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Old 03-20-2012, 04:05 AM   #5041
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Almost done:)

During the past months:

- Oil change
- High fender
- Rally Risers
- 276C + mount + wiring
- Head bearings
- New lower triples
- Carb cleaning
- Fork skirts

Thanks for all the help you guys gave me!

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:24 AM   #5042
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Sumi, where did you get the countersprocket cover?

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Almost done:)

During the past months:

- Oil change
- High fender
- Rally Risers
- 276C + mount + wiring
- Head bearings
- New lower triples
- Carb cleaning
- Fork skirts

Thanks for all the help you guys gave me!

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:27 AM   #5043
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Sumi, where did you get the countersprocket cover?
It's an SE cover but it's also sold as a power part for the adventure.
I got mine from CJdesigns.

It looks like this http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-...-protector-kit
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:38 AM   #5044
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It's an SE cover but it's also sold as a power part for the adventure.
I got mine from CJdesigns.

It looks like this http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-...-protector-kit
Exactly:)

I got it from my KTM dealer.

6300309404430 FRAME PROTECTION SET BLACK

It also exists in orange.

Be advised, that this way the chain is "louder" as when running it in the closed sprocket cover, and also the chain lube will spread all around a littlebit more than with the stock one (but no drama).

Also note that it's not just the sprocket cover, but a frame protector aswell. It looks like this:

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Old 03-20-2012, 01:19 PM   #5045
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:51 PM   #5046
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Where to start?

I installed my CJ Designs basic water pump rebuild kit. The original bearings looked almost new at 13,000 miles. It was a good thing that I ordered the big clutch cover gasket from Munns Racing. The original one came off in pieces.

I did a oil system flush with the cheap stuff and a few caps of Sea foam. It did a great job of removing all the old sludge. I threw in a new oil filter, some fancy oil, and a new air filter to finish the job.

Next came a cooling system flush with dish soap and some vinegar to rid the system of any casting sand. The system looks pretty spotless now.

Third came my Dr. Beans fuel pump kit. I highly recommend it. Its cheap, easy to install, works great, and it only took 1 week to make it here to New Orleans.

Finally, I trimmed down the mudguard on my rear wheal while burping the cooling system. The guard had already eaten a .5" long x 1/8" wide x 1/16" deep groove in one side of the swing arm. I'm glad I caught it early.

Tomorrow I will install a new Shorai 18amp battery and a Evoluzione clutch slave.

Thanks for all the help. Its cost a small fortune but soon I think I'll have a pretty bullet proof setup.

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Old 03-20-2012, 04:08 PM   #5047
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Tubeless Discovery

This morning, I decided to (finally) get around to doing my very first tire change ever...going from the stock Pirelli Scorpions with just over 1,000 miles on them to a set of Heidenau K60 Scouts. Figured I'd tackle the most-difficult part first: the rear.

Wheel came off like a breeze and the trick of using the side stand to break the bead worked like a charm.




I was so focused on getting the Scorpion off the wheel without scratching the living shit out of my rim that it took me a few minutes to realize something was missing...



THE TUBE!

I discovered that I am the proud owner of a tubeless rear wheel on my 2009 990 Adventure. Left a message for the PO to see if he did this conversion or if he got it from the dealer this way. I haven't heard back from him yet, but It's obviously a well-done seal job on the spokes, since I put more than 500 miles on it without even KNOWING it was tubeless and have never had any pressure loss issues.

Everything went relatively smoothly putting the Heidenau on the wheel... except for that last 6 freaking inches! What a PITA!



Of course I buggered about a 1/2" of the new bead and was sweating till I heard that, "ping, ping, ping" on inflation. I'm a bit paranoid about it, so I put in 40lbs and am gonna let it sit overnight to see if it holds pressure.



Damn, I hope it holds... would HATE to have to shove a tube into a wheel already converted to tubeless... just because I fucked up a tiny part of the bead.

All in all, I like the tread pattern on this tire, but the jury's out till I ride it and see how it feels.

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Old 03-20-2012, 04:34 PM   #5048
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:38 PM   #5049
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Like all that soap? Figured I'd bathe the tire and wheel while I was at it

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Old 03-20-2012, 04:46 PM   #5050
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I was so focused on getting the Scorpion off the wheel without scratching the living shit out of my rim that it took me a few minutes to realize something was missing...
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THE TUBE!

I discovered that I am the proud owner of a tubeless rear wheel....
You must lead a charmed life.

I want to know how you did not make this discovery fifty miles from the nearest plug kit, standing in the woods, looking at your patch kit clutched in your now bloodied fingers?
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:52 PM   #5051
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Like all that soap? Figured I'd bath the tire and wheel while I was at it
Wow! Save yourself the mess, and just give it a squirt or two right at the very end, if required at all. Congrats on your first install though. You have the right bike to learn how to change tires. I seem to be changing tires every few weeks, winter and summer. It does get easier.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:54 PM   #5052
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You must lead a charmed life.

I want to know how you did not make this discovery fifty miles from the nearest plug kit, standing in the woods, looking at your patch kit clutched in your now bloodied fingers?

I'm a lucky idiot because I've been riding around with my Slime pump AND a plug kit (left-over from my last bike), but no spare tubes or patches... knowing full well that the plug kit was just taking up space and wouldn't do me a damned bit of good with tubed tires. At least now I know the space that the plug kit was taking up wasn't wasted after all.

Once I know the rear is holding pressure, I'll put it back on the bike and then tackle the front change. Let's see what surprised THAT rim holds. I'm pretty sure it has a tube...
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:13 PM   #5053
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I'm a lucky idiot because I've been riding around with my Slime pump AND a plug kit (left-over from my last bike), but no spare tubes or patches... knowing full well that the plug kit was just taking up space and wouldn't do me a damned bit of good with tubed tires. At least now I know the space that the plug kit was taking up wasn't wasted after all.

Once I know the rear is holding pressure, I'll put it back on the bike and then tackle the front change. Let's see what surprised THAT rim holds. I'm pretty sure it has a tube...
That's pretty cool!
I'm not that lucky. I had to do mine on both sets!
I hope your front isn't sealed though. It doesn't work too well in case of a flat.
Fwiw, 40psi isn't a bad pressure to run for the k60 for most applications. Add another 10psi in it to increase the leak time (if there is one).

I use wd40 or dish soap in very small quantity and it slips right in. What tire irons are you using?
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:24 PM   #5054
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Did an oil/filter change. Man that drain hose makes it easy and no mess at all.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:26 PM   #5055
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I'm a lucky idiot because I've been riding around with my Slime pump AND a plug kit (left-over from my last bike), but no spare tubes or patches... knowing full well that the plug kit was just taking up space and wouldn't do me a damned bit of good with tubed tires. At least now I know the space that the plug kit was taking up wasn't wasted after all.

Once I know the rear is holding pressure, I'll put it back on the bike and then tackle the front change. Let's see what surprised THAT rim holds. I'm pretty sure it has a tube...
You should be able to tell by looking at the valve stem.
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