhide
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: KTM 990 SMR Speedometer problem.
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: KTM 990 SMR Speedometer problem.

Is it my eyes or is that dash not the 2012 dash?!? You may have a non-ABS dash and the sensors are different. Buttons on the left of the dash should be rectangles. Looks like yours are circles and if I remember correctly, circles are the early dash.


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by jhalfhide
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Rottweiller fitting myself?
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Rottweiller fitting myself?

Thanks for the replies folks, sorry for my late reply, I've been ill. Sod it, I'll go for it, just hope Tune ECU is easy to use, as the last thing I want is a blown engine!! I don't know if the main dealer remapped it or not, didn't think to ask. It’s really easy to use, plenty of help on the inter...
by jhalfhide
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Rottweiller fitting myself?
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Rottweiller fitting myself?

Hi Robin, Easy enough to do yourself. I did it in no time and have also done my mates and I have no mechanic experience (but am a copier tech). With regards to mapping, you can do it yourself with a TUNEecu cable and a free map from the forum. It’s easy and there are plenty of instructions available...
by jhalfhide
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Pluging in SMT
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Pluging in SMT

You would need a cable. Just google KTM 990 TuneECU cable. It does also show fault codes and let you clear them


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by jhalfhide
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Pluging in SMT
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Pluging in SMT

I’ve seen it run on cheap android tablets. Not sure of the resolution on a phone


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by jhalfhide
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Pluging in SMT
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Pluging in SMT

TuneECU is free and runs on PC. Just buy the lonelec cable from ebay


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by jhalfhide
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Pointers for a SMT buyer
Replies: 16
Views: 966

Re: Pointers for a SMT buyer

Ok... let’s take these one by one... 1) These engines are pretty reliable. People have hit big miles on them. I purchased mine with 20,000 miles on the clock and have no worries. There are a couple of common things with this engine/model but all are cheap failures that can be self rectified. 2) comm...
by jhalfhide
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 990 Power Commander 5 & Tune ECU custom maps
Replies: 1973
Views: 259390

Re: 990 Power Commander 5 & Tune ECU custom maps

Losing the engine braking has made my cornering a lot better too. Less frantic corner entry, just smooth


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by jhalfhide
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 990 Power Commander 5 & Tune ECU custom maps
Replies: 1973
Views: 259390

Re: 990 Power Commander 5 & Tune ECU custom maps

Just loaded a hybrid of map #20 and akro map onto the bike. I did this in the graph view, using the compare feature. Then I richened everything 2k rpm and above by 2%. Thank you Kevin! The foam filter and map sound awesome. The front wheel wants to come off the ground easier when I crank the thrott...