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Builder Mike

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    2012 - 990 oil level

    That might a 2010 thing. The manual says 6 bars, which on the 2010 is about half way on the temp gauge. The manual also says operating temp. Basically, get it hot.
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    990 Adventure VS 990 Supermoto engine

    So I recently destroyed my 2010 KTM 990 adventure engine (at least a cylinder and head) and it was easier to buy a new very low milage 2010 990 Supermoto engine to replace it with. I did a bunch of homework and verified the gearing is the same, the fit is correct, etc. Couple of differences I came across and I am wondering if anyone knows why. 1. The spark plugs are different size/model. Yes I even googled it, the SMT does takes a different plug. Why? 2. The front valve cover on the adventure has 2 oil lines connected to it, the SMT has 1. Again, why? I'm pretty sure I will take the adventure valve cover and put it on the SMT so I don't have to drill holes to customize it.
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    2012 - 990 oil level

    My 990 manual says run till 6 bars when hot and check it while on the center stand. The oil expands a lot when hot, and if you forget the bit about the center stand you can overfill it by at least a half quart.
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