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by bigred
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Cheap air box that works
Replies: 335
Views: 97404

Re: Cheap air box that works

I cleaned my ITG foam filter after 7000km, all was good. Used K&N cleaner and spray oil.
When I installed it I sprayed way too much oil on the filter, it was dripping down the frame for days after, d’oh!
This time I used less oil. :-)


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by bigred
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Which oil to use?
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Which oil to use?

Motorex 10/50 ain’t cheap but my 2013 SMT990 loves it.


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by bigred
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Hi from Sydney
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Hi from Sydney

Welcome.


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by bigred
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 990 Power Commander 5 & Tune ECU custom maps
Replies: 2024
Views: 374804

Re: 990 Power Commander 5 & Tune ECU custom maps

Finally got my 13 SMT dyno tuned a few weeks ago. All I can think since picking it up is, "Why did I wait so long?" On paper it was only a 4HP increase but the bike rides completely differently. Smoother throttle and more grunt. Previously there were sweet spots (about 6K in third in particular) whe...
by bigred
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: Jindy run 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Jindy run 2017

Healsville to Mansfield to Whitfield to Milawa to Bright to Tallangatta to Khancoban over Mt Koziuszko to Jindabyne - a very fine days riding
by bigred
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 990 Power Commander 5 & Tune ECU custom maps
Replies: 2024
Views: 374804

Re: 990 Power Commander 5 & Tune ECU custom maps

As mention on the first page of this thread if your in Europe or USA you will need to richen up my maps you guys run different fuel blends to what we run here in Australia. Every custom Dyno map that I have tested from the USA & Europe here in Australia are too rich on our fuels & have to lean them...
by bigred
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 990 Power Commander 5 & Tune ECU custom maps
Replies: 2024
Views: 374804

Re: 990 Power Commander 5 & Tune ECU custom maps

So, I just came back from the dyno, took about 3h to get it all sorted out. I had the #20map as a base and from there we started the modifying. Turned out that the #20 was very lean at lows and highs, the mid part was relatively okay. The dyno guru said that the bike really needed the fine tuning a...
by bigred
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 990 Power Commander 5 & Tune ECU custom maps
Replies: 2024
Views: 374804

Re: 990 Power Commander 5 & Tune ECU custom maps

Hello friends, greetings from Spain. This is the first time I post but I follow you a long time ago. I have owned a 990 SMR since October 2016. I have made several mods following the book of Kevx: 2nd flies removed. SAS removed and off EPC off O2 off Filter KN and filter KN fitted on top cover, sno...
by bigred
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Tire and sprocket replacements
Replies: 8
Views: 2170

Re: Tire and sprocket replacements

Dunlop sportmax Q3.- very happy.

16T front sprocket helps low speed smoothness

Look up Kevs smt modification thread


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by bigred
Wed May 31, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Service costs
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Re: Service costs

So, I found another KTM dealer in Melbourne who quoted $700-800. I then called Stevo's and put it to them - I was keen to use them as my local but I wouldn't swallow $400 extra for the privilege. After 5 min on hold they confirmed they could do the major for $800. Never hurts to ask ... Sent from my...
by bigred
Tue May 30, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Service costs
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Service costs

Thanks Gimlet and Thirdway. I've already found a place that will do it for $800 - now just need to check they know what they are doing when my comes to SMTs!


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by bigred
Fri May 26, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Service costs
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Service costs

I do so love my 13 SMT, which is a very good thing as I have just been quoted $1200 for a major (15K) service on the bike!
This is the from the local dealer in Melbourne, Peter Stevens.

What do you think, fair price?
by bigred
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: TuneECU Android or Windows? And where to get the cable and connector cable?
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

Re: TuneECU Android or Windows? And where to get the cable and connector cable?

Hi Scott I'm running tune ecu in an old win xp netbooks with no problems. I did have problems with the usb to obdc (16pin) cable. Having purchased one following a link from the tune ecu homepage I had many frustrating hours trying to get a driver to work - only to eventually discover the cable had t...
by bigred
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Leo Vince vs Wings
Replies: 10
Views: 3376

Leo Vince vs Wings

I'm really happy with the pipes after a month, and with the ITG filter and remap the bike is so much smoother.
I got the RC8 stack from KTM (Peter Stevens) for $12 - cheapest genuine part ever!


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by bigred
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 2010 - 990SMT - TuneEcu/SAS
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: 2010 - 990SMT - TuneEcu/SAS

Hi Riggsbie
I heartily recommend new pipes and retune.
If you search these forums you will find all you need to know about pipes, SAS and ecu mapping.
Good luck.


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by bigred
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Cheap air box that works
Replies: 335
Views: 97404

Re: Cheap air box that works

George is indeed selling the o rings with the plate. Mine arrived yesterday.


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by bigred
Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Leo Vince vs Wings
Replies: 10
Views: 3376

Re: Leo Vince vs Wings

So is it the Leo Vinces you've ordered? If so try them with the baffles in first. You have to pretty much take the cans apart to get them out and most people find they're plenty loud enough as they are, especially with a foam airbox. You'll obviously need a remap with a foam airbox but the Leo cans...
by bigred
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: Where've you been, show us a piccy.
Replies: 46
Views: 11131

Re: Where've you been, show us a piccy.

Snowy Mountains Hydro scheme then Lake Jindabyne
by bigred
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: Melbourne to Jindabyne and return - a weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 1395

Melbourne to Jindabyne and return - a weekend

1405.2km in 2 days
Healesville - Alexandra - Mansfield - Whitfield - Myrtleford - Happy Valley - Gondowring - Tallangatta - Granya - Tintaldra - Towong - Cabramurra - Adaminaby - Jindabyne

Day Two
Jindabyne - Thredbo - Khatoomba - Tallangatta - knackered so Wodonga then Hume home
by bigred
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Leo Vince vs Wings
Replies: 10
Views: 3376

Re: Leo Vince vs Wings

Pipes on, very happy with fit and quality. Getting the factory cans off was fun - bolts well rusted holding flange to cans.
Baffle out is loud, but not too loud. Seems just right to make it hard for traffic to not notice me and the bike pulls harder as well.